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  • I prefer watching shows as they originally aired though, and so I gave the In Black and White set a rent instead of the In Color version
  • For a television show that first aired over fifty years ago, I was really impressed with how Sony Pictures Home Entertainment handled the video and audio
  • These episodes definitely look better than what airs on television stations
  • Additionally, there's bonus features to be enjoyed
  • There's not much in terms of special features, but the interviews may reveal an interesting fact or two, and it's always fun to hear from those that were connected with the show in some way, even if its stuff that already been talked about before


    • by CirclingCanvas

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      Fans of the television classic, “Bewitched”, quite surprisingly, have a choice when it comes to picking up the complete first season of the television show, and that choice is either picking up the “In Black and White” edition or the “In Color” edition. The episodes are the same, except for the fact that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, the company responsible for putting this DVD season set out, colorized the episodes which originally aired in black and white. I prefer watching shows as they originally aired though, and so I gave the “In Black and White” set a rent instead of the “In Color” version.

      For a television show that first aired over fifty years ago, I was really impressed with how Sony Pictures Home Entertainment handled the video and audio. These episodes definitely look better than what airs on television stations. The video appears cleaned up, although some blurriness and interference was still


      noticeable now and then. Still, the black and white episodes from the first season of “Bewitched” never looked quite as good as they do on this DVD season set. I didn’t notice as much of an improvement when it came to the audio, but the voices of the characters and the background music seemed more audible than the episodes that air on television, albeit only sightly more.

      All thirty-six episodes from the first season are included on this DVD season set, and in uncut format too, so fans that grew up with the show after it had been airing in syndication for some time are in for a treat, as most episodes run two or three minutes longer than the episodes typically found on television nowadays. Additionally, there’s bonus features to be enjoyed. I was a bit disappointed by the amount of bonus material included on this DVD season set. There’s about ...


      • thirty minutes of bonus material, ranging from interviews with those involved with the show, including the director and producer of the show as well as some authors that have written books connected with the show, plus some of the surviving cast members. Although it was enjoyable to an extent listening to people talk about the television show, I was more interested in the bonus feature that looked at how some of the special effects on the show weren’t handled properly and thus ended up looking peculiar.

        Basically, a clip from an episode is shown where some sort of special visual effect or illusion was required, and then it’s explained what went wrong or what the desired effect was that wasn’t obtained. I liked this inside look into how the special effects were handled on this television show.

        Bewitched The Complete First Season In Black and White by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a

        DVD season set that’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of the series. The episodes look great and sound nice and are included uncut. There’s not much in terms of special features, but the interviews may reveal an interesting fact or two, and it’s always fun to hear from those that were connected with the show in some way, even if its stuff that already been talked about before. I still feel though the amount of bonus material was somewhat underwhelming though and I would’ve liked to see such things as a special feature that dealt with the making of the show as well as material that originally aired with the show, like messages from the sponsors. That would’ve really made me feel as if I was watching the show as it first aired so many years ago. I do believe though that this season set is deserving of an “8″ rating.




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