"This is a great box set. The Police Academy series is my favorote comedy series along with the Naked Gun series, National Lampoons Vacation series, Austin Powers series and the Scary Movie series. I'm so glad that the sereis is finally on dvd. The first two may be to bad for kids under 9 but the rest of them are for the family to enjoy. Of coarse, the first one is in a 20th Anniversary Special Edition. Police Academy 1,2,3,6 and 7 will be in widescreen and Police Academy 4 and 5 will be in a fullscreen which I think is stupid. If most of them are in widescreen, why not make them all widescreen. But what can you do about it. The first film will have a great commentary to go with it. The other films will just have a trailer and documentary.Police Academy- This is the best of the series and had me laughing all the way through. Tackleberry made me laugh like crazy. "DROP THE STERIO, OR I'LL BLOW YOUR DAMN NUTS OFF." This is a good deal in this box set, and is still a believable movie. 10/10 Rated R for language, adult humor, and nudity.Police Academy 2: Their First Assinment- This is almost as funny as the first and had most of the characters from the first one. I wonder why George Martini wasn't in anymore of the Police Academy films. "You have the right to sing the blues". 9/10 Rated PG-13 for language, adult humor, mild violence and brief nudity.Police Academy 3: Back In Training- This is a great, funny and strong entry in the series. Zed and Sweetchuck are a team in this (but Sweetchuck hates Zed.) The only part I didn't like was the boring boat chase at the end. "People used to say I was a real jerk, but now I'm a people guy." This was a funny movie. 9/10 Rated PG for mild language, violence, and some crude humor.Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol- This is a funny movie. In this one, Harris returns and Proctor is his partner. Althou this filmisn't the best in the series, it is still funny. Why wasn't Fackler in this one. "Gene, Gene made a machine, Joe Joe made it go, Art Art blew a fart and blew the damn thing apart". Get ready to laugh. 8/10
Rated PG for language, crude humor, and some mild violence.Police Academy 5: Assinment Miami Beach- This is another strong entry in the series and is a bit better than number 4. Harris and Procter steal the show in this one big time. Too bad Steve Guttenberg didn't make any more. "Now I have to kill you, nothing personal". 8/10
Rated PG for mild language, humor, and some violence.Police Academy 6: City Under Seige- This is the second best in the series. Fackler returns, but House is gone. This has a cool car chase at the end of the film. It's cool when Jones does Terminator. "Target, HUMAN". So get ready to laugh in this slapstick. 10/10
Rated PG for crude humor, language, and violence.Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow- This is an ok movie but is a bit too slow and not funny. I guess it's not a terrible movie and is good for a chuckle on a boring Sunday afternoon. "We're in deep borse." 4/10
Rated PG for mild sensuality.So, this is a great box set and most of the movies are hilarious. Watch out, cause they might be making a 8th Police Academy movie."
Police Academy - The Complete Collection
Ryan Anderson | South Bend, Indiana United States | 07/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A rag-tag group of individuals, for different reasons, join together to help fight crime! Where could it go wrong? A movie so popular, that it spawned 6 sequels, with a new one on the way, making a total of 8 in the near future. Regardless of people's opinions on the quality of later films, the first few remain classics in most people's hearts. Well, at least mine.
Police Academy: 20th Anniversary Box set features all seven films, in widescreen format except for 3 of them. Each disc contains a 6 to 10 minute featurette with original cast members shedding light on some of their favorite scenes.
1. Police Academy
The film that brought audiences to their knees with laughter, Police Academy was one of the pioneers of 80's comedy. After several attempts at trying to make it on the outside, Steve Gutenberg as Carey Mahoney is given the choice of facing jail time or doing something with his life and becoming a police cadet as a favor from one of his parent's friends. Carey soon discovers that he is not unlike his odd group of counterparts, including Larvell Jones, played by stand-up comedian Michael Winslow, a human microphone, the late David Graf as Eugene Tackleberry, a life-time NRA member if there ever was one, and former NFL star, Bubba Smith as Moses Hightower, a man whos passion to fight crime is just as much as his penchant for flowers. 1st best out of 7.
2. Police Academy: Their First Assignment
The majority of the previous film's stars come back for the sequel, but the person who truly steals the show is Bobcat Goldwaith's Zed, a quintessential 80's hardrocking thug, who just happens to love Family Affairs and is a vegetarian. Hey, at least he has morals. Also, SNL allum Tim Kazurinsky is the Zed's polar opposite in the role of Sweetchuck. 2nd best out of 7.
3. Police Academy 3: Back in Training
Sadly, the role that the series was previously on beins it decline with the third installment as we loose G.W. Bailey's excellent character, Lieu. Harris. Art Metrano is instead brought in as a replacement as Cmndt. Mauser, but fails to equal the same side-splitting laughs. The saving grace in this film is Lance Kinsey's Capt. Proctor, a loveable, well-meaning suck-up/lackey to Mauser. Set in a different location, the third film has it's moments, but can not compare to the previous installments. 5th best out of 7.
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
When budgets have become next to none, and crime is at it's top, what other choice does the city have but to ask of it's citizens to become volunteer policemen? Now in their third movie, Zed and Sweetchuck once again steal the show. With several great aerial stunts, breakthrough roles from Tony Hawk and David Spade, the fourth movie definately makes up for the 3rd film. 3rd best out of 7
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
By the fifth film, the series had lost most of it's original cast, but it desperatly tried to revive the series with new cast members and new locations. Probably the most kid friendly of the whole series, filled with more oddball/dumb humor, it easily out ranks #3 as the worst yet. 6th best out of 7.
