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The Adventures Of Superboy - The Complete Fourth Season (1991 - 1992/Warner Archives DVD Set)

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: B



Now released on DVD exclusively by Warner Archives, The Adventures of Superboy: the Complete Fourth Season. This was the final season for Superboy.

Gerard Christopher again plays Superboy with Stacy Haiduk as his love interest Lana Lane. The episodes this season retain the darker aura that was infused into Season 3 with much more detailed storyline. In Season 4, this is expanded further as many of the episodes are multi-parted; bringing continuity to the forefront of the series. Seemingly about every third episode is at least a 2-parter ending with a to be continued. The darker feel and more in depth storylines only heightened the believability with character development and made the series all the more enjoyable.

We get to see a bit of the expanded universe as the likes of Lex Luthor (Sherman Howard) returns, as well as Barry Meyers as Bizarro, and Michael Callan as Metallo. In a great episode entitled Paranoia we have Jack Larson (1950s Adventures of Superman's Jimmy Olson) and Noel Neill (the 1950s Lois Lane) make cameos as investigators for the office of Extra-Normal affairs; making for an interesting ‘full circle’ effect.

Superboy ended on a high note with the episodes being better than ever; finally having fine tuned series. Sadly, however, with lawsuits (due to rights issues) on the horizon Superboy (even with high ratings) was canceled and the intended Fifth and Sixth Seasons were never to be made.

The technical features remain the same as those on the previous releases; suffering the shortcomings of the DVR format. The picture again is a 1.33 X 1 Full Screen presentation that has bland colors and dull black levels; looking similar to those found in Season 3. The lack of restoration is disheartening as it leaves an analog quality to the presentation, along with some dirt/debris. The sound is again a lossless Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo that comes primarily from the front without use of the surrounds. Again the dialogue remains clear throughout.

No extras are available on this set, but for coverage of the previous web-exclusive seasons, try these links:

Two

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/12228/Superboy+%E2%80%93+The+Complete+Se



Three

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/12315/The+Adventures+Of+Superboy+%E2%80%9



To order this and all seasons of Superboy, go to this link for it and many more great web-exclusive releases at:

http://shop.warnerarchive.com/



- Michael P. Dougherty II


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