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Tracey Takes On - The Complete & Final Seasons (Season Three & Four/1998 1999/Eagle DVD)

 

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

 

 

Still likely her biggest hit in the U.S., Tracey Takes On did very well for HBO and is a series people still talk about. Though I may have had more laughs with State Of The Union, the time she gets in this series to do more is worth the loss of some laughs. Here is our previous coverage of State Of The Union:

 

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/7861/Tracey+Ullman%E2%80%99s+State+O

 

 

She has more guest stars here, which has its pluses and minuses to it. On the plus side, you get Hugh Laurie, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Corbin Bernsen and Cheech Marin among those fitting in very nicely into the madness. The more amusing skits include Hollywood, Erotica, Obsession and Road Rage, but all are sort of monologues gone wild, which was done with a nice change of pace and the kind of transformation Ullman was always capable of. It is a show worth revisiting.

 

The 1.33 X 1 image is not bad with little to complain about in the way of flaws, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is well-recorded for a joke-based show throughout. The combination is fine and if filmed, would make for an interesting Blu-ray. Extras include three 24-minute character episodes seen here for the very first time.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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