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Arthur Hailey's Hotel: The Complete Collection (DVD set)

Postby Richard_Ovenall » 25 Sep 2017 23:36

An edit will need to be made to The Second Season as one of the episodes on Disc 6 cut off before the end credits finished. I'm also unsure about some of the entries so I'll need to ask about those (for example, VEI (Visual Entertainment Inc.), I think they're a Canadian label). The aspect ratio could be either 1.33:1 or 1.37:1. The type of DVD case for every season except The Second Season is a DVD case similar to the ones used for the US DVD releases of Mannix (Hotel: The Second Season has a larger DVD case because there are more discs, seven in total). Regarding the sound, on my multi-region player I think (and I could very well be wrong) it was English Dolby Digital 2.0, based on the logo beside the speaker icon (on the box it says English Mono). Finally, the first season originally aired in the US during the 1983-84 season, and I believe the Movie of the Week pilot originally aired on US TV in 1982.

Unfortunately, I was not able to get the total running time for episode 2.23 "Resolutions", so the Play All total run time is blank for the disc that episode is on. Regarding how the episodes played, they all played at the speed Region 1 DVDs normally play for TV shows, with the exception of episode 4.19 (I wondered why it was something like 2 minutes shorter than the other episodes in the fourth season Region 1 set. The music and characters' voices seemed to be quicker, as if it was a Region 2 UK DVD set). I don't know about episode 2.23 (which played at Region 1 DVD speed), but all the other episodes ended with no 'blue colour scheme' CBS Television Distribution logo (which you normally get with CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount Home Entertainment releases), with the exception of episode 5.07.

The movie of the week pilot was feature-length, and there was a two-part story in the third season of Hotel. Now in the fourth season, there were two episodes linked by a character and that character's storyline (the first episode, episode 4.15 "Unfinished Business" ended with a 'To be continued' title card, so that is why I have put '(1)' and '(2)' beside that and episode 4.16 "Fatal Attraction"). Even though there wasn't a 'To be continued' title card at the end of episode 5.16 "Grand Designs", it and the following episode, 5.17 "Aftershocks" (the last two episodes of the fifth and final season) were linked by a character and that character's storyline, so that is why I have put a '(1)' and '(2)' beside those two episodes' titles.

Regarding the Play All option, which is on every disc, I tested out one of the discs, and found that my multi-region DVD player did not have the total running time for all the episodes on that disc (so I'm assuming that is the same for all discs in the complete collection Region 1 DVD set of Hotel). It started with the first episode on that disc and that episode's total run time. So I have added together the total run time for every episode on each disc and put the total run time for each disc beside 'Play All'.

Three episodes in the fifth season set have been mis-labelled and are in the wrong place on two of the four discs. Apparently this set has the same problem in the more recent slimline DVD release. I have typed out the episode titles in the order they are on the discs, to save confusion.

Title: Arthur Hailey's Hotel: The Complete Collection
Country: Canada
Region: 1
Releasing Studio: VEI (Visual Entertainment Inc.)
Case Type:
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Anamorphic?: Non-Anamorphic
PAL or NTSC?: NTSC
Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles (are they optional?): None
Cuts: (and if you know it, precise run time) None
Commentaries:
Extras:
Notes: The Movie of the Week pilot and first season have also been released by Paramount Home Entertainment (US) (in one boxset) and in Germany by New KSM (both a DVD release of the Movie of the Week pilot and the first season, and a separate DVD release of the Movie of the Week pilot only).
Easter Eggs:
Amazon ASIN (UK, French, German, USA releases only): https://www.amazon.com/Hotel-Complete-C ... ords=Hotel
Source:* My own copy, from VEI directly (the original VEI release. It has since been re-released by VEI as a slimline release with less discs).

