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  • I do care about the release I just bought and I dislike that no time at all was taken to put together a collection of interviews, even previous recorded ones, tributes to the characters, behind the scenes peeks or anything


    • by CirclingCanvas

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      It’s not easy to figure Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment out when it comes to the DVD releases of the seasons of All in the Family. They seem to treat the long and popular series with some respect, but they never go all out with the DVD sets. Season three is another prime example of this. Just like the previous and later releases, the video quality is as good as its going to be. The picture appears crisper and more detailed than the television broadcasts and VHS releases, and there’s no noticeable grain or interference. The audio is clear, too, with no droppings in volume or interference in the background. The episodes look and sound probably about as good as they ever will, and I doubt any further enhancement or clean-up would be possible.

      Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment deserves credit


      for presenting these episodes with such exceptional clarity, but they fall short, and I mean way short, when it comes to extras and special features on the set. Like the other DVD season sets, there are none. The only thing present is some crummy advertisements for other Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment releases. I don’t care in the slightest about other releases. I do care about the release I just bought and I dislike that no time at all was taken to put together a collection of interviews, even previous recorded ones, tributes to the characters, behind the scenes peeks or anything. Fans, certainly this fan, would’ve been real pleased with just twenty minutes of bonus material, but no effort was made and that’s such a shame and a real missed opportunity.

      The episodes themselves though are worth the thirty ...


      • dollars. This season is quite as emotionally jarring or brilliantly comical as season four or five or two, but it’s still a season full of laugh out loud moments and it’s still a season that speaks out on issues that aren’t easy to cope with. One such episode involves sexual harassment and assault, and the way in which Gloria handles it and how the family responds is real realistic and it casts a light on how a victim can easily be presented as “wanting it” when the picture is painted by a skilled defense attorney. Another episode addresses the “wrongness” of a white girl going out with a black guy in the eyes of some, namely Archie and Henry, while Lionel and Archie’s niece prove that color doesn’t have a thing to with having a good time and
        enjoying each other’s company. Another episode features the lifestyle known as “swinging” and the couple that wants to “swing” with Archie and Edith explain why they don’t see anything wrong with it while Archie and Edith take the more traditional platform against it. What’s remarkable is how the writers of these episodes, and others, can take sensitive subjects and still mix in comedy without the show falling on its face and looking like it’s treating something serious as a joke.

        The third season of the show gets a “9″ rating from me because the stories continue to be strong and the characters expertly portrayed by a talented cast that never looks bored and always immerses themselves in the material. The episodes look and sound great, but the complete lack of extras once again is once again a great disappointment.




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