Sex and the City-Season 6 (2004)
Main Menu Introduction
Main Menu Audio & Animation
|Year Of Production||2004|
|RSDL / Flipper||
Multi Disc Set (5)
|Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Language Select Then Menu|
|Region Coding||2,4||Directed By||
John David Coles
Paramount Home Entertainment
Sarah Jessica Parker
Douglas J. Cuomo
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
What is one to do? The Practice is gone. So too Friends, and Frasier. Who knows how much time the long running E.R. or The West Wing have got left before their inevitable finales. The recent return of Seinfeld reruns to Channel 10 once again has me fighting through fits of nostalgia. One becomes sometimes painfully aware that all good things must eventually come to an end, the adventures of the four fabulous women of Sex and the City unfortunately not being an exception. What a way to end though! The sixth and final season was consistently fantastic, complete with a fairytale double-episode ending that saw Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) enjoying the sights of the city of love then realising that her true love is (I dare not say for those who've not yet seen it).
Twenty episodes of fun, excitement, occasional vulgarity thanks largely to Samantha (Kim Cattrall), cuteness (Charlotte's (Kristin Davis) domain) and some often surprising warmth from the ordinarily cool and collected Miranda (Cynthia Nixon). Old flames reappear and disappear, whilst new loves arrive, some sticking around for a while and others off the scene by a single episode's end. I won't offer any more ham fisted analysis because quite frankly the show is best left to the fans to watch (sometimes over and over and over) to enjoy the antics, troubles, and joys of these four wonderful characters in the best city in the world!
There is Sex and the City information everywhere so I won't do anything more than list the episodes. For all the details you can look at www.hbo.com/city or even www.tvtome.com/SexandtheCity.
1. to market, to marker
2. great sexpectations
3. the perfect present
4. pick-a-little, talk-a-little
5. lights, camera, relationship
6. hop, skip and a week
7. the post-it always sticks twice
8. the catch
9. a woman's right to shoes (a.k.a. no shoes, no service)
10. boy, interrupted
11. the domino effect
13. let there be light
14. the ick factor
16. out of the frying pan
17. the cold war
19. an american girl in paris (part une)
20. an american girl in paris (part deux)
As expected, the video quality of successive seasons improves quite significantly, with this final season looking the best of the lot. It is presented at its original aspect ratio of 1.33:1, obviously without 16x9 enhancement.
Sharpness levels are uniformly good without being fantastic, with commendable levels of shadow detail.
Colours are well controlled and look terrific. The ladies look magnificent in their often astounding garments - the Oscar de la Renta gown The Russian buys Carrie is one of many fashion highlights. Skin tones look terrific.
There are some instances of grain but nothing like on earlier seasons. Compression artefacts are also kept to a relative minimum.
Aliasing and other film to video artefacts are also limited.
Film artefacts are absolutely minimal.
There are two audio tracks on offer, both Dolby Stereo 2.0 - one in English, the other appropriately in French.
Audio sync is terrific.
Dialogue is clear and easy to understand.
There were no dropouts, clicks or other audio blemishes to speak of.
The surrounds and subwoofer don't get much to do at all.
|Surround Channel Use|
There are no extras, which is a major disappointment. More on that below.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The current Region 4 release (there may be another later down the track - it seems the distributor was eager to cash in on the final episodes airing on TV) misses out on a lot.
Now do you want to wait for the supposedly coming 'special edition' release of the season on Region 4, or bite the bullet and get the Region 1 release, which is spread over two boxes (much like early renditions of The West Wing)? The Region 1 release is clearly better, it's just a matter of how badly you want the extra material.
Sex and the City: Season 6 is fantastic.
The video is excellent.
The audio is fine.
The complete lack of extras is very disappointing.
|DVD||Yamaha DVR-S100, using Component output|
|Display||Sony 76cm Widescreen Trinitron TV. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to DVD Player, Dolby Digital and DTS. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.|
|Amplification||Yamaha DVR-S100 (built in)|
|Speakers||Yamaha NX-S100S 5 speakers, Yamaha SW-S100 160W subwoofer|