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    Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection Blu-ray: The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon, Game of Death | + DVD Docus

    he positives include a really handsome package (though it's saddled with cardboard sleeves that make extricating the actual discs very difficult), newly color timed video presentations, a surplus of bonus material, including a lengthy book included in the package, as well as lots of audio options. The two negatives are that we're almost certainly dealing with upscales and that some of the audio options are lossy. So each consumer is going to have to weigh these attributes to decide whether or not they want to spring for this generously appointed but still fairly pricey set. I will put in my two cents' worth, which will no doubt raise the ire of some videophiles. I do not find at least two of the video presentations here to be the soul crushing abominations some have alleged, and I truly have to wonder how much native high definition sources could have helped what have always been pretty rough looking source elements. Make of that what you will, and decide according to your own tolerances and stash of cash.

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    An early freaky Friday for me as Freaked and Fridays both arrived. Plus, A Boy and His Dog.
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    Let me know how that Fridays set is. Got to wait till next payday for that and BaHD. I swear we were seperated at birth.
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    OOOh Silver Streak w/Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor also came out on Blu today. Haven't seen it since I was 12 or 13, but man I gotta pick this up for the nostalgia alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    OOOh Silver Streak w/Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor also came out on Blu today. Haven't seen it since I was 12 or 13, but man I gotta pick this up for the nostalgia alone.
    Man I really miss those two making movies.

    Yeah, I know only one of them is dead, but the other might as well be considering his reclusive way of life for the past twenty years. Two absolute geniuses in my eyes.
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    Fridays has 16 episodes on 5 DVDs. I sneaked a look at the first episode this afternoon. Picture quality is expectedly grainy but with no dropouts. There are some minor occasional artifacts that may be from transfer or cleanup. I played it back both on computer and set-top box, and it definitely looked better on the STB, but they could have been a lot more aggressive with the black levels either way. The show is hit or miss, as predicted, but it's really fun to watch with a new perspective. I thought maybe there would be some jokes that would have sailed over my head as a tween that I could rediscover: there weren't. Some of the skits still made me laugh, and some put me to sleep. I seem to recall that being my reaction to the show when it first aired, maybe with less anticipation now, though, because I am not sneaking up way past my bedtime to watch it.

    However, there are connections to be made now that either didn't exist or never dawned on me before. Mark Blankfield's character of Ken the monster reminded me of Michael Palin's Ken Shabby. If I made that connection before, I didn't remember doing it. Ken the monster also stirs up Blankfield's Jekyll and Hyde Together Again. Of course, watching Larry David and Michael Richards can't help but evoke comparisons to work and characters on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld.

    It seems like they may have removed one thing from the show (possibly not), but everything else is there, including musical performance by Kenny Loggins and cartoons by B. Kliban sometimes leading out to what would have been the commercial break. One of the segments was also co-created by and seemed to include Michael Nesmith.

    I had to watch the musical breaks from the second included episode, because the guest was The Clash. Other shows included have performances from DEVO, KISS, Pat Benatar, Dire Straits, The Cars and others. I just might put on the special features before watching more episodes. Not sure yet, but going to enjoy this either way.

    Edit: The packaging is nice and also includes a booklet with sketch listings from the episodes including who is in the sketch.
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    Yeah...gotta get it next payday. Thanks brother. I forgot how much I liked Blankfield, I always used to confuse him with the dude that had the red phobia in Used Cars(Gerrit Graham??????).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Yeah...gotta get it next payday. Thanks brother. I forgot how much I liked Blankfield, I always used to confuse him with the dude that had the red phobia in Used Cars(Gerrit Graham??????).
    That's the guy. I can see how you'd confuse them. I recently watched Gerrit Graham both in Used Cars and Phantom of the Paradise.
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