"This DVD box set of four discs will be 1/3 of the DVDs to be released for Lizzie McGuire the complete series. This DVD set features the first 22 episodes from the hit Disney Channel show. The episodes included are:
- Pool Party - Picture Day - Rumors - I've Got Rythmic - When Moms Attack - Jack of All Trades - Misadventures in Babysitting - Election - I Do, I Don't - Lizzie Strikes Out - Between a Rock and a Bra Place - Come Fly with Me - Random Acts of Miranda - Lizzie's Nightmare - Night of the Day of the Dead - Obsession - The Untitled Stan Jansen Project - Here Comes Aaron Carter - Sibling Bonds - Gordo and the Girl - Rated Aargh - Educating Ethan
For complete episode descriptions please vist www.tvtome.com
To find out about the bonus features in this DVD box set please visit www.disneyvideos.com
There are only nine episodes left from season 1 to be put out in the future as part of a box set. They are:
- Bad Girl McGuire - Last Year's Model - The Courtship of Miranda Sanchez - Facts of Life - Scarlett Larry - Gordo's Video - Gordo and the Dwarves - Gordo's Bar Mitzvah - Lizzie and Kate's Big Adventure
which those episodes plus some from season 2 will be featured on volume 2 of the DVD box set collection.
The rest of the season 2 episodes will be featured on volume 3. However, these other two volumes are not guaranteed to be released. They will only be released if this volume 1 set sells good. So buy this volume 1 DVD box set if you want to see the entire Lizzie McGuire series out on DVD."
Lizzie DVDs done right
Darren Pollock | La Crescenta, CA USA | 01/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was mildly disappointed when the earlier Lizzie McGuire DVDs came out, because they included only a few randomly selected episodes and virtually no bonus features...it was like they were rushing to get something on the market to keep up with the trend of releasing TV shows on DVD.
Now, with this box set, Disney has done it right. First, EVERY EPISODE will eventually be in the set. This first set of 4 DVDs contains every one of the first 22 episodes. I prefer the chronological arrangement of episodes to the thematic arrangement that they were trying earlier.
While there could be a FEW more bonus features included with this, is far outdoes the earlier release. An optional audio commentary for a few of the episodes features several of the castmembers (no Hilary) reflecting on what it was like to film the episode. It's fun to hear their playful banter as they watch the episode with you, and it provides a little window into the real feelings of the real actors.
And as for the series itself, you can't do any better for heartwarming, funny, harmless family television. Parts of it are cheesy, parts are very intelligent and witty. There are some fantastic actors (especially gifted are Lizzie's parents, Matt, and Gordo...Jake Thomas and Adam Lamberg both have solid careers ahead of them). And I love Hilary, of course. This is a great way to unwind after a stressful day when you're not in the mood for something super intense, like Schindler's List or something, but want something that is smart and touching. Lizzie will make you laugh and smile. It's a picture of a sweeter, simpler, nicer world.
Oh, and by the way, you can get this for $35 ($5 cheaper) at Target. Not a big difference, but it can help a little."
A cute kids show... Lizzie Mcguire
bryhil_04 | Ontario, Canada | 12/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me tell you, I only watched this because Hilary Duff is in it. This is the first set of three volumes, and contains all 22 episodes from seasons 1 which include: DISC 1 Pool Party(Pilot)- 4.5/5 Lizzie and Miranda are invited to the coolest party, except Lizzie's parents won't let her because it's her aunts birthday, but Miranda can go. Gordo isn't invited. I think it was a very cute episode, and Gordo's and Lizzie's interaction is great.
Picture Day- 4.5/5 Lizzie has to go wearing an incredibly embarrassing shirt for picture day. I don't know about those kids, but I though she looked super cute. I didn't think it was that bad, but what do you expect from a kids show. Well, I don't expect much from any show really.
Rumors- 4/5 Lizzie says a no no about Kate to Miranda and Miranda accidentally sends it to all her classmates when her computer messes up. War enrages when Miranda tells Kate that she was the one that wrote it, to protect Lizzie. Poor Lizzie, so shy. I really felt for her.
I've got Rhythmic- 4.5/5 This is a good one. The first appearence from Larry Tudgeman, when he helps Kate to try and bring down Lizzie at the one thing she is good at... Rhythmic Gymnastics. Also known as the world's geekiest sport, but Kate gets jealous anyway.
