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Bob Hope Ultimate Collection (Special Edition) (1969)

Bob Hope , N , A  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Bob Hope
  • Directors: N, A
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: RESPOND 2
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 481 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,519 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Bob Hope Ultimate Collection (Special Edition)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Thanks for the Memories, Bob! | For most of the 20th century, Bob Hope owned the crown as the King of Comedy on stage, on radio, on the silver screen and television. In fact, no performer made a more successful and seamless transition into the world of television than Hope. For a remarkable 50 years, his hilarious TV specials became the showcase for the stars of the day and defined the variety show for a generation of loyal fans. Hope s unique brand of humor became his calling card worldwide as America s Goodwill Ambassador. | An absolute must for any fan, this extraordinary DVD collection (authorized by the Hope estate) captures Bob s favorite TV moments, rare vintage clips, outtakes, movie shorts, Christmas specials, recalling World War II, performing for GIs around the world and his first ever radio appearance. Discs 1 & 2: 50 Years of Laughter(Volume 1), 50 Years of Laughter (Volume 2), Hope for the Holidays, Salute to the Troops. | Discs 3 & 4:
Celebrity Bloopers, Special Features: 1st Ever Radio Appearance, Movie shorts, Memories of World War II, World of Comedy.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Comedian Bob Hope (1903-2003) was the kind of guy you don't see much anymore, at least not in the entertainment business. An comedic legend, he began his career in vaudeville and eventually became a movie star. After retiring from feature films, Hope became familiar to generations of Americans for his numerous TV specials on NBC, and as an ambassador of goodwill, entertaining US military troops overseas. Always the epitome of class, Hope was also known for his trademark nose, and his love of golf.

This four disc set contains a selection of Hope's TV specials from the 1970's up through the 1990's, and will probably be most appreciated by those at least age thirty and above. Those familiar with this particular period of time, will probably recognize many familiar and forgotten faces, among the dozens of guest stars and celebrities featured. If you are not aware of world history, many of the jokes based on current events at the time, with be a mystery to you, but for those in the appropriate age range, much of this is material is pure nostalgia gold.

Disc One contains Volumes 1 and 2 of "50 Years Of Laughter" a retrospective of Bob Hope's 25 years of doing TV specials on NBC. Covering 25 years in a couple of hours is a tough job. Some of the clips are quite brief, and the image quality isn't always the greatest, but it's a pretty nice trip down memory lane. The two parts total about 102 minutes.

Disc Two is perhaps the best in the collection. First up is "The Bob Hope Christmas Special" (64 minutes) a terrific feature from 1970, narrated by Hope, that follows Bob and his brave group of entertainers, as they tour Southeast Asia entertaining US troops at various military bases.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Bob's TV Performances November 23, 2007
Bob Hope's television specials were a fixture in American entertainment for almost 50 years. This DVD set features all the highlights - many terrific guests - and decades of Bob's famous quips. A must-have for fans of classic television.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection April 14, 2008
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A great collection of Bob Hope's shows. Anyone who remembers Bob Hope must have this collection.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing November 20, 2007
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This DVD was disappointing. The material is nowhere near Bob's best. Save your money and watch one of his better movies instead.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gift December 6, 2013
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This is a Chrsitmas gift, for my Grandfather who is going to be 91 in about a week. I remember watching Bob Hope on TV with my Grandparents when I was little, they loved him. Hopefully he'll love this set. Can't wait to see it myself!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody like Bob Hope November 19, 2013
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My friend is fighting cancer and has fond memories of all of the Bob Hope shows. She's been watching these to keep her spirits up and her depression at bay. Bob is certainly an expert in both of these areas. She loves it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie especially for Vietnam Vets! March 7, 2014
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Great footage from Vietnam! Great for all Bob Hope fans - the funniest comedian ever! Got it for a Korean / Vietnam War vet who actually knew him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TV Greatest Bob Hope show. October 17, 2013
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This show is one I am will to see again and again. Refection in Comedy... would not be enough to explain till you see the master at work.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope is the Greatest
Anything about Bob Hope is a winner. No one made me laugh like him.
Being a veteran I appreciate all the times he went overseas to be with our men and women.
Published 8 months ago by John R. Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for My Memories
"Hey hi everybody, it's Bob I'll f anything that moves Hope." Oh the comedy stylings of this whoremaster really brings back memories. Mr. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ray Obriskie
4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the Memories
A great comedian, a great American who cared more for our soldiers than anyone, anyone, in the government. The troops knew it, they felt it. The greatest gift...the gift of HOPE!
Published 12 months ago by Joe Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Hope
It is great! Really miss seeing him and his stand up comedy! Would buy more of his videos! Really Great!
Published 21 months ago by Debra Fox
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what expected.
To my sorrow, it is mostly advertisements of different actors and people appearing on his shows. I hoped for full shows.
Published 21 months ago by I. M. Santo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Memories
Bob Hope is one of those timeless comedians that you can watch over and over again. These bring back such great memories of a time where we could laugh at good clean humor. Read more
Published 21 months ago by BoydsBoys
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless
Thorughly enjoyed watching Bob and friends. Brings back great memories of some incredibly funny and talented show that I remember from early television.
Published on September 12, 2012 by R. K. Boyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Hope Ultimate Collection
This man is one of a kind.As funny as Johnny Carson.Great DVD for the memories.Quick delivery.Seller A+.
Published on September 12, 2009 by Anthony C. Wiessner
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