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Sopranos: The Complete Fifth Season, The
Genre: Television - Drama

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Drea De Matteo, Aida Turturro, Steven R. Schirripa, Vincent Curatola, John Ventimiglia, Katherine Narducci & Steve Buscemi

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
On Disc Two, Episode 4 includes audio commentary with director Rodrigo Garcia and Episode 6 includes audio commentary with director Peter Bogdanovich. Disc Three, Episode 7 includes audio commentary by director/actor Steve Buscemi and Episode 10 includes director Mike Figgis audio commentary. Actress Drea De Matteo provides audio commentary on Disc Four, Episode 12.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): HBO Home Video
(Catalog Number): 92300
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $99.98
(DVD Type): Four-Disc Set: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 707
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 06/07/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tim Van Patten, Alan Taylor, John Patterson, Rodrigo Garcia, Allen Coulter, Peter Boganovich, Steve Buscemi & Mike Figgis
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Special Notes:
Also available in a seasons one-through-four collection.

Story Synopsis:
The complete fifth season of the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning HBO series, "The Sopranos" are brought to you here in all their widescreen splendor. Tony Soprano (Gandolfini) is about to be sent over the edge: his business rival is looking for payback, he's getting bad vibes from his paroled cousin, and his therapist isn't buying into "the other Tony." What's a mob boss to do? (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
Once again, the look of the DVDs in this new season of The Sopranos is consistent with previous seasons and throughout the set, each episode exhibits satisfying sharpness and definition. Color fidelity is nicely rendered, though occasionally a bit dark. Pixelization is apparent at times, and the picture can have an

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