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The Munsters - Complete Second Season
The Munsters - Complete Second Season
Actors: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Pat Priest, Butch Patrick
Directors: Charles R. Rondeau, Don Richardson, Earl Bellamy, Ezra Stone, Gene Reynolds
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2005     13hr 45min

America?s first family of fright is back on DVD with all 32 outrageous second-season episodes and hilarious new bonus features in The Munsters: The Complete Second Season! Reunite with the wacky and weird Munster clan: Her...  more »

     

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Actors: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Pat Priest, Butch Patrick
Directors: Charles R. Rondeau, Don Richardson, Earl Bellamy, Ezra Stone, Gene Reynolds
Creator: Allan Burns
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Horror, Classics, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Classic TV
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/25/2005
Original Release Date: 09/24/1964
Theatrical Release Date: 09/24/1964
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 13hr 45min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

Still The Munsters after all these years...
Mymunster3 | 11/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a child growing up in the 70's and 80's, I used to come home from school and watch The Munsters. I was absolutely fascinated with this series. The characters were hilarious, and the scripts were excellent! Now, the complete second season, comes to DVD in a 3 disc set. It features all 32 episodes from The Munsters second and final season. Don't forget about the 4 A&E Bios as bonus features! The 4 A&E Bios will be about, The Munsters, "America's First Family of Fright", Fred Gwynne, "More Than a Munster", Yvonne DeCarlo, "Gilded Lily", and Al Lewis, "Forever Grandpa". All packaged, in a Herman Munster head.

Take a good close look at Fred Gwynne's portrayal of Herman Munster. You will see that Herman get's more and more child-like, especially in "Prehistoric Munster", and "The Musician". Herman has now developed a very large booming laugh, the occasional temper-tantrums, and his always popular catchphrases, "Darn, Darn, Darn!!!" and "I'll kill 'em, I'll kill 'em, I'll kill 'em!!!"

Also, take a careful look at Al Lewis' sideburns. In the early episodes of Season 2, ("Herman's Child Psychology," "Herman the Master Spy," & "Bronco-Bustin' Munster") His sideburns were small, but take a look at the episodes called "Cyrano de Munster," "A Visit from Johann", and "Eddie's Brother", you will see that Al shaved much lower, and almost had some sort of a beard going on. A very neat trait for Grandpa to have!

Now, if you've only seen Season 2 episodes from TVLand, then you don't know what the original Season 2 theme is supposed to sound like. The original Season 2 theme of The Munsters is supposed to stop after Butch Patrick's name is shown. More theme music starts again when you see "Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher". That's the way it's supposed to be because when The Munsters originally aired on CBS, commercials used to be in that break between themes. TVLand edited the theme into one long version. The TVLand version, is incorrect. The DVD version, is correct.

Also, don't be shocked if some episodes do not feature the crashing door sound. That's the way it was originally supposed to be, because the producers (Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher) never intended for their to be a crash sound, but later added it to have more of an effect when you would see Herman come through the doors.

The box itself can also be a challenge to handle. What I have found to be handy, is just leave the inner "head" out of the original box.

The last three issues I would like to address, is space of episodes on the discs, B&W film turning sepia, and the audio quality of "Cyrano de Munster."

There are 32 half-hour episodes on this set, and four 40 minute biographies. If you have 3 double-sided discs, why not use the space appropriately? The episodes should have been spaced in this manner, seven episodes on Disc 1 A, and Disc 1 B, then 6 episodes on Disc 2 A, Disc 2 B, and Disc 3 A. Then place the four 40 minute biographies on Disc 3 B.

There is also a visible problem with some episodes turning sepia. Not all the episodes have their original rich B&W format. Some episodes have a yellow-brown tint that is visible by turning up the color on your television set. The only episode with real B&W, is "The Musician."

"Cyrano de Munster," probably has the worst audio quality of any "Munsters" episode. There is a light crackle sound that is continuous from about half-way through the episode, all the way to the start of the closing theme. It's annoying to hear "snap, crackle, and pop" for 10 minutes.


