Ocean Girl – The Complete Fourth Season (1997/Umbrella Entertainment/Region Free/Zero/PAL
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
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.
above, you can order this import DVD (and all volumes of the series) exclusively
from Umbrella at:
- Nicholas Sheffo