Wow! Whoever packaged I Dream of Jeannie The Complete Series DVD box set deserves major kudos and a raise. It’s Christmas –well, the Xmas stuff is up in stores—and this 20 disc set will light up the eyes of any I Dream of Jeannie fan. I have never seen a situation comedy box set packaged with such care and such smarts. This complete series box set is going to be the yardstick by which others are going to be measured and found failing.
If you have ever wanted your own genie bottle, I Dream of Jeannie The Complete Series comes as a cardboard genie bottle. The 20 DVDs are inserted in an accordion fold-out that slips into the bottle’s base. In the box there is also the stopper and a deck of 55 Jeannie cards that feature trivia on one side and episode synopsis on the other side.
This is not a box set you will leave carelessly about. It definitely belongs in the handle with care category.
The accordion slipcase in which the 20 I Dream of Jeannie DVDs should also be handled with care. The case tends to fold out on its own and this can make a DVD pop out.
The cardboard stopper to the Jeannie bottle is the weak element as the flabs tend to fold. Putting the stopper into the bottle is on the tricky side.
The genie bottle itself is gorgeous and solid. So is the box in which the 55 trivia / episode synopsis cards are kept. The cards themselves will make any I Dream of Jeannie fan’s day thanks to the pictures and trivia.
To answer a question on some purists’ mind, season one in this box set features the color version of the episodes.
The I Dream of Jeannie Complete Series DVD Box Set is a horse before the cart idea: You have to wish for the genie bottle before you get the genie bottle.