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|Six Feet Under - The Complete Series Gift Set|
Actors: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodríguez
Directors: Alan Ball, Daniel Attias, Rodrigo García, Jeremy Podeswa, Kathy Bates
Genres: Drama, Television
Relive every minute of Alan Ball's poignantly dramatic, unpredictably hilarious masterpiece, from its powerful premiere episode to its critically-acclaimed, haunting finale. Along with all the episodes and hours of rich bo... more »
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RIP - The Fishers
T. Stewart | Santa Cruz | 11/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is essentially impossible to write an appropriate review for this engaging, amazing, wicked, dark, and realistic series that graced the television landscape for the first half of the new millinimum. Considered by many critics and fans alike as "the best television series to grace the small screen," SIX FEET UNDER was the prenimulate HBO series: it featureted everything that the HBO names expects (sex, drugs, violence, and rock'n'roll) but adds a fresh almost family-friendly twist to the proceedings.
The series focuses on the lives of the Fisher family after everything they've ever known is turned upside down with the patriarch of the family dies suddenly in a car crash on Christmas Eve; with the majority of the first season summarizing the families attempt to "move-on with their lives, and learn that life goes on, forever, until it ends." With their fathers death in the pilot, the two oldest children Nate (the rebel, who always ran away from his responsibility) and David (the closeted `good son') take over the family business as their much-younger sister finished her high school years and their mother learns how to continue her life without her husband of 35 years.
Throughout five seasons the series focused on this ecletic mix of quirky characters, and the people that come in-and-out of their lives. And this is where the heart of the series can be found - it is always realistic and while the stories seem far-fetched they are quit the opposite: everything presented in this series is a normal part of the human exsistance, and for the first time SIX FEET UNDER (as a television series) captures the monotomy of human esistance into a seemingly perfect television show.
HBO has included all 63 episodes of the series (including the emotion series finale (which I personally consider the single best of hour television I have ever watched) in this one elaborate collection (also including a large booklet that gives the history of the series and a character map, as well as the two previously-released soundtrack CDs)."
The ultimate gift for "SFU" fans
Melissa Niksic | Chicago, IL United States | 10/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am so glad that I only own Season 1 of "Six Feet Under" on DVD! HBO charges an insane amount of money for its DVDs, and I had a feeling that if I held out long enough, the entire "Six Feet Under" series would be available as one awesome DVD collection...and I was right! The cost of this DVD set is much cheaper than it is to buy each season individually. In addition to the unbelievably cool packaging, this DVD set includes several featurettes, deleted scenes, cast interviews, and a series retrospective. Perhaps the coolest feature about this boxed set is that it also comes with the two outstanding "SFU" CD soundtracks, which I already own and absolutely LOVE! What a great added bonus. This will make a great holiday gift for any "SFU" fan...I hope someone is nice enough to get it for me!"
Six Feet Under The Complete Series is one of the Best TV sho
Porfie Medina | Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA | 12/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had no idea what to expect when I purchased this Six feet Under box set. I heard from many friends that this was one great show I had to check out. I never had any interest of watching this show when it was on HBO. I wish I would have given it a chance when it was still on the air. I just completed watching all five seasons and it took me a little over a month to do it. The first few episodes made me wonder if this show was even worth getting, but after the first 2 episodes I was hooked. The show is about the Fisher family who own a funeral home. Every episode starts out with a death and sets the tone for that show. I have seen many TV shows, but no other show has dealt with life and how we deal with it like this show does. The characters on Six Feet Under are not all just white folks. The show has a great balance of ethnicity and diversity. You get characters who are gay, latino, black, and many others(some with major issues). This show has some of the best acting I have ever seen. If you're like me you're probably thinking a show about a family that owns a funeral home? This show is so much more than that. I like the fact that this show takes you on a journey with the characters, and as each season passes the show just gives you more twists and turns. The very last episode of this series is one of the best hours and most emotional hours of TV I have ever watched. After you see the last episode you will know that life is a gift and appreciate it more than ever. I highly recommend this truly unique and amazing show!
Available Subtitles: Spanish, French
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
All 63 episodes on 24 discs
Commentary by cast and crew on 25 episodes
Featurettes: Under the Main Titles, Anatomy of a Working Stiff, Living on the Ledge: A Bird's Eye View of the Third Season, Cut by Cut: Editing Six Feet Under, Life and Loss: The Impact of Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under: 2001-2005 series retrospective
Bob Costas cast interview
Six Feet Under Feet Under Soundtracks 2 CDs
Ilustrated booklet with character obituaries and memories from the show's creators
Outstanding but Intense
R. L. Hann | Long Beach, CA USA | 02/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would rate the acting of the ensemble cast in Six Feet Under as one of the best ever in any TV drama Series I have seen. The writing and directing are right up there too. However, a note of caution for those considering this set and are new to the show. It is very intense.
It is called "quirky" by many viewers I have spoken to, and that would make sense considering it revolves around a family-owned funeral home and each episode begins with a death. The show does have a real ability to "pull the viewer into the story line," which is an obvious indicator that it is well written, but because of it's intensity, watching too many episodes at once "got to me," and may well "get to you" also.
If you are looking for something light and easy going, this is not the show. Not to say that there aren't plenty of "laugh-out-loud" scenes - the show has a very unique off-beat humor to it, but overall, the characters go through a lot of difficult "stuff." I personally got a lot out out of it - for a TV drama, it offers an amazing amount of life-lessons and insight that makes a viewer think.
Bottom line: this is an A+ drama, and I would highly recommend it - but not for someone looking for a light-hearted comedy."