M*A*S*H: Complete Season One
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M*A*S*H: Complete Season One

Director: Bruce Bilson, Don Weis, E.W. Swackhamer, Earl Bellamy

Cast: Bruce Bilson, Don Weis, E.W. Swackhamer, Earl Bellamy

     
 
The classic 1970s TV series M*A*S*H comes to DVD in a three-disc set titled M*A*S*H: Season One. Each of these episodes are presented in their original 1.33:1 full frame aspect ratio and look to be in the best shape they've ever been. While there are some inherent flaws in the image (Including some dirt and washed out colors), overall these episodes will

Overview

The classic 1970s TV series M*A*S*H comes to DVD in a three-disc set titled M*A*S*H: Season One. Each of these episodes are presented in their original 1.33:1 full frame aspect ratio and look to be in the best shape they've ever been. While there are some inherent flaws in the image (Including some dirt and washed out colors), overall these episodes will surpass viewer's expectations because of their dark black levels and bright color patterns. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 1.0 mono in English (with an optional laugh track) and French. The soundtrack is not quite as enticing as the video presentation -- while the mix is generally clear of most excessive hiss or distortion, overall the track often sounds flat with dynamic range lacking. Also included on these discs are English and Spanish subtitles. Fans will need a doctor themselves after they find out that this popular TV show's DVD set is completely void of any extra features.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - R.J. Wafer
M*A*S*H, spun from Robert Altman's Academy Award-winning film, proved a rare, record-breaking exception to the rule that television series based on hit films are doomed to failure. Even without Altman or the original film's cast (with one exception), it became one of the longest running and most beloved programs in TV history. Picking up on the film's mix of contempt for militarism and compassion for the military, it continues the misadventures of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the Korean War. Writer Larry Gelbart, who developed the series for TV and wrote several episodes, already had such classics as Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour on his résumé. In the beginning, the characters remain somewhat familiar: Portraying the ringleaders of the Swamp are Alan Alda in Donald Sutherland's role as Hawkeye Pierce and Wayne Rogers assuming Elliott Gould's position as Trapper John. The ensemble includes Loretta Swits' "Hot Lips" Houlihan and Larry Linville as Major Frank Burns (Hawkeye and Trapper's reliable foils), William Christopher's earnest Father Mulcahy, McLean Stevenson's leisure-loving Lt. Col. Henry Blake, and Gary Burghoff (the lone holdover from the film) as Corporal Radar O'Reilly. In one of the more curious departures in prime-time history, Timothy Brown's "Spearchucker" Jones character disappears after the fifth episode. Meanwhile, Jamie Farr's clownish Corporal Klinger, who shows up in the fourth episode, proved popular enough to endure through the show's entire run. Klinger also became one of the show's more controversial characters, both for his Catch-22-like attempts to be declared insane and for his egregious taste in women's clothing. A sampling of the highlights from the rookie year include "Yankee Doodle Doctor," which features Alda smiting military protocol in Groucho Marx drag; "To Market, to Market," guest-starring Jack Soo as a Korean black marketer; and "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet," in which a soldier's death spurs Hawkeye to send an underage recruit (Ron Howard) home. Gelbart wrote several bang-up episodes along with Laurence Marks (Hogan's Heroes), walking the thin line between spirited irreverence and genuine disrespect and crossing it occasionally when the opportunity arose for a really big laugh. As the war in Vietnam came to a close, M*A*S*H's success only escalated, with unending Emmy recognition beginning in 1974 and the introduction of the memorable characters Captain B. J. Hunnicut (Mike Farrell) and Colonel Potter (Harry Morgan) in 1975.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2002
UPC:
0024543006169
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
10:12:00

Special Features

Full-frame format [aspect ratio 1.33:1]; Optional laugh track; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Audio: English mono, French mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Alda Actor,Hawkeye
Loretta Swit Actor,Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Wayne Rogers Trapper John
Jamie Farr Actor
McLean Stevenson Lt. Col. Henry Blake,Actor
Gary Burghoff Radar O'Reilly
Larry Linville Maj. Frank Burns
Tim Jones Spearchucker

