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24 Season Six
DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 24 episodes on the first six discs, 12 audio commentaries, deleted/alternate and extended scenes, featurettes, mobisodes, and more
VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish (extras not subbed or close captioned)

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox/ Imagine Entertainment/ Real Time Productions
RELEQASE DATE: 12-4-2007

24 Season six starts with a bang. The rist four hours (6:00 AM to 10:00 AM) featured Jack Bauer being exchanged back to the USA (in a swap with China) and a nuclear bomb going off in Los Angeles. Then you see the usual character drama as characters wind up in trouble, Jack finds someone everyone thinks is dead, his Dad messed up in the plot of stolen nuclear bombs (extreme Russians and Middle East terrorists being the prime villains), and the usual 24 character deaths. Like any season 24 is a thrill ride. It has it's highs and lows and places where teh stoiryline drags a little.

SPECIAL FEATURES: 12 episode audio commentaries were recorded for the set (with various members of cast and crew). On the first six discs, viewers can branch out to deleted and alternate scenes while watching the episodes. You can view all of the deleted and extended scnes together on disc 7. I just wish they had standalone viewing option for the scenes on each disc. The 24 mobisodes (brief 2 minute episodes originally available to Sprint cell phone users) follow up on events of season six and makes wonder if it is also a cleverly planned prequel for season 7. I do wish Fox would have made a trailer for season 7 actually featuring scenes from season 7 (which has been halted due to the writer's strike with a premiere date TBA after the strike is settled).

FINAL ANALYSIS: 24 season six is a high quality DVD set like the other sets. It is debateable whether this season is great or jumped the shark.