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The Complete 1st Season

All in the Family (1971)

Date added to database: 2/06/2001
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Shout! Factory, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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The Complete 1st Season - Those were the days (3/17/2002)
Video:   5/10
Audio:   8/10
Extras:   0/10

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Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Those were the days":

This TV show is special to me. Toward the end of its original run on CBS, my entire family made a point of catching it when it aired on Sunday nights, something we didn't do for too many shows. So you can imagine my disappointment that the video quality wasn't - and couldn't be - perfect.

Nevertheless, having watched the first 13 episodes, I have gotten over my disappointment over the video quality, and can recommend that you pick up this set. The Bunkers and The Stivics are still very relevant to today's issues.

They also serve as a time capsule of the little differences from life these days to life in the 70's. Walking everywhere you went, dropping a letter in the mailbox and making sure you "jiggle", getting your fish at one store and your beef at another during a time when supermarkets were virtually unknown, and going to a bank on a weekday to get money instead of using the ATM any time you feel like it. When "Tricky Dick" Nixon was firmly running the country and getting no respect, but still years before his Watergate involvement was brought to life (I can't wait for THOSE episodes to come out). Hearing Mike and Archie discuss the celebrity of Jack Lemmon vs. John Wayne, and seeing Gloria tote the groceries in a very old-style personal shopping cart. I spent the first 9 years of my life in Brooklyn, NY during this same time period of history that we watch these TV characters reside in Astoria, Queens, NY.and boy does this bring back memories!

Even if your memories of the show are less personal, or if you have never seen this excellent show, then let me highly recommend that you give it a try. My wife, Stephanie, is 11 years younger than I am, and had only caught the occasional snippet of an episode here and there while flipping around. She found herself enjoying these shows, too.especially the hilarious final one of the 1st season!

I find myself looking forward to The Complete Second Season.

P.S. - ever wonder what an "old LaSalle" was? It was a pre-WW2 automobile! Gee, it ran great!!

My thanks to Jordan Nutson, who wrote in with information about the "Gloria" spin-off. This review was edited on 10/7/02 to accurately reflect that information.

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All in the Family News (Top)
1/30/2018 Sony to Release a 'Seasons 1-5' DVD Set
Boy, the way Glenn Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade! Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days. And you knew who you were then! Girls were girls and men were men. Mister, we can... (read entire news item)

7/17/2012 Shout! Factory Press Release Details Great Extras, Including Spin-Off Pilots
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All 213 episodes of the hit show packaged together in a much deserved celebratory collection with loads of extras! ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SERIES 28-DISC BOX... (read entire news item)

7/09/2012 Sony and Shout! Factory Team Up for All 9 Seasons with 'The Complete Series' DVDs
From 2002 to 2007, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the first through sixth seasons, and then in 2010 and 2011 Shout! Factory finished the show's run on DVD with the seventh, eighth and ninth... (read entire news item)

2/16/2011 ...Those Were The Days! 'Complete 9th Season' DVDs Announced **UPDATE: Pre-Order Link**
After releasing the first six seasons on DVD from 2002-2007, Sony held back on putting out further All In The Family sets, but in 2010 they licensed the remaining seasons to Shout! Factory to put out.... (read entire news item)

10/07/2010 No Long Waits from Shout!: 'The Complete 8th Season' Announced!
One of the most acclaimed comedy series of all time returns for a eighth season with Archie (Carroll O'Connor) still as irascible and highly opinionated as ever arguing with his liberal son-in-law, "Meathead,"... (read entire news item)

6/24/2010 Season 7 is Formally Announced, You Meathead: Date, Packaging, More!
Yesterday we reported that the retro-kings at Shout! Factory had picked up the rights from Sony, and would be bringing All in the Family - The Complete 7th Season to DVD. This is the first of three unreleased... (read entire news item)

6/23/2010 BREAKING NEWS: Shout! Factory Acquires Another Classic Series **UPDATED**
Right this second I'm listening to the tail end of the previously reported Stu's Show interview on Shokus Internet Radio, with several members of the Leave it to Beaver cast and the DVD producer of Shout!... (read entire news item)

8/31/2009 Front/Rear Box Art, Episode List for Sony's 'AitF: Fan Favorites' DVD
Several weeks ago we reported the details about Sony's September 29th releases of their "Fan Favorites" line-up. Now the studio has provided the front and rear package art (including episode lists on... (read entire news item)

