Summary of "Volume 3 - Roger Rocks": Well, this was another enjoyable sit-down with American Dad. There are some great episodes in this set, like "The Vacation Goo," "Four Little Words" and "Big Trouble in Little Langley." Fox has also done a good job with this set, providing commentaries on every episode, tons of deleted scenes, and the Comic-Con table read (I just wish the audio was better on this).
Summary of "Volume 2 - Great set": I wasn't really a fan of American Dad when I watched the episodes on volume 1; I preferred Family Guy (and it's hard not to compare the two shows). My views on the show changed while watching these episodes, and I started drawing fewer comparisons to the Family Guy characters. Maybe it's because I haven't seen Family Guy in a long time, or maybe it's because I've spent more time watching America Dad, but I started to enjoy this show a lot more.
The commentaries on the episodes are good, and there are some decent featurettes on the set. Overall I'm impressed with the work Fox has done here, but I'd still like chapters placed after the opening of the episodes. (read entire review)
Summary of "Volume 1 - Great set!": American Dad is a decent show as long as you can get past this not being Family Guy. The poor show is always compared to Family Guy, but you can't really blame the fans. There's the same creator, some of the same voices and same character design, but these are different shows. It took me awhile to separate the two shows, but I enjoyed American Dad a lot more once I did.
I have no complaints with this box set at all. Fox has done a terrific job putting the set together. The audio and video quality is superb, and the extras are more than I was expecting. Initial sets also include a special Family Guy bonus disc, but I didn't receive that with my review copy. (read entire review)
Pre-Order Listing Shows Release Date, Cost for 'Volume 8' DVDs
Fox Home Entertainment hasn't announced the title yet, but now a pre-order listing at Amazon shows a September 24th release date for American Dad - Volume 8. The cost shown is $39.98 SRP, but you can... (read entire news item)
Disc-by-Disc Contents, Including Extras, for 'Volume 7' on DVD
It's time once again to let it all hang out with an all-new volume of animated outrageousness! From the disturbed comic minds of Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, comes... (read entire news item)
'Uncensored' Package Art Arrives for 'Volume 7' on DVD
Two weeks ago we reported that American Dad - Volume 7 is coming to DVD on April 17th. Now we've got the "uncensored" package art for this item, and you can check that out right here: (read entire news item)
Klaus gives us a Volume 7 Date
We just got an email from Klaus that includes the Volume 7 release date...
Dear Television Critics,
Klaus here to remind you that I am still suffering the aftermath of an American inferiority complex... (read entire news item)
Fox's 'Memorandum' (Press Release) for 'Volume 6' DVDs Includes Box Art
Subject: The Wanted Extraterrestrial Known as Roger Has Been Captured!
TO: All CIA Personnel
FROM: Office of the Director
Date: 3 March 2011
Los Angeles, CA - Agents from Twentieth... (read entire news item)
Fox Announces 'Volume 6' DVDs: Date, Cost, Details and Extras
From the demented comic minds of Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane comes another hilarious volume of star-spangled insanity, including Stan battling the Antichrist in the... (read entire news item)
Early DVD Pre-Orders Available for 'Volume 6'
The current (sixth) season is presently airing on Fox's "animation domination" package of shows on Sunday nights, and now Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for a release of American Dad - Volume 6 on... (read entire news item)
Fox's Formal Press Release for the Upcoming Volume 5 DVDs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Delivers What
Every Red, White and Blue-Blooded Dad Needs for Father's Day
New DVD Collection Available... (read entire news item)
Scoop: We've Got Your First Look at Volume 5 Package Art!
Yesterday we brought you the details from Fox Home Entertainment's announcement of American Dad - Volume 5 on DVD, coming to stores on July 15th. Today the studio has revealed the package art to retailers,... (read entire news item)
We reported just yesterday that American Dad - Volume 5 on DVD was available for an advance Amazon pre-order, prior to Fox's announcement for the title. Today the studio gave retailers that announcement... (read entire news item)
Volume 5 DVD Set is Now Available to Pre-Purchase!
Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for American Dad - Volume 5 on DVD. The listing is prior to Fox's official announcement for this title, so instead of a street date the entry only says "This title... (read entire news item)
Official Fox Press Release: Full Contents, Extras & Final Box Art for Volume 4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AS THE NATION EMBRACES CHANGE...
ONE MAN REMAINS THE SAME
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Presents
14 Episodes Of The Hit Animated... (read entire news item)
Episode List, Bonus Material & Possible Cover for American Dad - Volume 4 DVDs
Three weeks ago we exclusively reported that American Dad - Volume 4 will make its way to DVD on April 28th. At the time we told you to expect 13 epsiodes, but now we've gotten an update from retailer... (read entire news item)
4th American Volume Coming to DVD this Spring!
As one dad is getting sworn in as America's new President today, the time is just right to let the cat out of the bag that another American Dad is coming to DVD this Spring. In an early alert to retailers,... (read entire news item)
Press Release for Volume 3 DVD Set ***UPDATED: PACKAGE ART!***
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE PROUD FAMILY MAN RETURNS TO PROVIDE NATIONAL
SAFETY, PROTECTION AND LAUGHTER ON TAX DAY!
On April 15 Fox Home Entertainment Releases 18 Episodes from... (read entire news item)
New Details for Dad DVDs Include Specs, Episode List & Some Extras
Yesterday we broke the news, thanks to some timely info from our retail industry friends, that Fox Home Entertainment will release American Dad - Volume 3 on DVD this April 15th. At the time we knew... (read entire news item)
Heads-up on Upcoming American Dad - Volume 3 DVDs!
In a notice made available to retailers this morning, Fox Home Entertainment has revealed that American Dad - Volume 3 will come to DVD on April 15th. Cost will be $39.98 SRP in the USA and CA$54.98... (read entire news item)
Volume 2 DVD artwork
Fox has released artwork for the May 15 release of American Dad volume 2. Details can be found in our previous news item. You can preorder the set from Amazon for $27.99. (read entire news item)
Stan, get your gun! Volume 2 info
Fox will release the second volume of American Dad on May 15. This 3-disc set includes 19 episodes (418 mins), along with bonus material:
Stannie Get Your Gun
*Commentary by John Aoshima,... (read entire news item)
Volume 1 Announced for April
From the delightfully twisted creative minds behind Family Guy comes American Dad, the animated tour de force featuring CIA operative Stan Smith, his outrageous family, and Roger, the alcoholic extra-terrestrial... (read entire news item)
New 'Coming Soon' Insert Specifies Time Frame For American Dad DVDs
In late September, right after the release of Family Guy - Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, we reported that an insert included with that item stated that American Dad DVDs were "coming soon", but no... (read entire news item)
Fox Confirms What We All Suspected
It's no surprise, really, but Fox has confirmed in the brochures included with the Family Guy - Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story DVD that American Dad will indeed come to DVD soon. No date or other details... (read entire news item)