I'm sensing a season 7 on the way... by Gord Lacey (All reviews)
The world's most dynamic, and oddball, detective duo get more than they bargained for when they take on con-artists, masked vigilantes and Darth Vader collectibles in the wild sixth season of Psych. Fake "psychic detective" Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best bud, Burton "Gus" Guster (Dule Hill), go undercover, behind the scenes and over the top to solve some of the most off the wall crimes imaginable. But how long can these super sleuths keep their psychic secret safe? Guest starring William Shatner (Boston Legal), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon franchise), re-live the laughs, thrills and mind-boggling mysteries uninterrupted and back-to-back in all 16 episodes of the totally unique and unpredictable series that will keep you guessing just whodunit.
This show remains one of my wife's favorite shows, and while I enjoy it, I can only take it in small doses (2, maybe 3 episodes at a time). Here are another 16 episodes on 4 discs:
Disc 1 (2:51:33)
Shawn Rescues Darth Vader (42:55)
Last Night Gus (43:05)
This Episode Sucks (42:53)
The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap-Man, Issue #2 (42:40)
Disc 2 (2:51:09)
Dead Man's Curveball (42:28)
Shawn Interrupted (42:33)
In for a Penny... (43:02)
The Tao of Gus (43:06)
Disc 3 (2:59:28)
Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat (43:03)
Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger (50:05)
Heeeeere's Lassie (43:10)
Shawn and the Real Girl (43:10)
Disc 4 (2:51:06)
Let's Doo-Wop It Again (42:18)
Autopsy Turvy (43:10)
True Grits (43:08)
They used to shoot Psych on 16mm film, and the quality showed. Thankfully they've ditched that in favor of shooting in HD, and once again, the quality shows. Grain and noise are greatly reduced compared to earlier seasons, and the colors (and night shots) look great in this release. There's a chapter placed right after the opening of the show, and each disc contains a "play all."
The release features an English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track, and it sounds good. The show makes some use of directional effects, and the rear speakers. There's no mention of music substitution on the back of the package, and I noticed a number of identifiable songs in the episodes. English subtitles are provided.
Deleted/Extended Scenes (1:04:59)
Nearly all the episodes have deleted scenes (or at least one scene). Here are the episodes that have them:
Shawn Rescues Darth Vader (4:28)
Last Night Gus (3:54)
This Episode Sucks (6:55)
Dead Man's Curveball (5:43)
In for a Penny... (10:22)
The Tao of Gus (0:24)
Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat (1:04)
Shawn and the Real Girl (9:31)
Let's Doo-Wop It Again (5:33)
Autopsy Turvy (13:34)
True Grits (3:31)
Video Commentaries (58:39)
These really aren't commentaries, they're interviews about the episodes (not something that plays over the episode itself):
Shawn Rescues Darth Vader (4:05)
Last Night Gus (3:56)
This Episode Sucks (4:21)
The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap-Man, Issue #2 (4:18)
Dead Man's Curveball (2:47)
Shawn Interrupted (3:22)
In for a Penny... (3:22)
The Tao of Gus (3:20)
Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat (3:11)
Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger (4:16)
Heeeeere's Lassie (3:36)
Shawn and the Real Girl (3:50)
Let's Doo-Wop It Again (3:45)
Autopsy Turvy (3:42)
True Grits (3:56)
All the episodes have audio commentaries featuring cast and crew except the following:
The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap-Man, Issue #2
Dead Man's Curveball
The Tao of Gus
Shawn and the Real Girl
Let's Doo-Wop It Again
Gag Reel (4:12)
You know what this is...
There are a number of recurring phrases/gags in the show, and these montages will show you some of them.
C'mon Son/Names/Suck It (1:42)
Gus & Food (0:37)
Missing Jokes (1:23)
Pop Culture (1:43)
Underground with Psych (4:05)
We head "underground" to one of the sets created for "Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger."
A funny video piece.
I'm impressed that this is season 6, and Universal has kept the quality of the DVD release high. Many times you'll see a show start off with a loaded set, and by season 5 or 6 they have 1 video piece, a handful of deleted scenes, and that's if you're lucky! Not Psych though, it has just as many features as some of the first sets, and I really like that.
I really like when they have alternate opening credits for an episode. It's something that tells me "hey, this is a bit of a special episode," and there are a bunch of those this season. Some share a theme with a movie, and others are just cool.
If you've been buying these sets for awhile then you pretty well know exactly what you're getting with this set; same show, same quality of DVD set, and both good things.