Re: "The Best of I Love Lucy" (14 episodes, on 2-discs)

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Wiseguy

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Jun 21, 2011, 7:18:33 PM6/21/11
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"News" <m...@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
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> http://www.sitcomsonline.com/ilovelucythebestofilovelucydvdreview.html
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> Info:
>
> DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011 (CBS Home Entertainment)
> B&W / 1952-1956
> MSRP: $14.99
> Packaging: Dual DVD Case
> Number of Discs: 2
> Number of Episodes: 14
> Running Time: 361 minutes
> Runtime of Special Features: N/A
> Audio: English mono; Spanish mono (most episodes)
> Subtitles and Captions: Closed-captioned; Spanish subtitles
> Special Features: None
>
>
> Introduction:
>
> Get ready to love Lucy one more time with The Best of I Love Lucy! The
> two-disc set, available exclusively at Target for now, contains
> fourteen of the best episodes of the queen of comedy in her original
> series. Lucille Ball would celebrate her 100th birthday on August 6th,
> and the series I Love Lucy celebrates its own 60th anniversary later
> this year; this set is a testament to how this series and Lucille
> Ball's legacy has stood the test of time! From Vitameatavegimen to
> grape stomping to working at a chocolate factory, this set contains
> episodes that most fans will agree were "the best."
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
-
> ---------
>
> Episodes:
>
> The set contains 14 episodes that, by and large, I think most fans
> would agree were the best of the series. It begins with "The Ballet,"
> one of many episodes where Lucy will go to any extreme to be in
> Ricky's show. Lucy buys a walk-in meat locker in "The Freezer," and
> anything that could possibly go wrong, well, goes wrong. In "Lucy Does
> a TV Commercial," Lucy gets a job promoting a supplement, and many,
> many takes later, one of the ingredients in the supplement begins to
> hit her like a ton of bricks. Lucy and Ethel trade places with Ricky
> and Fred in "Job Switching," where the girls take a job in a chocolate
> factory and the boys become homemakers. A little one is on the way in
> "Lucy is Enceinte," but will Ricky ever give Lucy a chance to tell
> him? The big day for Little Ricky's birth arrives in "Lucy Goes to the
> Hospital." In "L.A. at Last," Lucy gets star struck at the Brown
> Derby... and it all turns right around on her later!
>
> In "Lucy Gets in Pictures," Lucy might just be the star she has always
> wanted to be... but the headdress that she has to wear causes some
> major problems. Lucy tries to impress Caroline Appleby when she visits
> in "Harpo Marx" by impersonating Harpo Marx, but what'll happen when
> the real Harpo Marx shows up? The Ricardos leave Los Angeles to go
> back to New York in "The Great Train Robbery," that is if they can
> make it back without Lucy pulling the emergency brake cord every few
> minutes. The Ricardos are headed to Europe in "Bon Voyage," but when
> Lucy rushes down to kiss Little Ricky goodbye, it could just be Ricky
> and the Mertzes going to Europe! Lucy gets carted off to jail after
> passing counterfeit money in "Paris at Last." In "Lucy Gets a Paris
> Gown," Lucy goes on a hunger strike to get the dress that she wants,
> and it seems to work, that is until Ricky discovers she was cheating
> on her hunger strike. In "Lucy's Italian Movie," Lucy goes grape
> stomping, but really, the grapes end up stomping her!
>
> The episodes appear to be unedited, with runtimes as follows:
>
> Disc 1:
> "The Ballet" (26:50)
> "The Freezer" (24:31)

Hmmm, that seems suspiciously short.


> "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (25:09)
> "Job Switching" (25:16)
> "Lucy is Enceinte" (25:46)
> "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" (26:15)
> "L.A. at Last" (25:47)
>
> Disc 2:
> "Lucy Gets in Pictures" (26:00)
> "Harpo Marx" (26:21)
> "The Great Train Robbery" (26:06)
> "Bon Voyage" (25:53)
> "Paris at Last" (26:14)
> "Lucy Gets a Paris Gown" (26:25)
> "Lucy's Italian Movie" (25:45)
>
>

Daryl

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Jun 21, 2011, 10:01:11 PM6/21/11
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Some were shorter than others because the opening credits are
removed. The Shows went public domain but the music didn't. So
they remove parts of the beginnings to not be in violation of the
copyright laws. Most fo these are downloaded for free on the net
and then them burn them to a DVD and charge for them.