6/03/2009 Sony Sends Over 15(!) Video Clips for The Norman Lear Collection
This coming Tuesday, June 19th sees the fabulous 19-DVD release of Sony's gift set titled The Norman Lear Collection, which contains 1st Seasons from seven legendary sitcoms created by the television... (read entire news item)

4/03/2009 Online Trailer Preview for The Norman Lear Collection 19-DVD Gift Set
Two weeks ago we brought you Sony's press release about The Norman Lear Collection, a 19-disc gift set that gathers the first season sets from 7 of Lear's most legendary series: All in the Family, Sanford... (read entire news item)

3/20/2009 Sony's Norman Lear Collection Gathers 'Season 1' from 7 Legendary Sitcoms, Plus New Bonus Material
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Timeless Anthology from "...the Most Influential Television Producer of all Time" - Associated Press, Christopher Graff Packed With Six Hours of All-New Bonus Content Including 11... (read entire news item)

12/04/2006 Season 6 Press Release
Classic Emmy Award-Winning 1970s Sitcom From Legendary TV Producer Norman Lear ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON Three-Disc DVD Arrives February 13 Featuring All 24 Episodes Starring... (read entire news item)

11/27/2006 Reader Finds Street Date For 6th Season In Online Listing
A week-and-a-half ago we gave you the heads-up that All in the Family - The Complete 6th Season was on Sony's schedule for sometime in the first quarter of 2007. Now we've got an exact date, thanks to... (read entire news item)

11/17/2006 Don't worry, season 6 is coming
It's time for the yearly All in the Family release - sources tell us it should be out in the first quarter (Jan-March). Sony has already announced most of their January titles, so we're expecting it to... (read entire news item)

10/25/2005 It's Official: Season 5 hits shelves in Jan **Updated with Art**
As predicted, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a few details for All in the Family: Season 5. The 3 disc set will be available on January 3 for a suggested price of $29.95. All 25 episodes... (read entire news item)

10/17/2005 5th Season - One Of The Show's Most Eventful! - Heads To DVD In January
This past week, on 10/11, Pavan Badal updated the the Sitcoms Online News Blog with some great news for All In The Family fans: We can expect to see more Archie, the dingbat, the Meathead, and the little... (read entire news item)

1/31/2005 4th Season Announcement: Cover Art, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Award-winning, Groundbreaking Sitcom From Legendary TV Producer Norman Lear ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON Series Starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton,... (read entire news item)

12/27/2004 Rumors about 'quick' turn-around for 4th Season release
All in the Family fans are used to long waits between DVD releases: the first season of the show hit DVD in March 2002, then it took close to a year for the Feb. 2003 release of season two, and then another... (read entire news item)

5/15/2004 Final Art for S3
Earlier this week we told you about the official announcement for All In The Family - The Complete 3rd Season. At that time we showed you some early cover art, but now Columbia has told us that this... (read entire news item)

5/10/2004 Stifle Yourself, Dingbat! Season 3 is announced!
More than a year after the last DVD release, fans can relax finally because All In The Family - The Complete 3rd Season is coming on July 20th. Look for more groundbreaking 1970s comedy with Carroll... (read entire news item)

4/26/2004 Price Drop on Season 1
We usually don't go out of our way here at TVShowsOnDVD to mention a price drop, but this one is different. You see, we've gotten a lot of fan feedback over time about the price situation with the two... (read entire news item)

3/12/2004 Season 3 has been moved
Back in December we brought you news that All in the Family season 3 was slated for a fall, 2004 release. We just got new word from Columbia TriStar that season 3 will be out in July, not the fall.... (read entire news item)

12/26/2003 Fear not - Season 3 news
We know that many of you are eagerly anticipating the release of the third season of All in the Family. We receive tons of email asking, "Where is it? Did it get cancelled?" Good news - it didn't get... (read entire news item)

11/11/2002 Season 2...Finally!
After what seemed like a very long wait to fans of the Bunker clan, Columbia/TriStar today announced a 3-disc release of "All In The Family: The Complete Second Season". The $39.95 list price item should... (read entire news item)

1/17/2002 AitF - Season One Press Release

1/12/2002 Season One out in March
March is going to be a VERY expensive month if you're a fan of TV shows on DVD. Columbia/TriStar is releasing "All in the Family" Season One on March 26. This 3 disc set contains all 13 episodes from... (read entire news item)

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