M*A*S*H – Martinis and Medicine Complete Collection – Ultimate Collection

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It’s great in every aspect except the language. So far on three separate episodes within the first 4 seasons they start in a different language. Even if you select English. So you have to go through the language options to see which one is English which is French and which is Spanish because the language menu is wrong. Says English plays in french. Says French plays in Spanish. Says Spanish plays in english. Other than that we love it.- Rj.K

Excellent anthology of the series. I have already watched the series through twice since receiving it. LOVE seeing all of the minutes of each episode that have been cut from syndication for years. Only a couple have made a real difference to the story, but I like getting more MASH this way. And without commerical interruption is wonderful of course.

There are lots of comments elsewhere about the packaging. I found it fine myself. I have been able to handle all of the discs without any scratching on the heavy paperstock packaging. Actually, over the years, I have scratched more discs on the center posts of plastic cases by having the disc slide a little bit before settling in. So in some ways, I like this booklet style packaging better for a big set of discs.

The outer box is a great display piece as well.

One very minor criticism is on the design of the menus of a couple of seasons. Every episode of MASH begins wih the theme/credits. Through at least season five, you can skip the first chapter as you start the episode which skips only the opening credits. Somewhere about Season 6 (I think) the first chapter of the episodes is the opening credits AND a couple of minutes of the show. Which means if you skip chapter 1 as you could do all along, you miss a little bit of the episode and have to back up (or just FF through the credits and manually stop). This is true for 2-3 seasons and then it is back to the way it was done in the first five.
Very minor gripe I know. But still something I could wish would be a little different. I guess the difference is because each season was worked on individully for DVD release and there were different folks making those decisions along the way.

There is one episode along the way that is the syndicated version because the original, full length episode was not available anymore. So the episode is cut and it does not have the clarity of the rest of the remastered series. But again, out of 251 episodes of a series that is now over 40 years old, not bad really.

-Rex Bittle

DVD Wholesale Main Features :   

Actors: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Gary Burghoff, Larry Linville
Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 36
Rated: NR – Not Rated
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
Run Time: 6695 minutes

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