Fringe - Season 5 2013

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All episodes from the fifth and final season of the sci-fi television drama, co-created by J.J. Abrams, following a team investigating cases of strange phenomena that exist on the fringes of science. In this season, which takes place in a dystopian world in the year 2036, the Fringe team attempt to carry out a plan to defeat the Observers but sacrifices will have to be made if they are to succeed. The episodes comprise: 'Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11', 'In Absentia', 'The Recordist', 'The Bullet That Saved the World', 'An Origin Story', 'Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found There', 'Five-Twenty-Ten', 'The Human Kind', 'Black Blotter', 'Anomaly XB-6783746', 'The Boy Must Live', 'Liberty' and 'An Enemy Fate'.

Starring:
Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Fringe - Season 5 - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Fringe - Season 5 - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Fringe - Season 5 - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
  • Fringe - Season 5 - Disc 4 ages_15_and_over
Starring Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, Jasika Nicole, Clark Middleton, Michael Kopsa, John Noble
Director Jeff T. Thomas, Jeannot Szwarc, Miguel Sapochnik
Genres Science Fiction
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rental release 13 May 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Fringe - Season 5 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Fringe - Season 5 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Fringe - Season 5 - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
Starring Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, Jasika Nicole, Clark Middleton, Michael Kopsa, John Noble
Director Jeff T. Thomas, Jeannot Szwarc, Miguel Sapochnik
Genres Science Fiction
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rental release 13 May 2013
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

81 of 85 people found the following review helpful By HomicidalZenBuddhist on 19 Jan 2013
Format: DVD
Please note that I won't pretend to be impartial, but this is just my opinion. Personally, I've always loved Fringe, and think this final run has been tremendous, but I know that many haven't been as enamoured. All I can encourage you to do is buy the DVD and try it for yourself. I'll try and give you an idea of what to expect, whilst being as spoiler-free as possible.

To put it delicately, this Final Season of Fringe has proven to be very divisive, the time-jump into the future aside. In opting to focus more on the quiet emotional moments between the main characters, the series' trademark streak of weird and wonderful craziness has been toned down a little, leading many to claim this last 13-episode run has been 'boring'. I respectfully disagree. It's these little moments between characters that have always made Fringe more than just another throwaway sci-fi series. 'Weird science' may be what Fringe started off as being about, but since then it has matured into quite a brilliant family-related drama, and a thought-provoking discussion on the relationship between pure emotion and pure intellect, technology and faith, the old and the new, the unknown and the conventional. But above all it has been about the relationship between father and son, between Walter and Peter, and that is where this Final Season places its focus. It goes for the emotional jugular, without sacrificing its intellectual integrity, and it connects. It provides satisfying answers to long-standing questions without feeling as if the writers are simply painting-by-the-numbers. It's difficult to create an ending that feels fitting both plot-wise and emotionally, but somehow they managed it.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Lassauw on 27 Mar 2013
Format: DVD
One of the best scifi series ever made for tv so naturally I was that much more apprehensive they would mess it up right at the end, like so many of its predecessors, Lost and Battlestar Galactica coming to mind first and foremost, well, my mind anyway. But I didn't have to worry, the creators of Fringe did a wonderful job and gave a great sendoff to the characters that I became so fond of over the years. Like many have already said before me, it does constitute a criminal injustice that John Noble hasn't received just about every tv acting award in existence for an acting performance that has been so consistently fantastic that it would lead me to say the best television acting performance I have ever been lucky enough to have been witness to and I have seen many many tv series the last 40 years.
Not that I won't miss the other regulars as well, I never had the pleasure of loving two characters in one series that were played by the same performer, fantastic job Anna Torv. Joshua Jackson was equally great, this last season no exception, though I was relieved that this season, when there is a major twist to his character, my worries of where the central plot for his character would take him because of it proved unfounded.
The season's final is just perfect, so well balanced in tone, emotion and suspense, I could only give a big sigh at the end of it, both of satisfaction that it was everything and more than I had hoped for as well as sadness that I'd just seen the final moments of a series I had loved so much.
Thank you all involved for these 5 years, you contributed in creating an oasis in the tv landscape desert we find ourselves in so often.
And yes, that includes kudos to Fox for sticking with this series and its fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sam Tyler on 4 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
So as the curtain falls on Season 5, we say goodbye to ‘Fringe’ and reflect back on one of the best science fiction shows of the past 20 years. However, how did the tricky final season go? Does it stand up on its own, or does it need the strength of the previous 4 seasons? I’m afraid that the final episodes of ‘Fringe’ are not up to the fantastic standards of the previous years, but they still remain some top quality moments with characters that you have come to love.

‘Fringe’ was a show that revelled in blowing your expectations at the end of each season, getting more and more out there each year. By Season 5 we are in an alternative future ruled by the shadowy men who can bend time and space. Gone is any sense of ‘mission of the week’ that used to be the structure of the show and instead we get an arc that covers the entire season. Can Olivia, Peter and Walter rewrite the past to save the future?

The show is still well acted and has some of the most mature and interesting science fiction TV writing in years, in a genre that seems to be increasingly aimed at 14 year olds. However, the chopping and changing of the characters over the years has final taken its toll. The actors may be the same, the characters even, but these are not all the versions of the characters we started off with. Too many of the relationships over the years have altered and some of the magic is lost. This means you do not care quite as much as you should when it ends. I am not one to support one off missions of the week style shows, but ‘Fringe’ did it so beautifully; exploring science, love and evil. ‘Season 5’ just feels a little messy in places when compared to the sublime Season 4. Still a great show, but it ended ever so flatly.

The quality of ‘Fringe’ is so high that it must be seen on BluRay. I would have preferred a few more extras on the disc as the fans deserve it.
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