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|Format||Box set, PAL|
|Runtime||74 hours and 10 minutes|
Your life, or the life of a loved one, is in danger and you don't know where to turn for help anymore. Then your eyes catch a small newspaper ad: Gotta problem Odds against you Call the Equalizer. You call the number and a friendly, reassuring voice tells you where to meet him. Robert McCall (EDWARD WOODWARD) is THE EQUALIZER and he promises to even out the odds in your favour. Enjoy all 88 episodes of this much loved, long running late 80's series, that features guest appearances from an array of stars including: Alex Winter, Adam Horowitz, Meat Loaf, Adam Ant, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Christian Slater, Kevin Spacey, William H Macy, Quentin Crsip, Robert Mitchum, Telly savalas, Macaulay Culkin, Amanda Plummer, Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne and Ving Rhames, with an incredible music score by Stewart Copeland of The Police. At the 1987 Golden Globe ,Edward Woodward won Best Actor in a Dramatic TV Series for his role of Robert McCall in The Equalizer. Box Set includes: Brand New Documentary The Story of The Equalizer featuring interviews with William Zabka (Scott McCall) ,Keith Szarabjaka (Mickey Kostmeyer), Coleman Luck (Co-Executive Producer) and Robert Eisele (Co-Supervising Producer) Episode Guide Booklet Original Cast Biographies Original Series Concept
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 19.4 x 14 x 11 cm; 1.12 Kilograms
- Item Model Number : 5030697023575
- Media Format : Box set, PAL
- Run time : 74 hours and 10 minutes
- Release date : 17 April 2019
- Studio : Fabulous Films
- ASIN : B00BSVJ92A
- Number of discs : 24
- Best Sellers Rank: 5,331 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- 1,236 in TV Shows (Movies & TV)
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I'll start with the good. The entire show is here, all in very good quality (as good as the old tapes could provide...... expect occasional small hiccup). Both picture and sound quality is as good as possible. Being the UK release, NO ORIGINAL MUSIC IS CUT, which is half the reason I got this one (the other being higher resolution). The bonus material is a neat inclusion, considering they did not have to film any of it. Original pilot version is also included.
Unfortunately, the release is not perfect. Firstly, the first season. Fabulous Films, gods bless their souls, in their infinite brilliance decided to just copy+paste the work done by Universal Playback, from when THEY released season 1. Unfortunately, that means that the picture is interlaced by default. They could have done some digital magic, and restored the original progressive frames (the original old source WAS progressive after all, they filmed on FILM). Now, it is still possible to get the progressive image, IF your player knows how to combine every 2 fields. Sadly, VLC (as of 2018) still does not have a proper reverse telecine option for PAL. And that is how I watch the show. Other filters can do an almost perfect job, but still........ Fabulous, you missed the chance to do a perfect job. 2019 EDIT: looks like episode 2 of season 2 (on the same disk as episode 1, obviously) is presented as interlaced, while the prior episode is progressive. My educated guess is someone somewhere messed up with the flags (the tiny pieces of data before each "chapter" in a MPEG-2 video stream which tell the player if the footage is to be played "as is", or apply interlacing). That means if your player of choice can ignore flags and play the supposed progressive footage on the disk, you are golden.
The bonus 40 minute video also combines progressive 576 25p and 576 50i footages, which is something they could have fixed (in the end, it is up to you to do their job). An earlier (shot while the show was still on TV I believe) promo video including an interview with Stewart Copeland is NOT included. Perhaps they could not find it, forgot it existed, or could not get the rights. Still, it sucks.
All in all, a VERY complete set with small flaws, but at least those are flaws you can fix yourself.