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  • Actors: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Sept. 2009
  • Run Time: 1363 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JIN1KC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,946 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Enjoy all three seasons of the eccentric Bluth family's outrageous escapades together on DVD for the first time.

In Season One, George Bluth, Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) sits in jail for engaging in shifty accounting practices. With their assets frozen, it looks like the Bluths, who aren't qualified to do much of anything, might have to get jobs.

In the second season, Michael (Jason Bateman) learns that his father has escaped from prison and because of the family's shady business dealings with Iraq, he himself could face prison. So while Michael sets out to clear his name, George Sr. sets off for Mexico.

In Season Three, when it's Uncle Oscar serving prison time instead of George Sr., Michael puts his father under house arrest. Meanwhile, Michael and his younger brother Buster (Tony Hale) journey to Iraq and learn which family member is the real brains behind the madness.

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Fjireland on 15 Aug. 2010
Format: DVD
Arrested Development has got to be the most clever comedy American tv has ever produced..

It was a shame that FOX axed it after just 3 seasons...

I guess it was just too different to what American audiences were used to at the time... I think if it had come out maybe a few years later than it did, it would have stood a better chance. American audiences expected their comedy to be a laugh-out loud, taped-in-front-of-an-audience sitcom, conventional if you like...
look at 30 Rock and The (American) Office now, it is amazing how unfunny these shows are and they get renewed season after season despite being as unconventional as Arrested Development was in its time.
People simply liked / wanted easy comedy like Friends at the time of Arrested Development.... so it never drew in the audience it deserved.

I have watched back all three seasons recently and wow, it just gets better with every viewing...it is true what people say, the show is so layered that you have to watch it multiple times to truly appreciate it...
The cast are superb... each playing a member of the dysfunctional Bluth family who have to face up to major changes when their father is sent to jail. Jason Bateman is a great anchor for the show.. his sarcasm and disbelief at how selfish or dumb his family are is a hoot.

The show doesn't deliver real laugh out loud moments, more subtle humour is employed really.. i know lots of people just don't get the show but it's simply because they watched one or two shows and don't see it as funny, you have to stick with it because when you do, you get into it, the in-jokes, the loose references to previous plots all contribute to the humour in the show. Of course, if sarcastic humour isn't your cup of tea, then you may wanna pass..
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89 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Paul McNamee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Aug. 2009
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Is Arrested Development the best US sitcom ever? Maybe not. I'll always be partial to Seinfeld, though AD accomplished as much in three short seasons as they did in nine, so it's a tough call. What the heck. Yes. It's the best US sitcom ever made.

It's in all the little things. You never quite know what you're going to get with Arrested. From the evolution of the narrator (Ron "I'm awesome" Howard) into an omniscient, fourth-wall-breaking bastion of the show's excellence to the shift in relationships between George Michael (Michael Cera off of Superbad) and his maybe-cousin Maeby or his once-girlfriend Anne (aka "Bland", "Annehog" or "Egg") ending up with his uncle Gob (pronounced Job, like in the bible and the start of Mission Impossible), there's few developments over the three years that anyone could see coming. Jeffrey Tambor's characters George Sr. and Oscar (twins, natch) and their various identity crises alone are hard to keep up with.

The cast is the best ever assembled for comedy, no exceptions. Jason Bateman excels as straight man Michael, all worried expressions and listless disappointment in what may be the least functional family ever to grace the small screen. Will Arnett's Gob is just priceless, a magician oblivious to the fact that changing a hundred dollar bill into a hundred pennies is a 99-dollar loss to the businessmen he's trying to impress. Tony Hale is Buster, the soft spoken- I hesitate to say simpleton- heart of gold son constantly put down by booze-swilling Jessica Walters. The dynamic between these two in particular is thrilling, because it encourages Buster to every now and then rebel (with often destructive consequences). David Cross' every homosexual innuendo is a joy, and it's a marvel to watch his excruciatingly awkward physical comedy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Rachael Doman on 8 Jan. 2010
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Would recommend this series to anyone- very dry and witty humour! Shame it doesn't have more series! Great cast too! If you have a quite sarcastic, dry sense of humour you will love this program. It is basically about a very dysfunctional family. I have noted some minor problems with continuity in the show, but this doesn't detract from the program and has been very enjoyable to watch.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Cherian on 14 Mar. 2010
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Arrested Development is one of the best shows I've watched and ahead of it's time.. I think the only reason it got canned was because the world wasn't ready! If you like shows like Curb your Enthusiasm, The Office, you'll love Arrested Development. This box set collects all seasons and the extra features are great. At this price, it's am amazing deal!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Cann on 2 Nov. 2012
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In order for the title of this review to mean something I suggest you buy this programme and clear your viewing schedule for a while. The Great British Bake Off and all other associated rubbish, Strictly I mean you here, can wait.
Having not seen a television comedy which I found trully funny since Spaced I had lost all hope until my brother-in-law bought us this.
Treading the right side of the sublime/ ridiculous divide for most of the time I would recommend this to anyone who hasn't yet seen it.
The best thing about this was that over the course of the 3 series it was the initially minor characters who become the most engaging and funny ones. Not that Bateman wasn't good but Tobias Funke was much better.
The premise was ridiculous but managed to remain funny throughout which is no mean feat. Ok it sagged a little with the Charlize Theron sub-plot but picked up to end up sailing into the sunset leaving my wife and I satisfied.
Don't expect straight laughs a la Friends, Modern Family etc this programme is more akin to Married with Children.
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