TITLE: FULL HOUSE - THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006 (Warner Bros. Home Video)
Number of Discs: 4
Number of Episodes: 24
Running Time: 552 minutes
Total Run Time of Special Features: approx. 3 minutes
and 55 seconds
Languages, Subtitles, Closed Captioning: Subtitles in
English, French and Spanish; Closed Captioned.
Special Features: "Joey Impersonations: Season 3
The Tanner Family is back in this 4-disc set that
includes all 24 season 3 Episodes! In this season, a
season of "growing up," Michelle (Mary-Kate/Ashley
Olsen) starts preschool. Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) is
the only Tanner left in elementary school. And D.J.
(Candace Cameron) makes the big move to junior high
school, an exciting and scary new world that includes
makeup, boys, parties and one very freaked out father
like Danny (Bob Saget).
Memorable Episodes / Notable Guest Stars:
Some notable episodes include: "Tanner's Island," in
which a family vacation on the high seas ends up with
the family stranded on a deserted island; "Nerd for a
Day," in which Stephanie learns that making fun of
someone really isn't funny at all. "Granny Tanny," in
which Danny's mother decides to retire - and move in
with him and the girls! "Star Search," in which Joey,
after struggling for 10 years as a stand up, gets his
chance on Star Search. "And They Call it Puppy Love,"
in which the family gets a dog - who happens to be
having puppies! "The Greatest Birthday on Earth," in
which Michelle vanishes from her circus-themed
birthday party. "Aftershocks," is the one where an
earthquake rattles the Tanner family. "Lust in the
Dust," is the one where Danny dates a
neatness-challenged woman. "Honey, I Broke the House,"
in which Stephanie accidentally starts Joey's new car
- and crashes into the kitchen. "Fraternity Reunion,"
is the one where a fraternity reunion ends up with
Joey and Danny in drag - and in jail. And, "Our Very
First Telethon" in which everyone gets in the act when
Danny hosts the 24-hour "We Love Our Children"
Some notable guests this season include: regular guest
appearances by Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler; daytime
drama star Bobbie Eakes ("All My Children"), Doris
Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond") as Granny Tanner,
Ed McMahon ("Star Search") as himself, Scott Baio
("Happy Days" & "Charles in Charge"), Dana Sparks
("Falcon Crest" & "Passions") and Barry Van Dyke.
The cover art is a little bit different than the first
two releases. Instead of individual shots of the cast,
it's "family photo" of the cast from the third season.
The main colors are purple and a dark pink. And
another change to tell you about is that the flip fold
design is gone; replaced with individual slip cases.
I've always been more partial to these kinds of
releases anyway. The cases are designed like the slip
sleeve was with one side listing the episodes on the
first disc in that case and on the back the second
disc is listed. It's different, that's for sure. Disc
1 has a purple background (all of the discs have the
same background color) and uses the same picture of
Bob Saget as Danny on its cover. Disc 2 features John
Stamos as Jesse. Disc 3 has Dave Coulier as Joey, and
Disc 4 features all three of the kids (Candace Cameron
as DJ, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie and Mary-Kate/Ashley
Olsen as Michelle). And for the episode layout on the
discs: Disc One contains episodes 1-6, Disc Two
contains episodes 7-12, Disc Three contains episodes
13-18 and Disc Four contains episodes 19-24, as well
as the one special feature.
Menu Design and Navigation:
The main menu design is virtually the same as the box
art. A picture of the cast is next to the menu
selections. The theme song (with lyrics) loops over
the menu. The selections to choose from are "Play"
(which is the play all feature everyone loves),
"Episodes," which takes you to another screen that
lists the episodes on that disc. Then there is the
"Special Features" selection (on Disc 4) that takes
you to another screen, where it lists the bonus
features available. Finally, "Languages" takes you to
another screen where you can choose English as the
spoken language and English, French and Spanish
Video and Audio Quality:
The video is pretty good. It's what you'd expect for a
show from 1989/1990. The video is a little soft at
times, but overall not very many problems at all. The
audio itself still seems pretty low, so make sure you
adjust the sound on your television. The episodes, as
per usual, run 23-24 minutes in length, which was the
norm for back then. They are uncut, so you get about
2-3 minutes more footage than you'd probably see in
syndicated reruns. And it's also nice to note that
Warner has continued to include chapter skips. They
weren't available on Season 1, and of course we noted
that, but then in Season 2 they were added. I'm
assuming they do listen to what we (and other sites)
have to say about their releases, because some changes
are just too coincidental.
The bare minimum has been included, a couple minute
montage of Joey impersonations. It's not much, but at
least it is something. And Warner, if you are
listening, the fans want commentary! I'd love to hear
some of the casts' thoughts and it really shouldn't be
all that difficult to round up the cast, as they
regularly see one another.
* Joey Impersonations: Season 3 Montage (approx.
runtime: 3:55 minutes)
Basically what it says. A montage of all of the
impersonations the character of Joey makes throughout
the third season.
Well, it was a good release. I'm happy with the
changes they made on the box art (the cast photo is
better) and I like the fact that they've stopped using
flip-fold packaging and are now doing slip sleeve
cases. It's visually nicer and I think more effective.
Of course it's just my opinion, but kudos to Warner
Brothers on the changes. On the other hand, the bare
minimum in special features is disappointing. As I
stated above, the Joey impersonations montage is cute
but the fans would probably enjoy bloopers and
commentary by the cast or producers. Hopefully Warner
starts to do this before the series ends (which are
still several seasons away yet). Nonetheless, it was a
good release, and I'm sure hardcore fans of the show
will buy it, with or without great special features.
Final Numbers (out of 5 stars - How our point system works)
Video Quality: 5/5
Audio Quality: 4/5
Special Features: 2/5
Menu Design/Navigation: 5/5
- Reviewed by TVJunkie101 (Shawn Eaton) on 04/01/06
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