When Moms Attack- 5/5 This is hilarious! Lizzie and her class get to go on a vacation, but the chaperone is no longer able to make it, so they get a replacement at the last second... Lizzie's mother. You have to watch this one, I love the war between boys and girls. Go GIRLS! Hey, I happen to like them, despite myself being a guy. I probably could have phrased that better to make more sense.
Jack of all Trades- 4.5/5 Gordo finds out from an aptitude test that he is doomed to become a blackjack dealer. And with his science teacher giving him B's in everything he does, he is convinced that he is doomed to that career. But, appearences aren't everything, and to be truthful, is Gordo really doing the excellent work he can? So, he decides to ask Lizze to switch projects with him. Lizzie gets a C- on hers, which is now Gordo's.
DISC 2 Misadventures in Babysitting- 4.5/5 Lizzie convinces her parents that she is old enough to babysit Matt, but she finds out that it is too much for her to handle. Meanwhile, her father gets permission from Lizzie's mother to go back and check on the kids, only to find that the kids think he is a burgular and is trying to break in. It's pretty funny, actually!
Election- 4.5/5 Here comes Lizzie, the politician. She is so convincing, go Hilary!!
I Do, I Don't- 5/5 The whole class gets to get married as a class project, Kate gets married to... Larry Tudgeman, Lizzie "The Lawyer" gets married to Gordo "The Trashman" and Miranda gets married to Ethan "the surgeon". Brilliant idea for an episode. It's fantastic!! Meanwhile, Lizzie spends all her time worrying about Ethan, wishing she was paired with him. Kate is in her own world, hoping to win the best marriage by herself(like that will work) and Ethan has double-timed Miranda and is going to dump her for Kate at the presentation thing.
The Untitled Stan Jensen Project- 4.5/5 When Gordo finds out he has a good shot at directing, but he finds out to be a good director, you are going to have to be a little mean, even to his friends.
Between a Rock and a Bra Place- 4.5/5 Lizzie and Miranda get embarrassed by Kate, her mother and a cute English teacher while shopping for their first bras. Only telling their parents that they are going to get school supplies, but that fails majorly.
DISC 3 Come Fly with Me- 4.5/5 Gordo is always finding something different then everything else, and his latest trend is following the Rat Pack era. But he is unable to be a cd one day and asks Lizzie to get it for him after school. The next day, Ethan finds Lizzie with that cd, plays it and decides he likes it and that makes it the next big thing at the school. Gordo goes off to flying planes as his next, quoted by him, "boring hobby".
Random Acts of Miranda- 5/5 Miranda is chosen to be the lead character in a play, to which Lizzie has to review. Only, Miranda is terrible and knocks down absolutely everything on the set.
Lizzie's Nightmare- 4.5/5 Lizzie is so excited when Ethan asks her to sit with him at lunch. He is bringing in the cool new kid, Matt Bond, which happens to be her brother.
Night of the Day of the Dead- 4/5 Miranda/Gordo/Lizzie/Matt and Miranda's parents all team up to make Kate the victim at a Hallowe'en party. Love the ending.
Obsession- 4.5/5 Lizzie gets obsessed with recycling and it becomes her new hobby. And she starts being kinda of mean to Miranda and Gordo.
DISC 4 Lizzie Strikes Out- 4.5/5 Lizzie's father has started to feel left out of Lizzie's life, so he plans to have dinner with her on Friday night, the same night, Ethan and his friends have agreed to go bowling with Lizzie and her friends. Meanwhile, Gordo tries to overcome his fear of bowling. It is a happy episode, I like it a lot!!
Here Comes Aaron Carter- 4.5/5 Obvious what it is about. Lizzie and her pals and Matt sneak in to see Aaron. Can't say I like this guy too much anymore, two-timer. Not that I ever really liked him, just, now I hate him.
Sibling Bonds- 4.5/5 Matt does a horrible magic trick that leaves Lizzie and himself tied together, while their parents hold the key until they resolve all thier, "issues". This was good.
Gordo and the Girl- 4.5/5 Lizzie and Miranda find themselves really missing Gordo, when he finally gets a girlfriend. Especially Lizzie.
