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The Santa Clause: 3 Movie Collection
The Santa Clause 3 Movie Collection
Actors: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz
Directors: John Pasquin, Michael Lembeck
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2008     4hr 53min

This set contains all three Santa Clause films starring Tim Allen Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2 and Santa Clause 3 all in one convenient package. — The Santa Clause — Superstar comedian and Golden Globe(R) winner Tim Allen sh...  more »

     

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Actors: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz
Directors: John Pasquin, Michael Lembeck
Creators: Cinco Paul, Don Rhymer, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Ken Daurio, Leo Benvenuti
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 4hr 53min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 36
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Right idea, wrong format
johandav | East Greenbush, NY | 08/28/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I've been waiting for them to get smart and put out a three disc set of the three Santa Clause films, since I don't have any on DVD yet. I agree with most critics in thinking that the first is the best (in fact, I think it's our generation's "Miracle on 34th Street"), the second not as good and the third not as good as the second. I still like some aspects of the third film though, especially the whole "It's a Wonderful Life" aspect of what would have been different if he had never become Santa.

So what do they do? They put out the trilogy in a reasonably priced set, and they only make it available in full screen!!!! I think that DVD sales have shown that most fans want the films in widescreen, so this is ridiculous. I've got to believe that the only reason they're doing it is because they still have a huge inventory of unsold full screen copies, so they're hoping that releasing it this way will move some of them. Well, I didn't buy them in full screen when you put out the first two as a set that way, and I won't buy them now. I guess I'll keep waiting for them to put out the set I want."
Full Screen Clauses
Bennet Pomerantz | Seabrook, Maryland | 10/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The three Santa Clauses films were a cute franchise for the Disney company. Tim Allen was and still is a hot Disney Property. The first film is a modern day Xmas classic. The other two films were good, but didnt live up to the first films promise.

Disney has smartly gave the public a gift, wrapping all three films in one package. However this version is full screen and formatted to a TV set. Others have remarked that is a problem, I dont like it..but many of my friends and family dont care if the film is the same as the cinematic focus. So I know what people are getting for xmas this year

So at the price of these films it is a good buy at the price and a great holiday gift

Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD"
Don't Yell at Santa
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 11/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"THE SANTA CLAUSE: 3 MOVIE COLLECTION is a three DVD box set that includes all three movies of the Santa Clause trilogy from Walt Disney Pictures. The three movies included are:

THE SANTA CLAUSE-Scott Calvin is a divorced Dad. Much to his ex-wife's chagrin, his six-year old son still believes in Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, an unexpected visitor falls off of Scott's roof. All that remains of the visitor is a sleigh and eight reindeer on Scott's roof, a red and white furry coat, and instructions that if involved with the accident to put the coat on. Scott does and soon finds himself zipping around the world delivering packages through chimneys. He eventually winds up at the North Pole and is informed by a group of elves that he's the new Santa. Scott believes the whole thing is a dream and goes about his regular life. But as the year progresses Scott's hair turns grey, he gains a ton of weight, and his face doesn't stay shaved. Scott has to either accept his new job or disappoint children around the world, including his own son. Special features include "So You Wanna Be an Elf?"; Santa's Helper - a trivia adventure game; and "Making Santa snacks with Wolfgang".

THE SANTA CLAUSE 2: THE MRS. CLAUSE--Eight years have passed since Scott Calvin became the new Santa Claus and the elves at the North Pole think he's the best Santa ever. But there's a problem. It turns out there's another clause to the agreement that Scott made years ago and Santa has to be married. Santa has a year to find a wife and get married. Otherwise the elves' favorite Santa will be gone with no memory of what has happened. Special features include deleted scenes; a gag reel; "Operation Toy Box: Save Santa" set-top game; and the making-of featurette "Inside the North Pole With Curtis".

THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE--Things have been going smooth at the North Pole for over a decade. Santa has taken a prominent place at the Council of Mythical Leaders and has been a strong opponent to Jack Frost. Frost doesn't like it and believes if he was Santa, the world would be a much better place. His cold heart leads him to discover one last clause to the Santa agreement. If he can get Santa to say a particular phrase he will be zipped back through time to the moment he became Santa and someone else can take his place. Frost plots his move carefully and Santa soon finds himself zipping through time and living as Scott Calvin in a miserable world that would make Mr. Potter from IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE very, very happy. Special features include a blooper reel; alternate opening scene; "On the Set with Tim and Marty"; Christmas carol-oke; and "Greatest Time of Year" music video with Aly and AJ.

THE SANTA CLAUSE is the best of the movies in the set and the films progressively decrease in story development and entertainment value through the series.

The only major complaint I have about the set is that the films are all in fullscreen with no widescreen option. I prefer watching movies on my regular television in the widesreen format.

Overall this is a nice holiday collection available at a reasonable price. THE SANTA CLAUSE is the only film of the three that might someday be referred to being a classic, but they're all decent movies that the entire family can watch together."
Not good enough!
D. K. Engle | Snowflake, Arizona United States | 09/24/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, wish they had made this WIDESCREEN, then I would have bought it. If they ever do, I might by it as I don't have any of these on DVD yet! Until then I guess I will just have to figure on buying the individually when I finally get around to it."