OCZ StealthXStream 600 Watt Power Supply Review

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This review was originally written on March 10, 2011
Lasts Just Long Enough For The Warranty To Expire

I bought the OCZ StealthXStream 600 Watt Power Supply (PSU) on July 19, 2007 for $94.99 from Micro Center in Westbury, New York four days after I bought all of the other parts I used to assemble my own computer. It came with a 36 months (3 years) manufacturer's warranty. So, of course, it chose to die on February 24, 2011, which is 43 months (3 years 7 months) later. It's like OCZ manufactured it to last just long enough for the warranty to expire :-)

Some reviewers on Amazon had their PSUs die in 10 months, 8 months, 2-3 months, or even 2 weeks! So it looks like I was actually lucky that mine lasted as long as it did. Still, I've owned computers since 1992/1993, and none of the PSUs in them have ever died. This OCZ unit was the first to die. So, that alone, doesn't rate it very high in my book, in spite of it lasting longer than others have reported.

The new PSU I just bought from NewEgg is a Sigma Focus SP700B 700W (800W Peak) ATX12V power supply, which set me back $69.94 ($59.99 + $9.65 shipping). NewEgg claims that it has a 3 years manufacturer's warranty, though I can find no proof of that on the packaging or on the Sigma website. Of course, I'm hoping that it lasts MANY years - a lot longer than three - so I shouldn't have to even worry about the warranty.

Sony PlayStation 3 320GB Uncharted 3 Bundle Review

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This review was originally written on November 14, 2011
Excellent System, Great For Blu-Ray & DVD Playback / Needs A Front Panel Display, Disc Tray, Longer USB Cable, Printed Manual

Most people who review the PlayStation 3 (320GB Uncharted 3 Bundle) will probably focus on the games. I'm going to focus on everything else, especially some of the little details that most reviewers won't mention. Hopefully I'll mention a specific detail that is important to you so my ramblings and notes won't be in vain :-)

The PlayStation 3 (PS3) system that comes in the Uncharted 3 bundle is 320GB, model CECH-3001B. It comes pre-installed with v3.66 of the system software/firmware. You will be required to update it in order to play the Uncharted 3 game that is bundled with the system. I updated it to v3.73 on November 10, 2011 and the game played without a problem so far. Due to the required update, it can be said that the Uncharted 3 game doesn't truly work "out of the box" :-) Although I will be specifically reviewing model CECH-3001B, some of my information will be applicable to other models.

After I took everything out of the box and looked at the contents, I noticed that the system does NOT come with an owner's manual. There's a small fold-out Quick Start guide, a Safety and Support book, an ESRB Ratings sheet, and that's it. The PlayStation 2 that I bought 10 years ago came with a manual in the box, and I expected the same with the PS3. Looking over the PDF manuals Sony has online, it appears that they didn't even make one for the new CECH-3001B model. They only have manuals for some older models: CECH-2001A/B through CECH-2501B. I'm sure that the majority of the information in the 320GB CECH-2501B would be applicable for my system, so at least I have that for reference, but at 50+ pages long for the English section, it's too large to print out and keep as a hard copy. (There's a constantly-updated online manual, but it's useless for offline reference.) I do feel rather cheated that I paid $300 for the system, only for Sony to be too cheap to include a real manual in the box.

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Also amongst the scant printed documentation is a card with a code granting me a 30-day free PlayStation Plus membership. According to the site, PlayStation Plus gives you free games, huge discounts, exclusive features, early access to demos and priority beta invitations, and full game trials. The catch? In order to activate the free trial you must give them your credit card information. The reason? After your 30 days are up, they're going to automatically start billing you for a regular membership unless you call them to cancel beforehand. No thank you, Sony. I don't fall for this scam when other companies do it, so I'm not going to fall for it with you. Sony will NEVER have my credit card information as I never intend to buy anything online from them through the console. I only buy goods that I have unfettered ownership of.

Powering up the PS3 and going through the setup routine was quick and easy, though I had to press the small reset button on the back of my DualShock 3 controller because it somehow got misregistered to the system (I think I was supposed to plug it in after powering up the system for the first time). I got quite a scare from this, but thankfully it didn't take long to get everything working perfectly. I knew that the Ghostbusters Blu-ray included a Ghostbusters PS3 menu theme, so that was the first disc I put in the system. That theme is now installed on my system and I have no plans to ever change it :-)

The reason I just purchased a PS3 was, primarily, to replace an Insignia Blu-ray player. (Insignia is Best Buy's brand, in case you don't know.) My Insignia TV does all I would expect of it, but the Insignia Blu-ray player is, in a word, crap. Every firmware update might fix one thing, or nothing perceivable at all, but break several other things. I won't go into details, but in short, DON'T BUY AN INSIGNIA BLU-RAY PLAYER FROM BEST BUY.

The PS3 has perfectly played every Blu-ray and DVD that I've put in it. Everything displays in the proper aspect ratio, be it 4:3 or 16:9, and all discs play quietly. The few that were noisy or vibrated like crazy in the Insignia Blu-ray player might be a little noisy on boot-up or while on the menus, but are quiet when the actual video is playing. Picture quality is top-notch for Blu-ray discs and upscaled DVDs (source depending, of course). It even shows timecodes for DVD videos that don't have timecodes encoded on the disc, such as video encoded as menus (see trailers and bonus features on early Columbia/Tristar DVDs), and the "My Generation" bonus song on the Billy Joel: Live At Shea DVD (as one example). However, the videos encoded as menus can not be paused, rewound, or fast forwarded, like they could on the Insignia Blu-ray player. It plays the DVD-Rs I record without a problem, so far, but I'm not sure if it plays mini-DVD-Rs or any mini-discs due to the use of a disc slot instead of a disc tray. It can not play Video CDs, which was the 1990s CD-based video format that preceded DVDs, but I would have been surprised if it did. Only my old DVD player from 2001, and my computer software player, can play them. Also, putting a disc in the console while it's off will instantly turn it on, but the disc will not autoplay. The console must be on first, THEN the disc inserted, in order for it to autoplay.

My only major issues with the PS3 are hardware related, not software related. I don't like the disc slot (I prefer a disc tray) and I would love for there to be a front panel on the PS3 showing elapsed time, chapter number, and title number. You know, what a regular Blu-ray and DVD player has. Other than these two issues, I love the PS3 for Blu-Ray and DVD playback. Every disc I put in it played perfectly, and Blu-ray discs loaded up a bit quicker than the Insignia Blu-ray player.

I have two Blu-ray discs that I know saves data to the hard drive: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Disc 1) and "Monsters Inc." (Disc 2). Snow White welcomes me back when I view the disc again after the first time, while Monsters Inc. lets me continue my progress on the Roz's 100 Door Challenge game. Neither disc would do that if it weren't saving data on the PS3 hard drive. Yet, when I go to the PS3 menu option Video - BD Data Utility, it says that "there is no data". Also, when I press Triangle on "BD Data Utility", there's a "Delete" option, but it doesn't actually delete the item. I e-mailed Sony about this and they told me that this behavior is a "perfectly normal function with the PlayStation 3 system. It is normal for movies to pick up where was left off on features, even though no BD Data is showing. Also it is perfectly normal to delete the BD Data Utility, as this would only delete information movies have stored on the system, not an actual system function. The next time the movie is played, the movie will reinstall any BD Data that is needed." I would have replied further to reiterate my point that both Snow White and Monsters Inc. *ARE* saving information to the system, but I doubt it'll do me any good to continue dealing with low-level customer service reps. I just hate knowing that data is on the hard drive that I can't see or even delete. I wish there was a way for the user to view a list of EVERYTHING saved on the hard drive. I don't mean individual items in the various menus (like game saves, trophies, etc.), but a full list of everything in one place. I'd like to see exactly what's being stored on my hard drive, how much space each file takes up, and delete items that I know are no longer needed.

The online and PDF manuals both say something that has me a little scared: "You may have to renew the AACS encryption key to play content such as movies on commercially available BD video software (BD-ROM). If a message indicating that the encryption key needs to be renewed is displayed, update the system software to the latest version. The encryption key will then be automatically renewed. AACS (Advanced Access Content System) is a copyright-protection technology that is used on Blu-ray movies. The copyrighted content is protected by setting an encryption key on both the disc and the device used to play the disc. An AACS encryption key expires in 12 to 18 months and must be renewed. There may also be other times when the key has to be renewed." (source)

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I don't keep my PS3 connected to the internet and may never even create a PlayStation Network (PSN) account as I really don't have time to play games online. PSN accounts are free (it only costs money and a credit card to buy things or to have the Plus service), but a PSN account is not necessary for offline use, system updates, or to browse the internet with the built-in web browser. If I don't buy any new games (some new games require system updates), and everything on the PS3 works perfectly with the firmware already installed, there's no reason for me to update it. I don't think the Insignia Blu-ray player required AACS encryption key renewals. It didn't mention anything in the owner's manual about such a thing. Let's think worst case scenario for a minute. What if I end up cancelling my home internet service and never get it again? Will all of the Blu-ray discs that I own, which currently play perfectly, no longer be playable at all in my PS3 at some point if I'm no longer able to update it? If I were to call Sony, what are the chances they'd send me free firmware upgrade discs every 12 to 18 months? That's the worst case scenario, of course, but the fact of the matter is that I shouldn't be forced to do upgrades so the system can continue to perform one of the functions it was designed to do, that it was already doing perfectly.

