Friday, July 23, 2010


I was out for lunch today with one of my oldest friends and afterwards I decided to check out the bootleg TV DVDs at my midtown source. I've got a feeling that pretty soon they'll be gone for good. There used to be a lot more wall space dedicated to them....

Anyhoo, here's the selection I picked up:

'Harry Lime' (four episodes)
"Barcelona Massacre"
"Queen Of The Nile"
"One Kind Word"
"Act Of Atonement"

I'll be really curious to see if they even address the type of man Harry was in the book and in the movie. Charismatic as he may have been in the hands of Orson Welles, Lime was still a monster. And it doesn't help that Michael Rennie just automatically looks evil.

'Muppet Classic Theater' (three episodes)
"Three Little Pigs"
"King Midas"
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf"

I'm fairly certain I've read about the Muppet version of the King Midas story, but I don't think I've seen any of these before.

'A Man Called Sloane' (complete collection)

By "complete collection", I'm assuming that only nine episodes aired, because that's all I'm getting in this set. As guest stars in this 1979 series, Robert Conrad goes up against Robert Culp, Roddy McDowall, Eric Braedon, Morgan Fairchild, and Edie Adams.

"Unaired Pilots Collection"
'Batgirl' with Yvonne Craig
'Alexander the Great' with William Shatner
'Dick Tracy'
'Power Pack'
'Mandrake The Magician'
'The Phantom'
'City Beneath The Sea'
'The Man From the 25th Century'
''Crossroads Avenger' by Ed Wood
1973 'Mad Magazine' cartoon
'The Wonderful World of Wilbur Pope'
('Mr. Ed', but with an entirely different cast)
'The Munsters Collection'
'The Hillbillies of Beverly Hills'



Anonymous said...

Definitely interested in the Unaired Pilots! Muppet Classic Theater has yet to move to DVD, which is a shame. It's fairly good as a post-Jim production.

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I'll be really curious to see if they even address the type of man Harry was in the book and in the movie.

I've only seen one episode, "Listen For the Sound of a Witch," and Harry's unsavory reputation is sort of glossed over. The only thing I enjoyed about that episode is that Suzanne Pleshette plays the damsel in distress, and she looks to be about 12 years old.