Nice collection. All shows included, the original movie, and a couple of “Extras” DVD’s.
However, it is important for you to know that the MEGASet comes in a large binding book. All the DVD’s are pushed into cardboard slots (a lot like the coin collector books). This means if you take the DVD’s out a lot they are going to get scratched – EVEN If you are careful.
I have a soft, CD carrier that works very much the same, and I’m meticulous about not putting pressure on it. Still my CD’s have gotten marred over the years using this.
If the DVD’s were mounted on a spindle holder (like a normal case) this would be much much better. There is a reason that design was chosen, it protects the product.
If you just want these DVD’s to sit on a shelf, okay then. But if you are going to use them, *****BE AWARE***** you may wind up damaging them. Put them in real cases as soon as you get them.
The cardboard slots are also quite tight, causing lots of pressure. And they have a tendency to break easily (the glue comes off, causing the DVD to slip down – more opportunity for scratching).
Highly recommended that you get a real storage system for this excellent collection.
Should also know that the original movie is provided in Widescreen format, whereas the TV series is provided in Full Frame.
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When MASH first began, I was overseas most of the time and didn’t get into it too much. Years later, it caught on with me, and I’ve been a big fan ever since. The price for this entire series collection averages around $16 per season (think about that, Warner Bros.!), not counting the orginal movie or the two bonus features discs. Okay, $175 divided by 36 discs is less than $5 per disc. For me, it’s more than worth it to have all the digital clarity with no ads, editing, or -ugh!- pop-ups and banners prostituting the show on TV nowdays. Now then, why four stars? The packaging. Another reviewer was dead on about the cardboard packaging. The box is really neat, and the little playbook is crucial to keeping up with the episodes. If you order this package, have 36 proper center-spindle DVD cases ready. Cardbord is ABRASIVE! Also, if you have a shelf system that is designed to hold DVD cases upright, this box will not fit – too tall. I’ve got the regular cases, which I’m labeling and putting the discs into them, ’cause I surely don’t intend to leave them on the shelf!! I’m looking forward to lots of laughs and many other emotions with one of the best series ever put on the carrier waves. Personally, I never liked Frank Burns, which is a positive testament to Larry Linville whose great acting skills had me convinced that he was really like that. I preferred Potter over Blake because Potter wasn’t wishy-washy and knew when to be firm and when to be lenient. I welcomed Winchester because he could hold his own with Hawkeye and B.J. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the show and will probably wear our out more than one DVD player. Six stars for the series and special features, three stars for the pretty but poorly planned container for an average of fours stars.
I’ll assume you’re reading this because you like this comedy show and don’t need a review of it, but rather the product.
I had bought a few of the MASH sets, but not enough to feel ripped off my buying this set. I’m glad to have a better appreciation for the later seasons which I previously avoided. Winchester is a fine character whom I used to dislike simply because he replaced Frank Burns. Oops.
Except for the bonus features, there is no difference between this and the previous discs. For better or for worse, the bonus features are quite good with the fine A&E Biography episode about the show and the 30th anniverary special. Fox really should put the two discs out separately for the fans that bought all the seasons.
The packaging here is really cool, but the cardboard sleeves are not. If you decide to purchase this, be ready to transfer the 36 discs into a DVD suitcase. The sleeves will scratch your discs in no time.
All in all, buy this and a DVD wallet if you don’t already have MASH on DVD, and nicely bug Fox about the bonus features if you do.