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Once again, with a lose of the majority of original characters, times are hard for the series, but City Under Siege tries it's best to do what it can with what it has. One of the more memorable and funny in the series, #6 delivers with some great laughs, but fails to match the previous movie's sucess and ranks 4th out of 7. Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow
With only 5 of the original cast members left, for some odd reason the officers are picked to go to Moscow to help stop an evil Russian sterotypical character played by Ron Perlman. Perlman's character has created"
Great Price for all 6
Micheal Hunt | Hellbourne | 05/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a terrific low price for 6 great films! Plus one thrown in for free.The Police Acadamy box set contains all 7 movies. But I dont like the packaging, they come in a box, with 7 individual CARDBOARD case's. I hate those carboard ones, there too easy to damage, the cheapo's making those thing's should be shot. And I think the box set should have came with, maybe 3 discs? All the bonus material of the commentary and stuff on one disc as the original and best Police Academy 1. And parts 2 + 3 + 4 on one disc, and parts 5 + 6 + 7 on another disc! I'm sure theyd fit!POLICE ACADEMY - The original and the best. The movie you either love or hate, the movie that started it all off. Introducing us to beleoved charactors such as Mahoney , Jones, Callihan, Harris, Hightower, Spakler, Takleberry, Lassard and many, many more. As the new recruits of an Academy are brought in, to go into one comedic ride of fun. If you dont laugh at the movie's jokes, then you just cannot have a sense of humor then?! And to those of you who said that the movie is so far fetched ,and isnt realistic enough liek real life cops? Ummmm... Its a comedy... Thats like saying the Wizard of Oz was a bad movie because this place over the rainbow dosent really exsist, and the trees and scarcrows and tin men and lions dont talk! It's a comedy...and its probably based more on reality then youd think!PART 2 - There first Asignment kicks of when Cmndt Lassards brother is the cheif of a prescint thats going down the drain and the streets are beeing run wild with crime and gangs. So when his brother asks Lassard for assistance. He sends just the right men for the job! Also introducing the funny and hillarious animal of a man Mr Zed (Bob Cat Goldwaith) who is just crazy and funny. Also lassards brother is... eh, that guy from "Head of the class" before Billy Connely took over. Alos introduces the man to hate, Mauser and his more populer side kick, the goofy guy Proctor. A man who isnt playing with a full deck!Part 3 - Back In training: It's time for one of the states 2 academys to be shut down. And it's a decicion from a commity to be made which is the better acadamy? which will be the one that remains open. But with [now] Cmndt Mauser up to his unfair play, he's sabataging Lassards acadmey to win.Part 4 - Citizens on Patrol: this is my favorite of them all, Lassard has put a comunity based prgram together to help get the comuinty involved in helping stop crime. But as he vacations, the return of Captin Harris is a little jelous and agaisnt the program, and attempts to make it fail. But with new recruits and the old ones, the underdogs are to the rescue. Also it introduces David Spade and Sharon Stone. They only appeared in this film. But I beleive it was Spades first?Part 5: Miami Beach: A favorite of mine, but not to others for some reason? I guess they just dont like the fact Steve Guttenberg didnt return to play Mahoney. Lassard has been honured as the police cheif of the decade. And his award will be presented in Miami Beach Florida. And of coarse, he brings he's find team with him on a vacation, but soon trouble lurks as a gang of theives get mixed up with a diamond problem, and Lassard
is kidnapped. And the boys n girls in blue are out to the rescue!Part 6: Also one that got put down, but I love it. A crime syndicate has arrupted in the area by a master mind. And it's up to the Police Acadmey to join Captin Harris's precint to figure out, and stop the crime wave. Also shows the return of monster truck Big Foot, who was also in part 2, for some useless information for you.Part 7: Mission to Moscow - Minamal laughs to me. Even with a bit more of a budget and filming one of the first american comedys in Russia, I didnt feel like the movie had the same spirit as the other 6. The new lead guy, whatever his name is? (in 18 again/Diagnoses murder) didnt really seem like the type of new leader role. Also missing from the group is High Tower (Bubba Smith) and Proctor. A few laughs here and there, and even tho P.A movies have always been kind of goofy, I felt the 7th one was just too cartoon wacky to be liked. If I was buying the Movies individualy, I would have skipped buying 7. But seeing as how its such a great price for all 7, I'll consider the 7th to be a thrown in for free movie with the other 6!The bonus features are decent. on the first disc you get commentary by a few of the charactors and producer ect... and around about a 30 minute interveiw with cast and crew in a kind of re-union. And its sad to find out that Tackleberry has passed away in recent years. It would be nice to know what he thought about playing his manicly ,gun crazy and loony role?All discs come with a short interveiw, and some with a little bit of on location, or on location interveiw footage. Not much to please tho. The only one that was really nice to see was part 4 Citizens on Patrol has "Deleted Scenes"!!!! It was great to see some unseen footage from the movies! In the commetary they talk about cut scenes, and it would have been great to see them on the first one; but I guess the footage doesnt exsist anymore? too bad.Overall: Excellent price for all 6 movies, plus you get part 7 thrown in for free (probably the only way to get any one to buy it?) Even tho 4 and 5 arnt in widescreen. It dosent bother me, There great movies. And definitly without a doubht, one of the very few movies that has had succsesfull seaqulls!"
Best collection ever!!!!!!!!!
Joel Rodriguez | PUERTO RICO, USA | 08/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent collection, I think that the DVD's are masterized because the image is almost perfect, like if you were watching a movie of today. ALL the movies are really fun and excellent. The only thing bad that this collection have is that it does not include audio in spanish, only English and French, but at least it have spanish subtitles. I REALLY RECOMEND TO BUY."
Police Academy Series 1-7
Nina Beamon | 08/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an outstanding investment. This DVD Collection can be enjoyed by the whole family. Feel like staying at home for a weekend? Grab this great DVD collection, relax on the couch or recliner, pop some popcorn, and get ready for the laughs!!! ENJOY!"