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The King of Queens: The Complete Series (1998)

Kevin James , Leah Remini  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, Victor Williams, Patton Oswalt
  • Writers: David Litt, Michael J. Weithorn
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 27
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VECAE4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,756 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The King of Queens: The Complete Series" on IMDb

Special Features

Audio Commentary from Kevin James and Michael Weithorn
Kevin James: A Day in the Life of an International Superstar
Series Retrospective
Thanks to the Fans
200th Episode Celebration
The Writers of King of Queens
Character Profiles

Editorial Reviews

THE KING OF QUEENS consistently delivered laughs for nine seasons, making it one of the most popular and longest-running comedies in television history! Kevin James stars as Doug Heffernan, a lovable regular guy with an adoring wife, Carrie (Leah Remini), and a frustrating father-in-law (Jerry Stiler) under his roof. Packed with a crazy cast of characters, hilarious situations and plenty of great guest stars, this is one show that brings the goods!

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237 of 246 people found the following review helpful
By travis
Ok, I personally have owned all 9 seasons individually and then the complete series which is a wonderfully made IPS Truck in which the back holds (9) 3 disc tiny little box sets. Each one has a small picture of what the cover of the original 9 season box sets look like. To clarify each season of these tiny box sets match the front cover of the same season that was put out originally. In the front of the IPS truck (under the hood) there is a episode guide for each season. Here is a link to that set. Check the pictures for the design, the individual tiny box sets, etc.

NOW, when I seen this new 40.00 set come out I was like how come so cheap? Just look at the pictures... it is ok packaging and its the same discs you will find in other complete set or the original 9 box sets but the discs come on 2 separate spindles. Could cause damage to the discs over time if you move it around a lot. Spindles aren't the best for storing discs.

So basically, if you are a hard core fan I would recommend the 120.00 really nice IPS Truck Set. Few complete series are as creative and nicely done as it is. If you are new fan trying out the show or don't really care about how it comes then save the 80.00 and go with the 40.00 set with the spindles inside.
Just wanted to warn people so they aren't upset with the packaging of the 40.00 set and know what to expect. BOTTOM LINE: Look at all the pictures for both versions before deciding.

Edit: Amazon shouldn't have combined the reviews. That's why there are reviews for the IPS Truck 150.00 set and they are under the 40.00 set reviews and vice versa. They should have been separate. I can see why people were confused on what set they are getting.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Package? Let me start with the package. I hear people complain about the package. There isn't anything wrong having dvds on a spindle. I have a few hundred dvds on spindles and never had a scratch from it and they all work fine. I am not throwing the spindles around though. Just take reasonable care with the collection. And I have to say that EVERYONE REALLY SHOULD SAVE THE CARDBOARD INSERT THAT HOLDS THE DISCS DOWN IN THE SPINDLE. Don't throw that away. The cardboard insert holds the discs nice and tight so the discs won't rattle at all. Without the cardboard insert, the discs will rattle around. The package doesn't compare to the more expensive truck box collection but if it means that I am going to save +$60 for this collection, then the cost reducing package is a 5 out of 5.

Picture quality? Lets just say I have seen some amazing looking DVDs and this isn't the case here. It is fine with me but if you watch the syndicated series on TBS HD a lot like I do and expect something close to that, then you will notice a pretty big difference in picture quality and be somewhat disappointed. There are artifacts showing at times. I am a little more forgiving of the picture quality because this is a comedy series. If it was a special effect science fiction/action movie, then I would be disappointed. It is about 3 hours of show per disc which is too high considering I think these are regular 4.7GB discs. It is still good enough for me because the hilarious show makes me forget about some slight artifacts. If they made this in blu-ray or made it look somewhat like TBS HD, it would have been perfect. As for aspect ratio, I am actually a fan of keeping the original aspect ratio rather than zooming or stretching the picture. Good job there. I give the picture quality a 3.75 out of 5.
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75 of 86 people found the following review helpful
Now this what I call a sitcom! King Of Queens is in my opinion the greatest television comedy of all time, that is correct the greatest of all time.

