TITLE: FRASIER - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004 (Paramount Home Video)
color, approx. 543 minutes
Number of discs: 4
Number of episodes: 24
Languages and subtitles: English, close captioned
Special Features: The Crane Brothers Remembers Season 3 - Features Interviews with Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce,
A Conversation with Art Director Roy Christopher,
The Mystery Of Maris: The Breakup Begins, Celebrity Voices - Including: Matthew Broderick, Carrie Fisher, Teri Garr, Laura Dern, Cyd Charisse, Ray Lioatta, Jodie Foster, Joan Allen, Jane Pauley, David Duchovney and more!
The Emmy Award Winning Frasier recently ended it's successful 11 season run.
This 4-disc set features the 24 episodes from the 3rd season (1995-96). Frasier
(Grammer) has encounters with both a woman from his past - Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) -
and one in his future, in the form of new radio station manager Kate Costas (Mercedes
Ruehl), Niles (David Hyde Pierece) is kicked out of the house by wife Maris: Martin
(John Mahoney) is exposed as a budding songwriter for Frank Sinatra;
and both Daphne (Jane Leeves) and Roz (Peri Gilpin) attract some not-so-secret
Menu Design and Navigation:
The menus are attractive and easy to navigate. Each disc has 6 episodes.
Video and Audio Quality:
The audio and video quality are similar to the first two seasons. These episodes
look quite recent. No major video or audio issues here.
Each of the 4 discs have a Celebrity Voices feature that has guest stars calling into
the radio show. The 14 included are Matthew Broderick, Carrie Fisher, Teri Garr, Blair Brown,
Laura Dern, Cyd Charisse, Ray Liotta, Jodie Foster, Joan Allen, Katarina Witt, Jerry Orbach,
Billy Barty, Eric Idle, and Jane Pauley.
The 4th disc features numerous extras. The Crane Brothers Remembers Season 3 features interviews
with Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce. This 12-minute segment includes interviews and clips, and has Kelsey
talking about his 1st time directing the episode "Moon Dance" and various guest stars. A Conversation with Art Director Roy Christopher
is a 8 and a half minute segment talking about the props, furnishings, and design of the apartment, radio station,
and coffee house. Bulldog Crazy features about 2 minutes of clips of Bulldog, played by actor Dan Butler. The Mystery of
Maris: The Break-Up Begins features about 2 minutes of clips of Maris related scenes.
This is a nice set that Frasier fans that will enjoy for the episodes and bonus features.
There are no episode commentaries, however, as there were on the first 2 season sets.
Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):
Video quality: 4.5/5
Audio quality: 4.5/5
Special Features: 4/5
Menu Design/Navigation: 4.5/5
-- Reviewed by Todd Fuller on 05/23/04
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