“90210” was never a great show, or even a good one for that matter, but it still was a guilty pleasure if only for the eye candy and flashy sets. This final season DVD set comes with a decent amount of features including a 30-minute+ retrospective featurette while the audio/video transfers are adequate enough.
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Paramount | NR – 914 min. – $49.99 | October 8, 2013
Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Darren Star (created by)
Cast: Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup, Michael Steger, Jessica Lowndes, Matt Lanter
Features: Episode Commentary, Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Number of Discs: 5
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese
Plot Outline: Say goodbye to “90210”, the zip code with more money, drama, and passion that any other. This enticing fifth and final season brings shocking new challenges to the wealthy and beautiful Angelenos we’ve followed since high school.
Quick Hit Review: This final season features some decent drama though in “90210” fashion, it does get a bit ridiculous and many times, heavy-handed. Still, the actors aren’t bad and, of course with the ladies, gorgeous looking with Shenae Grimes and Jessica Stroup leading the pack. However, it is uneven where for every OK episode there are a few that aren’t and it’s easy to see how the show lost interest and was cancelled.
1. Til Death Do Us Part
2. The Sea Change
3. It’s All Fun and Games
4. Hate 2 Love
5. The Con
6. 99 Problems
8. The Things We Do For Love
9. Misery Loves Company
10. We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
11. Here Comes Honey Bye Bye
13. Brother From Another Mother
14. Strange Brew
15. Life’s a Beach
16. Dude, Where’s My Husband?
17. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Call Girl
18. The Empire State Strikes Back
19. You Can’t Win ‘Em All
20. Scandal Royale
21. We All Fall Down
SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.5/5
This release comes with a side-sliding slip cover. The 5-discs are housed in a regular DVD case.
Episode Commentary – ‘902-100’ features cast members Jessica Stroup, Matt Lanter, Tristan Wilds, Michael Steger and episode writer Scott Weinger
Set Tour: Silver’s Apartment (3:53) – Actress Jessica Stroup takes viewers on a tour of her character’s garage apartment.
Set Tour: Offshore Renovated (4:34) – Matt Lanter gives a tour of the new Offshore bar and hangout with the old one having been burned down the previous season.
Casting “90210” (13:20) is filled with interviews with the cast about working with one another and delves into the casting process.
Script to Screen: Creating an Episode (11:33) goes into how an episode gets put together from start to finish.
Season in Review: The Last Chapter (18:18) is a reflection on the final season and provides on-set interviews, reflections and behind-the-scenes footage.
Gag Reel (4:42) provides on-set shenanigans and flubbed lines.
“90210” 4Ever: Retrospective (32:06) is an extensive look back on the series and the last days on the set.
There are also deleted scenes available on episodes ‘The Sea Change’, ‘Scandal Royale’ and ‘We All Fall Down’.
VIDEO – 3.75/5
“90210”: The Final Season arrives on DVD presented with a 1.78 anamorphic widescreen transfer. The picture pretty much looks like how it was shown on television with relatively vibrant colors and minimal amount of pixilation.
AUDIO – 4.0/5
The disc includes a standard, and front-heavy, Dolby Digital 5.1 track. The rear channels get good use from the choice Top 50 pop tunes or overly-dramatic score. Each episode is also accompanied with English, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles.
OVERALL – 3.0/5
Overall, “90210” was never a great show, or even a good one for that matter, but it still was a guilty pleasure if only for the eye candy and flashy sets. This final season DVD set comes with a decent amount of features including a 30-minute+ retrospective featurette while the audio/video transfers are adequate enough.