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In Living Color - Seasons 1-5
All five seasons are brand new and factory sealed
||Jim Carey, Daman Wayons, Marlon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson|
|Number of Discs:
||20th Century Fox|
|DVD Release Date:
||March 25, 2008|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 31 reviews|
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48 of 49 found the following review helpful:
Copyright ruins the value of this setMar 06, 2010
By John C
I would give this a five-star review, but upon watching it and seeing my favorite skits and most especially the music videos edited out, I feel ripped-off to the point I think my money is better spent on watching what's missing on youtube or finding old tapes.
IF you can get over the fact that there have been edits to the DVDs with the missing music videos cut completely and other skits edited (especially the super bowl special), then you can enjoy this. For someone whose enjoyment nostalgia is ruined by the cheapskates who refuse to pay copyrights for the parodies and to let us enjoy the raw humor that defined this magnificent series, I can't enjoy it as much as I wish I did.
Otherwise, this is okay for now.
11 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Good TV Show, but sadly dated and heavily butchered by censors.Feb 05, 2010
By Ummm no
The series is from the early 1990's so i wonder if many younger people will appreciate the jokes. Comical quips about reagan, bush sr., exxon valdez, etcetera.
the comedy is rather raw, meaning the show was fundamentally built around making something funny, not politically correct.
sadly that and copyrights butchered the series.
the musical performances at the end of the show are on the disc, but i can't remember enough of the show to tell what else is missing.
a quick wiki look and online search can answer far better than i, but i will say that one of the funniest sketches was demolished. there is a sketch called men on film.
that skit is about two homosexual men reviewing various things, and in this case, they are commenting on a super bowl game during half time. the performance was done live and was extremely funny, but offensive to some celebrities. it also grabbed a HUGE, in the double digits of millions huge amount of viewers from the super bowls own half time show.
now what's left is still funny, but lacking the omg, he didn't just say that moments.
basically for anyone with a good memory and old enough to remember 1980-1990ish pop culture should be able to appreciate the jokes. best way to discern if this series is for you is to look on youtube or some other online video site and view some of the clips of this shows work.
i believe without this television series, shows like madtv could not have come around. this show even has the prototype vancome lady.
i'll also warn people that this show isn't overly friendly to the caucasian populace. as someone who was raised in the similar areas and double standards as the waynes brothers i can understand and laugh at some of the jokes about whitey/the man and what not, but i have met some people who are out right insulted by the jokes and considered them racially prejudiced. the show does ridicule many races but even kenan (the producer) even admits they focused on whites. therefore if whoever is reading this is white and can't take a joke, don't bother buying this series. luckily my caramel butt can laugh at all the stupidity from every race.
finally, this complaint isn't serious as it is just a minor peeve of mine, but the theme song becomes quite annoying after a few episodes (or sooner), so if you don't like it, keep the remote close. sadly too, the skip chapter buttons don't automatically go from one skit to the next, sometimes the skip buttons will cross over 2 or more sketches at a time.
The few sketches I remember that are missing include:
-Billy Dee Williams date rape sketch.
-Snow Imposter parody.
-Michael Jacksons am I black or white.
-Don't remember seeing marlon waynes impersonation of shabba ranks "mr. ugly man".
only place i've seen that has any of these is youtube.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Brilliant Production!! Ahead of it's Time!!Oct 28, 2008
Over the years I had forgotten just how extremely talented these actors were. The "Fly Girls" are very attractive as well as very talented. I can't remember when I laughed so hard!! Great comedy!!!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
IN LIVING COLORAug 25, 2008
By Rose M. Johnson
IN LIVING COLOR SEASONS 1-5. GREAT! REALLY ENJOY SEEING THE PAST EPISODES AND MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE SHOW. MONEY WELL SPENT.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
In Living Color series box setDec 25, 2009
By Melynn Gray
Happy to have them in nice shape. Only one problem, no label on 4th season.
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