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4.0 out of 5 stars ALL 52 episodes ARE included in this great boxset, 21 Dec 2008
This review is from: Monkey! - The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
I feel I must clarify a point made in the otherwise excellent review from Mr Williams on 22 March 2007. All 52 episodes are definitely contained in this boxset. I know, as I've just received it and started watching. The 13 episodes that weren't broadcast in the UK are not dubbed however, and this maybe what Mr Williams really meant when comparing this boxset to some other mythical superset (I note that the 13 episodes were later dubbed are seperately available here: Monkey! - Thirteen Re-Dubbed Episodes [1979]).
Additionally,the entire series is not presented chronologically. What we have here are 13 dvds, each with 3 dubbed episodes, in sequence (episodes 1,2,3 for example) plus 1 of the 'missing' undubbed episodes, which run in sequence across the entire set (episode 40 on Vol 1,episode 41 on Vol 2 etc). The undubbed episodes do, however, have English subtitles. I can understand why it has been done in this way as each volume was also released seperately (eg Monkey! - Episodes 1-3 [1979]) and it would have resulted in the final 3 or 4 volumes being entirely undubbed, which may have alienated those unable to read and watch images at the same time (I'm kidding, obviously). Beeing a bit of a Moss, I would rather have had them in strict chronological order, so for that I have deducted a star. For the same marketing reason, I guess, each volume has the same 'extras', although as the series continued one additional extra, ie the random narrator quote generator, first makes an appearance on volume 6.
Printed info is almost minimal. It would have been nice to have included the calendar/poster that came with Monkey! - Episodes 1 To 13 [1978].
The transfer is pretty good Actually it might be really good. After all it was a 70's TV series so may not have been recorded in great definition. Looks OK on my 37" Panasonic plasma though!
Most importantly, it's fun! I laughed out loud when Monkey had to take a leak behind one of the 5 pillars of wisdom and soon after found out it was Buddha's finger! In amongst the slapstick and the flaky props there is some sound advice on examining our true motivations and that we need to wake up and do something if we are to improve the world.
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2009 13:55:13 GMT
Thanks for saving me some money!!
You was a big help

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2009 14:37:43 GMT
Mr Happy says:
It seems that orginal releases did not include the missing episodes, but last year the set was up-dated, only Amazon carried on with the same set selling page!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2010 19:52:12 GMT
A Reader says:
No the original releases, which I have, had the undubbed extra 13 episodes too.

Posted on 23 Apr 2011 16:56:47 BDT
In case anyone was wondering the un-dubbed episodes do not occur after the dubbed ones, they are interspersed. If you want the full map of where the U1 to U13 occur in sequence then go here: http://www.monkeyheaven.com/fullepisodemapping.html

Posted on 19 Dec 2013 01:42:02 GMT
Zaftra says:
This is odd, my box set, most definitely does NOT have 52 episodes but 39, mine was got Christmas 2005, may be the extra episodes where added later.
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