Munsters - The Complete Series

The Munsters - The Complete Series

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Director: Charles Barton, Charles R. Rondeau, David Alexander, Don Richardson

Cast: Charles Barton, Charles R. Rondeau, David Alexander, Don Richardson

     
 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
It's a retro-TV conundrum: The Addams Family or The Munsters? Both premiered in 1964, lasted two seasons, and were consigned to the TV graveyard within a week of each other. But while The Addams Family was more sophisticated and wickedly funny, The Munsters was much more kid friendly. Father Herman (Fred Gwynne) isn't a monster; he's just built that way. The childlike, Frankensteinian behemoth is oblivious to the fact that his mere appearance scares everyone silly. Herman got the show's biggest laughs by simply engaging in everyday paternal activities, such as playing baseball. What kid doesn't fantasize having a dad who could hit a baseball seven blocks, as Herman does in "Herman the Rookie" -- guest star Leo Durocher exclaims, "I don't know whether to sign him with the Dodgers or send him to Vietnam." The series, from the creators of Leave It to Beaver, puts a macabre spin on the traditional all-American sitcom family, with vampira mom Lily (Yvonne De Carlo), batty Grandpa (Al Lewis), and wolfboy Eddie (Butch Patrick). Also sharing the Munster home at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is beautiful niece Marilyn, whose normal appearance the family pities. This first season is a real scream, with such series benchmark episodes as "A Walk on the Mild Side," in which insomniac Herman's nighttime strolls terrorize the populace. Lending support throughout the season is a gallery of beloved TV faces, including Paul Lynde and Sid Melton ("Rock-a-Bye Munster"), Richard Deacon ("Pike's Pique"), Gavin MacLeod ("The Sleeping Cutie"), Harvey Korman ("Family Portrait"), Billy Mumy ("Come Back, Little Googie"), and Don Rickles ("Dance with Me, Herman"). The Munsters was not created to win Emmys, and it's nice to see that, thanks to DVD, less distinguished, but fondly remembered series such as this don't have to stay buried.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2008
UPC:
0025192006005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
19:18:00
Sales rank:
7,377

Special Features

"Family Portrait" Episode in Full Color!; Unaired Pilot episode; Feature-length move - Munster, Go Home; Feature-length Movie The Munsters' Revenge; America's First Family of Fright! An in-depth examination of the cast, the show, and their place in television history; ; Fred Gwyne: More Than a Munster: A behind-the-makeup look at the multi-talented Fred Gwynne; ; Yvonne De Carlo: Gilded Lily: A look at how Yvonne DeCarlo grew into the role that defined her; ; Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa: Follow his rise from comedian stage actor to television icon and political activist!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred Gwynne Actor,Charlie Munster,Johann
Arch Johnson Mr. Taggert
