Mad Men Season 6 DVD – No Audio Commentaries?
Today, I received the Mad Men Season 6 Blu-Ray and have to say, I am more than disappointed that there are no audio commentaries from the cast and creators. I mean, isn’t this pretty standard for DVD releases of television series? All the other Mad Men DVD releases have had Audio Commentaries for every episode — sometimes with multiple choices of who you want to listen to.
And compared to previous seasons of Mad Men on Blu-Ray, the special features aren’t that enticing either.
Back in August, TVGuide writer David Lambert wrote that the Mad Men Season 6 DVD package was to include:
Mad Men – Season 6 to be in stores on November 5th. Priced at $49.97 SRP for the 3-disc BD set <edit: I paid $27.99 for the Blu-Ray> and a penny more for the 4-disc DVD version, they both come with English subtitles (plus closed captioning on the DVDs), as well as these extras:
Commentaries, interviews and innovative special features examining the time period and culture of the Mad Men era:
- Design of a Decade
- Recreating an Era
- Gay Power!
- Gay Pride!
- Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out
My Mad Men Season 6 Blu-Ray only contained episodes 1 – 13, Summer of Love Interactive Gallery, Turn On Tune in Drop Out, and Recreating an Era. And again, no audio commentaries! Arrggghh.. I love audio commentaries. You learn more about the production (both creative and technical), and the actors reveal their motivations behind their performance plus interesting on-set tidbits. And I got nothin’ for Mad Men Season 6.
I’m happy to have all the episodes for Mad Men Season 6 and will enjoy binge watching the downward spiral of Don Draper and trying to understand how Bob Benson goes from the guy carrying 2 coffees in an elevator to a mid-level character.
This was not my favorite season of Mad Men though, because, for me there was just too much filler. Especially towards the last few episodes. I had no interest in the story line of Pete’s mother and her high-sea adventure with her male nurse. And, why did Betty dye her hair brown for a few episodes? But, Mad Men Season 6 continued the story of Don Draper and that’s always interesting. At least to this point. Don’t mess it up (like you did this DVD release), Weiner.