I understand the frustration to all who bought the season by season sets (myself included) but to those who didn't, but wanted the finale, this is a five-star set. This is STILL the highest-rated single episode in TV history - 125 million viewers - and that number is a far cry from the actual consumers who will buy the complete set; so for those, here ya are! The finale with all the extras!
The 30th Reunion Special features all the main stars (except the deceased McLean Stevenson and Larry Linville, even though there ARE interview clips of those two presented here) along with Gene Reynolds, Larry Gelbart, Burt Metcalfe and Allan Arbus (Dr. Sidney Freedman); Mike Farrell hosts this special, which aired in 2002. It's good to see Wayne Rogers and Alan Alda together again, although grayer. Loretta Swit still looks hot, but is that Botox or a face-lift? Jamie Farr never seems to age and Harry Morgan looks pretty feeble, yet feisty. Gary Burghoff is chunkier but still carries that sweet "Radar-ish" aura. William Christopher looks great as well, and there are times when he shoots the others a frustrated "why-did-you-tell-them-that?" glance when some Father Mulcahy behind-the-scenes anecdotes are told. If you've never heard David Ogden Stiers' real voice, you'll be surprised how much he does NOT sound like Major Winchester! The cast also tells us how much they loved working with Larry Linville (Major Burns) as his real personality was the complete opposite of ol' Ferret-Face. This Reunion Special is the best "extra" in the set.
"Memories Of MASH" is an old TV special, hosted by Shelley Long, probably due to her success on "Cheers."
The bloopers are good, but not enough of them.
"Jocularity" is a cast retrospective based on the word uttered by Father Mulcahy from time to time.
"Just The FAQs" is a ten-question MASH-trivia game for the viewer. The other special features are pretty self-explanatory.
I didn't mind buying this set, even though I have all the separate season collections - it's reasonably priced and not boxed in a clunky package as the season sets are.
I see too many TV-DVD reviewers on Amazon complaining about SO MANY television releases (mostly due to music or other alterations) and I see no reason for anyone to TRULY complain about this set, aside from those who already own GOODBYE, FAREWELL AND AMEN on season 11.
So, for those of you who loved the show, but aren't buying the season-by season sets, you will whole-heartedly get a kick out of this set (and prepare to get misty-eyed a couple of times).