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

82 of 87 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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40 of 44 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 19 Jun 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This seems more like a Fringe spin-off series than Fringe itself. The original Fringe storyline ended with season 3, as the two parallel-universes were closed off and the time line for ‘our’ universe adjusted to delete Peter Bishop. The fourth series featured Peter trying to reintegrate himself into the timeline, which he achieved by the end of the season, with (from memory here) both Olivia and Walter ‘remembering’ the old time-line. The season then ended with a ‘flash-forward’ twenty years to a world invaded and conquered by the Observers, where the original Fringe team had been put in suspended animation in Amber, and who were now rediscovered and released by the ‘Resistance’ movement, specifically by Peter and (the missing) Olivia’s now grown-up daughter.

Season Five tells the story of the Fringe team’s struggle against the Observers, as they hunt for the missing Olivia, and then for the hidden components of Walter’s plan to defeat the invaders. Walter, who has had his missing brain-tissue reinstalled, had worked out a plan with September, the ‘friendly’ Observer back at the time of the invasion, but now can’t remember what it was. Fortunately, he recorded a series of instructions on Betamax tapes…

Familiar characters, though twenty years older make appearances, as the team slowly uncovers the means to overthrow the enemy, though as they do, they suffer a death in the family, which makes them even more determined to win the war. They slowly become the terrorists they originally fought, unleashing the old Fringe technology on the Observers to further their plans, including a trip to the ‘other side’.
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