Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Alvin and the Chipmunks The Alvinnn Edition|
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
It?s Alvin in all of his mischievous glory! This 2- disc compilation includes Alvin?s most hilarious, action-filled comedy adventures. It?s time for side-splitting laughter with Alvin, whose antics take him from Hawaii to ... more »
Good collection, but...
Karl Morgan Wikström | Nyköping, Sweden | 10/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a nice collection of episodes that I can recommend to all Chipmunk fans (but personally I would like to have the episode "Grounded Chipmunk" included). But there are some quirks though: There are no title cards, making the episodes start abruptly after the theme song. But for some wierd reason, the very last episode on Disc 2, "Cadet's Regrets", have the title card intact. Every episode starts with the theme song, but they have used the older opening (with Alvin surfing in the bathtub etc.) through the whole collection, even on newer episodes which originally had the "white limousine" opening. The cover also states that some music have been changed, but I couldn't spot the changes (as opposed to the very blatant change of "Love Potion #9" to "Witch Doctor" on the Chipmunks Valentines DVD). Quality of sound and picture was acceptable."
P. J Parrish | Columbus Ohio | 09/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Disc 1 has a Orginization problem. When you do the "Play All" feature, it would play the opening and a 12 minute cartoon and no second one like it was aired in 1983. "The curse of Lan tiki" had a song replacement as it is stated on the back of the package. No clean up or restoration to the first early episodes or TITLE CARDS for any of the cartoons EXCEPT for the Camep Eagleton Show... What is the deal with that???
Disc 2 cartoons are more orginized and left alone in terms of cover songs... Peramount is doing better but they need to get off their duff and get the discs orginized... I hope that paramount gets enough funds to keep the covers in future releases... This would make chipmunk fans really happy..."
One of the best...
Carrie M. Brock | CHICAGO | 06/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Alvinnn!!! Editions is a great movie-my daughter just loved it!!
She said that her favorite ones are this one and A Chipmunk Valentine
A Good Start
A. Ali | Istanbul, Turkey | 05/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For someone like me who grew up in the 80s and spent many a Saturday morning planted in front of the television watching the latest antics of Alvin Seville, this DVD is simply a treat! It includes episodes from the first 80s "Alvin and The Chipmunks" cartoon (by that I mean the show with the intro with Alvin surfing in the tub). Some of the episodes are fan faves (i.e. "Romancing Miss Stone") but all are enjoyable and will send you straight back to your childhood. The last episode on the second disc is the sole inclusion from the second "Alvin and The Chipmunks" cartoon (the white limo intro); I wish the episode included had been my favorite Chipmunk episode -- the one about the Berlin Wall (please release this, Mr. Bagdasarian!) -- but this is still a great set.
In a perfect world, they'd release EVERY Chipmunk episode in complete, unedited season sets; I'm sure I don't fully comprehend all the legal issues of copyright and syndication which may prevent this from happening, but I know more than a few "Alvin and The Chipmunks" fans who would be eternally grateful if this did happen! (I've already bought all the other Chipmunk DVDS after seeing this one -- how could I not?? FYI, please put out another set of Chippette episodes as well as one with "The Chipmunk Reunion" in a special set!)
The best thing about this series isn't the music -- yes, it has it's kitschy appeal, but what makes this series enjoyable for grown up ex-kids is that the writing is remarkably well-done. There are many cartoon from my childhood which I can't watch as an adult because the storylines are too frenetic or thin to hold a grown up's attention span. "Alvin and The Chipmunks", mercifully, holds up quite well, largely because it's written like a traditional sitcom. A treat for the whole family!"