"This is the first-ever "complete series" set of any show that I've purchased and I knew from reading product descriptions not to expect anything in the way of bonuses or extras (save for the two made-for-tv movies which ARE included on an extra disc), but I have to say I was still pretty disappointed with how this package was put together. The box itself is quite a bit smaller than I'd expected, given that it's holding 7+ years worth of material; when I opened the box, however, my only reaction was "huh?". All of the discs are stuffed together into two loose cardboard "pockets" (meant to resemble the pockets on MacGyver's backpack or shirt? who knows?), and aside from ths the only thing included in the box is a bare-bones episode guide that's text-only...no screen-shots, no cast or guest-star photos, not even any information on the air-dates of the episodes. On the plus side, yes, it's a great show and wonderful to have the full series and movies together all in one place. Still, knowing that Paramount has already put together a "collectors' edition" with all of the 7 seasons packaged individually, it's pretty underwhelming that a complete series box adds so little and leaves you with disc packaging whose durability I'd say is questionable at best. Hopefully there'll be enough people who feel the same way that Paramount makes a better effort next time."
Great show, but...
Noah Wilson | Seattle, WA United States | 12/21/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set comes as a slap in the face to all of the MacGyver fans who purchased seasons 1-7 individually. While the folks at Paramount are lining their pockets, we are deliberating over whether or not we should spend $100 in order to own the two movies that should have been included as bonus material in the first place. I submit that all angry customers (and from the looks of these reviews, there are many) should voice their concerns by e-mailing Paramount Home Video and demanding that the movies be released seperately. MacGyver is the best show ever. It deserves so much more..."
LOVE THE SHOW HATE THE PACKAGING!
Scubafiend | St. Petersburg, FL USA | 11/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"LOVE the series. LOVE Richard Dean Anderson. Big fun seeing all the cameos of people like Teri Hatcher. That said.....
The packaging: I agree with Joan. The packaging is just sad. Considering the price of the full series, they should have done a better job with it. I'm trying to decide if I should buy something to store the individual DVDs in so they don't get ruined.
The content:I can understand the frustration of the people who purchased each season when they came out regarding the additional movies. I am in the same boat with Stargate SG1 and the additional material that will be included in the new package coming out. It drives me crazy that the studios keep screwing over the fans this way. Releasing limited product only in full series is unfair to the fans who buy all along. (It also drives me crazy when they release Special Editions in Widescreen but don't include all the Special features that are in other editions...). Guess it is just the almighty dollar speaking - if they can get you to buy it as it comes out, and then spend hundreds of dollars for the full series in order to get extra features......
Quality: Just be aware it does not appear that any of the episodes were re-mastered so the quality is not the best in the earlier episodes."
All discs were scratched beyond repair at arrival, TWICE!
AngrySwede | Sweden | 06/20/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I received the DVD box, ALL the discs in it were scratched beyond repair, and I returned the product. I then got ANOTHER box where ALSO all discs were severely scratched, beyond use, and had to return that one too.
After this, Amazon wouldn't sent me another box, pending investigation of the broken products, but they also did NOT refund the expensive return shipping from Sweden that I had to pay for twice, leaving me with having payed the full value of the product, and still having gotten nothing else than a lot of work and lost time. :-( THIS REALLY SUCKS!"
A Poorly Done MacGyver DVDs
R. Gruber | Pottstown, PA United States | 07/01/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The first thing is they did not need to make another MacGyver DVD set when they already have made the seven seasons. All they had to do is add the two movies in with the last season and that would have completed the set, but no they wanted to waste money by making a very sloppy job on this set with a cheap box and almost all of the CDs are scratched up and smeared with glue. It was not a bad set, because I had bought two box sets from two different places and both of them were the same way with scratches and glue on almost all of the CDs. I only kept the best one because I wanted the two movies and the rest is trash!"