Ce coffret de de 7 dvd regroupent les meilleurs episodes votés par les fans durant une convention. De plus , une foule de bonus tels que des docs. des com audio etc inédits accompagnent le tout. L'interieur est trés beau et la boite est trés résistant.
Je met 5 étoiles pour le coffret mais pour le prix, je met 0 C'est un beau coffret certe mais il ne faut pas pousser... Seuls les bonus sont nouveaux...
Le prix est tout à fait honteux... 200E !!!!(Le coffret n'en vaut pas plus de 30E a mon gout) sur ce site réputé pour ses prix bas... Pour ma part je l'ai acheter sur un site américain. J'en ai eu pour moins de 20 Dollars...A croire que certains perdent la notion de "valeur" en ces temps de crise...
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A Fans Collection - Xena and Gabrielle5 juillet 2005
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There's not much detail here with regards to this set, so I thought I'd supply what I've been able to find out (basically, what Creation has published).
What we have here is basically a "fan's collection" of favorate Xena and Gabby "relationship" episodes. Thier mythology if you will.
This seven disc collection includes episodes from each season of the series (and I have to agree that there are quite a few favorites included here) :
Callisto (from Season 1) - A GREAT Episode. Is There A Doctor In The House (from Season 1) A Day In The Life (from Season 2) - One of the most popular. Been There Done That(from Season 3) The Bitter Suite (from Season 3) - The musical episode. One Against An Army (from Season 3) The Ides Of March (from Season 4) Fallen Angel (from Season 5) Lyre, Lyre, Hearts On Fire (from Season 5) Amphipolis Under Siege (from Season 5) Motherhood (from Season 5) Old Ares Had A Farm (from Season 6)- Featuring a great supporting performance by the late Kevin Smith. When Fates Collide (from Season 6) Many Happy Returns (from Season 6) A Friend In Need Parts 1 and 2 (the finale from Season 6)
More Details :
Original Full-Frame Presentation.
2005 10th Anniversary Xena Convention: This is a yearly Creation Entertainment Event and an outstandingly fun time. Both Lucy and Renee participate.
Comic Relief - First time interview with actor Robert Trebor on his character Salmonius.
Xena's Hong Kong Origins - Explore the influence on the style and action of Xena by Hong Kong action movies with the show's creators Rob Tapert, Liz Friedman, David Pollison and Doug Lefler.
Mythology vs. Xena - Alexandra Tydings and others talk about her Mythological character, Aphrodite in both Xena and Hercules. Alex is a frequent convention guest and a very good actor who seems to appreciate her fans. Nice to see her included here.
Seeing Double - Zoe Bell talks about being a female stunt woman and her experiences working on Xena.
Extras: A documentary - Explore the life of an extra on the set and at home in New Zealand while working on the production of Xena: Warrior Princess.
There are also some fan contest items that to me seem like a lot of filler, but the fans they feature are sure to enjoy them.
All and all, this seems a good set.
Enjoy. Regards, turtlex
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Very good package for the money5 juin 2008
Philip D. Mariconda
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For those of you who have not seen Xena: Warrior Princess, there's not much I can add to the existing positive reviews. It's great action, at times heartfelt or hilarious or risque. Christians might be offended by the not so subtle references to biblical stories (i.e. "immaculate" conception of Xena's baby.) But the show doesn't take itself seriously either (look for 2 or 3 times when Xena is whistling her own theme song.)
To the fans looking for the complete collection, grab it while you can! That is despite the season 1 collection. It's got poor special features and weak video quality that's very obvious on the HDTV. I've seen better quality VHS recordings.
Season 2 has the same weak video quality but a few features like occasional commentary and interviews. During the commentary, Bob Tapert's the serious one and Lucy Lawless is laughing at herself like Mystery Science Theater 3000. Certainly interesting to hear her without the American accent. They introduced the concept of Video Commentary, where they show the actors or crew reacting to the episode as they're watching it. You can't watch that instead of an episode (the video commentary is not on the complete episode) but there is some value added to see their reactions.
Season 3 is when the video quality got much better and the features excellent. I'm almost through season 5 of 6 and the features pretty much stay consistent from there.
Overall this is well worth it.
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Xena in all her glory!8 octobre 2006
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I was a junior in highschool when Xena's final episode aired on television. The show, for a while, ran in syndication, and after a few years hiatus is now back on tv. It was its return to tv that prompted me to buy this set. I had forgotten how much I loved to watch Xena and Gabrielle's adventures. These episodes are great, and I've noticed that some of what we see here is not what aired on tv, guess the FCC had something to say about it. It also saves you money if you want the director's cut of Friend in Need, as its included in this boxed set. Granted there are other episodes I would have chosen, but until I get the seasons this will work for me just fine. Great buy, and any Xena fan would want it for their collection.
Just wanted to mention, one thing I also love are the black and white pictures on the inside glossy dvd covers. The show's greatest moments are actually compiled on six discs, with the seventh being nothing but extras. The commentary is also wonderful, as its nice to see Lucy [Lawless] and Renee [O'Connor] laughing and enjoying the show just as much,if not more than, as the fans.