Rated Aargh!- 5/5 The new best movie is out that every kid has scene except Lizzie, Gordo and Miranda, except it is rated R. And no, their parents won't let them go. So, back up plan is, sneak in. Only, that doesn't work out so well. It is pretty hilarious.
Educating Ethan- 4.5/5 Duh, can I just say, Ethan=dumb. Gordo tries to tutor Ethan so he can get some money to buy a stereo, but he finds that his method of tutoring isn't quite working, while Lizzie's is working perfect. Ethan wants Lizzie to tutor him, but Lizzie doesn't want to hurt Gordo's feelings, even though he was being mean to them.
Overall, this was a good first 22 episodes. They were no really bad episodes, but nothing that really stood out. And it does have some high points like: Rated Aargh, I do, I don't, Random Acts of Miranda, Sibling Bonds and Pool Party.
On the Cover- The Front- Lizzie, think that is obvious from the picture above The Back- Lizzie and Kate Cover of discs 1 & 2- Lizzie Cover of discs 3 & 4- Gordo and Miranda Disc 1- Lizzie Disc 2- Ethan Disc 3- Matt Disc 4- Miranda
The pics are nothing fancy. Just regular pics combined with colorful backgrounds, they still are appealing though.
Audio Commentaries- 2/5 On episodes- I Do, I Don't(which is Clayton Snyder's pick for best episode) Night of the Day of the Dead(Ashlie Brillault(Kate)'s pick) and Rated Aargh!(Lalaine(Miranda)'s pick)
All those 3 and Jake Thomas(Matt) gather together to comment on those episodes. Let me tell you, they spend more time hanging and chatting then talking about the episode. No wonder they left Hilary out of it, if I was there, I would have left too. Man, was that the most lame commentary they could come up with? Better to watch commentaries where the actors know what they are talking about, or just from the writers is best. It's a shame Hilary wasn't available for this, she would have been much more focussed and told us a lot more. But one thing you DO HAVE TO WATCH, is them singing the theme song. They are so bad, you would think they are drunk, it is so funny!!
The Cast Dishes the Dirt- 4.5/5 Now this is more like it. They talk about what it was like being on the set, hanging out with friends, some pretty funny momments, and they are all the same people who did the commentaries- including Jake Thomas, Lalaine, Clayton Snyder and Ashlie Brillault.
Get the Lizzie Look- 4.5/5 Funny they should mention that, because this basically follows Ashley Brillault(Kate) around and they look at things for Hilary and Lalaine, what their characters might wear in the future, and of course, stuff for Kate. Ashley is actually the exact opposite of Kate in real life, she is very nice. It was pretty fun following her around for about 5 minutes.
Makeup and Hair Secrets of the Stars: 4/5 And Ashlie's makeup stuff, lasts about 5 minutes, it's all right. Nothing really special though.
Overall, this is a must for any Hilary or Lizzie Mcguire fans. It's a great series and a good collection!! We need box sets 2 & 3, how could we live without them? And I didn't know it would turn out so long."
Fun for kids and adults alike
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 02/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Lizzie McGuire" is a fantastic, entertaining and well-written series, targeted mainly at the pre-teens set, but adults are also likely to enjoy themselves too. The series follows Lizzie McGuire (Hilary Duff) and her two best friends Miranda (Lalaine) and Gordo (Adam Lamberg) as they deal with school, parents, bratty little brothers and everything in between. Kids will be able to relate to Lizzie's problems with her mother and father and her desire to fit in with the `cool crowd'. At certain times, the animated version of Lizzie appears, to say things that the real Lizzie would be perhaps too scared to say. This box set contains all the episodes from the award-winning first season of the Disney Channel/ABC series.
"Pool Party" - Lizzie is invited to the all-important pool party, but will she be able to go?
"Picture Day" - The dreaded day has arrived, and Lizzie's mother wants her to wear the cute pink sweater that her grandmother made!
"Rumours" - Lizzie starts a rumour about super-popular Kate, which soon backfires onto Miranda and Gordo.
"I've Got Rhythmic" - Lizzie has finally discovered a sport she's actually good at...the only trouble is that it's rhythmic gymnastics.
"When Mom Attacks" - Lizzie is overjoyed she'll have a weekend away from her parents at the school camp, but when her mother volunteers to chaperone, the real nightmare begins.
