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Monkees: Season 1 [DVD] [1966] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Michael Nesmith , Peter Tork    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Davey Jones
  • Format: Box set, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005FLD3KS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,607 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great box set but "caveat emptor"! 20 Dec 2006
By Mr. N. Morgan VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
First the "caveat emptor" i.e. "let the buyer beware": both series I have bought (from separate sources) are indeed Region 2 (in fact Region 2,3,4 and 5 to be precise) BUT the transmission standard is NOT the British PAL TV standard as stated in the Product Details section, but the AMERICAN/JAPANESE NTSC TV standard (bizarre or what?) so please ensure your DVD player and TV can cope with NTSC (most TVs & DVD players less than 5-6 years old will almost certainly handle NTSC OK - but check first) before you buy either series 1 or 2 - in case the box set you get is NTSC as well. I'm lucky... my system copes just fine with NTSC!

Well now that's dealt with, the series proper! I clearly remember the Monkees from my childhood and although it never realy wowed me then, when I watched the first few episodes on the DVDs I found I was almost rolling round on the floor with laughter! Their brand of quickfire, wacky, slapstick and highly visual humour has in my opinion aged very well! Sadly the all-too-obvious canned laughter hasn't!!

Humour is one of those thngs that is very personal: one man's meat is very much another's poison in this regard; but don't forget there's the music of the Monkees captured here as well, and that too has aged very well and is almost worth buying both series for on its own. "Take The Last Train To Clarkesville" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" are still firm favourites of mine after all these years and still raise the hairs on the back of my neck whenever I hear them!

Restoration quality is pretty good considering the age of the material although there is evidence of some colour fading on the original film prints, but it's "liveable-with".
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey hey We're the Monkees! 17 Jun 2005
Format:DVD
I'll admit that I wasn't even born when The Monkees was first screened... I just caught the mid-90's reruns. That's why I was so happy when I found this DVD!
It contains as the episodes from the first season... from "Royal Flush" all they way to "The Monkees on Tour". It even includes the pilot episode, Mike and Davy's screen tests and the Yardley Black Label advert. If it's been the girl in that advert there would have been no way I'd run past Mike.
The packaging is a little unusual... but it looks good. The box is done to look like an vintage record player, while the DVD's themselves come individually packed in cardboard sleeves that look like their old 45's covers.
The humour is so innocent and almost whimsical, yet nearly 40 years on it still works. It's pretty impossible not to find them funny... even if you don't like it, you kids will love it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Keith_Joseph HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a very cute box - exactly as the Amazon photo. Downside is that it is a big cute box, 7cm x 15cm x 15cm, and mine got damaged a little in the post and required re-gluing. The actual DVD's are all in their own little cardboard miniature `Record' sleeves, great little facsimiles of the Monkees LP covers, fitted into a removable `record deck' outer cardboard case that slots into the portable `record player' box. All the episodes 1 to 32 from the first series are here, first aired from Sept 1966 to April 1967, and they are spread over 6 DVDs. The final DVD also has a few extras, like the Kellogs commercials, discography, play songs only, Monkees commentaries, interview with songwriter Bobby Hart, and a Monkees memorabilia gallery. The set also has little booklet of the chapter indexes and a short `behind the scenes' written piece that's quite interesting (I didn't realise Mickey and Davy were only 20 when picked or that the Monkees concept wasn't nicked from the Beatles film `Hard Days Night' - one of the creators, Bob Rafelson, had toured with a struggling young band in 1962 and got the idea then). See tvtome.com for the actual episode list. There is also a similar `record player' DVD set for season two.

This first season DVD set is great fun, if a little repetitive naturally being nearly 16h of episodes. My daughter (12) likes the Monkees and has watched most of the episodes - but not as much as her original 4 episode DVD `The Monkees our favourite episodes' - NTSC Region 1 locked as well - so perhaps she has suffered from Monkees overload fatigue (and she has since fallen under the spell of the Charmed ones). She also has the CD set `The definitive Monkees - limited edition' which she really likes. She became a fan after singing 'I'm a believer' in the school Choir.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids still love the Monkees 18 July 2011
Format:DVD
I was getting frustrated with the lack of variety or escapist type humour shows for my children. My daughters love music and silly humour which made me think about how much I had enjoyed watching The Monkees on Saturday morning television and summer holiday television in the early 80's. So I ordered it and my kids love it! They are the proud owners of both seasons of shows and were gutted to find out that they were the only seasons made - there aren't any further shows! They do enjoy other more modern shows too but I really feel that these have given them hours of fun - and it is lovely hearing them humming some tunes that my Mum would have recognized!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Monkees Season One
I remember watching this as a boy in the 60's. As an adult I find myself analysing the plots now. Davey Jones falls in love almost every episode and the other main theme are crook... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mark Brislin
5.0 out of 5 stars The sixties all over again
The show was broadcasted in Holland in the early seventies and I was allowed to watch it tohether with my sister as it was transmitted in the early evening (before I had to go to... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Leo Verhoef
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as I remember
I have been looking for this for years. Just as good as I remember from Saturday mornings in the 70's/80's. I still have a soft spot for Mike Nesmith!
Published 24 months ago by SandraF
5.0 out of 5 stars The Monkees Season 1 DVD Boxset - definitely recommended
I consider myself extremely lucky to obtain this DVD boxset which was the last one in stock by Amazon back in early March. Read more
Published on 17 April 2012 by R Cohen
5.0 out of 5 stars a blast from the past
Wow! This is a real blast from the past. I had forgotten how great the Monkees shows were. Funny, quirky and best music ever! Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2010 by snowglobe53
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT PAL
Having read the reviews about PAL or NTSC I emailed my concerns and was advised "we have received the new stock from our supplier and I can confirm you that the current stock that... Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2009 by S. Penning
1.0 out of 5 stars Hopeless, all regions = not in Europe!
The page for this DVD says "all regions" but our DVD player bought three months ago in Europe could not play it.

Hopeless.
Published on 19 Oct 2009 by Ransen Owen
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