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Six Feet Under: Complete Seasons 1-5 [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Peter Krause , Michael C. Hall    DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodríguez
  • Writers: Alan Ball
  • Producers: Maurice Marable
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 25
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Hbo Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Mar 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EBGF4U
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 436,375 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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152 of 153 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In memoriam 12 April 2006
American TV enjoyed something of a cultural revolution at the turn of the millennium. Along with the likes of The Sopranos, The West Wing and 24, Six Feet Under's five seasons showcase a time when TV dramas began to rival those found on the big screen in terms of scope, production, script-writing, acting and directing standards, redefining the possibilities open to television series (and it would be rude to leave out the incredible work and achievements of SFU's make-up department). Conceived by American Beauty writer Alan Ball, the five hard-hitting seasons of Six Feet Under chronicle the lives of the dysfunctional Fisher family and its undertaking business run from its funeral home. Every character is spotlessly observed and grows with the seasons, and as a viewer you feel you learn about life (and death) along with them and their experiences. Such is the power of the script that you never feel it's just some kind of horrible pseudo-philosophical psychobabble being spouted - Six Feet Under truly makes you think about things that you'd rather you didn't have to.

Equal parts black comedy and maudlin sentimentality, as a rule each episode begins with a (usually highly imaginative) death that brings business the Fishers' way and often relevance to their own lives. The show, naturally, presents the viewer with issues of mortality and grief, but casts a much wider thematic net, incorporating the sexuality, growing pains and mental and physical illnesses of the main and supporting characters. To go into more detail would be to spoil the well-crafted plot development and twists for those coming into this DVD release dry. Suffice it to say, the majority of the human spectrum is captured perfectly and imaginatively.
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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing in every respect 12 April 2007
I generally don't write reviews on Amazon but after watching this series I felt it would be criminal not to. I don't think there will ever be anything as good as this series made for a long time to come. I believe it is excellently scripted and acted and everything inbetween. Throughout it challenged me to think and made me laugh and cry many times. There are so many absolutely heart rendering moments scattered across all five seasons. And what an ending. Brilliant job, HBO. If you haven't seen this yet, I am very jealous of the journey you will take if you decide to buy and watch this series.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant from beginning to the End 9 July 2010
The series:

I had seen a few episodes of Six Feet Under after here and there on TV and had always meant to get into the series properly. I decided to take a chance in buying the whole series boxset after many of the 5 star reviews and I can honestly say that I am very glad I did.

The series was innovative and thought provoking and managed (in my opinion) to convey perfectly the death of a loved one and the impact on those left behind. At no point did I feel that the show was preachy or "the most depressing thing I have ever seen" as it was crafted so beautifully to make you feel at all the right moments without the constant need for a box of tissues by your side.

Having bought the series as a whole and watched it more-or-less back to back over a month I can't honestly say I noticed a difference in the look or feel of the show which is a good thing as it was already spot-on to begin with.

The characters are interesting but flawed in the way that many of us are - making rash decisions, not being honest with others and keeping our true feelings hidden. But despite all that I found I could still relate to Claire (Lauren Ambrose) who portayed a coming of age teenager exactly as real teenagers behave, or the storylines of Nate and David where the two clearly have a different approach towards death and how someone's passing is handled. The same level of praise needs to be extended towards the cast who are all exceptional and wonderful to watch on screen.

For obvious reasons I don't want to give away anything about the major storylines or character development but what I will say is that the ending, which received almost universal fan and critical acclaim is well deserving of such an accolade.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best TV shows ever! 26 Feb 2007
I first bought series one a few years back. I'd heard good things about Six Feet Under but must admit a TV show about a funeral home and death sounded, well quite morbid and depressing! I took a risk about bought series one anyway and it was just amazing. Very touching, moving but also very funny at times and far from depressing and morbid. Alan Ball is such an original writer!

Since then I bought each series as it came out. They've all been very good, although season 3 and 4 were probably my least favourite. Still good but not quite as brilliant as the first 2.

Season 5 was a truly amazing and also very fitting end to this inspiring TV show. The very last part of the last episode is so, so moving - I defy anyone not to shed a tear!

So my final words ( not literally I hope ) are - GO BUY IT!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely fantastic 3 Sep 2006
By Iain
If you haven't watched six feet under, i'm jealous. You've got it all to look forward to. I've just watched the final episode and it was probably the best peice of television i've ever seen. I just can't get it out of my head. Dark, moving, amusing and with excellent characterisation and acting throughout, the series has the ability to leave an indelible inprint on you. The closest way to describe it is American Beauty, but over a five year period. Following the turbelent lives of sharply drawn characters with a dark realism, which is always unafraid to challenge the viewer.

This brave writing possibly resulted in its criminal late night schelduling on Channel 4 (UK), which means that the series has not recieved anything approaching the exposure it deserves. I've never written a review of anything before, but in this insance i felt it would be remiss of me to do otherwise.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars speedy delivery and a great
spot on. speedy delivery and a great series
Published 9 days ago by jersmit
5.0 out of 5 stars great hbo box set
a great tv series good box and packaging arrive the next day halfway throughat this time it's good to watch it without all the adverts to follow the plot better recommend it to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kojak
5.0 out of 5 stars A show that you have to watch in life at ...
A show that you have to watch in life at least once. Superb cast. Also see M Hall in Dexter.
Published 2 months ago by paulilian
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
That the brains behind it also wrote my favourite film American Beauty was a big selling point, and it's so obvious throughout. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I have watched this series before but enjoyed it so much that I wanted to see it again, fast shipping, excellent all round service, very happy thank you
Published 6 months ago by Jaxterj
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Watched the series originally but missed the last series. It was a real boon to be able to watch all of it from start to finish.
Published 6 months ago by starchy97
5.0 out of 5 stars Drama at its best
This is my purchase of the year . I loved this series on the tv and so wanted to be able to watch it again my husband purchased this set for me as a gift and I can say I am... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. Allison Barrow
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit dour
It's well-aced and varied but I find the storylines sometimes dull. At best it can be addictive, certain episodes in series one and two have been well-directed and thought out. Read more
Published 10 months ago by S
5.0 out of 5 stars Six Feet Under
My favorite series, it's totally worth it. This way I can review it anytime I want! Include promotional content and other extras.
Published 11 months ago by NMelo
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Hadn't seen the TV series as I live in Germany. The box set was certainly not a disappointment...and it well worth watching again.
Published 12 months ago by Davina W
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