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on 2 August 2005
At last all 7 Police Academy films are together in one collection:
Police Academy (1984) - It was 2o years ago that the first film was released in what would be a very popular series. The entire film is here with a behind the scenes "Where are they now" extra added to the disk (boy have some of them aged a bit!!!).
If you have never seen this film then you must watch it. Posibly one of the funniest films of the 80's bar none. Join Mahoney, Jones, Tackleberry, Hightower in a laugh a minute movie.
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) - The recruits are let loose on the streets of America with hilarious results as they try to stop a gang led by Zed from causing havoc. We are also introduced to Mowser and Proctor, two who play pivital parts in the series. The disc also includes a behinds the scenes making over section.
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) - Commandant Lassard's academy is under threat from Mowser's when it is declared only one academy can remain open. This means action is needed. Lasard calls on mahoney, Jones, Hightower and co to help keep the academy open by training recruits like Zed, who was the baddy in the last film. The results are hilarious. Again this includes a behind the scenes guide.
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) - Lasard's plan is to start a C.O.P plan (Citizens on Patrol). To do this he enrols Mahoney and the gang to train the recruits whilst Harris and Proctor try their hardest to stop the scheme going ahead. Again this includes a behind the scenes guide.
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) - Commandant Lassard has passed the retirement age and therefore must retire. In his honour it is decided that he will be honoured at a policeman's ball in Miami. Lassard takes his favourite staff, plus Harris & Proctor with him. However, things are not made easy as a Diamond thief gang also go to the same resort and a bag swap leads to loads of laughs. Again this includes a behind the scenes guide.
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) - A gang are running wild on the streets and seem to be avoiding capture. Everytime the police get near the gang seem to know what is going on. Is there a mole? It is upto our favourite police officer's to solve the crime and stop the gang. Again this includes a behind the scenes guide.
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) - Lassard takes a crew of officers to Russia. This is the start of the laughs as Lassard is "Kidnapped" by the Russian Mafia (well he get's the wrong taxi and ends up in a Russian Families house!). Although not as good as the originals this will still have you in stitches. Again this includes a behind the scenes guide.
If you have ever seen the Police Academy series then you know that this is a must. If not then buy it as I think you will be pleasantly suprised.
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on 16 May 2010
The later Police Academy films aren't as good as the earlier ones, although they are still better than the rubbish that passes for comedy these days. I was impressed that every one of the seven films had special features, with cast and crew reminiscing on all seven. Better films don't have such good interviews!
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on 31 October 2015
Good value for a start and sadly Mahoney was lost as a character in the later films. The characters did age from when they fist made the original to the last, it was quite notable however they still played their parts well and kept true to the wit of their character. Sadly the wit was dating a bit towards the later films. Police academy was however a success and you get all 7 films. It wouldn't surprise me that they do a remake of the original at some stage and some of us older folk would take a trip to the local cinema.
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on 13 April 2011
I paid 60 quid for this set when first released around 6 years back,seriously! If your a Police Academy fan they're not going to get much cheaper than this-its a great set! The films start of great but do go downhill fast after Steve Guttenberg left the series. Theres special features on all 7 of these DVDs,and all are presented in widescreen apart from Police Academy 5.
Police Academy: 5/5
Police Academy 2: 4/5
Police Academy 3: 4/5
Police Academy 4: 4/5
Police Academy 5: 2/5
Police Academy 6: 1/5
Police Academy 7: 1/5
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on 5 December 2012
Is there any funny movie about cops? Their iMDB scores are low but they are still classic.

Police Academy: 5/5
Police Academy 2: 4/5
Police Academy 3: 4/5
Police Academy 4: 4/5
Police Academy 5: 3/5
Police Academy 6: 2/5
Police Academy 7: 1/5

Wish there is no 7th movie either.
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on 15 December 2012
I have to admit I only bought it for bad times whne I feel i might need a good laugh and haven't even unpacked the box yet. The movies are most likely known by everyone who ever needed a godo laugh. It is smart, witty and a bit dumb comedy at times, that will get you laughing no matter. As with every movie that was initially intended as one movie, but then got sequel and sequel and a few more sequels, the movies never were Oscar-worthy, but they didn't need to. I believe their concept was never to make you think about stuff, but just... make you laugh and give you a good time. they kept the whole idea trough all 7 films, althought they exchanged more or less most of the originally cast by the time they reached the 7th film. Which is admittedly a bit sad. The 7th nevertheless worked as well - althought not sure how successful it was. If you are having a down day, need a good laugh or just want a good time for a few hours - this is your movie.
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on 1 August 2015
Never seen these films but wanted something innocent and humorous to while away the night
they are like extended comedy episodes - a sort of american carry on series where actors come back in different guises. light hearted fun - though amazed at some non-Pc language.
A load of enjoyable characters engaged in larks & stunts. Enjoyable for what it is!
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on 19 November 2015
Gone of the days where I had to go to a video rental store with my mum to watch these! I was nowhere near old enough to watch them but she allowed it. They are so silly they should be awful, but they aren't. They are classics now. 1-4 are my favourites because of Mahoney!
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on 10 January 2015
**THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

Police Academy is a series of American comedy films, the first six of which were made in the 1980s. The seventh and (to date) last installment, Mission to Moscow, was released in 1994. The series opened with Police Academy (1984) which started with the premise that a new mayor had announced a policy requiring the police department to accept all willing recruits. The movie followed a group of misfit recruits in their attempts to prove themselves capable of being police officers. The main character, Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), was a repeat offender who was forced to join the police academy as punishment.

In general, all of the movies and television shows depended on low-brow humor, usually based on simple characterisations and physical comedy. As with many similar movies, the theme was a group of underdogs struggling to prove themselves while various stereotyped authority figures tried to suppress them. The sequels have not been well received by critics over the years. The first film grossed $81.2 million in North America, with the following films earning $150 million in total. Parallels are often drawn between Police Academy and the British Carry On franchise for their common reliance on a largely constant ensemble cast throughout the various films, the two series' frequent use of low brow humor, sexual innuendo and physical comedy.

The Police Academy films are just excellent in that they are so amusing and entertaining, although I felt that Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow (released in 1994) wasn't quite a patch on the first six Police Academy films.

Overall, I very highly recommend the Police Academy franchise as the films are so funny, you won't be disappointed.
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on 18 May 2014
gags galore in this comedy classic from a bygone era bring back a remake with the original cast still funny 30 or so years later stunts galore sex sleaze pranks what more could you want from a sublimanal franchise cant take a joke dont watch lol
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