Well, here they are. The following are our picks for the best DVDs of 2002 in 3 categories; Best Mini-Series, Best Season Set and Best Individual Release.
Best Mini-Series Band of Brothers
Looking at the packaging of this set you can tell it's something special. This 6 disc set is housed in a beautiful tin case, completely void of the usual promotional information (that appears on a cardboard slip). Each episode contains 5 audio tracks and this is simply the best audio heard on a TV release to date. The mini-series is given a wonderful anamorphic widescreen presentation that manages to capture the powerful story. Also included in the set is a huge assortment of text information on the war and the soldiers of Easy Company. Toss in a "making of" featurette and the behind-the-scenes look at the bootcamp from actor Ron Livingston and you have a set that belongs in everyone's collection. If I had to pick one DVD from 2002, this would be it. Read the Review More about the disc
Best Season Set The Sopranos Season 3
With wonderful menus, text information about the cast & crew, episodes synopses, audio commentaries on 3 episodes and "previously on..." and "next on..." TV spots, HBO has provided Soprano fans with an excellent set. Sure, other sets may have more extras, but as a complete package, nothing can beat the "Soparanos Season 3." Read the Review More about the disc
Best Individual Release Andromeda 1.1
ADV Films blew me away with their first release in this series. A near flawless presentation, and a ton of extras. If you haven't seen this DVD you're missing out. Character/actor profiles, a commentary track, deleted scenes, an image gallery, glossary, bloopers, TV teasers, TV promos, a ton of text information and a behind-the-scenes look at the show adds up to hours of extras. Oh, did we mention the show is good too? Read the Review More about the disc