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The Munsters: The Total Series

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  1. Servo says:
    106 of 108 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Spooktacular Munsters Deal That’s Really Wizard!, August 25, 2008
    Servo (Atlanta, GA USA) –

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    This review is from: The Munsters: The Complete Series (DVD)

    From the windy Mockingbird Heights at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, The Munsters come to send goosebumping, rib-tickling ’60s wit and humor to your funny bone with The Munsters – The Complete Series!

    Previously released as separate season sets, each with its own history of issues Munsters fans are all too familiar with, The Munsters Complete Series doesn’t just simply repackage the episodes but also attempts to do the fans proud by righting the wrongs that haunted the previous sets.

    Remember the dual-sided discs? Gone. Remember the flimsy, gimmicky, craptastic “Herman’s Head” box you had to fight with to get the discs out of? Gone. Instead you’ll find…

    For your convenience and viewing pleasure, Universal has repackaged from the Season 1 and Season 2 sets every classic episode from the series (and respective special features) on 12 single-sided DVDs (including two bonus features) all in an exclusive collectible box set with nice package art for hours of eerie Munsters fun, and for a very reasonable price!

    Special Features include:

    * “America’s First Family of Fright”
    * “Fred Gwynne: More Than a Munster”
    * “Yvonne De Carlo: Guilded Lily”
    * “Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa”
    * The Munsters Unaired Pilot
    * The Munsters “Family Portrait” Episode (Color Version)

    (Note: If you own the original separate season sets then you already have The Munsters – Complete Series episodes and special features minus the previously unreleased The Munsters “Family Portrait” episode (color version), and should consider The Munsters – Family Portrait separate single disc release which also features both the color and original B&W version before deciding.)

    Bonus Features:

    * Munster, Go Home! (1966)
    * The Munsters’ Revenge (1981)

    Season 1:

    Munster Masquerade
    My Fair Munster
    A Walk on the Mild Side
    Rock-a-Bye Munster
    Pike’s Pique
    Lo-Cal Munster
    Tin Can Man
    Herman the Great
    Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie
    Autumn Croakus
    The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster
    The Sleeping Cutie
    The Munsters’ Family Portrait
    Grandpa Leaves Home
    Herman’s Rival
    Grandpa’s Call of the Wild
    All-Star Munster
    If a Martian Answers, Hang Up
    Eddie’s Nickname
    Bats of a Feather
    Don’t Bank on Herman
    Dance With Me, Herman
    Follow That Munster
    Love Locked Out
    Come Back, Little Googie
    Far Out Munsters
    Munsters on the Move
    Movie Star Munster
    Herman the Rookie
    Country Club Munsters
    Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights
    Mummy Munster
    Lily Munster, Girl Model
    Munster the Magnificent
    Herman’s Happy Valley
    Hot Rod Herman
    Herman’s Raise
    Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman (aka My Friend Herman)

    Season 2:

    Herman’s Child Psychology
    Herman, the Master Spy
    Bronco Bustin’ Munster
    Herman Munster, Shutter Bug
    Herman, Coach of the Year
    Happy 100th Anniversary
    Operation Herman
    Lily’s Star Boarder
    John Doe Munster
    The Man for Marilyn
    Herman’s Driving Test
    Will Success Spoil Herman Munster?
    Underground Munster
    The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights
    Herman’s Peace Offensive
    Herman Picks a Winner
    Just Another Pretty Face
    Heap Big Herman
    The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World
    Grandpa’s Lost Wife
    The Fregosi Emerald
    Cyrano de Munster
    The Musician
    Prehistoric Munster
    A Visit from Johann
    Eddie’s Brother
    Herman the Tire Kicker
    A House Divided
    Herman’s Sorority Caper
    Herman’s Lawsuit
    A Visit from the Teacher

    That’s a LOT of Munsters!
    Great Value!

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  2. Paul C. Visby says:
    62 of 70 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Just In Time For The Halloween Season!, October 8, 2008
    Paul C. Visby (Eagan, MN United States) –

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    This is a hard product to review. I love “The Munsters” and cannot say anything bad about the episodes. I have to give this 5-stars for the content: Everything that was on the previous releases – plus the fact that Universal FINALLY put all of this on single-sided discs. But, I have to take points off for Universal NOT fixing problems with the original releases: The discs are exactly the same – menus, content, and “problems”!

    The first season episodes should have been spread out more – disc 6 (originally disc 3B) only has four episodes – the others have six or seven. The colorized version of “Family Portrait” has been added to disc 2 (originally 1B). Be warned! It is not perfect. I originally watched this episode on my TV in the living room and it was awful. It looked as if it was one of the first colorization tests. But I re-watched on my bedroom TV and it was a lot better. I guess it all depends on your TV’s settings. The Munsters and their house are actually done well and look as if filmed in color. The problem is with the “human” characters. Their skin tones are off and it looks fakey. If only other studios could do the excellent and realistic job that Paramount did with the “Lucy Goes to Scotland” episode of “I Love Lucy.” But it is a pretty good attempt at colorization. It was a treat to see what it might have looked like if filmed in color, but I prefer the look and feel of the B&W version.

    The second season episodes still have the crappy Universal logo and music before EVERY episode. And there is no way to skip it. I was praying that the studio would remove this (also, it isn’t seen with the first season episodes).

    So, 5-stars for putting everything in one package, the episodes themselves, single-sided discs, and the bonus features (including the colorized episode). But I drop the rating to 3-stars for not spreading out the first season episodes, the low sound on a couple of first season episodes that should have been corrected, and the Universal logo w/music before every single second season episode with no way to bypass it. Universal made a good attempt but fumbled by not making all the necessary corrections. But I am still VERY happy to have one of my favorite shows on DVD.

    Oh, the single box contains two digi-packs. The first one is Season One with six discs. The second one is Season Two with six discs (four are the episodes, one is the bonus biographies, one is the two movies). Each has the disc breakdowns and the discs overlap – two per page.

    Now you make the decision on whether to buy this. If you already own the Season Sets and don’t mind the 2-sided discs and have the separate two-movie disc, then I wouldn’t buy this. There is nothing different except the colorized episode – which is now available separately. If you would prefer single-sided discs and want everything (which includes the two-movie disc) in one package, than this product is for you. I hope this helps you decide.

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  3. Mark Ebert says:
    27 of 29 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is What You’ve Been Waiting For, August 24, 2008
    Mark Ebert (Lancaster OH) –

    This review is from: The Munsters: The Complete Series (DVD)

    If you’re a fan of the Munsters and haven’t purchased the Seasons as individual sets, this is what you’ve been waiting for. This box sets not only includes all 70 originally aired episodes, but comes with every bonus feature available on the original two sets. Additionally, this set contains the motion picture “Munster, Go Home” and the TV special from 1981. “The Munsters: Family Portrait”–sold separately for those fans who did purchase the other sets–is also featured in this collection.

    This set features twelve one-sided discs (unlike the two-sided discs from the original individual season sets that some find hard to deal with and annoying).

    This set is truly a dream come true for any fan of this unique ’60′s sitcom. Available October seventh (2008) it should arrive in time to be a wonderful Halloween treat!

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