Sex and the City-Season 6 (2004)

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Released 25-Nov-2004

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Drama Main Menu Introduction
Main Menu Audio & Animation
Rating Rated MA
Year Of Production 2004
Running Time 590:00
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered
Multi Disc Set (5)
Cast & Crew
Start Up Language Select Then Menu
Region Coding 2,4 Directed By Daniel Algrant
Allison Anders
John David Coles
Martha Coolidge
Studio
Distributor

Paramount Home Entertainment
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker
Kim Cattrall
Kristin Davis
Cynthia Nixon
Chris Noth
John Corbett
Willie Garson
David Eigenberg
Kyle MacLachlan
Case ?
RPI $76.95 Music Kenneth Burgomaster
Douglas J. Cuomo
Daniele Luppi


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame Full Frame English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio None
16x9 Enhancement No
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles Arabic
Bulgarian
Czech
Danish
Greek
English
French
Hebrew
Croatian
Icelandic
Hungarian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Slovenian
Serbian
Finnish
Swedish
Turkish
English for the Hearing Impaired
Smoking Yes
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

NOTE: The Profanity Filter is ON. Turn it off here.

Plot Synopsis

    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.

Episode List

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

12. one

13. let there be light

14. the ick factor

15. catch-38

16. out of the frying pan

17. the cold war

18. splat!

19. an american girl in paris (part une)

20. an american girl in paris (part deux)

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Transfer Quality

Video

    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.

Video Ratings Summary
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Audio

    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.

Audio Ratings Summary
Dialogue
Audio Sync
Clicks/Pops/Dropouts
Surround Channel Use
Subwoofer
Overall

Extras

    There are no extras, which is a major disappointment. More on that below.

R4 vs R1

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.

Summary

    Sex and the City: Season 6 is fantastic.

    The video is excellent.

    The audio is fine.

    The complete lack of extras is very disappointing.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Scott Murray (Dont read my bio - it's terrible.)
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Review Equipment
DVDYamaha DVR-S100, using Component output
DisplaySony 76cm Widescreen Trinitron TV. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to DVD Player, Dolby Digital and DTS. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.
AmplificationYamaha DVR-S100 (built in)
SpeakersYamaha NX-S100S 5 speakers, Yamaha SW-S100 160W subwoofer

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Comments (Add)
Region 1 - Part 2 of Season 6 not yet released - Andrew500 (read my bio, at your leisure)