Addams Family ~ Cult Classic
Whether you watched the original series as a child, if you discovered this cult classic via the modern movie adaptations, or if this will serve as your first encounter with America’s favourite monster family, you will not regret investing in The Addams Family – The Complete Series DVD boxset!
Step inside the condemned mansion located on 0001 Cemetery Lane and you will meet Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Wednesday and Pugsley Addams; a close-knit family whose supernatural tendencies and eccentric pastimes often clash with their straight-laced ‘normal’ neighbours. This nine disc DVD box-set features all 64 episodes of this cult comedy classic which ran from 1964 to 1966 in vibrant digitally re-mastered splendour.
The Addams Family – The Complete Series DVD box-set features the show’s original cast that die-hard fans know and love; John Astin as the passionate patriarch Gomez Addams, Carolyn Jones as his glamorously gothic wife Morticia, Jackie Coogan as the electrifyingly eccentric Uncle Fester, Ted Cassidy as the monolithic manservant Lurch , Lisa Loring as the delightful yet deadly daughter Wednesday Addams, Ken Weatherwax as her brother and partner in crime Pugsley as well as Blossom Rock as Grandmama Addams; a conjurer with a penchant for painting and playing the bagpipes. Last but by no means least is Gomez’s constant companion Thing; a disembodied hand, often played either by Ted Cassidy or by assistant director Jack Voglin, who can always be relied upon to fetch the mail, pour drinks, partake in a game of chess and play the castanets!
More Addams Family members
This digitally re-mastered The Addams Family – The Complete Series DVD box-set will also introduce you to some of the Addams’ eccentric extended family members. These include Gomez’s hairy and high-pitched Cousin Itt played by actor and stuntman Felix Anthony Silla, Morticia’s sister Ophelia who was always referred to as ‘The White Sheep of the Family and also portrayed by Carolyn Jones. Morticia and Ophelia’s eccentric mother Grandma Hester ‘Franny’ Frump is characterized by that wonderful actress Margaret Hamilton, or as you may know her, the Wicked Witch of the West, from the Wizard of Oz movie!
Unearthing the Addams Family and their Secrets
This Region 1 DVD box set is compatible with American and Canadian enabled DVD players and all of its 64 episodes are played in English with the added option of Spanish subtitles. The Addams Family – The Complete Series DVD box-set consists of three DVD cases which each house three flip-sided DVD discs; Volumes One, Two and Three. Volume One showcases the first portion of Season One. Volume Two contains the remaining episodes of Season One and all 30 episodes of Season 2. Both Volumes One and Two also offer fans a few exclusive audio commentaries and DVD featurettes which highlight the impact that The Addams Family TV series had upon American popular culture.
Addams Family re-union
In addition to providing you with all 64 episodes of this iconic TV series, Volume Three of The Addams Family – The Complete Series DVD box-set is fit to bursting with a wealth of exclusive DVD extras; from full commentaries of three iconic episodes and a featurette on Charles Addams whose New Yorker magazine cartoons inspired this spooky series, to insightful behind-the-scenes segments, an audio commentary covering a scene between Cousin It and Thing, and exclusive interviews from original cast members John Astin (Gomez), Lisa Loring (Wednesday) and Ken Weatherwax (Pugsley) as they reminisce on their favourite aspects of shooting this cult comedy classic. The Addams Family -The Complete Series DVD box-set also features a segment on the creation of the catchy theme tune with a sing-along section to match! So what are you waiting for? We’re already humming the tune!
Once you’ve caught up with the Addams Family, why not head on over to 1313 Mockingbird Lane to revisit America’s other monster family The Munsters. Both of these cult comedy classics will be perfect for a Halloween movie marathon!
Addams Family Verdict:
The Addams Family is great nostalgic TV dating from gentler times when you could sharpen your axe in the living room and let your pet lion roam free; it is an excellent choice for families wishing to celebrate Halloween together without terrifying the very young or anyone of a nervous disposition. If you look past the spooky mansion, scary butler and strange customs of the Addams Family, they are the most loving, caring, considerate, well-adjusted close knit family on TV or film, ever. Every family should sit and watch the Addams Family so they know how a real family should function.
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