Gilligan's Island: The Complete Series Collection [17 Discs] [DVD]

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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (217 out of 221)

Synopsis


The longest "three-hour tour" in history gets under way in the first season of Gilligan's Island. In the course of the season's 36 episodes, originally filmed in black and white, the viewer becomes intimately familiar with the famous seven stranded castaways: Skipper Jonas Grumby (Alan Hale Jr.) and first mate Gilligan (Bob Denver) of the S.S. Minnow, run aground on an unchartered desert isle after a ferocious storm; millionaire Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus) and his wife, Lovey (Natalie Schafer), who have apparently brought along their entire expensive wardrobe; movie star Ginger Grant (Tina Louise), who always manages to find cosmetics despite being marooned thousands of miles from civilization; secretary Mary Ann Summers (Dawn Wells), she of the cute halter tops and short-shorts; and Professor Roy Hinckley (Russell Johnson), an expert on everything except a means of getting off the island (or even repairing the Minnow). Episodes during the first season focus on the castaways' various escape attempts, their efforts at acclimating themselves to their new environment, and the petty squabbles and power plays that threaten to break the group up into Survivor-like warring tribes. Although the regulars are unable to leave the island, quite a few guest stars manage to make their way to the isle's shores, among them Hans Conried as bungling pilot Wrong-Way Feldman, Vito Scotti as a misplaced WWII-era Japanese soldier, Larry Storch as mobster Jackson Farrell, Kurt Russell as a junior-league Tarzan, and Denny Miller as handsome surfer Duke Williams. Of course, the scriptwriters always manage to find some way of getting these visitors back to civilization -- without ever revealing the existence or location of the castaways!

Cast & Crew


  • Bob Denver - Gilligan
  • Alan Hale Jr. - Jonas Grumby (The Skipper)
  • Jim Backus - Thurston Howell III
  • Natalie Schafer - Lovey Howell
  • Tina Louise - Ginger Grant




Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    $ well spent

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    PhotoNut
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    I've always enjoyed Gilligan's Island - I know several line by line! So, when I saw the price for the entire 3 season collection, I was thrilled to add it to my collection. I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only are the episodes of great quality, but the extras are fun, entertaining, and interesting. The first disc indicates to "turn over for more episodes" so possible it used to be a "back to back" but wonderfully enough, it is not. I do not like back to back - which makes this collection even better. All one-sided discs. If you loved the series, spend the money. You'll not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Laughs from the past.

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    Hazel
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    I purchased Gilligans Island box DVD set. In the past I found my self picking my favorite character to laugh at. I know they were all funny and the professor would come up with so many ideas. Where did he get the tools to fix these things? LOL!! I found my self Picking out my favorite character again. You get nothing but good old belly laughs from these innocent characters. I’m so glad Best Buy still has these on hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun silliness & memories

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    Coopster
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    I bought this on a whim, the price was good and I have fond memories of the show growing up. It's a good escape from the day to day seriousness we're subjected to these days and always spot on for nostalgia for me. The picture quality isn't great but, for a 50 year old tv show, it's just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for belly laughs

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    theboyinthebox
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    Gilligan's Island is one of the great shows that can make you smile no matter what. Jim Backus is hilarious as Mr. Howell. The rest of the cast is great as are the guest stars (especially Hans Conried as Wrongway Feldman). This set is perfect for kids to watch and will bring back memories for even the most jaded adult. Well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Made of Stranded With Marvelous Fun!

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    CA41
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    Gilligan's Island DVD Complete Set, is a fun trip of laughter and hilarious times. Brings back a lot of scenes that we have talked and laughed about through the years. And the theme song can always be remembered as we sing along. What a variety of fun unique characters. One of the greatest shows ever!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gilligan's Island Full of Laughs

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    GuyFromWisconsin
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    I can remember watching this series when I was a kid and it still makes me laugh til this day. "Gilligan's Island: The Complete Series Collection" is a classic comedy of 7 vastly different personalities stranded on an island. "The Skipper" and "Gilligan" share a comedic chemistry that'll make you laugh out loud any day of the week!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic tv

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    jogonzalez
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    I was so happy to get this set! I told my wife that I thought it was sad that my kids would never get to see Gillian's island and a couple weeks later I found this on sale! All the classic episodes including the pilot which had a different person playing the professor and different girls. The changes were needed to make this show the classic it is today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Millionaire and his wife!

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    Grandmother
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    Watching this series is almost like watching a new series unfold, because I never paid attention to the millionaire and his wife. Thoroughly enjoyable 1960s television slap-stick comedy series starring Jim Bacchus (remember Mr. Magoo?) and many others .

    I would recommend this to a friend



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