Amazon’s week of HBO DVD deals continues with today’s Gold Box spotlight deal of the day, Six Feet Under: The Complete Series DVD box set for only $67.99 (that’s 62% off the list price of $179.98).
This sale is for today only while supplies last.
The set 25-disc set contains all five seasons of the Alan Ball dramatic series, plus two bonus soundtracks, audio commentary, deleted scenes, episode previews and recaps, and several featurettes (Ball is also the creator of HBO’s True Blood). [Update: the latest set has similar design, but is not as pictured.] The packaging on this one is mighty creative: the top of the box looks like a stone grave marker with the show’s name and years of running (2001-2005) surrounded by grass, with the rest of the box made to look like dirt. The set also comes with an exclusive illustrated booklet with character obituaries and memories from the show’s creators.
For those of you not familiar with the show, its main selling point right now might be that it starred Michael C. Hall, known now for playing the serial killer who offs serial killers on Showtime’s Dexter.
In Six Feet Under, after their father dies, two brothers must help their meek mother Ruth (Frances Conroy) by running the family business — a funeral home. Hall’s character David, who’s in the closet, is actually the good son, while prodigal son Nate (Peter Krause) returns home reluctantly to serve as co-director of the funeral home.
The show also starred Lauren Ambrose as David and Nate’s free-spirited younger sister Claire, Freddy Rodriguez as the mortician looking to move up, and as a reoccurring character, Rainn Wilson (Dwight on The Office) as a peculiar mortuary intern who gets involved with Ruth. There was plenty of guest-stars as well, and in my opinion, the series has one of the best series finales in television history.