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The Marx Brothers Collection (Documentary)


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  • Actors: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman, Melinda Marx, Tuulikki Woods, Betina Consolo
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Passport
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PI3UQS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Marx Brothers Collection (Documentary)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

This 5-disc set captures the antics of the incomparable Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo - and even Gummo - in rare film clips, radio shows, and the pilot to Groucho's legendary "You Bet Your Life" TV show.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jerry C. Stanaway on July 10, 2009
Format: DVD
This is a great collection of seldom-seen Marx Brothers footage. TV shows, commercials, interviews, newsreels, etc. The previous edition of this set got some bad reviews for not having any complete Marx Brothers movies but those movies are available elsewhere. Any serious Marx Brothers fan or collector should be pleased to have all of this rare material in one box set.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robin LaVair on December 13, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I do not buy dvds for the extras in them as I have heard people do. I'm not much on documentaries but if you enjoy the Marx Brothers, and have all their movies you still don't have it all. This collection is the best to add to your collection. There are pilots that has never been seen complete and uncut. Home movies and even radio shows. I'm glad I got it and if you like The Marx Brothers you would be glad you had it to.
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I normally would never review a DVD set I've never watched, and I've frequently criticized other Amazon reviewers for doing this. However, this one time I think it's justified because this DVD set has the EXACT SAME TITLE as another DVD set by another company. Several years ago I bought this one by mistake.

The "The Marx Brothers Collection" by Warner Home Video includes seven complete Marx Brothers movies, including "A Night at the Opera" and "A Day at the Races". The other "Marx Brothers Collection" by Passport Video is an assortment of public domain odds and ends with appearances by different Marx Brothers. It has NO complete movies.

I accidentally bought the "Passport Video" set on another web site because the product description (put there automatically by the site, not the seller) included a quote from a review that read "'Opera' is the prize jewel here". Due to the confusion of two very different DVD sets with identical titles, the web site got them mixed up. I re-sold my set unopened for a fraction of what I had paid for it. (Unlike the seller I bought from, I wrote the product description myself and described the contents clearly so that bidders are not misled like I was.)

Another flaw of the Passport Video set is that it's padded to fill more discs than necessary. All the material on the five discs could have easily fit on two discs.

Kudos to Amazon for adding the word "Documentary" to the product's title to help distinguish it from the other, more desirable "Marx Brothers Collection". The word "documentary" was NOT always in the title, and is not on other sites, and certainly is not on the package itself.
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