- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 5
- Run Time: 822 Minutes
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Studio: Paramount
- DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
- Cast: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner
- Genre: TV Series
- Color: Black & White / Color
- Release Date: 1965
The 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes was wildly popular during its premiere run and continues to remain one of the most classic (not to mention utterly unique) comedy series in television history, despite a historically and morally questionable premise. Hogan's Heroes Season 1, like the other seasons, is set in a Nazi prison camp during World War II. These Hogan's Heroes DVDs follow a group of Allied POWs —Englishman Peter Newkirk (a pre-Family Feud Richard Dawson), Frenchman Louis LeBeau (Robert Clary) and Americans Andrew Carter (Larry Hovis) and James Kinchloe (Ivan Dixon, one of the first African-American actors to get equal billing) — led by the irrepressible Colonel Robert Hogan (Bob Crane) in their hilarious attempts to sabotage the Nazi war effort. Though these Hogan's Heroes videos are often mischaracterized as a tasteless gloss on the real-life horrors of Nazi Germany (the series was set in a prisoner-of-war camp rather than concentration camp), Hogan's Heroes was intended as parody and certainly pulled no punches in its unflattering depiction of idiotic Nazi officers such as the pompous Colonel Klink (Werner Klemperer), bumbling Sergeant Schultz (John Banner) and irascible General Burkhalter (Leon Askin). In fact, Klemperer, Banner and Askin were all Jewish, and Clary was a Holocaust survivor. This Hogan's Heroes season one collection presents all the episodes of the controversial series' first season.
Don't miss Hogan's Heroes Season 1 for hours of laughter as Hogan and the other heroes work to defeat the Germans from the most unlikely place — their POW camp.