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Jerry Lewis: The "Legendary Jerry" Collection


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  • Actors: Jerry Lewis
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 10
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Paramount
  • Release Date: Oct. 25 2005
  • Run Time: 946 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ANVQ4G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,621 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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This 10-DVD boxed set is a delight for anyone afflicted with a susceptibility to the fractured antics of Jerry Lewis, or "Le Roi du Crazy" to the French. This set emphasizes Lewis's busy period after the breakup with Dean Martin, when he was exerting more influence over his vehicles (six of the titles are directed by Jerry himself) and almost single-handedly keeping Paramount Pictures propped up with his box-office take. The set curiously includes one of the Martin-Lewis pictures, 1953's The Stooge, which has echoes of the real-life vibe between Jerry and Dino.

The other titles include Lewis's 1957 solo starring debut, The Delicate Delinquent, and his directing bow, The Bellboy (1960). The latter is an often-ingenious and plotless collection of gags with Jerry as a bellhop in Miami Beach's Fountainebleau Hotel. His character doesn't speak (making the connection with silent cinema more pointed), but in one uproarious sequence the obnoxious movie star "Jerry Lewis" comes to visit the hotel.

The Ladies Man puts Lewis alone in a boarding house full of women. This film's bizarre sexual politics (and its amazing cut-away set) helps explain why French critics such as Jean-Luc Godard consider Lewis a cinematic genius--Godard actually borrowed the cut-away set idea for his film Tout va bien. The Errand Boy is a cascade of gags strung together on the set of "Paramutual Pictures," a movie studio that employs Lewis's klutzy gofer; it features one of Jerry's best musical miming routines. The Patsy is another good one, as nebbish Jerry is drafted into impersonating a famous deceased celebrity, but by 1965's The Family Jewels the inspiration is flagging a bit.

Two of the titles are directed by Lewis's mentor, Frank Tashlin. Cinderfella works a sentimental variation on the fairy tale; it's slow and at times mawkish, but some of Lewis's physical stuff is top-notch. The Disorderly Orderly is livelier, with a hospital setting and some of Jerry's most inspired babbling. The box also includes Lewis's acknowledged high point, The Nutty Professor, in its special-edition form. Its Jekyll-and-Hyde story is still the funniest and weirdest premise Lewis ever had. There are other Lewis films out there, but this box is definitely the cream of the career. If some of the jokes haven't aged well (and those who can't stand his mugging won't be convinced even by this set), Lewis still seems a more interesting filmmaker than he's usually given credit for. Extras include some disappointing commentaries with Lewis and Steve Lawrence, plus a smattering of outtakes, some of them funny and/or revealing of Lewis's directing technique. --Robert Horton

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By el_realisator on Oct. 1 2007
Format: DVD
How can you not love Jerry Lewis! The man is so talented. This box-set is amazing. It contains 10 Jerry Lewis movies, all important in his busy career. Some contain random extra material like old clips of behind the scenes and one is in a special edition filled with extras like a retrospective of Lewis' career and a small but interesting documentary on Jerry's methods. It is a superb deal for the price. You won't be able to get enough of Jerry! All movies are excellent, light-hearted, laugh out-loud funny with great references to Jerry's interests and influences like silent-era comic Stan Laurel or jazz music, especially the likes of Count Basie and his band, all making a cameo in Cinderfella. Jerry can act, sing, dance, do mimics, facial expressions, ad lib and create original and unpredictable gags like no one!

You can fell that Lewis had fun making us laugh and loved every minute of it, just like you will watching these movies. Without Jerry, there might be no Mr. Bean, no Jim Carrey, no Leslie Nielsen or no Mike Myers.

So forget about your troubles, pop-in a Jerry Lewis masterpiece and laugh, laugh, admire and laugh some more while watching the man do what he does best!

There will never be another Jerry Lewis!
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By M. Wiegand on Sept. 10 2013
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This is a must-have. The commentaries are good for the hardcore fans too. These aren't very likely to come out on Bluray, so get it!
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By L. Smith on July 24 2008
Format: DVD
This is a superb collection and as usual Paramount left out the best one, "Rock-A-Bye-Baby". Where is this one?
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By Harvey Berman on May 28 2015
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Loved it very much
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By Natalie A Baker on Nov. 3 2014
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Best collections!
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