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The King of Queens: The Complete Series (2007)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 27
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 27, 2011
  • Run Time: 4555 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (508 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005D0OHA6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,780 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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

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The King of Queens - The Complete First Season
In the sitcom The King of Queens, comedian Kevin James has created a new archetype: the sensitive lug. This deceptively simple comedy bounces along because delivery man Doug Heffernen (James), though completely a guy's guy, constantly struggles to keep the world around him in a delicate emotional balance. Meanwhile, his wife Carrie (Leah Remini), though utterly feminine (and one of the sexiest women on television), uses the kind of no-nonsense rational approach that's usually a man's province. Add to this mix Carrie's father Arthur (Jerry Stiller), whose life as a fussy, self-absorbed retiree makes him more like their child than an adult, and you've got the building blocks for an excellent and durable show.

The first season of The King of Queens quickly found its voice with stories firmly rooted in the everyday world, rarely spinning off into absurdity--and why should it, when there's such a wealth of humor to be found in petty neuroses (when Doug gets assigned an attractive young woman as a trainee at work, he gets hurt when Carrie isn't remotely jealous), ill-advised scheming (to weasel out of a traffic ticket, Carrie agrees to go out on a date with the cop who pulled her over), and juggling obligations to friends and family (just about every episode). Brilliant comic bits abound; one classic moment features Doug and Carrie having a furious argument in absolute silence at a cello concert--a scene that fuses deft physicality, well-developed characters, and sheer silliness. The King of Queens is a delight. --Bret Fetzer

The King of Queens - The Complete Second Season
Like its characters, The King of Queens is a unpretentious but utterly dependable sitcom. Kevin James and Leah Remini, as blue-collar couple Doug and Carrie Heffernan, have the kind of chemistry that every sitcom craves (but far too few have). Layered on top of this solid foundation are the bizarre flights of Jerry Stiller as Arthur, Carrie's loud, paranoid, and combustible father. The second season has no overarching plotlines or recurring themes; it's just a compilation of excellent material, including Doug's ego inflating when a waitress flirts with him; Doug and Carrie squirming when their best friends ask them to be godparents; Doug discovering that Carrie compulsively cheats at games; and a flashback to when they first met. It's the attention to emotional detail that makes the show fly; James and Remini take the most mundane material--say, an argument over where to go for a vacation or how their marriage lacks romance--and turn the many ways in which couples cope into a pugnacious duet. Their sparring not only is funny, but consistently rings true as irrational but oh-so-common human behavior. The show pulls you in all the more because the Heffernans make up just as often as they fight, demonstrating one of the most functional marriages on television. It's meat-and-potatoes comedy, but sometimes nothing else will hit the spot. --Bret Fetzer

The King of Queens: The Complete Third Season
The third season of The King of Queens upholds the quality of the first two: Smart but unpretentious comedy based firmly in the daily lives of blue-collar couple Doug and Carrie Heffernan (Kevin James and Leah Remini) as they cope with their jobs, their friends, and sharing their home with Carrie's eccentric, obsessive father Arthur (Jerry Stiller). While dozens of mediocre sitcoms are built around fat guys implausibly married to sexy women, James and Remini have such chemistry and their characters are so well-crafted and complex that their marriage seems not only convenient for sitcom purposes but downright meant to be.

The show only goes astray when it goes for a gimmick. In one episode, Doug dreams of himself as Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners; while it's understandable for James to tip his hat to one of his idols, this belabored concept sucked all the humor out of the show. But when The King of Queens sticks to small, mundane troubles, the results are unfailingly delightful. For example, Doug becomes self-conscious about his weight when he discovers that Carrie buys his clothes at the Big & Tall Shop; Carrie is excited to go to lunch with some of the women lawyers at her firm, then humiliated when it turns out they didn't know she's a secretary; or Carrie admits she finds Doug's best friend Deacon (Victor Williams) hot. These events launch some wonderful farce, all the funnier because anyone can identify with the characters' insecurity and jealousy. This firm psychological grounding lets the series keep its footing as it dips into some deeper emotions, like the break-up of Deacon's marriage or an unexpected pregnancy. Because James and Remini keep their characters truthful in their most ridiculous moments, they keep us engaged and even moved as they enter what could be maudlin territory--plus, the writers never lose the opportunity for a sharp but telling joke along the way. The King of Queens makes sitcoms look easy, but the show's skillful balance of an ordinary world and fine-tuned humor is anything but. --Bret Fetzer

The King of Queens - The Complete Fourth Season
The fourth season of The King of Queens opens with a perfect example of how the show spins real life into farce: Delivery guy Doug and his sardonic wife Carrie (Kevin James and Leah Remini) want to get pregnant, but can't get Carrie's cantankerous father Arthur (Jerry Stiller) out of the house; the only solution their budget will allow is hiring a dog-walker named Holly (Nicole Sullivan) to take Arthur to the park. A more banal sitcom would conclude with Arthur's rage when he discovers the truth, but The King of Queens finds a grace note with Arthur and Holly beginning a genuine friendship. Which is not to say that The King of Queens goes for easy sentiment; some of the fourth season's best moments walk a distinctly unsentimental line. When Arthur goes into the hospital for a heart problem, Carrie discovers that he hid a college acceptance letter from her in order to keep her at home. While Arthur lies unconscious, Carrie wrestles with anger and grief--and, thanks to smart writing and Remini's deft performance, it's almost uncomfortably funny.