>
>
>> "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (25:09)
>> "Job Switching" (25:16)
>> "Lucy is Enceinte" (25:46)
>> "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" (26:15)
>> "L.A. at Last" (25:47)
>>
>> Disc 2:
>> "Lucy Gets in Pictures" (26:00)
>> "Harpo Marx" (26:21)
>> "The Great Train Robbery" (26:06)
>> "Bon Voyage" (25:53)
>> "Paris at Last" (26:14)
>> "Lucy Gets a Paris Gown" (26:25)
>> "Lucy's Italian Movie" (25:45)
>>
>>


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Wiseguy

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Jun 21, 2011, 11:25:43 PM6/21/11
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Daryl <dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote in news:itrida$lfg$1@dont-
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> On 6/21/2011 5:18 PM, Wiseguy wrote:
>> "News"<m...@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
>> news:DKudnXnvwKeXtJ3T...@earthlink.com:
>>
>>> x-no-archive: yes
>>>
>>>
http://www.sitcomsonline.com/ilovelucythebestofilovelucydvdreview.html
>>>
>>>

>>> Introduction:
>>>
>>> Get ready to love Lucy one more time with The Best of I Love Lucy!
The
>>> two-disc set, available exclusively at Target for now, contains
>>> fourteen of the best episodes of the queen of comedy in her original
>>> series. Lucille Ball would celebrate her 100th birthday on August
6th,
>>> and the series I Love Lucy celebrates its own 60th anniversary later
>>> this year; this set is a testament to how this series and Lucille
>>> Ball's legacy has stood the test of time! From Vitameatavegimen to
>>> grape stomping to working at a chocolate factory, this set contains
>>> episodes that most fans will agree were "the best."
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> -
>>> ---------
>>>
>>> Episodes:
>>>
>>>

>>> The episodes appear to be unedited, with runtimes as follows:
>>>
>>> Disc 1:
>>> "The Ballet" (26:50)
>>> "The Freezer" (24:31)
>>
>> Hmmm, that seems suspiciously short.
>
> Some were shorter than others because the opening credits are
> removed. The Shows went public domain but the music didn't. So
> they remove parts of the beginnings to not be in violation of the
> copyright laws. Most fo these are downloaded for free on the net
> and then them burn them to a DVD and charge for them.
>
>

Enough to make a two-minute and 19 sec. difference between The Ballet
and The Freezer?

Daryl

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Jun 22, 2011, 3:49:33 AM6/22/11
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Sometimes, yes. Other times just sloppy conversion. Or it could
have been recorded from a modern TV segment where they will
intentionally shorten it up to make room for more commercials.

>>>
>>>
>>>> "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (25:09)
>>>> "Job Switching" (25:16)
>>>> "Lucy is Enceinte" (25:46)
>>>> "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" (26:15)
>>>> "L.A. at Last" (25:47)
>>>>
>>>> Disc 2:
>>>> "Lucy Gets in Pictures" (26:00)
>>>> "Harpo Marx" (26:21)
>>>> "The Great Train Robbery" (26:06)
>>>> "Bon Voyage" (25:53)
>>>> "Paris at Last" (26:14)
>>>> "Lucy Gets a Paris Gown" (26:25)
>>>> "Lucy's Italian Movie" (25:45)
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>


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Wiseguy

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Jun 22, 2011, 11:50:14 AM6/22/11
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Daryl <dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote in news:its6qh$o3b$2@dont-
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Then it's not unedited.

Daryl

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Jun 22, 2011, 3:04:36 PM6/22/11
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On 6/22/2011 9:50 AM, Wiseguy wrote:
> Daryl<dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote in news:its6qh$o3b$2@dont-

There isn't much from the 1946 to the 1954 period that hasn't
been edited. Regardless of where it was taken from, if it was
shown after a certain time, it was edited to make room for more
commercials. And the later shown, the more time will be needed.

