S.G. | jersey shore | 05/06/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I would not have purchased this DVD had i know what was on it. The best part are the Newsreels but here is a lot of familiar footage also. There are only a few, often seen pictures and movie posters,a large selection of Marilyn's songs from her movies (mostly) and a lot of movie trailers. Standard stuff."
Very enjoyable but....
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found this DVD very enjoyable but not as thorough as I had expected. I thought the newsreels were very good but I wish they had included more rare footage, like screen tests, wardrobe tests, commercials and other footage that turn up on numerous documentaries. The collection of movie trailers were great but again some were missing (There's No Buisness Like Show Buisness), and some were of really bad quality (Bus Stop). The audio part of her studio recordings were excellent and thorough, with the best fidelity I've heard so far on CD, unfortunatly I was unable to play it on my CD player as I had hoped. All and all, worthwhile but not as "complete" as they say."
Worth the price
S.G. | 10/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this DVD over a year ago and still see it frequently. First of all, I had never seen some of the newsreels before and it's interesting to see the 1952-1962 newsreels on Marilyn because the commentators look at her in a totally different way than we do. Today we see MM as a tragic goddess, but back then the reporters saw her as a "hot tomato." Also, the trailers are fascinating and you can select to run them all together--which is nice. I also loved the audio tracks because I always enjoy hearing MM's sensual voice. If you're a huge MM fan (as I am), you won't regret adding this to your collection."