A Conversation for 'MASH' - the Film

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Post 1

Smudger879n

I watched the whole seires of this TV program way back in the seventies, and again during the last year on cable.
I really enjoyed it, and always felt relaxed while watching it.
Recently Alan Alda was being interviewed about his roll as actor and later director/producer of the program.

One part of the interview he explained that they had the Local people who were supposed to be Korean were actually wearing those pointed straw hats. The point being that they never wore that style of hat in Korea, but they did in Vietnam. They were actualy using the program to highlight their protest against the war in Vietnam.

Another thing I noticed about that program was that they got rid of the "canned laughter" after the first few episodes. Which made all the difference to the viewer in my opinion.smiley - ok
smiley - cheersSmudger,


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Post 2

radarhunnihawk

Actually this is me being a pedant, the canned laughter was still broadcasted with the episodes in the states, In the UK it was broadcasted without. The shows are totally diffent without the canned laughter though and much better without imho.


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Post 3

Whisky

Urrghhh! Canned Laughter tracks - one of my all time pet hates!

The other day I noticed that the first few series are available on DVD now - I must admit I'm seriously tempted... The only problem is that once you start buying a series like that on DVD you've absolutely _got_ to buy the whole set... Which'll set me back an absolute fortune!


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Post 4

Smudger879n

I was realy lucky then,as my stepsons bought me the whole sreies for my Christams present!
Actually I dont think it was that expensive? less than £30 smiley - oksmiley - cool
smiley - cheersSmudger,


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Post 5

Whisky

Yup, but that'll just be series 1... How many series were there in total? 11?


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Post 6

Smudger879n

I will have to have a look and see, as I know there are 4 episodes on each disc? Will let you know when I find themsmiley - laughsmiley - coolsmiley - winkeye
smiley - cheersSmudger,


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Post 7

radarhunnihawk

the was 11 seasons of it and region 2 is now on season 6. Generally each season has 25 episodes spread across 3 disks. (oh boy thats the geek in me talking!)


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Post 8

Whisky

Just bought series one on DVD smiley - ok

Don't know if it's the same version as you get in the UK but there are 3 dvds, each one with 8 shows on it.

(Cost me 30 Euros - reduced from 60)


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Post 9

Smudger879n

Nice one Whiskysmiley - cool I got mine as a Xmas pressy! It is a good set to have and watch when ever you need cheering upsmiley - laughsmiley - winkeye
smiley - cheersSmudger,


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Post 10

Whisky

Has your version got that wonderful feature where you can turn the 'canned laughter track' off?

Far better without it in my view!


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Post 11

radarhunnihawk

Oh yes, canned laughter grgh, I think they are all the same versions, just the episodes with options of subtitles and canned laughter or not.


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Post 12

Smudger879n

Well Ive just bought a DIVx player recently! its great, can play any formatt of DVD, and you also have the options to change things like that canned laugtersmiley - cool
Another god thing about is, you can upgrade it when all the newer versions come outsmiley - cool
They are well worth the moneysmiley - magicsmiley - coolsmiley - winkeye
smiley - cheersSmudger,


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