DVD info for The Munsters The Complete Second Season
Spoken language: English
Captioning: English, Spanish (On discs 1 & 2 only)

DISC 1; SIDE A
Herman's Child Psychology
Herman, the Master Spy
Bronco-Bustin' Munster
Herman Munster, ShutterBug
Herman, Coach of the Year
Happy 100th Anniversary
Operation Herman
Lily's Star Boarder

DISC 1; SIDE B
John Doe Munster
A Man For Marilyn
Herman's Driving Test
Will Success Spoil Herman Munster?
Underground Munster
The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights
Herman's Peace Offensive
Herman Picks a Winner

DISC 2; SIDE A
Just Another Pretty Face
Big Heap Herman
The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World
Grandpa's Lost Wife
The Fregosi Emerald
Zombo
Cyrano de Munster
The Musician

DISC 2; SIDE B
Prehistoric Munster
A Visit From Johann
Eddie's Brother
Herman, the Tire-Kicker
A House Divided
Herman's Sorority Caper
Herman's Lawsuit
A Visit From the Teacher

DISC 3
America's First Family of Fright (A&E TV-ography)
Fred Gwynne: More Than a Munster (A&E TV-ography)
Yvonne De Carlo: Gilded Lily (A&E TV-ography)
Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa (A&E TV-ography)

(There is just one side to Disc 3)


Don't forget to check out:

The Munsters The Complete First Season
Munster, Go Home!
The Munsters' Revenge

... which are all on DVD!

~ENJOY!!!"
FINALLY THE VIEWERS GET THE OPTION TO SEE EPISODE #53 "HERMA
Wayne Lalevee | POINT PLEASANT, NJ USA | 08/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Episode #53 "Herman's Peace Offensive" as a child in the 1960's was always my favorite, and needless to say it aired over and over. The problem is the public relations people at "TV Land" & "Nick at Night" told me that "we will never air it" In my opinion the scene (which I think is the one that "TV Land" & "Nick At Night" has a problem with happens at Herman's work locker) is really not all that bad. I'm not going to spoil it and tell what happens due to the fact that Munster fans old and new may never have seen this episode and with only 70 total episodes ever made it's a great treat to find out that an episode that they may never have seen will be included in this DVD set. This episode is one of the best that is filled with pranks galore, but more importantly a great lesson is learned which Herman teaches to Eddie. The viewers who have not yet seen this episode can decide if this episode should be banned. Beside this episode, some of the best were made so the entire second season should be greatly welcomed!!Wayne Lalevee"
Another defective from Universal
L. Antonicello | 01/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I've had two defective copies of this DVD set. I'm a big fan of the show, but I guess I'll have to live without this. I just can't see trying to get though another set of frozen or locked images. The packaging is also poor and doesn't protect the discs at all. A big dissapointment."
What You're Getting -- And Missing!
Servo | Atlanta, GA USA | 10/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Last August Universal released The Complete 1st Season of The Munsters. The set featured all 38 episodes plus the unaired pilot, but no extras. An independent 2-disc (243 min.) Munsters release called The Munsters: America's First Family of Fright (with extras) from Image Entertainment was also planned to arrive on August 24th, the same day as the Universal season set release. Fearing consumers would be confused by what they would be getting from the two Munsters sets, Image pulled their release with the intent to simply release it at a later date. But then Universal expressed interest in using it as extras for the Munsters season 2 set. Universal and Image negotiated and voila! - The Munsters: Season 2 with extras. But not all of them. Here are the extras for this set (Disc 1 from the 2-disc Image set) plus a list of season 2 episodes:


Four Amazing Looks at the Munsters:
The Munsters: America's First Family of Fright
Fred Gwynne: More than a Munster
Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily
Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa


32 Episodes:
Herman's Child Psychology
Herman, the Master Spy
Bronco Bustin' Munster
Herman Munster, Shutter Bug
Herman, Coach of the Year
Happy 100th Anniversary
Operation Herman
Lily's Star Boarder
John Doe Munster
The Man for Marilyn
Herman's Driving Test
Will Success Spoil Herman Munster?
Underground Munster
The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights
Herman's Peace Offensive
Herman Picks a Winner
Just Another Pretty Face
Heap Big Herman
The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World
Grandpa's Lost Wife
The Fregosi Emerald
Zombo
Cyrano de Munster
The Musician
Prehistoric Munster
A Visit from Johann
Eddie's Brother
Herman the Tire Kicker
A House Divided
Herman's Sorority Caper
Herman's Lawsuit
A Visit from the Teacher


And here's what you're missing (Disc 2 from the 2-disc Image set):

Hours of Eerie Extras:
"My Fair Munster" plus 3 Different Presentations in Black and White and Color; Unaired Main Title Sequence (Pilot Version); CBS Network Promos; The Munsters in Several Vintage TV Special Appearances: "Seven Wonderful Nights" (CBS Special with Buddy Ebsen); "Wayne & Schuster Take an Affectionate Look at the Monsters"; "Marineland Carnival" (CBS Special); "Big G, Little O"; "It's What's Happening, Baby" (with "Murray the K"); "We Don't Knock" (with Lenny Clarke).

Plus: Universal Newsreels; Syndication TV Spots; Munsters Go Home Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots.


It was cool that Universal negotiated for some extras, but with this being the final Munsters season set, it would've been really great had all of the bonus material from the Image 2-disc set been included on this set."