It was truly a disappointing day, as I just received the second volume of Family Feud to find it’s essentially the same DVD set I already had that was released in 2008. Both versions have, as far as I can tell so far, many of the same episodes or Richard being Richard and seducing the ladies…all the ladies, even grandma. So here I was excited for 43 episodes I haven’t seen and here I am now typing a review since there were no reviews on Amazon when I purchased to warn me about this tragedy. I am now left wondering if there will ever be more episodes of Family Feud in the vault that will be released on DVD so that I can watch Richard Dawson with his pinky finger extended with a giant ring on it as he mingles with the beautiful lady contestants while brushing off the fact that most of them are married, often while their husband is standing right there. I haven’t watched through all the episodes, but so far…the first disc has the same episodes as the first Family Feud All Stars DVD set, but I have found at least a few on disc 2 that are new, including this particularly questionable episode where Richard and this 19 year old blonde girl are talking about how they met when she was a young girl and Richard offered her candy. Seriously, it’s weird, you should see it, they keep going back to how Richard offered her candy, kind of creepy, even for Richard. Anyway, they pulled a fast one on us fans by giving this DVD set a slightly different picture on the cover and now adding the words, “The Best of…” to the title. I’ve been had by them, very tricky…I suppose I’m a sucker who didn’t know they were essentially selling the same product in a different looking case. HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE FIRST VOLUME, BUY THIS BECAUSE IT’S GREAT. Or, if you’re a fan of the show, there are a few new ones on here the first volume didn’t have, and as I watch through more, I’m really hoping to find more episodes I haven’t seen.
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ALL-STAR FAMILY FEUD has an easy to use menu (no chapter stops) and contains over 40 –complete– broadcasts (many are from 1984) on four DVDs.
Audio and video on the majority of episodes are very clear.
This is one of the best TV box sets I’ve bought in a long time. If you’re a fan of the Feud you’ll love this collection. Highest recommendation!
All Star Family Feud brings back those great celebrity memories and stars that you do not see on television now a days like Lani O’Grady, Susan Richardson and Laurie Walters of Eight is Enough and Lauren Tewes of Love Boat. Unfortunately, some of the other celebrities on these DVDs have passed on and others still living today have moved on to other ventures outside of television. I am thrilled Mill Creek has relaunched the All Star Family Feud DVD that BCI originally released a couple of years ago and hopefully will pick up where BCI left off and launch a second Best of All Star Family Feud DVD and include the specials from the ABC daytime run featuring its soap operas at the time on ABC: Ryan’s Hope, All My Children, One Life to Live, General Hospital and Edge of Night and other specials like the TV Hosts week long shows and some more.