Six Feet Under - The Complete Series

Six Feet Under - The Complete Series

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Cast: Alan Ball, Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

     
 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Pitching a dramatic series about a funeral home to the various television networks couldn't have been an enviable task. Blessed with the creative backing of Oscar-winning writer Alan Ball, however, Six Feet Under landed on HBO and started garnering acclaim before anyone could come to terms with how morbid (and refreshing) the concept actually was. The pilot opens with the death of Nathaniel Fisher Sr., owner of the Fisher and Sons Funeral Home, who's killed when a municipal bus broadsides his hearse. The rest of family -- wife Ruth (Frances Conroy), sons David and Nate (Michael C. Hall and Peter Krause) and daughter Claire (Lauren Ambrose) -- is left to navigate the grief that they've become accustomed to regarding with such detachment. The Fishers are surrounded by a coterie of friends and lovers, many of whom match them, dysfunction for dysfunction. Since the show's launch, Six Feet Under has become a critical darling, landing six Emmys and two Golden Globes and adding yet another jewel to HBO's programming crown. This four-disc set includes all 13 first-season episodes, as well as audio commentaries and deleted scenes narrated by Ball, plus behind-the-scenes interviews with Hall, Ambrose, and Rachel Griffiths -- who is a standout as Nate's girlfriend. If the show's conceit doesn't scare you off, there's much to appreciate (enjoy just seems like the wrong word) about Six Feet Under.
Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
American Beauty's Oscar-winning screenwriter Alan Ball continues his career-defining exploration of society's misfits and oddballs in this superbly written and brilliantly acted HBO series, the second season of which continues the development of the principals and introduces several vividly drawn supporting characters. Season 2 unfolds -- like its predecessor -- largely within the confines of the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home in Los Angeles. The Fisher matriarch, Ruth (Frances Conroy), clings desperately to emotional stability, while her gay son, David (Michael C. Hall), grapples with the problems attendant on coming out of the closet. His younger sister, Claire (Lauren Ambrose), still unsure of her place in the world, also wrestles with relationship problems. The second season swings its spotlight to prodigal son Nate (Peter Krause, the show's nominal leading man), whose old girlfriend Lisa (Lili Taylor) turns up to further complicate his life. This 13-episode cycle also acquaints the viewer with Ruth's beatnik sister, Sarah (Patricia Clarkson), who has her own take on the weirdness that pervades Fisher & Sons. Also serving as executive producer and director, Ball employs his trademark dramatic irony and dark humor in these ferociously funny, and occasionally poignant, explorations of the mysteries of life and death. Yes, death: The Grim Reaper always casts his pall over the show, and corpses abound in all their grisly glory. More often than not, though, Ball and his writers find creative ways to stick it to the man with the scythe -- and their efforts make for some of the most amazing episodes in TV history.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
UPC:
0026359821929
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
63:00:00

Special Features

All 63 episodes of five seasons in a 24-disc set
English 5.1 digital sound
4:3 aspect ratio (Seasons 1-2); 16:9 aspect ratio (Seasons 3-5)
