Summary of "The Complete 5th Season - DVD Only? Bummer!": Another solid season, and I really enjoyed the two-part wrap-up to the season with the marriage of Cam and Mitch (which shouldn't be a spoiler, considering it's mentioned all over the packaging). I thought the actress who plays Lily keeps getting better each season. She's not the "I'm going to yell all my lines" actress she was in the past, and I don't wince whenever she's on screen.
As for this release, besides it being DVD-only, I think the quality of the extras has dropped. I really enjoyed the commentary tracks from the previous season, and the writers segment was great. Last year there was 53:42 of content, not including the commentary tracks, or the longer season finale, and this year it's just 36:41.
Though I'm glad Fox is still releasing the show, I'm saddened that it won't be continued on Blu-ray. The DVD looks "okay," but the quality just can't compete with the HD offered by Blu-ray. It's also a shame that they've paired back on the content on the set as well. (read entire review)
The Complete 4th Season - This show hurts my face (10/09/2013)
Summary of "The Complete 4th Season - This show hurts my face": Oh boy... this show is too much. My wife and I enjoy lots of shows, but this one is at the top of both of our lists. Each and every episode is hilarious, and every character (but one) can leave us in stitches. The one that can't... Lily. I know it's difficult for child actors, but she just wrecks scenes, mostly by yelling all her lines. It's a small blemish on a wonderful show, and my hope is that she'll grow as an actor and become better in future seasons.
This is a pretty good set as well, with a good amount of bonus material. A few commentary tracks, some nice featurettes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel; it has a little bit for everyone. (read entire review)
The Complete 3rd Season - Laughed so hard I cried! (10/09/2012)
Summary of "The Complete 3rd Season - Laughed so hard I cried!": This show made me laugh so hard that I had tears streaming down my face. I can't tell you the last time I laughed that hard, and even when I wasn't laugh-crying, my cheeks hurt. It's just such a brilliant show. I think my two favorite characters (if I had to pick two), would be Phil and Manny. Phil is an idiot, but not one that makes the audience laugh because of a potty joke (I'm looking at you, "Joey" from Friends). We're laughing at Phil because we know someone like him, and while he does some stupid things, he's still a likeable guy. Manny is funny because he's an adult trapped in a kid's body. We don't know what he'll say or do, we just know it's not going to be what a kid his age should do.
Fox has put together a decent set for the third season of Modern Family. It's far from being loaded, but I appreciated the behind-the-scenes look at the "special" episodes, as well as the footage of Ed O'Neill getting his star. I'd love to hear some commentaries from the cast and crew, maybe having different groups of cast members talking on different episodes.
Funny News: 'The Complete 9th Season' is Already Being Planned!
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neil) sitting at the head. By his side is his vivacious, younger second wife, Gloria (Sofia Vergara),... (read entire news item)
Official Fox Press Release for 'The Complete 8th Season' DVDs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REUNITE WITH YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY!
Emmy Nominated Season
Arrives on DVD September 19
The household hilarity continues with the Eighth Season... (read entire news item)
'The Complete 8th Season' DVDs: Date, Cost, Details, Extras
The household hilarity continues with the Eighth Season of Modern Family, winner of five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series! It all starts with the Dunphy clan wrapping up a Big Apple adventure.... (read entire news item)
Revised DVD Front Box Art for 'The Complete 8th Season'
Way back in March we had the heads-up that Modern Family - The Complete 8th Season is in-the-works for DVD. The folks at Fox haven't announced the title yet, so we didn't then (and don't now, either)... (read entire news item)
DVDs are In-the-Works for 'The Complete 8th Season' ***CORRECTION: Correct Box Image Now Displayed***
The current season of the sitcom is getting ready to come to a close in the next month-and-a-half, or so. Now Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for a release of Modern Family - The Complete 8th Season... (read entire news item)
Press Release for 'The Complete 7th Season' DVD Arrives from Fox
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH
YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY
ARRIVES ON DVD SEPTEMBER 20
Enjoy a new chapter of love and laughter with Season 7 of Modern... (read entire news item)
Spotted: A Street Date for 'The Complete 7th Season' DVDs
Back in April we alerted you that Modern Family - The Complete 7th Season was in-the-works from Fox for DVD release in the future. We had pricing ($38.98 SRP), an Amazon.com (USA site) pre-order link,... (read entire news item)
DVD Plans for 'The Complete 7th Season' from Fox!
The most recent season of the popular sitcom should be wrapping up in about a month here. Now Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for a release of Modern Family - The Complete 7th Season on DVD! This listing... (read entire news item)
We've Got Fox's 'Complete 6th Season' DVD Press Brief
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nominated for Six Emmy Awards
including Outstanding Comedy
Series and for Outstanding
Casting For a Comedy Series!