The First Season (1983-84):

Disc One:

Play All (3:11:16)

1.00 - "Movie of the Week" (Pilot) (1:35:12)
1.01 - "Blackout" (47:52)
1.02 - "Choices" (48:52)

Disc Two:

Play All (3:14:00)

1.03 - "Charades" (48:50)
1.04 - "Secrets" (48:51)
1.05 - "Relative Losses" (48:49)
1.06 - "Flashback" (48:50)

Disc Three:

Play All (3:14:38)

1.07 - "Confrontations" (48:50)
1.08 - "Faith, Hope & Charity" (48:49)
1.09 - "Deceptions" (48:48)
1.10 - "The Offer" (48:51)

Disc Four:

Play All (3:14:25)

1.11 - "Christmas" (48:45)
1.12 - "Designs" (48:45)
1.13 - "Reflections" (48:50)
1.14 - "Tomorrows" (48:45)

Disc Five:

Play All (3:14:20)

1.15 - "Passages" (48:44)
1.16 - "Mistaken Identities" (48:45)
1.17 - "The Wedding" (48:47)
1.18 - "Memories" (48:44)

Disc Six:

Play All (3:14:24)

1.19 - "Encores" (48:48)
1.20 - "Prisms" (48:48)
1.21 - "Trials" (48:45)
1.22 - "Lifelines" (48:43)

The Second Season (1984-85):

Disc One:

Play All (3:13:00)

2.01 - "Intimate Strangers" (48:08)
2.02 - "Flesh and Blood" (48:33)
2.03 - "Fantasies" (48:34)
2.04 - "Transitions" (48:25)

Disc Two:

Play All (3:13:22)

2.05 - "Outsiders" (48:34)
2.06 - "Vantage Point" (48:19)
2.07 - "Ideals" (48:34)
2.08 - "Final Chapters" (48:35)

Disc Three:

Play All (3:13:29)

2.09 - "Fallen Idols" (48:31)
2.10 - "Promises" (48:33)
2.11 - "Love and Honor" (48:33)
2.12 - "New Beginnings" (48:32)

Disc Four:

Play All (3:12:54)

2.13 - "Crossroads" (48:31)
2.14 - "Anniversary" (47:55)
2.15 - "Distortions" (48:33)
2.16 - "Sleeping Dogs" (48:35)

Disc Five:

Play All (3:13:03)

2.17 - "Bystanders" (48:03)
2.18 - "Identities" (48:33)
2.19 - "Images" (48:33)
2.20 - "Skeletons" (48:34)

Disc Six:

Play All (

2.21 - "Illusions" (48:32)
2.22 - "Detours" (48:36)
2.23 - "Resolutions"
2.24 - "Obsessions" (48:31)

Disc Seven:

Play All (3:13:31)

2.25 - "Lost and Found" (48:34)
2.26 - "Wins and Losses" (48:34)
2.27 - "Passports" (48:31)
2.28 - "Hearts and Minds" (48:32)

The Third Season (1985-86):

Disc One:

Play All (3:13:08)

3.01 - "Missing Pieces" (48:34)
3.02 - "Rallying Cry" (48:35)
3.03 - "Imperfect Union" (48:33)
3.04 - "Pathways" (48:06)

Disc Two:

Play All (3:13:06)

3.05 - "Second Offense" (48:31)
3.06 - "Saving Grace" (48:31)
3.07 - "Echoes" (48:24)
3.08 - "Celebrations" (48:20)

Disc Three:

Play All (3:12:20)

3.09 - "Cry Wolf" (48:06)
3.10 - "Shadows of Doubt: Part 1" (48:29)
3.11 - "Shadows of Doubt: Part 2" (47:15)
3.12 - "Scapegoats" (48:30)

Disc Four:

Play All (3:13:08)

3.13 - "Recriminations" (48:27)
3.14 - "Child's Play" (48:04)
3.15 - "Facades" (48:07)
3.16 - "Lovelines" (48:30)

Disc Five:

Play All (3:12:55)

