Alias - Season 5 details
|Starring:||Greg Grunberg, Elodie Bouchez, Michael Vartan, Victor Garber, Balthazar Getty, Rachel Nichols, Mia Maestro, Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin|
|Directors:||Tucker Gates, Ken Olin, Fred Toye, Jay Torres|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Espionage & Spies, Television - American, Series/Miniseries, Thriller|
|Studio:||BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Alias - Season 5 - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Alias - Season 5 - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
Alias - Season 5 - Disc 3
|15 Disc 3|
Alias - Season 5 - Disc 4
|15 Disc 4|
Alias - Season 5 - Disc 5
|15 Disc 5|
|Run time:||11 hours 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Nov 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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The end is...poorBy Carrie Stewart from London, England , 05 Jul 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]What a dismal end to a once promising series. The first two seasons had everything you could ask for: espionage, great plots, betrayal, revenge, romance. Sadly this one does not. It seems to take many old plot devices and recycle them again and again to get the characters from a to b until they are nothing short of ridiculous. There are more surprise betrayals and miraculous resurrections than in Christs day. The loss of so many loved characters along the way does nothing for the show, and the new editions are given little to do that endears them to the viewer and makes you care for their well being. Losing Will and Francie in previous seasons means theres nothing to ground Syds life in the real world, and the stories suffer from it. I cant fault the acting and the cast do their best with what they are given, Jennifer Garner is excellent as always and gives great performances. But the writing is pretty terrible. The story arc is all over the place and it seems J.J. Abrams was preoccupied with the success of Lost to give this series the end it deserved. It all felt very rushed to me. And if anyone actually understands what Rambaldis end game actually was, or what was the point of Balthazar Gettys Agent Grace, then you are a better person than me, cos I havent the foggiest. Fans of the show will watch this anyway, but if youre not a fan, this isnt the series to make you one.
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Loved the SeriesBy Hestah (5 reviews) , 06 Sep 2011Well..what can I say..sad times..this brilliant Series finally came to end..again like series 4 the storylines was much weaker than series 1 to 3. However saying that this series did hot up and get back to the momentum of the first 3 series. It ties up the lose ends just like any good series would do in its last episodes.
Again can't fault the acting, the characters were played true to the end of the series..some sadness..some joy..I will miss Sydney Bristow..I looked forward to her 'kicking ass'...she rocks!!!...again I highly recommend the series to anyone remotely interesting..
Alias Season 5By a customer , 27 Aug 2011This is the final Season of Alias. Season 5. It is ok. However, it is not as good as the other Seasons. Watch the end and you will find out what I mean.
Alias Season 5By a customer from Richmond , 08 Nov 2009What can I say, I have always been a fan although I did think the last season got a little too 'comfortable' and at times way too mushy. That said, it was very enjoyable from start to finish!
Not a bad endingBy Yorick (12 reviews) from Manchester , 17 May 2009For a time (the second half of the first series and all of the second) this was the best fun on telly, if you were in the mood for escapism: a sort of Jane Bond / Mission Impossible given an extra special ingredient X in the ongoing search for the works of Rambaldi, a 15th century monk who was like Da Vinci multiplied by Nostradamus and has left behind devices which are in advance even of today's technology and are sought by various competing Illuminati-type organisations bent on fulfilling his prophecies and taking over the world. Other things it had going for it were the gorgeous Jennifer Garner in the lead and regularly kitted out in sexy disguises; the impossibly gorgeous Lena Olin as her evilish genius mum; a leading man whom even as a hetero I found almost more beautiful than either and yet somehow sympathetic; a uniformly great supporting cast, especially Ron Rifkin as a much more evil genius; and very very high production values - special effects you'd only expect to find in big-budget films, and an uncanny ability to successfully make locations in Southern California resemble exotic locations all over the world. It was played so straight and written so well that it really did suck you in. At times like all modern TV it dwelled too much on Personal Relationship issues - hard to give a damn that a secret agent on the track of a nuclear device isn't spending enough quality time with her room-mate - but at its best it really was ace. It went rubbish in series 3 and then disappeared from British terrestrial TV anyway so I never found out how it ended until now. Thanks to a certain DVD rental service I've just worked my way through series 4 and 5 and am happy to report that in these Alias returns almost to peak form. In 4 Jennifer Garner is teamed with a new half-sister, the gorgeous Nadia, played by Mia Maestro, an actress who is so perfect a cross between her and Lena Olin I suspect the producers genetically engineered her. For the first half the backstory is toned down and the show concentrates on one-off missions. In the second half the Rambaldi mythos returns and it builds to an apocalyptic climax of jaw-dropping bravura. This would probably actually have been a better end to Alias as a whole than the end of series 5, but then we would have missed out on the last two minutes of series 4, one of the best moments in televsion for years, and all the good things in series 5. For the first half of 5 Garner was pregnant and so a lot of her running-jumping-shooting duties devolved on a new trio of babes: a loose-cannon French girl played by Elodie Bouchez, an icy villainess played by Amy Acker, and a reluctant new CIA recruit played by Rachel Nichols. This actually worked well and in particular the episodes with Garner mentoring the latter brought something refreshing to the formula and provided some strong stories. In the second half Garner is back in business and Rambaldi rears his head again. The show starts to gracefully build to an ultimate ending and dangling threads from earlier series that one had given up on are picked up again. I had high hopes for a completely satisfying resolution. Unfortunately the show was cancelled before the end and the producers were given a very small number of episodes to wrap everything up. Within this limitation they did admirably. They sort of, kind of, almost, resolve the mystery of Rambaldi's plan. Much-liked characters are killed off abruptly, which at least adds impact. At the very end one previously ambiguous-at-worst and very intelligent character suddenly becomes almost motivelessly nasty. But there are satisfying endings for other characters and plot strands. While it could have been better, I wasn't badly disappointed. It at least stays fun until the last drop, and I finished it with a smile and didn't regret getting involved with it again.
A fitting end ?By a customer from Loughborough , 23 Dec 2008Firstly I've been hooked on this series from the start.
Why TV broadcasters took this superb show off air before it ran to its conclusion I'll never understand nor do I real care now.
The series has been a fast passed rollercoaster ride of action, intrigue, pain, betrayal, friendship,loyalty,love, & so much more.
The story is beautifully twisted & convoluted. The various characters encapsulate loads of wonderfull traits & dynamics.
the story of the super secret & super sexy agent Sidney Bristow will have you on the edge of your seat, while she runs through the gauntlet of power hungry badies seeking world domination & ultimate power.
The stars of the show gel really well which makes them more credible as people & you do get sucked into this make believe world.
The story is a bit daft but its addictive & follows a nice linear plot with a few sideward convolusions which do come back to the main plot, dealing with the mystical Rambaldi & his inventions which in the wrong hands could hand world domination & ultimate power to whoever controls them. The ultimate punchline was predictable but only right at the end so you'll be kept guessing in the true significance of rambaldi's machinations & intent.
so on the whole a good yarn, great action, characters & actors & some potencial for future projects.