Two full-length soundtrack CDs
"Six Feet Under: In Memoriam" commemorative book

Includes all the original bonus material from the single season DVD releases:
Season 1: 2 audio commentaries; "Under the Main Titles" and "Behind the Scenes" featurettes; one deleted scene with commentary
Season 2: 5 audio commentaries; "Anatomy of a Working Stiff" featurette
Season 3: 5 audio commentaries; "Living on the Ledge: A Bird's Eye View of the Third Season" featurette; three deleted scenes
Season 4: 7 audio commentaries; "Cut by Cut: Editing Six Feet Under" featurette; three deleted scenes; Bob Costas cast interview
Season 5: 6 audio commentaries; "Life and Loss: The Impact of Six Feet Under" featurette; "Six Feet Under: 2001-2005" series retrospective

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season, Episodes 1-3
   2. Impact (00:10:01)
   3. Identification (00:08:31)
   4. Restoration (00:08:32)
   5. Would Filler (00:07:20)
   6. Ceremony (00:10:47)
   7. Grave Pain (00:15:52)
   2. Asset Allocation (00:11:09)
   3. Partnership (00:06:26)
   4. First Date (00:05:43)
   5. Business Practice (00:08:51)
   6. Signatory (00:09:30)
   7. Reduced Fare (00:08:32)
   2. Bugged to Sell (00:08:21)
   3. Arch Enemy (00:08:12)
   4. Retraction (00:09:13)
   5. Stepping Out (00:08:22)
   6. Footloose (00:07:26)
   7. Sole Search (00:09:30)
Disc #2 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season, Episodes 4-7
   2. Heat of the Moment (00:06:25)
   3. Gang Affiliation (00:07:48)
   4. Taking a Position (00:09:05)
   5. Cultural Intrigue (00:08:15)
   6. Competitive Edge (00:09:10)
   7. Full Circle (00:08:55)
   2. Cloth Bound (00:08:26)
   3. Lines of Communication (00:09:14)
   4. Character Analysis (00:11:53)
   5. Words of Wisdom (00:08:13)
   6. One Step Forward (00:05:59)
   7. Deep Meaning (00:08:37)
   2. Tricks of the Trade (00:07:12)
   3. Minor Indulgances (00:08:38)
   4. Hideaway (00:10:38)
   5. Buried Inside (00:07:55)
   6. Picturing a Time (00:07:36)
   7. Past Relics (00:13:20)
   2. Call of Duty (00:07:23)
   3. Caught in Action (00:07:07)
   4. Service Related (00:08:55)
   5. Peace Offerings (00:08:18)
   6. Freedom of Choice (00:09:01)
   7. State of Gratitude (00:08:23)
Disc #3 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season, Episodes 8-10
   2. Challenging Limits (00:08:33)
   3. Leading the Way (00:07:56)
   4. Limited Time Offer (00:07:41)
   5. Leveraging Options (00:08:47)
   6. Testing High (00:12:18)
   7. Comfort Zone (00:09:17)
   2. Loaded Question (00:07:50)
   3. Hard Day's Work (00:08:03)
   4. Pain Relievers (00:09:51)
   5. Last-Minute Plans (00:08:46)
   6. Lifted Spirits (00:11:10)
   7. Taking It Hard (00:07:38)
   2. On Show (00:09:25)
   3. Pissing Match (00:09:43)
   4. Code of Conduct (00:06:46)
   5. Space Violations (00:09:58)
   6. Desperate Measures (00:11:40)
   7. Hidden Truths (00:09:35)
Disc #4 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season, Episodes 11-13
   2. Short-Lived Visit (00:08:06)
   3. Making Arrangements (00:06:24)
   4. Tailgate (00:11:27)
   5. Bottleneck (00:09:28)
   6. Cruise Control (00:08:00)
   7. Overbooked (00:09:47)
   2. Out in Public (00:08:22)
   3. Protective Shield (00:08:50)
   4. Under Wraps (00:07:58)
   5. Pillow Talk (00:06:33)
   6. Carving an Identity (00:12:48)
   7. Committed (00:10:38)
   2. Upside the Head (00:08:25)
   3. Locked In (00:09:26)
   4. Forced Out (00:10:09)
   5. Brain Scan (00:09:44)
   6. Wake-Up Call (00:10:20)
   7. Heaven's Door (00:09:29)
Disc #5 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Second Season, Episodes 1-2
   1. A Piece of Her (00:01:44)
   3. Now That You Know (00:09:35)
