Sea Hunt-16 Dvd Boxed Set-VOLUME ONE- with Motion Menus-64 Episodes-Lloyd Bridges

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  • 16 DISCS
  • STURDY BOXED SET
  • REGION FREE
  • VOLUME ONE OF THE THREE VOLUME SET

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SEA HUNT WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SHOWS I SYNDICATION IN THE SIXTIES (EPISODES ORIGINALLY AIRED FROM 1957-1961)
THIS SHOW WAS PRODUCED BY IVAN TORS (“DAKTAR”) AND THE UNDERWATER FOOTAGE WAS SHOT IN VARIOUS WARM WATER PLACES AROUND THE WORLD, FROM CALIFORNIA TO AUSTRALIA, FROM THE CARRIBEAN TO THE FLORIDA KEYS #########################
THERE WAS LOTS OF ACTION ON SEA HUNT, AND THE UNDERWATER FIGHT SCENES WERE SPECTACULAR AS MIKE NELSON HUNTED DOWN CRIMINALS FROM T… More >>

Sea Hunt-16 Dvd Boxed Set-VOLUME ONE- with Motion Menus-64 Episodes-Lloyd Bridges

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5 Comments
  1. Most of DVDs are blank. Meaning there is nothing there. Won’t play on my iMac, PC, DVD player or my Xbox 360. And no way to contact company to get replacements.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I opened the package last night and put the first disc in to check quality. This has obviously been a copy from off a 1/2″ tape format probably VHS since I have Beta copies clearer than this.

    You also need to know that these are a burned disc with a inkjet printing on the top. Therefore, if you are expecting a DVD that is pressed like those from Columbia DVD then forget it. Then as I reviewed the video further, some of the editing is like that from a high school kid. There are long black sections where the commercial would be that have the typical VHS black noise bar in it.

    I did not watch the entire set of 153 shows to evaluate but I did notice many occasions where the picture deteriorated due to noise in the video envelope and noise bars that traveled top to bottom.

    This was for sure not duplicated from any 1″ master of Digital Betacam master. I worked in that industry so I know what good signals look like. In addition to these quality problems there are some broadcast flags being observed from G with leaves in upper left corner and then another that appears in the right lower corner indicating GFGF. This to me tells me they took this off a broadcasted signal somewhere and that these are probably copyright infringements not to the original copyright but to those television stations that broadcast the show- that is why they apply flags to the broadcast. I have notified Amazon about this and they will be going back.

    If I don’t get a refund I will be contacting the FBI to have this looking into. They are made by ATI and sold by somebody else? Amazon should review products better before selling them as they could also be held accountable for this. If you like watching VHS EP mode quality then you will have no problems with these videos.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I am a Sea Hunt fan from way back. I would sit in front of our old Black and White TV and watch this great show with amazement. I really like the narration from Lloyd Bridges.

    The quality of the shows are really very good even though some of the shows were quite grainy. The sound and picture was otherwise very good and will not disappoint you. My old DVD player had trouble playing a few episodes, I blame this on my equipment and not the DVD’s.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. I must admit I was skeptical to buy this 16 disc 64 episode Platinum Edition of “Sea Hunt”. Remembering the thrills and chills of this weekly underwater adventure with ex-Navy Frogman/ UDT (Underwater Demolition Team)expert as a kid was wonderful. I waited eagerly every week to see where Mike Nelson would take me. So when I saw this DVD set I thought are those episodes really that good even today watching them 50 years later. The answer is positively “YES” !!! Every episode is brilliantly written and photographed (even today they prove the test of time)

    This is a large timely (over 26 hours) DVD package to digest all at once. So let me break it down to my favorite episodes and some background information.

    THERE ARE NO BONUS FEATURES, COMMENTARIES, PRODUCTION NOTES, BIOGRAPHIES, NOTHING!!! STRAIGHT, SIMPLE, EPISODES only!!

    Overall DVD picture and sound good. Only 4 episodes were poorly copied they are; Disc 4 – Hardhat and Continental Rift, Disc 10 – Decoy and The Sea Has Ears (Blurry, Grainy, Tape pull, dropouts and tape shutter). Note: these digitally remastered DVD’s seem to be direct video tape copies (appears to be from Canadian TV). Most are good and these 4 are the only poor transfers out of 64 episodes.

