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MI-5 Volume Six (Season Six/BBC DVD)


Picture: C+ Sound: B- Extras: C Film: C



We continue our coverage of the hit BBC program MI-5 as it arrives in its sixth volume to DVD covering the entire sixth season stretched across a series of five discs. While weve enjoyed the program and it feels more complete as it continues on with fast-paced one hour installments, its evident by this sixth season that the show is starting to lose some steam and the ideas are starting to run out.


This will not deter fans though as those who have followed this far will remain devoted and will want to get this set regardless. Weve already discussed much of the formula for the show in previous reviews, you can read about season four here, and season five here.


Like the previous sets we have similar picture and sound quality with the show being presented in a 1.78 X 1 anamorphically enhanced transfer that showcases the films use of High Definition, but also shows limitations with the DVD format with limitations and it would be interested to see how this show bodes on Blu-ray eventually. The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is predominant and mixed well; it helps give the show necessary energy and brings to life a drama that would otherwise be missing much.


The supplements follow the blueprint from the previous sets with commentary for a few of the episodes along with behind the scenes sections and a video diary that fans seem to love, along with the cast interviews, which are not very lengthy, but a nice touch to bring life to the actors and actresses involved in the show.


Fans wont be disappointed with this set if they already have the previous installments, but those new to the show or those curious might want to see what Blu-ray has in store in the future.



- Nate Goss


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