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I enjoy these discount DVD packages. Sure, they are all PD (Public Domain) films, and often not the best looking prints, but it's still nice to have them assembled into a bargain-priced collection. I bought this package in particular because I'm a fan of MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic etc., and I was delighted to find so many films that had been riffed by these teams together in a single package. In common with many other MSTies, I'm collecting "unriffed" copies of movies the teams have covered over the years. Titles such as Horrors of Spider Island, The Wasp Woman, The Amazing Transparent Man, Mesa of Lost Women, Galaxy Invader, and more! For me, this factor alone made the package+shipping worth the price of admission.
Expectations of any discount DVD package like this have to be low. That said, since this IS PD content, it would be nice if they had paid closer attention to the DVDs themselves. "Horrors of Spider Island" was difficult to watch due to an aspect ratio issue. The DVDs themselves may play better on an actual DVD player. I'm watching them on my PC, and I notice the menu doesn't function very well: after viewing one feature, I am not returned to the main menu, and have to start the DVD all over again to watch another feature. There was also an issue with the supposed three "One Step beyond" episodes. The menu indicated 3 different episodes on one disc, but each time I selected one for viewing, it took me back to the same episode, leading me to the conclusion that there is in fact only ONE episode of "One Step Beyond" on that disc rather than the 3 which are indicated. I can view this classic TV program online so was not terribly put out by this apparent glitch on the DVD. Minor grievances to be sure; but I wish to report accurately.
Overall, an entertaining package for classic Sci-Fi fans, great for undemanding leisure viewing.
I'd recommend this package to fellow MSTies as well as fans of classic Sci-Fi, who, like me, appreciate having these titles together in a single convenient package. If any of these individual titles are important to you, then by all means seek out the best copy available (which won't be on one of these packages); but if you're OK with the issues outlined in my review, then you will be as delighted as I was to add this one to your collection.
The only episodes worth watching are of One Step Beyond. But, even those aren't worth buying this product. Poor quality video transfer, and tedious to watch. The menu says, 50 Sci Fi Classics, too.
I received the DVD packagethis evening. It's unopened and brand new. I wanted to leave feedback about my purchase. I am sure I won't get around to viewing any of these DVDs until after the Holidays. There's too much going on. Merry Christmas, Happy New Years, and thanks!!!