- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 6 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 2, 2009
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Fox Searchlight
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
3-Disc Set - Checkpoint, Sensormatic
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
1. Hey, Look Me Over
2. Trick or Treatment
3. Foreign Affairs
4. The Joker is Wild
5. Who Knew'
7. Settling Debts
8. The Moon is Not Blue
1. Run For the Money
2. U.N., the Night and the Music
3. Strange Bedfellows
4. Say No More
5. Friends and Enemies
6. Give and Take
1. Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The television comedy M*A*S*H, based on Robert Altman's hit film of the same title (based, in turn, on Richard Hooker's novel), debuted in 1972. Set during the Korean War, the show revolved around the nurses and doctors at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital located precariously close to the war's front lines. The original protagonists of the show were Dr. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce (Alan Alda) and Dr. "Trapper" John McIntyre (Wayne Rogers), two raffish and rakish surgeons with a healthy disdain for authority and the war in general. This attitude led to numerous stand-offs with hard-line military types Dr. Frank Burns and Senior Nurse Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan. (Eventually, the McIntyre character was replaced by the cleancut family man B.J. Hunnicutt.)
In the process of becoming one of the most successful and beloved programs in TV history, M*A*S*H completely reinvented situation comedies. The show introduced a multi-layered plot model that involved, typically, three interwoven issues per episode. The show also blended serious and lighthearted subjects, creating the much-imitated "dramedy" model. Additionally, M*A*S*H let the characters drive the action, and over the course of its 11 seasons the characters all underwent personal transformations--a major break from the static roles of the past. This release includes the entire final season of the show.
As the eleventh season begins, rumors are running rampant around camp. One rumor has everyone believing that Marilyn Monroe is going to pay the 4077 a special visit, while another claims that the peace talks are finally making headway. This second rumor gets Margaret thinking after Charles mentions how a Los Angeles skyscraper had a time capsule built into its cornerstone. Although he thinks the idea is insane, Margaret decides to make a time capsule of her own to bury in camp. "We could put something in the ground to remind people we were here," she suggested. With Hawkeye's help, items from around camp were gathered up for the capsule: a chopper's broken fan belt, Radar's teddy bear, one of Henry Blake's fishing flies, a bottle of Charles's cognac and Father Mulcahy's boxing gloves.
And finally, the gang of the 4077 hears the announcement they've been waiting for:
"This is Robert Pierpoint speaking to you from nearby Panmunjom. It is one minute before ten p.m. We can still hear the sound of nearby artillery. At some point during the next few seconds, the guns should go silent, as the cease-fire officially goes into effect...
There it is. That's the sound of peace."
Source: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Television / TV Series