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Three's Company - Season One
Three's Company - Season One
Actor: John Ritter
Directors: Bernard West, Don Nicholl
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2003     2hr 26min

"It didn't set out to change the world. It just made us laugh and that is why we love it." ~Lucille Ball, 1982 "Come And Knock On Our Door?" In the spring of 1977,ABC network executives gave a six-episode "trial" run to...  more »

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Actor: John Ritter
Directors: Bernard West, Don Nicholl
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy, Classic TV
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/11/2003
Original Release Date: 03/15/1977
Theatrical Release Date: 03/15/1977
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 26min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Advanced Copy
PB | Linden, NJ USA | 11/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hello, I am the webmaster of the Jack's Bistro website. I received an advanced copy of this wonderful DVD last week, and here is my review of it:
I have had the pleasure to watch the DVD already for review. It is excellent and the quality of the episodes amazes me. Fans have been complaining for years about the edits the reruns have on TV, now the complaining will stop! As each episode will be unedited. Season 1 had only six episodes, and run about 24-25 minutes per episode. Only one episode has a tag scene in season one ("Roper's Niece"), but when season two comes out, that will be a different story. In this DVD, we have of course, the six episodes, along with an "In Memory of John" feature, and a sneak peek at "Season Two." The "In Memory of John" feature also has a nice clip from the charity John was so involved with, UCP. Portions of the money from the sales will go to that charity. So it will be for a good cause. All fans should DEFINITELY buy season one in tribute to John and also, so we can eventually get all eight seasons on DVD (yes, that means unedited!). Hopefully the DVD's sell out fast and they realize that they made the right decision on making seasonal DVD's for Three's Company. Chris Mann was involved in this project as well, so for sure all fans will be pleased, as his judgment is the best. Though, this DVD was supposed to come put in early 2004, I was still impressed on how well it was made. The title shot and menu screen is amazing--everyone will love it. All the episodes have a synopsis before you watch an episode. All the extras that were planned for this season, will be inserted in the season two DVD, which will now come out it in early 2004 (Spring or so). Also a more in depth tribute to John Ritter will be in that DVD. Each season will get better and better. If you have not ordered yet, it's not too late. You can click on one of the links above and buy a copy (or two!). So, please everyone buy it, so we can get all eight seasons released.Thanks,"
One of a kind
Rosemary Cooper | Guadalupe, CA United States | 10/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Three's Company is the first and last sitcom to effectively blend physical comendy with effective one liners. Many of the popular sitcoms today such as Friends and Will and Grace have the satisfying one liners, but are opaque in the area of physical comedy. John Ritter's falling over the couch, tip toeing not to be seen, and tripping over things elevate this sitcom from great to amazing.
In 1977, the kind of double entendre humor spoken all through the series invoked snarls on conservative TV viewers. Yet, it was that same humor that made it numder one on the Nielson Ratings. It's King-like status on TV because of the sexually racy humor attracted viewers because of it's innocence about sex. The humor wasn't for shock value. The lines about promiscuity were delivered by the cast as innocently as we heard it over the tube. That child-like and non "in your face" approach made Three's Company heartwarming as well as extremly funny.
The series had few cameras working with the cast so the episodes have a unparelled equality to a one act on stage. Therefore, it is easy to see the cast playing off each other for emotional support as well as professionally. It is hard to watch an episode of this gem and not laugh out loud, And it will be extremely difficult not to well an eye for the late "Man About the House" who paved the way for the phyisical comedians today. This series will never be equalled."
A Great start for the best series
Mike Heraty | Canton, MA. United States | 11/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The season one "Three's Company" DVD is something very special. It is a DVD that has the first six (6) episodes of a series that tickled my funny bone as early as the age of 5. I was especially proud to purchase this DVD today since the proceeds from it not only went towards a cause close to John Ritter's heart (a man whose work I've admired for many years), but one close to mine as well because John's brother Tom and I share that common ground. "Three's Company" stars John Ritter as Jack Tripper; Joyce DeWitt as Janet Wood; Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow; Norman Fell as the "uninterested" landlord, Mr. Stanley Roper and Audra Lindley as Mrs. Helen Roper, his "sex-starved" wife. First, I'd like to review the episodes. The pilot, "A Man About The House," was a good episode (surprisingly not my favorite of this season), although, I liked it because it introduced not only the beginning of the series but a relationship with my favorite trio, Jack, Janet and Chrissy. There is also a scene in this episode, at the beginning, which had never been aired in the series' syndicated runs. The second episode, "And Mother Makes Four," was OK. I liked John Ritter's physical comedy in this episode, although, I do not want to give the plot away. The third episode, "Roper's Niece," is my favorite episode this season, because of a "touching" ending, between Jack and Janet. The scene I'm referring to brought a tear to my eye. I don't want to give it away. Watch it, and you'll know why.The fourth episode, ""No Children, No Dogs," was all right. It introduced Richard Kline as Jack's best friend Larry for the first time. I thought that was cool. The fifth episode, "Jack and The Giant Killer," was good, and the sixth, and last, episode of the season, "It's Only Money," was OK. The best episode was "Roper's Niece," but these six episodes are a great start to a wonderful sitcom. One of the DVD features had a paragraph written about the season two DVD (due out in early spring, 2004), and the John Ritter tribute at the end was a written paragraph about how he and his brother helped raise money for United Cerebral Palsy with a UCP commercial narrated by actor, John Mahoney ("Frasier's" Martin Crane). You'll love it. It's definitely a great taste of a wonderful series to come."
Classic TV with a kick
- Kasia S. | New York City | 05/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Three's Company is a jewel in the rough, who knew that this 70's sitcom can beat out most of what's on TV today. It not only makes you laugh but the intelligent wit, sarcasm and charm threw into each episode gives it a kick, some jokes and one liners are so good that I can't believe I it took me so long to finally watch this. Of course I didn't discover it myself, my boyfriend made me watch it - I saw the entire 1st season in one sitting, and that's coming from a girl who doesn't like to watch TV! I couldn't get enough and simply had to see the whole thing.

The premise sounds simple enough; two female roommates, Janet and Chrissy who have a third roommate, Jack - pretending that he's gay in order not to get evicted by the landlords Mr and Mrs. Roper. They are trying to balance their new friendship and the snooping landlords, visiting parents and not get caught while going through challenges of life and work in a funny, lighthearted manner. The stress in this show is comedic, not draining to the viewer.

I think there's something cozy and cute about 70's décor and even the semi hideous clothing that I find fascinating. My favorite character is the landlady, her sarcasm is priceless and her smug remarks jabbing at her husband and lack of passion in the bedroom are sharp but unquestionably hilarious. Her eye rolling and faces are priceless too, her character ads a level of delightful mischief to the show. The first season is just six episodes but I all ready have the rest and can't wait to sink into it. The real fun part is that each episode has a theme and things always go crazy and get out of hand for the roommates. Not getting caught or figuring out the problem is always a fun resolution at the end of each show.

Fun and easy to watch, perfect for the weekend when you can sit down, grab a snack and try not to fall of the couch from laughing.

- Kasia S.