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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2011
First of all I love Survivor and try to buy the seasons that I think were especially exciting. This set is excellent. I am in the midst of watching this series and after each episode I watch the commentary if there is any. I am completely turned off by the commentary of Lex, Kathy and others on the 4th video. I am surprised that the publishers permitted their comments to be added to the DVD. What a bunch of poor losers who spew such hate and meanspiritedness (is that a word?) into their comments that I found it hard to watch. How Lex can't see that he did the same thing to Ethan (oh but it was okay then cause he already won????)and Kathy sucking up to Rob after Lex was gone when she didn't mean it(that's suppose to be okay?). If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.... this is a manipulating game to determine who can outlast, outplay and outwit the others not a let's hold hands and sing "cumbuya" together. Sure I have emotional favorites and I've hated a few contestants but when it's over that's it. These people obviously still can't get over losing and they only end up making themselves seem fake and shallow rather than people they are ridiculing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I don't need to say more about the show than this: 'It's brilliant! Superb! Thrilling! Controversial!' I loved watching the DVDs, having missed it on television.

And here's the rub...

The packaging is completely stupid! Shame on the DVD producers!

If you make the mistake of looking at the disk or the DVD box before you pop it into your player, you'll experience a show-spoiler... the pictures on the disk and box reveal who was voted off on the episodes of that disk!

I couldn't believe my eyes! The show is supposed to be a mystery. I'm furious at having been forced to avert my eyes every time I put in a new disk.

Okay. Enough ranting. Buy the series. But don't look at the pictures if you don't want to spoil it for yourself.

Blue skies
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Roy
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2004
Survivor All-Stars was an interesting season, with its own shares of intrigue, like all the potential Romber overthrows that never went through, but I would prefer if they released all the Survivors one by one, starting with the old ones. I mean, every season of Survivor is worth purchase (including Thailand which had the best survivor contestant ever in Brian Heideck, and was underated for no practical purpose). All-Stars definitely has it's flaws, some with not inviting Heideck or Skulpin... but it was emotional, spectacular, and definitely worth a second watch... Hopefully this will lead to more Survivor DVD sets in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2013
Not sure why they made the DVD's this way, but the people who outlast each tribal council are on the cover of each DVD. SO if you don't want it spoiled try to remove the disc without seeing the cover.

Otherwise, it's a great season. It is interesting to see how much the game play has evolved since then.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2013
fun season. well put together box set with commentary (always nice!) but whoever was in charge of the graphics decided to give away who wins! (I already knew but in case youre watching for the first time DO NOT LOOK at the individual case covers, just pop the dvds in the player and watch, you'll thank me later!)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2005
This DVD provides a lot of extra scenes and special features. All the old survivors coming together to play the game again is so much fun. The survivors you cheer for, and the villians come back to play the game. Overall, I have enjoyed Survivor on television, and getting the show on DVD is something extra special for me.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
All of our favorite contestants are back in this season on Survivor. The All-Stars Survivor was THEE best Survivor aired thus far. With action, comedy, drama and romance...this Survivor DVD is a must see for everyone. If you like Survivor.....you will LOVE Survivor All-Stars!!!
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I am officially going through a Survivor re-appreciation phase. I recently ordered Season 1 (Borneo) as it was the only season I had never seen. After that I simply had to re-watch Season 2 (Australian Outback), which remains for me the best Survivor season ever. Then I turned my attention to Season 8 (All-Stars).

"Survivor All-Stars: The Complete Season)(2004 release; 7 DVDs) reunites many familiar faces for the first time after 7 previous original casts. The names have been mentioned in many other reviews so no need for me to rehash all of them again. Just a couple of comments: first and foremost, Amber was a deserving winner. Looking back with almost 10 years hindsight, she was not just Boston Rob's hanger-on/eventual girlfriend. Amber was smart, likeable, lucky at times, but most of all simple very good (including several impressive wins at the challenges). Boston Rob is equally impressive, and in my opinion is the greatest Survivor player ever. The spat between Lex and Boston Rob (about Lex protecting Amber and then being voted of) became way too personal. It seems that Lex forgot that they were in a game to 'outwit, outlast and outplay' each other. Big Tom is equally the sore loser, and he wasn't even a great player to begin with. Watching the reunion show brought a smile to my face. Who can forget that Boston Rob proposed to Amber, even before the votes of the final Tribal Council were read? Like he said, "no matter what happens, I've already won". Hard to believe that it's been 9 years already since this season first aired on TV. (Did you know that Boston Rob and Amber are now the parents of three daughters?)

