While the regular routine of conspiracy and unbelievable plot-twists is once again at full form here, Dallas: The Complete Final Season is most notable with fans for its unforgettable two-parter climax. With the whole of Ewing Oil now in the hands of his longtime rival, Cliff, and the ol’ homestead of Southfork now in the possession of Bobby (courtesy of Miss Ellie), our show’s “hero” J.R. Ewing finds himself on the verge of suicide. But then, in a grand homage to the classic Jimmy Stewart flick It’s A Wonderful Life, a enigmatic stranger (played by the always-wonderful Joel Grey) appears to show J.R. what would have happened to almost every single character in the entire run of the show had the iniquitous oilman had never been born.
Even if you’re not a Dallas fan, that series finale is worth the price of admission alone.
Warner Home Video’s release of Dallas: The Complete Final Season presents all 25 episodes on five-discs (this is the first Dallas set to include single-sided, dual-layered discs, incidentally) in their original (standard) 1.33:1 aspect ratio with English Stereo sound. English (SDH) and French subtitles are included.
Sadly, this final set of the original TV series does not include any Special Features (much like the last couple of seasons!). But, don’t fall into a state of despair just yet, folks: Warner has announced Dallas: The Movie Collection for an April ‘11 release — so maybe we’ll get some sort of new Bonus Materials…?