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Rating: Not Rated
Friends and Neighbors
Neighbors and Friends
Season One episode guide
“Melrose Place” Behind the Scenes Featurette
“Melrose Place” New Style Profile Featurette
“Move in to television’s most fabulous apartment complex as all 32 sexy, steamy and sensational Season One episodes of ‘Melrose Place’ arrive on DVD for the first time ever! The guilty pleasure begins when Amy Locane, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Daphne Zuniga, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Heather Locklear, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro and Vanessa Williams star as cool 20-somethings who scheme, scandalize, and seduce each other in a trendy L.A. apartment building where “love thy neighbor” is often taken to new and dramatic extremes. This fantastic eight disc set is a must-own for fans of creator Darren Star (‘Sex and the City’) and its pop-culture predecessor ‘Beverly Hills 90210.’ It’s time to take a trip back to ‘Melrose Place’!”
“Melrose Place: The Complete First Season is not rated.
Heather Locklear is advertised a lot on the DVD, but she didn’t make her appearance until later in the series. The same is true for Marcia Cross who appeared later as well. The rest of the cast, at least for me, is largely forgettable. Courtney Thorne-Smith went on to play Wilma, er, Jim Belushi’s wife on “According to Jim.”
I’d really only recommend this DVD for original fans of the series. It’s not good enough to match up to other shows on TV now and it seems positively dated. Nostalgia is about all it’s good for.
The DVD doesn’t have many bonus features to offer. There are a few vintage behind-the-scenes featurettes with all the cast. There’s also some fluff text bonus features including an episode guide. Unfortunately there are no recently filmed retrospectives with the original cast.