Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Girls Next Door - Season 1|
Actors: Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, Anika, Jonathan Baker
Director: Paolo Durazzo
Welcome to the world's most famous and most glamorous bastion of hedonism, the Playboy Mansion! For the first time ever, The Girls Next Door takes you beyond the Mansion's gates and behind closed doors where you'll meet Ho... more »
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Pure eye candy that is UNCENSORED!
Movie Fan | 08/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After hearing about the show and seeing a handful of episodes, I was interested in this release to see if they would show any nudity. When I here a show is uncensored, I'm always skeptical because does anyone remember when MTV released a Real World video back in the late 90s that was marketed as uncensored - teasing that you could see all the nudity from the show, only to discover it was censored after all? Well, more on this later.
I was in the mood for more DVDs that might contain sexy nude women when I bought this one, so I also picked up Girls Gone Wild's "Spring Break 2005" DVD set and CandyGirl Video: Sweet Satisfaction Jasmine Grey Special Edition (Includes Mini Jasmine Grey Pin-Up). All 3 were different, but I really wanted to comment on this Season 1 set from E! and Playboy of "The Girls Next Door" to clarify some things for fans of the tv show.
First off, YES - this show is completely UNCENSORED. That means, all the nudity that was blurred on the tv program can be seen here. And let me tell you, if you dig Holly Madison, then you get to see a lot of great nude scenes of her. Lots of sexy "oops" moments involving Holly are shown in all their uncut glory. My favorite is from the Vegas trip show, where Holly pops right out of her top infront of everyone as she and the girls leave their hotel - priceless. Another great scene is of Holly as she walks down the stairs on her way to a photo shoot - fully nude! So, there's plenty of nudity and great eye candy like that. As for the show itself, it's just pure eye candy with no real reason or point to any of it, but that's it's charm. You'll see lots of the Playboy mansion and get a real look into Hef's day-to-day life, which is interesting.
As for the DVD overall, I wasn't thrilled with the extras. The commentary is nice and entertaining, and I love the option to listen to the show bleeped or unbleeped but the deleted scenes are nothing to write home about. They're very short and when you see them, you'll realize why they were indeed "deleted scenes". The only decent extras are on disc 3 and they're the "Hef's World" unaired pilot, the Girls Personality tests and a still photo gallery. My only real complaint is the packaging. They didn't use the nice foldout digipak design with clear trays - instead, they used the cheap slim cases, one for each disc, and placed them in a slipcase. It get's the job done, but for any box set or multi-disc set, I really prefer the digipaks. I can overlook all this because I did infact, buy it to see the uncensored version of the show, so I'm happy.
With 15 episodes and 3 discs, this is really a bargin at under $20! If season 2 is as good as season 1, then I'll be a loyal fan of "The Girls Next Door" for some time to come!"
C'mon to My House.
Sushi Girl -Laura | Gainesville, Florida | 01/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The definition of Guilty is to be aware of having done wrong and being regretful. The definition of Pleasure is having a feeling of satisfaction or delight. This show is my guilty pleasure. I feel like I shouldn't be watching this man live with these 3 women, who trounce around half naked most of the time. I have to admit that I just adore Holly, Bridget and Kendra.
Holly because I actually believe she loves her "Puffin" and I think she is in it for the long haul with him. I don't think she is a gold digger, but I do think she lays the pressure on him for a child. The man is 80! Holly is smart, sexy, is a great artist and very creative, she has a business sense and I think she plays up the "dumb blonde" persona because its how people want her to be. Some of the things that come out of her mouth are priceless. I also have a feeling she is just tolerating the other two girls, on one episode she said that "If two people are in love they don't need anyone else" while the camera panned over to Hef kissing Bridget. We all know Hef isn't a one woman man, and never will be. To Hef Holly is his "touchstone"
Bridgett to me is the girl who I can identify with the most; she is older and is au natural. She isn't stick thin; she loves horror movies and her kitty. She is so very caring towards everyone, and seems like she would be your best friend. She also has an aura of vulnerability about her; she has confidence but under the surface is very breakable. For Hef I think she is his "everywoman"
Kendra is just fun. Young, harsh and energetic. She has a big mouth and a big heart. She is lazy, but means well. Kendra loves her body, and other women's bodies for that matter and she isn't shy about saying so. I don't think she has the Chutzpah she claims to have, because I catch shots of her trying not to be the center of attention. The girl can also make fun of herself, and I love that. For Hef she is his "forever young" woman.
This show is just plain eye candy and hilarity. Its our peek into the playboy mansion and into the hearts of these women who love both the same man and the same lifestyle. Cars and jewelry, parties and panties they are surrounded by wealth and history. I have a feeling, and there are rumors right now that Hef is talking about having a baby with Holly, and I am not sure what that means for the other girls. We all know it cannot last forever. There seems to be an ever present invisible ticking clock both on Hollies Uterus and this series. Which by the way is E!'s highest rated show.
A Pleasant and Wonderful Surprise!
Decidedly Kelly P | New York. NY USA | 12/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say, that I was curiously skeptical about this show from the beginning. I've always felt like the girlfriends of Hef were merely gold-diggers and less-than-intelligent ones at that! After watching the show a few times on television, I realized how wrong I was!!!
Holly, Bridget, and Kendra all genuinely care about Hef and it's obvious. They're entertaining to boot.
It makes me smile, it makes me laugh, it makes me happy to know that you can be beautiful, intelligent, have a wonderful personality, AND be a woman of Playboy.
I appreciate that they were able to change my attitude about Playboy entirely. I'm now one of Playboy's biggest cheerleaders!
I didn't buy the DVDs for prospect of nudity (like others). I bought them because the show is worth my time. If you're considering buying it, do so. It's completely worth your money. I can't wait for the second season to be released!
*Just a note - I'm a 24 (almost 25) year old woman with a bachelors degree and, soon, a masters degree. I'm NOT a horny guy just looking for T n A. I think this validates my review (not that horny guys shouldn't appreciate the show, too!)*"
Pugmom | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 01/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To be honest, I bought this DVD set on a whim, expecting mindless schlock. One night when I was sick I popped a disc in and was surprised how much I enjoyed the show. Once I got past the "ewww" factor of the girls' relationship with Hef, I realized that they didn't all look alike and had separate personalities. The more I watched, the more I liked. By the time I had watched all the episodes, I wanted to hang out with the girls!
Now, this is definitely not the Discovery Channel or the History Channel but rather is pure entertainment with no redeeming value. Being a reality show, it is scripted or directed somewhat, but not enough that it takes away from the genuineness of the happenings or the girls' personalities. My favorite episodes are the ones in which they go "on the road", to places such as NYC, Vegas, and Lodi, CA. You get an up-close-and-personal look at what it's like to live inside the Playboy Mansion, which is highly entertaining. You also get a sense of how powerful the Playboy empire is and the enormous number of staff at the mansion. Especially cute are the animals running around, from the girls' pets to exotic zoo animals. And the parties! My favorite episode showed the famous Midsummer Night's Dream party, which looks totally awesome. As a bonus, the girls give commentary on ALL of the episodes, which makes it double the fun.
There is a lot of T and A (and other things), so this show is definitely not for the young or easily offended. But it is a great time, pure escapism."