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Our reviews of Hogan's Heroes: The Complete First Season (published April 27th, 2005), Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Second Season (published November 9th, 2005), and Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Third Season (published May 31st, 2006) are also available.
Nazi punchers unite.
Within the fences of a WWII German POW camp known as Stalag 13, a group of Allied prisoners run daring operations from the inside, taking advantage of the dimwit commanders, and doing what they can to help the underground resistance. While blowing up spy planes and sabotaging invasion plans, our heroes—under the command of Colonel Hogan (Bob Crane)—somehow find time to crack wise and elicit soft chuckles from the laugh track machine.
This "Best of" DVD collects eight episodes voted on by fans through a Facebook poll. It's gimmicky, feels random, and I'm not a Hogan's Heroes aficionado, so I can't speak to their place in series' lore, but here you go:
• "The Flight of the Valkyrie"
• "Hogan's Hofbrau"
• "Happy Birthday, Adolf"
• "The Safecracker Suite"
• "Praise the Fuhrer and Pass the Ammunition"
• "Some of Their Planes Are Missing"
• "D-Day at Stalag 13"
• "War Takes a Holiday"
I have to say: Hogan is a badass. On the surface, Hogan's Heroes has one of the most awkward setups ever devised, but somehow it works. It's all about the tone, and quite M*A*S*H-like, in that the humor is laced around semi-serious drama. Cripes, Hogan arranges the wanton slaughter of a bunch of Nazis during some war games!
Best of Hogan's Heroes offers just the episodes, standard definition 1.33:1 full frame, Dolby 2.0 Mono audio, and nothing else.
Not Guilty for what it is, which, admittedly, isn't much. Just a handful of random shows from a cool, old show.
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