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Bad Packaging and Special Features,
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This review is from: Marilyn the Premiere Collection (DVD)
There is nothing wrong with the actual films, as long as you adore Marilyn Monroe.
Unfortunately, no matter how well the seller packs this item or how new it is, it will arrive already damaged. The exterior will look perfect but the discs inside, will almost always be loose. In my case, 14 out 17 discs were loose and all were scratched. And being that it is not the seller's fault, but the manufacturer, I don't see how anything could be done. So it may be somewhat of a risk to purchase, depending on how roughly the Post Office handles it.
A plus on the packaging is the magazine cover article titles pertaining to each film listed- "All About Eve-Do you have a secret admirer?" "Some Like It Hot- How to spice up your relationship".
An oversight on Fox's part is that on the back of the dvd set, there is a disc image of a film not included, River of No Return.
Overall, the packaging is visually attractive but cheap.
The films included:
Volume 1 1950-1952
All About Eve
As Young As You Feel
Let's Make It Legal
Volume 2 1952-1953
O. Henry's Full House
We're Not Married
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
How to Marry a Millionaire
Volume 3 1954-1961
There's No Business Like Show Business
The Seven Year Itch
Some Like It Hot
Let's Make Love
This set includes her main films but excludes River of No Return and The Prince and the Showgirl, along with many of the small role films she appeared in. It would have been nice to see Love Happy and the remaining footage of her final film, Something's Got to Give, included in this set.
Each disc includes special features. However, they are particularly random and unorganized. Some have only commentary. Some have only movie trailers for Marilyn's films bunched together on one disc. Also, way out of place, is the preview of the Diamond Collection, which came out years ago. It just seems like the special features section was thrown together. Few coincide with the films they are featured with.
If you'd like to add Marilyn to your collection, this is a nice cheap set for 17 films. Otherwise, it's really nothing new, unorganized, and incomplete. I'll be waiting for Fox to release a complete set with better packaging and special features.
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Initial post: Dec 7, 2012 2:11:30 PM PST
P Brassinga says:
Not to pick on your review in particular, however maybe you could shine a light on why the "Amazon" product page states the item is Blu-ray , yet every review states under your name and above the actual review " This review is from: Marilyn the Premiere Collection (DVD)". Is this or all the reviews in regard to "DVD" or Blu-ray? Just not to convinced which of the two I,am planning on buying lookink at this page. Thanks
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