3.17 - "Heroes" (48:14)
3.18 - "Harassed" (48:05)
3.19 - "Triangles" (48:06)
3.20 - "Hidden Talents" (48:30)

Disc Six:

Play All (4:01:16)

3.21 - "Hearts Divided" (48:06)
3.22 - "Changes of Heart" (48:28)
3.23 - "Promises to Keep" (48:06)
3.24 - "Separations" (48:05)
3.25 - "Horizons" (48:31)

The Fourth Season (1986-87):

Disc One:

Play All (3:13:00)

4.01 - "Opening Moves" (48:41)
4.02 - "Queen's Gambit" (48:19)
4.03 - "Enemies Within" (48:20)
4.04 - "Double Jeopardy" (48:20)

Disc Two:

Play All (3:13:20)

4.05 - "Hornet's Nest" (48:20)
4.06 - "Undercurrents" (48:21)
4.07 - "Forsaking All Others" (48:20)
4.08 - "Pressure Points" (48:19)

Disc Three:

Play All (3:13:20)

4.09 - "Restless Nights" (48:19)
4.10 - "Shadow Play" (48:20)
4.11 - "Pitfalls" (48:20)
4.12 - "Discoveries" (48:21)

Disc Four:

Play All (3:13:21)

4.13 - "Fast Forward" (48:20)
4.14 - "Controlling Interests" (48:20)
4.15 - "Unfinished Business (1)" (48:20)
4.16 - "Fatal Attraction (2)" (48:21)

Disc Five:

Play All (2:22:59)

4.17 - "Class of '72" (48:18)
4.18 - "Barriers" (48:20)
4.19 - "Glass People" (46:21)

Disc Six:

Play All (2:24:51)

4.20 - "Second Thoughts" (48:13)
4.21 - "Past Tense" (48:19)
4.22 - "All the King's Horses" (48:19)

The Fifth Season (1987-88):

Disc One:

Play All (3:10:07)

5.09 - "Mixed Emotions" (47:42)
5.01 - "Fallen Angel" (47:42)
5.03 - "Reservations" (47:42)
5.04 - "And Baby Makes Two" (47:41)

Disc Two:

Play All (3:10:20)

5.05 - "Born to Run" (47:42)
5.06 - "Desperate Moves" (47:42)
5.07 - "Revelations" (47:52)
5.08 - "Dark Horses" (47:44)

Disc Three:

Play All (3:10:07)

5.02 - "Hail and Farewell" (47:41)
5.10 - "Prized Possessions" (47:42)
5.11 - "Comfort and Joy" (47:42)
5.12 - "Double Take" (47:42)

Disc Four:

Play All (3:57:08)

5.13 - "Till Death Do Us Part" (47:41)
5.14 - "Power Play" (47:42)
5.15 - "Contest of Wills" (47:41)
5.16 - "Grand Designs (1)" (47:42)
5.17 - "Aftershocks (2)" (47:42)
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Re: Arthur Hailey's Hotel: The Complete Collection (DVD set)

Postby Samuel_Scott » 28 Sep 2017 20:09

2.0 mono sounds right for this release for sure. Let us know when you have edited with the final two seasons, and we'll get them all added!
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Re: Arthur Hailey's Hotel: The Complete Collection (DVD set)

Postby Samuel_Scott » 10 Dec 2017 15:50

I know Richard has a lot going on now, so leaving this be for the moment. :)
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Re: Arthur Hailey's Hotel: The Complete Collection (DVD set)

Postby Samuel_Scott » 16 Jan 2018 11:22

Now been edited and completed on the first post. I'll add this probably Sunday when I have time for a bigger task.
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Re: Arthur Hailey's Hotel: The Complete Collection (DVD set)

Postby Samuel_Scott » 18 Feb 2018 18:06

Still on my list Richard! :wink:
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Re: Arthur Hailey's Hotel: The Complete Collection (DVD set)

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 05 Aug 2018 12:55

What is the holdup with this title?
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