Summary of "Season 4 - Season 4": Anchor Bay has put out another solid, if minimal DVD set for season four, which is a shame, given the critical shift in tone the series took (with the addition of Mr. Furley, the farce machine was turned up all the way), not to mention the serious cast overhaul.
My only real complaint with the set is that the extras went suddenly limp. Other than the interview with Mrs. Ritter and Wedgeworth, the rest seems to be cut from the same interview sessions we've seen in previous sets. And don't get me started about the best-of clips. The last two sets had bloopers. This set has the same stuff we've already seen, only edited down.
I'm not a fan of the case, but there's something to be said for consistency. What's embarrassing though is the lack of commercial chapter breaks. A chapter break after each opening credits would be nice even, but the only breaks you get are between episodes, provided you selected the "play all" option.
I made a comment in the season three review that I hoped they wouldn't try to make every set the John Ritter memorial set and it seems they didn't. While Nancy Ritter does spend a considerable amount of time talking about John, it's a perspective we haven't heard before and there is genuine insight into the man. As well, Don Knotts and Suzanne Somers all receive more attention. Not enough attention, though I suspect with season five, when Somers leaves the show, the coverage for both actors will continue. (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 3 - Season 3": If the Three's Company DVDs are tobe believed, John Ritter is the heir apparent to Jerry Lewis. And who knows, they may be right. Whatever the case, after watching the third season of Three's Company on DVD, it becomes apparent that's the line everyone involved in the show is taking. When it comes to stubbing your toe and falling butt-first into a bucket of water, nobody beats the genius of John Ritter.
I've been wondering why the Three's Company DVDs didn't have more in-depth looks at the life of Ritter. The first one was in production when he died, so no retrospective on that one. The second season set had a bit, but I assumed they might have been parceling it out over the rest of the sets. But the third set has even less than the second. Maybe more will be revealed as the cast interviews are included in future sets. But in any case I'm not sure this focus on Ritter is the best idea.
I did enjoy the interviews with Powers and Kline as they provided some of the best looks behind the scenes of one of the most popular sitcoms ever. And I'm excited that it appears we'll hear more from the cast, like Don Knotts. But I think maybe it's time to dial down the tribute to John. It can still be there, but it shouldn't be at the expense of overlooking other incredible comedy actors (like Knotts.) (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 2 - Season 2": Of all the 70s and early 80s sitcom DVD sets I've ever seen, this one definitely sets a high standard. While there are issues with the picture quality and there aren't any language tracks or subtitles (there are closed captions), not to mention the annoying lack of chapters within each episode, the disc is one of the nicest I've ever seen. Certain flourishes, like summarizing the plot of each episode within the menus (for those of use who haven't memorized each episode by title alone), not to mention the considerable amount of extra features, are super keen. Even the disc case for the four disc set is nice and handy - each disc has it's own housing, arranged in page format (no more awkward, backward flipping, double sided housings, or fold out panels), and set within a die-cut slipcase. Well done, Anchor Bay.
You get everything you see above and all the sexual innuendo and slapstick you can handle! (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 1 - Three's Company Season One": The show embodies the best (John Ritter's very funny physical comedy) and worst ("it won't reach!" "Well, try tugging on it") of situation comedy's and as such, the show runs hot and cold for me. I fondly remember watching it and I can't argue that it has a place in the TV history books, but it's pretty standard fair in many respects. Except for Janet's haircut in this first season. She was hot (or "bright" as Jack puts it)!
I love the front ends, even as simple as they are, and I like the idea of putting the episode synopsis on the same screen where you start an episode - no more fussing with the DVD insert just to figure out which episode is what. But the set features the two most annoying, well, lack of features. No "play all" option and no chapter breaks. Maybe it's just me, but after a first, nostalgic time, I can honestly do without a repeated theme song - the ability to skip it would have been nice.
Farewell Mr. Ritter. You worked your ass off and thanks to this show, you are essentially immortal. (read entire review)
'The Complete Series' 29-DVD Set Will Be In Stores for the Holidays!