Speaking of system software updates... Some of you reading this might want to know a little more about them, so let me give you the quick rundown. You can update the system software by any of the following methods: (1) Via the console's System Update feature. (2) Download update data using a PC, save it on a USB storage device, and insert that USB device into the PS3. (3) Update using disc media, such as a game disc that includes update data on it. For method #2, download the PS3UPDAT.PUP file from Sony, and put it at \PS3\UPDATE on the USB drive.

That the PS3 can play PS3 games is the "bonus" for me, since I already purchased two games prior to actually owning the system! Those two games are "Ghostbusters: The Video Game" and "Grand Theft Auto IV & Episodes From Liberty City: The Complete Edition" (Target was selling it for $20 brand new, so at that price I had to get it in spite of not owning the system at the time).

The DualShock 3 wireless controller that comes with the system can be used as a wired controller, but the USB cord is woefully short. It's only 4.5 feet long, whereas the PlayStation 2 controller's cord is 8 feet long! The PS3 cord is just barely long enough to reach where I need it to. This is easily remedied by buying a 10-Foot USB 2.0 A/Male to Mini USB B/Male 5-pins cable or Sony's own PS3/PSP USB 2.0 10-Foot Cable 2-Pack. At least the wireless controller has a built-in rechargeable battery and doesn't use regular insertable batteries (like AA or AAA), which is the primary reason why I dislike wireless controllers.

The PS3 also allows you to copy PlayStation 1 & 3 game saves to/from the system and a USB storage device, which can then be transferred to a PC. This is a big improvement over the PlayStation 2, which needed a third-party device (such as CodeBreaker cheat device) to allow transferring saves to/from the console and a USB storage device. Copied PS3 game saves are stored on the USB drive in \PS3\SAVEDATA. Each game save is comprised of a few files in its own subfolder, not a single file. Copied PlayStation 1 (PS1) game saves are stored on the USB drive in \PS3\EXPORT\PSV. Each game save is a single .PSV file. You can submit your saves, or obtain other people's saves, from the popular video game information site GameFaqs. Usable PS3 saves are listed on the site as "PlayStation 3 Game Save Directory (ZIP) (North America)", and usable PS1 saves are listed on the site as "PlayStation PS3 Virtual Memory Card Save (ZIP) (North America)" (each zip contains one single .psv file). There is no way to easily convert the PS1 game save DexDrive .GME files at GameFaqs to .PSV so they can be transferred to a PS3.

I also bought the newly-released Sony PS3 Media/Blu-ray Disc Remote Control to handle Blu-Ray and DVD playback on my newly-purchased PS3. The remote handles this task perfectly, and that's all I really want it to do. I looked over pictures of both the new remote and the old version, and found that the new one included a few more buttons. Not only does it have the new TV and amplifier specific buttons - Volume, Channel, Input, and 3D - but it has two new buttons for PS3 Blu-Ray and DVD playback: Instant Back & Instant Forward. These two buttons take you back or forward 15 seconds in the video you are watching. Good for catching missed dialog in a movie, or instantly replaying a favorite moment. These buttons do not exist on the previous version of the PS3 remote.

You turn the PS3 on and off via the remote by pressing the "PS" button. To turn it off, hold the button for a second, select "Shut Down The System", then "Yes" from the on-screen prompts. The "Pause" button acts as Play/Pause, while the "Play" button only plays. Some buttons on the remote duplicate the same functions as other buttons because the remote also includes the controller-specific buttons. Square/View is Pop Up Menu, X is Enter, Select is Display, Start is Pause/Play, L1 is Prev, R1 is Next, L2 is Scan Back (Rewind), and R2 is Scan Forward (Fast Forward).

You must use the Options menu for Go To, Disc Volume Control, and AV Settings as these are the only options that don't have buttons on the remote. For time/chapter/title search, press Triangle/Options and select "Go To" from the on-screen menu. Move the highlight to Title, Chapter, or Time (default), press Enter. Enter the digits (you can use the number buttons or up and down buttons), use left and right to switch digit places. Press Enter twice to go to that spot. Then press Triangle/Options to take the menu off the screen.

I programmed the remote to control my Insignia TV (I have no amplifier, so that's a non-issue), and it handles the basic TV functions - power, volume, mute, channels - but that's about it. The Audio button switches between Stereo, Mono, and SAP (I always leave it on Stereo); and the Subtitle button switches between Closed Caption options (I always leave it on CC While Mute). Pressing the Top Menu button will open up the TV settings menus, and I can even navigate them using the 4-way directional circle, but I really don't need for the remote to access the settings menus (once they're set, I have no need to change them). My major complaint for TV operations is that for an Insignia TV, the Input button doesn't do anything. It should switch between inputs, but doesn't. I need to use my TV remote to switch from TV input to HDMI (PS3), but can easily use this remote to go back from HDMI to TV by pressing Channel Up or Down. Someone with a much more complex setup than mine will probably need to keep their TV remote handy at all times.

I don't know how much game playing I'm going to be doing on the PS3. I have three games so far - the aforementioned Ghostbusters and Grand Theft Auto IV, along with Uncharted 3 that came with the system - but I might pick up a few more if I can find them cheap (I won't pay $60 for a new game). So far I have been enjoying the PS3 and don't regret the purchase at all.

PNY Attache 64MB USB 1.1 Flash Drive Review

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This review was originally written on December 4, 2004
The Perfect Companion For The CodeBreaker

The PNY Attaché 64MB USB 1.1 Flash Drive (Mfr#P-FD064U11-RF) is the only drive that I have successfully gotten to work with the CodeBreaker v8.0 cheat device for the PlayStation 2 (buy version 9.3 here). I plug it into my PC, download code and game save files from the internet onto the drive, remove it from my PC (after going through Window's "Unplug or Eject hardware" routine, of course), plug it into one of my PS2's USB slots, boot up the CodeBreaker CD, and transfer the files from the drive to my PS2 memory card. Of course it works the other way around too (so I can transfer my game saves from my PS2 memory card to my PC). As a bonus, I can also use it to transfer files from my PC to someone elses. A very reliable little device.

I can also personally confirm that the Memorex Thumb/Travel Drive (Mfr#32507712) (128 MB) does NOT work. Feel free to check out the official list of (supposedly) Compatible USB Pen Drives:
Compatible USB Pen Drives by Neo (last updated: 7/26/2005)

Here's a list of compatible USB drives:

* Lexar Jumpdrive - $20-$40 @ BestBuy.com
* PNY Attache - $20 for 128mb @ BestBuy.com
* Sandisk Cruzer Micro - No information yet
* Memorex - $20 for 128mb (unconfirmed price)
* The PSP - Compatible as a gamesave/code save storage device.
* iLo MP3 Player - $65 (average) for 256mb storage. Verified it myself.
* Dell USB Pen Drives - $30 for 128mb

Below is a list of incompatible storage devices:

* Sandisk Cruzer Mini
* MaxDrive (ARMax) - Supposedly it works, however completely unauthorized and unsupported by CMGSCCC. Do not use.

When purchasing a USB drive, remember that unless you plan on other uses for your pen drive, you won't need one larger than 64mb (that's the size of 8 PS2 memory cards). That kind of storage is more than you will ever need for your PS2.
2017 UPDATE - Okay, this is an item that no one reading this today will be interested in buying. USB 2.0 is commonplace, much less USB 3.0, so a USB 1.1 device isn't going to be of interest to anyone anymore. On top of that, 64 Megabytes is a drop in the bucket compared to the GIGABYTES of space afforded by today's USB devices. Remember, 1 GB = 1,024 MB, so all of my 4GB devices are each 63 times larger than this one drive, while occupying roughly the same physical space. I won't even bother to calculate the increase in capacity I get from my 8 GB and 128 GB devices. That said, I still have this 64 MB device, but only use it exclusively with the Codebreaker cheat device in my PlayStation 2 video game console, just as I suggested in this "mini review".

Codebreaker, which ceased development about 10 years ago, was always finicky with the USB devices it would read files from. It may not read from today's faster and larger capacity devices, so this old PNY Attache 64 MB drive may be something to seek out if you're a retro PS2 gamer who wants to cheat/have fun with your games. If you're tracking down an old copy of Codebreaker, you will also need to ask questions of Amazon and eBay sellers to find out which version they are selling. Version 10 was the last one produced, but you'll be good with versions 8 or 9, too. I have v8.0 and it works great to this day. Version 7 could be useable, but I heard that it has issues, and don't bother with any earlier versions. As a general rule, go with v8, v9, or v10.

Warner Bros. 4 Film Favorites DVD Specifications & Review

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This is not really a review, but more of a specifications and bonus features list intended to give all of you the details on exactly what you will find in several of Warner Bros. "4 Film Favorites" DVD sets. All of the info below was originally written in July 2010.