In all, Survivor All-Stars is a delight to watch from start to finish for any serious fan of Survivor, and even for the mere casual fan of Survivor. It surely ranks as one of the top seasons in Survivor's rich TV history. Can't wait to see the new season in September! Meanwhile, "Survivor All-Stars" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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on December 6, 2012
(Yes I know everyone else puts more spoilers and names in there reviews, this is just my style).

Survivor All Stars is very interesting to watch, yet it makes you dissapointed in what is happening. As this season is full of contestants that previously, most of us liked or were fine with, we must all except that they are in different territory this time. New rules apply as everyone knows who the others are. As such voting strategies go all over the place, liability to the tribe, did they win, are they annoying, personal revenge, tribal lines, is it smart to take them?

As the season progress the energy of the season never fully lets up, but our favorites play their cards: some leave early, some dissapoint, some are betrayed and some try to do what they did do, but aren't as sucessful, resulting in a mix of emotions for the season. Surprisingly quite a few of the filler people manage to carve themselves quite an impression in this season, and one of the worst two players, comes forwards to recreate his/her image and starts to become one of the game's best strategist's.

The end of the season left many different vairables on who could win and one of the game's masterminds comes out on top. It was fun to watch, but you still can't over a few of our favorities doing what they did or how they went out. Out of all the old school seasons this remains as the worst season, that i like.

However what we get with all these dyamic people is even more extra's on the dvds. I can't even begin to figure out how I'm going to sit through that many commentaries, while hearing, of course, many bits of hatred for the top people.

***Spoiler warning***Spoiler warning***Spoiler warning***
Filler people= Jenna L, Amber, Boston Rob, Alica, Shi Ann
People who dissapoint= Cesternino, Hatch, Colby, Ethan, Lex, Kathy?
People who improved themselves= Boston Rob, bits from Amber, Shi Ann and Jenna L.
People who try to do their style again and fail: Cesternino, Hatch, Lex, Kathy?, Colby?, Ethan?
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on April 15, 2008
When I first heard that they were going to do an All-Star version of Survivor, I was ecstatic. Just the thought of seeing previous players from different season play against each other was a dream come true for me.

(May contain SPOILERS!)

Nothing stopped me from reading spoilers from the infamous ChillOne before the show began airing. I wanted to know a little information before the season started. Yet when the show aired, my excitement did not wane. I tuned obediently to every episode. I was very active on message board(s) for the show. I played the Ancient Voices theme over and over.

Despite other people's dislike for the outcome as each episode progressed, my opinion did not change. I was a fan of AMBER when she was in AUSTRALIA. To see her get far and do well in the game was amazing. I always felt she was underestimated; and it helped her in the game as she was not viewed as a threat.

BOSTON ROB was one of the characters I did not like in MARQUESAS. But I will admit that he impressed me with his (more) aggressive strategy for ALL-STARS. Arguably, he played like what the other ALL-STAR SURVIVOR should've played like.

This season had it all: challenges that exhausted the contestants, amazing rewards (two cars), backstabbing, tribal swap, fights (e.g., Rob Vs. Lex, Jerri Vs. Rupert), dramatic exit (Jenna Morasca), unusual quit (Sue), name-callings, tears, a very emotional final tribal council, a very angry jury, a very tense reunion, and the very first Survivor romance.

This DVD boxed set was ordered here from Amazon and sent to me by a friend. It's very nice to rewatch the episodes in clear quality. I still get excited just by watching the first episode alone (one of the best in Survivor history) even if I have seen it so many times before.

There are cast commentaries for more than 5 episodes. The first group of commentators led by Rob Cesternino are good. The bonus footage are really great as well. The set has extra footage for the challenges, casting, post-show interviews, and even clips that were not aired on TV.

The recap episode that aired on TV is not present here. But the favorite clip from that episode in which Chapera mocked Saboga's first tribal council is included in longer form as a bonus feature.

It's a must-own DVD. Many people have cited All-Stars as one of the truly great seasons before the show arguably became a parody of itself. It's a great season that will leave you with lots of memories.
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