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All The Important Things Are Here
on May 21, 2004
I love how so many of the previous reviewers try to debate the quality of episodes from this, the second season. Say what you will, I enjoy watching this batch of episodes just as much as I do the later years after Kirstie Alley and Woody Harrelson had joined the cast.
The picture and sound quality are excellent. Using my player's zoom-in feature, I found NO pixilation and only slight graininess. The people responsible for video and sound transfer deserve a big fat pay raise! And as previously stated by another reviewer, the episodes look and sound better here than they ever have in syndication (sorry, Nick-at-Nite!).
And, most importantly to me, all the episodes are fully intact at their original network running times of approximately 24 minutes!
The extras aren't that much to get excited over. Interview footage from back-in-the-day was interesting. The clip-show featurettes are just collections of scenes and dialogue you'll see in the actual episodes. The blooper reel was fascinating, though kind of short and with horrendous picture and sound quality. But then again, who watches a blooper reel to be blown away by Dolby sound and state-of-the-art picture quality? Certainly not yours truly.
The picture on the cover? Okay, I can see why some would scoff, but I don't have a problem with it. I doubt I'll ever spend endless hours gazing at the cover art, and when it's sitting on my shelf with all the other DVD's, all I'm ever going to see is the spine. And I LOVE the spine! Really! It's beautiful!
I'm looking forward to season three's release, and hopefully seasons 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 won't be too far behind!
PS: Word on the street is that NBC decided to release the FINAL season of "Frasier" this fall. A little out-of-order, but something to look forward to nonetheless.