DVD Verdict reviews: 24: SEASON THREE, CRUSADE: THE COMPLETE SERIES, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ALL GROWN UP!: O' BROTHER!,
    CARNIVALE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, CHALLENGE OF THE SUPERFRIENDS:
    THE FIRST SEASON, CRUSADE: THE COMPLETE SERIES, FARSCAPE: SEASON 1,
    COLLECTION 1 (STARBURST EDITION), FARSCAPE: SEASON 4, COLLECTION 1,
    FRASIER: THE COMPLETE FINAL SEASON, HENRY VIII, JOHN RITTER COMEDY
    SPECIAL: BEING OF SOUND MIND AND BODY, MACBETH, MYSTERY SCIENCE
    THEATER 3000 COLLECTION, VOLUME 6, NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA: THE
    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, REAL WHEELS: HIGH SPEED ADVENTURES, REAL
    WHEELS: LAND, AIR, AND SEA ADVENTURES, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, SEASON SIX,
    and 24: SEASON THREE:


    ALL GROWN UP!: O' BROTHER! (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 85/100):
    "In all, All Grown Up! -- O' Brother! is not a bad disc and will provide
    an hour and a half of safe and sane entertainment, but it's
    disappointing to see another studio market 'down' to an emerging age
    group of soon-to-be DVD consumers. 'Oh brother' is right."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/allgrownupobrother.php

    CARNIVALE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall
    score 95/100):
    "Carnivale could be one of the greatest feats of the history of
    television, depending on what's in store as the show continues."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/carnivaleseason1.php

    CHALLENGE OF THE SUPERFRIENDS: THE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Michael
    Stailey, overall score 85/100):
    "From dirty streets that seem to stink of failed dreams to wide-open
    vistas that suggest the end of the line instead of infinite
    possibilities, this is California as a dead end, the sun-and-fun
    lifestyle turned dire and dark."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/challengesuperfriends.php

    CRUSADE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (reviewed by David Ryan, overall
    score 87/100):
    "All good things must come to an end -- but it's sad when that end is
    sudden and seemingly unfair. Crusade marks the end of our weekly
    journeys into J. Michael Straczynski's unique Babylon 5 universe;
    journeys that most fans would have wanted to continue. But instead, the
    show was a flawed mishmash of Straczynski's intelligent storytelling and
    network-imposed 'suggestions.' It leaves no one satisfied."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/crusadecompleteseries.php

    FARSCAPE: SEASON 1, COLLECTION 1 (STARBURST EDITION) (reviewed by David
    Ryan, overall score 96/100):
    "In this humble reviewer's opinion, Farscape is the best science fiction
    series ever made. In every aspect of television production, from
    storytelling to set design, Farscape is superior to its competition."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/farscapes1c1starburst.php

    FARSCAPE: SEASON 4, COLLECTION 1 (reviewed by Erick Harper, overall
    score 82/100):
    "Farscape: Season 4, Collection 1is something of a disappointment, even
    for a diehard Farscape fan such as myself. The special features are
    nice, but the video quality is something of a disappointment, as are the
    majority of these episodes."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/farscapes4c1.php

    FRASIER: THE COMPLETE FINAL SEASON (reviewed by Diane Wild, overall
    score 92/100):
    "The writers knew from the beginning that this would be the last
    season, and they took advantage of that to reflect on the past as well
    as build up storylines that allowed them to send the characters off in
    fitting style."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/frasierfinalseason.php

    HENRY VIII (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall score 75/100):
    "Whereas the historical Henry was a learned man and a canny statesman,
    as well as a handsome man known for his athleticism, as embodied by
    Winstone he looks more like a neckless ex-football player and sounds
    like a lower-class lout."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/henry8.php

    JOHN RITTER COMEDY SPECIAL: BEING OF SOUND MIND AND BODY (reviewed by
    Amanda DeWees, overall score 77/100):
    "Those who miss this talented actor -- and that's a great many of us --
    will be glad to see this rare early material available, but this disc
    could really have used some beefing up with more content."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/johnrittercomedyspecial.php

    MACBETH (reviewed by Diane Wild, overall score 81/100):
    "My bigger issue with this Macbeth is that the message isn't tailored to
    the medium. Taking the 'live' out of live theatre is one loss, and
    despite the fine extras, using television or DVD to portray an unaltered
    stage play doesn't use the technology to even a fraction of its full
    extent. Still, I might never see the Royal Shakespeare Company perform
    live, and I'll certainly never have the chance to see Ian McKellen and
    Judi Dench on stage, so this Macbeth is a welcome release. "

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/macbeth.php

    MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 COLLECTION, VOLUME 6 (reviewed by Bill
    Gibron, overall score 91/100):
    "Yet among all the laser-blast battles and skin-shedding skeletons,
    there is a dumb little diversion here, a movie with the melons to put a
    crayfish in front of a blue screen and supersize it out of all rational
    proportion. However, by the time we get to the giant etouffee and the
    self-sacrifice ending, we're not weepy but sleepy."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/mst3kcollvol6.php

    NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by
    Patrick Bromley, overall score 80/100):
    "While a slew of other reality TV shows may feature 'regular folks' like
    me, it's not an everyday occurrence that I am forced to eat sheep's
    bladders or am fired by Donald Trump. At least, not the second one."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/newlywedsseason1.php

    REAL WHEELS: HIGH SPEED ADVENTURES (reviewed by Lacey Worrell, overall
    score 85/100):
    "Kids will likely be fascinated by Dave and Becky's adventures, because
    both hosts display a great deal of enthusiasm and energy for the topic
    at hand. They are not passive observers; they fully immerse themselves
    in learning how to safely drive race cars, practice good motorcycle
    safety, and conduct basic simulations of life in space."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/realwheelshighspeed.php

    REAL WHEELS: LAND, AIR, AND SEA ADVENTURES (reviewed by Lacey Worrell,
    overall score 85/100):
    "Dave and Becky come across as genuinely nice people who can laugh
    at themselves and who are committed to providing quality programming
    for kids."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/realwheelslandairsea.php

    STAR TREK: VOYAGER, SEASON SIX (reviewed by Sandra Dozier, overall
    score 80/100):
    "The chief weakness of this series is that the writers could never
    decide where their focus should be: exciting adventures and dog fights
    with scary aliens, or humanistic stories showcasing the crew? They try
    to have the best of both worlds, and eventually end up failing to do
    either very well. However, the lure of Voyager is in finding the gems
    among the coal, because when they get it right, it's a thing of beauty
    to behold."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/voyseason6.php

    24: SEASON THREE (reviewed by David Johnson, overall score 93/100):
    "It's 24 weeks of movie-quality production values, down-to-the-minute
    suspense, more twists and turns than a Britney Spears marriage, and one
    of the most ass-kickingest characters to hit the boob tube. If that's
    not bang for your buck, what is?"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/24season3.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Jan 12, 2005
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