The Brady Bunch Home Movies (which aired on CBS only once on May 24, 1995) is filled with great home movie clips from the cast members' own libraries as well as recent interviews with the majority of the cast. During the ... more »first year on the show, Robert Reed (Mike Brady) gave each cast member a Super 8 camera. He also took the children to England and New York during the show's hiatus. Some of the footage on The Brady Bunch Home Movies came from those private trips. The DVD version includes an exclusive interview with Susan Olsen and Mike Lookinland.« less
"...all "Brady" kids got 8 mm silent movie cameras as gifts. The movies they made with these cameras is what basically makes up this television special. Better and more interesting than most of the Brady specials/documentaries. This special was put together by Susan Olsen (Cindy), which gives it some genuine Brady cred. Cast members are present as well to lend commentary where appropriate. Some footage is from the cruise Robert Reed took the kids on (the trip where Greg tried to put the moves on Marcia, er, rather, Barry tried to put the moves on Maureen). Surprising it didn't air more than once, considering it rated well on it's first and only CBS airing. This special was filmed after Robert Reed's passing."
Much more interesting than the original series
Robin Orlowski | United States | 12/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before reality TV swept the nation, Robert Reed (who played dad Mike Brady) had the genius idea to take ALL of the kids on vacation with him and give them portable cameras to record the event.
Even if it ruinned the serenity of his usually quiet vacations, this same decision would ultimately provide the BEST footage of the 'Bradys' as most people never saw them previously. Thus, unlike a lot of retrospective titles, this entry consistently keeps audience interest.
As chronicled in Growing up Brady: I was a teenage Greg, these movies ultimately provided lot more realistic depiction of the six kids than anything Sherwood Schwartz wanted to produce. Like other teens their age, the 'Brady Bunch''s young actors coupled up and made out with each other There is some really interesting commentary on these films.
Reed might have gained intra-set infamy for his opposition to bubblegum plotlines, but this is easily overshadowed by his genuine concern for all of the kids. Before he died of complications from AIDS, many of the kids honestly considered Reed their second father. The tribute included in this DVD stresses that the sentiment the kids and Reed felt towards each other genuinely was familial."
Brady Fan? Don't miss this!,
Robin Orlowski | 12/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"September 21, 2000
"Brady Bunch home movies" is an amazing look behind-the-scenes at one of the worlds best known, and loved TV shows. Robert Reed (Mike Brady) gave each of the "Brady Kids" a super 8mm video camera their first Christmas together. The kids spent the next 5 years (during breaks from filming The Brady Bunch) making their own home movies. This rare look at the entire cast and crew, along with early auditions, commercials and a "where are they now" segment, make "Brady Bunch Home Movies" a must in ANY Brady collection!"
The real Bradys
M. Jay Babb | Lewiston, ID United States | 11/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a TV special that aired in 1995. This is a very entertaining documentery on the real lives of the Brady Bunch-when the cameras were not rolling. They were normal kids who liked to have fun. They were very good at goofing off-they were just being themselves.
Robert Reed-who played the father-Mike Brady on the show gave each one of the kids super 8 cameras. They all made home movies with these cameras and now for the first time ever, several of these movies were compiled into this tv special. I find these home movies very fascinating. It shows what these kids were really like when they were not filming.
I think the main thing about this special is that it shows how these kids established a chemistry on the show and why it worked so well. They liked being with each other even off the set. And so when one watches the Brady Bunch, it's easy to see that they had a great chemistry and that's what made them so believable.
My favorite home movies here are those of Mike Lookinland(Bobby)this was one goofy kid when the cameras were not rolling. His home movie of the dogs and cats is very funny. It also shows why he is my favorite Brady kid-he was a real charmer!
So, you want to know what these kiks were really like in real life? Then get this DVD!"
I Enjoyed Watching This Brady Bunch Doccumentary!
M. Jay Babb | 10/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a fan of The Brady Bunch sitcom and their made for television reunion movies I watched This Brady Bunch Home Movies Special and I really enjoyed it and thought it was very interesting. I wasn't disappointed at all and I recommend this to Brady Bunch fans. I too found this to be an interesting and amusing documentary."