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Roseanne - The Complete First Season
Roseanne - The Complete First Season
Actors: Roseanne, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert
Directors: Ellen Falcon, John Pasquin, John Sgueglia
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
NR     2005     8hr 25min

Roseanne, a show which comedically celebrated the ups and downs of a working class American family, was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s.

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Actors: Roseanne, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert
Directors: Ellen Falcon, John Pasquin, John Sgueglia
Creators: Bill Pentland, Danny Jacobson, David Jacobson, David McFadzean, Grace McKeaney
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/30/2005
Original Release Date: 10/18/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 10/18/1988
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 8hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 9/11/2012...
Always a good laugh with Roseanne when things were more simple in life a great series to unwind to
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Christa P. (romeo) from GIDDINGS, TX
Reviewed on 10/9/2009...
I love Roseanne!! Very funny!!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Beware...EDITED/CUT episodes !!!
S. Phillips | Las Vegas, NV United States | 08/05/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"It is getting ridiculous how often studios are released EDITED, CUT versions of TV shows instead of the full versions as seen on network TV. Why pay money for edited content? Each show is cut by 2 minutes or so, so you miss about 10% of the episode. If you think it isn't a big deal, feel free to send me 10% of your paycheck each week....AVOID this set, write a polite letter to the studio telling them why you won't buy it and maybe they'll get the message that consumers want the full version on DVD, not edited junk. If you taped these off the original ABC airing, hold on to the the tapes!

Sorry to say THE COSBY SHOW DVD is the same situation, as is the first season of THAT'S MY MAMA."
Edited Episodes=No Purchase (5 stars for the show, 1 for the
S. WIlliams | USA | 08/25/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Count me among the "Roseanne" fans who had this DVD box set pre-ordered until I heard about the edited content. (According to some of the newspaper sources I've seen, these episodes are edited down even farther than the syndicated versions shown daily on TV.)

No way, am I paying for edited content, even though I think "Roseanne" remains one of TV's finest comedies, and one of the few that holds up under repeated viewings. Yes, the final season was dreadful--though the series finale episode was redeeming, if not spectacular--and there's no denying the content slipped from 1994 on (the horrible "Gilligan's Island" take-off and endless OJ references spring to mind), but, for me, "Roseanne" remains the ultimate "comfort food" TV, no weight-related pun intended. Even though I've seen the episodes so often I know many of the lines by heart, I still laugh every time I watch an old episode--which, thanks to plentiful reruns, is almost daily. There is no other show, ever, that I can say that about.

And, as soon as they release unedited versions of the episodes on DVD, I'll buy the complete set. Until then, I'll be content with TV replays."
T. LeBaron | NH | 08/19/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I was a huge fan of Roseanne when it aired on ABC. I rolled videotape from the start of the very first show and collected every episode from beginning to end, minus commercials. I cannot understand charging upwards of thirty or forty dollars for what are NOT the complete episodes. If you watch the DVDs of "M*A*S*H" and "Friends" and then watch the same shows on TBS and Hallmark, there's quite a bit missing in those syndicated airings....some of it in the case of those "M*A*S*H" shows is quite noticeable. I agree with the folks who've gone ahead and recorded the syndicated shows from Nick at Nite or wherever. The fans of "Roseanne" deserve to have the DVDs of the complete original airings of the show they made such a huge hit, and without the annoying banners (very distracting on all those channels) and logos in the corner through the entire shows. I loved this show...but unless Carsey-Werner allows the re-release of the DVDs with truly complete episodes, I've got the shows complete and uncut on VHS tapes from beginning to end. Anyone who thinks we're whining about this and thinks we're not true fans of the show is seeling themselves short. Funny show? Absolutely! A good deal on DVD in this version? Absolutely NOT!"