I was on the Amazon website, and was reading some comments by some people who bought the episodes. I was really disheartened by what they said about the DVDs. Here is one comment I saw about the DVDS. I wasn't very happy about this one.
Here's another comment by another customer who bought the episodes.To be clear--Legend the series is a 5 star show. I absolutely loved it and mourned its loss.
The loss of star is because they replaced the theme music?! What the hay? Why? The original theme song was snappy, energetic, and awesome. The replacement music is lackadaisical and blah. I have not watched all of the episodes yet, however the case bears the warning that content may have been altered. WHY?!
My mind is boggled as to why they would make any changes to this great series. It should be seen the way it aired.
In my opinion, I think Richard should know about all these drastic changes they made to his series, and protest by making Mill Creek redo these episodes, and make them the Superb Quality that they deserve. It sounds like to me that Mill Creek just slapped these episodes together, in some shoddy packaging, and didn't take time to adjust the visual as well as the audio portion of the episodes. They just put them together in order to make some money off these episodes. I think that stinks! I'm reconsidering buying these episodes. If they are of poor quality like that second person says, then there is no need to waste my money on buying them. A few years ago, someone on this forum was nice enough to make me some episodes on DVD. They may not be the best quality but at least they are in the original format as they appeared on TV. There are not special features, just the episodes, and a lot of commercials. lol But at least they are the same episodes that aired on TV, with the original music, and color as well as sound. No changes. As I said, I think someone needs to protest to Mill Creek about this. I think Richard could "Pursuade" Mill Creek to make these episodes Quality episodes that his fans deserve. Also since he was involved in the making of these episodes, and Ernest Pratt was his favorite character, I think he would be insulted to know that Mill Creek totally screwed up his episodes, and made them look crappy. That's just my opinion for what it's worth. So far those were the only negative reviews I found on Amazon. But that was enough to make me think twice before buying them from Mill Creek. Let's hope Kate can send these reviews to Richard and he can do something about making Mill Creek revamp these episodes, and make them Really Good Quality episodes. I wouldn't mind paying extra if it meant having these episodes in the original format. And if Richard can't do anything, then we should all write to Mill Creek and protest ourselves. It's the least we can do get what we deserve!The show itself gets five stars. One of my favorite series of all times. Funny, quirky, imaginative and entertaining. As a writer, I love author Ernest Pratt and his dealings with his demanding publisher. The actors seem to be having a barrel of fun. Sharp dialogue, quotable lines ("when all else fails, bring out the Legend wings") and jibes at modern day foibles and prejudices, but the satire never gets campy. But the packaging gets only one star. The casing is flimsy and breaks easily. The picture quality is like a second-generation VHS copy. The color is way off (and it isn't my TV set). In the pilot, every frame is washed in a brown tint. Later episodes are too heavy on the reds; the skin tones look like sunburn. The background sounds have been amped so much they drown out the dialogue. Worse of all, the original theme music has been substituted with a weak imitation! What the--? Couldn't the studio pay a few dollars for ASCAP rights to the original? And no extras! C'mon, couldn't they at least get an interview with the producers or Richard Dean Anderson? Such a great series deserves better treatment. I guess the studio was cleaning out the vaults and decided to get rid of some spare film.