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The Sopranos - Season 6 (preview)

The Sopranos, Season 6

Preview by Jack Foley

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Four audio commentaries with writer/creator David Chase, writers Terence Winter and Matthew Weiner, and cast members Edie Falco, Robert Iler, Michael Imperioli, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Tony Sirico.

HBO Video is to release The Sopranos: Series Six on DVD from November 27, 2006. Following soon after the current broadcast on E4 finishes, the Series 6 DVD prepares fans for the final eight additional episodes that will see the much-anticipated conclusion of this gangster masterpiece (set to air in 2007).

Family is still priority for Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and with the rekindling of romance with Carmela and the departure of Tony Blundetto (Steve Buscemi) life should be simpler.

However, creator David Chase’s riveting script could never make life simple for the Soprano family and ensures that this is a must-have boxset for any Soprano’s fan.

Series Six sees Tony Soprano facing a new set of challenges when the personal and professional adventures of his life grow increasingly more complicated.

He and Carmela face the reality that their kids are no longer children, but still not yet grown. And with rival boss Johnny Sack (Vince Curatola) in prison, the always-tense relations between the New Jersey and New York families are strained even further through the unpredictable behaviour of Sack’s surrogates. Then there are the inevitable power struggles that ensue when certain family members are eliminated, by natural and other causes.

Flitting from reality to a dream-like parallel universe, Tony Soprano is in intensive care anxiously being watched over by Carmela and Meadow, following Junior’s fit of paranoia.

Out on the streets Silivo reluctantly takes over the reigns of the Soprano empire but it is not long before Tony is back in the conscious world and dishing out orders from his hospital bed.

Series Six is a roller coaster ride from the East Coast’s most famous gangsters, taking in Allegra Sack’s wedding, Vito being finally outed (when he’s spotted in a local gay bar), Carlo’s promotion and a real Italian Christmas, all interspersed with arguments, shootouts and fights.

Cast & Crew:

Creator David Chase’s drama series stars three-time Emmy® winners James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Edie Falco as Tony’s wife Carmela, plus Lorraine Bracco as therapist Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Emmy® winner Michael Imperioli as Tony’s nephew Christopher Moltisanti, and Dominic Chianese as Uncle Junior.

Also appearing in Season Six are regulars Robert Iler as Anthony Soprano, Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano, Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts, and Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante.

Guest stars include Sir Ben Kingsley (House of Sand and Fog), Frankie Valli (Four Seasons lead singer), Hal Holbrook (Men of Honor), Julianna Margulies (ER), Ron Leibman (Garden State) and Elizabeth Bracco (Analyze This).

Veteran directors of The Sopranos who returned were Jack Bender, Steve Buscemi, Alan Taylor and Tim Van Patten.

Directing episodes for the first time were Danny Leiner (“Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle”), David Nutter (HBO’s “Band of Brothers”) and Steve Shill (HBO’s “Rome” and “Deadwood”).

It really is another series that’s not to be missed!