We reported this past summer how Starz/Anchor Bay was releasing - for the first time! - a 29-DVD set of Three's Company - The Complete Series: Come And Knock On Our Door Collection. However, at the time... (read entire news item)
New Box Shot, Date, and info about Retailer Exclusivity
A few weeks ago we had news that Three's Company would be out in a complete series set later this year. Now we have some new information to share with you. This is an Amazon exclusive, and won't be available... (read entire news item)
29-DVD 'Complete Series' Set is Coming to Knock On Your Door
From 2003 to 2006, Anchor Bay released DVD season sets of all 8 seasons from the show. Now the studio appears to be going back and collecting all of that into a new release, "Three's Company - The Complete... (read entire news item)
Spotlight on Janet Episodes: Details & Box Art (Front & Rear)
Following up on the late January release of Jack's Favorites, Anchor Bay has decided to release a new single-disc DVD based on Jack's longest-running roommate. Three's Company - Capturing The Laughter:... (read entire news item)
Anchor Bay Knocks On Our Door With Jack's Favorites DVD
Here's a bit o' news we've been meaning to get to you for a few days: Anchor Bay has decided to release a single-disc DVD Three's Company - Capturing The Laughter: Jack's Favorites. Due to hit stores... (read entire news item)
Official Announcement Brings Sooner Date, Plus Front & Rear Box Art
Even though Amazon.com's pre-order listing for Three's Company - Season 8 still shows "October 10th", Anchor Bay is listing the release date for this 4-DVD set now as October 3rd. They have provided... (read entire news item)
Retailers List Season 8 Bonus Material
Various retailers are reporting the following list of extras on this 4-DVD release scheduled for Oct. 10th (thanks to reader "Pat" for tipping us off):
"John Ritter: Working with a Master": A new tribute... (read entire news item)
Amazon confirms rumored date for Season 8
Amazon.com has posted a preorder listing for Three's Company Season 8, and they've confirmed the October 10 date posted by Pavan at Jack's Bistro. The list price for the set is $29.98, but Amazon is preselling... (read entire news item)
Front & Rear Package Art For Season 7, & Tentative Date For Season 8
When we posted the extras for the 7th Season of Three's Company, we showed you a small shot of the box art. Now we have hi-res box art, for both the front and the back of this July 25th release, and... (read entire news item)
Extras & Artwork For 7th Season of Three's Company!
It's been more than 3 months since we first had word that Three's Company - Season 7 (July 25th street date) would be a 4-DVD set for $29.98 SRP. We've been waiting since then on cover art and extras,... (read entire news item)
7th Season Date Confirmed; Disc Count & List Price
It's been just a few days since reports surfaced that Three's Company - Season 7 would hit stores on July 25th. We just have a quick word for you this morning that Anchor Bay has indeed confirmed that... (read entire news item)
Clarification on a 6th Season Extra, and Early Word on 7th Season Possible Release Date
Not long ago we broke the news about the extras on Three's Company - Season 6, which is coming to DVD on March 7th. One of the extras confused fans quite a bit: "Laughs Around The World: Episode In Polish".... (read entire news item)
3-D Box Art, Rear Cover Art, And The Final List of Extras
Back in early December we provided all the details about the March 7th release of Three's Company - Season 6 on DVD. The only items we were missing at the time were cover art and the complete list of... (read entire news item)
Episodes (& 1 Extra) Revealed For 6th Season...is Lucy Included?
A bit over a month ago we reported on the street date for Three's Company - Season 6. As we told you at the time, the 4-DVD set ($29.98 SRP) is set to arrive on March 7th (the seventh season should follow... (read entire news item)
Priscilla Barnes Joins As 'Terri' On The Season 6 DVDs
Cindy (Jenilee Harrison) moves out and Terri (Priscilla Barnes) moves in during a double-length episode as we begin the 6th (of eight) seasons of Three's Company, starring John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, and... (read entire news item)
Extras Explained by Fansite For 5th Season Set
The November 15th release date for Three's Company - Season 5 is marked on lots of people's calendars already, and there's no doubt that people are strongly anticipating this 4-DVD set. If there's anything... (read entire news item)
Front Cover for 5th Season
As you know, Three's Company - Season 5 is headed our way on November 15th. The 4-DVD set has an SRP of $39.99, but you can pre-order from Amazon for $27.99. We've had e-mails all morning from excited... (read entire news item)
Date change for 5th Season set
Way back in March we mentioned that Three's Company - Season 5 would come to DVD later this year. At the time we quoted a release date of October 4th, based on the Amazon.com pre-order listing (which... (read entire news item)
Full-Sized Season 4 Artwork
We posted a small shot of the artwork for Three's Company: Season 4 the other day, but we got our hands on a larger version and knew you'd want to see it: (read entire news item)
4th Season Cover Art, 5th Season Release Date!
