Your prescription has been filled: “House Season Eight: The Final Season” is now on DVD & Blu-Ray!
It was a tumultuous road at best for House, M.D. and Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) himself as the medical drama series maxed out at eight years on FOX. But in its final season, it seemed to be reinvigorated in a deeper way than just the new blood that made up his new team. There was no Senioritis setting in here; what House delivered in its eighth and final season was a creative shake-up to a long-seen formula. And now, you can relive it as often as you want with “House Season Eight: The Final Season” on DVD and Blu-Ray.
This five-disc DVD and Blu-Ray collection includes the final twenty-two episodes with exclusive bonus content that clocks in at almost two hours of additional footage and material for the biggest fans.
Still not on the Blu-Ray bandwagon? That’s okay, because none of these special features are restricted to only that version (though that is the version we are reviewing).
Don’t forget your tissues for “House, M.D. Swan Song,” a retrospective featurette with the cast and the crew. Yes, this is the same cut as the one that actually aired on FOX before the series finale episode, but somehow it’s just that much more emotional when encompassed by other final good-byes.
“The Doctor Directs: Behind the Scenes with Hugh Laurie” is a never-before-seen documentary in which the hero and star of the show himself gives you an inside look into the production of an episode. Honestly, even if you weren’t the hugest House fan but are interested in learning about production in general, this documentary is for you.
And finally, “Everybody Dies: A Postmortem” has the cast and crew reflecting on the significance of the finale and the end of the long-running series, and their home away from home for eight years, in general.
Seriously, is it dusty in here?
However, the one thing this final season is missing yet kind of screaming for is commentary tracks. While the season attempted to offer new beginnings for many beloved characters and the redemption most viewers were hoping for since the beginning, there was enough “falling into old behaviors” along the way that we would have loved to listen into the cast and creative team talking in depth about the new challenges faced in these moments, especially knowing they would be the last, lingering moments of the characters and the show.
“House: Season Eight: The Final Season” is on DVD now (you can buy it here).
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