THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES: SEASON 1 REVIEWED
“The Beverly Hillbillies” has had a weird time on home video. Multiple companies have dumped the first season on DVD, as most of the episodes have lapsed into the public domain. Those episodes were cut from 16mm versions and usually omit the classic theme song. Now, CBS DVD/Paramount is revisiting the classic series after dropping Seasons 2-4 on DVD in their complete forms. What does this mean for you?
The show hasn’t aged well, but it doesn’t matter. It’s a time capsule of an era where this sort of culture clash is what dominated TV. 30+ episodes is a killer amount for a first season, but it’s on par with what Andy Griffith and contemporary shows were doing. It’s just with that many episodes, there’s a quite a bit of overlap. If you’re a fan, I’d recommend a purchase. Everyone else could handle a rental, stream or whatever the kids are doing now.
- Original Episode Sponsor Openings and Closings on Select Episodes
- Extended Version of Pilot.
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer