TITLE: ROSEANNE - THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON (MILL CREEK)
Release Date: September 4, 2012 (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Packaging: Keepcase with paper sleeves
Number of Discs: 3
Number of Episodes: 25
Running Time: 583 minutes
Running Time of Features: N/A
Audio: English Stereo
Subtitles and Captioning: Closed-captioned
Special Features: None
Get ready for even more Roseanne! If one season on one release date isn't enough for you (and it never is for me), Mill Creek has the re-release of Roseanne - The Sixth Season on DVD as a value-priced collection! The three-disc set includes all of the 1993-1994 episodes, where Bev sells her share in the diner, David pops the question to Darlene, and Becky (wait, is that the SAME Becky???) and Mark move back home.
Darlene may be off to art school in "Two Down, One to Go," but David isn't too happy. Bev sells her share of the Lunchbox in "The Mommy's Curse." In "Party Politics," DJ begins skipping school. Roseanne finds a bag of marijuana in David's room in "A Stash from the Past," but she is really shocked when she find out that it really belongs to her and Dan! Somebody is pregnant in "Be My Baby," and it isn't Roseanne or any of her daughters. Celebrate another Halloween with the Conners in "Halloween V." Darlene could be coming back home in "Homeward Bound." Vicki Lawrence guest stars in "Guilt By Imagination," where Dan has lunch with an old flame. Sarah Chalke makes her first appearance as Becky in "Homecoming," where Roseanne sees a chance to break up the duo.
Another Conner family Thanksgiving doesn't go as hoped in "Thanksgiving '93." DJ steals Roseanne's car in "The Driver's Seat." In "White Trash Christmas," Roseanne and Dan go all out for Christmas. Florence Henderson guest stars in "Suck Up or Shut Up." In "Busted," Roseanne finds out that David has been living with Darlene in Chicago. Dan finds out about the living arrangements in "David vs. Goliath," and he isn't too happy. Roseanne is still trying to hide David from Dan in "Everybody Comes to Jackie's." Dan comes between Jackie and the baby in "Don't Make Room for Daddy." In "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," somebody is the life of the party at a gay party... and it is Roseanne!
The big day has come for Jackie in "Labor Day." Dan's father misses an alimony payment in "Past Imperfect." In "Lies My Father Told Me," Dan learns a dark secret about his mother that he never knew. DJ has a secret himself in "I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep." Bev breaks her pelvis in "Body by Jake." In "Isn't It Romantic?," Fred wants advice on how to propose to Jackie. The season ends with "Altar Egos," where it is time for a wedding... or not... or maybe.
The episodes have roughly the same runtimes as the Anchor Bay versions, with runtimes as follows:
1. "Two Down, One to Go" (23:30)
2. "The Mommy's Curse" (23:05)
3. "Party Politics" (23:04)
4. "A Stash from the Past" (22:55)
5. "Be My Baby" (23:05)
6. "Halloween V" (23:30)
7. "Homeward Bound" (23:02)
8. "Guilt by Imagination" (23:30)
9. "Homecoming" (23:29)
10. "Thanksgiving '93" (23:30)
11. "The Driver's Seat" (23:28)
12. "White Trash Christmas" (23:30)
13. "Suck Up or Shut Up" (23:10)
14. "Busted" (23:29)
15. "David vs. Goliath" (23:30)
16. "Everyone Comes to Jackie's" (23:29)
17. "Don't Make Room for Daddy" (23:29)
18. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (23:08)
19. "Labor Day" (23:24)
20. "Past Imperfect" (23:29)
21. "Lies My Father Told Me" (23:24)
22. "I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep" (22:48)
23. "Body by Jake" (23:29)
24. "Isn't It Romantic?" (23:26)
25. "Altar Egos" (23:30)
Yes... paper sleeves, again. But let's talk about the rest of the packaging. Season five featured Darlene and David on the cover. This time, we have Becky and Mark on the cover, with photos of the rest of the family surrounding them. On the back, there is a rather lengthy description of the season, along with a few episode snapshots. And inside... the black paper sleeves. At least the disc artwork is nice, and is designed just like the cover artwork.
Menu Design and Navigation:
The menus on this set are identical to season five. The main menu features the quilt that is on the couch, and video clips play on the patches on it. Meanwhile, the theme song plays in the background. Options on the main menu include Play All and Episodes. Chapters are placed throughout each episode.
Video and Audio Quality:
As is typical for Roseanne, the video quality is not that great... but it never was in the first place. Still, it is just as good as it is on TV for the most part, and fans won't complain too much. Each episode has a stereo audio track which is nothing spectacular, but it is fine in general. Each episode is closed-captioned.
Like the Anchor Bay set, this season has NO special features.
It is hard to say a whole lot here without being redundant. This series stayed about the same around these middle seasons (it was in the last two seasons where things really started to change, for the worse), but we still aren't there yet. At under $15, this set is a great deal for all fans of the domestic goddess.
Final Numbers (out of 5 stars - How our point system works)
Video Quality: 3.5/5
Audio Quality: 4/5
Special Features: 0/5
Menu Design/Navigation: 4.5/5
-- Reviewed by skees53 on 10/07/12
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