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on 21 February 2015
BLURAY REVIEW

standard dvd to Bluray transfer with no improvement whatsoever. The resolution might be higher but nothing has been done to clean the print up.

The amount of grain visible now is atrocious. But, if you can bare with that, then not bad for the price.

Films are funny, just a shame about the dvd copies - hate it when the publishers do this just to gain some income.

Don't treat us movie fans like idiots. Next time, I'll check alternative sites for reviews, as Amazon dumping ALL reviews together is pathetic.

As are the reviewers who say 'arrived thanks' and 'great'. That's not helpful at all to anyone as we don't care it arrived safe, we don't care it's great. Review the product. Not the service.
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on 5 January 2012
The Fockers has developed into a successful franchise with the three films to date performing well at the box office. The main driving factor is the rather uncomfortable relationship between Frank Byrnes, (Robert de Niro), father of Pam and Pam's boyfriend and later husband, Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller) who prefers to call himself Greg for understandable reasons. From the first film Greg is caught up in awe of Frank and feels the need to impress him and this makes for some hilarious interaction between the two. Frank's 'circle of trust', which Greg seems to regularly find himself outside of is a significant element in the relationship.

Apart from Frank and Gaylord, the most impressive participants are Greg's eccentric parents played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. Sadly their participation was greatly reduced by the third film, Little Fockers, and they were reduced almost to cameo performances. Overall these three films make for very funny entertainment, though of the three, the third is probably the weakest. They are probably not the sort of film which warrants a repeat viewing too often, but certainly are worth an occasional revisit. As this has developed into something of a franchise, I would not be surprised to see a fourth offering in due course.
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on 24 April 2011
Accompanying the DVD release of 2010's Meet the Parents: Little Fockers comes the now obligatory box-set update uniting all the films in the popular comedy series so far.
A runaway box office smash at the time, the original Meet the Parents (2000) was most notable for giving the fast-fading screen legend Robert DeNiro his best part, and his biggest hit, in several years, even though it actually felt like he was merely coasting as he spoofed the kind of tightly wound nutters he used to play to constant critical acclaim. Back then, of course, Ben Stiller's trademark brand of squirming neurosis hadn't atrophied to the level it has in 2011, but on viewing the film now, what strikes most about it is just how mean-spirited and uncomfortable a movie it is to watch; the Stiller character is treated with such harshness and hostility by DeNiro and his horrible extended family that one wonders why he doesn't just pack his bags and walk out the door, especially since his `Plain Jane' girlfriend (Teri Polo) is a winsome wallflower whose permanent reaction to her unhinged father's excessive behaviour is to coo `can you please try to put up with it for me?' in Stiller's ear. Aside from a coolly understated turn by the underrated Blythe Danner as DeNiro's put-upon wife, the other members of the cast are required to do little but be rather bluntly unpleasant to Stiller's gutless dork, with the result of making me fume and squirm on his behalf, but not laugh very much.
Though it received mixed reviews when it was first released, the 2004 follow-up Meet the Fockers is a far superior comedy effort. This time, the laughs come from the contrast between DeNiro's humourless hardcase and the hippie lifestyle of Stiller's own parents, wonderfully played with plenty of extroverted energy by Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. Hoffman and DeNiro had already worked very well together on the political satire Wag the Dog (1997), and here they are clearly having a blast playing opposite each other, whilst the vastly-increased number of laughs come from the reversed premise that here it is the objectionable and deserving-of-comeuppance DeNiro character who is placed in the most uncomfortable situations. It's easily the funniest movie of the three.
However, things bottomed out totally with last year's Little Fockers, which is devoid of any genuinely hilarious moments and surely feels like it should be the series' swansong. Over-populated with returning minor characters (such as Owen Wilson as Stiller's old love rival) and annoying new ones (Harvey Keitel was clearly talked into doing his silly part here by his old mate DeNiro), what really harms the credibility of the film is that it is based on the unlikely idea that after several years of marriage to his daughter, Stiller would still be so terrified of DeNiro. Also, the repeated references to infinitely better and more important films from DeNiro's career (such as Mean Streets and The Godfather Part II) again can't help but give the impression that by making this movie he's merely having a laugh. Little Fockers did okay business at the box office, so we might yet see a fourth instalment in the series, though I shudder to think who they might draft in for duty next time. Meryl Streep as a lunatic auntie? Al Pacino as a horny milkman?
There's nothing really groundbreaking to be found on any of the three DVDs, just a variety of alternate and deleted scenes, and a couple of harmless gag reels.
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on 23 April 2012
Bought this DVD box set for my daughter for her birthday and she absolutely loves it as do the rest of the family
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on 17 January 2013
Bought for my 12 year old, who had seen one of the films, and loved it. She has not watched them yet, but I am sure she will.
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on 28 August 2012
Let's be honest, if you haven't seen at least one of these films then you're unlikely to buy the box set.

The best thing about it is Robert de Niro going outside hsi known genre and starring in a comedy.
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on 4 January 2013
A pretty good boxset of family comedy,the first one being the best but the sequels not bad either,something to watch when the miserable winter kicks in!!!
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on 28 June 2014
Has to be one of the funniest films I have seen for a long time! Robert de Niro is brilliant. Would definitely reccommend it to people who like films like You Me and Dupree.
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on 7 April 2013
Bought this cos the other half hadn't seen any of them and I'd seen a the first 2, now we've watched them and she was in stitches. Highly recommended
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on 18 September 2014
a very funny trilogy, with an impressive cast, and a good deal for a trilogy boxset, worth a look for any comedy buff and bargain hunter alike
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