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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on 28 December 2008
No matter what the item description or the seller tell you, these discs are NOT region 1. They are region free - i.e. they will play on literally any DVD player. The player does NOT need to be multi-region. I even watched the discs on a shoddy old DVD-VHS combo for which there is no region unlock capability.

I assure you these discs WILL work. Ignore what the site tells you, and for heaven's sake DON'T get the region 2 ones, you get far less for your money.
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142 of 146 people found the following review helpful
Virtually everyone will have seen "That's Entertainment" Part One made in 1974 and has appeared regularly on TV over the years, but the other two parts have passed at least this viewer by.

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT 1 (1974) - Set the standard with great set pieces from the incomparable MGM musicals introduced by a series of greats, Sinatra, Astaire, Rooney, O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, etc. Introductions often set in the crumbling back lot of MGM which was demolished for property development immediately following filming.

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT II (1976) - This time all the introductions are by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelley including some extended scenes between them and dance routines. This part does not work as well for me as Part 1, concentrating rather too much on Kelly and Astaire musicals, but even so there is a great deal to enjoy.

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III (1985) - With Part Three we are right back to form, in fact the whole thing rattles along in even finer style than Part 1. However there is a different emphasis, there is more cutting from one film to another to build up a better picture of the star. Also some great out takes that never saw the light of day, particularly Judy Garland in "Annie get your Gun" (yes I mean Judy Garland, she started filming but had a breakdown) singing "I am an Indian too" also Judy in a show stopping "March of the Doagies" that was cut from "The Harvey Girls". Two other outstanding highlights are stage hands moving scenery in real time ahead of Eleanor Powell tapping her way through "Fascinatin' Rhythm"; also two takes of Fred Astaire performing the same dance in difference costumes and settings the performances shown side by side on the screen and Fred is in perfect sync throughout, proving he did rehearse as hard as they say.

Once again a great series of introducers, Kelley, Keel, Charisse, Allyson, Horne, Miller and the swimming wonder Esther Williams.

FINALLY - Strangely these compilations do not have any scene selections, so if you want to regularly access any particular item you will have to make your own list of favourite chapter numbers.

A wonderful DVD set and a never ending treat for all lovers of MGM musicals.
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277 of 286 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2007
THE AMERICAN US 4 disc version RELEASE IS FAR SUPERIOR

AND IS >>NOT<< REGION LOCKED even though it says region 1

We got a bum deal in uk europe, the people who did this version were downright cheap and lazy

THE UK VERSION IS ONLY 3 DISCS, The US version is 4 with lots of extras including brilliant behind scenes footage

IF YOU HAVE WIDESCREEN TV. The UK dics are in 4:3 only. meaning black bars left and right. Lots of these shows were shot in widescreen and you wont be able to watch properly on your widescreen tv. THE US VERSION IS WIDESCREEN . It has double sided dics. On one side 4.3 version and the other side widescreen version.

And most unbelievable of all the UK VERSION DOES NOT HAVE CHAPTER SELECT OR SCENE SELECTION. When you put the disc in it just says play!! You might think so what? but when there is so much goodies crammed into these discs you will have to ffw to your favourites. THE US VERSION HAS CHAPTER SCENE SELECT WITH PICTURES.

GET THE US VERSION. IF you get the 4 disc version IT IS NOT REGION LOCKED even though says reigon 1.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2012
That's Entertainment - Pt I, II, & III [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
This at the time of writing was listed on Amazon as a Region A Blu-ray when in fact it is Region Free and available for around £25 from an American seller, whom delivered it to the UK very promptly. As most of you are aware the content is a superb selection of clips from the heydays of the MGM musicals. These transfers have not had the digital makeover and the improvement over the DVD is not as great as other releases. However all the documentaries that were missing from the UK three disc box set, but on the American four disc set are included. Another one of my favourite box sets more for the content, which is very very repeatable, definitely one for the Dessert Island!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2008
YES GET THIS VERSION (but check desc: Region 1, 4 Dics, 2004)...It is supersweet....BUY BUY BUY..Go..Go..GO.

is not region locked even if it sais so.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 12 January 2010
Thanks to previous reviewers, I wanted That's Entertainment box set for my mum who's h.o.h.
The Region 1 (US) set played without ant problems on my Sony DVD player and had the subtitles
we required. I am indebted to you for posting the information. KL
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2008
I bought this as a gift for someone.
The extra disc is missing only on the US Version.
DO NOT buy this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2013
The five star rating is a clear indication of the service,quality and above all,totally achieved my expectations of a quality product.

After researching the options on Amazon, the selection favoured (Region 1) (US Import) (NTSC).The history of the
birth and progress from non- to talking pictures,is well presented.It has been personally, highly addictive, to regular repeats of playing the respective favoured DVD's from the pack of four discs.

Purchases to the Eurpean market have no reservations regards to the code/region symbols, in playing the respective DVD's. without any problems.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2013
A fabulous run down of the great days of Hollywood musicals. All the great songs and stars. Although this is a region 1 release, it plays on UK players.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2011
That really is "entertainment". Hours of pleasure, beautiful backgrounds, fantastic music and dance. The Stars are skilled and the musicians wonderful. These shows can be seen again and again. They are never, ever, boring. Mrs RCL
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