Post by haddie mayes on Mar 3, 2007 18:35:28 GMT -5
I just can`t understand why Bruce and Cybill didn`t do any commentaries this time , especailly after how Bruce kept going on about how great I See England.... and Shirts And Skins were and that he wanted to do the commentary for the shower scene. What happened?? But at least we finally get to see this wonderful screen test between Bruce and Cybill that everyones been talking about . So i wont be too negative.
I actually tried loaded247 myself this time, they seem faster than Amazon... to the UK anyway. I sure live closer to the UK than the US. I hope to get the dvd's next week too, very much looking forward to see the screen test and most of the episodes even though I was hoping for something more.
Post by moonlighter on Mar 6, 2007 22:58:11 GMT -5
Ok, I just bought mine. Quick observation. It is really a barebones box. yes the screen test is there. It is a scene from the script of the pilot. The quality is not very good. but it does show that they had the characters down. there is an improvement on the disc box. More later if I have time.
Got mine last night and pulled another all nighter watching the entire season - 6:00 PM to 4:30 AM (I FF through the Agnes episode). I was disappointed in the screen test because I thought it was going to be the dance scene from the Pilot that had been discussed on the Season 1&2 DVD. I was waiting to see the sizzle between them as they danced against the black back drop with little lights.
I must say that Season 5 did have some very funny and clever bits such as the way they opened the season and discussed the move to Sunday nights, but left me empty because "it" was not there. I really missed "it". I had a hard time watching David and Maddie as just "pals". Really really loved the outtakes at the end of Shirts and Skins. After hearing so much about the friction between Bruce and Cybill, it was fun to see them breaking up.
I got season 5 on my lunch break yesterday... lol. I haven't seen this show in years, and I was a lot younger, so I didn't remember how it ends. When I opened the insert to read more, I accidently glanced at the summary of the final episode, and it spoiled it for me! Oh well. I haven't seen any of the episodes of season 5, because I'm waiting to watch it with my girlfriend. But I don't know if I can hold out that long! I did watch the screen test, and thought it was cool. Bruce seemed to be holding back a bit, but you could definitely see the chemistry. The commentary for the screen test was cool, too. Though I was hoping it would be longer, or include more shots. And I was also hoping for another featurette. I think maybe they should have put the screen test in the season 1 & 2 set, and save one of the featurettes for season 5. That would have made more sense. But all in all, I am thrilled with my Moonlighting DVD set, and I am so happy they put them out there! It's a shame they're not playing it more in syndication.
I picked mine up last night. My initial reaction is one of, well disappointment. As already stated, there are only two episode commentaries and the one on the screen test. The Box design is different in that it does not have the same clear plastic holders and the disc labels are of the same design as the one used in season four.
I expected more....something. Let's be honest, not a TON of folks are tripping over themselves to buy season five. I would have assumed that the astute marketers at Lions Gate would have given us more than a short screen test to make it worth the money. (The cost was MUCH cheaper than the other seasons however...less than 20 bucks at Wal-Mart.) I don't know how much it costs to add a commentary track but I would have paid 5-10 more if they would have at least added those features to more episodes.
I worry about the quality control though. The insert lists one episode title incorrectly (I see Maddie's UNDERPANTS? instead of Netherworld).
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Some other older series (Magnum PI comes to mind) don't have ANY extras on their DVD collections.
I really miss the sexual tension between David and Maddie. Even though there is still some bawdy innuendo, it feels different - maybe because the steamy stares and sexual desire are not there. Or maybe the romance is gone, not only in the relationship, but in other subtle ways. I don't really notice the use of diffusion when photographing Cybill - less glamour. I was even noticing Maddie's/Cybill's facial expressions in some of the scenes - much more comedic. I guess I really can't explain what "it" is...