Lucy fans won't want to miss her Really Lost Moments
Fred Lamperzi | Springfield, VA | 04/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Any Lucy fan is already familiar with her extensive body of television work, but as this DVD reveals, there were just as many great Lucy moments happening elsewhere on TV. As one the first stars of the golden age of TV, Lucy, (and Desi), frequently appeared on comedy specials, game shows, and commercials, and the viewing audience still couldn't get enough of her. This DVD collects some of the best and rarest of these television moments, and presents them restored and in color for the first time.
The "main feature" of the DVD consists of over an hour of great moments. The first is a Bob Hope TV special that explores what would happen if Bob took over Desi's role on I Love Lucy. Vivian Vance, William Frawley and a mischevious seal all guest star. Seeing Bob react to Lucy's antics is a treat for any fan of early TV, and as a bonus, you get to see five minutes of his stand up as an intro to the special.
The main feature continues with a Westinghouse special, which takes us inside the walls of Desilu Studios. In between the funny back and forth between Lucy and Desis, Desi leads a helicopter tour of the studio, which provides a fascinating look at old Hollywood.
Lucy then appears on an episode of "I've Got a Secret" where she has fun and shows off her acting and comedic versatility in front of a panel that includes Johnny Carson. Finally, there is a lost TV pilot that Desi directed featuring Lucy as a first time airline passenger. One shouldn't need to be told that she manages to make a mess out of the entire situation, and it's good for some real laughs.
The entire Main Feature is presented in both black and white and in Color, and it looks great no matter how you choose to watch it. The quality of the material and of the presentation is top notch. On top of it all, there are over an hours of bonus features on the DVD, most of which are just as entertaining as the main features. These include:
-Trailers for six films starring Lucy -An appearance on game show "What's My Line" with Lucy and Desi. Panelists try to guess the identity of their two mystery guests -Desi appears on "I've Got A Secret", with Lucy as the fourth member of the panel -An original TV commercial for I Love Lucy -Lucy and Desi appear in a Phillip Morris TV ad. Phillip Morris was a frequent Lucy sponsor, and it is always interesting to look back at a time when ads for cigarettes were all over the tube. -"Adventures of a Model", a promo spot co-starring Joanne Dru, that gets interrupted by Desi and Lucy. -Bloopers and Behind the Scenes: Home movies and candid shots before Lucy and Bob Hope get into a competition about who flubbed the most lines during their special. Bloopers are always fun and its great to see these two having fun on the set. After the segment with Bob, there are bloopers of Lucy working with animals, which are also fun.
The bonus materials end with deleted scenes from the Main Feature Westinghouse Special, and assorted trailers from Legend Films, who colorized the compilation.
On the whole, it is a great DVD, with lots of great Lucy TV and film moments, many of which can't be found elsewhere. It looks fantastic, is packed with laughs, and comes at a great price. Any Lucy fan you know will love watching this DVD.
Lost scenes and much more...
Susan W. Sager | Atlanta, Ga | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set is a must have for any Lucy fan.. With this set you will get tons of lost scenes from "I Love Lucy" and bonuses also. There will even be a studio tour around Desilu Studios with Lucy in a helicopter and a never befrore seen I Love Lucy show starring Bob Hope! This is not just a lost scenes DVD because you get much more.. If you love "I Love Lucy" or are a true Lucy fan you will have to get this set!!! This is truly an amazing DVD and something that you have never seen before!! I own all of the I Love Lucy seasons on DVD but I was very impressed to be able to see something new. The whole DVD set is remastered in super clear picture quality and is definitely worth the low price.
If you have any hard to buy Lucy fan on your list or a Lucy fan who has everything, this set is a must have because chances are that they don't have this set because it is NEW!! Hard to find in stores!! This is definitely not a cheap copy but is a really thought out DVD, that took a lot of effort and time to produce and is remastered in GREAT quality. I also love that you have the option on this set to watch it in color or black and white, I had to watch it in color because I always kind of wondered what I Love Lucy would look like done in color and it is awesome! It is neat to see the beautiful colors of the furiniture, clothes, and Lucy's bright red hair in never before seen color but you do also have the choice to watch it in both color and black white.
The box reads:
The legendary Lucille Ball as you've never seen her before! Laugh along with Lucy and Desi in these extremely rare television appearances, beautifully restored and in color! Includes a rare appearance of the I Love Lucy cast on the Bob Hope Show and the lost Lucy pilot. A must-have collection of gems from the first lady of comedy!
