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Xena Warrior Princess: Series Finale

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Overview

Originally aired in 2001, the two-part series finale of Xena: Warrior Princess gets preserved for the ages with a movie-version director's cut DVD from USA Entertainment. Presented with a standard full-screen transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo Sound in English. Closed captions are accessible. A half-hour featurette contains behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals, shooting, and action choreography. Also includes a feature-length commentary track with director Robert Tapert and actors Lucy Lawless and Renee ...
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Overview

Originally aired in 2001, the two-part series finale of Xena: Warrior Princess gets preserved for the ages with a movie-version director's cut DVD from USA Entertainment. Presented with a standard full-screen transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo Sound in English. Closed captions are accessible. A half-hour featurette contains behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals, shooting, and action choreography. Also includes a feature-length commentary track with director Robert Tapert and actors Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor. Also contains a photo gallery and CD-ROM materials with a screensaver. Recommended for Xenites everywhere.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Stuart Gazzo
Few television programs have released their finales alone for repeat consumption, and with good reason: Too often, the last show is more of a going-away party than a truly satisfying dénouement. The two-part finale of the action-adventure series Xena: Warrior Princess originally aired in June 2001 ranks among the latter and will invite many replays for years to come. Co-creators Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Xena raised quite a ruckus in its six-year run, so it's only fitting that they went out with a bang. Xena Lucy Lawless was introduced on the Kevin Sorbo series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys as a warrior with a questionable history, a studded breastplate, and a hilarious, er, fierce yodel. The spin-off series began with her renouncing her dark side and venturing off to do good with her faithful sidekick, Gabrielle Renée O'Connor in tow. The stories were an evolving pastiche of mythic themes, rendered with ingenuity, camp, and a great sense of fun. In the finale, TV's first not-so-ambiguously Sapphic superheroine and Gabrielle travel to Japan to kick the butt of a demon from Xena's past. It was truly a quest. It was deeply perilous. And it was personal. Tapert whom Lawless married several years into the series directs this exciting conclusion, substituting the usual skewed humor with a surfeit of emotional resonance and -- for many -- a very surprising ending. Final episodes don't get any more satisfying than this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • UPC: 025192267925
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,156

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Opening Credits [7:23]
2. Akemi Calls [10:53]
3. Katana Sword [9:11]
4. Battle for Higuchi [10:34]
5. Face to Face [8:59]
6. A Battle to Win [8:39]
2. Akemi's Dream [9:23]
3. The Fountain of Strength [9:45]
4. Xena Battles the Lord of the Darkland [8:31]
5. Birds of a Feather [9:04]
6. Spirit of Akemi [5:37]
7. Closing Credits [1:04]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Commentary With Robert Tapert, Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor: On
      Commentary With Robert Tapert, Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor: Off
      Behind the Scenes
      Photo Gallery
      Screen Saver   
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Xena is the best

    I loved the finale episode I had watched Xena throughout my entire teenage years and it was my favorite show along with Hercules. I watch reruns every now and again. I cried when I watched the series finale for the first time it was so sad. I miss the TV show a lot and I recommend this to anyone who wants to relive the final moments of one of the greatest shows ever in TV history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Series Finale

    In seperate format, here is the series finale episode of the awesome show xena warrior princess where it leads up to the final battle where gabrielle will now have a new role now that xena is among the dead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Forever with The Warrior Princess

    A Friend In Need Part 1 and 2 would of been better off as a season finale than a series finale. Why on earth would they set the series finale in Japan and not Greece? Xena and Gabrielle are Greek not Japanese!!! But overall I LOVE these two episodes and I find them ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the best episode but still fantastic!

    It's a really cool finale but it could of been better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Death is sad but a blessing for a long and painful illness

    The series had been going downhill for the last two seasons. It was if they had run out of classics to plagiariz and pervert; But Then! Why not copycat the classic and badly subtitled ''A Chinese Ghost Story''? Don't get me wrong - this is a hoot and a half, but Lucy's and Renee's talent deserve better scripts...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Xena's Last Battle?

    The storyline for this episode really needed some work (notably a better ending) but there's some great stuff to be found here. The performances from Lucy and Renee are some of the greatest I've seen on a TV show, nor have the special effects and sets never looked so professionally done (considering the low budget the show had). Also of note is the somber, Oriental-themed music score. All in all, not a perfect way to end Xena and Gabrielle's adventures but it came pretty close. For the fans who stopped appreciating XENA after the events of the finale, don't worry. Rumors of a movie have been spreading recently and in April the first season comes out on DVD.

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    Posted May 3, 2009

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