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Kids In The Hall, The: Complete Series Megaset
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111 of 113 people found the following review helpful
If you are a The Kids In The Hall fan, there is a little I can add to the conversation about the irreverent sketch comedians that will alter your viewpoint. Wacky and weird, the Canadian comedy troupe defied expectations (and sometimes reason) for five glorious seasons between 1989 and 1994. So a shout-out to the talented quintet of Dave Foley, Bruce McCullough, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson for creating enduring comedy (I'm crushing your head), unforgettable characters (Chicken Lady), and daring fashion choices (the ladies always looked so stylish). Most of you will be here to see if and how this is different from the previously released DVD Megaset. So let's talk. This is pretty much a straight reissue with the addition of 2010's miniseries "Death Comes To Town."

Stats: There are 22 discs in total (the 2 extra discs from the previous release are for the miniseries). The packaging is much more refined. Each disc before had it's own case--here, the seasons are bundled by case so the slip cover houses 6 plastic DVD cases in total.

Features: The features remain in tact from the previous DVD set incarnation. As they are not listed with the product description, I will add them here. Everything, as I said, aside from the miniseries has been included on earlier releases.

101 series episodes on 20 discs, 8 episode miniseries on 2 discs
Bonus interviews
Commentary by The Kids
10 Best-of compilations of fan-favorite sketches
Original live performances from the Rivoli Theater
Archival footage
Poster gallery
Slide show
Cast bios

Death Comes To Town: An entertaining and welcome return. From its opening scenes, in which Death (Mark McKinney) disembarks from a bus in small town Shuckton, we know we're in for an unconventional miniseries. The show, while always amusing, builds its premise over the episodes and its humor succeeds more and more as the characters are developed. When the mayor of Shuckton is killed, an innocent man is railroaded and the real culprit remains a mystery. Amidst all the turmoil and local politics, we've got Death lurking around with a secret agenda of his own. Playing multiple characters, as is their trademark, the Kids acquit themselves nicely. I loved Dave Foley as the mayor's ambitious widow (a dead ringer for Cybill Shepherd--I swear it even if you think I'm crazy). McKinney is terrific as Death and Foley scores again as the town's abortionist. By my favorite has got to be Bruce McCulloch's big city prosecutor. The trial in "Death" is inspired and is successful in skewering both small town mentality and classic courtroom procedurals. And one poor cat will be the sight gag that I remember forever!

Obviously, if you don't own any of The Kids In The Hall--this is a convenient way to pick up everything. And that's certainly my recommendation. If you own the previous Megaset or the individual seasons, it's probably not worth the re-investment. You can purchase "Death Comes To Town" individually to wrap up your collection. Either way, don't miss out on one of the most influential comedy teams of their day! KGHarris, 5/11.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2011
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I love this show and it was a real treat to see the mini-series, "Death Comes To Town", included in this uniquely designed and yet extremely convenient box set. I've seen this show years ago back when it was on Comedy Central, along with Mystery Science Theater 3000, and it's great to finally watch it as it should be: uncut and uninterrupted. Every episode is in it's entirety, including a special episode starring Scott Thompson's character Buddy Cole, and the overall presentation and packaging is superb. I highly recommend this very innovative and creative box set to anyone who enjoys the funnier things in life.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2012
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For those who liked Kids in the Hall this is the absolute collection. All seasons and much more content to enjoy! Packaging is also awesome with details and pics in each DVD. Good price and value!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2013
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When I originally watched KITH when it aired on Comedy Central I was unaware of the massive edits that had been made for American audiences. After making friends with a couple from Saskatoon in 1995 I became aware of these edits. I've long wanted the original, unedited complete series so when Amazon dropped the price to $25 before Christmas I simple couldn't pass on the deal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2014
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If you weren't around to see them in the early 90's, some of this stuff borders on comedic genius. It's comedy with it's rough edges proudly displayed, and social taboos disregarded plainly. The troop was made up of men who were brilliant on their own, yet really did feed off of and inspire each other to greater heights. I was a teen of the 90's and remembered many of the characters and skits prior to getting this collection, but owning the total run of the show is something I'm very happy to have the ability to do. I think it's a gem that many will never have the privilege to see, and though that's a shame, it leaves a special place in the world for those of us who have. My favorite Canadian export, The Kids In The Hall.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2013
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I can't believe we got all seasons and bonuses for this price. Total steal for such a great series! I love you chicken lady.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2013
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If you're at all a KITH fan, this set is well worth the price. All 5 seasons are there in completion with the 2010 miniseries "Death Comes To Town" included as an added sixth compilation. Each season has a bonus disc with best of episodes with commentary from all 5 "Kids". And as an added bonus, scenes from The Rivoli are included. The packaging is pretty good and a master list of all the sketches per episode are included for each season. It's helpful if you're looking for a particular sketch. The only minor disappointment was that the pilot episode was not part of this set. I wound up purchasing it separately, and am quite happy with both.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2013
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It's comedy! It's Canadian! A little of off-color and oddball humor but original and brilliant! I really enjoyed this entire series and recommend it to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2013
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The Kids in the Hall is very funny. I laugh out loud everytime I watch an episode. it can be the perfect end to a busy day.
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on December 19, 2012
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If you're a kids in the hall fan then this is all you'll ever need! (Aside from the feature film Brain Candy that is...) it is packed with extras on the original tv series and it has their recent series 'Death Comes To Town' which also has a fun commentary with the Kids. This show is hit and miss but when it hits it is hilarious. Bruce McCulloch is particularly on fire in his scenes. This is without doubt the best value for money purchase I've made in recent times. If you're a fan - it is simply essential.
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