Feb 202018
 

Homeland: The Complete Sixth Season is easily the worst of what was otherwise a strong series. The performance from Mandy Patinkin is still strong while Claire Danes’ character storyline meanders and isn’t all that engaging.

 

 

Homeland: The Complete Sixth Season
(2017)

Genre(s): Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Fox | NR – 604 min. – $49.99 | February 6, 2018

Date Published: 02/20/2018 | Author: The Movieman


SEASON INFO:
Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon (created by)
Cast: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Elizabeth Marvel, F. Murray Abraham, Mandy Patinkin, Hill Harper, Robert Knepper
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1), French (DTS 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


THE SEASON — 3.0/5


Season Synopsis: Now living in New York City and running a non-profit organization helping the Muslim community, Carrie (CLAIRE DANES) gets swept up in the aftereffects of the U.S. presidential election as she struggles to deal with an injury-ravaged Peter Quinn (RUPERT FRIEND) and an increasingly suspicious Saul Berenson (MANDY PATINKIN). When President-elect Elizabeth Keane (ELIZABETH MARVEL) battles the CIA during her transition to power, Carrie finds herself caught in the crossfire.

Quick Hit Review: I’ve never been the biggest fan of Homeland but generally have enjoyed the suspense-thriller aspects of the series over the course of its five seasons. Now going into season six, and I guess to keep things from being too stagnant, plus interjecting what was thought to be the political environment (for certain producers thought Clinton would be elected), the series takes a left turn.

The season isn’t bad though I actually had more investment with the Presidential vs. FBI/CIA aspects far more engaging compared with the Carrie subplots working at the Muslim center or dealing with the aftermath of Peter’s PTSD and mental descent, however Rupert Friend’s performance was well played, comparatively Claire Danes really needs better material, perhaps this was her weakest season by far and no surprise why she failed to receive a Primetime Emmy Award for the first time.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES — 2.0/5


The 3-discs come housed in a standard Blu-ray case and comes with a semi-glossy slip cover. Features are on the limited side with On Location: New York City (2:10; HD) and About Season 6 (2:58; HD) featurettes and The Paley Center for Media Q&A (55:36; HD) with the cast (Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, F. Murray Abraham) and creative team (Executive Producers Lesli Linka Glatter and Alex Gansa) from PaleyFest NY 2016.

 


VIDEO — 4.25/5, AUDIO — 4.0/5


Homeland is presented in its originally televised 1.78 widescreen and a 1080p high-definition transfer which looks good with sharp detail and good colors and fairly deep black levels. The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is effective providing crisp and clear dialogue and some okay depth for the various suspense-filled scenes as well as generic television canned score.


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, Homeland: The Complete Sixth Season is easily the worst of what was otherwise a strong series. The performance from Mandy Patinkin is still strong while Claire Danes’ character storyline meanders and isn’t all that engaging. As for the Blu-ray released by Fox, the video/audio transfers are good while the bonus material is a bit light.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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