Seinfeld - The Complete Seventh Season DVD Cover Art
SRP $49.95 1.33:1 DOLBY DIGITAL 2.0 SONY

SONY has released "SEINFELD: SEASON 7" on dvd. While this critic feels strongly that the first three seasons were the best, "SEASON 7" still has more than a few classic episodes. This is the season when fans were introduced to the "soup nazi", "the maestro" and when Kramer is suspected of being a pimp("the wig master").

Every show has its share of laughs, but the season just doesn't have the same consistent flow-through of episodes. Sure, there's the running scenario of George and Susan here, but it's not the stronger point of the season, as it should be.

However, fans would've like the show to have gone on forever and there are plenty of fun episodes here, spread out over 4 discs.

"The Engagement"
"The Postponement"
"The Maestro"
"The Wink"
"The Hot Tub"
"The Soup Nazi"
"The Secret Code"
"The Pool Guy"
"The Sponge"
"The Gum"
"The Rye"
"The Caddy"
"The Seven"
"The Cadillac, Parts 1 & 2"
"The Shower Head"
"The Doll"
"The Friars Club"
"The Wig Master"
"The Calzone"
"The Bottle Deposit, Parts 1 & 2"
"The Wait Out"
"The Invitations"

SONY has provided the correct 1.33:1 aspect ratio.  It's a great image. Colors are rich, and never dull, as some of the previous seasons' episodes had been. Contrast is excellent. There are no artifacts anywhere.

SONY has provided a Dolby Digital 2.0 mix.  For a comedy, with comedy-style sound, there's slightly more separation than one might expect. However, it's all delegated to the front speakers, with most sound targeted towards the center channel. The music, almost a character of the show in its own right, is well complimented through all speakers.

SONY has loaded this season with extras.  There are 14 INSIDE LOOK mini-documentaries, examining various episodes.  While the 10 commentaries offered are often funny, it's frustrating to find that Larry David and Michael Richards are absent from all of them.