TITLE: ROSEANNE - THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON
DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2007 (Anchor Bay/Starz Home Entertainment)
Color / 1994-95
Number of Discs: 4
Number of Episodes: 26
Running Time: 598 minutes
Languages, Subtitles, Closed Captioning: English; No
subtitles; Closed Captioned
Special Features: None
ROSEANNE, one of the most definitive situation
comedies of the 1990s, is back on DVD for her seventh
season from Anchor Bay/Starz Home Entertainment!
Issues tackled this season include Roseanne's
(ROSEANNE) unexpected pregnancy, Dan's (JOHN GOODMAN)
shaving of his arm-pits for medical reasons, Jackie's
(LAURIE METCALF) over-protectiveness of her newborn
son, DJ's (MICHAEL FISHMAN) ever evolving weirdness
while the friction between Becky (SARAH CHALKE) and
Darlene (SARA GILBERT) reaches an all-time high.
Memorable Episodes / Notable Guest Stars:
Some memorable episodes include: "Nine Is Enough" in
which Roseanne reveals she's pregnant. "Two for One"
in which Roseanne discovers Darlene is having an
affair. "Snoop Davey Dave" is the one in which David
takes pleasure in ratting out Darlene to Roseanne.
"Girl Talk" is the one in which Becky and Mark have
trouble in bed, which sparks a revealing conversation
between Mark, Fred and Dan. "Sleeper" is the one in
which David has a sexual fantasy involving one of the
Conner women. "Skeleton in the Closet" in which, for
once, the joke is on Roseanne. "White Men Can't Kiss"
in which DJ won't kiss a black girl in a play. "Rear
Window" in which Dan and Roseanne can't help buy watch
their elderly neighbors next door -- run around the
house naked! "My Name Is Bev" in which Bev reveals she
is an alcoholic. "The Clip Show: All About Rosey" in
which famous sitcom moms welcome Roseanne into their
club. "Happy Trailers" is the one in which Becky and
Mark move into a shabby trailer. "Sherwood Schwartz: A
Loving Tribute" is the one in which Dan's dream of
building a boat leads to an episode full of fantasy
and fun -- "Gilligan's Island" style!
Memorable guest stars this season include Glenn Quinn
("Mark"), Johnny Galecki ("David"), Michael O'Keefe
("Fred"), Estelle Parsons ("Bev"), Sandra Bernhard
("Nancy") and Martin Mull ("Leon") co-star. Guest
stars include Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Stone, Shelley
Winters, Danny Masterson, Traci Lords, Joseph
Gordon-Levitt, June Lockhart, Barbara Billingsley, Pat
Crowley, Isabel Sanford and more!
The same kind of design is used as the past six
releases. Roseanne and Dan are on the cover, over an
orange striped background. Underneath them is a slew
of photos from episodes. The back of the box features
a cast photo of all six main actors. The set is slip
sleeve and features two cases that hold the four discs
for the set. The cases themselves feature an orange
striped background and showcase episode still shots.
The back of each case features episode titles, a brief
one-sentence description, and the disc the episodes.
The first case holds Discs 1 and 2. Disc One contains
episodes 1-7 and features a picture of Roseanne. Disc
2 contains episodes 8-14 and features a picture of
Dan. The second case holds Discs 3 and 4. Disc 3
contains episodes 15-21 (episodes 19 and 20 are aired
as an hour-long episode) and features a picture of
Jackie while Disc 4 contains episodes 21-25 and
features Roseanne and Dan. Each disc is red in color.
Menu Design and Navigation:
The main menu is in the exact same format as prior
releases. It's a near identical shot of the box art.
The main menu features an orange striped background,
the same shot of Roseanne and Dan, and has the theme
song looping in the background. There is a "Play All"
option that lets you play every episode
un-interrupted. There is also an "Episodes" selection,
which takes you to a sub-menu that lists each episode
you can choose from.
Video and Audio Quality:
The video itself is getting better and better. Each
episode seems bright and vibrant--nothing to be
worried about. The same goes for the audio, very good
and nothing to worry about. Each episode features the
chapter skip option and each episode appears to be
uncut (says that in the set info, too), running a good
22 to 23 minutes at length.
1- Nine Is Enough (9/21/1994) (23:00)
2- Two for One (9/28/1994) (23:00)
3- Snoop Davey Dave (10/5/1994) (22:50)
4- Girl Talk (10/12/1994) (23:01)
5- Sleeper (10/19/1994) (23:01)
6- Skeleton in the Closet (10/26/1994) (22:58)
7- Follow the Son (11/2/1994) (22:59)
8- Punch and Jimmy (11/9/1994) (23:01)
9- White Men Can't Kiss (11/16/1994) (23:00)
10- Thanksgiving 1994 (11/23/1994) (22:54)
11- Maybe Baby (11/30/1994) (22:55)
12- Parenting Trap (12/14/1994) (23:01)
13- Rear Window (1/4/1995) (23:01)
14- My Name Is Bev (1/11/1995) (23:01)
15- Bed and Bored (2/1/1995) (23:01)
16- Sisters (2/8/1995) (23:00)
17- Lost Youth (2/15/1995) (23:00)
18- Single Married Female (2/22/1995) (23:00)
19/20- The Clip Show: All About Rosey, Parts 1 and 2
21- Husbands and Wives (3/22/1995) (23:00)
22- Happy Trailers (3/29/1995) (23:00)
23- The Blaming of the Shrew (5/3/1995) (23:00)
24- The Birds and the Frozen Bees (5/10/1995) (23:00)
25- Couch Potatoes (5/17/1995) (23:00)
26- Sherwood Schwartz: A Loving Tribute (5/24/1995)
Lately we have just gotten episodes on the set. While
that is the most important thing obviously, Anchor
Bay/Starz didnít give us any extras once again after a
good start when the series first came on DVD.
Well, on the plus side, the video quality keeps
getting better! The sets are polished, and it is
always a pleasure to get to watch Roseanne on DVD. My
only gripe is the lack of bonus features. What
happened to the cast interviews? Roseanne's
commentary? Why was it dropped? That's my only gripe.
Other than that, I definitely encourage everyone to
get ROSEANNE - SEASON 7, it's comedy at it's finest
and it proves that sitcoms can still tackle serious
subjects and that a sitcom doesn't always need to end
on a happy note!
Final Numbers (out of 5 stars - How our point system works)
Video Quality: 5/5
Audio Quality: 5/5
Special Features: N/A
Menu Navigation/Design: 4.5/5
-- Reviewed by TVJunkie101 (Shawn Eaton) on 04/23/07
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