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The Ultimate Seinfeld Collection...
on July 6, 2011
The Complete Series set for Seinfeld is easily the Ultimate set to own if you are a fan of the show. This set delivers on so many levels it is mind blowing. This easily is the must have set for any Seinfeld fan.
Seinfeld was a show that ran from 1990 - 1998 ( 9 seasons ). The show rarely had any sort of storyline in place, and when it did the storyline only ran a few episodes at most. Seinfeld beautifully executed a show basically about NOTHING! That's right. This show is about nothing... otherwise known as "every day life". Throw in some extremely well written comedy and very memorable characters, and it is no surprise that this show is up there as one of the great TV classics of all time. All the characters flow so well together, the most ridiculous things could happen and it is just downright hysterical. One of my personal favorites is when Jerry & the gang meet "Bizarro Jerry" like Superman and Bizarro Superman.
Anyhow, this boxset pays homage to this true classic of a show by going the extra mile with both presentation and quality. There are almost no CONS to this set. The set comes in a large 10.5 inches tall box with a picture of the main cast on the front. Inside the standup case is three items of interest
1. Seinfeld: The Coffee Table Book. As seen in Seinfeld, the epic Coffee Table book about Coffee Tables... this book essentially recreates that moment. It is hardbound book (Faux Leather I believe) with gold leaf and etchings on it. Inside is your complete Episode guide(laminated for protection) & a Full color book containing memorable quotes and moments from each episode in the show. It also contains bio's on the cast and a few extras such as letters to NBC about the show.
2. "The Round-Table" DVD found at the back of the Hardcover book; which is an hour long interview with the cast and creator
3. Faux Leather case for Seasons 1-5 & 6-9
Each disk has a color image of the staring cast on it and is held in a thin plastic disk-holder. The episodes are arranged by chronological order instead of air-date. Each disk contains additional bonus features; bonus features, alternative takes, etc.
As you can see this boxset is truly a COMPLETE edition. There is so much going on here it is amazing. The case and quality of the materials is outside and the set goes above and beyond to satisfy any die-hard fan of the show. The only real negative I see to this entire set is how the DVD's are stored. Each DVD is held in a thin(1/4 inch thick) plastic Disk holder flip book... 8 disks per side. Compared to the rest of the set this just seems very cheap and flimsy; especially after how much quality went into everything else. Despite my concerns, with just a little extra care when removing a disk, the set has held up exceptionally well over the past 2 years I have owned it.
OVERALL this set is just magnificent and happens to be the most beautiful DVD boxset that I own. While the price is a bit steep, I feel that this boxset is worth paying the extra $$ for. It truly is a complete set and does the show justice. 5 stars!!!
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