25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Great show, disappointing DVD set,
This review is from: Leave It to Beaver - The Complete Second Season (DVD)
Content wise, the 2nd Season of LITB is great. But once again, Universal has dropped the ball in terms of the quality of the product, and it's not significantly better than Season 1. The video transfer still has excessive noise and there are no special features. This time there are chapter stops in each episode, but only so you can skip the opening credits, jump midway to the commerical break, and go to the end credits. Come on, Universal, it wouldn't kill you to put a few more chapters in each episode. As I noted in my review of Season 1, with so many cast members alive, it would have been great to get a few commentaries...but we get none. And once again, you get 3 double-sided DVD-18s, instead of 6 easier to handle one-sided DVD-9s. The outstanding "I Love Lucy" sets from Paramount set the bar for the right way to do a classic TV series -- great transfers, extra features, solid packaging. Too bad Universal is too cheap or too lazy to compete. If you're a Beav fan, you'll have to get this. Just don't expect the definitive set that this should have been.