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A great box,
This review is from: The Marx Brothers Collection [DVD] (DVD)
This is a must-buy for all Marx fans. I bought it sometime ago (well, I bought the Swedish version of it) and am now about half way through watching these films, together with my wife. It really cracks us up and the humor and jokes are still as funny today as they were in the 30s. However, at times, the musical numbers seem a bit tedious, especially when Harpo, completely uncalled for, plays the harp. At least, when Chico plays the piano, it's because somebody asked him to. On the other hand, these musical numbers can be a good way for you to calm down between all the laughters.
In the Swedish version of this box, the Marx Brothers' first talking feature, "The Cocoanuts", is also included and i find it strange, that it isn't in this box. Even so, it's great to be able to se these films. Since the plot in the Marx Brothers' films is rather similar from film to film, one could argue that "once you've seen one Marx film, you've seen them all", but once you've heard the snappy and witty dialogue and seen the brothers' special comedy style, you're hooked. At least I am.