Yes honest !! Jack on DVD
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Decent enough review of the set at DVD Talk - excerpts:


Quote:Jack of All Trades is the direct creation of Eric Morris :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: who wrote much of the show himself, but largely the product of what some may call the "Holy Trinity" behind a cult favorite, the Evil Dead Trilogy: Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert (executive producers) as well as the star of the show, Bruce Campbell. It ran for two seasons and a total of 22-episodes in 2000, forming the latter half of the "Back2Back Action Hour" alongside Cleopatra 2525. Whereas Bruce's previous television series (also slated for release on 7/18/06), The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., has been described as being just under over-the-top, Jack retains little to no subtlety; it is very much over-the-top, which is, in essence, the nature of the show. Not only that, but it boasts one of the most rollicking openings in the history of television, featuring singing pirates, bar maids, soldiers from the Revolution, and even a French parrot named Jean-Claude. Don't be surprised if its catchy theme gets stuck in your head--I sometimes even find myself humming it aloud!

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.... While Jack is hardly historically accurate, its historical references make for entertaining subject matter for Jack and Emilia to interact with throughout the show in a myriad of situations.

Jack of All Trades is a fairly silly show, but one which is enjoyable to watch. The cast seems natural, and the chemistry between Bruce (Jack) and Angela (Emilia) is particularly strong. Their back-and-forth banter coupled with the undeniable sexual tension between the two of them keeps the show going. Unfortunately, unlike Brisco, Jack's series finale seems rather abrupt, leaving something to be desired. There is this lingering sense of a lack of closure; nevertheless, the show still manages to hold itself together in the end. It's just too bad that the end had to come sooner than later.


The DVD:

Paramount presents Jack of All Trades across a 3-disc thinpack set, housed in a sleek cardboard case. As space is becoming more of an issue for avid DVD aficionados such as myself, this is certainly a nice alternative to the rather large tri-fold sets which are fairly commonplace in the realm of TV on DVD.

Audio:

This 3-disc set offers an English 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo track with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. A 5.1 mix would've been ideal, however; the 2.0 track is more than sufficient and serves its purpose well. The dialogue is easy to understand, while the sound effects and background music come through nicely. There are no dropouts or distortions.

Video:

Jack of All Trades is presented in its original 4:3 or 1.33:1 full frame aspect ratio, preserving the format of its television exhibition. The transfer is quite good, appearing clean, clear, and crisp for the duration of the series. The colors are bright and vivid with the blacks looking nice and dark.

Extras:

Sadly, there are none.


Final Thoughts:

When all is said and done, Jack of All Trades is one of those shows you can come home to after a hard day's work for cheap laughs, abundant one-liners, and plenty of swashbuckling adventures. Sure, it can be a bit childish, immature, and historically inaccurate at times, but it's perfect for temporarily putting your brain on stand-by and just having some fun. While lacking in extras and not as strong of a show as Brisco, all elements considered, Jack succeeds in that it doesn't try to be more than it is and is worth checking out. To top things off, the price is right, especially for a complete series. Recommended.


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#22
A good review of the Jack DVD is at DVD Talk.
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More reviews of this (and mainly the Brisco dvd) are in the Bruce Campbell forum.
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#24
Got my copies! Big Grin And I've been enjoying seeing familiar faces and lmao!
This is like what the Greeks done at Troy...'cept they was in a horse...a wooden horse instead of dresses

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"Not probable."

--Barbossa and Jack Sparrow
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#25
Got mine. It pains me that Bruce wasn't involved in this DVD set. And no extras at all?

Cleo had something at least.
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#26
I bought my Jack DVD's from Amazon.com which currently is offering free shipping on items over $25 with their Super Saver Shipping offer.
I've had problems ordering from Amazon.com in the past but recently they've been pretty good so I've been giving them some business again. They're selling the Jack pack for $29.04 which is a pretty good price for 22 shows of any t.v. series IMO. I'm a little sad about the lack of extras, I would have loved some interviews but honestly, I'm perfectly happy with just the shows.
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#27
Thank the gods. I have never seen this show, I know it was part of the replacement for Hercules why back when. It sound like the kind of show I will love. Better get my order in fast. Dose anyone know if its going to hit UK shops, or am I going to have to buy of Amazon?.
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#28
I have no idea - on the one hand it never aired in the UK but on the other Bruce is pretty popular there, and they're piggybacking this onto the Brisco release. Is there a Universal UK site?
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#29
Sorry this reply took so long....I have 3 kids....I'm one of the lesser known older croud. I've been "spacecadet" in one form or another since 1988....
I love watching the DVD's. It brings back memories of when I really liked what was on TV at times....
Ladies and Gentlemen..take my advice; Pull down your pants and slide on the ice.:dude:
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#30
Glad to see you back here! :clap: :clap:

We'd love to hear some of your obersvations and impressions...

and feel free to check out some of the "fun" threads, like the caption contest, the story trains, etc.

Stick around and rest a spell! :bg:
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#31
The Jack Pack is exactly and precisely what one would expect it to be.
Thoroughly entertaining and awesome.
Well, what can once expect from anything Bruce is associated with, just plain 'fun'.
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