"Jack of All Trades" - Lizzie and her friends take a test to determine their future jobs. And why does Matt insist that everyone should call him M-Dogg?
"Misadventures in Babysitting" - Lizzie is finally trusted to babysit Matt by herself, but her father remains skeptical.
"Election" - Lizzie runs for Class President, but soon power goes to her head.
"I Do, I Don't" - Lizzie `marries' Gordo when a class assignment pairs off the kids so they can get an idea of married life.
"Bad Girl McGuire" - Lizzie falls in with the wrong crowd, and it's time for Miranda and Gordo to take drastic action.
"Between a Rock and a Bra Place" - Lizzie and Miranda decide to go bra-shopping, but Lizzie's mother insists she witness the momentous occasion.
"Come Fly with Me" - In an effort to be different, Gordo unknowlingly triggers the new fad at school.
"Random Acts of Miranda" - Miranda is bitten by the acting bug...but she stinks!
"Lizzie's Nightmare" - Lizzie is finally invited to join Ethan Craft for lunch...but Matt crashes the scene.
"Night of the Day of the Living Dead" - Halloween rolls around. Kate gets cursed and Lizzie becomes possessed. Or is it all just a trick pulled by Miranda's parents?
"Obsession" - Lizzie becomes a committed environmentalist...so much so that her friendship with Miranda and Gordo begins to suffer.
"Gordo's Video" - Gordo travels around the school with a concealed video camera.
"Here Comes Aaron Carter" - When Aaron Carter comes to town, starstruck Lizzie will do anything to meet him.
"Sibling Bonds" - Handcuffed to Matt after a magic trick goes wrong, Lizzie bumps into Ethan...
"Gordo and the Girl" - When Gordo does the unthinkable and gets a girlfriend, Lizzie and Miranda's meddling could put a premature end to his first romance.
"Rated Aargh!" - Lizzie and the gang sneak into an R-rated movie. But her cover is blown in the most unlikely of ways.
"Educating Ethan" - Gordo starts a tutoring service but Ethan prefers the unconventional methods of Lizzie; whilst Matt and Oscar become the neighborhood superheroes.
With Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Jake Thomas, Ashlie Brillault and Clayton Snyder."
Lizzie McGuire Box Set- Volume 1
Anthony Ortiz | Puerto Rico | 06/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I found out that a box set of Lizzie McGuire was coming out, I was so excited. Although I am a boy, I really loved this series, unfortunately it got cancelled after 65 episodes, but at least they still show re-runs on the Disney Channel.
A lot of people say that this show is sugar coated and they can't believe that anybody could relate to it. But this is really great if you are looking for a show that is about Teen-angst without all the drama. There are great shows out there that I love that almost every teen can relate to with plenty of "Real" issues and great drama. Like "Degrassi: The Next Generation", "Dawson's Creek", "Beverly Hills 90210", and plenty of others, but then there is Lizzie McGuire, which is just a great show because it lets you see the good things that come with growing up.
This Box Set is a great introduction to the series, and is an absolute must have for any fan of the show! This box set has been out for over 2 years now, so the chance for a Volume 2 is looking pretty slim, although so many fans, including myself would looooooove to see this happen. Because although season 1 is great, season 2 is even better then the first, since it shows Lizzie going through really great issues that every teen goes through. So I really hope that Disney decides to take a chance with another box set. It would be so awesome if I could have the entire series on DVD.
The extra features are okay. 3 commentaries that has Ashlie Brillault (Kate), Lalaine (Miranda), Clayton Snyder (Ethan), and Jake Thomas (Matt) all talk together about their favorite episodes. Hilary Duff was not included in any of the special which I really don't think is cool because although I Love Hilary Duff, it seems like she's almost trying to forget about the series that was such a huge part of her career. Another special feature is "The Cast Dishes the Dirt!" Well, they don't really dish the dirt, they talk how it was nice working with people their age and how they got the roles and stuff. Also there is 2 featuretts, both in which Ashlie Brillault goes shopping and gets her hair done and stuff.
Overall, I am really glad that I got this DVD Box Set. It brought back sooooooooo many memories of when the show used to be really big and everybody was watching it. I hope that you get to experience the Lizzie McGuire franchise.
If you buy this, you won't regret it. And lets all hope that a Lizzie McGuire Box Set- Volume 2 will be out soon. "