Warner Brothers/New Line's "4 Film Favorites" is a series of two-disc sets consisting of four films that are part of a series/franchise or center around a common theme. Each disc is dual-sided, with the contents of each side being a bit-for-bit copy (a "disc image") of a previous DVD release. (Note: More recent releases in the series simply put four DVDs into the case instead of re-pressing them as dual-sided discs.) Usually the very first DVD release of a film is used as the master for each side, which could be either single-layer or dual-layer. If the DVD master that is used first came out at the infancy of DVD production (the late 1990s), there may be little to no extras, and even a poor film transfer when compared to a later re-release. Also, if that original release was a two-disc set, or a dual-sided disc (see: Lethal Weapon 4), only Disc 1 or Side A will be used. The "4 Film Favorites" line is priced with the budget-conscience consumer in mind, with Target having the lowest price at 9.99 each (occasionally on sale for 8.99). Other stores will inevitably be priced higher, though I don't recommend paying more than ten dollars for each two-disc set.

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Batman Collection - A Good Set, But Warner Bros. Should Have Used The Newer DVD Masters

BATMAN
* Year: 1989
* Runtime: 2:06:10
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: February 8, 1997
* Region: 1
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Cast & Crew Bios & Filmographies (Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Willians, Michael Gough, Jack Palance, Tim Burton), Production Notes (8 screens).

BATMAN RETURNS
* Year: 1992
* Runtime: 2:06:23
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: April 9, 1997
* Region: 1
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Cast & Crew Bios & Filmographies (Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Michael Murphy, Tim Burton), Production Notes (Special Effects, Hero & Villains [Batman, The Penguin, Catwoman], The Screenwriter, The Composer).

BATMAN FOREVER
* Year: 1995
* Runtime: 2:01:31
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: April 24, 1997
* Region: 1
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Cast & Crew Bios & Filmographies (Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Joel Schumacher), Production Notes (Additional Actors, Behind The Scenes, New Villains New Hero, Bob Kane).

BATMAN & ROBIN
* Year: 1997
* Runtime: 2:04:45
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: September 23, 1997
* Region: 1
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Cast & Crew Bios & Filmographies (Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle Macpherson, Stephen Goldblatt, Akiva Goldsman, Peter Macgregor-Scott, Joel Schumacher), Production Notes (Bob Kane And The Birth Of Batman, Creating The New Story, Friends And Foes, Recreating Gotham City, The Batmobile, The Redbird, The Freezemobile, Special Effects, The Costumes, Special Makeup).

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Blade Collection - A Sharp Collection, But Lack Of Extras On Two Films Dulls It A Bit

BLADE
* Year: 1998
* Runtime: 2:00:07
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: February 25, 2002 (Nero InfoTool gives this date, but it should be 1998 or 1999)
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English
* Extras: Commentary by Wesley Snipes and others (Stephen Dorff, David S. Goyer, Theo Van De Sande, Kirk M. Petruccelli, Peter Frankfurt), Isolated Score with Commentary by composer Mark Isham, "La Magra" Featurette, "Designing Blade" Featurette, "The Origins Of Blade" Featurette, "The Blood Tide" Featurette, "House Of Erebus" (explanation of the twelve Vampire Glyphs), "Pencil To Post" Sketch Gallery, Cast & Crew Bios & Filmographies (Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Stephen Norrington, David S. Goyer, Peter Frankfurt, Theo Van De Sade, Kirk M. Petruccelli, Mark Isham), Theatrical Trailer, DVD-ROM Content (Entire Screenplay).
* Notes: The back of the case incorrectly lists "Real Time Storyboards While You Watch The Movie" as an extra.

BLADE II
* Year: 2002
* Runtime: 1:56:43
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: October 14, 2003
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English
* Extras: None

BLADE: TRINITY
* Year: 2004
* Runtime: 1:52:46
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen, 4:3 Fullscreen
* DVD Production Date: February 25, 2005
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish
* Extras: None
* Notes: This is the R-Rated Theatrical cut (an Unrated cut also exists). This is actually Disc 1 from what was originally a two-disc set. The back of the case incorrectly lists 2 commentaries and an isolated score track as extras.

BLADE: HOUSE OF CHTHON
* Year: 2006
* Runtime: 1:28:40
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: February 7, 2008
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish
* Extras: Commentary by director Peter O'Fallon, Commentary by writers David Goyer and Geoff Johns, "Turning Blade" Documentary, 8 Spike TV Promos, DVD Ads (The Butterfly Effect 2, Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny, Pan's Labyrinth, The Number 23, Superman: Doomsday, Doctor Strange).
* This is the feature-length premiere episode of the "Blade: The Series" television series that aired on Spike in 2006. This is also Disc 1 in the Blade: The Series - The Complete Series DVD set.

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Chris Tucker Collection - The Rush Hour Trilogy, With A Bonus Film

RUSH HOUR
* Year: 1998
* Runtime: 1:37:42
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: June 3, 2004 (Nero InfoTool gives this date, but it should be 1998 or 1999)
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English
* Extras: Commentary by director Brett Ratner, Isolated Score with Optional Commentary by composer Lalo Schifrin, Deleted Scenes, "A Piece Of The Action: Behind The Scenes Of Rush Hour" Featurette, Theatrical Trailer, "Whatever Happened To Mason Reese?" Short Film (with Optional Commentary by Brett Ratner), Heavy D "Nuttin' But Love" Music Video (with Optional Commentary by Brett Ratner), Dru Hill "How Deep Is Your Love" Music Video (with Optional Commentary by Brett Ratner), Cast & Crew Bios & Filmographies (Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Tom Wilkinson, Julia Hsu, Elizabeth Pena, Tzi Ma, Brett Ratner, Roger Birnbaum, Arthur Sarkissian, Jonathan Glickman, Jim Kouf, Ross LaManna, Adam Greenberg, Robb Wilson King, Sharen Davis, Mark Helfrich, Lalo Schifrin), DVD-ROM Content.
* Easter Eggs: Use your Remote Control to go to Title 4, then advance to Chapter 3 of the Disc and you will see "Evil Luke Lee", an early short film by director Brett Ratner (with optional commentary by Brett Ratner). This short is normally accessible only through the DVD-ROM content.

RUSH HOUR 2
* Year: 2001
* Runtime: 1:29:58
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: December 12, 2005
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English
* Extras: Commentary by director Brett Ratner and Writer Jeff Nathanson, Infinifilm Fact Track (branch out to featurettes during the film), "Jackie Chan's Hong Kong Introduction" Featurette, "Culture Clash: West Meets East" Featurette, "Language Barrier" Featurette, "Attaining International Stardom" Featurette, "Kung Fu Choreography" Featurette, "Making Magic Out Of Mire" Featurette, Evolution Of A Scene: Chicken Chop" Featurette, Evolution Of A Scene: "The Bomb" Featurette, Evolution Of A Scene: "Slide For Life" Featurette, "Fashion Of Rush Hour 2" Featurette, Visual Effects Deconstruction: Embassy Explosion Scene (4 Angles - plus an introduction by Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Lingenfelser), 9 Deleted Scenes (with Optional Commentary by Brett Ratner), Outtakes, "Lady Luck" Short Film (with Optional Commentary by Brett Ratner), 3 Theatrical Trailers, Cast & Crew Filmographies (Jackie Chan, Alan King, Brett Ratner, Roselyn Sanchez, Chris Tucker, Harris Yulin, Zhang Ziyi), DVD-ROM Contest.
* Easter Eggs: (1) Go to Scene Selection and flip through to the Chapters "7-8". Highlight the Question Mark above the Dragon on the left and press Enter for a "Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring" trailer. (2) Go to Scene Selection and flip through to the Chapters "15-16". Highlight the Question Mark above the Number 7 on the left and press Enter for another "Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring" trailer.

RUSH HOUR 3
* Year: 2007
* Runtime: 1:30:42
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen, 4:3 Fullscreen
* DVD Production Date: January 16, 2008
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish
* Extras: Theatrical Trailer, "Be Kind Rewind" Trailer, "Blade: House of Chthon" Trailer, "Ocean's Thirteen" Trailer.
* Notes: The back of the case incorrectly lists a commentary track, which is only an extra on Disc 1 of the 2-Disc Edition. The master used here is from the 1-Disc Widescreen/Fullscreen Edition.

MONEY TALKS
* Year: 1997
* Runtime: 1:35:42
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: February 27, 2002 (Nero InfoTool gives this date, but it should be 1997 or 1998)
* Region: 1
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Theatrical Trailer, Cast Bios & Filmographies (Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Heather Locklear), Clips of Chris Tucker in "Friday" and "House Party 3" are hidden in his filmography, A clip of Charlie Sheen in "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1" is hidden in his filmography.

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Police Academy 1-4 Collection - An Almost Perfect Half Box Set Re-Release

If you buy this release and the 4 Film Favorites - Cop Comedy Collection, you will essentially get the entire Police Academy - The Complete Collection box set for a fraction of the price - along with National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 as a bonus movie (it's the fourth film on the Cop Comedy Collection). If you also buy the Police Academy - 20th Anniversary Special Edition, which is selling for about five bucks as I write this, and slip that disc into the 4 Film Favorites case, you will truly complete the set.

