A review/report on The
Fabulous Films Tour Of Duty
Having written a review for
Fabulous Films Season One release of Tour of Duty its only logical that I should write
about the Fabulous Film DVD Season Two release of Tour of Duty , because many
people have already spent out money on the Sony or Mill Creek sets and so might be unwilling
to buy this version. Here I'll try to let you know why you should buy it and
what you get for your money.
Its not so much a review of the show, as most people visiting here already know
all about the show Tour Of Duty, its more of what do you get for your money
,What's different in this set to the other DVD sets. That's Apart from the Whole
of Season Two of Tour Of Duty with the ORIGINAL music soundtrack.
Firstly I'd like to say as a long time fan of the show, It's great that this
show has been restored back to its original glory with a better picture quality
and sound then the Sony or Mill Creek versions and MORE importantly it has the ALL original
soundtrack , all the music how it was first broadcast all those years ago.
So what do you get for you money ?
You get a very detailed Booklet with an episode guide, detailing each episode.
Keeping with the style of Season One on the back cover of the booklet are more
quotes and information,
although not from the show as Season Two didn't have them at the start of the
show like seasons one & three.
There are 34 small photos in the booklet again, like season one some colour some black & white.
Have we seen them before ,
Many fans will have seen them on the various Tour Of Duty
websites but very few will have seen them all,
and never together like this before.
The details of each episode is also recreated on the discs, and before each
episode plays you can read about the episode.
The Actual discs,
Again just like Season One they all the same in look ,
in-fact the only difference is they have Season Two on them, which is quite
small but then I doubt many people would leave their Tour Of Duty discs all
scattered laying about to get them mixed up ,
as you can see DISC ONE is written clearly enough so that you wont have a
Sticking with the same style as the Season One Boxset, the case is strong plastic and the discs are held in place well,
Disc 1 sits underneath/behind the Booklet on the inside
Again like Fabulous Films Season One release of Tour Of Duty, the picture quality of the episodes looks to be
lighter than the Sony releases, The colours seem crisper and the greens of the
foliage greener. Again the sound is crisp, and all the ORIGINAL music
soundtrack is back.
What about the bonus features , these are found on a stand alone Disc 5
Well the 29 minute 'Back To The Jungle' although short and
leaving you wanting more,
is a great piece in itself, again the cast & crew reveal details not heard
before, talking about the show, filming and Vietnam Veterans.
You shouldn't be disappointed but perhaps like me you might find when it
finishes you wanted a little bit more,
this could just be down to being spoiled with part one of The documentary
running to 55 minutes.
I'm not going to spoil it for you and go
into details and tell you all about this because this alone is reason enough to
buy the Boxset ,
let alone the original music and uncut episodes.
What else is there ...again like Season One we have many screens with options
The character biographies are brilliant as to be expected and were written by
none other than DC from www.tourofdutyinfo.com
The galleries ..is there anything new there you ask,,,YES LOADS.
Again I'm not going to give it all away here.
Colour photos , I think I counted 49
B&W photos - 18
Louise Dushkins behind the scenes Gallery - 58
All new photos
Mike Kinoshita's behind the scenes gallery - 23
Publicity photos -36 A selection of B&W and colour
Production Notes- 4
Glossary of terms
The stills galleries are again great fantastic, hard to find
items are here
as fans as well as cast and crew of the show
were involved in helping to make this great bonus disc.
All in all the makers of this boxset Fabulous Films Ltd. have done another fantastic job.
Tour Of Duty how its meant to be with the Original Music