~The I Love Lucy cast on The Bob Hope Show ~Rarely-seen Westinghouse special with Lucy and Desi ~Segment with Lucy on the game show I've Got a Secret with panelist Johnny Carson ~A long-lost pilot featuring Lucy and directed by Desi
OVER ONE HOUR OF SPECIAL FEATURES!!
~Six rare trailers featuring Lucille Ball ~Lucy and Desi guest appearance on What's My Line ~Desi Arnaz guest appearance on I've Got A Secret, with Lucy on the panel ~Several TV promos ~Bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage
"Really Lost Moments ... Lucille Ball ... Legend Films (2007
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 09/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Legend Films presents "LUCY'S REALLY LOST MOMENTS" (2007) (71 mins) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- now in COLOR and Glorious Black and White --- TV's favorite redhead is at it again in this hilarious collection of rarities --- this set is sure to tickle the funny bone of any Lucille Ball fan --- Share some laughs with the First Lady of Television with this ultra rare compilation of footage starring the legendary Lucille Ball --- Includes an "I Love Lucy" episode guest starring Bob Hope; a Westinghouse special featuring Lucy; an episode of the game show "I've Got a Secret," in which Lucy appears with panelist Johnny Carson; and a rarely seen TV pilot starring Lucy --- as well as rare bloopers of her on the set of I Love Lucy --- a must have for all Lucy fans.
BIOS 1. Lucille Ball Date of Birth: 6 August 1911 - Jamestown, New York Date of Death: 26 April 1989 - Beverly Hills, California
Lucille Désirée Ball, was an iconic American comedian, actress and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy, a four time Emmy Award winner (awarded 1953, 1956, 1967, 1968) and charter member of the Television Hall of Fame --- A major movie star and "glamour girl" of the 1930s and 1940s, she later achieved success as a television actress --- She received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986. Ball, known as the "Queen of Comedy," was also responsible with her then husband, Desi Arnaz, for the foundation of Desilu Studios, a pioneering studio in American television production in the 1950s and 60s. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
SPECIAL FEATURES - (Over One Hour) 1. Six rare trailers featuring Lucille Ball 2. Lucy and Desi guest appearance on What's My Line? 3. Desi Arnaz guest appearance on I've Got a Secret, with Lucy on the panel 4. Several TV promos 5. Bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage
Legend Films can restore, colorize and release many of the classic earliest black and white films --- a patented coloring and remastering process makes each film picture perfect plus more vivd than ever --- no one can resist collecting every title that Legend Films releases.
Hats off and thanks to Barry B. Sandrew Ph.D. (Founder, COO & CTO) and his Legend Films Staff --- looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage era of the '20s, '30s & '40s --- order your copy now from Amazon where there are plenty of copies available on DVD --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out Legend Films where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.
Total Time: 71 mins on DVD ~ Legend Films. ~ (5/01/2007)"
Lucy's Really Lost Moments
Sherry L. Castillero | GA | 09/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"GET THIS ITEM !!!!!!! To every Lucy fan, this is a necessity. Awesome color specials."
The Golden Age of Television with LUCY!
Alex Honda | Los Angeles, CA USA | 05/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The LUCY'S REALLY LOST MOMENTS is a fun dvd that's a must for any Lucy fan or fan of old tv shows.
You get the colorized and black and white versions of the Bobe Hope show where Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (along with Vivien Vance and William Frawley) appeared as a return favor for Hope appearing on "I Love Lucy."
Also included are lot's of extras like Lucy & Desi's appearance on "I've Got a Secret" and "What's My Line." There's also a commercial spot for Phillip Morris cigarettes ("Call for Phillip Morris!") feat. Lucy and Desi and Trailers for Lucy's movies, including the "The Long, Long Trailer" and "Forever Darling."
There's also the Westing House promotional video that provides a tour of Desilu studios and Lucy, Desi, Vivien and William are all there playing themselves talking about how the partnership between Desilu and Westing House will benefit both sides. This promo video was available on the last seasons of I Love Lucy - The Complete Seasons 7-9 dvd set, I'm pretty sure it was that set, under the special features.
The mastering is really good, of course it doesn't look like it was done yesterday and not as high quality as the I Love Lucy episodes on dvd, but the picture is pretty good.