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Releases for Desperate Housewives (Top)

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The Complete 1st Season buy
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The Complete 4th Season: Sizzling Secrets Edition buy
The Complete 5th Season: The Red Hot Edition buy
The Complete 6th Season: The All Mighty Edition buy
The Complete 7th Season: The Wild, Wild Wisteria Edition buy
The Complete 8th and Final Season: The Kiss Me Goodbye Edition buy

Reviews for Desperate Housewives (Top)
The Complete 1st Season - Great show! (9/22/2005)
Video:   9/10
Audio:   9/10
Extras:   6/10

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Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Great show!":
I had a blast with this DVD set. I was completely sucked into the story after the first few episodes. My girlfriend and I spent an entire day watching episode after episode; that's normal for me, but she's never done a marathon like that (she loved it). The show was a great mixture of drama and comedy.

Disney has put a lot of time and effort into their recent DVD sets. Lost was amazing, and Desperate Housewives, while not being as good as Lost, is an excellent set. There are lots of commentary tracks and featurettes which should help answer some of the questions you may have. I thought the extended episodes were interesting, but flawed in their execution. I watch discs by using the "play all" feature, which bypasses the extended episodes. I'm not going to watch the entire episode again just for a few minutes, and the extra scene(s) aren't available anywhere else. My solution would be a screen that pops up when you select "play all" and asks you whether you want the regular episodes, or the extended ones, as well as the ability to watch Marc Cherry's intros (which can spoil the events in the episode), and the extended scenes separately in the "Special Features" area. There should also be the option to view the extended episode in the episode selection screen; right now you would have to look in the "Extended Episode" section, remember the episode title, then play the episodes in the episode selection area, and remember to switch back to the extended episode when it's time. What a hassle!

If you haven't seen Desperate Housewives then this is a great introduction to the series. It's a very addictive show, so be aware of this when you plan viewing sessions. (read entire review)

Desperate Housewives News (Top)
8/10/2012 A Better Look at the Package, Inside and Out, for 'The Complete Collection'
Back in early May, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment announced the September 25th release of Desperate Housewives - The Complete Collection on DVD...which arrives day-and-date with Desperate Housewives... (read entire news item)

5/04/2012 Announcement for 'The Complete 8th and Final Season' AND 'The Complete Collection'
It's the final climactic season of the iconic series that redefined life in the suburbs! The stakes are higher than ever as the world's most celebrated housewives are united by their involvement in the... (read entire news item)

10/28/2011 Early Info for 'The Complete 8th and Final Season: Kiss Them Goodbye Edition'
ABC's broadcasts of the current (and what's been announced to be the show's last!) production year have begun about a month ago. Now Amazon has started taking pre-orders for a release of Desperate Housewives... (read entire news item)

5/06/2011 Get 'Wild' on Wisteria Lane with 'The Complete 7th Season'!
ABC and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have just announced the DVD release of Desperate Housewives - The Complete 7th Season: Wild, Wild Wisteria Edition. Scheduled for release on August 30th,... (read entire news item)

5/24/2010 Finalized Package Art for 'The Complete 6th Season: The All Mighty Edition'
ABC/Disney announced a DVD release for the sixth season back at the beginning of April, including a preliminary look at the package art for this 5-disc set. Now the studio has sent out a new, finalized... (read entire news item)

4/02/2010 The Complete 6th Season Announced...More Desperate DVDs Are On the Way!
Just in time for the fall season to begin broadcasting, September 21st will see ABC/Disney's DVD release of Desperate Housewives - The Complete 6th Season. This new 5-disc set will cost $45.99 SRP in... (read entire news item)

8/27/2009 Desperate for Season 5? We Have Video Clips!
We're sure you're Desperate to get your hands on Desperate Housewives Season 5 next Tuesday, so hopefully these video clips will help you cope for just a few more days: Women Of A Certain Age Teri's... (read entire news item)

3/13/2009 Early September Schedule for the 5th Season of Desperate DVDs **UPDATE: 'Red Hot' Box Art, Bonus Material**
The ladies of Wisteria Lane have more shocking mysteries to unveil, as Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria-Parker, Dana Delaney, and Nicollette Sheridan give their suburban neighborhood... (read entire news item)

9/02/2008 One More Sneak-Preview Video - An EXCLUSIVE! - from Housewives - Season 4 DVDs
Yesterday we brought you 5 cool sneak preview clips from today's DVD release of Desperate Housewives - The Complete 4th Season: Sizzling Secrets Edition! Today the folks at Walt Disney Home Video sent... (read entire news item)

9/01/2008 We've Got Some Sneak-Peek Videos for the 'Sizzling' 4th Season DVDs!
Tomorrow, Sept. 2nd, sees the release of Desperate Housewives - The Complete 4th Season: Sizzling Secrets Edition on DVD, and just ahead of the release we've got a few preview videos to share with you!... (read entire news item)

4/28/2008 We've Got Sizzling-Hot Box Art for Housewives' 4th!
Last Friday Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment issued a press release announcing the Spetember 2nd release of Desperate Housewives - The Complete 4th Season: Sizzling Secrets Edition. Today they provided... (read entire news item)

4/25/2008 Desperate for 4th Season DVDs? Get the Sizzling Secrets this September!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fourth Season - Sizzling Secrets Edition On DVD September 2, 2008 BURBANK, Calif., April 25, 2008 - An entire season's worth of rivalries... (read entire news item)

