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Marx Brothers Box Set [DVD]


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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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FFJVGO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,148 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.

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Features eight Marx Brothers films, including Animal Crackers, The Cocoanuts, Duck Soup, A Girl in Every Port, Horse Feathers, Love Happy, Monkey Business, and Room Service.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Philip Roberts on 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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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Joseph W. Szilagy on 25 Feb 2009
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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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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Neonaki on 14 Mar 2009
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss C Hawkins on 1 Jan 2013
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Quick delivery, exactly what I wanted and was a perfect Christmas present for my father, I am very pleased with my purchase!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Perfectdi on 4 Jan 2012
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I purchased this set one year ago for my son in law, he cannot stop watching them over and over again, brings back so many childhood memories. Great value for money, fantastic viewing ( so my son in law says!!) I have not watched them, not my kind of comedy!!Sorry if you are a fan!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SBno1 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Jan 2014
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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. D. Drysdale on 8 Sep 2011
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I enjoyed the Marx Brothers when young so was very curious to see how I felt now. Well, I certainly wasn't disapointed. They are very funny in a way I didn't see before.
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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.If you are feeling down,take time out and watch this box set and see the true Kings of Comedy.Without a doubt the best delivery of one liners ever
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