ENTOURAGE SEASON EIGHT BLU-RAY REVIEW – HBO presents the final season of Entourage, the Emmy® Award-winning hit comedy series. Vince, Eric, Drama, and Turtle have been through a lot over the years, chasing dreams, women, and good times. Through the highs and lows their friendship has kept them together. This season, Vinny Chase (Adrian Grenier) is back to give us one last look at the celebrity life of Hollywood. In what could be considered an apology for the long, drawn out drug-filled season seven, season eight wraps up the Mark Wahlberg inspired series in entertaining fashion. In eight episodes, we find out the direction of Vinny Chase’s recovery from drugs, Johnny Drama’s new career path, Turtle’s struggle for personal career success, E’s relationship with Sloan and Ari Gold’s attempt to save his marriage and family.
BONUS FEATURES: If you are a fan of the show, then the Blu-ray is a good buy because it includes Hollywood Sunset: A Farewell to Entourage. It is a great look back at the eight seasons and how the actors themselves have changed personally along the way. The documentary has creator Doug Ellin sitting down with writer/executive producer Ally Musika and actors Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara. They have a conversation around drinks as they reminisce. (It is great to see some of the cast’s audition videos, especially Ferrara’s). Mark Wahlberg appears along with Jeremy Piven, Rex Lee, Bob Saget, MLB star Mark Teixeira, Debi Mazar, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Martin Landau and others . Even the out-of-this-world Gary Busey is on hand to prove words of wisdom, in a way that only Gary could.
Unfortunately, Hollywood Sunset: A Farewell to Entourage is the only thing in the form of a bonus feature. I would’ve loved to see some deleted clips, the breakdown of shooting a scene, and maybe a look at how LA – as a location – played a part in the show.
DESIGN: The Blu-ray menus are great to look at and well-designed.
ADDED VALUE: There is no added value in the form of an extra DVD or Digital Copy.
- Cost: 5
- Rewatchability: 4
- Bonus Features: 2
- Design: 4
- Added Value: 0
ScreenSlam Says: IT’S WORTH HAVING IN YOUR BLU-RAY TV COLLECTION