James, Remini, and Stiller form the sitcom equivalent of a rock'n'roll power trio--it's astonishing that so much comedy can come out of just three people. The King of Queens has solid supporting players (and, towards the end of this season, succumbs to the questionable trend of casting celebrity guest stars), but the skillful interplay between Doug, Carrie, and Arthur drives the vast majority of the show's stories. The fourth season has a handful of episodes that wallow in typical sitcom schtick, but it's impressive how many more episodes remain fresh, lively, and true to these vivid characters. Even an episode that flashes back to Doug and Carrie's wedding--a premise that usually guarantees a saccharine kiss of death--finds a balance of tartness and genuine warmth. Satisfying and well-crafted. --Bret Fetzer

The King of Queens: The Complete Ninth Season
The final season of The King of Queens sends this under-appreciated sitcom out with a bang. The season begins with several strong stand-alone episodes, including ones in which Doug (Kevin James) uses a tax refund to buy an ice cream truck; Carrie (Leah Remini) suspects that their best friends have managed to buy a vacation home by sponging off of her and Doug; Doug, after rescuing a chicken from being killed, becomes a vegetarian; Arthur (Jerry Stiller), eternally resplendent in argyle sweaters, asks Doug and Carrie for the money to get braces; and Adam Sandler (Punch Drunk Love) plays a high school friend of Doug's with a lot of repressed anger. But the season crescendos in a three-episode story that begins with Arthur preparing to get married again while Doug and Carrie's marriage crumbles when Carrie wants to move to an apartment in Manhattan. From there, the Heffernans' worst impulses run comically amok, demonstrating this show's long-standing strengths: The cheerful exploitation of all the character's bad behavior, be it Doug's selfishness, Carrie's envy, or Arthur's raging egomania; snowballing storylines that routinely end in entertaining disaster and humiliation; and the skillfully-honed interplay of the three leads. The supporting cast--including Doug's best friend Deacon (Victor Williams), the emotionally enmeshed roommates Spence (Patton Oswalt) and Danny (Gary Valentine), and needy dog-walker Holly (Nicole Sullivan)--all have their moments, but James, Remini, and Stiller are the show's engine, and it runs like a Maserati. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

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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248 of 257 people found the following review helpful
By travis
Format:DVD
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.

http://www.amazon.com/King-Queens-Complete-Kevin-James/dp/B000VECAE4/ref=sr_1_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1343634996&sr=1-3&keywords=king+of+queens

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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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
By BAH
Format:DVD
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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77 of 89 people found the following review helpful
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Such a great series...shows are so funny. I gave it four stars as I occasionally have problems with discs. Every once in a while the disc freezes or doesn't play at all. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Kevin P Coughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars This show is the best. Brilliant writing and acting
This show is the best. Brilliant writing and acting.
Published 2 days ago by clairemartha
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value!
Loved the Kings of Queens when it was on. This is a fantastic value for the entire series! The discs work great (so far).
Published 3 days ago by bradley watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT
Published 4 days ago by mikiej
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
exactly as pic and described
Published 5 days ago by Christina Gilkes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the series and the price!!!
Published 11 days ago by Jackie D. Ashcom
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and not funny
I don't like this show at all. It's boring and unfunny. I've tried watching it a few times, but it's really rubbish. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Charley Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars THE KING OF QUEENS IS KING
I liked 'Doug Heffernan' (Kevin James) when he was a guest star on 'Everybody Loves Raymond': a show which I enjoyed for many years. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Zephyra D. Skousen
5.0 out of 5 stars All time classic they don't make funny cute T
All time classic they don't make funny cute T.V shows like The King of Queens anymore!!! I will NEVER get tired of watching these shows over and over again!!!
Published 14 days ago by amy
3.0 out of 5 stars ... on top of one another which is a little annoying b/c they can get...
The only problem with this product is the dvd's are all stacked on top of one another which is a little annoying b/c they can get easily scratched and to get to the next disc in... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Ashley
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What makes this different than the release already?
This is a consolidated set with just the discs all stacked together in one giant spindle/hub in a single box while the other set is all the original individual season releases in a giant box set.
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