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The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show: Dean's Ultimate Collection


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  • Actors: Dean Martin
  • Directors: Time Life
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 17
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Time Life Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Run Time: 1020 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0090SVD9A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,736 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

This Ultimate Collection is a must-have for all Dean Martin fans. The Dean Martin Variety Show was a hit TV program for nine scintillating seasons... and now, all the greatest moments of this American classic are together in one definitive collection: the best comedy, the greatest music and the biggest guest stars in the business! Over 32 hours of classic TV, including bonus interviews. Forty-eight episodes with 335 musical performances! Also includes a 32 page collectible book featuring rare photos from Dean's personal collection with an intro by Kevin Spacey.

Customer Reviews

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Dean Martin was a classic act, and his show was wonderful.
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I thought they were kind of lame, but it's for his fans.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Dan on January 2, 2013
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I really, really, really wanted this to be 5 stars and more. What you get in this collection is other releases (which are sold separately here on Amazon), combined into one collection.

First, let me say this, I got this set during the lightning deals around Christmas, and for that price, the collection is worth it. It's listed at just under $200, and for that price you would be better off buying the parts individually. (I paid less than half that)

In the box comes:
The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show (Collector's Edition) (6 Disk Set)
The King of Cool: Best of Dean Martin Variety Show (Collector's Edition) (6 Disk set)
Dean Martin Christmas (Single Disk)
Dean Martin Variety Show Uncut (3 Disk Set)

Now, you can go find each of those items as they are all sold individually. And, when you add them up, you can see what the "right price" for this collection should be.

Along with many other reviewers for the individual items, I thought these would be complete shows. I have not been through all the disks yet, but as others have pointed out, the two 6 disk collections are just partial shows. The Christmas one I have not yet viewed, and the Uncut 3 disk version sounds like the only "5 star" disks of the group.

Here is the worst part, as many others have said. The best of Dean, in my opinion, his musical numbers, have actually for the most part been removed. All of the songs from the couch are omitted (which are simply beautiful and can be found on YouTube on occasion).

What also is really infuriating is they show the closing credits, which roll over still shots of the complete episode. So, you can see all of the parts they deleted in these collections !
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Schnitzer on September 7, 2012
UPDATE (11/18/12):

With the 17-DVD "Ultimate Collection" (which includes the once-hard-to-find "King Of Cool" BONUS DISC), as well as the single-volume "Dean Martin Christmas Special", now both released, the most thorough and accurate review of ALL of this material, replete with exclusive info, insights and pictures galore, can be found by typing into any search engine the title of The Golddiggers Super Site's article: "Bundle Up With Dean".

ORIGINAL PREVIEW (9/7/12):

A rich and hearty harvest of music, comedy and merriment for the millions who adore Dean Martin and/or know others that do, this 17-disc "Ultimate Collection" consolidates the three prior Dean Martin Show releases assembled by Time-Life from the NBC archives ("The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show", "King of Cool", and "The Dean Martin Variety Show UNCUT"), and adds: 1) the never-before-reissued Christmas episode from the 1968-69 season (which is also being made available as a standalone single DVD); 2) a bonus disc of DM Shows that was previously included only in the edition of the "King of Cool" DVDs sold by Costco; and 3) an abridged paperback version of the photo book heretofore packaged only with 2011's "Dean Martin: Cool Then, Cool Now" CD set.

For additional, exclusive details about the new "Dean's Ultimate Collection" collection, as well as future Dean Martin Show releases, use any search engine to locate the article "Dean Comes Home For Christmas" on The Golddiggers Super Site.
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18 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Neil T. Daniels on September 7, 2012
It just keeps getting better!

Since Time-Life stepped up to the plate, we have been fortunate enough to have a treasure-trove of material from TV's Dean Martin Show released from the archives! Now Time-Life is amassing their past three DVD box sets ("The Best of...", "King of Cool" and "Dean Uncut") into one huge "Ultimate" set to bring us 17 hours of material all under one package with a few bonuses thrown in...

As a former TV executive and founder of The Dean Martin Fan Center (you can find us on the Web), we produced a lot of TV shows back in those years, but the one show that had captured my heart and I spent my youth on, is Dean Martin's Variety Show. Watching these Time-Life DVD's takes me right back to Studio 4 in Burbank as if it were yesterday. If you're old enough to remember, I don't even have to explain, but if you've only heard about those years, all I can say is that it was a magical time

Included in the Ultimate set is the never re-released The Dean Martin Show "Christmas" episode from December 19, 1968 (with Dom DeLuise and The Golddiggers). What a treat in itself! Also included is a disc of episodes that was only available at Cosco stores last year, but now included to give everyone a chance to have and own.

I am glad to have had the chance to be a small part of this re-release, and I'm happy that my good friend, Lee Hale (Special Materials Person and Musical Director on the original Dean Martin Shows) had a larger hand in keeping these releases with the same look and feel as they did when aired originally.

Listen... honesty... the price may seem a little steep, but it is well worth the enjoyment you'll get from trying to straighten the smile off your face the next day! If you're still having a hard time deciding... try looking at some clips of Dean's show that people have put on YouTube, then get this set to watch it on your large screen TV!
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15 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Scott Denny on November 24, 2012
Lets start off by saying I love Deans Shows even though I was not old enough to see it in its initial run on NBC.These reviews are nice but no one has said if these are the complete episode from beginning to end. I keep seeing the best of the Dean martin Show.No one wants to see snippets or musical acts cut.If Time Life is listening take a cue from MPI Video who just released The Dark Shadows Complete Set.
Ifg Time Life is going to step up to the plate and do dean Martin Justice then lets put these shows in their entirety with all the music acts intact,If not you cant say that this is a fantastic Dean martin set.What Time life has done is released sets and had the public buy them now their releasing these same sets in a complete collection....Sad that someone can not step up to the plate and get deans television series released in a season 1,2,3,4 etc.sets just like smallville and other shows.SAD SAD SAD.And by the way why can NBC release the dean Martin Roasts in there entirety to...
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