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A fresh visit to 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'
A fresh visit to 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'

Paul Reubens' "Pee-wee's Playhouse," which ran on CBS on Saturday mornings from 1986 to 1990 and has been repeated on various networks and home video platforms in the years since, is back again. "And better than ever," I cannot help but add, because it is, in plain fact, true. Released last week by Shout Factory, the Blu-ray set "Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series" presents the show literally as you've never seen it before: Although it was shot on 16mm film, the series was edited and assembled on tape, losing clarity at each step. The new set, not so much restored as rebuilt from scratch, from the original film elements —...

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