Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Lois Clark - The New Adventures of Superman - The Complete Seasons 1-4|
Actors: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Justin Whalin, Eddie Jones
Directors: Alan J. Levi, Bill D'Elia, Chris Long, Dan Wilcox, Daniel Attias
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 11/14/2006
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Great show, but some issues with the dvd sets themselves
Darth Shaak | 12/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, Ive watched all 4 boxsets in their entirety, all 88 episodes, including the bonus material. Most fans love the show so I wont get into why its so wonderful and the great chemistry between Dean and Teri, blah blah blah. Lets get right on to it. Whats the best material and what, if any, are the problems plaguing the boxsets?
There are 3 things that are completely worth your attention, and the majority of it is on season 1. The commentary for the pilot, and the 30 minute looking back documentary. The other commentary is on season 2 and its on Deans Season's Greedings episode. Aside from that, the effort put forth as a whole for bonus material on these 4 boxsets is pathetic. There is plenty of other stuff out there that they could of included. ABC promos for every episode exist as well as other spots that appeared to promote the show, and none of it appears on these boxsets. There is also no comments on the wedding arc in season 3, and nothing to explain the shows untimely demise in the 4th season boxset. It's simply pathetic.
The 4th box needed to explain what was planned for season 5 had the show continued, and none of it is explained at all.
How is the transfer and sound?? Seasons 2,3, and 4 look fantastic all throughout. However, season 1 gets the lowest grade in the video department. The pilot, though crisp, has all sorts of source defects and dirt present. Also, several episodes following the pilot, look too soft and muddy in its picture and detail and color. This significantly improves though by the time you reach the latter half of disc 3 and on to disc 4. The sound is standard; nothing too impressive.
Finally, lets talk about the packaging and any other problems related to the dvd's themselves. The covers work for me, though id say season 1 is the best. It has a chrome appearance that is just really impressive. All the others are a dull cardboard. What they did inside each box has driven me nuts since season 1 was released. The discs are packaged practically stacked on top of each other. They overlap; which means that if you want to get to disc 2, you have to pry disc 1 up out of the box in order to get to disc 2. That is just ridiculous, and for those who arent especially careful with their purchase, it can be really easy to scratch the discs in this format. While my wife and I have been watching the series in order, I just remove disc 1 from the box and lay it aside in another case so that I have a space freed up for the other discs in the boxset so I can get to everything easier. That has worked for me. Though it is annoying that I have to move discs around in the first place. I would have preferred the WB package them like a book with one disc per tray, but thats just me. Also, the first 2 seasons feature a moving main menu screen which was really impressive. The WB then decided that for the last 2 seasons they would cut costs and use a static main menu screen; STUPID AND INCONSISTENT!! All 4 should match. They really dropped the ball with their season 4 package in that it was reported that many packages contained duplicate discs!! One fellow had to exchange his 6 times until he found a package that had a disc 1 in it!! Fortunately my copy had no such issues. However I had to exchange it one time due to a severelly damaged disc that I hadnt even touched.
Overall a great package, a great show. The extras that are there are good but missing tons of stuff. The packaging is less than I would want, but go buy this anyway. If you are careful with the discs, you shouldnt have any problem.
Ok, I had to review to get the stars up - really a 4 star +
SciFi lover | DC Metro Area | 12/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, Let's get the review right here. DONT BUY THIS SET!!! at least not while it is priced at $180 dollars. Right now, Dec. 2006 - Amazon offers each season seperately for $29.99 except the 4th which is $41.99. All together about $132.
I think that it is about right at $40/season because it is a very enjoyable show. I had been waiting since Smallville came out to see this one again and have been waiting for the DVD's. I remember waiting ever week for the next episode when it was on TV. Season 1 was my favorite and season 4 got a little too corny but all in all the whole series was great. I loved Terri as Lois. I hate the Lois of Smallville (no chemistry). I think Terri Hatcher and Dean Cain had great chemistry. This has a lot of fun in it compared to Smallville
I'm giving the stars based on the content not the price. Perhaps in time, they will wize up and offer it at a lower price, at least the same price as the other seasons, so you can't base the review totally on price as that may change. Being realistic the show is maybe a 4 1/2. but I gave it 5 because of the low stars currently. If you look at the reviews on each season seperately, you will see that others agree. Currently the amazon ratings are 5 stars for season 1 with 262 reviews, 4 1/2 for season 2,3 and 4."
Purchased for the Nostalgia
Alexis | PA | 07/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this because I remember watching this show as a younger kid and making sure I tuned in every time it was on. I even enjoyed re-watching it now that I'm older. Although a bit more cheesy, I found myself finishing a season in just a few days because I didn't want to turn it off.
I love Dean Cain as Superman and Teri Hatcher was great as Lois."
Brings back old memories...
Amanda Briars | 11/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I used to watch this back in the day. I absolutely loved the series, and watching the dvds made me realize how many episodes I haven't even seen! The only reason I give it 4 stars is the quality of the dvds really is from back in the day. The quality isn't as vibrant as it could be, really obvious with an HDTV."