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Family Matters (1989)

Date added to database: 8/14/2001
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Releases (4)
Reviews (1)
News Items (12)
Related Links (3)
Show Categories: Comedy, Family

Releases for Family Matters (Top)

Season Releases

The Complete 1st Season buy
The Complete 2nd Season buy
The Complete 3rd Season buy
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Reviews for Family Matters (Top)
The Complete 1st Season - An old favorite (6/11/2010)
Video:   8/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   0/10

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Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - An old favorite":
I want to bring something up for fans of this show so it can avoid the fate of many previous 80s shows; if you don't buy this set, the show will be dead on DVD. Why do I sound so negative? There have been many casualties when it comes to 80s sitcoms, mostly due to poor sales of the sets. Is this because people don't care about the shows, or is it because they care about them, but figure they'll pick them up at a later date? Studios track sales of the DVD sets from the release date, and if they aren't what they expect, then future season sets could be put on hold. If you want this show to continue be released on DVD, buy this set, and let your friends know it's out. The future of this show being released on DVD rests with you, and this is true with EVERY DVD release.

Now that the depressing stuff is out of the way, I had a lot of fun returning to this show. I don't remember any of the episodes (hey, it's been a long time!), so it was as though everything was new for me, though I remembered all the characters. I have no problem with the lack of bonus material, as that just adds to the cost of the set, and increases the numbers needed to make this a success.

Do you have fond memories of Family Matters? Then pick this up! (read entire review)

Family Matters News (Top)
3/12/2014 Warner Gives Retailers an New Street Date for the 'Fixed' DVDs of 'The Complete 4th Season
On February 4th, Warner Home Video released Family Matters - The Complete 4th Season as a three-DVD set, and fans rejoiced...until they discovered an issue with the episodes: they weren't complete! Instead... (read entire news item)

2/12/2014 Official Warner Statement about 'The Complete 4th Season' Issues **UPDATED**
A week ago yesterday, Warner Home Video released Family Matters - The Complete 4th Season on DVD into stores. And fans immediately began complaining about the episodes in this set. This afternoon, the... (read entire news item)

10/24/2013 'The Complete 4th Season' Announced: Date, Cost, Package Art
Life lessons and laughs go hand in hand with the Winslow family and their ever-present neighbor Steve Urkel. So whether it's hilarity on Halloween, a comical crisis on Christmas, a veritable "va-va-voom!"... (read entire news item)

11/15/2012 High-Res 3D Packaging Pic for 'The Complete 3rd Season' DVDs
Three weeks ago we reported that Family Matters - The Complete 3rd Season is coming to DVD on February 12th from Warner Home Video. That day we showed off a small thumbnail-sized look at the box art,... (read entire news item)

10/24/2012 Urkel Returns to DVD, Bringing Urkelbot with Him in 'The Complete 3rd Season'! **UPDATE: Pricing & Thumbnail Box Art**
Get your geek on with Steve Urkel, the ultimate nerd and annoying neighbor of Carl and Harriette Winslow and their multigenerational Chicago clan. Urkel's irrepressible spirit, not-so-smooth moves, and... (read entire news item)

10/19/2011 DO THE URKEL! Warner Announces 'The Complete 2nd Season'
Get your geek on with Steve Urkel, the ultimate nerd and annoying neighbor of Carl and Harriette Winslow and their multigenerational Chicago clan. Urkel's irrepressible spirit, not-so-smooth moves, and... (read entire news item)

3/30/2010 Official Warner Home Video Press Release for The Complete 1st Season DVDs

3/01/2010 A High-Resolution 3D Look at the Urkel-tastic 1st Season Packaging
The week before last we brought you Warner Home Video's long-awaited announcement that Family Matters - The Complete 1st Season is coming to DVD on June 8th. We had an update to our story later in the... (read entire news item)

2/17/2010 'Did I Do That?' YES, Warner, You've Announced The Complete 1st Season for DVD! ***UPDATE: Thumbnail Box Art and Studio Description***
Back in 2005-2006, there had been unconfirmed reports of a "best-of" DVD release for Family Matters, a single-disc "favorites" title which was supposedly meant to test the waters and see if there were... (read entire news item)

3/03/2006 No Matter: Looks Like Reported 'TV Faves' Disc Isn't Happening
Our friends over at had reports that we relayed last October and December that Warner was going to "test the waters" with a single-disc "Television Favorites" series release of Family... (read entire news item)

12/13/2005 'Television Favorites' Release Confirmed; Report Guesses At A Date
Back in late October we passed on how was saying that a 6-episode "best" of release for Family Matters - Television Favorites would be on the way in 2006. In a follow-up to his own... (read entire news item)

10/29/2005 Report Says Warner to Test The Waters With a 'Best Of' DVD has posted in last Thursday's News Blog that Family Matters will be among a new group of sitcom titles in their "Televsion Favorites" lineup of DVD releases in 2006. These are typically... (read entire news item)

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