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Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 101 (Oct 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicolette Sheridan, Steven Culp, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Mark Moses, Andrea Bowen, Jesse Metcalfe, Cody Kasch, Brenda Strong & James Denton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One includes a deleted scene with optional show creator Marc Cherry commentary, a 12-minute Stroll Down Wisteria Lane featurette, and Marc Cherry commentary on the

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Buena Vista Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 39874
(MPAA Rating): TV14
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(Retail Price): $59.99
(DVD Type): Six DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 992
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004/2005
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/20/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Charles McDougall, Larry Shaw, Arlene Sanford, Jeff Melman, Fred Gerber, John David Coles & David Grossman
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Story Synopsis:
You'd have to be pretty "Desperate" to pull off some of the tricks these "Housewives" pull off, but in "The Complete First Season" you get to know the wacky women and what makes them tick. With their dead friend Mary Alice (Strong) commenting throughout each episode about life on Wisteria Lane, it's easy to see why this show has become a worldwide hit. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVDs in this series exhibit warm, vibrant colors that are nicely balanced and are a perfect contrast to the biting storylines. Images can be sharp and detailed, but sometimes the picture can have a soft, fuzzy appearance. Contrast and shadow delineation are well balanced throughout. There is some pixel breakup noticed at times, but edge enhancement is not a problem with this title. (Suzanne Hodges)

Narration sounds fantastic in the Dolby