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The Lucille Ball Specials: Lucy Gets Lucky/Three for Two (2009)

Lucille Ball , Dean Martin , na  |  NR |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, Jackie Gleason
  • Directors: na
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: June 30, 2009
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,255 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A Double Feature Starring Lucille Ball with Dean Martin and Jackie Gleason

Following the long-running success of her Here s Lucy series, the inimitable Lucille Ball returned to television with a series of special programs, pairing her with other legendary performers.

LUCY GETS LUCKY finds the wacky redhead pulling out all the stops in Las Vegas to see her favorite entertainer, Dean Martin. Lucy gets a job working at the MGM Grand casino and high stakes hi-jinks follow.

THREE FOR TWO presents Lucy with the Great One, Jackie Gleason - combining their comedic talents for the first time - in a trio of comedy-dramas centered on the various aspects of marriage.

Bonus features include: LET S TALK TO LUCY, long-lost radio interviews with Dean Martin, bloopers, featurette with guest actor Gino Conforti, and rare Lucy footage.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE FIRST OF THE LUCILLE BALL SPECIALS! May 28, 2009
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This is the first Double DVD of The Lucille Ball Specials. I contacted MPI Home Video to find out if they are putting more of The Lucille Ball Specials on dvd, besides this one, and they said YES! Lucille Ball had 11 television specials between 1964 and 1980. I will briefly list them, for those who want to know, but MPI did not say which of the specials they are putting out on future dvd's, but I am hoping all of them! The specials are: 1.Mr.& Mrs.(w/Bob Hope)1964, 2.Lucy in London (w/Anthony Newley)1966, 3.Carol+2 (w/Carol Burnett) 1967, 4.Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (w/Art Carney) 1974, 5. Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast-Lucille Ball (w/dozens of stars) 1975, 6. Lucy Gets Lucky (w/Dean Martin) 1975, 7. Three for Two (w/Jackie Gleason) 1975, 8. What now Catherine Curtis? (w/Art Carney) 1976, 9. Lucy Calls the President (w/Vivian Vance and Gale Gordon) 1977, 10. Lucy Comes to Nashville (w/Barbara Mandrell) 1978 and 11. Lucy moves to NBC (w/ Bob Hope, Johnny Carson and many others) 1980.

This dvd features two of Lucy's television specials. The first being LUCY GETS LUCKY, which premiered on March 1, 1975. This special was filmed on location at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Lucy plays Lucy Collins, a huge fan of Dean Martin, who is determined to see Dean in person, even though his concert is completely sold out. When Lucy finds out Dean is doing a private performance at the MGM just for the employees, she naturally gets herself hired there and the trouble begins. The fun starts, when Dean has to save the hotel and Las Vegas from disaster! This special is one hour long and also guest stars her husband Gary Morton, Jackie Coogan along with many others.

The second television special of Lucy's on this dvd set is THREE FOR TWO, which premiered on December 3, 1975.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars <3 Lucy August 14, 2009
By A. May
I think the specials are amazing. I love them. I can't wait for the rest to come out! Picture is so clear, everything is wonderful. Stories are great, and of course Lucy is amazing! Not gonna lie, I usually buy DVD's for bonus features - & this one has tons! Lucy on the radio, Lucy on TV shows, Lucy's co-stars talking about Lucy - Working with Lucy, it's wonderful. FOR SURE worth it!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars one out of two isnt bad August 10, 2009
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Let me first say that I LOVE LUCY and have since I was old enough to watch tv. I grew up watching her shows, I own I LOVE LUCY the entire series as well as HERES LUCY boxed set and the first season of THE LUCY SHOW. I am glad I bought these specials but I am sorry to say they are not Lucy at her best by any means. The first special with Dean Martin was pretty good. I did enjoy it.That being said, THREE FOR TWO with Jackie Gleason was certainly another story. I am also a fan of Gleasons, I have all the sets of the HONEY MOONERS and watch them all the time, check out the color episodes now availible from MPI, they are very funny. this special is almost unwatchable,something I thought I would never say about these two major talents. I can not imagine what they where thinking didn't anyone read the script??? I understand they were going for something different. Lucille was'nt playing LUCY and I respect that, but if it was not for my admiration of the talent involved I never would have finished this program, yes it was that bad.the set does have some great extras though,and it is worth the price for the Dean Martin special alone
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all Lucy fans July 20, 2009
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This is a very special summer for Lucy fans. We are getting THE LUCY SOW and HERE'S LUCY both with their 1st season on dvd. But make sure to not bypass this excellent dvd that contains two specials Lucy did after HERE'S LUCY was off the air. Lucy did many specials of varying quality and even if these two aren't your favorite they are presented here in remastered brilliance and it is awesome to see the master at work in different material.

