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The Office: Season Seven (Blu-ray)

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
Movie Rating:
8 out of 10
Extras Rating:
8 out of 10
Movie Details:
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Steve Carell as Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak as Ryan Howard
Ed Helms as Andy Bernard
Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone
Creed Bratton as Creed
Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein as Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez as Oscar Martinez
Craig Robinson as Darryl Philbin
Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin
Amy Ryan as Holly

Special Features:
Blooper Reel
Over 100 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
Extended Episodes
Episode Commentaries
Webisodes
BD Live Enabled
Pocket Blu

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Sound
Running Time: 9 Hours 46 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official synopsis of the series:

"In the seventh season of this Primetime Emmy® Award-winning series inappropriate behavior is business as usual but big surprises are in store! Dwight is now the owner of the building and he may be letting this power go to his head; Andy is courting Erin who is dating Gabe; Jim and Pam are struggling with being new parents; and a parade of ghosts of girlfriends past haunt Michael leading to his final days at Dunder Mifflin. This memorable season features guest appearances from Amy Ryan ('Gone Baby Gone') a cameo from Ricky Gervais ('The Invention of Lying') and an unforgettable hour-long season finale with Jim Carrey ('Bruce Almighty'), Will Arnett ('Arrested Development'), Ray Romano ('Everybody Love Raymond'), James Spader ('Boston Legal') and Catherine Tate ('Doctor Who') all vying for Michael Scott's old post. Plus see hours of bonus features including extended episodes deleted scenes bloopers webisodes and more in this must-own four-disc collection."

"The Office: Season Seven" is not rated.

Mini-Review:
Steve Carrell's final season on "The Office" finally hits on Blu-ray! Like many "Office" fans, I was sad to see him go, but it is better to see him go out on a high note rather than after the show has jumped the shark. His departure, which actually took place while there were still three episodes left in the season, provides an interesting change to the series. "The Office" can now be shaken up with a new manager, a new dynamic, and new storylines that will hopefully rejuvenate the series. And if the final three episodes are any indication of what's to come, it's going to be an interesting ride. Those final episodes featured cameos by Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Ray Romano, and the new CEO played by James Spader. Each of them brought a new stereotype or neurosis to the table that made things fun.

Highlights of Season Seven include Michael's homemade movie "Threat Level Midnight," Dwight finally gaining control of the office, a brief managerial rule by Creed (complete with a new title sequence), the return of Todd Packer, and the return of Amy Ryan as Holly.

The Blu-rays for "The Office" are always great because they come with a ton of bonus features. Every episode has 5 to 10 minutes of bonus features. By the time you add all of those up, you've got the equivalent of 4 to 5 additional episodes. The episodes "Training Day" and "Search Committee" also have extended versions which go beyond what was originally aired. Also included are the webisodes where Kelly, Ryan, and Erin create a horror movie in the office. Rounding things out are commentaries, a blooper reel, and a full version of "Threat Level Midnight" (A Michael Scott Joint).

If you're a fan of "The Office," then this Blu-ray set is a required addition to your collection. All of the additional content plus HD versions of the episodes make this well worth picking up.

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