The Alvin Collection is another group of episodes of The Chipmunks from their popular Saturday Morning series,
The Chipmunks began life oddly enough as a singing group, of sorts. They were the brainchild of struggling songwriter Ross Bagdasarian and were named after the three chief executives at
Each episode of The Chipmunks is presented in its original full frame broadcast format. Colors are actually pretty good here, but the print suffers from a lot of damage. There are a lot of specks and other unfriendly artifacts covering the entire print. The animation lines often appear fuzzy. It looks as though no real restoration effort was made here.
The Dolby Digital Mono track is actually in better shape than the video, but not by much. The songs sound pretty distorted, and I can’t even figure out what they’re saying most of the time. Of course, that might mean the songs are in for a comeback with the younger audiences of today. With some modern music you either can’t understand them or wish that you couldn’t.
As I’ve mentioned before there is a lot of Chipmunks on DVD this month. The silly little rodents are always fun, but again I make the call for larger more inclusive sets. Season sets or common theme sets would be far more preferable. At least you get 14 here, so it is the largest of these collections so far. Season sets,