Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Addams Family - The Complete Series|
Actors: John Astin, Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan, Ken Weatherwax
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
Disc 1: Addams Family - Volume 1 - Disc 1 Disc 2: Addams Family - Volume 1 - Disc 2 Disc 3: Addams Family - Volume 1 - Disc 3 Disc 4: Addams Family - Volume 2 - Disc 1 Disc 5: Addams Family - Volume 2 - Disc 2 Disc 6: Adda... more »
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Addams TV Volumes understood
B. Landes | Ithaca, NY | 09/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just purchased the third volume of the Addams Family TV show and it was comprised of three double-sided discs. Unless I got some cheap version from Wal-Mart, and there is a nicer 6-disc version out there, then I'm sure the early reports were wrong, and this volume also has just three discs. (Hence the Complete Series having only 9 discs...)
The packaging is in the same condition as the previous volumes, so I doubt there's more than one version out there. Anyhow, unless The Complete Series has any special features that are going to be outrageously different or exciting, I'd recommend you just stick to the three volumes. I bought them all for about $20/each, and with the new edition coming in at around $70, buying them separately is a better deal anyway.
And for the record, The Addams Family is far superior to The Munsters, for me, and the DVDs I have for the show are great!"
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Micheal Hunt | Hellbourne | 11/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The whole family has been enjoying the original Adams Family series.
All 3 seasons in one box set. Some could complain that they are flip side discs, but just stick a cloth in the case if it bothers you.
My parents watched this when it started, I enjoyed growing up watching it, and even my 8 year old niece loves it.
How could you not love this timeless classic of a deranged and strange family that poke fun at normal living and flip reality around to make it a fun half hour show with true morals and fun zany comedy.
The DVD's come complete with all 3 seasons, digitally remastered, subtitles in yellow (important to those who care) and a few bonus features here and there.
The Addams Family still hold up well with todays audience both young and old and I can't see why anyone would ever have anything bad to say about one of the all time great comedy series.
The bonus features on the first season show a heap of interviews, and behind the scenes stuff, interesting to watch for any fan. The other discs mostly contain an audio commentary here and there, and some silly Audio Commentaries to a scene by Cousin Itt and Thing.
I bought the region 1 version cause it is half the price of the Australian release. And I am not at all disappointed with the purchase of this great timeless classic.
The only reason I wont give a perfect 5 stars is because it was the perfect opportunity to include the 1977 Halloween (reunion) show they did, and was the only Adams Family of the series in color. Had that have been included, I would have been very happy with the bonus content."
Still creepy and spooky, and altogether ooky...
Dunestar | 01/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Originally, I knew the Addams Family not from the television series, but from their first animated series. Many know the Addams Family spawned from drawings and characters created by Charles Addams for the New Yorker.
The Addams Family appeared like your average, eccentric rich family. Except for the fact, they lived in an old mansion containing trapdoors, a lab, torture chamber and dungeon. Had pets like a live lion, vulture and African Strangler, and a disembodied hand as sort of a relation.
Gomez Addams was the cigar-smoking, fencing, always nimble head of the household, while Morticia tended to her garden, fed her plants, and made sure everything ran smoothly in the house. Next was Lurch, their zombiesque butler who would appear out of nowhere whenever the noose gong was pulled.
He'd come in and claim, 'You rang?' Then you had Uncle Fester, who mysteriously kept an electric charge through his body, had a penchant for explosives, and kept a vulture in the house. Grandma-ma who loved casting spells, fortune telling, and cooking the occasional spider, snakes and bat-shaped cookies for her grandchildren, Wednesday and Puggsley Addams.
Unlike their film counterparts, Wednesday and Puggsley were actually nice kids with some odd habits of having pet spiders and octopi, and liking things like wild gorillas and such. Wednesday even carried around her headless doll, Marie Antoinette.
Besides the standard brood, the Addamses' relations were not exactly normal either: Grandma Frump (Morticia's mother, played by Margaret Hamilton - aka Wicked Witch of the West) who originally wanted Gomez to marry Morticia's 'flowery' twin sister, Ophelia (played by Carolyn Jones as well). Then you had Cousin Itt, the dark-glasses, derby-wearing, living hair.
Now the strange thing was, overlooking their macabre and gruesome environment, the Addams Family was far from evil or sinister. They simply viewed things differently than what the average person might view them.
For instance, in "The Addams Family Goes to School," Wednesday comes home crying because in 'Grim's Fairly Tales,' she learns things like dragons, witches, and ogres are slain by 'horrible' knights, children, and warriors. Naturally, Gomez and Morticia go to complain about their children being exposed to such 'violence.' Reluctantly the school truant complies, stating he'll make certain 'violence will be abolished' in the school.
Besides the hilarity though, the Addams Family did demonstrate it was better accepting people for whom they are than to change them. In "The Addams Family Meets a Beatnik," the family rescue a beatnik who has just crashed his motorcycle on their property.
At first, "Rocky" reacts to the Addamses as most people would. Rather than being adversed to Rocky's beatnik behaviour, they become fascinated with his speech and manor. They even throw him a surprise birthday party as well. Meanwhile Gomez and Morticia discover Rocky's true identity of being the heir to a business tycoon. Except what they don't realize is, Rocky and his Dad don't see eye-to-eye on things.
It isn't until after the Addams brings them together, Rocky and his Dad learn they have to accept each other for who they are, not what they want them to be.
Overall, the timelessness about the Addams Family is they live carefree, and enjoy their way of life, accepting everyone and everything around them. Even when most people have a hard time accepting them.
The collection is great for those who fondly remember Gomez and Morticia, and definitely wonderful for the next generation who might wonder why we loved shows about an odd family living in an old house.
Although still creepy and spooky, and altogether ooky, we still love the Addams Family."
DVD's Recorded On Both Sides, No Labels
Jeanne | Middle Georgia, USA | 01/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The DVD's are recorded on both sides; therefore, there are NO labels on any of the discs. It is impossible to know which side is 1 or 2 or which disc goes into which jacket. Other than this, the series is great - love the Addams Family - great entertainment for our entire family."