Point Pleasant: The Complete Season

DVD Rating: **

Reviewed by: Scott Macdonald

Read Scott Macdonald's film review of Point Pleasant: The Complete Season

Image is fairly good, given the compression standards (around four episodes each, or around 200 minutes a disc). There's lots of dark interiors and the polished look of the show comes forth in its photography. Overexposure and film grain is often exaggerated during flashbacks. There is occasional mosquito noise present. Not something that you'd demo for anyone, but serviceable quality.

Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 surround, which is also of good quality. Voices are well recorded, as is Danny Elfman's terrific and creepy opening theme. Again, not at all demo material - it's not big budget and glossy like 24, but apt. Deep bass, while rare, kicks in where appropriate.

Aside from the often very entertaining unaired episodes, including the pilot, there's only a single extra on the DVD set. A Making Of featurette of the worst kind; a stunningly insubstantial look behind the scenes, with clips and very brief interview segments, full of the "so much fun to work with" hollow diatribes.

The lack of extras is not unexpected, but still disappointing.

Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2006
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Is the girl, saved from drowning, the daughter of the Devil and will the good people of Point Pleasant change her for the better?
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Product Code: 3004801012

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.78 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 surround

Extras: Making Of featurette; unaired episodes, including the pilot

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