Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Now Available to Own on DVD and Digital -- The Kids in the Hall - The Complete Collection (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

"All Episodes Uncensored! PLUS - The Original Pilot, Season Compilations, & 'Death Comes To Town'


Do you love sketch comedy troupes?  If you do and you grew up in the 80's and 90's, then you were probably a fan of The Kids in the Hall, like I was love.  My oldest brother introduced me to the show as he would stay up late and watch it and I always wondered what he was watching, as he was laughing so loud and often.  Then, one night after SNL (Lorne Michaels discovered the 5 men that make up this great sketch comedy troupe), I stayed up a little later than usual and sat with my brother watching an episode he had recorded.  I found myself laughing uncontrollable at the sketches.  I could tell that they were edgy and not something you would see on mainstream channels.  My brother said he would talk about this show with his friends at school and that this was a popular show for both Canadian and American audiences.  These 5 guys tested the boundaries of comedy, never held back with their story lines, and were always hilarious.  There was nothing they weren't willing to say or hold their tongue on.  Maybe this is why it became so popular and is still enjoyed all these years later.  

This new DVD collection is filled with over 800 sketches that span the series' five seasons.  You will find beloved characters like the Chicken Lady and Cabbage Head, to my personal favorite and shown in the clip below, "Crushing Your Head."  

 If you are looking for a good laugh, or want to relive some of your favorite The Kids in the Hall sketch moments, then you will definitely want to pick up this new DVD collection.  This DVD collection includes every single episode of the 5 season series, along with the original pilot, season compilations as well as the 8-episode reunion series, "Death Comes to Town."    

I could go on and on about how great this new DVD collection, but if you are a fan of this iconic show, then you know just how great it is, and how it is a must have for any The Kids in the Hall fan.  So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to Mill Creek Entertainment today and order this DVD collection so that you can start watching all your favorite KITH sketches again and again.

More about his recent release:
"The groundbreaking five-man sketch comedy troupe discovered by SNL’s Lorne Michaels in the late 1980s took their blockbuster live shows from the packed performance spaces in and around Toronto, Canada and brought it right into the living rooms of Canadian and American audiences desperate for hilarious, edgy, timeless, REAL takes on who we are and what we think when we’re not trying to be polite. No subject is too sacred; no corner of the human experience is too strange or too scary to hide from the harsh but blisteringly funny comments KITH have to make on them.
Packed with over 800 sketches across the series’ five season run, this Complete Collection boasts beloved characters from the Chicken Lady and Cabbage Head to Crushing Your Head and Buddy Cole.  Hilarious and completely irreverent!
Enjoy now the ultimate fan experience packed with all 5 seasons - nearly 800 sketches including the original, rare pilot - the 8-episode reunion series DEATH COMES TO TOWN and a countless bonus features included commentary, biographies, live performances AND MORE!"
Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are Back at It in the New 6-DVD Collection from Mill Creek Entertainment - A Must Have for Fans of This Legendary Comedic Duo (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Growing up, I used to love watching Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis on television with my Dad.  Whenever he would get home from working a police detail, he would look to unwind and this legendary comedic duo was always his go-to entertainment.  He had recorded some of his favorite Colgate Comedy Hour episodes on VHS tapes, and we would pop one in and watch it while he ate his dinner.  Oh, how I loved that time with him, laughing and having fun.  You couldn't watch these two guys without walking away with a smile on your face.  Their stage presence is nothing that I have seen duplicated, as they had chemistry like no other comedians that came after them.  It didn't matter if they were performing for a television show, on stage or in a movie, you knew when you saw these two together or solo that you were going to be in for a fun night of laughs.

When I heard about this new 6-DVD collection from Mill Creek Entertainment, I had to tell my Dad as I knew he would be excited, and that he was.  He asked if I was getting a copy to review, and if not, he would buy so that when he and my Mom come to visit us, he would brig so we could watch some of the episodes together.  I told them I was being sent a copy and that I would be looking forward to dinner and a movie with him. :-)

I received this DVD along with a few other February releases from Mill Creek Entertainment, and couldn't wait to start watching them.  Even though I plan to watch these DVDs with my Dad, I had to relive some of my favorite Martin and Lewis memories.  I was surprised my husband had never seen them perform together.  He knew about and saw the Jerry Lewis telethons, but never knew these two comedic geniuses worked together.  So, I spent our date night last week sharing some of my favorite Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis episodes from the 6-DVD collection with him.  And, I am happy to report there is a new Dean and Lewis fan in our house. :-)  We can't wait for Friday to get here so that we can watch more of the DVDs, and laugh until our belly's hurt. :-)  

If you are a fan of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and grew up watching the perform on television and in movies, then you will want to pick up this new 6-DVD set to add to your collection.  

