Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Dean Martin Jerry Lewis Collection When TV Was Funny|
Genres: Comedy, Television
No comedy team ever dominated '50s live TV quite like Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Even in an era that saw the likes of Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Steve Allen taking comedy to new heights on the new medium of television... more »
Do Not Waste Your Money On This Edited Product!
manda600 | Michigan | 02/18/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this set of the Martin & Lewis Colgate Comdey Hour and was thrilled when it arrived because I'm a collecter of the Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis shows, and this set claimed to contain many of the hard to find episodes. If anyone has considered buying this set DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. I was horrified to discover that they've edited out ALL of Dean Martin's song segments. Jerry will literally introduce Dean, tell what he will be singing, and then they'll cut away, returning to applause. Editing out the commercials is one thing, but cutting out all of Dean's songs is a MAJOR portion of the show - and a major reason why I bought them. Nowhere in the advertisements for this set, or on the actual set itself, do the producers disclose the fact that they've edited these shows and you are not seeing them in their entirity. A few of the episodes on this set, I already owned from other DVD collections that contain the complete show. So I can say, with authority, that they've edited out significant portions of the show. Do not be fooled, as I was, by this nearly $30 set that is only partially complete."
A Sad Disappointment
DinoC | Staten Island, NY | 03/02/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have to agree with Amanda - this set was a total disappointment to me. I've been a Martin & Lewis fan forever and a huge Dino fan even longer. To eliminate his songs from the set was almost sacreligious to me! Part of watching the shows was waiting for Dean to sing his heart out! Why this was done, I will never understand. Also, Dean & Jerry singing "We Belong Together" was cut out as well. Its nice in a way to relive the "old fashioned" commercials back then, but to take out Dean's songs - Sorry guys that hurt! The only reason I gave it 3 stars was its still worth watching the two of them in action and seeing the love and admiration they had for each other."
R. Pincombe | 06/06/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love the DVD's of the show I have bought previously but it's true that they've removed Dean's songs on this set.
I know it is extremely expensive to clear the rights for music used in the shows and would not have been surprised to lose a few, but the company behind this made no effort to clear ANY as if they weren't important!
There are better collections out there. Even with the discount, I returned this one. It simply isn't as advertised and it most definitely is NOT Martin And Lewis."