POLICE ACADEMY
* Year: 1984
* Runtime: 1:36:18
* Video Format: 4:3 Fullscreen (open matte)
* DVD Production Date: September 2, 1997
* Region: All
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Cast & Crew Bios & Filmographies (Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith, George Gaynes, G.W. Bailey, Neal Israel & Pat Proft, Hugh Wilson), "An Idea Hatched" two screens of text notes, "On Location" two screens of text notes, Trailers for all 7 Police Academy films.
* Notes: The back of the case incorrectly lists the format and extras from the 2004 "20th Anniversary Special Edition". The PA1 trailer is missing the narration, the first six trailers are 4:3 fullscreen, the last is 4:3 cropped letterbox.

POLICE ACADEMY 2: THEIR FIRST ASSIGNMENT
* Year: 1985
* Runtime: 1:27:00
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: January 15, 2004
* Region: 1, 4
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, French, Spanish
* Extras: "Accidental Heroes: The Best Of" Featurette, Theatrical Trailer.

POLICE ACADEMY 3: BACK IN TRAINING
* Year: 1986
* Runtime: 1:23:37
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: January 20, 2004
* Region: 1, 4
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, French, Spanish
* Extras: "All Washed Up: Floating Memories" Featurette, Theatrical Trailer.

POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL
* Year: 1987
* Runtime: 1:27:07
* Video Format: 4:3 Fullscreen
* DVD Production Date: January 23, 2004
* Region: 1, 4
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, French, Spanish
* Extras: "Remembering A Lofty Investigation" Featurette, Additional Scenes, Theatrical Trailer, Easter Egg.

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Cop Comedy Collection - The Second Half Of A Half Box Set Re-Release, With A Bonus Film!

If you buy this release and the 4 Film Favorites - Police Academy 1-4 Collection: 4 Film Favorites, you will essentially get the entire Police Academy - The Complete Collection box set for a fraction of the price - along with National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 as a bonus movie (it's the fourth film on the Cop Comedy Collection). If you also buy the Police Academy - 20th Anniversary Special Edition, and slip that disc into the Police Academy 1-4 Collection case, you will truly complete the set.

POLICE ACADEMY 5: ASSIGNMENT MIAMI BEACH
* Year: 1988
* Runtime: 1:29:41
* Video Format: 4:3 Fullscreen
* DVD Production Date: January 23, 2004
* Region: 1, 4
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, French, Spanish
* Extras: "Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened" Featurette, Theatrical Trailer.

POLICE ACADEMY 6: CITY UNDER SEIGE
* Year: 1989
* Runtime: 1:23:47
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: January 19, 2004
* Region: 1, 4
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, French, Spanish
* Extras: "Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective" Featurette, Theatrical Trailer.

POLICE ACADEMY: MISSION TO MOSCOW
* Year: 1994
* Runtime: 1:22:33
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: January 21, 2004
* Region: 1, 4
* Layers: 1
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, French, Spanish
* Extras: "Underneath The Mission" Featurette, Theatrical Trailer.

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S LOADED WEAPON 1
* Year: 1993
* Runtime: 1:22:30
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen, 4:3 Fullscreen
* DVD Production Date: April 19, 2002
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English
* Extras: Theatrical Trailer, Cast/Crew Filmographies (Emilio Esteves, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry, Kathy Ireland, William Shatner, Gene Quintano). Trailers for "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and "Menace II Society" are hidden in the Samuel L. Jackson filmography.

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The Matrix Collection - Get Sucked Into The Matrix For Two Films, But Lack Of Extras On Two Others Pulls You Back Out

THE MATRIX
* Year: 1999
* Runtime: 2:16:13
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: August 2, 1999
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English
* Extras: Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss and visual effects supervisor John Gaeta and editor Zach Staenberg, Music-Only Track with Commentary by composer Don Davis, "Making The Matrix" Featurette, Cast & Crew Bios & Filmographies (Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano, Joel Silver, The Wachowski Brothers), "Follow the White Rabbit" Feature (giving access to 9 behind the scenes featurettes at various points in the movie), DVD-ROM Content.
* Easter Eggs: (1) The Red Pill on the bottom of the Special Features screen leads you to the "What Is Bullet Time?" featurette. (2) In the Wachowski Brothers section of Cast And Crew, there is another Red Pill, taking you to the "What Is The Concept?" featurette.

THE MATRIX RELOADED
* Year: 2003
* Runtime: 2:18:09
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: July 14, 2003
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: None
* Notes: This is actually Disc 1 from what was originally a two-disc set.

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS
* Year: 2003
* Runtime: 2:09:06
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: February 2, 2004
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Theatrical Trailer, "The Matrix" Teaser Trailer, "The Matrix Reloaded" Teaser Trailer, "The Animatrix" Teaser Trailer, DVD-ROM Content.
* Notes: This is actually Disc 1 from what was originally a two-disc set.

THE ANIMATRIX
* Year: 2003
* Runtime: 1:41:00
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: May 1, 2003
* Region: 1, 2, 3, 4
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, Japanese
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Commentary by director Yoshiaki Kawajiri on "Program" (in Japanese, with English subtitles), Commentary by director Mahiro Maeda on "The Second Renaissance Part 1" (in Japanese, with English subtitles), Commentary by director Mahiro Maeda on "The Second Renaissance Part 2" (in Japanese, with English subtitles), Commentary by director Takeshi Kokie on "World Record" (in Japanese, with English subtitles), "Making Final Flight Of The Osiris" Featurette, "Making The Second Renaissance Parts 1 And 2" Featurette, "Making Kid's Story And Detective Story" Featurette, "Making Program" Featurette, "Making World Record" Featurette, "Making Beyond" Featurette, "Making Matriculated" Featurette, "Scrolls To Screen: The History And Culture Of Anime" Featurette, "Enter The Matrix: In The Making" Video Game Featurette, Directors & Segment Producers Biographies (Peter Chung, Andy Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Koji Morimoto, Shinichiro Watanabe, Michael Arias, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Eiko Tanaka).

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Ocean's Collection - A Steal Of A Good Deal

OCEAN'S 11
* Year: 1960
* Runtime: 2:07:17
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: September 10, 2001
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Commentary by Frank Sinatra Jr. and Angie Dickinson, Interactive Las Vegas Then and Now Map Casino Vignettes, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Excerpt Featuring Guest Host Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson, Cast & Crew Filmographies (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson), 2 Theatrical Trailers.
* Easter Eggs: (1) On the Special Features menu, press LEFT to highlight a poker chip on the pile. Press Enter to view a clip about the Las Vegas Gambling Museum. (2) On the "Map Of Vegas" menu, watch The Sands casino video. After viewing the video, select it again to see a different video showing the implosion of the casino in November 1996.

OCEAN'S ELEVEN
* Year: 2001
* Runtime: 1:56:27
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: March 7, 2002
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Commentary by Matt Damon and Andy Garcia and Brad Pitt, Commentary by director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Ted Griffin, "The Making Of Ocean's Eleven" Featurette, "The Look Of The Con" Featurette, Cast Filmographies (George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts), 3 Theatrical Trailers, "Are You In Or Out?" DVD-ROM Game.

OCEAN'S TWELVE
* Year: 2004
* Runtime: 2:05:10
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: February 8, 2005
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Theatrical Trailer.

OCEAN'S THIRTEEN
* Year: 2007
* Runtime: 2:01:59
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: August 29, 2007
* Region: 1
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Additional Scenes, "Vegas: An Opulent Illusion" Featurette, "Jerry Weintraub Walk And Talk: The Producer Takes Us On A Casino Set Tour" Featurette.

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Superman Collection - Special Edition Masters Used Means Good Transfers And *Some* Decent Extras

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE
* Year: 1978
* Runtime: 2:22:57
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: December 5, 2006
* Region: 1, 2, 3, 4
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler, Teaser Trailer, Theatrical Trailer, TV Spot.
* Notes: This is actually Disc 1 from what was originally a four-disc set. This is the PG-Rated Theatrical cut of the film (an Extended cut also exists).

SUPERMAN II
* Year: 1980
* Runtime: 2:07:20
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: August 1, 2006
* Region: 1, 2, 3, 4
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler, "Superman's Souffle" Deleted Scene, Theatrical Trailer.
* Notes: This is actually Disc 1 from what was originally a two-disc set. This is the PG-Rated Theatrical cut of the film (a "Richard Donner Cut" also exists).

SUPERMAN III
* Year: 1983
* Runtime: 2:04:54
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: July 19, 2006
* Region: 1, 2, 3, 4
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler, "The Making Of Superman III" Vintage TV Special, 11 Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer.

SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE
* Year: 1987
* Runtime: 1:29:42
* Video Format: 16:9 Widescreen
* DVD Production Date: July 25, 2006
* Region: 1, 2, 3, 4
* Layers: 2
* Audio Languages: English, French
* Subtitle Languages: English, Spanish, French
* Extras: Commentary by screenwriter Mark Rosenthal, 15 Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer.