    Guest stars (ALL were up coming) were Larry Hagman (I Dream of Genie and Dallas), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Robert Conrad and Martin Ross (The Wild Wild West) Jack Hogan (Combat) and Peter Breck (The Big Valley).

    My favorite episodes are: Disc 5 – The Sponge Divers, Disc 6 – Legend of the Mermaid (Larry Hagman stars), Disc 8 – The Shipwreck, Disc 9 – Deadmans Cove (Leonard Nimoy stars), Disc 10 – The Alcatraz Story, Disc 11 – Operation Greenback, Underwater Security and Underwater Labyrinth, Disc 12 – The Stunt (Robert Conrad stars), Diving for the Moon, Underwater Jungle and Jettisoned, Disc 13 – Air Pockets and Dock Fire, Disc 14 – Nerve Gas (Leonard Nimoy stars), Disc 15 – The Persuaders, (Jack Hogan stars) and Strange Salvage (Ross Martin stars), Disc 16 – Water Ski Show (Robert Conrad stars), Underwater Shrine and Treasure Hunt (Peter Breck stars). NOTE: the stories kept getting better as the series evolved.

    Lloyd Bridges was perfectly cast as hero Mike Nelson. He was in the middle of every plot and scene carrying this adventure series to the top.

    Even today this show weighs the test of time with great action, intriging stories that are still some of the best tv ever. Remember this was the late 50’s to early 60’s we had good clean family entertainment on the boob tube. This is fun stuff and the quality is good except where noted. Enjoy, I did!!!!

    So if you want clean, heroic tales, underwater adventures and fun family entertainment this is it.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. This is a relatively no-frills publication of the first 64 episodes of the Sea Hunt TV series. The packaging is simple (which I consider a positive since it doesn’t take up much shelf space) and there aren’t any extras included. However, the video and audio are quite clear and all the disks are nicely silk-screen labeled with the Sea Hunt title, the DVD #, and the episodes they contain. Each contains a simple menu allowing you to “play all” or select an individual episode. I am quite happy with it and ended up buying the remaining two Platinum Editions.

    Four seasons of Sea Hunt were produced, 1958 to 1961 in B&W. 155 episodes were created in all (39 per season for the first 3 seasons, 38 in season #4) and it was extremely successful in syndication. When I bought Volume 1, there were a number of options for purchasing the first 125 episodes (four separate 8-DVD volumes, two 16-DVD volumes, or one 32 DVD set). I assume that all of these were / are variations of the same episodes. Subsequently, volume 3 of the Platinum Edition was released containing the remaining episodes (minus 2) from season #4 and finishing out the series. One has to be a bit careful when buying episodes of the Sea Hunt series because of the different packaging options with similar titles.

    Regarding the series itself – The scenes were shot piecemeal in California, Florida, and (later on) the Bahamas (none in Australia). They are from the early days of TV and the editing is pretty sloppy by later standards. The producers spliced stock footage shot in Florida with episode-specific footage shot in California and if one pays attention, one can easily spot the surface, changes in water clarity, fauna, and occasionally even the viewing windows of the Marine Land tank in which some of the “open ocean” scenes were filmed. The plots tend to be simple and linear. All of this actually adds to the charm of the series. Remember that this was a time when the hero (diver, cowboy, spaceman, detective, superhero, whoever . . .) was not just good, honest, upright, and true, he was ALL good, honest, upright, and true! There is no dark side to Mike Nelson and there is never a doubt as to whether he will save the day in the end. My one complaint, and the complaint of many, is that the series was knowingly very loose with the science of diving, not to mention commonly accepted safety practices of the day. Plot and drama took a high precedence over factual portrayal. This is a pity since Sea Hunt was a couple generations’ introduction to diving and was many people’s primary window into what diving was. Having said that, my wife and I (who are both ex scuba instructors) are having a great time watching the shows which we’d heard referenced so many times but are just young enough (in our mid-40s) to have missed when they were actively in re-runs. If you’re a Sea Hunt fan or just want to enjoy some adventure TV from a simpler time, you’ll enjoy these sets.

    Rating: 5 / 5

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