Fame: Complete First Season

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Overview

This four-platter, 16-episode package assembles all of the shows from the series' first year, when Fame, based on the 1980 Alan Parker-directed movie, was a network program (shown on NBC). Looking at the packaging, one is reminded how obnoxious most of the characters (especially the kids) on this series originally were during the network run of the show -- it isn't so much the portrayals, as just the sheer silliness of some of the "drama" and the almost over-the-top acting on the part of most of the cast. Not ...
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Overview

This four-platter, 16-episode package assembles all of the shows from the series' first year, when Fame, based on the 1980 Alan Parker-directed movie, was a network program (shown on NBC). Looking at the packaging, one is reminded how obnoxious most of the characters (especially the kids) on this series originally were during the network run of the show -- it isn't so much the portrayals, as just the sheer silliness of some of the "drama" and the almost over-the-top acting on the part of most of the cast. Not that the casting was bad -- everyone on the show was talented -- but once one got past the weaknesses in the writing, and the late Gene Anthony Ray, and Debbie Allen and the late Albert Hague (playing a stereotype), the best things about the show were the production numbers (even if they were too good by half for what they were supposed to be) and the occasional guest star. The DVD set presents each episode in full-screen (1.33:1) and intact, apart from "Come One, Come All, which has had some of its music altered (because what was used couldn't be licensed for the home-video format). The picture quality is excellent and the sound has been mastered full and loud, which gives a good impact to the music (including the title-theme) on speakers. Each show gets six chapters that correspond with the segmenting for credits and commercial breaks, and the discs each contain four or five shows, except for the last platter, which has two episodes. Each disc opens to a simple menu that's easy to select from automatically on start-up.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2005
  • UPC: 027616124265
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Repackaged / Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 12:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 42,502

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Disc #1 -- Fame: The Complete First Season: Episodes 1-5
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      Metamorphosis
      Passing Grade
      Tomorrow's Farewell
      Alone In A Crowd
   English Subtitles
   French Subtitles
   Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- Fame: The Complete First Season: Episodes 6-10
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      To Soar & Never Falter
      The Sell Out
      The Strike
      Street Kid
   English Subtitles
   French Subtitles
   Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- Fame: The Complete First Season: Episodes 11-14
   Play All Episodes
   Episode Selection
      But Seriously Folks
      Come One, Come All
      The Crazies
      Exposé
   English Subtitles
   French Subtitles
   Subtitles: Off
Disc #4 -- Fame: The Complete First Season: Episodes 15-16
   Play All Episode
   Episode Selection
      A Musical Bridge
      A Big Finish
      Reunions
      A Special Place
   Previews
      80s Hits
      Best Of The 80s
      Camp
      Christmas With The Kranks
      The Partridge Family
   English Subtitles
   French Subtitles
   Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful TV Show

    Since I rarely watch TV, even when i was younger I wasn't big on watching TV, the fact that this show sucked me in and kept me watching is amazing in and of itself. I thoroughly enjoyed this when it was on TV, and I wish so much they would just release the rest of the series on DVD so i can watch it all again. My young daughter even enjoys watching it with me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bring on the remaining seasons!!

    Fun, refreshing, nostalgic, energenic and I can watch it with my middle schoolers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHEN WILL ALL OF THE SEASON BE COMPLETED

    Enjoyable first season.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved this!!

    I really enjoyed this series. My mother used to watch it as a child and some of my older friends (unfortunately I wasn't born 'till the 90's, a couple years after the final season). It's definately something that I love to watch. The music's so upbeat and the characters are very believable. Many times, I can relate to something they're going through and I can't wait to watch more. I love being able to share something with my mother, for once! I can't wait to find Season 2!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where is Season #2?

    It was great reliving a TV series that I loved as a child. The old songs came right back to me. I LOVED it, but here we are several months later and no season 2!! How unfair to tease us with season 1 and then stop releasing the series. :-(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome!!

    I can't wait for Season 2 to come out!!!

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