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Sabrina: The Teenage Witch
The Fourth Season

review by Zach B.

 

 

Not Rated

Running Time: 470 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: $39.99

Features: None

Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Stereo, English Closed Captions, Episode Selection, Chapter Stops (4 chapters per episode), Three-Disc Set

Released: June 10th, 2008

 

 


The fourth season of "Sabrina: The Teenage Witch" on DVD is a bit on the gaudy side. Colors, while a bit vibrant, smear a bit too much, and fleshtones look a bit off. The episodes are a little grainy and soft too, while detail is decent. There is some noise, and very slight edge halos. The episodes are okay to look at, but far from perfect.

 

The English Stereo tracks are on the tinny and hollow side. Dialogue is pretty clear, and the musical cues have a little life - especially the Britney Spears "Crazy" music video that closes the first episode of this season (which of course, features Melissa Joan Hart and was a plug for the film "Drive Me Crazy," released in theaters around the time the episode aired). But like past seasons, the sound effects don't make much of an impression. It's disappointing and odd, given the sounds that go with the "magic" - you'd think there would be more energy to them, despite being confined to a few speakers. And perhaps more odd, the laugh tracks have the biggest presence: they sound loud and natural. Huh. But overall, there's nothing that stands out here. 

English Closed Captions through your television are also included.

 

Nothing.

 

Once again, Sabrina casts a pretty average spell on DVD. There are no supplements, and the episode transfers and sound mixes don't do much. And like past seasons, some episodes have been edited and have music changes. Only fans of the series need to apply here.