   4. Thin-Blooded (00:09:48)
   5. Magical Evening (00:09:22)
   6. High Stakes (00:08:13)
   7. You Can't Fix It (00:09:31)
   1. Sudden Death (00:01:44)
   3. High Expectations (00:06:29)
   4. Presentation Counts (00:11:56)
   5. The Plan (00:05:33)
   6. More at Stake (00:17:30)
   7. Harsh Reality (00:06:13)
Disc #6 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Second Season, Episodes 3-5
   1. Voices (00:01:44)
   3. Victimized (00:08:29)
   4. Ebb and Flow (00:08:28)
   5. Natural Selection (00:13:11)
   6. Flirting With Disaster (00:05:27)
   7. Free Will (00:11:13)
   1. Special Arrangements (00:01:44)
   3. Old Blueprints (00:13:09)
   4. Tranquility Spa (00:04:12)
   5. Unstable (00:15:11)
   6. Reaching Out (00:07:04)
   7. Handle With Care (00:06:06)
   1. Noteworthy (00:01:44)
   3. Nonconformist (00:09:52)
   4. Windows to the Soul (00:08:27)
   5. Someone to Call (00:12:06)
   6. Voyeur (00:05:05)
   7. Intimate Proposal (00:11:19)
Disc #7 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Second Season, Episodes 6-8
   1. Head First (00:01:44)
   3. Spirited Visitor (00:07:40)
   4. Sour Taste (00:10:29)
   5. Fixed Perspective (00:07:12)
   6. Mixed Emotions (00:08:37)
   7. Chosen Course (00:10:49)
   1. Conflicting Views (00:01:44)
   3. Ulterior Motives (00:08:44)
   4. Dinner Companions (00:07:53)
   5. Searching for Answers (00:08:57)
   6. Spiritual Growth (00:09:18)
   7. Secret Desires (00:11:44)
   1. Honoring Tradition (00:01:44)
   3. Ghost of Christmas Past (00:08:57)
   4. Unwelcome Guest (00:10:33)
   5. Christmas Day (00:09:07)
   6. A Life Well Lived (00:05:47)
   7. Familiar Roles (00:09:08)
Disc #8 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Second Season, Episodes 9-11
   1. A Fitting Spot (00:01:44)
   3. Hard to Handle (00:14:29)
   4. Dysfunctional (00:08:09)
   5. Unfaithful (00:08:21)
   6. Close Counsel (00:09:35)
   7. New Perspective (00:07:56)
   1. Running Away (00:01:44)
   3. Self-Expressed (00:05:29)
   4. Compromise (00:07:04)
   5. Incapable (00:09:43)
   6. Hit and Run (00:10:49)
   7. Making Amends (00:12:58)
   1. Instigator (00:01:44)
   3. Total Honesty (00:11:24)
   4. Deep-Rooted (00:09:22)
   5. Conscience (00:05:36)
   6. Free Expression (00:05:36)
   7. Co-Dependent (00:10:09)
Disc #9 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Second Season, Episodes 12-13
   1. Support System (00:01:44)
   3. Future Plans (00:06:13)
   4. Impact (00:07:43)
   5. From the Heart (00:12:46)
   6. Inspired (00:08:37)
   7. Come Clean (00:10:22)
   1. Unprepared (00:01:44)
   3. Powerless (00:07:39)
   4. A Parent (00:08:32)
   5. Last Words (00:09:34)
   6. Unbalanced (00:08:53)
   7. Don't Let Go (00:10:29)
Disc #10 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Third Season, Episodes 1-2
   1. Death Experience (00:01:44)
   3. Valid Feelings (00:10:21)
   4. Picture of Perfection (00:04:46)
   5. Life Changing (00:08:36)
   6. Inherited Issues (00:05:43)
   7. Fate of Choice (00:06:04)
   1. Snap! (00:01:44)
   3. Who's to Blame (00:09:50)
   4. Self-Loathing (00:07:32)
   5. Time to Unwind (00:08:51)
   6. Moral Superiority (00:07:47)
   7. Neglected Needs (00:09:51)
Disc #11 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Third Season, Episodes 3-5
   1. Fight or Flight (00:01:44)
   3. Safe White Place (00:06:28)
   4. Self-Conscious (00:07:16)
   5. No Ambivalence (00:09:26)
   6. Break Free (00:10:23)
   7. In the Moment (00:11:21)
   1. No Big Fuss (00:01:44)
   3. Self-Righteous (00:06:42)
   4. A Right to Experience (00:08:26)
   5. Your Own Vision (00:07:55)
   6. What Is Success (00:09:21)
   7. Eyes of Love (00:12:47)