LUCY GETS LUCKY costars Dean Martin and runs like a long Lucy episode. It has some hilarious moments. The one very noticable thing is no laugh track. THREE FOR TWO teams Lucy with the great Jackie Gleason and interestingly at the time she chose to make this special a trio of drama vignettes and not comedy. They are not the best vehicles for the drama side of Lucy whe know is there but the special is very enjoyable and a mustt have for any true Lucy fans collection.

Even if you love both these specials, this dvd is a must buy just for the extras. It is overflowing with never before released material. Lucy at one time had a radio talk show and there are 2 episodes with guest Dean Martin. There is a lengthy interview with Gino Conforti, a frequent Lucy guest star with a long history with the comedy queen. He offers much insight into her as a person and as a professional. There is also rare footage and bloopers. Lucy fans will be thrilled with all this material.

I am thrilled with this dvd and thrilled to have these specials in my collection. I am greatly anticipating release of the others. Highly recommend this dvd.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must for dean martin fans July 8, 2009
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MPI has done a great job with this set. Even if these may not be two of your favorite Lucy shows, the bonus features are worth the price alone - two interviews with Dean, illustrated with many photos and some animation, and some outtakes with Dean from the special. Check it out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you're a Lucy fan you might want to add this to your collection....
Little disappointed in the writing and the plot of these. I'm a big fan of Lucy and wanted to see her acting with other heavyweights of that time period, but overall was pretty... Read more
Published 21 days ago by PCinVA
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best showcases for Lucy.
After 3 stellar TV series, and some really great films, you'd think Lucille Ball would have had her pick of the best writers and directors for her TV specials. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lawrence H. Stern
3.0 out of 5 stars The Lucille Ball Specials: Lucy Gets Lucky/Three for Two.
We have a nice collection out now of our dear Lucille Ball Specials, this is not my favourite however in saying that I still have it.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Barbara J. Petersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucy specials
Lucy had a lot of wonderful shows and her talent is fantastic she was definitely one of a kind I would recommend thus to anyone who loves Lucy
Published 4 months ago by nelly
5.0 out of 5 stars really cute movie
It is a cute show, and I wanted because my family and I was there when it was made, we were in the back ground in the lounge.
Published 13 months ago by kandra McFarland
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll be lucky, if you choose this video!
It's most unusual to see three of the best comedians working together, as we see here with Lucy, Dino & Jackie. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ms. Mermaid
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucy Gets Lucky is one of the best of the Lucille Ball Special. Three...
There was a real chemistry together with both of the specials! Dean Martin and Lucy have a great Chemistry in Lucy Gets Lucky. This is one of the best of the specials with Lucy. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Karl Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Great Specials
Just received my copy of Lucy Gets Lucky/Three For Two yesterday. I must say the specials are really good. I haven't seen them since they were first aired in the 1970's.
Published 21 months ago by Harry Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Unexpected Pleasures
I have never seen "Lucy Gets Lucky" and "Three for Two" so I decided to buy them and I was surprised. Both specials are really entertaining. Read more
Published on April 15, 2011 by Harry Carter
2.0 out of 5 stars Save your money
These "specials" are anything but. Despite the big names, both episodes are disappointing. The writing isn't funny, and the actors have no chemistry. Read more
Published on January 10, 2011 by L. Volpe
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