Bert Freed Dennison
Bill Mumy Googie Miller
Brian Nash Galen Livingston Stewart
Charles Bateman Chester Skinner
Charles Lane Holmes
Charles Robinson Alan Benson
Charlie Ruggles Charlie Wiggens
Cliff Norton Police Chief Harris
Dave Ketchum Emcee
David Macklin Phil
Dayton Allen Dr. Willoughby
Dom DeLuise Dr. Dudley
Don "Red" Barry Ted
Don Haggerty Haskell
Dorothy Green Mrs. Kingsley
Elliott Reid Dr. Baxter
Emmaline Henry Gwendolyn
Frank Evans Bill
Frank Gorshin Fair Deal Dan
Frank Maxwell Desk Sergeant,Coach Denhan
Gavin MacLeod Paul Newmar
Gene Blakely Big Leo
Gilbert Green Mr. Brubaker
Harvey Korman Lennie Bates,Prof. Gearhart von Fagenspahen,Dr. Leinbach
Henry Beckman Leadfoot Baylor,Husband
Herbert Rudley Capt. Halbert
J. Edward McKinley Mayor Handley,Murdock
Jackie Minty Jack McGinly
Jane Withers Pamela Thornton,Fanny Pike
Jesse White J.R. Finlatter
Joan Staley Clara Mason
Joe de Santis Lou
John Carradine Mr. Gateman
John Fiedler Warren Bloom
John Hoyt Barney Walters,George Spelvin
John Hubbard Duke Ramsay
Joyce Jameson Lou,Miss Valentine
Kenny Lynch Mr. Kemper
Lee Bergere Ramon
Lennie Weinrib Freddie
Leo Durocher Himself
Linda Watkins Lydia Gardner
Linden Chiles Tom Daly
Louis Nye Zombo
Maurice Manson Mr. Grover
Ned Romero Wonga
Pat Buttram Pop Mallory
Paul Lynde Doctor Dudley,Dr. Dudley,Dr. Edward Dudley
Paul Reed Henry J. Fregosi
Philip Ober Dr. Wilkerson
Richard Deacon Borden T. Pike
Robert Strauss Nightclub Manager
Roger C. Carmel Laszlo Brastoff
Roger Perry Ted Bradley
Rory Stevens Boris
Standells Themselves
Val Avery Commissar,Marty
Vinton Hayworth Bank Manager
Willis B. Bouchey Mr. Bradley,Judge
Woodrow Parfrey Petrie
Yvonne De Carlo Actress
Lewis Actor
Alex Gerry Pops Murdock
Alice Backes Nurse Fairchild
Alvy Moore Dr. Grant
Bartlett Robinson Curtis
Barton MacLane Big Roy
Benny Rubin Tom Fong
Bill Dugan Fellow
Brian Corcoran Sandy Baylor
Buddy Lewis Mr. Leonard
Caryl Rowe Nurse Fairchild
Chet Stratton Clyde Thornton,The Man,Mr. Haggerty
Claire Carleton Yolanda Cribbins
Dan Tobin Reginald Stubbs
Dick Simmons Mr. Balding
Digby Wolfe The Director
Don Edmonds Frank Colson
Don Keefer Dr. Elliott
Don Rickles Happy Havemeyer
Doris Singleton Mrs. Andrews
Douglas Evans Clarence
Ed Peck Willard
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch Himself
Elvia Allman Mrs. Harkness
Foster Brooks Admiral
Francis de Sales Mr. Foster
Fred Beir Chip Johnson
George Petrie Prof. Hansen
Grant Williams Dick Prince
Herbie Faye Rod
Jean Willes Mrs. Cartwright
Jerome Cowan Ted Thatcher
Joan Swift Nurse,Secretary
Joe Scott Jerry
John Abbott Dr. Victor Frankenstein IV
Joseph Mell Hansen
Karen Flynn Louisa
Ken Osmond John
Larry Blake Desk Sergeant
Lee Kruger Al
Len Lesser Manikoo
Leonard Yorr Valery
Lois Roberts Irving
Louise Glenn Telephone Operator
Mabel Albertson Agnes Daly
Marilynn Lovell Mrs. Dudley
Michael Petit Charlie
Neil Hamilton Malcolm
Nolan Leary Judge
Norman Grabowski Winthrop
Pat Harrington Mr. Thatcher,Sonny Harkness
Patricia Woodell Miss Thompson
Paul "Mousie" Garner Fingers
Rian Garrick Corbett
Richard Hale Uncle Gilbert
Ronnie Dapo Roger,Boy #1
