Audio commentary with creator David Chase is available for the first episode and the fourth disc offers a 77-minute interview with Chase conducted by Peter Bogdanovich, two short behind-the-scenes featurettes, a list of awards and honors, excellent cast and crew biographies, an episode summary, series index and DVD-ROM extras.
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HBO Home Video
Discs 1-3 DVD-9, Disc 4 DVD-5
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David Chase, Daniel Attias, Nick Gomez, John Patterson, Allen Coulter, Alan Taylor, Lorraine Senna, Tim Van Patten, Andy Wolk, Mathew Penn & Henry J. Bronchtein
The first thirteen episodes of the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning HBO series, The Sopranos are brought to you here in all their widescreen splendor. Tony Soprano (Gandolfini) is your average joe; a middle-aged guy with an attentive family, lots of nearby relatives and friends, a not-too-secret mistress, a shrink to tell his troubles to, and a steady job...as a mob boss. (Laurie Sevano)
The four DVDs in the set exhibit each episode anamorphically enhanced at 1.78:1. Fairly consistently throughout the set, each episode exhibits sharp and nicely detailed images. Colors are rich and well balanced, with nicely rendered fleshtones, and deep, endless blacks. Though sometimes imagery is a bit dark, shadow delineation and contrast are nicely rendered. Pixelization is noticed throughout and can be quite distracting, with quite a bit of movement noticed in fine details like clothing, but edge enhancement is rarely a factor. (Suzanne Hodges)
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