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  • Actors: George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle, Eric Szmanda, Marg Helgenberger, Robert David Hall
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: November 29, 2005
  • Run Time: 1088 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B8IA08
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,302 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 5" on IMDb

Special Features

- Audio Commentary on select episodes
- CSI Season 5: A Post Mortem
- The Research of CSI: Maintaining The Accuracy
- CSI: Tarantino Style
- CSI: Forensic Procedures On the Scene Vs. On the Screen


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Relaxing at the top of the Nielsen ratings, C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Fifth Season stretched its legs a little to wander into the more grisly, more disturbing, and altogether more personal. "Down the Drain" showed the first overt romantic moment--in the form of a near-kiss--between Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) and Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan), which was discussed at length in the commentary and behind-the-scenes featurette as "a big moment." After that tease, the series pulled back and plunged into some of its most disturbing crimes yet. In "King Baby," a wealthy, middle-aged murder victim turns out to have lived as a baby, complete with adult-sized nursery; in "4x4," a personal trainer's face is eaten away from the inside out due to toxic mold in his house; in "Compulsion," a teen boy kills his younger brother for revealing that the older brother wets the bed.

The biggest change in this season is an HR one: new director Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann) splits up the team, making Willows a shift supervisor and causing friction between she and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox). He also adds a new member, Sofia Curtis (Louise Lombard), to banter with Gil Grissom (William Petersen)'s team. The move doesn't dampen the show's pace, as most cases break the team into twosomes anyway. But it does add a new villain in Ecklie, all politics and PR versus Grissom's heart to protect his team. Meanwhile, other cases dig deeper into the personal demons of Sidle and Willows; and the season finale, a slam-bam two-parter handily directed by Quentin Tarantino, focuses on the kidnapping of Nick Stokes (George Eads), buried alive with fire ants. This episode, the most emotionally charged yet, brings the entire team together and shows why it's still the No. 1 show on television. --Ellen A. Kim

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24 episodes on 7 DVDs. 2005/color/18 hrs., 8 min/NR/widescreen.

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55 of 62 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 11, 2005
Format: DVD
The fifth season of C.S.I. saw the innovative series continue to be a ratings juggernaut, despite the fact that some believed the show's quality would dwindle with two spin-off's on the air as well, the original C.S.I. saw the show still going strong. In quite a few of these episodes, Gil Grissom (William Petersen) takes a bit of a back seat as more focus is put on the newly promoted Nick (George Eads), as well as former lab rat Greg (Eric Szamada) who is now in the field with the rest of the crew. We are given more glimpses into the personal lives of the characters than we have in previous seasons, even though it doesn't always work for the better. However, the second half of the season is simply superb, including an investigation in a mental facility which may prove fatal for Sara (Jorja Fox), an investigation into a college stud's mysterious demise, and of course, who can forget the epic season finale? Self confessed fan of the show Quentin Tarantino writes and directs the two part season finale, in which Nick is kidnapped and buried alive, and Grissom and co. race against time to save him. The finale is worth owning this season box set for alone, and it is undoubtadly one of, if not the, best episodes in the show's entire history. All in all, the fifth season of C.S.I. saw that the show still has plenty of fuel left to keep going strong, and it reaffirms that this is still the best prime time crime saga on network TV today.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Little Miss Cutey on September 24, 2005
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This is such a good show. I keep saying it (as do most other people), but it's true. I don't know how this keeps surpassing each past season, but this is one of the best yet. They find a way to keep the story lines fresh and exciting and I cannot for the life of me understand why they were so obviously snubbed at this years Emmy's. My favourite episode on this is the Mexican singers who cut off a girls head and put it in a newspaper stand, and of course, the amazing season finale with Nick's character buried alive. He did a great job in that and Quentin Tarantino showed his amazing talents yet again in a phenominal episode. How they are going to top that now is anyone's guess (although that episode was the cause for Warricks character to get married in the beginning of season 6. He thought life was too short after seeing what happened to Nick). Great show. Must see. Must buy.
PS The only slight minimal negative about it, is (with all the CSI dvds, they don't include a synopsis. Therefore, if you know a particular episode you like and you want to watch it, you need to know what it's called in order to call it up.
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52 of 65 people found the following review helpful By P. Burgos on November 1, 2005
Format: DVD
The best explosive season of CSI there is to this day!, September 20, 2005
Season 5 will now be always remembered of the director Quentin Terintino who directed the 2-hour blockbuster finale in which is mind grabbing, awesome, and thrilling! Anyway here are the season 5 episodes in order.

1.) 23 Sep 04 Viva Las Vegas
2.) 7 Oct 04 Down the Drain
3.) 14 Oct 04 Harvest
4.) 21 Oct 04 Crow's Feet
5.) 28 Oct 04 Swap Meet
6.) 4 Nov 04 What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?
7.) 11 Nov 04 Formalities
8.) 18 Nov 04 Ch-Ch-Changes
9.) 25 Nov 04 Mea Culpa
10.) 9 Dec 04 No Humans Involved
11.) 6 Jan 05 Who Shot Sherlock?
12.) 13 Jan 05 Snakes
13.) 3 Feb 05 Nesting Dolls
14.) 10 Feb 05 Unbearable
15.) 17 Feb 05 King Baby
16.) 24 Feb 05 Big Middle
17.) 10 Mar 05 Compulsion
18.) 31 Mar 05 Spark of Life
19.) 14 Apr 05 4 x 4
20.) 21 Apr 05 Hollywood Brass
21.) 28 Apr 05 Committed
22.) 5 May 05 Weeping Willows
23.) 12 May 05 Iced
24.) 19 May 05 Grave Danger (1) Two part episode Directed by Quentin Terintino!
25.) 19 May 05 Grave Danger (2)Conclusion with Quentin Terintino
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By P. Burgos on September 20, 2005
Format: DVD
Season 5 will now be always remembered of the director Quentin Terintino who directed the 2-hour blockbuster finale in which is mind grabbing, awesome, and thrilling! Anyway here are the season 5 episodes in order.

1.) 23 Sep 04 Viva Las Vegas

2.) 7 Oct 04 Down the Drain

3.) 14 Oct 04 Harvest

4.) 21 Oct 04 Crow's Feet

5.) 28 Oct 04 Swap Meet

6.) 4 Nov 04 What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?

7.) 11 Nov 04 Formalities

8.) 18 Nov 04 Ch-Ch-Changes

9.) 25 Nov 04 Mea Culpa

10.) 9 Dec 04 No Humans Involved

11.) 6 Jan 05 Who Shot Sherlock?

12.) 13 Jan 05 Snakes

13.) 3 Feb 05 Nesting Dolls

14.) 10 Feb 05 Unbearable

15.) 17 Feb 05 King Baby

16.) 24 Feb 05 Big Middle

17.) 10 Mar 05 Compulsion

18.) 31 Mar 05 Spark of Life

19.) 14 Apr 05 4 x 4

20.) 21 Apr 05 Hollywood Brass

21.) 28 Apr 05 Committed

22.) 5 May 05 Weeping Willows

23.) 12 May 05 Iced

24.) 19 May 05 Grave Danger (1) Two part episode Directed by Quentin Terintino!

25.) 19 May 05 Grave Danger (2)Conclusion with Quentin Terintino!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ana on December 27, 2005
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I don't really watch a lot of television but I do watch CSI. It is the best show out there. I was hooked after watching some of the first episodes, and the series has continued to grow and improved over time, and as soon as you think it can't get any better, it does. The show is not always accurate, but let's face it...what TV show is. Most people don't know this because they are not familiar with chemistry, physics, etc. If you're looking for a series that is worth your while though, this is it.
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