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SRP $19.99 1.33:1 DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 PARAMOUNT
 

Before the films, came the series, "POLICE SQUAD".  PARAMOUNT has released this long awaited set, containing all six episodes of the great, but short-lived series.  Every one of these episodes is knee-slapping hilarious!  Leslie Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin bungles his way from one case to another, but unlike the latter films in the series, none of the gags ever feel old!  The supporting cast is great and unlike some recent tv series on dvd, this one's got commentary on 3 of the 6 episodes! 

PARAMOUNT has provided the correct 1.33:1 aspect ratio for this presentation.  While there are sings of tears, scratches,etc., the overall image is solid. Colors feel a little bland in spots, but at other times, they're vibrant!  Detail is solid, although not as impressive as in many superior PARAMOUNT dvds of late. Blacks and grays are better than average, offering decent contrast in darker scenes.

PARAMOUNT has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1(remix) for this release. While surrounds are rarely utilized, they're effective in various scenes. Most separation is delegated towards the front soundstage. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.

PARAMOUNT has loaded this with extras, including great commentaries for three episodes. Some of these are almost as funny as the show!  There's a gag reel, casting test and more! Well worth adding to any dvd collection and at a great price!!!