   1. Left to Rot (00:01:44)
   3. Perfectionist (00:09:45)
   4. The Fisher Fit (00:08:28)
   5. Being Alone Is Prison (00:07:45)
   6. Breaking Point (00:09:55)
   7. Make Your Own Fun (00:10:36)
Disc #12 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Third Season, Episodes 6-8
   1. Priorities (00:01:44)
   3. Common Ground (00:10:30)
   4. Strong Connection (00:04:37)
   5. Grace Under Pressure (00:13:59)
   6. Self-Respect (00:03:54)
   7. Communication (00:10:48)
   1. Sudden (00:01:44)
   3. A Close Eye (00:06:31)
   4. Invaded Space (00:08:04)
   5. Timing Is Everything (00:08:09)
   6. Instant Gratification (00:05:44)
   7. No Buffer (00:10:08)
   1. Dance for Thanks (00:01:44)
   3. Life Is Messy (00:06:27)
   4. Setup (00:10:03)
   5. Payoff (00:12:49)
   6. Share the Fire (00:10:20)
   7. I Choose You (00:07:35)
Disc #13 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Third Season, Episodes 9-11
   1. Nothing Left (00:01:45)
   3. Stolen Spirit (00:11:51)
   4. Art Debate (00:12:09)
   5. What You Don't Have (00:07:24)
   6. Power Dynamic (00:05:39)
   7. Delusions of Love (00:07:15)
   1. Too Little Too Late (00:01:44)
   3. Accidental Art (00:14:27)
   4. Looking Up (00:05:08)
   5. Not Your Place (00:09:32)
   6. Not Like You Expect (00:07:27)
   7. Sleepless Night (00:04:12)
   1. Shaken to the Core (00:01:44)
   3. Sinking Faster (00:07:32)
   4. Grade Yourself (00:07:58)
   5. Coping Strategies (00:06:47)
   6. In Sets of Three (00:12:26)
   7. Unexpected Comfort (00:08:29)
Disc #14 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Third Season, Episodes 12-13
   1. Not What I Call Love (00:01:44)
   3. Last Chances (00:14:56)
   4. Relief From Life (00:05:51)
   5. Not Gone, Not Here (00:10:11)
   6. Truth and Relationships (00:08:06)
   7. It's Over (00:05:44)
   1. Service to Humanity (00:01:44)
   3. So Sad (00:06:36)
   4. The Live One Wins (00:05:26)
   5. Carnival of the Dead (00:13:33)
   6. Somebody (00:04:03)
   7. Bitter-Sweet (00:14:52)
Disc #15 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fourth Season, Episodes 1-2
   1. Stay Over (00:01:43)
   3. Notification (00:07:09)
   4. Personal Business (00:07:36)
   5. Honor Bound (00:07:53)
   6. In Her Words (00:08:22)
   7. Last Rights (00:12:16)
   1. Fault Lines (00:01:43)
   3. Hands Off (00:07:58)
   4. First Detail (00:07:33)
   5. Improvise (00:10:20)
   6. Beneath the Surface (00:05:40)
   7. The Big Moments (00:07:12)
Disc #16 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fourth Season, Episodes 3-5
   1. Free to Deviate (00:01:43)
   3. Downside Up (00:08:22)
   4. Learning to Breathe (00:09:43)
   5. Appearances (00:08:51)
   6. Here Right Now (00:10:48)
   7. Fuel the Fire (00:08:05)
   1. Everyone's a Critic (00:01:43)
   3. Guarded Words (00:05:24)
   4. Talk It Out (00:10:26)
   5. Parental Guidance (00:10:17)
   6. Nighttime World (00:10:50)
   7. Conflicting Advice (00:10:27)
   1. Faithfully Departed (00:01:43)
   3. Workplace Discretion (00:07:17)
   4. First Impressions (00:10:36)
   5. Family History (00:09:03)
   6. Empathy (00:07:54)
   7. Switch (00:11:43)
Disc #17 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fourth Season, Episodes 6-8
   1. Solidarity (00:01:43)
   3. Split Decision (00:09:33)
   4. Shifting Perspective (00:07:16)
   5. Deceptions Unravel (00:10:04)
   6. Family Obligation (00:10:15)
   7. Evasions (00:07:53)
   1. Need to Know (00:01:43)
   3. Love and Desire (00:08:47)
   4. Suspicions Aroused (00:08:36)
   5. Confidants (00:07:34)
   6. Inner Turmoil (00:09:46)
   7. Pattern Recognition (00:10:23)
   1. Willful Exit (00:01:43)
   3. Old Reliable (00:07:36)
