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Sabrina: The Teenage Witch
The Third Season

review by Zach B.

 

 

Not Rated

Running Time: 542 minutes

Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay, Nate Richert, Lindsay Sloane, Jenna Leigh Green and Martin Mull

 

 

Studio: Paramount

Retail Price: $29.99

Features: None

Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Stereo Surround, English Closed Captions, Episode Selection, Chapter Stops (5 chapters per episode), Four-Disc Set

Released: January 15th, 2008

 

 


The third season of "Sabrina: The Teenage Witch" looks pretty stellar. Noise is kept to a minimum, and the prints of these episodes look pretty clean. Sometimes the episodes look a bit on the soft side, and slightly grainy, but there is really a lot to like: accurate fleshtones, decent detail and pretty good color saturation. The show's special effects, while not looking entirely seamless, do bring a bit of pizazz to the look of things. Perhaps they could look a tad bit better, but these transfers are pleasing to the eye overall.  

 

I was actually a bit disappointed with the English Stereo Surround tracks. Given the show's extensive use of sound effects - namely with the magic, and all sorts of spells being cast - I expected a bit more flavor from them, but they often sound a bit on the hollow side. It's too bad really, since I felt many of these sound effects could have been punched up and become more engrossing. Other than that though, everything else sounds fine but nothing is extraordinary: dialogue is always easy to hear and clear, the show's theme music has a little bounce and the omnipresent laugh track fits into the scheme of things - even if it's pretty much always tacked on. I know this is a bare bones DVD release, but given the show's emphasis on magic, I was really hoping for something a bit more enchanting than these ho-hum tracks. 

 

Nothing.

 

Sabrina Spellman continues her magic on DVD. Her third outing though isn't the charm: the series still has no extra and the stereo sound mixes are a bit disappointing. Still, the transfers look pretty good. Fans of the show might be disheartened to learn some of these episodes have been edited and that some music has been changed, but they still might want to look into picking these 25 episodes up.