A few never made it that far to be reshown over and over. They
went from celluloid to electronic before the celluloid became
unusable. When you see a program that is 29 minutes 30 seconds
it will have internal commercials done as part of the show and
story line. That leaves 15 seconds for one commercial and a TV
Station ID. The following is a good example of not being edited
for recent TV.


http://tvmoviesforfree.com/mel/burns-and-allen/the-george-burns-and-gracie-allen-show-video_3c747fb40.html

Meanwhile, I love Lucy has been edited for recent TV. They are
normally 23 min 30 seconds instead of the original close to 29
minutes. They have cut the intro to a few seconds and snipped
other places as well. Case in point.
http://tvmoviesforfree.com/mel/i-love-lucy/be-a-pal-video_0f3541c35.html

I remember I Love Lucy the first time around and it had quite a
long intro. It's not there anymore. But not enough to account
for the rest of the missing time.

Wiseguy

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Jun 22, 2011, 4:58:42 PM6/22/11
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Daryl <dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote in
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I think you're missing the point. I don't need an explanation of why
episodes are edited to add commercials or how early live programs had
internal commericals, etc.

The point is if you're buying episodes on some medium such as VHS or DVD
you expect them to be uncut. Perhaps not with the original opening but
at least containing all action and dialogue. As such, most episodes
willm be of uniform length. And customers have every right to complain
and/or not buy any product that has obviously edited episodes.

Daryl

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Jun 22, 2011, 5:44:01 PM6/22/11
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Oh, I agree with you. It just took you a bit longer than I had
hoped to move the spider webs out of the way so I could see your
point.

I have a very hard problem with buying public domain for some of
the prices they want. Shoot, you can burn them yourself and save
the 7 to 55 bucks. But, like them, you may not have the unedited
version. I like to dig up those old ones and put them on my
site. But sometimes, the original just isn't to be had by anyone.

Everyone is welcome to download off my site and make their own
DVDs.

Wiseguy

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Jun 22, 2011, 7:56:18 PM6/22/11
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Daryl <dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote in news:ittnn4$983$1@dont-
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Sorry, I thought you had enough intelligence to figure out what a 10-
year old could.

Daryl

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Jun 22, 2011, 8:37:40 PM6/22/11
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On 6/22/2011 5:56 PM, Wiseguy wrote:
> Daryl<dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote in news:ittnn4$983$1@dont-

You do realize this has reached it's lowest form of discussion.
Wonder which of us will bring up the name of a 1933 to 1945
European Leader. That would just about do it.

>
>
>> I have a very hard problem with buying public domain for some of
>> the prices they want. Shoot, you can burn them yourself and save
>> the 7 to 55 bucks. But, like them, you may not have the unedited
>> version. I like to dig up those old ones and put them on my
>> site. But sometimes, the original just isn't to be had by anyone.
>>
>> Everyone is welcome to download off my site and make their own
>> DVDs.
>>
>

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Wiseguy

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"News" <m...@sbcglobal.net> wrote in
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> "Daryl" <dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote in message
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> Stalin?
> Mussolini? [1925-43]
> Some short guy with a funny mustache from Austria?


>
>>>> I have a very hard problem with buying public domain for some of
>>>> the prices they want. Shoot, you can burn them yourself and save
>>>> the 7 to 55 bucks. But, like them, you may not have the unedited
>>>> version. I like to dig up those old ones and put them on my
>>>> site. But sometimes, the original just isn't to be had by anyone.
>>>>
>>>> Everyone is welcome to download off my site and make their own
>>>> DVDs.
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> http://tvmoviesforfree.com
>> for free movies and Nostalgic TV. Tons of Military shows and
programs.
>
>

He's the one who accused me of having spider webs in the way of my point
when I made my point in my first post. The episode was edited.
He then proceeded to EXPLAIN to me that episodes were edited to add more
commercials and how early live programs had internal commercials.
Totally irrelevant and already known by all. So I had to use grade-
school logic so he could understand my original point. THE EPISODE WAS
EDITED. And no one wants to buy that.

Daryl

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Jun 28, 2011, 6:40:32 AM6/28/11
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You are so superior, aren't you. Pay for it then.

Daryl

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Jun 28, 2011, 6:41:28 AM6/28/11
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On 6/27/2011 7:48 PM, News wrote:
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>
> "Daryl" <dh...@nospami70west3.com> wrote in message
> news:itu1sn$avg$1...@dont-email.me...
> Stalin?
> Mussolini? [1925-43]
> Some short guy with a funny mustache from Austria?

Well, you almost made it to the lowest. Guess we didn't quite
make it to the end :)

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