Xena Warrior Princess: Series Finale

Xena Warrior Princess: Series Finale

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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 ofSee more details below

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.

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
UPC:
0025192267925
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
22,986

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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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