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All In The Family - Season 1

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The groundbreaking 1970s TV show All in the Family, starring Carroll O'Connor as the irascible Archie Bunker, finally makes its way onto DVD care of Columbia. Included on this three-disc set are the original 13 episodes from the first season in 1970. Each of these episodes are presented in 1.33:1 full frame. Unfortunately, due to the age and source materials, each of these episodes display a lot of faded colors, dirt, grain, and scratches. Watching each of these 13 episodes is the equivalent of watching them on ...
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The groundbreaking 1970s TV show All in the Family, starring Carroll O'Connor as the irascible Archie Bunker, finally makes its way onto DVD care of Columbia. Included on this three-disc set are the original 13 episodes from the first season in 1970. Each of these episodes are presented in 1.33:1 full frame. Unfortunately, due to the age and source materials, each of these episodes display a lot of faded colors, dirt, grain, and scratches. Watching each of these 13 episodes is the equivalent of watching them on TV back in 1970. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital Mono and sounds very lifeless and flat. However, since this is TV from the early '70s, this can be forgiven. Some distortion is heard in a few spots, though overall the bulk of the soundtrack is free of any excessive hiss or imperfections. Fans of the series will be sorely disappointed to find not one single extra feature on any of these discs. This is a real shame due to the fact that All in the Family was a truly historical TV series. This DVD set is worth the money for hardcore fans, but anyone else might want to take a pass.
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Special Features

Three-disc set contains complete first season; Audio: English (mono); Subtitles: English, Spanish; Episode selections; Interactive menus
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jeffrey Iorio
Love him or hate him, it is hard to overestimate Archie Bunker’s importance in television history. Once All in the Family began receiving critical acclaim -- which is to say, almost immediately -- the family at 704 Hauser Street in Queens, New York, quickly became a comedic juggernaut. After earning an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for its 1971 debut season, All in the Family became the highest-rated show on TV, a spot it held for five consecutive years. Not all critics swooned over the show -- in fact, Life magazine critic John Leonard called it "wretched." However, guided by executive producer Norman Lear’s vision, the series consistently pushed the envelope of what was acceptable on TV. During the show’s nine-year run, Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, and Sally Struthers all earned Emmys for their performances. This fact is especially interesting when considered in the context of this first-season collection, as Reiner and Struthers clearly seem to be feeling out their roles under the protective umbrella of O'Connor and Stapleton's brilliance. Perhaps more than any show before or since, All in the Family revolutionized our view of TV as a social forum, confronting issues from racism to homosexuality to women’s liberation week after week. A midseason replacement based on the British hit Till Death Us Do Part, All in the Family's first season ran for 13 episodes, all included here, complete with the original codas that were stripped out from its syndication runs. Landmark episodes include "Gloria Discovers Women's Lib," the homophobia-themed "Judging Books by Covers," and "Lionel Moves into the Neighborhood," wherein Archie's racist paranoia reaches hilarious fever pitch. "The First and Last Supper," which closes the season and introduces Isabel Sanford in the Louise Jefferson role, ranks among the show's all-time funniest episodes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • UPC: 043396082076
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Mono
  • Sound: monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:46:00
  • Format: DVD

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Side #1 -- Disc One
   Choose Episode
      Meet the Bunkers
      Writing the President
      Oh, My Aching Back
      Judging Books by Covers
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish/Español
      Subtitles Off
Side #2 -- Disc Two
   Choose Episode
      Archie Gives Blood
      Gloria's Pregnancy
      Mike's Hippie Friends Come to Visit
      Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish/Español
      Subtitles Off
Side #3 -- Disc Three
   Choose Episode
      Edith Has Jury Duty
      Archie Is Worried About His Job
      Gloria Discovers Women's Lib
      Success Story
      The First and Last Supper
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish/Español
      Subtitles Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    It is every emotion possible

    I grew up with this series. It was great because it gave me an understanding of the uneducated people in the world and helped me to form my own opinions on issues that have been and will always be existant. Every emotion comes out when watching it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great classic show!

    I loved All in the Family when I was growing up. It introduced us to so many different aspects of life that is now finally on DVD. The only reason why i didn't give it 5 stars is because of the picture and sound quality. You'd think that when they released it on DVD, they would've digitally remastered the picture and sound. Anyway, it's a must have for any fan!

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