Technical Credits
Bruce Bilson Director
Don Weis Director
E.W. Swackhamer Director
Earl Bellamy Director
Gene Reynolds Director
Hy Averback Director
John Cooper Director
James Sheldon Director
Larry Gelbart Director
Lee Philips Director
Michael O'Herlihy Director
Terry Becker Director
William Wiard Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Korea, 1950/Main Titles [:57]
2. Conduct Unbecoming [1:38]
3. Ho-Jon's Big Chance [3:33]
4. Asking for Favors [2:40]
5. Problems With Frank [2:30]
6. Where's Frank? [4:20]
7. The Raffle [3:01]
8. Under Arrest [1:45]
9. Screw-Ups in Reverse [2:10]
10. Cast/End Titles [1:42]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:48]
2. Black Market Blues [5:47]
3. Charlie Lee [3:37]
4. A Deal for a Desk [1:07]
5. "General" Lee [3:49]
6. The Desknappers [2:37]
7. Locked In [1:19]
8. The Disappearing Desk [3:33]
9. The Payoff [1:18]
10. End Titles [:59]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:47]
2. The Semi-Nude Nurse [4:36]
3. Transferred [:53]
4. Henry's Deal [5:03]
5. Trapper in Training [2:35]
6. The General's Fighter [2:04]
7. The Ethereal Approach [2:25]
8. The Big Fight [4:26]
9. A No-Punch Knockout [2:07]
10. End Titles [:30]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:48]
2. Frank's Form Letters [2:42]
3. Pressing Charges [3:27]
4. The New Chief Surgeon [2:32]
5. Hail to the Chief [4:22]
6. Deep Trouble [3:55]
7. Everybody's Crazy [3:06]
8. Hawkeye in Action [3:27]
9. The Better Surgeon [:37]
10. End Titles [:30]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:49]
2. Young Hi [1:57]
3. The Sergeant's Moose [3:33]
4. The Captain's Lecture [2:10]
5. Gambling for Moose [1:56]
6. A New Home [3:11]
7. Trouble [3:15]
8. Young Hi's Brother [4:17]
9. A Letter [2:59]
10. End Titles [:47]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:47]
2. A Documentary [:09]
3. A Star [1:56]
4. Fixing the Movie [5:33]
5. Accused [3:39]
6. Negotiation [1:58]
7. A New Shoot [1:31]
8. The Screening [:55]
9. The Yankee Doodle Doctor [6:40]
10. End Titles [:47]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [1:08]
2. Fatigued Doctors [2:01]
3. The Well Ran Dry [1:17]
4. R & R [:53]
5. Hawkeye Cracks [5:29]
6. Psych Exam [4:40]
7. Meeting With Captain Sherman [2:10]
8. Tests [6:27]
9. Thwarted Again [:51]
10. End Titles [:30]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:49]
2. The Cowboy [:15]
3. On the Links [6:35]
4. Jeep Attack [:23]
5. Boom! [2:10]
6. The Marked Man [2:50]
7. The Cowboy's Obsession [3:18]
8. A Dear John Letter [3:58]
9. Happy Ending [:40]
10. End Titles [:36]
Side #2 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:48]
2. A Citation of Merit [4:48]
3. Goodbye, Henry [2:18]
4. The New Boss [:15]
5. He's Got to Go [4:15]
6. Help From Henry [2:37]
7. Radar's "Problem" [:15]
8. Henry Takes Over [2:19]
9. Back in Command [3:48]
10. End Titles [2:37]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:50]
2. Winning [1:34]
3. Stealing [5:03]
4. Tent Search [1:03]
5. Court Martial? [3:23]
6. Surveillance [1:36]
7. A Trap [4:20]
8. A Bribe [2:29]
9. A Parable [2:29]
10. End Titles [1:46]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:49]
2. The Patient Problem [3:17]
3. A New Roommate [2:05]
4. Frank's Donation [3:28]
5. Jaundice Juice [2:44]
6. A Beer With the Boys [4:08]
7. No Hot Lips [4:40]
8. Frank's Condition [2:10]
9. The Test Results [1:34]
10. End Titles [:30]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:48]
2. A Letter Home [1:52]
3. Christmas in Korea [2:12]
4. The Monthly Lecture [4:30]
5. Trapper's Private Practice [1:05]
6. The Peacemaker [4:08]