That is all.

1,001 Classic Commercials DVD Review

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This review was originally written on May 26, 2015
Quite A Healthy Collection Of Vintage Commercials, With Only A Few Things That Don't Belong

This review of 1,001 Classic Commercials (Mill Creek Entertainment) (also available in a Collectible Tin) is dedicated to my father, Joel Rudoff. I started watching this DVD set with him back in January 2011. We got about halfway through Disc 1 when Hurricane Sandy struck at the end of October 2012. The storm destroyed a lot of our personal property, including lots of irreplaceable family photos and mementos, and also many items in our DVD and Blu-ray collection, such as this DVD. We repurchased it (again from Target for $5.00) in 2013 after we moved into a new house. Sadly, we never got back to watching it again before my father passed away in January 2014. Now, in May 2015, I finally was able to watch the entire DVD set with other family members.

This is a set of 1,001 (1,016 if you include all of the short films) classic black-and-white and color "commercials" from the 1950s to the 1970s, with one 1980s PSA thrown in just to be different. As far as I understand it, anything after 1976 is automatically copyrighted, and thus can't fall into the public domain. That's why you won't find anything after the 1970s in this set (save for the one PSA). Too many of these things are not standard commercials. Some are excerpts from shows where they would stop the show - namely game shows and variety shows - to do a live ad. Some are short films, a few of which don't belong here. Some are just the quick sponsor tags at the end of a show (for example, "Bewitched has been brought to you by Clairol"). Some of these "commercials" are TV show title sequences (Beverly Hillbillies and Annie Oakley), and some are sponsor spots from TV series (Petticoat Junction, Dick Van Dyke, Andy Griffith). In fact, you'll find a LOT of commercials with famous, and not-yet-famous celebrities. Be sure to look out for Kurt Russell and Billy Mumy as children, a pre-"Facts of Life" Charlotte Rae taking a shower, and a pre-"Good Times" John Amos as a cop.

The political ads were almost all for the Eisenhower-Nixon re-election campaign in 1956. I would have liked to have seen some variety there. I was hoping the infamous Lyndon B. Johnson 1964 "Daisy Girl" ad would have been included. I also would have liked to have seen one of Dinah Shore's "See The USA In Your Chevrolet" ads on the disc. There is one Dinah Chevrolet ad, but she isn't singing that song in it. Also missing, is the famous "Let's all go to the lobby" theater intermission spot. I was hoping it would have been in the Drive-In Ads section, though it's a theater commercial. Sadly, it's not here at all.

What is here, are a bunch of short films that are not commercials and have no business being here. You'll find the 1954 "Tobacco & The Human Body" educational short film from Encyclopaedia Britannica that eats up 15-minutes inconclusively trying to prove the harmful effects of tobacco on the human body. There wasn't enough evidence at the time to draw the conclusions we can now, but that didn't stop the scientists from mercilessly torturing poor, innocent rabbits in the name of "research". In the Cars section(!) is a 22-minute short about the residents and businesses of Levittown, Pennsylvania entitled "Our Home Town". Why it's here, much less in the Cars section, is beyond me. Both of the items in the "Holiday" section don't belong here: the "Christmas Brings Joy To Everyone" Universal Studios newsreel clip, and some unknown stop-motion Christmas clip that seems to serve no purpose at all.

This set spans three single-sided, dual-layer discs, with an approximate runtime of 16 hours (according to the packaging). Video format is 4:3 Fullscreen, with one commercial and one short film in letterbox. There is a Play All for each section on Discs 1 and 2, but no Play All for Disc 3. However, on Discs 1 and 2, even if you select each individual group of commercials, at the end it'll continue to the next group, instead of going back to the menu. So, even if you don't want to play all, it essentially does it anyway.

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Disc 1 - Main Menu

Chapters are placed after each commercial, which is a nice touch. It shows that some effort was given to the presentation. The content is very well organized, and even sub-organized for the first two discs. All commercials for the same brand of product are grouped together - for example, all Coca-Cola or Marlboro ads are shown back-to-back - but they're not in chronological order, or even grouped by color format. If they didn't have the years, and thus couldn't put them in chronological order, they could have put the black-and-white commercials first and then the colors ones for each brand. This is much better than jumping back and forth between color formats. There are four John Wayne commercials for Great Western Savings that actually give the date they were filmed at the end, but they're not in chronological order, which is a shame since it would be *very* easy to do (just put a certain one before the others).

Quality is a very mixed bag. Some are quite good, some okay, some are standard public domain quality, and some are nearly unwatchable. As others have pointed out, it's mostly the color commercials that suffer the most. Since a bunch of the color commercials have the same poor quality, I get the feeling that they all came from the same source (very likely an old videotape). Some people have complained about the bad quality. Although it's understandable why they're upset, you can't go into a public domain DVD release expecting anything close to fantastic video and audio quality.

Some commercials have "SV" in the lower left corner, indicating that Mill Creek "stole" these commercials from another source that branded their releases with those initials. I know that some commercials were stolen from Catcom releases, as I caught a quick flash of one of their screens before one of the PSA's. All of the commercials from one of Catcom's Beverly Hillbillies releases are on here. However, there are no Mill Creek logos on any of the videos, so that's a good sign.

I rated this release 4 out of 5 stars. I took off half a star for Mill Creek's standard practice of cramming too much stuff onto each disc, thus resulting in some unnecessary compression artifacts and poorer quality. I took off the other half star due to the quality. Some of the videos are just a little TOO poor in quality. That said, for five bucks, the quality and variety (or lack thereof in some sections) is quite acceptable.

Below is a list of categories on the discs, the number of commercials in each category, the runtimes of each commercial set in minutes and seconds (one set on Disc 3 goes past an hour), and the brands/products covered. Most brands/products have multiple commercials. I'm also listing what are the notable highlights are to me.

