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The Cosby Show: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad
  • Directors: n, a
  • Format: 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: 26
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: First Look Home Entertain
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Run Time: 4569 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CIOCHQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,207 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Cosby Show: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

The Huxtables are back! One of the most popular shows in the history of television is now available in one amazing box set. Relive all your favorite moments from the show that TV Guide says, almost single-handedly revived the sitcom. The Cosby Show regularly appears in lists of the greatest shows of all time, yet it remains as vibrant today as one of Cliff Huxtable s sweaters! From their brownstone in Brooklyn, Cliff and Clair Huxtable watched over their family with style, wit and wisdom, not to mention a whole lot of laughs. The values they represented clearly struck a nerve with the public as the show was an instant success never out of the top 20 in ratings, and one of only two shows to hold TV s #1 spot for five years in a row. The new collection brings together every original network episode for its legendary eight-year run. Take a look back at the stellar cast along with the many all-star guest appearances Stevie wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Betty Carter, B.B. King, Adam Sandler and many more. Also, recorded just for this collection is an exclusive brand-new, never-aired Bill Cosby interview, covering everything from his favorite memories and the lasting legacy of The Cosby Show.

Customer Reviews

This is one of the greatest shows of all time.
Emily Baxter
The box is very nice, however the CD's are in cardboard sleeves that, I did notice, scratched some of the CD's.
swanau
I remember gobbling down my dinner every Thursday to watch the show at 7pm.
J. Jimenez

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134 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Nick B. on November 11, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
BUYER BEWARE: Obviously a fantastic show, but the way in which this product is manufactured and packaged results in problems for the end user (consumer). Be advised that each DVD is not suspended in its own circular, plastic tray, as is typical of discs. Rather, the entire collection is stored in books made of thick, white cardstock that is coated with the various graphics (or printed onto) for marketing. Each page of the DVD storage books contains two horizontal slits where the bare discs are inserted halfway, thus leaving them 50% exposed to the eye when the book is opened. Particles from the graphics that are printed onto each page flake off of the edges of the slits during transit. These particles then stick to the backs of the bare discs and, as slippage occurs, it causes scratches on the backs of the discs, which is severe in some cases. All of this occurs while the contents remain sealed and unopened. I played the first disc of Season 2, and it was severely scratched. These scratches had caused the disc to become unplayable. AND IT IS BRAND NEW!!!
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Servo VINE VOICE on September 15, 2008
Format: DVD
Get your laugh on with those combustible Huxtables in The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition!

For 8 hilarious seasons, viewers laughed with legendary comedian Bill Cosby's Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable and the talented cast that portrayed his TV family which at the time mirrored his real-life family as Cosby, too, married his college sweetheart and also had four daughters and one son.

Considered the most popular series of the 1980s, fans were dumbfounded that previous sets of The Cosby Show (from Urban Works Entertainment) were released with such poor treatment. Most notably, Season 1 which contained edited for syndication episodes instead of the original NBC broadcast versions.

Correcting the ills of the previous sets, this complete series release from First Look Home Entertainment features every episode - original, uncut broadcast versions - from all 8 seasons (plus special features old and new) on 26 discs all in an exclusive collectible set, and for a very reasonable price!

Previous Special Features include:

* "The Cosby Show: A Look Back" 90-minute special
* Bloopers
* Cliff's Parenting Tips
* Interview with Director Jay Sandrich
* Audio Commentary with Director Jay Sandrich

Exclusive Special Features include:

* All-new Bill Cosby Interview
* 25th Anniversary hardcover commemorative book
* Bill Cosby photo with Hirschfeld print
* A personal letter from Bill Cosby
* Digital Photo gallery
* Special blooper show

