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Click above to purchase "The Woody Allen Collection Set 3" at amazon.com

 

The Woody Allen Collection
Set 3

review by Zach B.

 

Includes: Broadway Danny Rose, Hannah And Her Sisters, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, The Purple Rose Of Cairo, Radio Days, Zelig

Written and Directed by Woody Allen

Studio: MGM

Retail Price: $99.98

Features: Theatrical Trailers, Collectible Booklets

Specs: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, English Mono, French Mono, Spanish Mono, English Closed Captions, English Subtitles, French Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Scene Selections (16 Scenes)

 

The third collection of Woody Allen from MGM includes six of his films. Simply click on the box art below to get the full review of each individual title.


 

All of these movies are in their original 1.85:1 anamorphic aspect ratios. The standouts are "Radio Days" and "Broadway Danny Rose" if you ask me, but the others are sadly a bit shoddy and I wish were more cleaned up. Blemishes and scratches plague the transfers, plus a good deal of softness.

 

All mono mixes... some of the movies have French and Spanish ones, some just English. It's pure Allen style to have mono mixes, and considering the context of these films, the mono actually works rather well instead of any gloss remix. English closed captions, English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles are all on of the films.

A keep case insert that has a collectible booklet with information on each film, plus a Theatrical Trailer on each disc.

 

The third Allen set from MGM is pretty great. I was really disappointed with the second set since it didn't have much of his good work. This set, however, has a lot of my favorites, which I'm really, really glad to see and finally have in my collection on DVD. However, the transfers on the last set were better. Still, if you're going to buy a few of these, just get the set. Retail is about 100 dollars, and each one retails for 20. Considering these are great films and you can get this set cheaper than 100, it's really worth picking up. And if you're an Allen fan, you probably already have gotten it.

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