Set in Queens, NY is an all star cast featuring Kevin James as Doug Heffernan, an overweight IPS driver, that is pretty much the all american fat guy. He eats alot, drinks, is obsessed with sports, watches alot of tv, makes farting noises with his hand, and oh did I mention he eats alot. Also starring Leah Remini as Carrie Heffernan, the outspoken, strong, and alot of times mean, beautiful wife of Doug. And last but not least Jerry Stiller as Arthur Spooner, the outrageous father-in-law that lives in Doug and Carries basement after setting fire to his house, trying to cook on an old hot plate. The three of these actors are a dynamic trio, that without anyone of these characters the show would not have turned out as funny as it did. I have to say that every character created in King Of Queens is funny, I have tried to think of one that maybe I did not quite like, but after thinking long and hard I love them all, from the quirky dog walker starring Nicole Sullivan as Holly Shumpert that Doug and Carrie hire to walk their father, to the mean waitress Doug almost fought with but ends up trying to run away scared. I have watched alot of sitcoms, and have yet to find one that comes close to the King Of Queens. I now use the ignorant word "Shutty" instead of shut up or be quite. I feel that it's nicer than using "shut up", and not quite as nice as "be quite". Even after watching each episode atleast five times, they are all still as funny as the first time I watched them.

This is for anyone who loves over the top funny comedy. That can appreciate the greatness tv sometimes has to offer. Although all the episodes are hilarious, it also brings us back to reality with some very powerful and meaningful moments. The very last episode had me cracking up, but also in tears. That's what great tv is all about.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very awesome, great price.
Published 17 hours ago by petiegun
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great package. I sat and watched for hours. Love king of Queens!
Published 2 days ago by Annette Burgess
4.0 out of 5 stars Great buy
The only complaint I have with this set is that all of the discs are in two stacks, not individual spaces. It makes it a bit of a pain to sort through the. Read more
Published 4 days ago by survivorman25
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is one of the best shows ever so we were thrilled to get all the seasons for such a low cost. The quality of the picture is great for a show from the 90's. Read more
Published 8 days ago by William C
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service!
Just as described. Keep up the good work and I look forward in doing business with you again.
Published 9 days ago by Rhona
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 10 days ago by randall baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 10 days ago by YuChang, Chen
4.0 out of 5 stars it is
The disks are great. I plan on repackaging them as others mention the need it. King of Queens. good stuff
Published 15 days ago by C. C.
4.0 out of 5 stars show is okay
bought for an ex, probably didn't stick around long enough to care what he thought ab it. i like this show I guess, but the main guy annoys me. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Shannon
3.0 out of 5 stars King of Queens series review
The product came on time and in great condition. However the packaging used was poor, the disk were stacked on top of each other and not separated like normal season disks are. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Luke Wolf
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Box Set vs. Individual Seasons
The disc content is exactly the same, as it is just different packaging. But, there is one extra disc which has extra features that were produced towards the end of the show's run (I have yet to go over it). If the booklets in the individual releases are just for brief episode descriptions, then... Read More
Sep 8, 2009 by socby19 |  See all 4 posts
Yes, it is close captioned for the hearing impaired (in English). Not exactly the same as English subtitles, but useful if you need to read the dialogue.
Aug 4, 2008 by Barbara B. |  See all 2 posts
Subtitle question for owners
I'm sorry to inform you that the entire series is NOT subtitled at ALL.
Not even in English.
Aug 22, 2010 by Rayan S. Alballaa |  See all 4 posts
DVD quality r
I purchased through amazon and the quality is as you described. In fact I posted a comment on your review and posted my own supporting review so others would know that you are accurate in what you stated.
Sep 23, 2009 by Blues |  See all 9 posts
Question for anyone who has this set?
Inside the box are 9 small digipacks that each hold three discs. They are in the disc holders like in normal sets. My DVD's did not have a scratch on them. The discs are much better protected than they are in some of the other complete series collections.
Nov 11, 2007 by Corey |  See all 3 posts
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