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Re: "Jimmy Dean Show"- season 1 with Jim Reeves episode now available on 5-DVD set!...
Posted by Mike Slater on May 21, 2017, 11:55 am, in reply to "Re: "Jimmy Dean Show"- season 1 with Jim Reeves episode now available on 5-DVD set!..."
This set cost about 125 dollars, which is way overpriced, but I've been waiting for it to come out for years, so I bought it anyway. So far, I've only watched the episode with Jim, and I am quite happy with the quality. As Larry said, these are kinoscopes, but I think these are some of the best kinoscopes I've ever seen. Frank Sinatra's welcome home TV special for Elvis getting out of the army in 1960 only exists as a kinoscope also, and it looked much worse. There was a glare on the picture at times, which took away a lot from the visual quality. As Larry also said, the audio on the Jimmy Dean footage is compressed and certainly could sound better too--but overall, I have to say that the Jimmy Dean shows are very watchable and look and sound quite good. On the you tube footage of Jim, it states that Jim was on the show in February of 1964, but the DVD has it ad April 2nd, which I believe has to be the correct date because I have the original copy of TV Guide that my mom had saved from the week it was on...
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