7. Some Enchanted Evening [5:07]
8. Doctor Claus [4:23]
9. Merry Christmas [:48]
10. End Titles [:29]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:48]
2. A Surprise Party [3:09]
3. A Guy for Eddie [2:25]
4. Cutler's Conspiracy [1:12]
5. Eddie's New Boyfriend [2:10]
6. The Great Lover [3:02]
7. The Big Date [2:05]
8. No More Pretending [2:34]
9. My Kind of Girl [3:11]
10. End Titles [2:05]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:47]
2. Radar's Problem [3:10]
3. A "Dear John" Record [2:37]
4. A Date for Radar [1:35]
5. Love at First Sight [2:59]
6. Intellectual Training [:18]
7. Margaret's Demand [5:31]
8. Love & War [1:38]
9. The Acme Cupid Company [5:31]
10. End Titles [:46]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:48]
2. Tuttle's Generosity [3:29]
3. Who's Captain Tuttle [2:06]
4. Frank Investigates [1:58]
5. The Tuttle File [2:55]
6. General Hawkeye [3:24]
7. Where's Tuttle? [3:42]
8. The Pride of the Army [2:57]
9. No More Tuttle [:15]
10. End Titles [3:21]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:45]
2. Buzz Brighton [2:35]
3. A Real Ringbanger [4:31]
4. Second Opinions [:10]
5. The Degenerate Doctor [2:31]
6. Buzz's Bigger Problems [2:28]
7. In a Lather [2:43]
8. Buzz's Bad Night [4:14]
9. Brightening Things Up [:19]
10. End Titles [4:04]
Side #3 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:47]
2. Alone at Last [3:43]
3. Frank's Back [2:39]
4. An Old Friend [:13]
5. An Appendectomy [3:42]
6. Wendell [2:37]
7. A Long Night [:15]
8. Saving a Life [4:32]
9. Purple Heart [2:14]
10. End Titles [2:16]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:47]
2. Dear Dad [1:37]
3. Captain Casey [2:10]
4. Father Mulcahy [1:32]
5. The Streaker [:29]
6. Radar O'Reilly [1:52]
7. Frank and Hot Lips [5:07]
8. Re: Capt. Casey [5:04]
9. No-Talent Night [1:54]
10. End Titles [:46]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:47]
2. Cold Days in Korea [2:16]
3. Hawkeye's Longjohns [2:28]
4. Trapper's Bet [1:51]
5. Radar's Little Gift [2:49]
6. Frank's New Underwear [4:16]
7. Klinger's Crime [:30]
8. Henry's Appendix [5:40]
9. Back Where They Belong [:02]
10. End Titles [3:21]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:46]
2. The Football Game [2:24]
3. Under Attack [2:33]
4. An Unexplored Bomb [1:46]
5. Bomb Exam [1:47]
6. Calling the Navy [3:12]
7. The Bomb's Owner [1:56]
8. Defusing the Bomb [3:28]
9. The Winner [1:44]
10. End Titles [1:21]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:47]
2. Surgically Incompetent [3:41]
3. A Disruptive Influence [2:53]
4. The Private's Problem [:10]
5. Doctor Screw-Up [2:58]
6. Going Buggy [1:53]
7. No Privacy [2:00]
8. Something Missed [2:24]
9. Home Again [3:52]
10. End Titles [3:28]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:46]
2. Ginger's Bad Day [2:26]
3. The Last Straw [4:55]
4. Frank's Farewell [2:02]
5. The Big Broadcast [2:08]
6. Gone Too Far [2:07]
7. Gullible for Gold [5:26]
8. Frank's Final Decision [1:03]
9. Making Amends [3:13]
10. End Titles [:48]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:47]
2. A Cease Fire! [1:55]
3. Radar's Scrapbook [4:24]
4. No Cease Fire Yet! [:57]
5. Promises [2:19]
6. Cease Fire Sale [2:18]
7. Unhappy Hot Lips [1:29]
8. The Cease Fire Party [3:40]
9. Back in Business [1:04]
10. End Titles [1:31]
0. Chapter Selection
1. Main Titles [:48]
2. The Miller Sisters [4:43]
3. The Dentist [1:35]
4. Doctor vs. Priest [:09]
5. Henry's Expecting [2:21]
6. Bad Jokes [3:48]
7. The Band [5:00]
8. Farewell, Dentist [:45]
9. A Baby for the Colonel [:59]
10. End Titles [:30]

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