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Seinfeld – Seasons 1 & 2

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  1. Daniel J. Kinem says:
    25 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD easter eggs, November 26, 2004
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    Daniel J. Kinem
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    This review is from: Seinfeld – Seasons 1 & 2 (DVD)

    hey i found some easter eggs on volume one and was wondering if anyone else found different ones other then these :

    Camera testing for lighting and coloring.
    On disc 1, go to the extras section and press up twice to highlight the chili. Press enter to view 3 minutes of Camera tests for lighting and coloring of the apartment once the show was picked up after the pilot with commentary by i think the show director and maybe the set director i dont know u will just ahve to check.

    One on disc 3 of Volume 1, go to Extras, then click on Inside Looks and one of the Chinese crackers becomes active, click on it and you see an Inside look on a discarded episode, “The Bet”

    Then on disc 4 of Volume 1, go to Set Up, a stain from George’s hospital food is active, click on it and you see a comparison of Seinfeld unrestored and remastered. Haven’t found any on disc 2 yet, or any in volume 3.

    please tell me if u can find any other ones!

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  2. WTDK "If at first the idea is not absurd, the... says:
    58 of 67 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Something about nothing, November 24, 2004
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    WTDK “If at first the idea is not absurd, the… (My Little Blue Window, USA) –
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    This review is from: Seinfeld – Seasons 1 & 2 (DVD)

    Get Out! “Seinfeld” on DVD? He’s already the Master of His Domain why would it need to be released it on DVD? Because the fans demanded it and justice can only be served if one of the most popular and best sitcoms can be viewed, uncut and with lots and lots of background material on this groundbreaking show. Just a warning this review is for the gift set which includes the salt shakers, playing cards and a copy of one of Larry David’s scripts. That’s the main difference between this gift set (that and the fact that it includes the two boxed sets including the first three “seasons”). The first season consisted of five episodes (including the pilot)while the second consisted of 13 episodes as the network decided to commit to the show when the show received solid ratings. The third season consists of 22 episodes. All the episodes are the uncut original episodes that aired on NBC (most of the episodes in syndication are usually trimmed by a minute or two). The boxed set has a slipover case. Inside the inside slipcase each disc is nicely housed in individual slim DVD holders. 15 commentary tracks (if I’m counting correctly)for both sets. Deleted scenes, unused stand up bits, promos, featurettes make this a generous set particulary when compared to the bare bones releases for other similar (although not as funny) series.

    When “The Seinfeld Chronicles” (the original title) first aired as a limited series no one suspected it would be the next big thing. Seinfeld and his collaborator/co-creator/co-producer and frequent co-writer Larry David pushed TV comedy to its boundaries and then demolished them. They’d then establish new boundaries and demolish those. That’s groundbreaking, important television. It’s also what made “Seinfeld” unique. Sure, “Who’s The Boss?” could be funny but it had to be about something where someone learned something in every episode. Seinfeld’s and David’s mantra “learn nothing and be about nothing” proved that TV touching on the absurdity of real life could be funnier than TV where the characters learned valuable lessons and became better people. In truth, that rarely happens in the real world and the fact that Seinfeld made fun of and played with that convention made it important. It helped that it was damn funny as well.

    An exceptionally sharp looking high definition transfer makes this one of the best looking transfer I’ve seen in awhile. The pilot episode doesn’t look quite as sharp. It’s clear that it’s drawn from a second generation videotaped master. The colors bleed a bit but and the image isn’t quite as sharp as the rest of the series.

    The hour long documentary has interesting, revealing tidbits including a shocker from Julia Louis- Dreyfus-she never saw the original pilot episode. In fact, she didn’t see it until she prepped for the commentary tracks and interview for this boxed set. Larry David’s acerbic dry fatalistic sense of humor (which informs his terrific show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on HBO) along with the witty, informed but ultimately wacky observations of the rest of the cast and crew make this a marvelous documentary. Unlike the featurettes or documentaries on a lot of TV shows (any of the “Sex and the City” ones for example), to invert a famous quip by a famous writer, “there’s there there”. Substance for a show about nothing what an ironic twist but in reality “Senfield” was about something. It was about the absurd little moments that populate our lives but a little more twisted.

    We also get a trivia filled “Notes About Nothing” that can be viewed while watching the various episodes. Sometimes it’s about…well nothing but most of the time there’s fascinating bits of trivia in this text commentary. “In the Vault” includes deleted scenes from season 1 & 2. Finally, we get commentaries from Jerry, Larry David, writer Larry Charles and Jason, Julia & Michael on 6 classic episodes. There’s also two versions of the pilot with interesting differences included (not the least of which is the weak opening music which doesn’t compare to the final theme).

    So…yada, yada yada buy this today….yada, yada, yada.

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  3. E.R. says:
    122 of 146 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Happy Festivus!, December 30, 2004
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    This review is from: Seinfeld – Seasons 1 & 2 (DVD)

    IF YOU THINK SEINFIELD IS THE BEST SITCOM EVER VOTE YES. IF YOU DONT THINK THAT WAY THEN: NO MORE SOUP FOR YOU!!!

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