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Brilliant episodes, poorly presented
on 3 April 2005
If I was basing this review on the episodes alone it would be 5 stars without question. By series 7, Only Fools had matured and developed superbly; moving the characters and plots forward without ever compromising the humour. It is sheer brilliance.
So why then is it done such awful justice on the DVD? There are no extras (well there are none on any of the Only Fools DVDs), but the worst by far is the editting of the episodes. On a lot of the DVDs certain scenes are cut, but the worst by far on this one is the removal of the Omen theme in the final episode, (also highlighted by another reviewer). I remember watching it on TV and being in hysterics at that scene no matter how many times I saw it. So after watching this DVD in anticipation of that scene, the disappointment was immense. I really do not understand what the Beeb are playing at - Only Fools is a classic side-splitting sit-com but their DVD releases are an immense disappointmen. Take a look at the Red Dwarf releases for an example of how they should be done!