Well worth the wait and Highly Recommended!
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79 of 86 people found the following review helpful By D. DeVore on November 15, 2008
Format: DVD
I just received my Cosby show Complete Box Set. The Box itself is heavy and looks like a book. I'm not sure how it stays closed after being opened. The 25th anniversary book which looks to contains the script of the first episode is nice. I was shocked and dismayed to see that the 4 disc containers that contained 2 seasons each was made out of cardboard. If I had known that I would not have purchased the complete series. I don't why Companies that produce complete dvd series sets can't seem to understand that cardboard and dvds don't go together. What's wrong with using dual sided platic slim cases or any other kind of plastic dvd casing or better yet the "steelbook" cases. It wasn't scratched up like the Mash complete collection was but there was black debris from the cardboard on about half the discs. It looks like it can be removed without damaging the discs but it is really irritating. Now I have to go out and buy some dvd cases or storage cases to hold these discs.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By RL4422 on March 27, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Please notice that I am not the first to report this... it seems pretty common. I ignored the reviews, hoping that my set would work fine. It did not. My DVD's are all in really bad shape, and non of them will play in any of our DVD players. They are not scratched, but more like smudged. It's under the clear coat, so it's a manufacturing issue for the DVD's that were used. I had to send it back, and it broke my heart! The Cosby Show was my favorite and I was really looking forward to my Codby Show Marathon this weekend! :(
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Abhishek Agarwal on April 4, 2009
Format: DVD
I love the serial and hence was excited to order the entire series of Bill Cosby. But the quality of the Dvd's are not good at all. They excessively skip and stall. I tried using them on a number of players with the same result.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Brian on November 20, 2008
Format: DVD
THE SHOW:

Even though the show lives on in syndication (and I've seen every episode countless times as a result), it's still nice to finally have the episodes in their original, unedited format.

People like Bill Cosby and the late Fred Rogers shared a philosophy that television was a guest in the family home, and handled their shows with great care as a result - i.e., if you were going to watch their shows, then they felt that they owed it to you and your family to give you something worthwhile that you could enjoy together. As I revisited some classic episodes, I realized how special it was to have a show that pitched its humor in a way that seemed so down to earth, and earned its laughs without relying on catch-phrases or resorting to innuendo. The kids aren't perfect (they all manage to mess up spectacularly throughout the series), but the underlying theme of family and sincere (sometimes tough) love gave balance to the show and to me, keeps it timeless. I grew up with this show and enjoyed it immensely as a kid. Now that I'm a parent, I'm appreciating it on an entirely new level.

THE DVDs:

In terms of supplemental materials, you really can't ask for more than the wonderfully poignant "A Look Back" documentary, and new interviews with Bill Cosby and director Jay Sandrich, all of which work to give the viewer an appreciation for how revolutionary the show was at the time, as well as an understanding of why the show is so special today as it was then. There are also some funny outtakes and a few director commentaries thrown in for good measure.

As I said earlier, it's great to have these episodes bundled in one set, but I feel that for a 25th Anniversary definitive series collection, the production team missed a step or two.
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Season 1 uncut?
It is indeed uncut. I own the individual sets and this one so I was surpirised to see scenes I never new existed. I just wish I could expect the same for 2-8
Mar 22, 2009 by James Craw |  See all 4 posts
Closed Captions
Looks like it is - bottom of the box has CC on it.
Dec 9, 2008 by rodisi |  See all 8 posts
Sammy Davis Jr. Episode not complete
Thanks for bringing that up. I know some would call it nitpicking, but you should get your money back for incomplete episodes (I got burned once by purchasing the 1st season four years ago and even sent in complaints to the company who released the dvd set). You just saved me over 90 bucks.
Feb 21, 2009 by Soulchild'sA'Comin' |  See all 4 posts
Bad disc for Season 2
No, it's not just you. I've been reading what the buyers have to say. The discs are pretty flawed. If the disc doesn't have a black line running across it, it still doesn't play right. I waited a long time for this series, but it seems after returning it twice because of the bad discs, I... Read More
May 17, 2009 by Chgo1951f |  See all 4 posts
about the set
Daniela,
When you open the box inside it are:
Four folders with each holding 2 seasons of show. Seasons 1 & 2 (8 disks total - one is bonus features), Seasons 3 & 4 (6 disks total), Seasons 5 & 6 (6 disks total), Seasons 7 & 8 (6 disks total)
Dec 13, 2008 by rodisi |  See all 6 posts
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