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The Ultimate Collection (Box Set) [DVD] [2000]

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Rhino
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Sep 2000
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004UF05
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,489 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



In the world of music video looks are indeed everything and few stars have been better suited to exploiting the constantly mutating tastes of MTV faddism than the woman who literally looks like a million dollars. Showcasing Madonna's gift for associating herself with the prime movers in music and style, all the videos collected in this comprehensive two-disc collection are beautifully shot and instantly evoke the mood swings of popular culture in the 1980s and 90s. The Immaculate Collectioncovers the earlier period from "Lucky Star" to "Vogue", with highlights including the Catholic soap-opera of "Papa Don't Preach" and the videos for "Express Yourself", "Oh Father" and "Vogue" that helped send David Fincher on this way to directing features such as Seven and Fight Club.

A Fincher video for "Bad Girl" also opens the second collection, covering the years 1993 to 1999, with Mark Romanek's treatment for "Rain" the standout offering from the first eight songs. Despite these early highlights, however, there is no denying the degree to which the videos get noticeably better overall when good songs are the driving force in the collection's second half, comprising five tracks from the Ray of Light album and the Austin Powers theme "Beautiful Stranger". Compared to the lightweight covers of "Fever" and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", the pseudo-surrealism of "Bedtime Story", and flimsy flirtation with S&M in "Human Nature" these later videos are marked improvements. Although the Thomas Crown Affair eroticism of "The Power of Goodbye" already seems a little dated, the morphing black witch of "Frozen" and life on speed of "Ray of Light" are both wonderfully realised. Best of all is the closing moment of "Substitute for Love" when, having survived paparazzi harassment and the harsh, transmogrifying faces of the crowd, Madonna and child conjure a truly arresting moment of private joy and vindication. Nowhere is her ability to take the potentially embarrassing and make it both playful and moving more evident.

Neither disc features any extra components, but the excellent sound quality is a reminder of why the music video format has been rejuvenated by DVD; buy The Ultimate Collection and your greatest hits CD will never seem quite the same again. --Steve Napleton

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the ultimate...... 8 Dec 2000
By A Customer
This is undoubtably a great collection of videos, which show Madonna's ability to adapt with the times. But it's a bit of a cheek calling it the 'ultimate' collection. If some videos were missing due to quality control, then fine. But videos missing include 'Into the Groove' (one of her best selling singles), 'Don't Cry for me Argentina', 'Crazy for you' and 'Justify my Love'. I can understand why they may be missing (various things like being film related, or too much for the PG rating of the DVD), but it does keep it from being a 5 star release.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Madonna - The Ultimate Collection 27 Dec 2004
By Tania
I really don't think the makers of this product should have been allowed to call it the "ultimate" collection because it just isn't. Infact it's a very incomplete collection in my opinion...I'm a huge Madonna fan, I've been one since "Music" came out and discovering her older work made me really fall in love with her as an artist. I'm now the type of fan who will buy almost anything if Madonna has something to do with it, so naturally I had to buy this two disc DVD boxset.
As I said, calling it the Ultimate collection is, in my opinion, a gross case of mis-representation. How can it be "ultimate" if half of Madonna's music video's are missing? I can understand that the video's which are soundtracks to movies are missing...maybe there were issues with owner rights or something, but it is still awful that video's like "Into the Groove", "Crazy For You","Who's That Girl", "The Look of Love", and "This Used To Be My Playground" are no where in sight.
More importantly, how can they include the risky "Human Nature" but leave out "Erotica" and "Justify My Love"? I understand that the content of these video's may be too mature but "Human Nature" isn't exactly family friendly either. What's more, how can they include the MTV performence of "Vouge" but leave out "Dear Jessie" and the UK version of "True Blue"? They don't even include Madonna's very first video's "Everybody" and "Burning Up!" It would've been nice to have a clip of Madonna performing "Holiday" on Top of the Pops from 1983 but since that's not a music video I can see why they didn't include such a feature and don't blame them.
However, I think this is a VERY badly put together boxset.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 dvds in one package 24 Oct 2011
This set includes madonnas immaculate collection dvd and her 93-99 dvd. Madonna is the queen of pop , her ideas and songs stand alone has a testement of her greatness. This set shows a selection of her hit videos over the last 2 decades. The video has always been a great medium for madonna and these iconic videos should be in everyones collection.
Getting this set also is cheaper than buying both separate so its great value.
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The collection of payment comes to my email every day, but sending merchandise never arrives! Already one month has passed and I have not received the item and all day the amazom asks me about feedbacks !!! So I say that has not reached what I bought? or say that it is the item I paid for and did not go through? Not arrived at the appointed time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars i love it 8 July 2014
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imany thanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maddona,s Collection. 23 Oct 2013
By Colin
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For a fan of the artist i would recommend, Very good sound and music quality. Pleasurable veiwing experience through out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Madonna's video history...
Had the video collection before so thought I would upgrade to dvds, excellent condition and delivery as always, shame a couple of her adult videos are missing from compilation but... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Top40dj
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised
The product was advertised as a 2 DVD set containing "the Immaculate Collection" and "the Video Collection". I received the first DVD but "the Video Collection" was not included. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Joseph R. O'Brien
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic collection of all Madonna's hits
I bought this recently and when it arrived I quickly put it in my dvd player. You get two discs one featuring all of Madonna's earlier work and the second of all her recent hits. Read more
Published on 27 Nov 2011 by P. Holt
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous
A must-have collection for all fans of Madonna, from the beginning of her career in her glorious 80s to the mature Madonna of the 90s.
Both DVDs are in very good state. Read more
Published on 2 July 2011 by Liz
4.0 out of 5 stars For the fan that still does not have it
I had those two videos in VHS but as I do not have a player anymore I wanted to get them on dvd and it is good value for money to put the two dvds together.
Published on 15 Mar 2009 by Emanuela Arvati
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this because is the best off best from MADONNA
If you are a Madonna fan and you haven't bought this DVD, then what are you waiting for. This has all her favourites right up till Beautiful Stranger. Read more
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