Arrives on DVD September... (read entire news item)
Fox Announces the Date, Cost, Extras, Final Box Art for 'The Complete 6th Season'
The honeymoon is over, but the laughs continue in Season Six of Modern Family, winner of five consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series. As freshly hitched Cam and Mitch acclimate to the realities... (read entire news item)
Early Box Art, Date and Cost for 'The Complete 6th Season' DVDs
September 22nd is a loooong way off, but a pre-order listing at Amazon.com shows us that this is the currently-planned release date for Modern Family - The Complete 6th Season on DVD. Like with the fifth... (read entire news item)
Fox Sent Out an Official Press Brief for 'The Complete 5th Season'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On DVD September 23
Wedding bells are ringing in Season Five of "Modern Family," the hilariously heartfelt winner of four consecutive Emmy... (read entire news item)
Release Date, Extras, and More for 'The Complete 5th Season' on DVD
Wedding bells are ringing in Season Five of Modern Family, the hilariously heartfelt winner of four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series. As Cam and Mitch bicker over plans for their... (read entire news item)
Blu-ray Discs, DVDs for 'The Complete 5th Season' are Already In-the-Works
The new season debuted for broadcast on the ABC Network just a week ago today, and continues this evening after having won its record-tying fourth primetime Emmy in a row for "Outstanding Comedy Series."... (read entire news item)
Finalized Package Art for 'The Complete 4th Season on DVD and Blu-ray
At this time last month we brought you all the details of Fox Home Entertainment's September 24th releases, on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, of Modern Family - The Complete 4th Season. At the time we had early... (read entire news item)
'The Complete 4th Season' on Blu-ray and DVD: Street Date, Cost, Extras
Waaay back in December we had the heads-up that Amazon had begun taking VERY early pre-orders for DVD ($49.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Disc ($59.99 SRP) releases of Modern Family - The Complete 4th Season. Today,... (read entire news item)
Blu-ray, DVD Plans for the Stil-in-Progress 'Complete 4th Season'
The new season premiered this past September, and Amazon has now begun taking pre-orders for Modern Family - The Complete 4th Season on both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc formats. These listings are in... (read entire news item)
Fox Makes it Official: 'The Complete 3rd Season' on DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Join TV's #1 family for another hilarious and refreshingly original season of Modern Family, winner of eleven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series two years in a row! As the extended Pritchett/Dunphy... (read entire news item)
Street Date is Spotted Up North for 'The Complete 3rd Season'
Fox Home Entertainment hasn't formally announced the title yet, nor is the U.S.A. branch of Amazon showing a release date for this item. But Amazon.ca, the Canadian branch, has now begun accepting pre-orders... (read entire news item)
DVD and Blu-ray Disc Releases for 'The Complete 3rd Season' Are Already in Mind
Last year's season has only just hit home video (in both formats) a few weeks ago, just ahead of the time we saw the new season's premiere broadcast. But Amazon is already taking pre-orders for Modern... (read entire news item)
DVD and Blu-ray Sets of 'The Complete 2nd Season' Described in Fox's Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMERICA'S FAVORITE FAMILY IS BACK
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
The #1 Scripted Comedy of the Season,
nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards
Arrives on... (read entire news item)
DVD and Blu-ray Disc Releases for 'The Complete 2nd Season'
WINNER OF SIX EMMY AWARDS, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Modern Family is a refreshingly hilarious look at what it means to be a family in today's hectic, unpredictable world. While fledgling fathers... (read entire news item)
Possible Early Cover Art Found for The Complete 2nd Season
This past September we had the heads-up that Modern Family - The Complete 2nd Season on DVD was already available to pre-order from Amazon (see button link below). Today one of our readers, Jared Munson,... (read entire news item)
Another Super-Early Title to Pre-Order: Season 2 is Listed on Amazon!
The show's cast includes the likes of Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Sofía Vergara, Ty Burrell and more...not to mention it won six Emmy Awards - including "Outstanding Comedy Series" - for... (read entire news item)
Press Release for The Complete 1st Season DVD/Blu Provides Date, Extras, More!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE BEST COMEDY ON TV
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
2010 Golden Globe Nominee For Best Comedy
And Recipient Of DGA And WGA Awards*
All 24 Episodes Reunite... (read entire news item)
Box Art for 'The Complete 1st Season' on DVD and Blu-ray Disc
We passed along word a couple of weeks ago that Fox's Modern Family - The Complete 1st Season - starring Ed O'Neill (Married...with Children), Ty Burrell (Back to You) and Julie Bowen (Ed, Boston Legal,... (read entire news item)
ABC's Hot New Sitcom with Ed O'Neill is Coming to Both DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Sitcoms don't get much hotter than ABC's popular new program starring the likes of Ed O'Neill (Married...with Children), Ty Burrell (Back to You) and Julie Bowen (Ed, Boston Legal, Weeds, Lost). Now Amazon.com... (read entire news item)