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Desperate Housewives: Season 2
The Extra Juicy Edition
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Alfre Woodard, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Mark Moses, Andrea Bowen, Doug Savant, Cody Kasch, Richard Burgi, Brenda Strong & James Denton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
All of the special features are found on Disc Six and include the featurettes: Marc & Mom (nine minutes), Directing Desperate Housewives (16-1/2 minutes), Desperate Role Models (7-1/2 minutes), Cherry-Picked: Creator Marc Cherry's Favorite Scenes (28 minutes), Fashion & Couture (11 minutes), and Juicy Bites (three minutes); two unaired story lines with optional commentary by Cherry; 11 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Cherry; a one-minute preview of The Whole Story of the series; a Desperate Housewives: The Game trailer; and sneak peeks.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Buena Vista Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 41737
(MPAA Rating): TV14
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(Retail Price): $59.99
(DVD Type): Six-Disc Set: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 1,030
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005/2006
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/29/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Larry Shaw, David Grossman, Arlene Sanford, Robert Duncan McNeill, Stephen Cragg, Wendey Stanzler, Randy Zisk, Pam Thomas & Tom Cherones
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The Desperate Housewives were a little over the top in Season 2, but after all, that's what makes life interesting on Wisteria Lane. Infidelity, death, and deception are all part of the everyday occurrences in this part of town, guaranteeing that life will be anything but dull for these lovely ladies. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
With warm flesh tones and vibrant colors, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD image does look good for the most part. And while the picture can be well detailed, there are times that it looks soft and fuzzy. Shadow delineation is okay, but some of the darkest scenes do lose some detail. Edge enhancement is held to a minimum and pixel breakup is not much of a problem, but solid backgrounds can be distractingly noisy at times. (Danny Richelieu)

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