6/01/2007 Press Release Bonanza: The Dirty Laundry Edition
ABC's Award-Winning Primetime Trio Comes to DVD for Season 3 Desperate Housewives: The Complete Third Season, The Dirty Laundry Edition Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Third Season, Seriously Extended LOST:... (read entire news item)

5/30/2007 Getting Desperate? DVD Release Date in September! **Large Art, Extras Added**
A week ago we first reported that Desperate Housewives - The Complete 3rd Season: The Dirty Laundry Edition would be coming to DVD this fall, and showed off a small peek at the box art for it (Update:... (read entire news item)

5/23/2007 Are You Desperate to See the DVD Box for Season 3?
The newest (May 21st) issue of Video Business trade magazine has an ad with a small sneak preview of the art for several upcoming TV-DVD sets from ABC and Disney/Buena Vista Home Entertainment. One of... (read entire news item)

7/07/2006 Emmy snubbed our girls, but Disney isn't snubbing the extras
Desperate Housewives was left off the list of Emmy nominations, but we have some news that should cheer up the fans; it's the complete list of bonus material! The set will include: Commentary... (read entire news item)

5/22/2006 Extra-Juicy Preview Trailer & DVD Label Art For Season 2 Set!
A few weeks ago we brought you the official cover art for the August 29th release of Desperate Housewives - Season 2: The Extra Juicy Edition. Now one of our readers has made it possible for us to bring... (read entire news item)

5/04/2006 Desperate for a look at the final artwork for season 2?
When we posted the news that the second season of Desperate Housewives was coming on August 29 we provided a shot of the temporary artwork that would be used for the set. Buena Vista has kindly provided... (read entire news item)

5/02/2006 More Juicy Details on the 'Extra Juicy Edition'
Disney has just released a fact sheet for the second season of Desperate Housewives which we told you about the other day. You can preorder the set from for $41.99. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES:... (read entire news item)

4/28/2006 Extra Juicy Edition
Mike Snider from USA Today got a bit more information on the upcoming season 2 set, though he used the wrong date. Snider writes that the 6 disc set will include "an unaired story line starring Hatcher's... (read entire news item)

4/17/2006 Season 2 coming on...
One of our retail friends dropped us a line to say that the second season of Desperate Housewives should be in stores on August 29 (that's a rumored date, and hasn't been made official). The second season... (read entire news item)

9/20/2005 Missing a booklet?
We've received a pile of emails asking whether Desperate Housewives season 1 should have a booklet. The answer is yes, but it appears to missing from lots of sets. To get a replacement booklet sent to... (read entire news item)

9/20/2005 Desperate For Bonus Discs? It's Not Best Buy This Time...We've Got Your Target!
Good morning! And what a wonderful morning it is for fans of Desperate Housewives, who are planning to run out this morning to pick up the first season DVD set (if you haven't pre-ordered it online,... (read entire news item)

8/08/2005 4 Beautiful Women, 1 Menu Shot
We have a single menu shot for the first season of Desperate Housewives to share with you: (read entire news item)

8/03/2005 Desperate Disc Art!
The DVD release of Desperate Housewives - The Complete 1st Season is getting closer and closer, as all the fans of the show (including yours truly!) count down the days to the Sept. 20th release date.... (read entire news item)

4/10/2005 Updated List of Extras Includes Nicollette Sheridan's NFL Spot!
Desperate Housewives - The Complete 1st Season hits DVD on September 20th, and one of the most up-in-the-air aspects about the release - now that the widescreen issue has been resolved, anyway - is the... (read entire news item)

3/25/2005 Spec update: Widescreen!
Our news item containing the Desperate Housewives press release was met with a flurry of emails regarding the Full Frame aspect ratio. The show has aired in widescreen on the ABC HD feed, and fans were... (read entire news item)

3/16/2005 Press Release for Desperate Housewives - The Complete 1st Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMERICA'S FAVORITE SHOW COMES TO DVD! DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON The Housewives Dish the Dirt and Spill More Secrets In Never-Before-Seen Footage, Deleted... (read entire news item)

3/11/2005 Desperate-ly Seeking Susan...and Lynette, Bree & Gabrielle! Seeking their dresses, anyway (Box Art).
Lots of news has been flying around - both on and off the Internet - about the September 20th release of Desperate Housewives - The Complete 1st Season on DVD. By now we know that this will be a 6-DVD... (read entire news item)

3/01/2005 Newspaper mentions Release Date, Price & some Extras! ***UPDATED***
Today's issue of USA Today has a "Life" section report called " 'Lost,' 'Desperate' destined for DVD", going over the basic info for both releases. We'll talk about Lost further in a separate news post,... (read entire news item)

2/08/2005 Post reports on 'Dirty' DH DVDs
Today's issue of The New York Post has a new report written by Michael Starr entitled "Dirty Desperate Housewives". We mentioned the other day that ABC Networks President Anne Sweeney said at the 2005... (read entire news item)

2/06/2005 Disney Investor Conference Mentions Desperate DVD Timeframe
Three weeks ago we told you that Desperate Housewives was coming to DVD, and that the behind-the-scenes talk at the Golden Globes ceremony was that "the first-season Housewives DVD drops in August. " It... (read entire news item)

1/17/2005 Desperate DVDs drop to stores this year!
Congrats to Desperate Housewives - one of my favorite guilty pleasures and a can't-miss show every Sunday evening - for the show's Golden Globe win last night for "Best Musical or Comedy Series" and for... (read entire news item)

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