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I saw the first Leprechaun movie over a decade ago and although it's not the best movie in this collection it serves as a pretty good introduction as Warwick Davies hams it up with great style as the mischievous pint sized Irish killer who is awoken from his sleep to seek out his gold; it also features a young Jennifer Aniston. The Leprechaun leaves a trail of bodies across America and even into Outer Space as he kills his victims in a variety of garishly inventive ways as the series continues.
There is very little continuity here, the second movie takes him into the city and a Hollywood sightseeing tour run by a drunk. The third movie, set in a seedy Las Vegas casino, is my favourite and is the last of the decent ones. The first 3 movies would have made a great trilogy but the last 2 went one step beyond Madness, the fourth is set on a space-ship and the final one takes him into the 'Hood and some low-life gangsters but I would not begrudge Warwick Davies any of the money he made from them as it's only his performances that raise the last 2 above the level of garbage. The last scene in the last movie has our demonic dwarf rapping "Lep in the Hood come to do no good", priceless.
I have been after these movies as a collection for ages and it is really disappointing that the ONLY extras are subtitles in English on all the discs. Nowadays when so many low grade movies boast a whole host of extras it's a shame this is such a light package. I would have loved interviews and commentary by Warwick Davies. The first 3 movies I will be watching again, the last 2 will stop them from rattling round in the case.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 19 November 2015
This hoky comic horror fantasy set holds 5 discs in slim-line cases.
Leprechaun 1: A cumudgenous Leprechaun [Warwick Davis] counts his gold but when he’s tricked out of it, he’ll trade his soul to get it back. 10 years later and new people move in and unwittingly release the little guy who wants the hidden gold back. Madcap gory fun. *****
L 2. A thousand years ago the leprechaun was cheated out of his bride to be, now he’s back to claim her descendant, but Bridget has a boyfriend, Cody who'll try to stop him. Less gore and more sitcom. ****
L3 When a Leprechaun is released in a Las Vegas pawnshop he soon goes in search of his gold, but he doesn't count on the greed he encounters. Slightly better than the second but more slapstick than anything else. ****
L4 Space marines go in pursuit of a leprechaun, but he wants to be a king and stows away on their spaceship. It’s like ‘Allo! Allo! mixed with ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Alien’, borrowing heavily from all. Silly fun but weak compared to the others and comes across as a bad episode of ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’ but the last half hour does redeem it somewhat. ***
L5 So its almost a return to the Vegas story as the medallion gets removed from the Leprechaun who then seeks his gold in the ‘hood’ as a group of teens make off with the goodies. Lots of swearing, drugs and strife in the hood takes this away from the others reducing it to an unfriendly and not so funny ** let down. It’s basically gangsta hoodies with a leprechaun twist.
All the discs have the same 4 film trailers, play. Hard of hearing or subtitles on/off features. What started on a high note ends up on a terrible low.
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on 15 August 2011
The first is watchable for Jennifer Aniston and the bizarre painting business run by her love interest.
The second is watchable for the very inventive death scenes which the first was sorely lacking. My own personal favourite is the guy getting 'lucky' with the lawnmower. The third is pretty much the same as the second but slightly crazier as the hero of the movie catches Leprechaun disease and fights over precious gold! The final two, in the hood and in space are at points a struggle to get through with only a few redeeming features. All in all a good bargain but seriously, enough now. A well earned three stars but no higher because of the final two.
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on 5 October 2015
4 stars? Well...these are 1 or 4 star movies depending on your expectations & levels of sanity. Trash films don't come trashier. This review is for the 5 disc Collector's Box.

Part 1 is probably notable only for an almost unrecognisable, pre-fame Jennifer Aniston; & for a spirited performance from Warwick Davis as the evil Leprechaun out to reclaim his stolen gold.

Part 2 (alternative title 1 Wedding & Lots Of Funerals) fares slightly better, with the Leprechaun seeking a bride. Some cheap gore, nudity & cheesy acting liven things up a bit.
Amazingly Davis rises above all around him to provide genuine chills in a scene explaining to his bound, unwilling 'bride' how she must be 'modified' to bear his 'litter'.

In Part 3 things really pick up. A trip to Vegas provides lots of z grade entertainment; including an explosive fate for scream queen Caroline 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2' Williams.

Part 4 is inexplicably set in space, & has to be seen to be disbelieved. If perhaps a little too knowing of what it's delivering, it's still a highlight of the series.

Parts 3 & 4 were directed by master of trash Brian 'Turkey Shoot' Trenchard-Smith. If that means anything to you, you'll probably get as excited over the prospect of seeing them as I did.

Part 5 (In The Hood), pits the ever dependable Davis against Ice T. Although it drags in places, it's also a highlight of the series; with the Leprechaun taking time out to get stoned, & deliver a rap you won't believe you're witnessing.

There is a Part 6 (Back In The Hood), also featuring Warwick Davis, not included here. It has its moments, but is mainly a rehash of what worked in Part 5.
There is also a reboot I have not seen, but it's without Davis, & by all reports so bad it's bad.

This collection? So bad it's good.
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on 30 September 2014
Hands down the best film series of all time. Warwick Davis is outstanding. You'd never know he wasn't Irish. The accent is perfect.
Forget 'Saw', 'Scream' and 'Halloween'. They have nothing on the terror of The Leprechaun!
Just don't get between him and his gold. You have been warned.
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on 30 May 2011
This series of movies is dire to say the least.
They get more surreal and bizarre with each production, to the point one wonders if they could possibly get any worse, and believe me, they do.
If you like trashy 'B' movies, and want to venture into 'C' movie category, this is the box set for you.
They are so bad they become entertaining, although when the leprechaun starts to rap, you will want to kill it yourself.
What can I say, they are so awful they are watchable, and with a few beers, can at times be enjoyable.
Once watched, one has the difficult choice to make, to destroy them, or give them away, because you will never want to watch them again.
Given a two star rating for the sheer awfulness of them.
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on 6 July 2011
Worth the price alone, cost of rentals are just the warrick davis plays a believable Leprechaun that kills people in search for his gold.what can i say, if your a movie fan like me that liked TROLL and CRITTERS etc it has the same flair and atmosphere 80's films have to offer. As the series continue and with any franchise after the first 2 films the 80's feel kind of wears thin.and buy the last film your thinking omg this is rubbish.but its always nice to have a set.isnt it? Rent it!
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on 27 March 2015
Brings back memories funny horror movies well the 1st 3 anyway, the 3rd being my personal favourite think iv only seen the last 2 once so i cant comment on them as i do not remember them.
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on 13 April 2015
Love theses films watched hem at a friends but they only had one so I bought this for my self very funny films, no. Lep in the hood is a it weird but still good.
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on 22 August 2015
Good film BT went all funny in the begin went trying to watch it
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