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The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season now available

 

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Anyone who knows me personally knows how much I LOVE the AMC’s The Walking Dead. I have been a huge fan since day one. I have NEVER missed an episode – ever. And I’ve seen each episode numerous times. Every time they do marathons of the series my husband and I usually always watch them.

My desk has several TWD figurines/toys on it. I even have Daryl’s “ear necklace” hanging up in my car (real fans will know what I’m talking about), “Lucille” on our television stand and Michonne’s Katana in my bedroom closet (a gift for my hubby).

With each passing season The Walking Dead gets more and more intense and complex.

With season six it’s not the “walkers” the group has to fear – it’s other humans.

Admittedly I started watching the series to see all the zombies, but now that we have invited these characters into our living room week after week we are more interested in the people – more so than the zombies.

Season six probably has the most talked about season cliffhanger than any other season of the series. The season ended months ago and people are STILL talking about it and their theories about who Negan killed with his barb wired covered bat he named “Lucille.”

I made this "Lucille" for my husband for Christmas.

I made this “Lucille” for my husband for Christmas.

Personally I’m hoping its NOT a man character. I’d be OK with Eugene, Abraham, Aaron and/or Rosita. Please DON’T let it be Daryl, Glenn, Maggie, Shasha, Michonne or Carl. We know it’s not Rick since he’s the central character in the series.

I have seen every episode of the season, but I wanted a copy of the series for the bonus features. I have seasons 1-5 already in our collection and I always find that the bonus features are well worth owning the season on Blu-ray/DVD. Season Six is no exception.

I won’t give away the story lines of Season Six in case some readers missed a few episodes. I don’t want to give away any spoilers. I will say that this season is VERY intense and you have to see very episode.

The Blu-ray set for Season Six has many “must see” bonus features.

First and foremost there is a lot of audio commentary. If you read any of my Blu-ray/DVD reviews you’ll know that I am NOT a fan of audio commentary. I skip over those types of bonus features. However I make allowances for the audio commentary with The Walking Dead Blu-rays/DVDs because I really want to know every tiny detail about what goes on behind the scenes.

Season Six has audio commentary from Writer & Executive Producer Scott Gimple, Executive Producer/Special Effects Make Up Artist Greg Nicotero and cast members including Norma Redus (Daryl), Lennie James (Morgan), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Melissa McBride (Carol), Steven Yeun (Glenn), and Alanna Masterson (Tara). A lot of the commetary is about specific episodes.

Daryl's Ear "Necklace" that hangs in my car.

Daryl’s Ear “Necklace” that hangs in my car.

I love that this collection features little nuggets of the making of the episodes, giving viewers a fantastic behind the scenes look at each episode. This is one of my favorite features. It gives me more of an appreciation for what goes on to bring this incredible series to the screen week after week.

The memoriam featurette highlights some of the characters that were killed off this season.

I also really liked the feature entitled Negan: Someone to Fear. Oh my goodness!!! He’s really going to be a strong force to contend with. I cannot fathom how our beloved group of survivors are going to get out from under Negan without him killing off more group members.

The Face of Death: Iconic Walkers of the Season is another interesting bonus feature. It shows how the walking dead have changed (appearances) this season. How they produce the make-up and prosthetics to make the dead look so realistic is so cool!

There are a few other features, including deleted scenes.

If you pick up a copy of Season Six you really should set aside an evening just to view the bonus features. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did. They are well worth every minute of them.

Season Six is not a season to miss. Plus now is a great time to catch up on anything you missed before the new season starts October 23, 2016.

Look for The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season where ever Blu-rays/DVDs are sold.

Are you a fan of the series? Who is your favorite character? What did you think of Season Six?

Most importantly… who do you think Negan kills?

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Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead Season One now available on Blu-ray/DVD

 

Fear the Walking Dead

I am a die hard The Walking Dead fan. I have never missed an episode and I’ve seen every episode several times (with the exception of the current season).

I’ve enjoyed zombie-related things long before zombies were trendy.

My first introduction to zombies was Dawn of the Dead (1978). I was 10 years old. Since then I have always been fascinated (and entertained) by zombie films.

I was very excited to hear about a spin-off from The Walking Dead. Called Fear the Walking Dead, the new series explores a different location and a different set of people during the same time as The Walking Dead. In fact, Fear the Walking Dead starts at the onset of the zombie apocalypse where as The Walking Dead picks up a few months after zombies started to talk over the planet.

Fear the Walking Dead focuses on a couple – Madison Clark and Travis Manawa. They are both teachers in Los Angeles and both have teenage children. Madison has a daughter, Alicia, who is a bit rebellious and a drug addict son name Nick. Travis has one son, Chris, with his ex-wife Ofelia.

PHOTO SOURCE: AMC

PHOTO SOURCE: AMC

As if trying to get their blended family to work out (Madison and Travis are dating – they are not married), they soon are faced with trying to survive against a deadly outbreak that is turning people into the walking dead (aka – zombies).

The series starts off giving us a bit of background as to what life was life before the outbreak. It slowly advances to a full fledged out break and the families trying to find safety in order to survive.

One top of simply trying to survive, Madison has to deal with her son Nick’s drug addiction (she needs to supply him with drugs or he’ll go through a serious withdrawal) and the animosity between her and Travis’ ex-wife. Their blended family gives the true meaning to dysfunctional.

Who will survive and who will succumb to the ravenous undead? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Fear the Walking Dead, now available where most Blu-rays/DVDs are sold.

There are only six episodes in the first season, so the run time is only about 5 hours (give or take).

PHOTO SOURCE: AMC

PHOTO SOURCE: AMC

There are some bonus features worth checking out including A Look At the Series and Inside the Characters of Fear The Walking Dead.

I will admit that the series did disappoint me. It’s made by the same people who bring us The Walking Dead. I expected the new series to but up to the same level. It’s not.

Fear the Walking Dead does go a bit too slow for my tastes. However towards the series end the story started to pick up a bit and there were more “walkers” reaping havoc. That is why I have not given up on this series yet. It just started to get good when the first season ended. I’m looking forward to the new season, which should be starting soon.

If you are looking for something more like the hit series, The Walking Dead, the new series has not lived up to that standard – yet. However I do appreciate some background as to how and why the undead started to roam the Earth. It’s a good starting point. And as I mentioned before, the series started to get more interesting with each passing episode.

This series is also a good “starter” if you are interested in The Walking Dead but don’t have the nerve to watch it yet. There are zombies in Fear the Walking Dead, but not nearly as many. Fear the Walking Dead focuses more on the people – not the zombies.

Have you seen Fear the Walking Dead? If so, what do you think about the series? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

PHOTO SOURCE: AMC

PHOTO SOURCE: AMC

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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