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24 Season 5


The Diva's review of
 24 Season Five(2006)


24 –Season 5 Rated NR; 23 - 48 minute episodes
Genre: Television: Action/Drama


The Digest

(Official press release):

The thrilling clock begins to tick again, but this time – the terror comes from within! Jack Bauer is back and ready to right the wrongs of the Country’s most powerful and surprising enemies when the “24” SEASON FIVE DVD Collection explodes onto DVD December 5th from Fox Home Entertainment. Recent winner of five Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kiefer Sutherland), the highest-rated fifth season of the critically-acclaimed series speeds onto DVD with another countdown of adrenaline-charged drama that will have viewers on the edge of their seats for another 24 hours of action and suspense. One of the most innovative and thrilling drama series on television, the gripping fifth season of “24” featured even more plot twists and body count than anyone thought possible, along with several new faces to the cast including Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Peter Weller (Robocop) and Jean Smart (“Designing Women”) as First Lady Martha Logan, whose stellar performance garnered an Emmy® Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Packed with thrilling bonus features including a DVD exclusive Season Six prequel, insiders look at the show’s 100th episode, deleted/extended scenes, cast & crew commentary, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, exclusive DVD-ROM content and more, the “24” SEASON FIVE seven-disc DVD set will be available December 5, 2006


Eighteen months after faking his own death, Jack Bauer is forced to return to Los Angeles when it becomes apparent that the only four people who know he is still alive are being systematically targeted for assassination. The assassinations coincide with the signing of an anti-terrorism treaty between Russia and the U.S., leading Jack to suspect a link between the assassinations, the treaty, and a group of Russian terrorists. But as events slowly unfold it becomes apparent that the day’s horrific events were originally set in motion by someone within our country’s own administration – an individual with the power and resources to thwart Jack’s every move.

The Dish

The first time I watched 24 was I think Season Two. It was a marathon and I was mesmerized. I tried to follow it up with the next season and I just couldn’t get into it. It wasn’t as gripping for me with a week in between the hours. When I was watching the Marathon it was heart pounding and exciting. Keeping up with it week to week, not so much. Especially when I really realized that it was minute to minute in real time and his daughter was getting beating and nearly raped, ran down, jailed… all in 2 hours. About once a season. Now to my point, watching it in a marathon on DVD is so much better. It really is hart pounding and exciting when you are watching it uninterrupted. I really recommend watching the DVDs over the weekly show.



Number of Discs: 7

Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Surround audio with Spanish subtitles. Disc One Episodes:
• 7:00AM – 8:00AM including 3 branched deleted scenes
• 8:00AM – 9:00AM
• 9:00AM – 10:00AM
• 10:00AM – 11:00AM Special Features:
• Commentary by co-executive producer/director Jon Cassar & executive producer Howard Gordon on 7:00AM – 8:00AM
• Commentary by Jon Cassar & Howard Gordon on 10:00AM – 11:00AM Disc Two Episodes:
• 11:00AM – 12:00PM
• 12:00PM – 1:00PM including 2 branched deleted scenes
• 1:00PM – 2:00PM including 2 branched deleted scenes
• 2:00PM – 3:00PM Special Features:
• Commentary by co-executive producer David Fury & actor John Allen Nelson on 12:00PM – 1:00PM
• Commentary by executive producer Evan Katz & director Brad Turner on 2:00PM – 3:00PM Disc Three Episodes:
• 3:00PM – 4:00PM including 1 branched deleted scene
• 4:00PM – 5:00PM including 2 branched deleted scenes
• 5:00PM – 6:00PM including 2 branched deleted scenes
• 6:00PM – 7:00PM including 2 branched deleted scenes Special Features:
• Commentary by producer Tim Iacofano & actor Julian Sands on 3:00PM – 4:00PM
• Commentary by actors Jean Smart & Gregory Itzin on 4:00PM – 5:00PM
• Commentary by writers Matt Michnovetz, Duppy Demetrius and Nicole Ranadive on 5:00PM – 6:00PM Disc Four Episodes:
• 7:00PM – 8:00PM including 1 branched deleted scene
• 8:00PM – 9:00PM
• 9:00PM – 10:00PM including 1 branched deleted scene
• 10:00PM – 11:00PM Special Features:
• Commentary by Jon Cassar & production designer Joseph Hodges on 9:00PM – 10:00PM Disc Five Episodes:
• 11:00PM – 12:00AM
• 12:00AM – 1:00AM
• 1:00AM – 2:00AM
• 2:00AM – 3:00AM Special Features:
• Commentary by Howard Gordon & actor Mary Lynn Rajskub on 12:00AM – 1:00AM Disc Six Episodes:
• 3:00AM – 4:00AM including 1 branched deleted scene
• 4:00AM – 5:00AM
• 5:00AM – 6:00AM including 2 branched deleted scenes
• 6:00AM – 7:00AM including 4 branched deleted scenes Special Features:
• Commentary by co-executive producer/writer Manny Coto & actor Jude Ciccollela on 3:00AM – 4:00AM
• Commentary by co-creator/executive producer Robert Cochran & actor Gregory Itzkin on 6:00AM – 7:00AM Disc Seven – Special Features
• DVD Exclusive Season 6 prequel
• Season 6 trailer
• Supporting Players featurette
• Unsung Heroes: 24 Camera Department featurette
• Music By Sean Gallery featurette
• Logan’s Retreat featurette
• 100th Episode Reel
• 24: Behind The Scenes book sample (with video introduction by author and Emmy® Award-winning director Jon Cassar)
• All 23 extended / deleted scenes with optional commentary by co-executive producer Stephen Kronish & editor Scott Powell
• DVD-ROM link to exclusive “24” production behind-the-scenes online content available only to DVD purchaser


The Directive


I’m sure Fox will not appreciate this, but really watching this on the DVD is 10 times better than watching it on a weekly basis..

3BC Ratings



I now understand, why this show and it’s performances win so many Emmy’s. Astounding, really.


Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2006
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