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Xena Warrior Princess - Season Five

4.7 out of 5 stars 161 customer reviews

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Special Features

  • Interviews with actors, producers, writers and directors
  • Audio commentaries from Lucy Lawless and others
  • Alternated director's cuts and deleted scenes
  • Special Featurette: "Bringing Monsters To Life Part 2"
  • 100th episode B-roll footage
  • Never-before-seen on set footage
  • Production drawings and sketches
  • Photo gallery
  • CD-Rom featuring Actor and Director Bios, Trivia, and more.

Product Details

  • Actors: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith, Hudson Leick
  • Directors: Allison Liddi-Brown, Andrew Merrifield, Doug Lefler, Garth Maxwell, John Fawcett
  • Format: Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Rated:
    NR
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  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
  • Run Time: 1040 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002RQ2S0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,733 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Xena Warrior Princess - Season Five" on IMDb

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Season 5 is probably my second favorite Xena season, after Season 3. Xena and Gabrielle literally go to hell and back, and that's just in the season opener. Xena has a mystery child and is hunted by the gods -- and then, after a miraculous 25-year sleep, has to face both her own grown daughter and the gods as adversaries. In the meantime, Gabrielle grows into a warrior and Ares grows a heart.

There are a lot of fan complaints about this season. Yes, it had its share of duds like ANIMAL ATTRACTION, PURITY/BACK IN THE BOTTLE, and LIFEBLOOD/KINDRED SPIRITS, and Xena's discovery of her pregnancy was handled rather badly (there really should have been more suspicion that the mystery baby could be evil). However, I thought the Twilight of the Gods arc was excellent, even if aspects of it could have been done better. I loved the Livia/Eve story and the interaction between Xena and Ares. The late, lamented Kevin Smith did a great job playing Ares with greater layers of complexity, as the God of War confronts both the specter of mortality and his feelings for Xena. There was also a great new character, Athena, wonderfully played by Paris Jefferson. CHAKRAM, SEEDS OF FAITH, AMPHIPOLIS UNDER SIEGE, and LOOKING DEATH IN THE EYE/LIVIA/EVE/MOTHERHOOD are among my favorite Xena eps.

So, I love the season. Now, the DVD set (which I have had a chance to view because I pre-ordered it directly from Davis-Anderson).

The sound/picture quality is great, no complaints there. The extras, though, don't quite measure up to Season 3. Some of the season's best episodes such as AMPHIPOLIS UNDER SIEGE and LOOKING DEATH IN THE EYE have no extras (interviews or commentary) at all. As in Season 4 only four of the episodes have audio/video commentary, compared to seven in S3.
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Season five was set to be ground-breaking from the very first episode, "Fallen Angel" which continued on from the climatic fourth season episode "The Ides of March" which left our heroines dead, crucified by the Romans. "Fallen Angel" puts Xena and Gabrielle through heaven and hell, literally!! Angels, Demons, heavenly realms, beautiful costumes and effects, not to mention the powerful script make the episode soar. It's hard to believe that the Xena producers could possibly follow a season opener like that but they continue to amaze the audience with a season that does just that. Season five sees Xena pregnant, carrying a baby that is said to bring about the end of the Olympian gods - another trip to China - the death of two beloved characters: Joxer and Eli - a new chakram - a 25year time skip and then there's the legendary fifth season musical "Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire". This musical extravaganza has the cast singing and dancing up a storm, especially Ted Raimi as Joxer's larger-than-life twin brother Jace. Including versions of `Dancing in The Moonlight' `Sisters Are Doing It For themselves' `War' and Joseph Lo Duca's incredible musical talent; "Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire" makes for some incredibly entertaining viewing. The episode is topped off with an outtake of a very pregnant Lucy Lawless dancing in Gabrielle's go-go outfit, during the credits.

As with every Xena season, season five follows Xena and Gabrielle's friendship and has many touching moments, as well as some hilarious ones. We once again witness Gabrielle's character progression, as she embarks upon her new warrior path; protecting Xena and her baby daughter Eve from the dangers they find themselves in almost everyday of their action-packed lives.
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A lot of people complain about Xena and Gabrielle not being close enough this season. Like they are business partners instead of Best Pals/Soul-mates. Or so I've read.

Well you know there are a lot of people who are over analyzing this TV show.
If you are reading this you have certainly read some fanfic and episode guides like Whoosh and Xenaville. By the gods people get their knickers in a twist if Xena or Gabrielle does something they consider wrong. Or the director sucked or the writers were on LSD. Or it was too hot or raining.

Too much energy expended, often with stunning length, about what was wrong with season 5.

Yes, it is great to see Xena and Gabrielle all nice and cozy by the campfire. It would be better to see them married in fact.

Renaissance has played this relationship about 2 main characters that are both women closer to the edge than any other TV show. You can only go so far before you've gone too far. RenPics knew this.

This series has a number of good episodes. I don't need to see Xena and Gabrielle snuggling by the campfire all the time. TPTB have written enough of that plenty of times.

In fact, Gabrielle is one fierce a$$ kicker during this series. Finally got over that Peace and Love BS in S4.

So sit back and enjoy season 5. Because you can't change it and it is still a good show.

Season 6 wouldn't exist without season 5.
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I already have the Universal DVD releases of Xena: Warrior Princess seasons 1-4. I'm glad Universal finally announced the season 5 release, and I hope it will not take so long to release season 6 so I can complete the full set.. I have found the Universal releases have the best picture and audio quality compared to other releases. Additionally, the Universal releases include subtitles, which some other releases do not have. Since season 5 is not out yet (pre-order only), my rating is based on the media and packaging quality of the previous 4 releases, not the show content.
UPDATE: Season 5 has been released. The video quality and packaging are better than other releases as expected.
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