All In The Family: The Complete Series
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Few television shows have left as substantial and enduring a footprint on American popular culture as Norman Lears masterpiece All In The Family. This groundbreaking comedy series looked at the state of the world through the eyes of an argumentative but loving family and gave us some of the most fully dimensional characters in television history. The jokes had a million targets, aiming at race, politics, sex and human foibles, but the humor was firmly rooted in the characters of Archie, Edith, Mike and Gloria.
This complete series set is a long-overdue celebration of the enormously influential program and offers fans a collection to treasure for years to come. Includes a new interview with Norman Lear, documentaries, original pilots, a 40 page collectible book with essays by television critic Tom Shales and media professor Marty Kaplan and more!
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There are many wonderful episodes of All in the Family, so many that it's practically impossible for me to pick just one and call it my favorite! I will never forget the episode in which Sammy Davis, Jr. comes to visit the Bunker household to retrieve his briefcase after losing it in Archie's taxi cab; this episode couldn't have been done any better and the very last second or two showed a gag Davis played on the whole crew without any advance notice! The way the audience roared proved again this was a special television sitcom far above the ordinary in terms of quality. Other fantastic episodes that come to mind at an instant include the one in which Edith's cousin Maude (Beatrice Arthur) comes to visit when Edith and the rest of the family are ill; the time when a computer (!Read more ›
I would also like to say that I understand that many people bought the individual seasons and are now upset about having to buy the complete series set to get the exceptional extras. I have been in that boat many times.
My first reaction is to say "Stifle Dingbat." My second reaction is to recommend giving your current sets to friends and relatives, selling them at used DVD store, or just deciding if the extras are worth having a duplicate set of the episodes.
Shout Factory's awesome track record with complete series DVD sets of classic shows continues with its above-average even for Shout collection of every episode from "All in the Family's" nine seasons.
Aside from the terrific accompanying booklet and special features that are discussed below, the DVD set earns an A+ for including the original broadcast versions of the episodes.
The syndicated episodes always seemed oddly short and missing something. I also did not understand why I liked the DVD episodes so much better than the TV Land presentations until learning that the syndicated versions cut between four and five minutes from the original broadcasts. Well done Shout!
The premise of "Family" is highly original and has not been repeated since its mid-season 1971 premiere. It centers around the Queens, NY home that blue-collar working stiff Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O'Connor, shares with his textbook adoring and long-suffering wife with a breaking point Edith, played by Jean Stapleton.Read more ›
i loved the series but thought it lingered longer than it should.
i think the series should have ended the year after gloria and mike left for california.
non the less, it's worth revisiting the bunkers when they were all just one happy all in the family.
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This was a gift for my husband. We're both old enough to have watched the series when it originally aired, and he commented how much he enjoyed the show before Xmas. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Tina
How many TV comedy shows have ever been made that cover such a wide range of subjects, emotions, or viewpoints? Read morePublished 3 days ago by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
I absolutely love the set one of the best buys I've made I highly recommend itPublished 7 days ago by charles
What can I say...it's a classic which never fails to deliver on highlighting the ignorance and idiocy of bigotry; sexism; and racism during one of the most tumultuous decades in... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
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I'm disappointed that this series is not subtitled in english. Lost sales.
Mar 13, 2013 by Michael L. Halyko | See all 10 posts
|I really want to order this, but ...||
Well I bought it when it first went up for preorder and got it for $139.99. So I expect if you wait the price may get down as you say around Black Friday.
Nov 5, 2012 by Matt Wilson | See all 3 posts
|Leave it to Amazon to jack up the price right after Jean Stapelton dies.||
When James Gandolfini died, my Sopranos box set went down $40 dollars. Amazon regularly matches prices to what other online retailers sell for, if theirs goes up, so does Amazon. I'm no expert... Just a thought
Aug 9, 2013 by Brian R | See all 6 posts
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I have heard they fixed it, but I have not seen the set yet for myself so please don't base any decision on my word.
Dec 13, 2012 by Bret White | See all 2 posts
|Seasons 1-6 Remastered?||
Of course they will not. They don't own the rights to the first six seasons, only seasons 7-9. No reason to waste your money.
Aug 2, 2012 by Christopher R. Hernandez | See all 12 posts
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