Russ Conway Mr. Miller
Stuart Nisbet Father
Walter Brooke John Stewart
Walter Burke Alfred Swanson
Warren Parker Ted
Wendy Cutler Sally
William Phipps Hank
"Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom Big Louie
Barbara Babcock Miss Guthrie
Barry Kelley Commissioner Ludlow
Bryan O'Byrne Calvin,Uriah
Butch Patrick Actor
Curt Barrett Fisherman
Dennis Cross 1st Policeman
Diane Courtney Arlene Farber
Dick Wilson Al
Duncan McLeod Ben
Eddie Ryder Father
Eddy Donno Mechanic
Edward Mallory Jack,Young Man
Eileen O'Neill Ann Carter
Felix Locher Powatuma
Forrest Lewis Motel Manager
Frank Wilcox Albert Daly
Gary Owens Dick Willet,Zombo's Announcer
Gene Darfler Charlie Hodges
Helen Kleeb Woman,Manager's Wife
Herb Armstrong Mike
Iris Adrian Woman
Irwin Charone Lester,Mr. Howell
Jack Bernardi Scotty
Jackie Joseph Woman
John Lawrence Gregor
Johnny Silver Jerry,Blinky
Kelton Garwood Hermit
Lee Henry The Roustabout
Lenore Shanewise Elmire
Marge Redmond Miss Hazlett,Mrs. Stewart
Mary Mitchel Dorothy Harkness
Michael Blodgett Jim
Mike Barton Frank
Mike Mazurki Leo "Knuckles" Kraus
Monroe Arnold The Director
Nina Shipman Girl
Olan Soule Bailiff
Pat McCaffrie Spengler,2nd Policeman
Pat Rosson Walt
Rand Brooks The Man
Richard Lane Announcer
Richard Poston Doctor
Richard Reeves 1st Policeman,Gil Craig
Robert Easton Moose Mallory
Robert Morgan Police Officer
Roy Roberts Mr. Morgan
Sammy Shore Vic
Sid Melton Diamond Jim
Vito Scotti Voice of Ancient Rome Reporter
William O'Connell Bank Clerk
Adele Claire Secretary
Alma Murphy Little Old Lady
Bella Bruck Ninotchka,Momma
Beverly Owen Actress
Bill Quinn Attendant,Mr. White
Bing Russell Ranger
Bonnie Franklin Janice
Charlie Callas Lefty
Dick Winslow Seymour Farber
Donald Dillaway Man
Dort Clark Mr. Andrews
Elsie Baker Woman
Henry Hunter The Mayor
Jackie Coogan Young Man
Jan Arvan Poppa
Jimmy Stiles Billy
Joe Quinn Police Officer
Johnny Jacobs TV Announcer
Kathleen O'Malley The Wife
Ken Hunt Catcher
Lenore Kingston Woman
Leonard P. Geer Cowpoke
Lesley-Marie Colburn Girl
Lurene Tuttle Mrs. Morton
Mike Gordon Patrolman Finkel
Peter Robbins Elmer Dudley
Pitt Herbert Williams
Robert Cornthwaite Mr. Parker
Sally Frei Indian Girl
Sarah Ross Dancer
Simon Scott Wilbur Kingsley
Ted Eccles Wilbur
Tom McBride Mr. Hazlett
Walter Woolf King Mr. Hadley,George Washington
Zalman King The Beard
Al Checco Duke Feinberg (Bartender)
Audrey Swanson Teller
Bill Couch Man
Dave Willock Harry
Hoke Howell Reporter #1
Jack Grinnage Mr. Walpole
Jefferson County Daniel Boone,Fred Gwynne's double
Jim Gruzal Patrolman Ball
Jimmy Cross Beasley
Jimmy Lennon Ring Announcer
Joe Brooks 1st Workman
Joe Devlin Police Sergeant
Justin Smith Doctor
Kimberly Beck Little Girl
Michael F. Blake Child
Monty Margetts Anna Farber
Murray Alper 2nd Man
Pat Priest Actress
Penny Kunard Fan
Ralph Smiley Reporter
Ray Montgomery Man #1
Richard Jury Man on Train
Than Wyenn Legionnaire Captain
Tom Curtis Doorman
Tommy Farrell Assistant
Vicki Draves Cindy

Technical Credits
Charles Barton Director
Charles R. Rondeau Director
David Alexander Director
Don Richardson Director
