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The 70s Dimension back to product details

Left wanting...
written by RJohnston November 14, 2006 - 11:01 AM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
I was hopeful about this DVD, however ended up disappointed. The few commercials from the 70's that I recognized were good, however many were rather weak and not really a strong representative sampling. It did give a good perspective on the clothing, smoking push, etc of that era. Skip the remixes.

written by notrust July 16, 2006 - 7:35 AM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Amazing collection of 70's commercials and PSA's. Some of them I remember seeing, others may have only been played regionally. Not really a documentary, just a series of clips with no narration.

I'm thinking that the film's makers must have found these old clips laying around at some closed-down TV station in Oregon or something and assembled them into a movie.

Great historical value for those who wish to understand the era better. It's quite amazing how much our culture has changed in 30 years, and the movie makes that fact abundantly evident. Much of the content has an almost 1940's feel to it, judged by today's multicultural hip-hop standards.

I sense there will probably be a sequel to this, since there are many memorable 70's ads missing (Mr. Clean, Mason Reese, Col. Sanders, Gravy Train, Allstate, Tic Tacs, Coca Cola, Almond Joy/Mounds, etc.) but the clips look great (probably digitally restored).

written by ZenBones July 28, 2005 - 11:09 AM PDT
9 out of 9 members found this review helpful
"Tacky" doesn't only describe how this collection of seventies TV commercials look, but imagine a time when in the course of an hour one could see a commercial for God, Jack LaLanne's "Twister" (my mom had one of those!) and Henry Fonda doing an anti-marijuana commercial. Those were the days, my friend! If you were around then, the fits of nostalgia will hit you like a cold shiver down the back of your neck. It's uncomfortable yet... well, it's like looking at old family snapshots; you remember the good times and the bad times; you laugh, you cry, you gag... In the course of an hour I constantly went from missing that era desperately to wondering how I had ever survived it - an excruciating and thrilling rollercoaster ride!
There's another thirty minutes or so of reeeeeeeally surreal shorts that people have made from archival footage of the era - VERY trippy stuff!

I'm not sure if people who weren't around in the 70s will get much out of this DVD although I love old 50s stuff and that was before I was born. Your enjoyment of this will ultimately depend on your love of weird nostalgia and tolerance for kitsch.


(Average 6.83)
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