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They've got it in order now. All the episodes are full length, nothing missing. Sixteen episodes, with three appearing earlier in DVD format, six more on CBS tape, so we get seven never before available except personal off-the-air tapings.
This then is the only source for those of us who want Perry Mason complete. Also, no interrupting commercials.
Buy it to encourage CBS-Paramount to continue on to the later seasons, Six and on, each with 20 or more episodes never released on tape or DVD.
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Posted October 1, 2010
Since I was lying in bed in the 1950s and could hear the shows I was not able to stay up and watch,Perry Mason was one I distinctly remember.I watched it in reruns in the 1960s and began reading the original books in the 1970s.Erle Stanley Gardner,the author,was a fascinating man in his own right and soon I could not get enough of the books or shows.I have all the remade dvds and will continue to collect them as they are released.The cast,crew and everyone involved was topnotch and the author even remarked that Raymond Burr brought to life the character of Perry Mason exactly as he wrote of it for years.Long live 1950s black and white tv,truly the golden age of television.......Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Perhaps because of the absence of Hamilton Burger, some additional life seemed to be added to the beginning of this particular set of a reliably enjoyable series. The plots and writing seemed more lively than usual.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Perry Mason is the archetype of all lawyer shows. Yes, it's from about 50 years ago and in black-and white, but so what? It's still the best. You'll enjoy all the twists and shock endings about as much as Hamilton Burger (the D.A.) doesn't. Question: Is Burger really such a bad D.A. or is he just trying too hard to beat Perry? Answer: I think he's trying too hard. If he were really that bad against everyone he'd have been fired (if appointed) or ordered not to run (if elected). Police Lieutenent Arthur Tragg is a very good cop, honest and hardworking. Two nice things about him--1) he respects Perry and 2) he learns from him. TRragg's investigations have definitely improved over the course of the series. Paul Drake is Perry's private detective. He's very good at his job. Perry Mason himself is the ultimate defense lawyer. He's always calm and unflustered no matter what happens around him. He always believes in his clients and their innocence (even when they lie to him, which they usually do). He not only gets his clients acquitted, he gets them cleared by exposing the true murderer. Older people will rmember the seires from either its original run in the '50s and '60s or from syndication. Younger people: think Matlock, only 30 years younger and stronger and tougher. Get the entire series; they're good for the entire family to watch together. One note for parents: Everyone smokes. Point out to your kids that it was cool then, but it's yucch now.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.