Earl Bellamy Director
Ezra Stone Director
Gene Reynolds Director
Jerry Paris Director
Joseph Pevney Director
Lawrence Dobkin Director
Norman Abbott Director
Richard Baer Director
Seymour Berns Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Munsters: Season One
1. Bonus Unaired Pilot Episode [2:48]
2. Munster Masquerade [8:19]
1. Meet the Folks [2:48]
2. Who Are The Munsters? [8:19]
3. At the Party [11:00]
4. Invited In [3:19]
1. A Wonderful Evening [2:46]
2. Love Potion [10:58]
3. The Wrong Recipient [9:52]
4. Animal Magnetism [1:50]
1. Dead On Your Feet [2:21]
2. Monster Talk [13:15]
3. The Midnight Marauder [8:29]
4. Insomnia Cured [1:22]
1. Having a Baby [3:01]
2. Ask Dr. Dudley [10:34]
3. Used Cars [10:00]
4. Happy Birthday [1:50]
1. Underground Draft [3:01]
2. Breaking Into the Cellar [10:34]
3. Shafted by the Pikes [10:00]
4. It's in the Blood [1:50]
1. Trying to Lose Weight [2:48]
2. Physical Examination [8:19]
3. Special Diet [11:00]
4. Munster In Uniform [3:19]
Disc #2 -- Munsters - Season One
1. Tin Can Man [1:41]
1. Eddie's Flunking [1:41]
2. Second Chance [11:29]
3. The Science Fair [10:37]
4. A New Project [1:38]
2. Herman The Great [11:29]
1. Tying Knots [1:41]
2. The Masked Marvel [11:29]
3. Throwing the Match [10:37]
4. A Real Hero [1:38]
3. Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie [10:37]
1. One of Those Days [1:41]
2. Herman's Twin Brother [11:29]
3. A No-Good Phony [10:37]
4. It Better Be Good [1:38]
4. Autumn Croakus [1:38]
1. Mail-Order Bride [1:41]
2. One Foot In The Grave [11:29]
3. Sign The Papers [10:37]
4. The Black Widow [1:38]
5. The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster [:01]
1. Dead Tired [1:41]
2. A Regular Monster [11:29]
3. Robbing the Bank [10:37]
4. Good to be Back [1:38]
1. Turning Water Into Gas [1:41]
2. Gas Pills and Sleeping Potions [11:29]
3. The Oil Prince [10:37]
4. Off the Market [1:38]
1. The Average Family [1:41]
2. Chose by Statistics [11:29]
3. Getting the Shot [10:37]
4. Laughing It Off [1:38]
Disc #3 -- Munsters: Season One
1. Grandpa Leaves Home [3:41]
1. Going for Good [3:41]
2. He'll Be Back [8:39]
3. Night Club Count [11:13]
4. Back With The Family [1:50]
5. Chapter 5 [:01]
2. Herman's Rival [8:39]
1. Overdrawn [1:58]
2. Lily Gets A Job [11:25]
3. Reading Palms [11:04]
4. Holding Hands [:59]
3. Grandpa's Call of the Wild [11:13]
1. Going Camping [3:41]
2. The Great Outdoors [8:39]
3. Running With the Pack [11:13]
4. De-Wolfed [1:50]
4. All Star Munster [1:50]
1. Kicked Out of College [3:41]
2. A Full Scholarship [8:39]
3. Fair Play [11:13]
4. Moose and Marilyn [1:50]
5. If a Martian Answers, Hang Up [:01]
1. Herman the Ham Operator [3:41]
2. Kid Stuff [8:39]
3. End of the World [11:13]
4. Rude Earthlings [1:50]
1. Think Eddie's Home [3:41]
2. Call Me "Shorty" [8:39]
3. Growth Potion [11:13]
4. No More Of Grandpa's Ideas [1:50]
1. School Pet Fair [3:41]
2. Spoiled Bat [8:39]
3. Sold To Science [11:13]
4. Mistaken Identity [1:50]
Disc #4 -- Munsters - Season One
1. Don't Bank On Herman [3:00]
1. Trust Me [3:00]
2. A Simple Withdrawal [9:07]
