Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|24 Season One |
Actor: Kiefer Sutherland
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Genre: Television: Fox TV Rating: NR Release Date: 20-MAY-2008 Media Type: DVD
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Great show, not so special collection.
Jason | NC, USA | 05/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, let me say, they had me at 24.
This is one of the best shows I have had the pleasure of viewing. I was fortunate enough to watch this series live from the very beginning, and it grips me soo.
If you want a show that can cause a heart attack, this is that show. It has me on the edge of my seat, and in all reality, has my heart racing! (no other show except prison break and dexter has ever done this to me).
You cant stop watching the show, but most people looking at this review could care less what I think about the show, and want to know what I think about the special edition, so lets get started!
The alternate ending. is it new? yes, is it good? not even, quite possibly the worst thing I have ever watched (no, it is not badly acted, nor shot, in fact, it is technically sound, but the ending is not an ending, I do not wish to spoil anything, but to say it stunk would be a vast understatement!)
Basically the whole set is the same as the original I'm sure you have on your shelf. Disc 7 is new, and has your extended scenes, and 2 extra documentary's.
The extra documentary's are nice, and worth watching, but not necessarily worth buying over your other version.
The case is beautiful, it has a clock on it that says 24, you can press a button and it resets to 0 and counts up, which is cool.
The housing of the dvds looks nice, with a fresh art design. The art is pretty much the same (on the dvds).
Last, but not least, the discs are housed in a cardboard container, 2 of my discs exhibit scratches, and 1 was out of the sleeve entirely.
I have bought other dvds in the past using cardboard containers, and the result is the same. Not good for housing dvds.
Your best bet is to buy the dvds, get the scratched ones resurfaced, and store in other cases, or inside of a cd case.
Again, the show is the same, and one of the best things you can view. if you do not own 24 season 1, this one is a no brainier.
If you have all seasons and have watched them many times (as I have) this still gives you nothing.
The show is a 5 out of 5. This release is a 4.5 out of 5 (half a star gone due to inferior packing)
For people who own the previous version, give this a pass, and pick up the eventual blu-ray.
maybe a slight spoiler? but I think not, read next paragraph at your own risk.
The alternate ending (the main reason I bought it) sucks, it just ends, nothing happens! if you have seen season 1, you know what happens in the end, here, nothing happens. and by nothing I mean nothing at all."
DO NOT BUY!!
M. Miller | 05/29/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Do not buy this edition; your discs will probably be damaged. The packaging is cheap and horrible. The discs slip out of the rough "cardboard" holders and move about the inside of the container, scratching them. I bought this set brand new, in the original packaging/wrapper and three of the discs had slipped out of their slots during transit. The edges of the discs were scuffed up, as there is an uneven "raised" cardboard surface right underneath where the disc is housed. The disc will rub up and down over that surface, damaging it. There is nothing (like a hub) to keep the disc in place; they slide out of their slots and roll all over the place."
Another case of "Double Dip"
S. McCready | Thumb, MI USA | 05/27/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up the special Edition of 24: Season One, after seeing it at a local retail store - and I have to say this release really sucks.
First is the packaging.
The outer packaging is a gaudy metal case, with a LCD display built into the cover.
As mentioned in a previous review, the interior package is all cardboard. Think of it like a book with each page having a "sleve" for the disc. There is nothing to prevent the discs from getting scratched up as you are taking them out/putting them back in. Like the other reviewer stated, you'll need to get some empy CD/DVD cases in order to properly store the discs.
Why re-release the entire season for a third time?(digi-pack, thin pack, and now special edition.) Would have much rather prefered to have them release just the first and last discs (these contain the commentaries) plus the supplemental disc, in thin pack cases, then bundle them together in a new outer box similar in size to the ones released for season 2 and up.
Then, those who wanted to upgrade could just toss out the old first and last discs and place the remaining discs, along with the new ones in the new box. The only reason I can think of as to why Fox chose NOT to go this route, was that people who didn't have a thin pack copy of season 1 would buy the special edition and upon realizing it's not the entire season, take it back to the store.
As for the new "extra content" on this set, I haven't sat down and watched any of it. My two star rating mainly applies to the useless packaging.
If you already have season 1, then I'd suggest that you skip this release. If you are a die hard fan, or a completist who wants everything released for the show, then I'd suggest you check Amazon Marketplace for used copies, because I have a feeling it's going to be flooded with them.
Fox should know better then to double dip. Yes, it sucks that there was no season of the show this year because of the WGA strike. And that's what this release is truly all about. There is no new DVD set this year, so Fox decided to fill the need by releasing Season 1 for the third time.
Shame on you Fox, and shame on the creators for going along with this stupid idea."
For those diehards who can't wait for Amazon to post a descr
The Amazonian King | Amazon.com, Amazonia | 02/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"(((( NOTE: Amazon does not allow the rating to be changed after a review is posted. If possible, I would now downgrade my initial 5-star rating to **2-stars** due to the packaging problems that my fellow Amazonians have encountered. )))
Original 'Pseudo-Review' Follows:
Straight from the Fox's mouth:
24 - Season 1: Special Edition will include all 24 one-hour episodes from the inaugural First Season (for a total runtime of 1,056 minutes) and is packed with over three hours of never-before-seen special features including a Season Seven trailer, over 25 deleted and extended scenes, two all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
The 7-disc set will be presented in Wide Screen (1.78:1) and will have audio tracks (Dolby Surround) in English and French, with subtitles in English and Spanish.
Below is a detail listing of the DVD features for 24 - Season 1: Special Edition (double asterisk denotes all-new DVD feature):
Season One Introduction by Kiefer Sutherland
All-new documentary The Genesis of 24**
Five extended episodes**
25 extended / deleted scenes**
Never-before-seen alternate season finale ending #2**
Commentary on the series premiere episode (12:00AM-1:00AM) by director Stephen Hopkins and Director of Photography Peter Levy**
Commentary on the series finale episode (11:00PM-12:00AM) by director Stephen Hopkins and actress Leslie Hope**
The Rookie online short films (sponsored by Degree)**
* Coffee Run
* Get This To...
Alternate season finale ending (with optional commentary by executive producer Joel Surnow)"