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Marilyn Monroe (10 Disc Collection)
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6. VOL 6) There's No Business Like Show Business
7. VOL 7) River of No Return
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The product came fast and in new pristine condition, no broken spindles or scratches due to being loose in the case. The dvds did have very slight markings, not affecting play, but due to the way the dvds sit on the spindle and pick up the back side of the double flip dvd holders. Not a problem.
The case does have a strong petroleum odor but I am used to that as I order alot of Box sets from Millcreek ent. Not a problem.
Now for the heart of the problem; the subtitles! Well I could not remove the Korean subtitles with the built in menu in the dvd, doesn't work! But wait, If your dvd remote has a subtitle button that will work. I tried it on all the 10 movies, including the last dvd which is an HBO movie of 2 hours+ with actors playing a bio on Marilyn not a documentary.
I checked all the movies to make sure they loaded and that the chapters worked properly, they all do but all have only 8 chapters and those that have a preview as a special feature of the movie will move into it on the 9th chapter click.
I have only seen 2 of the dvds completely, "Niagara" and "The 7 year itch" both are excellent copies. All the others in color are excellent with the older black & whites are very good.
I did notice that on Niagra as the camera pans left and right for an extended period you get a slight hesitation, but not enough to keep one from enjoying the movie.Read more ›
So don't listen to the other reviews, and don't panic. All these DVD's are fine.
I'm a value buyer, so if a movie collection contains a few misfires as well as a few classics, that isn't enough for me to avoid it if the good movies are good enough. And mostly, in this collection they are, and it represents most-but-not-all of Marilyn Monroe's work for Fox during the 1950s.
In chronological order, and kicking off, is "Monkey Business," a screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks starring Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant as a middle-aged couple who encounter a youth serum; Marilyn is the spacey secretary in a small role. Some will like the next film on deck, but to me "Don't Bother to Knock" is a trifle, also "Niagara" with Joseph Cotten, and Marilyn in her last non-superstar role. Hawks as director is back for the smash hit "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," in which Marilyn and Jane Russell are just wonderful as showgirls who remain best friends despite the ups and downs of boyfriends. That movie's most memorable sequence is probably the one Madonna stole (Here it's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," not 'Material World.') "How to Marry a Millionaire" was Fox's first CinemaScope (widescreen) comedy, and with Marilyn, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall as stars, how could we go wrong? But 1954's "There's No Business Like Show Business" doesn't quite work: there are those who find this pastiche of Irving Berlin tunes wound around the story of a Vaudevile family trite and tasteless, and others who simply can't warm up to it. "(We're Having a) Heat Wave" is probably the best known musical number in this flick, and certainly the best featuring Marilyn.
"River of No Return" was Fox's attempt to broaden Marilyn's scope, and this adventure story set in the Canadian wilderness was the way to do it.Read more ›
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EXCELLENT , I WOULD LIKE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE IF YOU HAVE IT ,, PLEASE CONTACT ME , IF U DO , THANK YOU , !!!Published 2 months ago by Susan
It's missing The prince and the Showgirl, that what not added to the list. Great product of MM classics.Published 11 months ago by fabiola oropeza
This DVD set is very good, if you don't mind subtitles it is very good.Published 11 months ago by Michael T. Lewis
The case it comes with does not put the disks around plastic , they come in little sleeves with soft padding in them . Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mrs.Hayworth