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Rating: Not Rated
Fred Gwynne: More Than a Monster
Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily
Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa
“America’s first family of fright is back on DVD with all 32 outrageous second-season episodes and hilarious new bonus features in The Munsters: The Complete Second Season! Reunite with the wacky and weird Munster clan: Herman, devoted dad and “working stiff;” Lily, the homemaker with sass; Grandpa, a former Count who still loves to take a bite out of life; Marilyn, the “black sheep” of the family; and Eddie, a little boy who always loves to have a howling good time. It’s spooky fun that everyone will be screaming about in the Golden Globe-nominated adventures of the frighteningly funny family from Mockingbird Lane.”
The Munsters: The Complete Second Season is not rated.
Let’s face it, The Munsters is really for kids. They are the ones who will enjoy it most, so it’s hard to look at it with a critical eye. Fortunately, the stories are still funny and even modern kids, apparently, will find hours of entertainment with the DVDs. So if you need to keep a kid busy for a while or if you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia, The Munsters DVD is one worth adding to your collection.
The “making of” feature is followed up by three incredible biographies: “Fred Gwynne: More Than a Monster”, “Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily”, and “Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa”. These biographies document the actors’ full careers from birth to today. They give a candid look at Gwynne’s children and his lack of involvement with them. They show all the major Hollywood stars that Yvonne DeCarlo was attached to. They highlight Lewis’ vaudeville days and his more recent wacky escapades. These are just very, very good documentaries well worth checking out if you enjoyed The Munsters. They all clock in at over 45 minutes each.
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