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Disc 1 - Food Menu

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-- Beverages (46 coms) (36:19)
Coca Cola / 7-Up / Kool-Aid / Shasta Soda / Nestle Quik / Tang / Gallo Wine / Tea Counsel Inc. / Evaporated Milk / Prune Juice / Carnation Instant Breakfast / Dairy Prod. / Hawaiian Punch / Swiss Colony Italian Wines / Metrecal Shake / Pepsi Cola / Schweppes Seltzer Water / Hershey's Instant Chocolate Milk Mix / American Dairy Assoc. Milk / Alexis Lichine Wine / Beech-Nut Juice / Welchade / Funny Face Drink Mix (from Pillabury) / Ovaltine / V-8 Vegetable Juice / Mountain Dew /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 13 - Monkees & Bugs Bunny for Kool-Aid (1969) / ch 14 - Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd for Kool-Aid / ch 16 - Frankenstein Shasta with Tom Bosley voiceover & John Fiedler / ch 17 - Shasta with Tom Bosley voiceover / ch 19 - Paul Winchell & dummies for Nestle Quik / ch 20 - Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck for Tang / ch 27 - Annie Oakley series open presented by Carnation Milk / ch 42 - Flintstones for Welchade (1964) / ch 44 - Duke Schneider & Capt. Midnight for Chocolate Ovaltine /[end]
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-- Bread (10 coms) (7:24)
Sunbeam / Fischer's Training Table Bread / Schmidt's Blue Ribbon / Wonder Bread / Hart's Bread /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 2&3 - Hopalong Cassidy mentioned in Sunbeam Bread (picture on wrapper) / ch 7 - New York Giants footage for Fischer's Training Table Bread / Snoopy & Peanuts for Hart's Bread /[end]
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-- Candy/Gum (16 coms) (14:23)
BeechNut Gum / Almond Joy / Almond Cluster / Fruit Stripe Gum / Clark's Gum / Milky Way / Snickers / Mar's Almond Bar / Three Musketeers / Tootsie Roll & Pop / Sugar Daddy / Certs Mints / Clorets /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 2 - BeechNut Gum with Thurl Ravenscroft voice / ch 8 - Buster Keaton for Milky Way / ch 10 - Joe E. Brown for Three Musketeers /[end]
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-- Cereal (52 coms) (37:18)
Monster Cereals / Grape Nuts & Flakes / Alpha-Bits / Maypo / Post Cereal / Post Toasties / Cheerios / Quaker Puffed Wheat & Rice / Quaker Instant Grits / Sugar Jets / Frosted Flakes / Quisp / Wheaties / Kellogg's Variety Pack / Kellogg's OK's / Kellogg's Corn Flakes / Rice Krispies / Apple Jacks / Cap'n Crunch / Cocoa Krispies / Country Corn Flakes / Kellogg's Raisin Bran / Post Raisin Bran / Sugar Crisp / Trix / Clackers / General Mills Goodness Pack /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1&2 - Monster Cereals feat. Frankenberry, Count Chocula, Boo Berry (poor color) / ch 3 - Andy Griffith Show for Grape Nuts / ch 11 - Andy Griffith Show bought to you by Post Cereal / ch 12 - Andy Griffith for Post Toasties / ch 14 - Make Room For Daddy for Post Toasties Corn Flakes / ch 17 - Wyatt Earp pistol promotion for Cheerios / ch 18 - Bullwinkle for Cheerios / ch 26&27 - Tony The Tiger for Frosted Flakes / ch 28 - Daws Butler as voice of Quisp for Quisp / ch 31 - Yogi Bear for Kellogg's OK's / ch 32 - Beverly Hillbillies for Kellogg's (end of opening theme) / ch 33 - Yogi Bear & Huckleberry Hound for Kellogg's Corn Flakes / ch 34 - "Breakfast Pals" Short Film feat. Snap, Crackle, and Pop for Rice Krispies (short film) / ch 35 - Snap, Crackle, and Pop for Rice Krispies / ch 36 - Woody Woodpecker for Rice Krispies (June Foray voice, too) / ch 39 - Captain Crunch (Jim Backus voice) for Cap'n Crunch / ch 40 - Snagglepuss for Cocoa Krispies / ch 41 - Peter Marshall for Kellogg's Corn Flakes / ch 42 - Yogi Bear & Friends for Kellogg's Corn Flakes / ch 43 - Top Cat for Kellogg's Corn Flakes / ch 46 - Pixie & Dixie for Kellogg's Raisin Bran / ch 49 - Sugar Bear for Sugar Crisp / ch 50 - Trix Rabbit for Trix / ch 52 - Rocky the Squirrel for General Mills Cereals /[end]
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-- Condiments (10 coms) (5:35)
Cool Whip / A1 Steak Sauce / Heinz Worschestire Sauce / Hellman's Mayonaise / Hunt's Catsup / Reddi Whip / Clanky Chocolate Flavor Syrup /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 3 - Boris Karloff for A1 Steak Sauce (poor color) /[end]
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-- Snacks (14 coms) (10:11)
Cracker Jack / Schnedder's Potato Chips / Jeno's Pizza / Screaming Yellow Zonkers / Ritz Crackers / Morton's Corn Chips / Pringles Potato Chips / Whix Bar / E-Z Pop Popcorn / Sealtest Ice Cream / Frito's Corn Chips / Kool-Pops /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - Jack Gilford for Cracker Jack / ch 3 - Bob Hope for Jeno's Pizza (poor color) / ch 4 - Lone Ranger & Tonto for Jeno's Pizza Rolls / ch 9 - Ben Vereen for Pringles / ch 11 - Thurl Ravencroft voice(?) for E-Z Pop Popcorn / ch 13 - Mel Blanc as voice of Frito Bandito for Frito's Corn Chips /[end]
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-- More Food (43 coms) (39:09)
Heinz Pickles / Jell-O Instant Pudding & Gelatin / Kroger's Eggs / Der Wienerschnitzel Restaurant / Andersen Soup / Crisco / Dixie Cups / Snowdrift / Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup / Skippy Peanut Butter / Austex Beef Stew / Breast O' Chicken Tuna / Oscar Mayer Weiners / Pioneer Corn Meal / Salada Tea Bags / Dole Tropi-Kai Canned Fruit (Mixed Hawaiian Fruits) / Del Monte Zucchini Cans / Florida Grapefruit / Kentucky Fried Chicken / California Prunes / Rath Meats / Star-Kist Tuna / Jif Peanut Butter / Dole Bananas / Gold Medal Flour / Good Luck Margarine / Pillsbury Cake & Brownie Mix / Sweeta Artifical Sweetner / Green Giant Vegetables / Blue Bonnet Margarine / Mazola Corn Oil & Margarine / Chef Boyardee Pizza Mix /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 3 - Paul Benedict(?) for Jell-O / ch 5 - The Chipmunks for Jell-O / ch 6 - The Fifth Dimension for Jell-O / ch 16 - Arthur Godfrey Show for Lipton Soup / ch 21 - Henry Morgan for Pioneer Corn Meal / ch 26 - Colonel Sanders for Kentucky Fried Chicken / ch 28&29 - Louis Nye for Rath Meats / ch 31 - Charlie Tuna for Star-Kist Tuna / ch 39&40 - Jolly Green Giant for Green Giant Vegetables /[end]
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Disc 1 - Toys Menu

-- Action Figures (11 coms) (14:30)
Billy Blast-Off / Ding-A-Lings / Great Garloo / King Zoar / Robert The Robot / Robot Commando / Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots / Zeroids / Mr. Machine / G.I. Joe / Navy Frogmen in Frosted Flakes /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 7 - Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots / ch 10 - G.I. Joe /[end]
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-- Board Games (10 coms) (9:20)
Wrestle-Around / Pressman's Action Baseball / Veda Board / Mattel's Lie Detector / Sonar Sub Hunt / Funny Bones / Monkey's Uncle / Milton Bradley's Racko & Easy Money / Milton Bradley's Mystery Date / Milton Bradley's Allan Sherman: Camp Grenada Game /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 2 - Roger Maris for Pressman's Action Baseball / ch 4 - Mattel's Lie Detector / ch 8 - Milton Bradley's Racko & Easy Money (Monopoly rip-off) / ch 9 - Milton Bradley's Mystery Date / ch 10 - Allan Sherman for Camp Grenada Game /[end]
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-- Cars/Planes/Boats (16 coms) (16:37)
Gilbert's Auto-Rama / Trik Trak / Remco Flying Airliner / Marx's Big Bruiser / Marx's Big Shot / Mr. Kelly's Automatic Car Wash / Flying Superman in Kellogg's Corn Flakes / Tiger Joe / Ideal's Toys of the Future / U.S.S. Battlewagon / Remco's Whirlybirds / Johnny Lightning Double Trouble from Cheerios / Ideal Shark Pack / Aurora Speedline / Thunderstreak /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 7 - Flying Superman in Kellogg's Corn Flakes / ch 9 - Mighty Mouse Hand Puppet & Other "Toys of the Future" by Ideal / ch 13 - Johnny Lightning Double Trouble from Cheerios /[end]
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-- Dolls (18 coms) (19:51)
Barbie (with Ken & Dream House) / Betsy Wetsy / Chatty Cathy / Matty Mattel & Sister Belle & Casper The Friendly Ghost Talking Dolls / Patti Playpal / Shirley Temple Doll / Teeny Tiny Tears / Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head / Beautiful Crissy & Velvet / Suzie Cute /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch1 - Barbie / ch2 - Barbie & Ken / ch3 - Barbie's Dream House / ch4 - Barbie Mix & Match Outfits / ch5 - Barbie's Color & Curl / ch6 - Malibu Barbie (1971) / ch 7 - Betsy Wetsy / ch 8 - Betsy Wetsy (history) / ch 9 - Chatty Cathy / ch 10 - Matty Mattel & Sister Belle & Casper The Friendly Ghost Talking Dolls / ch 12 - Shirley Temple Doll / ch 14 - Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head / ch 18 - Louis Armstrong for Suzie Cute /[end]
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-- Playsets (15 coms) (13:37)
Marx's Best of the West / Ideal's Deluxe Man in Space Set / Ideal's Missile Base "Count Down" / Mattel's Man in Space / Remcos' Project Yankee Doodle Missile Test Center / Remco's Voice-Controlled Kennedy Airport / Ideal's Steve Canyon Test Helmet / Marx's Carry-All Action Playsets / Colorforms / Remco's Movieland Drive-In Theater / Capt. Midnight Secret Squadron Fan Club / Super Spy Attache Case / Super Helmet Seven / Secret Sam Spy Kit /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 5 - Mattel's Man in Space / ch 7 - Remco's Voice-Controlled Kennedy Airport / ch 10 - Colorforms / ch 11 - Remco's Movieland Drive-In Theater / ch 12 - Capt. Midnight Secret Squadron Fan Club (1955) / ch 14 - Super Helmet Seven /[end]
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-- Projectiles/Guns (12 coms) (11:16)
Roy Rogers Quick Shooter Hat / Agent ZeroM Sonic Blaster / Mattel Holster Shooting Shells Winchester in Frontier Set / Dick Tracy Power Jet Gun / Marx's Gung Ho Commando Outfit / Johnny Seven Micro-Helmet Phone Set & Gun / Multi-Pistol 09 / Mattel's Private Eye Snub-Nose .38 Gun / Sound-O-Power Military & Western Rifles / Mattel's Tommy-Burst in Detective Set / Zoom-It In Space Disc Launcher /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - Roy Rogers Quick Shooter Hat / ch 2 - Agent ZeroM Sonic Blaster feat young Kurt Russell / ch 5 - Dick Tracy Power Jet Gun feat. young Billy Mumy / ch 12 - Zoom-It In Space Disc Launcher (1971) /[end]
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-- Trains (7 coms) (6:54)
Lionel Trains / American Flyer All-Aboard / Remco's Union Station /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 4 - Joe DiMaggio Show for Lionel Trains /[end]
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-- Other Toys (25 coms) (34:44)
Space Patrol Promos / Gilbert Toys 1963 / Nabisco Toy Round-Up Contest / Gaylord The Dog / Ideal Electronic Fighter Jet / Jimmy Jet / Remco's Fascination / Remco Wheel Games / Remco Coney Island Penny Machine / Remco Transistor Radio / V-rroom! Hot Rodder Engine / Pressman Witch Doctor Head Shrinker Kit / Blaze Galloping Horse / Dick Tracy Two-Way Wrist Radio / Etch-A-Sketch & Magnasticks / Signal Wrist Flashlight from Nabisco / Silly Putty / Slinky / Magic Shrink Machine (aka Shrinky Dinks) / Creepy Crawlers Thing Maker / Wham-O's Hula Hoop & Frisbee / Loop-A-Lot / Penny's Toys / Whizzer / Smaxey Playball from Kellogg's /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 3 - Rin Tin Tin Cast for Nabisco Toy Round-Up Contest / ch 14 - Dick Tracy Two-Way Wrist Radio / ch 17 - Silly Putty / ch 18 - Slinky / ch 21 - Wham-O's Hula Hoop & Frisbee /[end]
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-- Drugs/Drinking (5 coms) (4:20)
Drunk Driving (AAA Foundation For Safety) (audio off sync) / Crack-Cocaine Clint Eastwood (1980s) / Fast Driving Is Suicide (Nation Safety Counsel) / Drunk Driving (Cleveland Theaters) / Johnny Smoke (American Heart Assoc.) /[end]

