Gene Simmons - Family Jewels - Season One
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GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS: THE COMPLETE SEASON 1 reveals a side of Gene that he has kept hidden from the world at large until now, and shows how the most non-traditional family in America manages to make normal life work under the oddest of circumstances.
DVD Features: Rough Cut of Pilot Episode; Unseen Couch Interviews; Inside the Demon s Lair; Gene s History of Rock and Roll; The Lost Songs; Bloopers; Behind The Makeup Featurettes; Gene Simmons 24/7; Simmons Family Text Biographies; Interactive Menu; Scene Selection
Fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek, and just naughty enough, the 22-minute episodes keep it short and simple, focusing on Simmons' principal preoccupations: his disdain for matrimony (although he and former Playboy playmate Shannon Tweed have been together for decades, they've never married), and, of course, his legendary reputation as a sex machine (the current estimate is 4,600 conquests). Thus we find Gene going to a Hooters opening in Las Vegas; conducting auditions for his latest scam, a video series called "Sexercise"; weekending at a health spa with Tweed, who refuses to sleep with him unless he drops a few pounds; and appearing on a Playboy Channel show with porn stars like Jenna Jameson while Tweed and/or their two kids (teens Nick and Sophie), who love to goof on Dad, are at home setting fire to his rock star pants or some such shenanigans. The existence of a blooper reel among the bonus material hardly supports the notion that the show is unscripted and spontaneous; Simmons' day with an almost frighteningly obsessive Kiss fan, during which he confides to Tweed that at times the adulation "just becomes too much," provides one of the few "real" moments. Little matter. Despite his bluster, or more likely because of it, Simmons is good-natured, smart, and genuinely likeable; so are his kids, who are kinda snarky (but then, what teenager isn't?) but seem well-adjusted and a lot brighter than Ozzy Osbourne's sullen brood. If there's one obvious omission, it's that so little of Family Jewels has anything to do with music (a ten-minute bonus feature called "Lost Songs" is about it). Then again, those uninterested in rock 'n' rolling all night and partying every day may consider that a major selling point. --Sam Graham
- 13 episodes on two discs
- Rough cut of pilot episode
- Unseen couch interviews
- Inside the demon's lair
- Gene's history of rock and roll
- The lost songs
- Behind the Makeup featurettes
- Gene Simmons 24/7
- Simmons family text biographies
Top Customer Reviews
And, not least of all, how refreshing to see a well-adjusted family for a change.
A good time here. Consider buying.
Overall this show is hilarious too. It's fun to be a fly on the wall here. I have a couple of favourite moments from this season; I love when Shannon and Sophie go to Krav Maga lessons and he goes to pick them up, I love when he does a driving test and I love when he and Shannon go on the weekend retreat and he pays someone in the staff to go get him some real food and a tv.
I would have assumed he'd be an arrogant kind of guy for someone of his success, and while he openly admits to how gorgeous he believes himself to be, I found myself really liking him. I love how they've put family video footage in here too and I love his personality and the relationship he has with his family. Even if you aren't a Kiss fan, you should check this out because it's a brilliant reality show that gets you hooked right from the start. It's fun and enjoyable and I love it - hope you will too.
Even though Gene and family are millionaires, they seem so grounded and like a normal family. Maybe it's becuase they all live honestly and don't put on fronts. Gene and Shannon seem very open with their kids and you can really feel a great love between them all. Maybe NOT getting married is the key to true happiness!!! Seriously, you can see why Gene & Ms. Tweed seem content in thier 20 plus year relationship=they don't get jealous over each other, they talk openly and trust each other. Something that is VERY RARE in relationships today. They also treat their children with respect and as equals, and you can see it certainly has benefited them. They are very well-rounded young poeple who are polite and smart.
I've been a KISS fan since I was 4 (i'm 33 now) and knew Gene and the boys were great musicians, entertainers and business poeple. But Gene is THE MASTER! He is a great inspiration, pure example of the american dream and really does have a heart. Since KISS has whined down in the last couple of years, Gene has taken on great non-kiss business ventures and has been successful with many=author of 2 books, lectures dvd, solo album, INDY and now, Family Jewels.
Now more about this product: Packaging is cool, BUT!! after opening the flap of the plastic box to get to the phot album/dvd case=it snapped right off and I had to fix it with tape...I wish they would have but this in a cardboard box with a clear window instead of the plastic box, cuase, again, it broke after only being opened 3 times!!
The photo album case is top quality. cool idea for this dvd set.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
you just really cant go wrong with family jewels, one of my all time favorites!Published 11 months ago by rachelle wallace
YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS BOX SET! THIS WAS PUT TOGETHER VERY NICELY! GET THIS VERSION IF YOU CAN FIND IT! YOU'LL LOVE IT!!Published 14 months ago by jason
I bought the whole season of Family Jewels really like it Thank you very much it came on time and in great conditionPublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I miss this show, but it is nice to know that I could buy the seasons that I missed. Fantastic!Published 24 months ago by Mel
This show is so freaking awesome! I love seeing this side of Gene Simmons. It definitely shows the normal, private, intimate side that we never get to see. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Obvious KISS fan so you know I'm gonna love this! Very entertaining and offers an inside look of the life of Gene!Published on August 13, 2013 by KISSfn