The O.C. - The Complete Series (Seasons 1-4) (2003) Review
(More customer reviews)This is a not a review of the O.C.; you've probably already seen that and know what it's all about. If not, there are other reviews that can tell you all about the content. This is a review of "The O.C.: The Complete Series Collection." What a beautiful send off for those who were sad to see the show end too soon.
The packaging is really unique. One thing that is not conveyed by the stock photos is the size--it's really big, about twice as big as I expected. This is not going to fit easily on your average DVD shelf. The outer case is solid and the book packaging itself is really well done. There are some images from the original box sets' booklets as well as some new pictures that I haven't seen before. The book contains a mix of glossy pages with the episode descriptions and Atomic County excerpts and the thicker cardboard pages holding the discs. On these pages, there are discs on one side and a photo on the other.
The sleeves for the DVDs are cardboard, but (unlike some other sets) the discs were not scratched when I got the set. Part of this is because a piece of foam was inserted in between the book packaging and the outer plastic case so that the book didn't slide around and bang against the case during shipping.
The new features are nice but not necessary--if you already have the sets then the decision whether to buy or to stick with season sets is mostly a matter of how much you like this packaging. I have to say, though, the packaging is pretty dramatic and a lot of effort was put into giving this show the proper treatment. It's not just a bunch of old discs thrown in a crappy package and called a complete set.
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(2007) Mischa Barton