At an ER party, Nurse Chuny Marquez recalls, "I still remember when Mark Green and Doug Ross were running the place." "Who?" asks a newcomer. So much has happened in 14 seasons, so many people have come and gone, but the chaos of saving lives and the dedication of the people who make County General run remain. In this penultimate season of the powerful, award-winning series, personal tragedies threaten - and sometimes strengthen - relationships among the staff. And the patients bring their own compelling stories. A boy genius diagnoses his mysterious illness, a cancer-ridden prison doctor is haunted by the men he put to death, a woman arrives in the ER expecting her 13th baby. Triumph, loss, tears, joy…next!
The next-to-last season of the incredible medical drama comes home on January 11th
, with the Warner Home Video release of ER - The Complete 14th Season
on DVD. Busy Philipps (Cougar Town, Freaks and Geeks, Dawson's Creek
) makes her final appearance as "Dr. Hope Bobeck" early during this season. But Goran Višnjic ("Dr. Luka Kovac") returns, although in a recurring fashion, appearing in 7 of the season's 19 episodes, leading up to his official exit from the show's cast. Before he goes, however, we are introduced to David Lyons as "Dr. Simon Brenner," a new physician who will be with us until the end.
Other recurring roles special to this season are Stanley Tucci as "Dr. Kevin Moretti," Sam Jones III as EMT "Chaz Pratt," Kari Matchett as "Dr. Skye Wexler," and Reiko Aylesworth as hospital chaplain "Julia Dupree." Guest stars throughout the 14th season include former ER
regular Gloria Reuben returning for one episode as "Jeanie Boulet," plus the likes of Howard Hesseman, Mimi Kennedy, Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee, Mae Whitman, Frances Conroy, Peter Fonda, Jonathan Banks, K Callan, Deborah Ann Woll, Hal Holbrook, Charlotte Rae and Steve Buscemi.
Experience the beginning of the end with 19 episodes which are sure to get the heart monitor racing: "The War Comes Home," "In a Different Light," "Officer Down," "Gravity," "Under the Influence," "The Test," "Blackout," "Coming Home," "Skye's the Limit," "300 Parents," "Status Quo," "Believe in the Unseen," "Atonement," "Owner of a Broken Heart," "...As the Day She Was Born," "Truth Will Out," "Under Pressure," "Tandem Repeats" and "The Chicago Way." The season ends with an explosive cliffhanger, too! The running time shown for this set is 825 minutes.
In addition to that, this 5-DVD set contains more Bonus Material than ER
fans commonly see on these DVD sets. This time around you'll not only get "Outpatient Outtakes" (Unaired Scenes), but also a Gag Reel and the "ER
At 300" featurette. The latter consists of highlights, featuring cast and crew, from the "Tribute to ER's
300th Episode" event which was held that year at the Paley Center for Media. Video is widescreen, audio is English Dolby Surround Stereo, and English and French subtitles are also on board. Cost is $49.98 SRP, and here's a look at the front and rear box art: