TITLE: ROSEANNE - HALLOWEEN EDITION
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006 (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Number of Discs: 1
Number of Episodes: 7
Running Time: 186 Minutes
Subtitles: None; Closed Captioned
Special Features: None
Some shows took extra time out to do specials for
Christmas, or Thanksgiving, but ROSEANNE took pride in
each year, producing a spectacular Halloween episode.
ROSEANNE stars Roseanne as Roseanne, John Goodman,
Lecy Goranson, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, Laurie
Metcalfe and Natalie West. Later episodes featured
Sarah Chalke as Becky as well as Martin Mull, Sandra
Bernhard, Glenn Quinn and Johnny Galecki.
In this special Halloween release, you can for the
first time on DVD, own all 7 infamous Halloween
episodes from ROSEANNE!
Episodes Included / Notable Guest Stars:
The following episodes are all on this disc, and since
there's only seven, I'll list them all.
"Boo!" which was according to the DVD box, an
"Emmy-nominated fan favorite", the Conners kick off a
family tradition with a night of outrageous pranks.
In "Trick or Treat", Roseanne wears a lumberjack
costume and learns a few things about the opposite
In "Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down," Jackie flirts with a
returned Booker (guest star George Clooney) and is
caught in the middle when Arnie shows up (Tom Arnold),
while Roseanne pranks the new neighbors.
In "Halloween IV," Roseanne, having lost her holiday
spirit, is visited by the ghosts of Halloween past,
present and future.
In "Halloween V" it is Halloween night but the real
shocks are about to come from some much unexpected
In "Skeleton in the Closet" a Halloween party at The
Lunch Box brings out Leon's (Martin Mull) gay friends
as well as Bev's (Estelle Parsons) hair-raising
And in "Halloween: The Final Chapter" Ed McMahon and
Sarah Chalke guest start when Roseanne's ouija board
delivers the most unexpected news of all.
The packaging is typical of a regular movie release,
the snap-case. The cover is black and orange,
representing Halloween. The picture on the cover is of
a pumpkin carved with Roseanne's face. It's the same
design as a regular season release.
There's one disc inside and it contains all 7
Halloween episodes of the series. On the back of the
case are some pictures and a list of the episodes,
plus a brief synopsis of the episodes.
And the disc itself features the same picture as the
Menu Design and Navigation:
If you've purchased the first few seasons of ROSEANNE
on DVD, than this is a familiar screen for you. It's
the exact same. It has the striped background (in
orange and black, for Halloween), a picture of
Roseanne from the cover (the pumpkin carving) and a
list of the episodes. There's a play all option and
the theme song loops in the background.
Video and Audio Quality:
The video is as good as to be expected. It varies from
each episode, but more or less, it's great; good color
and not too much dust or grain. As for the audio, it's
fine as well and nothing to be concerned about.
Chapter skips are available and the best news is that
it seems the episodes are uncut, all run between 23-24
minutes in length!
1- Boo! (23:44)
2- Trick or Treat (23:25)
3- *Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down (23:26)
4- Halloween IV (23:32)
5- Halloween V (23:30)
6- Skeleton in the Closet (23:00)
7- Halloween: The Final Chapter (23:00)
* This episode is listed twice. The first selection is
without video commentary by Roseanne. The second is
with video commentary. Both episodes have the same
run-time, of course.
- Video Commentary with Roseanne on "Trick Me Up,
Trick Me Down"
It's nice they included that, but unfortunately for
us, it was the same video commentary track as used in
the Season 4 DVD release.
For a simple release of seven episodes, I'm impressed
by Anchor Bay. The box art is nice, and the episodes
appear to be uncut, which is really nice! I'm glad
they included the video commentary with Roseanne on
"Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down" even though it was used
in Season 4; it's nice for those that don't have
Season 4 yet or are just buying this set. Overall, a
good release and it gives me something to watch on
Halloween if I don't have any plans!
Final Numbers (out of 5 stars - How our point system works)
Video Quality: 4.5/5
Audio Quality: 4.5/5
Special Features: 1/5
Menu Navigation/Design: 4/5
-- Reviewed by TVJunkie101 (Shawn Eaton) on 08/26/06
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