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Leave It to Beaver: The Complete Series DVD
Leave It to Beaver: The Complete Series

Leave It to Beaver: The Complete Series

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List Price: $199.99
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Back in 2005, Universal began issuing Leave It To Beaver on DVD with the first two seasons, a bit less than a year apart -- the Season One set came in both a basic DVD edition and a deluxe package, the main feature of which was an authentic 1950s-style school lunchbox outer container. And then there was nothing -- from 2006 until the early summer of 2010, no further episodes were seen on DVD. It seems as though Universal did a major re-thinking of their DVD strategy, at least where vintage programs were concerned, and started licensing them to specialists in the field, Timeless Video getting the westerns and police shows while Shout Factory has gotten the rights to more mainstream comedies. And this 37 disc set of the complete six-season run of Leave It To Beaver is a mother-lode, 234 half-hour episodes plus bonus features, comprising more than 6090 minutes (that's 101 hours) of programming. By most reckonings, a list price of $200 is pretty hefty, even for the complete run of a classic 1950s series, butthis reviewer jumped on it, owing to the overall quality of the show, which seldom ever faltered (though it it can be argued that Leave It To Beaver "jumped the shark" with the 1962 episode "Three Boys And A Burro" -- oh, sure, Ward and June Cleaver, upstanding citizens of Mayfield's suburbs, or any other parents in that area, are going to say yes to their boys buying a piece of live-stock, a burro no less . . . .). And the quality does hold up, for the most part -- fortunately, as series star Jerry Mathers matured and gradually grew out of the role, and the makers ran out of new situations for his character, the writers and producers were able to devise more stories dealing with older brother Wally (Tony Dow), and these, plus the work of the supporting c
Title: Leave It to Beaver: The Complete Series
Genre: TV Comedy
Starring: Irving Bacon, Jackie Kelk, James Parnell, Jean Vander Pyl, Jim Nolan, Jim Hawkins, Joey Scott, John Hoyt, Johnny Silver, Joseph Crehan
Directors: Hugh Beaumont, James Neilson, Andrew McCullough, Earl Bellamy, Charles F. Haas, Bretaigne Windust, David Butler, Norman Tokar, Gene Reynolds, Jeffrey Hayden, Norman Abbott, Dann Cahn, Anton Leader
Studio: Shout Factory
Attributes: Full Frame, Dolby, 37PC
Release Date: 6/29/2010
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 826663118353
Item #: SHF011835

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