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As Ari Gold would say, Let's Hug It Out, B@$%^!
on August 22, 2013
I was glad to see Entourage maintain its quality over the course of the series and manage to end strong during it's final season. This tale of friendship and fun is very enjoyable and it's great that it's finally been collected into one set and on high definition. What's even better is that this Blu-ray set offers great audio and visual quality and a good selection of extras as well. I would have liked even more extras for a massive set like this, but I'm still pretty happy with what I got. If you enjoyed the show, then I highly recommend you get this set and watch the complete journey with these characters to see their stories from the beginning to the end.
So what can you expect when it comes to the Extras. See below!
Audio Commentaries - There's twenty-one audio commentaries included (basically about three per season) with a rotating cast of speakers that include show creator Doug Ellin, Executive Producer Larry Charles, Mark Wahlberg, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven just to name some of them. They share stories and talk about their characters, the inspiration for the show, and make each other laugh.
Behind the Scenes of Entourage - A ten minute talk with Mark Wahlberg and the main cast talking about the characters and the show.
The Mark Wahlberg Sessions - Another extra that features Wahlberg but this one is a little more in depth as it runs over twenty minutes long. Wahlberg talks about the inspiration for the show being his real life friends and how their history turned into the show. We even see some of his real life friends make an appearance.
Vegas Baby, Vegas!- A short look behind the scenes of the cast filming an episode in Las Vegas.
Museum of Television & Radio - At almost an hour long, this extra is the longest and most in depth look into the show with the show's PaleyFest panel going into the details of the show and the characters. Show creator Doug Ellin, the main cast, and Co-Executive Producer Julian Farino appear on the panel. This is my favorite extra in this set and I wish more shows that have done one of these PaleyFest panels would include it as an extra too.
Anatomy of Entourage - A brief behind the scenes look at the season three finale.
US Comedy Arts Festival Panel - Another great panel that runs almost an hour, but this time features Doug Ellin, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, and Jeremy Piven as they discuss the first four seasons of the show.
The Making of Medellin - A brief look at the making of the season four premiere's fake film.
Medellin Trailer - The fake trailer for the fake film Medellin that Vince starred in for the fourth season.
Meet the Newest Member of Entourage - A two minute look at Doug Ellin's progeny Lucas Ellin.
The Celebrity Factor - A list of all of the celebrity cameos that occurred during season five.
Life on Top - A fifteen minute featurette devoted to show how the characters evolved from season to season.
A Day at the Speedway - A very short look at the making of the episode "One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car".
ONEXONE PSA - This is a very funny fake public service announcement with Vince and Ari in character making a PSA with guest star Matt Damon there to direct it. It's pretty funny!
Inside the Hollywood Highlife - A look at the seventh season of the show and where the characters are in their lives at that point.
The Shades of Sasha Grey - A six minute talk with adult film star Sasha Grey who made a couple of guest appearances on the show. She candidly talks about working in the porn industry.
Hollywood Sunset: A Farewell to Entourage - This extra is a thirty minute retrospective that includes series creator Doug Ellin, writer/executive producer Ally Musika, and actors Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara. They talk about the rough start the show had and how it evolved. Jeremy Piven and Rex Lee also join in and offer their perspectives on the show and their characters. We also get to see some of the cast's auditions and behind the scenes footage. All of this is entertaining but I wish it had been longer especially since this is the only extra from the final season.