   4. Passions Enflamed (00:08:17)
   5. Clear Instructions (00:07:51)
   6. Professional Boundary (00:08:05)
   7. Explain Away (00:09:56)
Disc #18 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fourth Season, Episodes 9-10
   1. Man to Man (00:01:43)
   3. Breaking Loose (00:09:16)
   4. Death Wish (00:08:26)
   5. The Great Caper (00:09:13)
   6. No Escape (00:07:29)
   7. Summer Loving (00:10:50)
   1. Reluctant Choices (00:01:43)
   3. Assumptions (00:09:04)
   4. Endless Mourning (00:06:16)
   5. Diverging Views (00:08:32)
   6. Main Street Life (00:09:06)
   7. Stepping Up (00:05:51)
Disc #19 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fourth Season, Episodes 11-12
   1. Say the Word (00:01:43)
   3. Shared Credit (00:08:54)
   4. Losing Ground (00:08:47)
   5. Restitution (00:07:08)
   6. Inside Job (00:07:40)
   7. Under Threat (00:09:35)
   1. Therapy (00:01:43)
   3. Emergency Contact (00:08:50)
   4. Present Company (00:09:26)
   5. Lost Horizons (00:08:09)
   6. Envy and Gratitude (00:09:36)
   7. The Unknowable (00:12:00)
Disc #20 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season - Episodes 1-2
   1. The Other Woman (00:01:50)
   3. Strange Taste (00:09:43)
   4. Postponement (00:07:46)
   5. For Hire (00:08:58)
   6. Fools Rush In (00:06:44)
   7. Mother Knows Best (00:11:43)
   1. Crowded Out (00:01:50)
   3. Friends Reunited (00:10:11)
   4. Country Cousins (00:11:09)
   5. Dream Lover (00:12:44)
   6. Loud and Clear (00:04:26)
   7. Side Effects (00:07:48)
Disc #21 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season - Episodes 3-5
   1. Personal Assistance (00:01:50)
   3. Small Town (00:08:53)
   4. Access Denied (00:08:25)
   5. Dinner for Two (00:06:39)
   6. Frozen Assets (00:11:14)
   7. Lives Apart (00:06:05)
   1. Fuzzy Logic (00:01:50)
   3. Past Lives (00:06:53)
   4. Distractions (00:10:06)
   5. Countdown (00:07:45)
   6. Blue Ones (00:10:40)
   7. Dislocated (00:06:43)
   1. Brother Knows Best (00:01:50)
   3. Space Cadet (00:07:54)
   4. Playing Favorite (00:10:26)
   5. Changing Topics (00:10:02)
   6. Next Time (00:05:50)
   7. Smooth Maneuver (00:06:03)
Disc #22 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season - Episodes 6-8
   1. Unavailable (00:01:50)
   3. Restraining Order (00:08:22)
   4. Idle Moment (00:16:23)
   5. Save It Up (00:08:15)
   6. Adjustment (00:04:54)
   7. About the House (00:06:05)
   1. Filling Time (00:01:50)
   3. House Rules (00:07:53)
   4. Present Company (00:07:49)
   5. Infamous (00:09:16)
   6. Family Pride (00:11:58)
   7. Reaching Out (00:09:17)
   1. Cultural Divide (00:01:50)
   3. Passed Around (00:10:27)
   4. Swap Over (00:09:49)
   5. Life's Like That (00:10:40)
   6. The Moment (00:04:43)
   7. Skip the Service (00:11:19)
Disc #23 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season - Episodes 9-11
   1. Wrong Relative (00:01:50)
   3. Honest Mistakes (00:08:48)
   4. All We Know (00:06:57)
   5. Erosion (00:06:07)
   6. Taking Stock (00:10:25)
   7. High Tide (00:07:57)
   1. Through Time (00:01:50)
   3. Never Enough (00:06:13)
   4. Breathe Deeply (00:11:33)
   5. Reveal Yourself (00:10:25)
   6. That Bind (00:12:28)
   7. Overwhelmed (00:08:05)
   1. Get Up (00:01:50)
   3. Last Day (00:09:53)
   4. Manifestation (00:11:20)
   5. Without Words (00:06:55)
   6. All Passes (00:09:57)
   7. Unsteady (00:09:31)
Disc #24 -- Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season - Episode 12
   1. Strength (00:01:50)
   3. Day by Day (00:11:02)
   4. Primordial (00:11:31)
   5. Stay Gone (00:11:55)
   6. Life Calls (00:13:05)
   7. The End (00:12:59)

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