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Gilligan's Island 9 DVDs
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
To anyone thinking of buying the complete series, there are two versions: the 9-disc double sided version and the 17-disc version which was made last year. In my case I made sure I was buying the 17 disc version and what was more interesting -at the time of this review- is that is HALF the price of the inferior 9 disc version(who would want the double sided discs when you can get the single sided cheaper? duh). The color episodes look great considering it's an almost 50 year old show and the packaging is the spindle kind where the disc are all in the middle of the case with a disc on each side of the tray. Great show for people into nostalgia or just miss the days when they grew up watching this show on reruns in the 70s and 80s like me. Worth buying... the 17 disc version that is!
2.) Special Features
We have not had this much clean fun since forever! The Gillian's Island series is wonderful for the whole family. I never watched Gillian's Island much as a child but my fourteen year old just loves it. So as a Christmas gift this year I looked over hundreds of dvds looking for the best one and found this treasure. Alex so was excited on Christmas morning! We watched theses dvds every day and are still on the first season. We all love sitting and watching Gillian. My seven year old didn't think he would like it because there are a lot of the episodes in black and white but he loves just as much if not more then my oldest does! Even my husband who doesn't watch tv at all sits and watches Gillian's Island with us. I love that this so is clean. No vulgar language or unwanted obscene cast members. Just good wholesome clean fun for the whole family! I just wish there were more shows like this in today's world. The whole world can use a few more shows and people like Gillian!
1.)Cherished characters and their loveable antics come to life once again in this wonderful DVD set. Got the blues? Had a rough day? Need something to take your mind off everything else? Well, this is the medicine! Even (and perhaps especially) if you were not fortunate enough to enjoy this series in its prime, you can rest assured that the totally diverse and awesome group of folks who end up on the island will bring lots of smiles and loads of laughs! And, hey...what's not to love about a grumpy, but good-hearted and often fallible Skipper (Alan Hale, Jr.), a superlatively goofy, clumsy, yet entirely loveable first mate (Bob Denver), a very rich yet incredibly endearing aristocrat couple (Jim Backus and Natalie Schaeffer), a MOVIE STAR (the beautiful Tina Louise), a professor who knows a lot about everything but little about many things (Russell Johnson) and an every-day sweetie who can cook anything that moves or doesn't and you WILL like it (Dawn Wells)! The variety of exceptional writers and directors bring the group and island to life in a fashion that makes you wish YOU were there! So buy it...and GO there!
2.)Great to have this set at a great price! (I picked it up for $26.99). This set used to hover around the hundred dollar mark, so when I saw it for such a low price I snatched it up. The funny thing was, I saw all three season sets at Target for $9.99 each and snatched them up prior to finding the lower price boxed set here at Amazon. I returned the season sets because I wanted the Complete Series Box. The funny thing is, Season Three does not come in the "fat" DVD case like the retail version I picked up at Target, and like the other 2 seasons enclosed in the box set. Season 3 comes in a standard size DVD case with a multiple disc insert to hold all five discs. It just seems strange that the manufacturer would have a different version of Season 3 for retail than for the box set, when the other two seasons seems to be the same ones that I returned to Target.
3.)The only explanation I could figure out for the revised Season 3 packaging is that the manufacturer is using the boxes designed for the original release of this title which had double sided discs originally packaged in cardboard type boxes that pulled out from the slip case to hold the discs. Possibly, the current configuration of the two "fat" cases and the single standard case fit in the same specs without redesigning the original case. Seasons One & Two both have six discs each, while Season Three only has five, so it is only logical that the last season would need less room.
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