Soap is a curious soap opera parody from the late 1970?s. It has a quality ensemble cast, Richard Mulligan, Robert Guilliaume, Katherine Helmond, and much younger Billy Crystal (to name a few). Soap was a bit groundbreaking for its time, as it tackled some hot button issues (homosexuality being one). But the show is committed to its ridiculousness; alien abductions, demon possession, and prison breaks confirm Soap?s bizarre and wacky charm.
The Dolby Digital 2…. track is okay. Clear and crisp dialogue, but you may have to turn up your set a bit. The track sounds a bit hollow and tinny at times, but this is a minor complaint. The most annoying part of the audio is the laugh track.
Presented in full frame 1.33:1, the video transfer is not stellar. Colors seem a bit soft and muddy. The transfer seems inconsistent from scene to scene, and pixilation is evident throughout the episodes. More work needs to be done on the original source material.
Previews, but that?s about it. Disappointing.
The comical exploits of the Tate?s and Campbell?s continue for 22 episodes. Soap?s third season, if you?re still unsure about this DVD, should give you an excellent testing ground for this classic 70?s sitcom.
Special Features List
- Bonus previews