I’ve been a fan of NBC’s The Office since season one, and I have all of them on DVD. I’m also a compulsive collector, so when Season Four was recently released, my completist tendencies compelled me to buy it immediately.
I’ll admit that this wasn’t my favorite season of all, probably because of it’s abbreviated length due to the angst caused by the writer’s strike. But I was hoping that the relatively high price of $29.99 at Target (on sale) was a sign that there were some great bonus features included on the set.
I have to say that I am quite disappointed. Out of the 14 episodes that make up this season (many of which were double-length) only 5 have commentaries. I haven’t gotten into the deleted scenes, but I know there are quite a few of those. There are a couple of other bonuses, but all in all, not enough to justify the high price.
I don’t regret buying it, but I think if I had known I might have waited for the inevitable after Thanksgiving doorbuster sales to buy a copy at a really great price.