TITLE: MARTIN - THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2007 (HBO Home Video)
Color / 1993-94
Number of Discs: 4
Number of Episodes: 27
Running Time: 600 minutes
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; Closed Captioned.
Special Features: None
WAZZUP!! What's up is that the second season of the
hit FOX sitcom, MARTIN, is now available on DVD! Say
WHAT? That's right, all 27 episodes are now available!
MARTIN stars Martin Lawrence as Martin Payne, an
outrageous radio show host. Tisha Campbell co-stars as
his girlfriend Gina Waters. Rounding out the cast are
Carl Anthony Payne II as Cole Brown, Thomas Mikal Ford
as Tommy Strong, Tichina Arnold as Pam James and
Garrett Morris as Stan, with Jon Gries as Shawn.
Memorable Episodes / Notable Guest Stars:
Some of the memorable episodes this season include:
"Really, Gina Is Not My Lover" in which Gina has a bad
dentist appointment leaving her doped on Novocaine,
slurring her speech and drooling -- on the eve of
Martin winning Man of the Decade. "Got to Be There" is
the one in which Martin and Gina party away from the
other. "Beat It" in which Tommy and Cole fight over a
woman. "Baby, It's You" in which Martin might have to
deliver a baby in his apartment. "Control" is the one
in which Gina throws out tickets that are Martin's,
and after finding out Sheneneh has them, Sheneneh
holds it over her head and enjoys Gina's suffering.
"To Kill a Talking Bird" in which Mama Payne leaves
her talking bird with Martin and the bird constantly
insults Gina. "Hollywood Swinging" Parts 1 and 2 in
which Martin strives to get a better job. "Thanks for
Nothing" in which the relatives pop in on
Thanksgiving. "Love Is In Your Face" Parts 1 and 2 in
which Gina gets a job in New York and it drives a
wedge between Martin and Gina. And much more!
In addition, the guest stars this season include Ajai
Sanders, Charnele Brown, Fred Berry, Judyann Elder,
John Witherspoon and more!
The front cover is green in color and features,
naturally, a large photo of Martin Lawrence as Martin,
with Tisha Campbell as Gina and Martin Lawrence as
Jerome. The back of the box features a great
description of the series as well as some more photos.
The set itself is pretty compact in design. It is a
flip fold case, but it's more compact than most
flip-fold sets are. You open it and there are two
discs on each side. The discs themselves are orange
and green in color.
Disc 1 is orange in color and features Martin Lawrence
as Martin and contains episodes 1-7. Disc 2 is green
in color, features Tisha Campbell as Gina and contains
episodes 8-14. Disc 3 is green in color, features
Tichina Arnold as Pam and contains episodes 15-21.
Disc 4 is orange in color, features Thomas Mikal Ford
as Tommy and Carl Anthony Payne II as Cole, and
contains episodes 22-27.
Menu Design and Navigation:
The main menu immediately pops up and features three
video clips playing as the theme plays and after it is
done it loops. There are two selections on all of the
discs "Episode Index" and "Languages". "Episode Index"
takes you to a sub-menu and a list of the episodes
that you can select to play. "Languages" takes you to
another sub-menu where you can select English as the
language and English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Video and Audio Quality:
For a series that's actually 15 years old (wow!) from
its debut date, the video is clean and full of color.
The audio itself is in great shape, so nothing to be
worried about. There are English, French and Spanish
subtitle options and the episodes are
closed-captioned. Each episode runs approx. 22 minutes
in length, which is about the norm for uncut episodes
in the 1990s. Chapter skips are available on each
1- Do You Remember The Time? (8/22/93) (22:50)
2- Really, Gina Is Not My Lover (8/29/93) (22:50)
3- Got to Be There (9/5/93) (22:51)
4- Beat It (9/12/93) (22:51)
5- Baby, It's You (9/19/93) (22:45)
6- Workin' Day & Night (9/26/93) (22:50)
7- Control (10/3/93) (22:50)
8- You've Got a Friend (10/10/93) (22:47)
9- To Kill a Talking Bird (10/17/93) (22:49)
10- Fat Like Dat (10/24/93) (22:49)
11- Hollywood Swinging (1) (11/7/93) (22:50)
12- Hollywood Swinging (2) (11/14/93) (22:47)
13- Thanks for Nothing (11/21/93) (22:50)
14- Whoomp! There It Ain't (12/12/93) (22:50)
15- Holiday Blues (12/19/93) (22:51)
16- No Justice, No Peace (1/9/94) (22:50)
17- Suspicious Minds (1/16/94) (22:50)
18- Love Is in Your Face (1) (2/6/94) (22:19)
19- Love Is in Your Face (2) (2/13/94) (22:46)
20- Arms Are for Hugging (2/20/94) (22:05)
21- Guard Your Grill (2/27/94) (22:51)
22- Yours, Mine and Ours (3/13/94) (22:50)
23- I Don't Have the Heart (3/27/94) (22:51)
24- Crunchy Drawers (4/17/94) (22:44)
25- No Love Lost (5/1/94) (22:50)
26- Hoedown in Motown (5/8/94) (22:51)
27- Martin's on the Move (5/15/94) (22:51)
After the first season set had a few extras, one would
think this set would have something similar...but it
does not. There are no extras at all! Say WHAT!?
The show just gets more outrageous each season! A
hilarious sitcom, I think any fan of sitcoms would
enjoy this show. It is fun and it is hilarious. The
set is nice and colorful but it is a shame that after
two bonus features last season, we get zero this time!
Overall, not much to say. I would like to see
commentary though. Anyway, get this set to continue
Final Numbers (out of 5 stars - How our point system works)
Video Quality: 4.5/5
Audio Quality: 4.5/5
Special Features: 0/5
Menu Navigation/Design: 4.5/5
-- Reviewed by TVJunkie101 (Shawn Eaton) on 05/14/07
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