Here’s a long awaited DVD set. I remember watching these mini-movies as a kid and being blown away by some of the fantasies. I didn’t even appreciate the level of A list stars doing them. Now the DVD has 20 minutes of deleted scenes, many of which add even more magic.
Amazing Stories The Complete First Season DVD Review
The footage is high quality. It looks like a real film work print, jumping from the old school cuts, but it’s clear and colorful, not like a rough print. Some of these scenes seem really significant. I don’t remember all the episodes at this point, but they’re meaty. Like how did the episodes make sense without these scenes?
Guilt (Dom Deluise) has fun with a sun tanner, Ben makes an emotional plea to Dorothy that must be an extended scene rather than a complete deletion, a pseudo sermon, more remote control antics with primitive effects, Harvey Keitel and Beau Bridges talking about art and love.
Too bad there’s no commentary because there were some A list directors. Just getting the rights must have been a nightmare. Spotting celebs in the episodes is the most fun.
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