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Ocean Girl The Complete Fourth Season (1997/Umbrella Entertainment/Region Free/Zero/PAL DVD Set)

 

Picture: C Sound: C+ Extras: D Episodes: C-

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This TV show on DVD can only be operated on machines capable of playing back DVDs that can handle Region Free/Zero/PAL format software, and can be ordered from our friends at Umbrella Entertainment at the website address provided at the end of the review.

 

 

Though it is aimed at a younger and more female than not audience, the hit series Ocean Girl ends on its Complete Fourth Season looking lame and weak. Not having seen the earlier seasons, it is hard to tell if the show was any good. However, it is likely that the show was kept in production as long as possible to get money out of it and have enough episodes for syndication and other markets. The 3 DVD have the final 26 half-hourish shows.

 

Marzena Godecki is the title character, from an underwater world that originates on another planet, so guess what majority-water planet she decides to visit? As a cross of Secrets Of Isis with Aquaman (both reviewed elsewhere on this site), the show has a pro-environmental bend and that gets thin quickly, but this season seems to have a limited budget and everyone looks a bit bored. They quit while they were ahead. For fans only. Others should start with the first season, if at all.

 

The 1.33 X 1 image is on the soft side, possibly filmed, but finished on analog videotape (PAL?) and too soft for a recent production. Detail and color suffer in particular. The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is barely stereo, but holds up better than the picture, showing its age a good bit. There are no extras.

 

 

As noted above, you can order this import DVD (and all volumes of the series) exclusively from Umbrella at:

 

http://www.umbrellaent.com.au/

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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