* NOTABLES: Clint Eastwood against Crack-Cocaine (1980s) /[end]
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-- Fiscal Responsibility (5 coms) (6:14)
National Assoc of Retired Persons (AARP) / National Treasury Service War Bonds / U.S. Savings Bonds / Guide To Federal Consumer Services / Victory Bonds Theater Ad /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - Jim Jordan-Fibber McGee for National Assoc of Retired Persons (AARP) / ch 2 - Bugs Bunny for National Treasury Service War Bonds ("Any Bonds Today" Song) / ch 3 - John Wayne for U.S. Savings Bonds / ch 4 - King Kong for Guide To Federal Consumer Services /[end]
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-- Health (13 coms) (13:28)
Mental Health Assoc. / VD Is For Everybody / American Cancer Society / Christmas Seals / Variety Club of Northern California / March of Dimes / American Red Cross /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - Tab Hunter for Mental Health Assoc. / ch 2 - VD Is For Everybody / ch 3-5 - John Wayne for American Cancer Society / ch 6 - James Cagney for Christmas Seals / ch 7 - John Wayne for Christmas Seals / ch 8 - Gale Gordon for American Cancer Society / ch 9 - Danny Thomas for Variety Club of Northern California / ch 10 - Mark Hamill for March of Dimes (1977) / ch 12 - American Red Cross "You Are Not Alone" with Gary Cooper / ch 13 - Frank Sinatra in "Battlefield" for Christmas Seals /[end]
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-- Social Responsibility (5 coms) (3:20)
National Assoc. of Broadcasters Television Code / Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles / Ducks Unlimited / Keep American Beautiful / Forest Fire Prevention /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 2 - Lloyd Bridges for Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles / ch 4 - Iron Eyes Cody "Crying Indian" Keep American Beautiful / ch 5 - Smokey The Bear Sexy Woman Forest Fire Prevention /[end]

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Disc 2 - Cigarette Ads Menu

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-- BelAir (18 coms) (14:41)

* NOTABLES: ch 15 - Very young Bob Barker in clip from unknown game show (Newlywed Game?) /[end]
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-- Camel (38 coms) (32:41)

* NOTABLES: ch 2 - Ed Winn Show clip feat. Ed Wynn, William Fraley, and Three Stooges / ch 5 - Ann Southern / ch 8 - Brooklyn Dodgers & Ebbets Field / ch 15 - Dick Powell / ch 21&22 - Eva Gabor / ch 24 - Henry Fonda / ch 26 - Brooklyn Dodgers' Clem Labine / ch 30 - Maureen O'Hara / ch 35 - Robert Young /[end]
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-- Capri (3 coms) (3:00)
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-- Chesterfield (6 coms) (4:50)

* NOTABLES: ch 4 - Chesterfield presents Dragnet /[end]
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-- Kent (9 coms) (5:47)

* NOTABLES: ch 2-4 - Dick Van Dyke Show Cast / ch 8 - Hennesy Cast /[end]
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-- Kool (9 coms) (9:02)

* NOTABLES: ch 6-9 - Spanish Audio /[end]
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-- Lucky Strike (3 coms) (2:57)

* NOTABLES: ch 1&2 - Stop-Motion Animation / ch 3 - Frank Gifford and wife Maxine /[end]
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-- Marlboro (33 coms) (29:29)
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-- Newport (10 coms) (9:26)
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-- Phillip Morris (7 coms) (9:53)

* NOTABLES: ch 1-3 - Bob Shepard, shown during I Love Lucy / ch4-6 - I Love Lucy Cast (Ed Sullivan in last one) / ch 7 - Reed Hadley from Racket Squad (ends with I Love Lucy "Ricky Is Born" clip) /[end]
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-- Raleigh (9 coms) (8:43)
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-- Tareyton (4 coms) (2:38)
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-- Viceroy (28 coms) (26:26)

* NOTABLES: ch 17 - Spanish Audio /[end]
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-- Winston (13 coms) (7:50)

* NOTABLES: ch 2&3 - The Flintstones Cast / ch 10 - Love That Bob Cast /[end]
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-- More Cigarettes (15 coms) (11:43)
Old Gold / Muriel Cigars / Robt. Burns Cigars / Pall Mall / Parliment / L&M / Montclair / Ronson Comet Lighter / Silva Thins / Tiparello Cigar / Paxton / Salem /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 9 - Boris Karloff for Ronson Comet Lighter /[end]
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-- Tobacco & The Human Body (1954) (Encyclopaedia Britannica educational short film) (14:51)
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Disc 2 - Health & Beauty Menu

-- Deodorant (5 coms) (2:47)
Ban / Mum / Right Guard /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 5 - John Amos as a Cop for Right Guard /[end]
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-- Hair Care (25 coms) (16:18)
Clairol / Prom / Groom & Clean / Halo / Lustre-Cream / Vitalis / Alberto V05 / Hidden Magic Hair Spray / Johnson's No More Tangles / Ozon Fluid Net Hair Spray / Rinse Away / Code 10 / Brylcreem / Wildroot /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 6 - Bewitched's Elizabeth Mongomery for Clairol / ch 7 - Chico Marx for Prom / ch 24 - Brylcreem "A Little Dab'll Do Ya" /[end]
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-- Medicine (27 coms) (24:26)
Bufferin / Alka-Seltzer / Dristan / Mentholatum Deep Heating Rub / Band-Aid / Anacin / Bactine / Fletcher's Castoria Laxative for Children / Vicks Tri-Span / Consant / Contac / Chocks Vitamins / Ben-Gay / Unguentine First-Aid Aerofilm / Allerest / Flintstones Vitamins / Rolaids /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 6 - Speedy Alka-Seltzer for Alka-Seltzer / ch 26 - The Flintstones for Flintstones Vitamins/[end]
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-- Shaving (9 coms) (5:26)
Gillette / Remington Electric Shaver / Hai Karate / Noxzema Lime Shave Cream / Schick / Mennen Skin Bracer / Palmolive Rapid-Shave / Aeroshave /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 2 - Brooklyn Dodgers' Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, and Don Zimmer for Gillette Razors /[end]
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-- Skin Care (7 coms) (4:21)
Cover Girl / Deep Magic Dry Skin Conditioner / Jade East / Albolene Cream / Mennen Baby Magic / Pond's Angel Skin / Coppertone QT Quick Tanning Lotion /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - Cybill Shepard for Cover Girl /[end]
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-- Soap (22 coms) (15:28)
Dial / Boraxo / Vel Beauty Bar / Camay / Ivory / Safeguard / Lava / Genteel Baby Bath & Shampoo / Soaky /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 3 - Ronald Reagan for Boraxo / ch 14 - Petticoat Junction Cast for Ivory / ch 21 - Alvin and the Chipmunks for Soaky (1964) / ch 22 - Dick Tracy for Soaky (1965) /[end]
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-- Toothpaste/Mouthwash (34 coms) (25:15)
Colgate / Crest / Wernet's Dentu-Creme / Pepsodent / Gleem / Antizyme / Listerine / Scope / Ultra Brite / Macleans / Johnson & Johnson's Micrin / Ipana /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 16 - Mary Tyler Moore for Pepsodent/[end]