As we've told you, Three's Company - Season 4 is en route to a May 3rd release date, and at that time we also filled you in on the extensive extras on this compilation! Fans are happily placing pre-orders... (read entire news item)
4th Season details, including extras!
Pavan Badal, webmaster of the Three's Company fansite Jack's Bistro, has posted details about the 4th Season release of the show. Without further ado, we'll let Pavan do the talking:
February 18, 2005... (read entire news item)
More Three's Company? How about The Ropers and Three's A Crowd? If you want 'em on DVD, read this!
TVShowsOnDVD's regular correspondent, Pavan Badal, has updated his Three's Company website (Jack's Bistro is the site name) with news about upcoming plans for season sets of that show, and also talks... (read entire news item)
Street Date for 4th Season DVDs
As many Three's Company fans may recall, we are fortunate at TVShowsOnDVD to have Pavan Badal as our regular correspondent. Not only does Pavan dig up a lot of TV-DVD info as a reporter, but he's also... (read entire news item)
3rd Season's 3-D Art & Formal Announcement
We've already had a lot of info for Three's Company - The Complete 3rd Season, and given you an early look at the cover too, but now we have the official versions direct from Anchor Bay. Here you go!
Anchor... (read entire news item)
First look at 3rd Season cover art
Today marks the first anniversary of the tragic death of John Ritter, the beloved comedian who played Jack Tripper on Three's Company. It is appropriate for us all to take a moment in our mourning of... (read entire news item)
3rd Season content (eps & extras) announced...plus info about spin-offs!
Our good friend and regular contributor, Pavan Badal, has updated the news at his Jack's Bistro website for Three's Company - Season 3. He confirms the November 2nd release date that we reported a week-and-a-half... (read entire news item)
Season 3 a bit earlier
In July we posted that Three's Company: Season 3 would be released on November 9th, but today we were told to expect the set a week earlier, on November 2nd. We hope to have more information for you when... (read entire news item)
3rd Season Release Date!
Way back in March we brought you the news that "Anchor Bay...posted that Three's Company - Season 3 will be released this Fall and will include the second unaired pilot."
Now we have word from regular... (read entire news item)
Previous season 3 news backed up
Anchor Bay has started to update their "In the Future" page with some upcoming TV titles.
On Friday they posted that Three's Company: Season 3 will be released this Fall and will include the second... (read entire news item)
S2 Cover Art & New Extras!
Anchor Bay Entertainment recently made their official announcement for the Three's Company - Season 2 4-DVD set. As we've said, it will be in stores on May 4th, at a $39.98 list price.
This release... (read entire news item)
Street Date for Season 2
Pavan Patel, webmaster of the Three's Company fan website called "Jack's Bistro", was the person who alerted us to a slew of info about the upcoming Three's Company - Season 2 DVD release. If you haven't... (read entire news item)
Unofficial Extras List for S2 (wow!)...plus S3 & S4 tidbits
It hasn't been but a week and a day since our last Three's Company update, but we aleady have more info for you. MUCH more.
A fan website known as Jack's Bistro happily relayed our news from the 6th... (read entire news item)
Season 2 news
We just received some early word on the second season of Three's Company. As everyone is aware, John Ritter was supposed to be filming material for the DVD releases of the show before his sudden death.... (read entire news item)
Cover Art for Season 1
Enjoy this cover art for Three's Company - Season One.
Release date is Nov. 11th. For complete specs, click here. (read entire news item)
Season 1 DVD release info
Following John Ritter's tragic death last week, Anchor Bay has changed their plans for the Three's Company - Season 1 DVD release. Originally, the schedule was to be working with him right now on supplements... (read entire news item)
Rest In Peace, John. We'll Miss You!
There is incredibly sad news today from Hollywood, where Emmy-award winning actor John Ritter has passed away. He has ties closer to the TVShowsOnDVD staff than you can possibly imagine, and we are in... (read entire news item)
We've Been Waiting For You! Update on Season 1
We have a bit more information now in regard to our news last month about Anchor Bay's now-in-production DVD release for Three's Company - Season One. Over at Anchor Bay's website you'll find this information... (read entire news item)
Anchor Bay Licenses Show
From VSDA in Las Vegas...
Anchor Bay announced that they have licensed Three's Company from DTL Entertainment. The company plans to release the first season in early 2004, but an exact date isn't known... (read entire news item)