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Marx Brothers Box Set [DVD]

The Marx Brothers , Thelma Todd , David Miller , Robert Florey    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: The Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd, Rockcliffe Fellowes, Ruth Hall, Louis Calhern
  • Directors: David Miller, Robert Florey, William A. Seiter, Victor Heerman, Norman Z. McLeod
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Oct 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FFJVGO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,783 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A collection of 8 classic Marx Brothers films. 'The Cocoanuts' (1929) sees the four Marx brothers - Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo - make their big screen debut with this adaptation of their Broadway hit; 'Animal Crackers' (1930) also stars Margaret Dumont; 'Monkey Business' (1931) was their first original screenplay and features them as stowaways aboard a luxury ocean liner; 'Horse Feathers' (1932) sees them creating havoc on the campus of a high school college; 'Duck Soup' (1933) is a zany political satire, which so offended Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini that the film was banned in Italy; 'Room Service' (1938) also starred Lucille Ball and Ann Miller; 'Love Happy' (1949) featured an aspiring starlet, Marilyn Monroe; and 'A Girl in Every Port' (1952) was Groucho Marx's second solo outing for RKO and his third feature without Chico and Harpo.

Product Description

Groucho Marx Marx Brothers Collection - Animal Crackers/The Cocoanuts/Duck Soup/A Girl In Every Port/Horse Feathers/Love Happy/Monkey Business/Room Service


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74 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FROM ENGLAND TO CANADA! (and well worth it!) 25 Feb 2009
Format:DVD
Yep! This second set completes the Marx brothers catologue.
I live in Canada, and whilst looking up the Laurel & Hardy 21-disc boxset, (which I eventually got, and glad I did!), I happened to have found this set. (Had to get a Cambridge Audio DVD99 dvd player to play both regions over here, though, but a great machine nonetheless!).
I got this boxset on sale, and when the bill came in (plus what Canada Post dinged me for), it came to just over $50-something dollars which is still anywhere from $10 to $20 less than the earlier 6-disc Silver Screen collection we have on this side of the Atlantic! I've noticed you have that one as well, but obviously I'm going to go for this 8-disc set.
I was initially attracted by the black cover, which has some attractive computer/lithograph photo/painting type colour pictures inside the fold out sleeves. One, in fact, looks so good, (I think from "Horsefeathers" with a funny shot of Harpo being held up from collapsing in the background), that I really wouldn't mind trying to get it enlarged and printed on a black t-shirt!
As far as the movies go, they pretty much all look, and sound great! I once read a review about "The Cocoanuts" from someone who had purchased the "Silver Screen" edition, complaining that the picture quality was poor. Well, either Universal cleaned it up for this edition, or the fellow didn't watch it long enough to notice that after the first few minutes, the picture gets better and better. Hell, what do you want for 1929?! And, if you have trouble understanding Groucho's quick banter on this one, just throw on the subtitles.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marx Brothers Mayhem! 20 Mar 2011
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If you love the Marx Brothers you can hardly get better value for money than this. The eight movies come on 8 picture-disc single-sided discs, not those awful American flippers, so expect them to playable for many years to come. This set actually has 7 Marx Brothers films and 1 Groucho Marx film. It contains: The Coconuts, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Desk Front, Love Happy (often called the worst Marx Brothers film, having never seen it before I loved this film), and A Girl In Every Port (Groucho Marx Only). Seven of the best Marx Brothers films plus an excellent, much unfairly criticised Groucho Marx film. And great value for money too. It's a shame the set with the other Marx Brothers films is so expensive.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very pleasant surprise 14 Mar 2009
By Neonaki
Format:DVD
I already had the box set with the most known films and only bought this one to complete the collection with Duck Soup. But the included movies were really a surprise! The stories, direction, faces, everything so interestingly different, gives a good sense of how the Marx Bros legend started and a feeling of evolution of their amazing sense of humour. I strongly recommend it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marx Brothers Films 3 Jan 2013
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Excellent set of films from the Marx Brothers. Ideal replacement for my defunct videos. They are my favourite comedy group and these DVDs give hours of fun and laughter.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Marx Brothers Compendium 29 Dec 2011
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This is a very thorough collection of Marx Brothers films - all the familiar ones are here, as well as a few I have never heard of (usually with good reason).The picture and sound quality is generally excellent, and the price is very good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 6 classic movies, two duds 13 Dec 2011
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The first of two box sets of Marx Brothers films, the other box is the films they made for MGM so this means you get their first 6 films up to Duck Soup (which bombed and the studio dropped them) and two late career duds that don't fit anywhere else... The first two films, Animal Crackers and Cocoanuts may seem a little stagey but that is because they are adaptations of their popular Broadway shows. Rounding out the box set is two films they made late in their careers, Love Happy sees the 3 Marx Brothers take on an exceptional bad script, not dreadful but uninspired and thin on the laughs, but A Girl In Every Port is truly bad and seems completely devoid of humour, I say that having got to about 11 minutes before I could take no more. Curiously these are the only two films where Groucho grew a real moustache, spooky huh?
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5.0 out of 5 stars 8 films, bargain price 20 Jan 2014
By SBno1 TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is a bargain set at the current price of 15GBP. That is little under 2GBP per film.

Given the years that these films were produced, the transfer to DVD is top quality in both picture and sound. Duck Soup has to be one of the best Marx Bros film, but anyone with a liking of them will no doubt find a winner in this set. By no means a round up of the best of Marx Bros, but a big way into collecting all their films.

1. Animal Crackers
2. Monkey Business
3. Horse Feathers
4. Duck Soup
5. A Girl in Every Port
6. The Cocoanuts
7. Room Service
8. Love Happy

If you also get this set ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000FFJVGO ) you will have a great collection of Marx Bros greats
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable. 2 July 2013
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An enjoyable collection of light hearted comedy films. Watching them it made me realize that the actual genius of the Marx Brothers was not Groucho as everybody thinks but Harpo. It' only when he features in them that the films are truly funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any Marx Brothers fan.
Good quality of the original classic comedies. A must for any Marx Brothers fan.
Published 4 days ago by Leigh
5.0 out of 5 stars When you consider the date when these films were made and you can...
What can you say about the Marx Brother ,When you consider the date when these films were made and you can still watch and roll about laughing like a lunatic. Read more
Published 18 days ago by M. Wadkin
4.0 out of 5 stars Marx out of ten!
Having suddenly got one of my late night urges where the Marx Brothers popped into my head, this box set is proving to be rather good. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Derek John Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars I adore these guys. It doesn't matter how many ...
I adore these guys. It doesn't matter how many times I watch them, their humour is timeless. Humour without profanity. Young comedians could learn from the Marx Bros.
Published 26 days ago by Renata Krok-P
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
customers love these films
Published 27 days ago by marilyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Exactly what it says on the box!
Published 1 month ago by Charlie Appleby
5.0 out of 5 stars Marx Brothers Box Set DVD
Together with another box that I bought, I now have a complete collection of Marx Brothers films. All of which I remember from my childhood. Oh, Joy.
Published 1 month ago by John Appelfeldt
5.0 out of 5 stars marx brothers box set.
excellent value for the money,fast delivery,great watching the marx brothers again,highly recommended item.another great box set for my collection.thank you.
Published 2 months ago by ted
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Old Movie set
Excellent box set and good value for money. Watched a few of the old film I saw as a kid.
Published 2 months ago by gypsumminer
4.0 out of 5 stars Some classics, some filler
If you like the Marx Brothers then you are going to enjoy the great films in this collection. The sound and filming in the early ones (especially the Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers)... Read more
Published 3 months ago by dewi
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