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Disc 3 - Main Menu

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-- Airlines (2 coms) (1:20)
United Airlines / Western Airlines /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - This Land Is Your Land animated for United Airlines /[end]
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-- Appliances (11 coms) (28:58)
The Sheer Look Is Here (1957) (3:40) / Hotpoint / Southern California Edison / Westinghouse / General Electric /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 5 - Spokesperson Can't Open Westinghouse Fridge on Studio One / ch 8-10 - I Love Lucy Cast for Westinghouse on Desilu Playhouse /[end]
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-- Beer (40 coms) (26:45)
Colt 45 / Simon Pure Beer / Ballentine's Brewer's Gold Ale / Hamm's Beer / Lucky Draft / Lucky Lager / National Bohemian / Carling Black Label / Falstaff / Olympia Beer / Rainier / Schlitz / Budweiser / Piel's Beer / Rheingold / Grain Belt / Old Milwaukee / Schmidt / Lablatt's / Alcoa Aluminum / Miller High Life /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 3 - Buster Keaton for Simon Pure Beer / ch 7 - Laurel & Hardy for Hamm's Beer (1970) / ch 17 - Addams Family Spoof for Falstaff / ch 27 - Ed McMahon for Budweiser / ch 32 - Tony Dow(?) for Old Milwaukee / ch 35 - Mike Farrell for Schmidt Big Mouth /[end]
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-- Camera (9 coms) (32:13)
Polaroid (1965 Dealer Presentation Ad) (24 min) (audio off sync for second part) / Polaroid Swinger / Kodak /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 3 - Ozzie Nelson for Kodak / ch 4 - Dick Van Dyke for Kodak / ch 7 - Ozzie Nelson for Kodak Film /[end]
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-- Cars (45 coms) (1:26:13)
Hertz Rent-A-Car / Volkswagen / American Motors / Chevrolet / Ford / General Motors / "Our Home Town" Levittown, Pennsylvania Short Film (22min) (not a commercial) / Chevrolet / Dodge / Renault / Chevrolet Camero / Datsun / Mercury Cougar / Etsel / Lincoln / DeSoto / Plymouth / Studebaker / Toyota /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 4 - King Kong for Volkswagen / ch 7 - Kevin McCarthy for American Motors / ch 9 - Dinah Shore & Pat Boone for Chevrolet (Oct. 1958) (no "See The USA..." Song) / ch 17 - My Three Sons Cast for Chevrolet / ch22&23 - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz for Ford / ch 26 - General Motors "A Touch of Magic" Short Film (1961) (Letterbox) / ch 38 - Etsel / ch 39 - Ed Sullivan for Lincoln (clip from show) / ch 41 - Groucho Marx for DeSoto (You Bet Your Life opening) / ch 42 - Road Runner & Wyle E. Coyote for Plymouth / ch 43 - Mister Ed & Wilber (Alan Young) for Studebaker / [end]
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-- Auto Parts (11 coms) (8:48)
Goodyear Tires / Delco Battery / Autolite / Wynn's Motor Oil / Bardahl Motor Oil / Instant J-Wax / Simoniz /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 11 - Three Stooges for Simoniz /[end]
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-- Coffee (27 coms) (23:55)
Butter-Nut / Maxwell House / Wilkin's / Folger's / Sanka / None Such / Hills Bros. /[end]

* NOTABLES: Early Jim Henson Puppets for Wilkin's /[end]
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-- Fashion (6 coms) (4:28)
Caperlan Nylon / Keds / Robert Hall Family Clothes / Chemstrand Corporation Pantyhose / Florsheim Shoes / Ponderosa Shoes /[end]
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-- Financial (8 coms) (6:51)
Dreyfus Fund Inc. / Shearson, Hamill / Bank of America / American Express / Great Western Savings /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - Dreyfus Fund's Lion on Wall Street / ch 4 - Mel Blanc for American Express / ch 5 - John Wayne for Great Western Savings (filmed Oct. 28, 1977) / ch 6 - John Wayne for Great Western Savings (filmed Aug. 22, 1978) / ch 7 - John Wayne for Great Western Savings (filmed Oct. 25, 1977) / ch 8 - John Wayne for Great Western Savings (filmed Aug. 25, 1978) /[end]
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-- Gas/Oil (15 coms) (12:01)
Shell / Amoco (American Oil Company) / Chevron / Phillips 66 / Esso / Speedway 79 / American Oil Company / Signal / DX Superclean / Standard Oil Station / Texaco / Bardahl Motor Oil / Marathon Super-M /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 4 - Tom Seaver for Phillips 66 / ch 5 - Gayle Sayers for Phillips 66 / ch 13 - Jack Benny for Texaco /[end]
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-- Holiday (2 coms) (3:33)
"Christmas Brings Joy To Everyone" Universal Studios Newsreel Clip (not a commercial) / Unknown Stop-Motion Christmas Clip (not a commercial) /[end]
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-- Household Items (82 coms) (56:35)
Colgate Stretch 'n' Seal / Dash Detergent / Dove Dishwashing Liquid / Dreft / Hi-Lex Bleach / Kleenex / Windex / Ajax / Raid Bug Killer / SOS Scouring Pads / Tide Clothes Soap / Mr. Clean / Pledge / Q-Tips / Northern Bath Tissue / Ortho Bug-Geta / Slip Away / Sputnik Fly Killer / Biz Clothes Soap / Bounty / Charmin / Cheer / Comet / Duz Dish Detergent / Gain / Hefty Bags / Ivory / Oxydol Plus / Puffs Tissues / Super Comet / Top Job / Bic Pens / Flair Pens / Scotties Tissues / 409 Bathroom Cleaner / Baggies Plastic Bags / Bounty Paper Towels / Joy Dish Soap / Klear Floor Wax / Pledge / Tupperware / General Electric Lightbulbs / Saran Wrap / Faultless Spray-On Starch (1965) / Handi Wipes / Wizard Bathroom Deodorizer /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 15 - Mel Blance voice for Raid Bug Killer / ch 16 - Gary Moore & Others for SOS Scouring Pads (game show clip) / ch 20 - Petticoat Junction bought to you by Tide / ch 21 - Mr. Clean with jingle / ch 29&30 - Nancy Walker as Rosie The Waitress for Bounty / ch 31-34 - Dick Wilson as Mr. Whipple for Charmin / ch 38 - Jane Withers as Josephine The Plumber for Comet / ch 42-52 - Jonathan Winters for Hefty Bags / ch 59-61 - Jane Withers as Josephine The Plumber for Super Comet / ch 66 - Jimmy Durante for Scotties Tissues / ch 78 - Mr. Magoo (Jim Backus voice) for General Electric Lightbulbs / ch 79 - The Jetsons for Saran Wrap /[end]
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-- Industry/Communications (13 coms) (32:33)
"The Factory: How A Product Is Made" Short Film (Mattel Toys makes a Jack-in-the-Box) (13 min) / Telephone: St. Louis, Missouri / Telephone: Mount Washington, New Hampshire / Telephone History (1970) / National Oil Heat Institute / Live Better Electronically / PG&E Atomic Electricity (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) / KNBC Los Angeles News Service with Tom Brokow / Yellow Pages / Keep TV Free Theater Ad / KFWB News Radio / Dodge Chrysler "Fire At The Mine" Short Film (10 min) (should have been in "Cars" section) /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 5 - Young Charlotte Rae for National Oil Heat Institute /[end]
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-- Military (2 coms) (1:56)
U.S. Air Force /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - Dick Williams (Baseball Manager) & Superman for U.S. Air Force (1974) /[end]
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-- Music/Stereos (5 coms) (9:54)
Goodyear Tires' The Great Songs of Christmas Album Vol. 3 (1963) / RCA 16mm Sound Projector / RCA Victor Portable Radio / Fantastic Country Album / Zenith Natural Sound Stereo /[end]
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-- Pet Food (5 coms) (3:58)
Rival's Burgers 'n' Gravy Dog Food / Purina Dog Chow / Purina Cat Show / Gro-Pup Bar-B-Chew Dog Food / Gravy Train /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 3 - Marvin Kaplan voice for Purina Cat Show / ch 5 - Rin Tin Tin for Gravy Train /[end]
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-- Political (6 coms) (18:42)
Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon Re-Election (1956) / Dwight D. Eisenhower For President (1952) / Houston L. Flournoy For California State Controller Re-Election /[end]
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-- Tourism (1 com) (1:00)
Marineland /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - The Munsters for Marineland /[end]
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-- TV Promos (6 coms) (5:46)
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. / 9th Winter Olympic Games on ABC Sports (1964) / The Chevy Show & Dinah Shore Show / The Flintstones / Saturdays on ABC: Hootenanny & The Lawrence Welk Show / Lost in Space /[end]

* NOTABLES: ch 1 - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (with Robert Vaughn & Stephanie Powers) / ch 3 - Bob Hope & Dinah Shore in The Chevy Show & Dinah Shore Show / ch 4 - The Flintstones on ABC / ch 6 - Lost in Space on CBS /[end]
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-- Drive-In Ads (51 coms) (16:04)
BBQ Meat / Candy / Potato Chips / Cigarettes / Hot Coffee / Flavored Cold Drinks / Visit The Drive-In Often / Fish Sandwiches / Hamburger / Hot Chocolate / Hot Dogs / Ice Cream / Torn Speaker / Patronize Nearby Merchants / Milk / Come Early / Pickles / Pizza / Popcorn / Go To The Snack Bar / BBQ Meat / Items At Snack Bar / Sno-Cone / Thanks For Coming /[end]
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-- Mortuary (1 com) (0:20)
Forest Lawn Mortuaries in Memorial-Parks /[end]

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