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The Munsters: The Complete Series [12 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 9636152
  • Release Date: 10/07/2008
  • Rating: TV-G
$49.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • "Family Portrait" Episode in Full Color!
    • Unaired Pilot episode
    • Feature-length move - Munster, Go Home
    • Feature-length Movie The Munsters' Revenge
    • America's First Family of Fright! An in-depth examination of the cast, the show, and their place in television history
    • Fred Gwyne: More Than a Munster: A behind-the-makeup look at the multi-talented Fred Gwynne
    • Yvonne De Carlo: Gilded Lily: A look at how Yvonne DeCarlo grew into the role that defined her
    • Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa: Follow his rise from comedian stage actor to television icon and political activist!

    Synopsis


    Those creepy-but-lovable residents of 1313 Mockingbird Lane are on deck for 38 hilarious half-hours during season one of The Munsters. Seen throughout the season are Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, a softhearted replica of the Frankenstein monster; Yvonne de Carlo as Herman's voluptuously vampirish wife, Lily; Al Lewis as Grandpa Munster, a 350-year-old Dracula clone who spends most of his time cooking up mischief in his laboratory; and Butch Patrick as Herman and Lily's young son, Eddie, a budding werewolf. During the season's first 13 episodes, Beverly Owen appears as the Munsters' beautiful niece Marilyn, the only normal-looking member of the family (though she thinks she's a homely freak). Thereafter, and throughout the rest of the series' run, Pat Priest is seen as Marilyn. Some of the season's funniest entries include "Pink's Pique," in which the gas company is in for quite a shock when they accidentally build a pipeline in the Munsters' dungeon -- er, basement; "Low-Cal Munster," featuring Paul Lynde as a nearsighted doctor who puts Herman on a diet (and who, fortunately for his own sanity, can't see what Herman really looks like!); "Autumn Croakus," wherein Grandpa's nearly four-century lifespan may come to an end at the hands of a murderous widow; "Herman the Great," with Herman becoming a pro wrestler to pay for Eddie's education; "Eddie's Nickname," featuring a magical milk shake which, thanks to Grandpa's bungling, grows a thick beard; "Far Out Munsters," a spoof of "bizarre" '60s rock & roll groups featuring future softcore film producer Zalman King and The Standells; and "Herman the Rookie," the one in which Herman gets a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers as manager Leo Durocher and former football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch look on with mouths agape. Two of the more fascinating first-season Munsters episodes are "Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights," featuring a cameo appearance by another of Universal's copyrighted monsters, the Creature from the Black Lagoon (aka the Munsters' "Cousin Gilbert"); and "Come Back Little Googie," guest starring child actor Bill Mumy, who had been the series producers' first choice for the role of Eddie Munster -- but whose mother did not like the idea of subjecting her boy to a daily two-hour makeup session. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • Fred Gwynne - Herman Munster
    • Yvonne De Carlo - Lily Munster
    • Al Lewis - Grandpa Munster
    • Butch Patrick - Edward `Eddie' Wolfgang Munster
    • Beverley Owen - Marilyn Munster




    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Classic Series from the 60's

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      ClassicTVStan
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      I choose this version of the product to see the unaired 15 minute pilot episode. It was very interesting that it was shot in color and was basically an incomplete episode. I guess they were willing to take a chance with such a unique premise. Seeing someone else ever so briefly as Lily and Eddie was also interesting. The Eddie character was definitely different. I would definitely recommend purchasing!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic and enjoyable TV show

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      redtweetypie
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      The Munsters is a timeless classic in our family. I have had the series on DVD for a number of years, and my oldest son kept trying to "steal" it every time he would come to visit. So, I got this for him for Christmas. He loves it! We watch these shows over and over again. A great show to put in when you are relaxing and not really wanting to pay attention to what is going on.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Show

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      Angel
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      This is a great show that is funny and good for the whole family. The dvd's were great and I really enjoyed seeing the show again. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a good show to watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good idea

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      sunshine9486
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      My husband will get these for Christmas. He said that he really liked them when he was younger and they were on television.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good show

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      leroy
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      Packaging is ok; disks are stacked in pairs. Video quality excellent considering age of show.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Watch over and over. Grat Fun

      Posted
      RogerFan
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      True classic. Great memories from a great cast with great writing. Lots of surprises and big laughs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Munster's Dvd's

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      Zaza
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      Got to love the Munster's and to get every episode for that price you can't go wrong

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic fun

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      jazz15
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      This is just classic family fun! a must have for any collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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