Munsters - The Complete Series

Munsters - The Complete Series

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Cast: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick

     
 

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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:
3,467

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!

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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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