- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 13 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: February 4, 2003
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: HBO Home Video
- 4-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.78
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Alan Ball - Creator (2)
- Deleted Scenes: Pilot Episode
- Isolated Audio Track: Title Song Remix by Kid Loco
- Behind-the-Scenes (20 Min.)
- Opening Titles Featurette (15 Min.)
- Episodic Previews
- Episodic Recaps
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Peter Krause &
Michael C. Hall
Ed Begley, Jr.,
Mathew St. Patrick &
John Patterson &
Bruce Eric Kaplan,
Christian Taylor &
USA Today - 02/07/2003
"...Making the show a must-see are clueless mom Frances Conroy, non-conformist high school sis Lauren Ambrose and Rachel Griffiths..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/21/2003
"...The show confronts death -- and, of course, life -- with an artful mix of irony, gallows humor, and heartbreaking poignance..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2003
"...There's plenty of warmth and humor in SIX FEET UNDER..."
Widescreen Review - 05/01/2006
"[The characters'] trials and tribulations make for a very entertaining complete fifth season of the acclaimed HBO Series."
The HBO television series SIX FEET UNDER, about the members of a dynamic Los Angeles-based family that operates the Fisher and Sons Funeral Home, has an ironically grim, but intriguing premise: each episode is based on the death and extenuating circumstances of the family's current client. When a porno star dies and is brought to Fischer and Sons, an entourage of her former costars appear to mourn her death. In another episode, the family must negotiate with tough Mexican-American gang members who have very specific requests for the funeral of one of their brethren. A sassy drama that is rife with black comedy, SIX FEET UNDER follows other HBO hit series like SEX IN THE CITY, THE SOPRANOS, and OZ. Alan Ball created the hit series after scoring a huge success with his original screenplay for AMERICAN BEAUTY. Ball has written and directed several of the 13 episodes that comprise this first season.