Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ally McBeal The Complete First Season|
Actors: Greg Germann, Peter MacNicol
Genres: Comedy, Television
All 23 episodes from Season 1 on 6 discs ? on DVD for the first time ever.
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Jeannie H. (skahlet) from EDWARDSVILLE, IL
Reviewed on 2/21/2010...
I'd forgoten how much I loved this quirky series. Long before Scrubs used its famous fantasy scenes, including J.D.'s habit of staring off into space and imagining a situation in a very cartoonish, silly way, Ally McBeal invented this witty technique, but in a much deeper way. Not just one, but many of the delightfully flawed characters have fantasy moments, from Ally seeing Al Green singing in a court room to John preparing for a date by invoking a Barry White song. It is very funny and surprisingly touching at the same time. And vonda Shepard's beautiful vocals leand a special touch of atmosphere, whatever the episode. Highly recommednded!
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Music Licensing is the devil!
B. M. K. | Philadelphia, PA | 07/04/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Music licensing issues are holding back the release of the DVD for the Ally McBeal series. The cost of implementing the episodes as is - with all the music intact - would be astronomical just because of the ridiculously expensive song rights they'd have to pay for. So, rather than service the fans, the network is trying to keep its costs down since I'm sure they've done a cost-profit analysis and found it wanting. Which is fine and practical for them, but very, very unpleasant for viewers. Sure, a couple episodes are available... but that only feeds the rage at not being able to watch the WHOLE season. There's this gut feeling that the network doesn't love its viewers much - or at all."
Will it ever be available...?
jdougan273 | Eureka, CA | 02/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I guess only time will tell if the U.S. will ever see the glory that several other countries currently can. According to Wikipedia on 2/09/08, "Due to music rights issues, the first complete season of Ally McBeal has not been made available on DVD in the United States (only 6 random episodes can be found on the R1 edition, Ally McBeal - Ally on Sex and the Single Life)"
I know this doesn't really help matters, but at least there is a reason we haven't seen it around yet."
Sandra Elliott | Virginia | 12/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been waiting since the show went off the air for the box set. It is SO RIDICULOUS that other shows that have been on the air a year or less are getting released on DVD, but this FABULOUS show with lots of loyal viewers is not available in the US. I am afraid to buy an import for fear that I'd waste $100-$200 and not be able to play it on my player. PLEASE RELEASE A US VERSION!! WE WILL BUY IT! Come on FOX, PARAMOUNT, whoever! Get on the ball...... the fans have been WAITING for years!!!!"