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12 O'clock High is public domain. It is the only form these can be purchased , there is no “studio” version and never will be. In fact, we've found out since the series never made syndication, because it was mostly B&W and didn’t make 100 episodes, the original films were never preserved by anyone. No steps were taken to preserve a public domain property, therefore several episodes are no longer even available to ever be broadcast (on TV) ever again due to age, loss and damage. We went to great lengths to find quality copies of the missing episodes for this series.
We also have invested three years time transferring these and making a product the 12 O’clock High fan can be proud of.
To sum it up; the only remaining quality episodes are from broadcast and the Good Life TV network is no more. It is without a doubt you would NEVER find a better version of the ENTIRE series.
Enjoy the fruits of my labor, you could have got them cheaper but you wouldn’t like what you got.
The first "Extras" disc
The first disk is unlike the others as it is a CD, a data CD for viewing in a computer only. It will not play in a DVD player. You will get an error.
Every DVD contains a iPod video version of that episode. Put the DVD in a computer with iTunes. Import the video, it has an extension of ".M4V" Sync your iPod and watch 12 O'clock High on your video capable iPod!!
Nothing is perfect. This set represents hundreds of hours or work and it's a work in progress. I've spared nothing nor taken any shortcut in producing these episodes. Unfortunately I'm limited to the original source which is now 44 years old. Any picture or sound quality issues come from the source, beyond my control. All known source recordings of episode #14 have a sound defect (sync problem).
As I mentioned, the quality of this set is only limited to the picture quality of 1964, so please keep this in mind. I welcome anyone loaning me better source material to remake any unsatisfactory episodes but, all-in-all you'll be amazed by the quality of these DVDs, I'm sure.
All DVD players read DVDs brands differently. Newer (2006 +) players are recommended. The most popular name brand that seems to work best is Sony brand DVD players...
I have burned this set with those brands and at the slowest best speed; 1X. Extreme care was taken making this set and represents hours, hours and hours of work. I will not produce any other series.
The episodes have been burned in the original air dates.
One note: an airing error of a couple episodes: episode #44 "We're Not coming Back" was aired at the end of the story arc of the Russian shuttle raid stories. The proper sequence of the 3 episode arc is; #44 "We're Not coming Back", #37 "Big Brother" and "#38 The Hotshot". Episode #44 was originally broadcast out of order in 19612 for reasons unknown.
We regret that due to the digital nature of our product we can not accept returns. Digital piracy is a very real problem. We will always be happy to replace any defective discs but can not accept refund returns. Any items returned to us will be refused or returned to the customer at their expense.
DVD Playing Issues and Problems
Faulty DVD media (the disc iteself) is usually to blame for read errors, playback problems or exsessive skipping. It's impossible to catch this in the DVD creation process. But first make sure the DVD is clean of fingerprints or other dirt. Using a really soft cloth (NOT a paper towel) , spray a fine mist of glass cleaner on the playing side (bottom) of the DVD. Very gently wipe away any signs of fingerprints or other matter. Ttry it again.
If it doesnt work try it in a computer with a DVD player or another DVD/Blu-ray player to make sure its really the DVD and not your player...
Still doesn't play? No worries. "Contact Us" from the menu at the very bottom of the page. We'll replace it.
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Thanks for your purchase. Now enjoy one of the few TV shows that have withstood the test of time!