Cast: Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber
Release Date: February 28, 2017
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 6.5/10
On Fuller House, eldest daughter D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure, Full House, A Christmas Detour) is now a veterinarian and recently widowed mother trying to raise three boys on her own. She is joined by her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin, Full House, Walt Before Mickey) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber, Full House, The Skateboard Kid 2) and Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas), who move in to lend their support and help raise D.J.’s kids. The Full House original cast, including Bob Saget (Full House, Entourage), Lori Loughlin (Full House, When Calls the Heart), John Stamos (Full House, Grandfathered, Scream Queens) and Dave Coulier (Full House, Robot Chicken), make guest appearances throughout the series.
Please Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
‘Fuller House’ returns viewers to the beloved Tanner household as DJ Tanner-Fuller (Cameron Bure), the recently widowed and now single mother of three young boys decides to move back into her family home with her father moving out in order to take a big new morning show gig elsewhere. Dealing with more than enough already, when her younger sister Stephanie (Sweetin) and best friend and fellow single mom Kimmy (Barber) and her daughter also move in order to help her with raising the boys and everything else on her plate, DJ couldn’t be more thrilled. As things begin to settle to a new normal, our mismatched household begins to form into a new type of family as they tackle a new generation’s life lessons and firsts, along with plenty of dilemmas and mishaps for the adults and regular family visitors too of course. Now you can come back home anytime you may desire with ‘Fuller House: The Complete First Season’ available to own on 2-disc DVD at last!
Destined to occur with the ever increasing trend of spinoff and reboot shows being revived from our past, ‘Fuller House’ marks one of the latest inevitable reincarnations and brings back the beloved Tanner family and household that so many of us grew up with over the course of 8 memorable seasons. This latest series for the whole family brings back Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber reprising their respective roles of DJ, Stephanie and Kimmy and serving as the three key returning characters from the original; with Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Scott Weinger and many more old favorites making returning appearances along the way. Fans of ‘Fuller House’ who don’t mind the DVD format and are fellow supporters of physical media will probably want to look into purchasing a copy of The Complete First Season on DVD to add to your collection at some point. The 2-disc DVD set sports solid standard definition video and multichannel audio presentations on each of the debut season’s 13 family friendly episodes; although many fans will be somewhat disappointed to learn that no bonus content of any sort is included on the release. Nonetheless, the fans who would like the convenience of being able to grab the set off of the shelf and pop in a disc at any time will still want to consider picking up a copy, although it probably wouldn’t hurt to try and hold off in the hope of a spectacular sale price if at all possible.
Overall, fans of the series who caught the debut (and possibly also sophomore) season(s) on Netflix and remain a fan of physical media may want to consider picking up a copy of ‘Fuller House: The Complete First Season’ on DVD if you don’t mind the DVD format in general (it certainly seems to have plenty of fans out there). The 2-disc DVD release of the series’ first season provides solid video and multichannel audio presentations on all 13 episodes, although many may be disappointed to discover that no bonus content of any kind is included on the set. Those who aren’t Netflix subscribers and have been looking forward to checking out ‘Fuller House’ will probably want to look into a rental option or keep an eye out for a stellar sale price on the DVD release in order to finally have the ability to do so.
The DVD release of ‘Fuller House: The Complete First Season’ features a 16×9 friendly video presentation utilizing the show’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio on all of the first season’s episodes. The video presentations look pretty solid as far as the DVD format allots and delivers fairly sharp and detailed presentations on every episode in the season, with no noteworthy faults to be found within. It holds up quite capably even during the heavily populated or darkly lit sequences and never causes anything occurring on screen to become rendered indiscernible. Overall, these are more than capable standard definition video presentations that should have no trouble pleasing many of the show’s fans.
The DVD release includes a 384 Kbps 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundtrack on all 13 Season One episodes. These multichannel soundtracks sound pretty great and provide clean, crisp and nearly flawless audio presentations on each episode in the debut season. While not overly aggressive most of the time, they do often utilize all five available channels in order to send music, crowd chatter and other elements throughout the various speakers when appropriate, and never conflicting with any dialogue or other auditory elements that may be occurring simultaneously. Overall, these are solid 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtracks that deliver in every way required of them and shouldn’t disappoint.
The DVD release of ‘Fuller House: The Complete First Season’ doesn’t include any bonus content whatsoever.