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I love XWP25 juillet 2005
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I have bought all six seasons separately from Best Buy. They are the only store to sell the "Exclusive Bonus Content" boxes for each season. The bonus is simply an extra 30-minute interview per season. Many of the episodes have their own commentaries by members of the cast and crew. The later seasons have more than the earlier ones. However, I don't know if they made additional interviews just for Best Buy or used some leftover stuff. I've seen too many to notice or care, but I always appreciate seeing each one and have not failed to watch any (maybe I'll skip the Ulysses bonus content though :). I've heard the ending is slightly different on the director's cut final episode available separately. If you have to have it all, go to Best Buy and get your discs there. They are priced at about $55 a pop, so you'll end up spending about the same.
It would sure be nice to get them all in a single box, book-style packaging like they did with a very-limited edition Buffy in the UK, but I would be kicking myself for not being able to wait if they did. It's taken over two years to eventually release them all.
The quality of packaging for each season is outstanding, to put it mildly. The seasons are fold-out over-and-over style, which is no problem if your DVD is next to the floor, as mine is, but you sure can't hold it while folding it all out. In the second half of the series, they went to putting two DVD's per fold-out page, instead of one disc per page like the earlier seasons. The small inconvenience is pulling out the front disc to get to the back one. You'll notice the later season's are slightly slimmer for this reason, but when you are up to nine or ten discs including the bonus CDs, they must have felt a need to do something.
As a guy, I must say that I like all the fine-looking ladies who grace the beautiful cast of this series (Aphrodite, Gabby, Xena, Callisto, Discord, Mavigan, Tara, the Furies, Valhalla chicks, etc.). Of course, the appeal of this series is the friendship of Xena and Gabby. I could have done without so much Joxer, who was the non-threatening, non-sexual comic relief featured in a few too many episodes. I'm not seeing as much Ares as I expected. The Gods spent a good deal of their time on the Hercules set, so I'll have to eventually get that series too. I wouldn't mind watching both together in broadcast order, since the gods often went back and forth between the shows. Too bad that Cupcake (not a god) never crossed over to the Xenaverse (bet you never saw a review mention that :).
I started watching it after flippin' channels and seeing Discord for the first time. Wonderfully, she pales in comparison to the quality of the series. There are very few episode(s) that are not excellent. The costumes are fantastic, the music is the best I've heard on a TV show, the locations are beautiful, the storytelling is always rich, and the casting and acting are what kept me coming back every week, and like every night in syndication. You need the DVDs. It's very nice to watch it on demand, without commercials, with a superior quality picture (when viewed in progressive scan 480p or better) and the knowledge that nothing's been cut. You should enjoy the whole thing, every season.
Maybe someday they will release a widescreen version. Starting with Xena Season 3, episode 3 (since the first two eps of season 3 were shot during the tail end of season 2 and held over), Xena was filmed in 16:9 widescreen. All editing and effects were added to the widescreen version prior to chopping it down to 4:3 for broadcast in the US and elsewhere. Do an Internet search and you'll find Michael Hurst's interviews on the subject.
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One or two nitpicks4 septembre 2005
David E. Miller
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This 10th Anniversary Collection is very well packaged. I do wish it had a few more episodes, but some of my favorites are included ("A Day in the Life," "Been There, Done That," "The Bitter Suite," "The Ides of March"). The one episode I didn't particularly care to see included was "Is There a Doctor in the House?" but I guess fans liked the "Gabrielle is mortally wounded" aspect (similar to her plight in "One Against an Army"), or else the "female relationship" angle. Although I hated the series finale ("A Friend in Need") at the time it aired, and have been quite bitter about it for years now, viewing the finale again has tempered my feelings considerably. There is a certain undeniable logic that justifies Xena's mortal end, and her brutal demise is softened by the visual presence of her spirit. I must say, I truly appreciate the theatrical quality of the seamless director's cut, and there are a couple of graphic scenes included in this version that did not air on television which definitely enhances the episode's tragic impact.... As for the interviews and featurettes, I really enjoyed most of them. But I simply could not sit through the Robert Trebor piece, first of all because I never cared for the Salmonius character, and second of all because the actor is just too full of himself. Everyone else is delightful, though. I cringed here and there during the Xena Convention piece, didn't care for the Xena reenactments, and absolutely loathed the "Xena Fanatic" video. I am a true fan of Xena, but I'm definitely NOT a fanatic. As William Shatner once opined, fanatics need to get a life.... Also, I'm a heterosexual male, and the convention footage and fanatic videos clearly focus on gay fans. I have nothing against this sector of our society, but I do feel that guys like me who found Xena kick-butt sexy should have found a voice in the featurettes somewhere. At any rate, I rarely watch the extras more than once. The real gem here is the collection of Xena episodes, and that makes this 10th Anniversary Collection worth the price of admission.