More about this new 6-DVD collection from Mill Creek Entertainment:
"Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis - the crooner and the clown. They were the best-known comedy duo of their day. When they performed, whether on stage, television, or in the movies, the sky was the limit and the laughter was endless.
This premium collection includes some of the finest film and television performances of this pair of comedians including:
  • 28 episodes from the Colgate Comedy Hour
  • 3 feature films starring Jerry Lewis (Don't Raise the Bridge Lower the River, Hook Line & Sinker, and 3 on a Couch)
  • 2 feature films starring Dean Martin (Who Was That Lady? and How To Save A Marriage & Ruin Your Life)"

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Fans of Benji Will Want to Get Their Hands on the New Benji - The Original Classic - Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Available Now! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

I was so excited when I heard that the folks at Mill Creek Entertainment were releasing Joe Camp's original classic, Benji, to DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital, as I knew two little girls would love this this wonderful movie.  Like I have shared in past blog posts, both of my girls are huge dog lovers.  Savannah I have to say is the biggest fan as she can't leave the house or go to bed without wearing some work of dog outfit or accessory.  I have lost count on how many puppy/doggy pants and shirts she has. And, don't get me started on socks and underwear.  :-) I have talked about Benji with the girls before -- usually when I see a dog that looks like the famous pup.  And, just the other day we were watching Annie from my childhood and Bella said that dog looks like Benji.  I couldn't believe she remembered the dog and matched its likeness to the dog in the movie we were watching.  The very next day the new Benji movie arrived on our doorsteps, and put a smile on the girls face.  I, too, was excited as I haven't seen this movie is years, and was up for sharing it with my girls for the first time.  
Usually I wait until Friday and the weekend to watch new movies we are sent for review with the girls, but how could I say "No" after seeing the puppy dog eyes of Benji on the front cover of the Blu-Ray/DVD we were sent to review.  And, I am so happy we made time to watch the movie as it brought back many fond memories of watching this movie with my parents and brothers growing up, and now I was able to share this heartwarming movie with my own girls.  And, they girls couldn't get enough of Benji.  Even though we have small (under 10 lbs.) rescue dogs, the girls always ask if we could get a big dog.  And, now, they want to get a lovable dog like Benji. Oh boy! :-)
Benji is a classic movie that will continue to warm the hearts of those both young and old who sit to watch this classic film.  We have come a long with dog movies, as most of the dog movies I watch now with the girls, the dogs are talking.  But, when you sit to watch Benji, you can't help but fall in love all over again with the simple story, and oh so adorable floppy-eared pup.
In addition to this new high-definition, widescreen restored film, there are also some great bonus featured included.  You will find commentary by Joe and Brandon Camp, the original theatrical trailer, as well as a photo gallery.  There is also two fun behind-the-scenes featurettes - The Phenomenon of Benji and Benji at Work -- that are not to be missed.  We have only had this movie for about a week, but have already watched it twice - once at home, and once while out and about in the car.  My girls have fallen in love with Benji, and I have found myself loving the new Benji memories I am making with my girls. :-)
More about this new release:
"The movie that catapulted Benji into international stardom. The #3 movie of the year in its original release. A unique motion picture all told from the heart and soul of a dog.
Benji is the gripping story of a vagabond dog struggling to communicate something he’s seen to humans. Humans who need to know but cannot grasp the concept that a dog could possibly help. A story of frustration and persistence, of love and suspense. And the first time ever that a dog has actually acted on the screen. Expressed emotion. And done it so very well that we, the audience, completely understand everything Benji is thinking and doing, every turn and twist, without a word of dialog being spoken."
  • All New 35mm Film Restoration & Transfer
  • Specially produced BONUS FEATURES will include commentary by creator Joe Camp and son Brandon Camp
  • Golden Globe Winner and Oscar®-nominee for Best Original Song – “Benji’s Theme (I Feel Love)”

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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