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The Marilyn Collection [DVD]

Marilyn Monroe , Betty Grable , Jean Negulesco , Billy Wilder    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, Rory Calhoun
  • Directors: Jean Negulesco, Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks
  • Producers: Billy Wilder, Nunnally Johnson, Charles K. Feldman, Sol C. Siegel
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 17
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Nov 2008
  • Run Time: 1240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GPTCCA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,427 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Seventeen film collection of movies starring Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. Box set includes:
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • As Young As You Feel (1951)
  • Let's Make it Legal (1951)
  • Love Nest (1951)
  • Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
  • We're Not Married (1952)
  • Monkey Business (1952)
  • Niagara (1953)
  • How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • River of No Return (1954)
  • There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  • Bus Stop (1956)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Let's Make Love (1960)
  • The Misfits (1961)


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109 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection but not complete 12 Nov 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is the most definitive box set of Marilyn Monroe's movies so far, all films are in alphabetical order, mixing her early, small roles with the starring roles she completed during her short career. There's no form to the set, except to collect as much of them together and market them in an eye catching box consisting of the following films:-

All About Eve
As Young As You Feel
BUS STOP
DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE
Let's Make It Legal
LET'S MAKE LOVE
Love Nest
THE MISFITS
MONKEY BUSINESS
NIAGARA
RIVER OF NO RETURN
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
SOME LIKE IT HOT
THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS
We're Not Married

It's an impressive list but a disapointment not to find The Prince And The Showgirl among the titles or The Asphalt Jungle, as they are available separately and it would have made this set all the more 'Complete'. The DVDs that are here have the extra features that were previously available on disc, they all seem exactly the same as before.
You can't argue with the choice of films though, where else would you find classics like All About Eve, Some Like It Hot, The Misfits, The Seven Year Itch and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? It's a real slice of Hollywood history.
Nice sturdy box decorated with classic images of Marilyn from the early 50s & this timely release would look good under any Christmas tree!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!!!! 13 May 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
After seeing how expensive this was in another large dvd company I resigned myself to the fact that I may have to purchase individual dvds of Marilyn Monroe before I could build my collection. Couldn't believe how cheap it was on here! Others had the issue with the dvds being in alphabetical order and not in the order of the years they were filmed well I fixed that myself and just put them in order in the boxes no problem! It would have been better if Prince and the Showgirl was one of the movies included but that was ok I purchased it for a cheap price on its own. Overall im very happy with it :)
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I got this to have all my favourite Marilyn films collected together in a space-saving and attractive box.

The featured films are well chosen, and diverse enough to give a full taste of her career.

I believe Marilyn was at her best when using her remarkable screen presence and outstanding comedic flair, under the guiding hand of a talented director, and bouncing off a well-known cast to create movie magic, whilst dressed to perfection by designers such as Travilla and Orry Kelly. Which is why my personal favourites are Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Every disc has a bonus feature or two. Trailers, restoration comparisons, lobby cards, newsreels. More than enough to please the casual fan.

Inside the box are three thick clamshell cases - each with a different picture of Marilyn on. So far, so good. They look nice, and mine appear to be fairly well put together. Now comes what is the first downside for me: Inside each of these cases are 5 or 6 discs with the same image as their respective clamshell case. So 6 discs have one picture, 6 have another picture, and 5 have the third picture. They look nice, and there's a consistency, but the image on the disc doesn't refer to the film itself. It's just a small detail, but I imagine that many people may find this irritating - I know I do!

There is a booklet inside, with details of the films (year, running time, etc). Again it looks nice. The only things that let it down compared to "The Diamond Collection" are the quality of paper used, and (again, just a small detail ) I would have liked to have seen some Chapter Listings included.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money! 2 Dec 2011
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Package arrived early, in pristine condition, with exactly what it says in the title.
Bought for my sister, a lover of old classics, and she's watched all of them multiple times.
Pleased with this collection as it contained some of her favourites from Miss Monroe - although one disk has her appearing as a minor role, and I mean she appears for only a few minutes on the entire film.
Recommend this to anyone with a soft spot for the amazing actress!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection for MM fans 20 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
The box is beautiful and the film selection the best of any box I've seen that is not a complete collection. Image quality varies depending on the movies but altogether it's very decent. Contains classics as well as less know films worthy of a watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marilyn Monroe collection 24 Jan 2010
Format:DVD
This collection was an absolute bargain, containing many early films as well as the more famous. Watching the films you can see the progression of Marilyn as an actress. I love Marilyn Monroe and am fascinated by her life story. I feel that if you are a Marilyn fan then this will satiate your desire for her work. You may have to buy, I think, one extra film to complete the collection, but that in itself is no hardship.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 7 July 2010
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As a big Marilyn fan it's great to have a collection of most of her films, certainly a lot of her big films. The box itself isn't too big and has 3 multiple-dvd cases inside the box and a leaflet with the film details. The DVDs are laid out alphabetically although I generally watch them chronologically. There are a few notable exceptions which is a shame but those that are here are captivating.

Many hours of lovely Marilyn movies presented well, for that 5 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars but the best ones are in it
Not all are fabulous films, but the best ones are in it.
Published 15 days ago by Tag
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must for every MM fan!
Published 28 days ago by diana
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Set
I Purchased this for a Birthday gift for my best friend as he is a HUGE Monroe fan. The product arrived quickly and in immaculate condition (Collection is wrapped in clear plastic-... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kerry howson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Collection
This collection is wonderful. Although it was missing the great Prince & The Showgirl (luckily I have it separately on DVD), it still had all the classics and is a wonderful... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Javid
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
This was a lovely collection. Marilyn Monroe is a very beautiful woman and this set gave a wonderful sample of her work. It was a gift and much appreciated.
Published 15 months ago by Lilyofthevalley
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
This was a present which was greatfully recieved. It arrived well packed and on time for the recipients Birthday. Thanks.
Published 16 months ago by spamalot
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Marilyn
Haven't watched any yet, so can't say about the quality of the dvds, but Marilyn does not disappoint in any movie! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lorna C.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Marilyn Collection
I did not purchase this box set for myself so I cannot give it a personal rating, I have however left 5 stars because I have seen all the films & thoroughly enjoyed them all. Read more
Published 18 months ago by M. parry
1.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT a complete collection
There are 17 dvd's in this collection box. The one that was on the top of my list was not included, so I am disappointed. Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2012 by Heidi Forsberg
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful costumes
I recently attended a showing of "gentlemen prefer blondes". It was really funny and I enjoyed it so much I decided to buy the box set. Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2012 by Bernadette Begley
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