Posted: January 17, 2012
For four thrilling seasons, they’ve explored alternate realities beyond anyone’s imaginations. They’ve seen double versions of their hometown, their families, and themselves. But nothing will prepare the Sliders for what lies ahead in all 18 episodes from the fifth and final season of this phenomenally popular sci-fi series. Starring Cleavant Derricks, Kari Wuhrer, Robert Floyd and Tembi Locke, it’s the last chance for the Sliders to answer the question that has haunted them from the beginning: will they ever reach home?
January 17, 2012 marked the release of Sliders‘ fifth and final season on DVD.
Sliders: The Fifth and Final Season comes on four DVDs. Each DVD is has four or five episodes on it, all presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 audio. English subtitles are also provided. The DVDs present the show as it was broadcast; namely, a standard 4:3 (1.33:1) ratio. Total runtime is 805 minutes.
Please note: There are no bonus features of any kind on this box set. All you get when you buy is the 18 fifth season episodes. Considering the lack of bonus materials included with the fourth season set, you’d think Universal Home Video could at least include the Making of Season 4 mini-documentary like they did in other regions. No luck.
The packaging is probably the most visually appealing of any of the sets, and the discs are very easy to get to thanks to the Slimpack design. There’s no legend inside, but each disc is clearly labeled with the episodes it contains. As with the fourth season, the episodes are presented in their intended order.
If you thought the Season Four set was bare bones, the Season Five set manages to pull the last bit of gristle off and leave just the marrow. While the imagery is nice – and anamorphic to match the newer widescreen TV format – there’s no animation to speak of. Just a few static images leading to static menus. No descriptions of episode, just a list. Universal Home Video wisely assumes that, if you’re buying this set, there’s really nothing they can tell you that you don’t already know.
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