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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 23rd 2009 6:00PM
Alfred Hitchcock PresentsHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Finally, season 4 of Alfred Hitchcock Presents is on DVD. I say finally because this season contains one of my favorite episodes of any TV series ever, "Man with a Problem," with Elizabeth Montgomery, Gary Merrill, and Peter Mark Richman. It has a great twist ending (you can watch it here). I have to start buying this show on DVD.

The Golden Age of Television DVD is a Criterion Collection set and includes some great live TV episodes, including "Marty," "Days of Wine and Roses," "The Comedian," "Requiem for a Heavyweight," "No Time For Sergeants," "A Wind from the South," and "Bang The Drum Slowly." Also comes with extensive commentaries and interviews and a booklet.

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Best '50s TV Shows (20-11)

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 27th 2009 6:00AM

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Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock!

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 13th 2009 5:34PM
Today is the birthday of suspense and horror master Alfred Hitchcock, born August 13, 1899. You can do the math and guess that he's no longer with us, but he left an incredible body of work. In his honor, here's the very first episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, from October 2, 1955. It stars Ralph Meeker and Vera Miles and was directed by Hitchcock himself.

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Classic TV stamps unveiled

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 12th 2009 5:03PM
stampsStamp collecting is something I just never got into (don't worry, I have plenty of other obsessions), but this might be the first time I actually go to my local post office and get a sheet.

Yesterday, 20 new classic TV stamps were unveiled: I Love Lucy, The Twilight Zone, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, The Honeymooners, Texaco Star Theater, Perry Mason, The Lone Ranger, Burns and Allen, Ozzie and Harriet, Hopalong Cassidy, Lassie, Dragnet, You Bet Your Life, The Dinah Shore Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Phil Silvers Show, Howdy Doody, The Red Skelton Show, and Kukla, Fran, and Ollie,

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In the year 2000 ... Alfred Hitchcock wants you to write to him

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 8th 2009 4:26PM
In 1958, Alfred Hitchcock went on his TV show and asked viewers who were watching the show in the year 2000 to write in and let him know how things are going. Not sure if Hitchcock thought he'd be alive 42 years later, but it's an interesting clip (and kudos for Hitchcock for actually assuming that this show would be watched decades later).

Conan O'Brien should have jumped on this for his bit, but now they've gone and changed the name of it.


[via Paleo-Future]

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Man With A Problem

by Bob Sassone, posted May 26th 2009 6:01PM
One of the great things about the web is now we don't have to just tell you about a great episode from a TV series and hope you own it on DVD or that it shows up on TV at some point, we can actually show you the episode as well. Video after the jump!

This is an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents from November, 1958 titled "Man with a Problem." It stars someone who would later go on to one of the great sitcoms, Elizabeth Montgomery, as well as Peter Mark Richman (who has been in everything) and Gary Merrill, who is the man with the problem in question.

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What is the Retro Television Network, and how do I get it?

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 9th 2008 3:02PM
RTN logoI don't get RTN (Retro Television Network) where I live. If you go to their web site and scroll down, you'll see that the network isn't in every state yet. But it's something I'd like to see on my local cable system.

RTN is a channel that shows a lot of old TV shows. It's sort of what TV Land used to be, a long time ago, before they started to get into reality shows, movies, and Extreme Makeover.

The channel is still at a time in their history where they have the freedom to not only air cult-yet-mainstream shows like the original Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Leave It To Beaver, and Magnum, P.i., they're also airing such shows as Delvecchio (!), It Takes A Thief (!), Kate and Allie (!), the original 50s version of Mike Hammer (!), Run For Your Life (!), and The Bold Ones (!). As you can see, this is one eclectic network. They also have original programming such as talk shows, RTN Mystery Theater, and Offbeat Cinema. Robin Leach is going to host a show on the network, too.

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TV Obits: Court, Grasshoff, Byrne, Oliver, Gilford

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 21st 2008 11:21AM

Hazel CourtA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Hazel Court: She was the actress known as the "Scream Queen." Besides appearing in such classic horror flicks as The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, and The Curse of Frankenstein, she also did a lot of TV, including episodes of The Twilight Zone, Mannix, Mission: Impossible, Burke's Law, The Wild, Wild West, Gidget, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rawhide, McMillan & Wife, and many other shows. She died of a heart attack at age 82.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 8th 2007 6:05PM

Captain and Tennille SongbookHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3
  • CSI: NY - Season 3
  • The Captain and Tennille - In Hawaii, In New Orleans, Songbook, and Christmas Show sets
  • Creature Comforts - Season 1
  • Degrassi Junior High - Complete Collection
  • Everybody Hates Chris - Season 2
  • Family Ties - Season 2
  • Ghost Hunters - Season 3, Part 1 and Shining Hotel sets
  • Girlfriends - Season 2
  • Hannah Montana - Vol. 3
  • Meerkat Manor - Season 1
  • Michael Palin Pole To Pole
  • Murder, She Wrote - Season 7
  • Robin of Sherwood - Set 2
  • Roots - Complete Collection
  • Roots - The Next Generation
  • Stargate: SG-1 - Complete Series
  • The Vicar of Dibley - A Holy Wholly Happy Ending and The Immaculate Collection

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