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American Horror Story: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2011)

Evan Peters , Jessica Lange  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,965 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Run Time: 532 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,965 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005LAJ1PE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,376 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "American Horror Story: Season 1 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Brace yourself for an addictive thrill ride! American Horror Story is TV's most original new drama, a deeply stylish psychosexual haunt devised to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Harmon's (Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton) fresh start in a new home deviously twists to reveal discoveries of love, sex and murderous revenge. Featuring a Golden Glober -winning performance by Jessica Lange, Season One scares up a host of engrossing extras.

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368 of 385 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird, Warped, Wacky and oh so Wonderful December 1, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
This is by far my favorite new show of 2011 (after Game of Thrones). In fact, it is one of my favorite shows period. The first episode confused me and will probably strike most people as flat out weird, but after the initial shock, you realize with each passing episode just how unique and compelling this show is.

American Horror story follows a family of three as they move into a new home called "Murder House" by the locals. Since the 1920's, people have been murdered in various ways and their spirits have stayed behind, trapped in the very place they died. In this case, the ghosts from all eras can take physical form as well as vanish in an instant. You slowly learn about the past of each spirit, which adds another element of depth.

The writing is always clever, twisted and surprising. I wouldn't call AHS scary (at least to me), but the music and visuals make for one of the creepiest viewing experiences I've ever had.

The cast is perfect in every way. You won't find much better acting on the big or small screen. Jessica Lange deserves a nomination of some sort come next year. There are also a bunch of guest stars from other popular movies and TV shows.

A little warning about the content. This FX show is really rough for a non-premium station. They push the sex, language and violence further than I thought they would be allowed to. It doesn't bother me, but this may cause some people to tune out. Not the majority it seems because it has already been picked up for a second season and it is the most watched debut show ever on FX.

Time flies watching American Horror Story. It is the only show I can think of that ends way before you expect it to. I always hit the info button thinking I've watched half of the show tops and it reads 58 minutes. It gets me every time.

If a mix of horror, suspense and drama is your thing, you have to experience this truly bizarre and beautiful creation.
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96 of 104 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh! March 3, 2012
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I've waited a long time for a show like American Horror Story. I think a lot of people have because it's so different from anything else on television. I would compare it's insanity to that of Nip/Tuck, which makes sense when you realize the same creators are behind it. The first episode will probably confuse most people, but stick with it. Each episode will answer questions from the previous ones and leave you with even more than the last. The cast is beyond superb. Jessica Lange as neighbor Constance is the homerun of the series for me. She plays that role with such conviction and is very deserving of the Emmy Award she won. The rest of the cast is top-notch as well, including Connie Britton (you may know her from Friday Night Lights) who's character is put through an emotional rollercoaster throughout the entire season.

This show plays off as creepy more than scary, but it works splendidly. American Horror Story is definitely out there. Sometimes you'll just scratch your head and think, "what is going on?". Then you'll figure it out and it's well worth the confusion. They tackle some dark subject matter and this is really not a show for kids. You'll find a good bit of nudity and sexual situations for a show on cable. The language is pretty harsh as well, but the show wouldn't be as effective without it. My advice to anyone who starts watching this show, don't give up after the first episode. The second episode will clear up some questions you'll have about it and then there's no stopping there! This is one of the best shows on TV today. The originality, writing, and acting are all A++. I can't wait for season 2!
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The most entertaining TV show of 2011 February 15, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
With "Nip/Tuck" Ryan Murphy created a television show that supposedly revolved around the lives of two prominent plastic surgeons. The show, however, more often seemed more like a psycho-sexual horror story than it did a medical drama. So it was only logical that, for his next show on F/X (let's not even bring "Glee" into this conversation, alright?) he would just completely abandon storytelling based on any sort of conventional reality and create a show that exists within the loose, unpredictable, and often absurd genre of horror.

The first season of "American Horror Story" involves a family of three (Psychiatrist/Father/Adulterer Ben, Wife/Mother/Woman-Scorned Vivien, and Daughter/Teenager/Depressive Violet) as they try to make a fresh start in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, they're not aware that the beautiful and suspiciously underpriced house they bought has a history of various murders, suicides, and other brutality, and is haunted by not just one ghost, but a smorgasbord of the living dead (some malevolent, some benign).

Although Ben, Vivien, and Violet are the show's supposed main characters, the most important and powerful character on the show is really the house itself. It's made clear throughout the season that the house is its own entity; drawing people to it, driving them to madness, and then containing them once they're dead. (One of the few "rules" of the show is that anyone who dies on the house's property is doomed to haunt it forever.) Over the years the house had claimed many victims, so the show each week often introduces the viewer to a new character, usually from a distant past, whose tragic fate involves haunting what the neighborhood refers to as "the Murder House.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!
Published 56 minutes ago by brittgreen07
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great show!
Published 2 hours ago by jerome g hudson
5.0 out of 5 stars Must watch AHS
The first season was great. I am looking forward to this show being on for years to come. Isn't Jessica Lange wonder in AHS?
Published 4 hours ago by Elaine M. Feaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted and Scary like a true horror story should be!!
When this show first aired in 2011, I didn't watch it because the coming attractions looked stupid, but now that I have Amazon Prime, I decided to give it a go since I could watch... Read more
Published 6 hours ago by Iloveshopping
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
It was great keep me interested. Love the way it was written. Can't wait to see season 2
Published 6 hours ago by Tayreen P.
5.0 out of 5 stars This series has everything - great writing, interesting characters
This series has everything - great writing, interesting characters, wonderful acting and chemistry, a compelling storyline that takes you on a jigsaw puzzle journey.
Published 6 hours ago by Peggals
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I'm not finish with it.
Published 8 hours ago by Heriberto Torres
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
so far
Published 9 hours ago by Michael B.
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Started out interestingly enough, but after about the third episode, the series became increasingly predictable.
Published 10 hours ago by David M. Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love, love, love it!
Published 10 hours ago by Kenneth E. Epperson
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Region-locked or region-free?
Also want to know if this is region free?
Sep 26, 2012 by Daniel Flåtten |  See all 3 posts
$29.99 @ BestBuy...
Did you send the price suggestion to Amazon via the link toward the bottom of this page's item description?
Sep 21, 2012 by Ranko |  See all 4 posts
I think the time is wrong
It might be reffering to the episode length? Even though they're really only 42-45 minutes after you take out commercials.
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