3. Caught Making a Deposit [11:41]
4. The Mystery Men [1:39]
2. Dance With Me, Herman [9:07]
1. Parents' Night Invitation [3:00]
2. Dancing Lessons [9:07]
3. Out of Rhythm [11:41]
4. Better at His Own Game [1:39]
3. Follow That Munster [11:41]
1. Moonlighting [3:00]
2. Detective Academy [9:07]
3. Chasing Yourself [11:41]
4. Can't Evil [1:39]
4. Love Locked Out [1:39]
1. Social Requirements [3:00]
2. Party 'Til Dawn [9:07]
3. Marriage Counseling [11:41]
4. Fun at Home [1:39]
5. Come Back, Little Googie [:01]
1. Eddie's Playmate [3:00]
2. Practical Jokester [9:07]
3. Monkey Business [11:41]
4. Bad Companion [1:39]
1. Eddie's Music [3:00]
2. The Standells [9:07]
3. Gettin' Groovy [11:41]
4. Back To Normal [1:39]
1. Herman Gets Promoted [3:00]
2. Open House [9:07]
3. Home Is Our Castle [11:41]
4. The Original Owners [1:39]
Disc #5 -- Munsters: Season One
1. Movie Star Munster [3:04]
1. Insurance Fraud [3:04]
2. Staged Accident [12:13]
3. Hollywood Herman [8:30]
4. Taking Care of Business [1:38]
2. Herman The Rookie [12:13]
1. Fly Ball [3:04]
2. A Business Proposition [12:13]
3. Tryouts With the Pros [8:30]
4. Here We Go Again [1:38]
3. Country Club Munsters [8:30]
1. First Prize Winner [3:04]
2. A Membership At the Club [12:13]
3. Overclubbed [8:30]
4. Keep Up the Chip SHOT [1:38]
4. Love Comes To Mockingbird Heights [1:38]
1. Hitting the Jackpot [3:04]
2. A Golden Opportunity [12:13]
3. Prince Charming [8:30]
4. The Shocking Truth [1:38]
5. Mummy Munster [:01]
1. A Great Discovery [3:04]
2. Nice Place To Nap [12:13]
3. Rise and Shine [8:30]
4. Wild Assignment [1:38]
1. A Useful Contribution [3:04]
2. Landing a Job [12:13]
3. Getting Jealous [8:30]
4. How the Other Half Lives [1:38]
1. Talent Night [3:04]
2. Magic Slippers [12:13]
3. Tough Act To Follow [8:30]
4. Playing Tricks [1:38]
Disc #6 -- Munsters: Season One
1. Herman's Happy Valley [2:51]
1. Vacation Time Again [2:51]
2. A Real Ghost Town [10:55]
3. Back from the Dead [9:08]
4. No Place Like Home [2:33]
2. Hot Rod Herman [10:55]
1. The Drag Races [2:51]
2. Fixing Up The Family Coach [10:55]
3. "Drag-u-la" [9:08]
4. Loosened Up [2:33]
3. Herman's Raise [9:08]
1. Demanding a Raise [2:51]
2. Fired? [10:55]
3. All Washed Up [9:08]
4. You're So Forceful [2:33]
4. Yes, Galen, There Is a Herman (aka) My Friend Herman [2:33]
1. Herman to the Rescue [2:51]
2. Telling Tall Tales [10:55]
3. Face to Face [9:08]
4. We Believe You [2:33]
Disc #7 -- Munsters: Season Two
1. Herman's Child Psychology [25:47]

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The Munsters - The Complete Series 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I used to watch the Munsters after school when I was a kid & laughed just as hard now as I did then! I told my husband & son about them, so we got the series and they keep watching them over and over!
Bobzie More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed watching the re-runs when they use to be shown--but now I can watch them whenever I want. I have only one word to describe the set of DVDs---Great!!
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