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|Marilyn Monroe Special Anniversary Collection |
The Seven Year Itch / Gentlemen Prefer Blondes / Niagara / River of No Return / Let's Make Love / Marilyn - The Final Days
Actors: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Joseph Cotten
Directors: Billy Wilder, George Cukor, Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Jean Negulesco
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense
Collection Includes the following Titles: **SEVEN YEAR ITCH **GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES **NIAGARA **RIVER OF NO RETURN **LET'S MAKE LOVE **MARILYN: THE FINAL DAYS
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Diamonds Get Mixed Up
joseph Corey | Raleigh, NC United States | 05/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've already bought both of the Diamond Collections, then this boxset holds nothing for you - except for a brand new box cover.
from Vol. 1: SEVEN YEAR ITCH, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES & MARILYN: THE FINAL DAYS
from Vol 2: NIAGARA, RIVER OF NO RETURN & LET'S MAKE LOVE
The documentary Marilyn the Final Days is about her failed film "Something's Got To Give" and has an edit of all the complete scenes in the film put together."
Marilyn Monroe turns 80 years old.
Jurai's Heir | Denham Springs, LA, USA | 09/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marilyn Monroe Special Anniversary Collection, celebrates Marilyn Monroe turning 80 years old, this collection includes some of the films Marilyn was most famous for. Unlike "The Diamond Collection" this one includes the original artwork which is way more colorful, however this collection does include the exacted same thing that was in "The Diamond Collection". I can understand if you buy this one too, but don't except anything new, I bought this one because "The Diamond Collection" I had went underwater when the levies broke back in Louisiana, plus now that it is out of print, it is really high in price. This set also includes "Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days" which is a documentary on Mariyln & her last film which was never completed. After the documentary or you can skip it they still include the incomplete film which they remastered & edited into a short, if Marilyn never died I'm sure the film would have been really cute, plus she plays a mother on screen & just by telling you know she loved children. Overall this boxset is an A+, but it reminds me of something that never was, who never really had a chance of being a person maybe a movie star, but never a person in general, someone who was taken way before their time.
The films include, by year:
Niagara (1953) - Full Frame 1.33:1 - Restoration comparison, still photo gallery, Original theatrical trailer.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) - Full Frame 1.33:1 - Fox movietone news: Grauman's Chinese Theatre: Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell immortalized in cement, restoration comparison, one sheet still gallery, Original theatrical trailer.
The River Of No Return (1954) - Widescreen 2.55:1 - Restoration comparison, still photo gallery, Original theatrical trailer.
The Seven Year Itch (1955) - Widescreen 2.55:1 - Fox movietone news: The Seven Itch has sneak preview, AMC Backstory: The Seven Year Itch, two deleted scenes, one sheet gallery & restoration comparison, original theatrical trailer.
Lets Make Love (1960) - Widescreen 2.35:1 - Restoration comparison, still photo gallery, Original theatrical trailer.
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) - Fullscreen 1.33:1 - Fox Movietone News: CinemaScope, Still Gallery.
New Better Look with Some Classic Films
Jackie L. Holstein | MPLS, MN | 06/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you own the orignal Diamond Collection sets this set may not be for you, but I sold off my originals and purchased this set based on the fact the covers of each DVD feature the Original Poster Artwork for the films not just a giant pic of Marilyn herself. Hopefully FOX will release another set fewturing How to Marry a Millionaire and Don't Come Knocking as well as many others in the FOX/MONROE Cannon."
The top of the crop... and more...
Patrick Selitrenny | Switzerland a.k.a. Helvetia Felix | 09/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this is by no means the definitive Marilyn Monroe Collection, but represents just the highlight movies of her career as an actress.
One should also own "Bus Stop", "How to Marry a Millionaire", "Monkey Business", "Don't Bother to Knock", "O'Henry's Full House", "Asphalt Jungle" and "The Misfits", in order to have a somewhat complete picture of her movie career.
But if one wants to start somewhere, this is the Basic Marilyn Monroe Collection, starting in order with "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", a very funny and
successful Comedy, followed by "Niagara", a romantic thriller, "River of No Return", also starring Robert Mitchum in a very interesting Western (in which Marilyn seems to be far more herself in a natural part and not so stereotyped as usual), "The Seven Year Itch", the iconic comedy which actually made
Marilyn into a myth and one of the last movies, "Let's Make Love", with French actor/singer Yves Montand at her side, which can be considered a lukewarm and pale example of unsuccessful comedy, attempting to revive her career.
In addition to these, comes a feature long documentary about her "Final Days", which includes, toward the end, the reconstructed and alas, truncated (due to her premature death) final movie in which Marilyn was supposed to appear, opposite Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse, called "Something Got to Give".
A true rarity and a unique document in time.
All the copies are special Anniversary editions, which also appeared earlier in different boxed sets, which means that they all received a digital remastering of picture elements and a full digital transfer on DVD.
The sound is on all, and where possible, either in Stereo or Surround and this has been achieved with a very accurate remastering, giving by now, the best audio quality possible.
I call it an excellent package and deal for this price.
A must, for all those who remember Marilyn with fondness and respect."