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Breaking Bad: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2008)

Bryan Cranston , Aaron Paul , Adam Bernstein , Bronwen Hughes  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,357 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk
  • Directors: Adam Bernstein, Bronwen Hughes, Jim McKay, Tim Hunter, Tricia Brock
  • Writers: George Mastras, Patty Lin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
  • Run Time: 346 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,357 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003274QH6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,396 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Breaking Bad: Season 1 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Cast and Crew Commentaries
Deleted/Extended Scenes
Making of Breaking Bad
AMC Shootout - Interview with Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston
Screen Tests
Inside Breaking Bad
Vince Gilligan's Photo Gallery

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Emmy® Award winner Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White, a down-on-his-luck chemistry teacher struggling to make ends meet for his wife (Anna Gunn) and physically challenged son (RJ Mitte). Everything changes when Walter receives a startling diagnosis: terminal lung cancer. With only a few years to live and nothing to lose, Walter uses his training as a chemist to cook and sell crystal meth with one of his former students (Aaron Paul). As his status grows, so do his lies, but Walt will stop at nothing to make sure his family is taken care of after he’s gone, even if it means putting all their lives on the line. Executive produced by Vince Gilligan and Mark Johnson.

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219 of 236 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars On Demand Versions Not Same As DVD, is Censored June 15, 2010
Format:Amazon Instant Video
The DVD version of Breaking Bad is uncensored. Amazon VOD is not. There is no additional content but certain words are not blanked out and certain screens are not blurred. I don't want to give examples since that would create spoilers, but you'll see the differences in the pilot episode at a minimum.
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280 of 315 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular October 17, 2008
Format:DVD
I think many, when looking at the main star of this show (Bryan Cranston) will have only really been familiar with him from Malcolm In The Middle. He played Hal, a simple Dad with simple values and an unbeatable love for his family. Who would have thought that he can take a character with the same basic love of his family and create something incredibly unique from that. In Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston plays Chemistry professor Walter White who's married with a handicap son who suffers from Cerebral Palsy and a child on the way.
One day Walter is hit with the ultimate bombshell as he finds he has inoperable lung cancer and has little time left to live. Walter realises that he can't assure his families financial security for the little time he has left being a teacher. He hears about a raid on a crystal meth lab that seizes millions of dollars worth of drugs which he decides that he must be a part of that. He knows how to make the best crystal meth ever seen, but not how to get it on the streets which is why he must enlist the help of his former student and drug pusher Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

I honestly didn't have high hopes for this show as, although I'm a huge fan of Bryan Cranston for his work on Malcolm In The Middle, I struggled to believe he could pull off such a train wreck of a character. The family is a typical middle class American family struggling to take care of their disabled son trying to make him have as normal a life as possible. In a way I can relate to the situation as I'm disabled myself and know how much of a strain it can be on parents. Sure, it's not the same disability, but the family struggling through it is definitely displayed well and R.J. Mitte as Walter Jr. is an excellent fit.
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201 of 228 people found the following review helpful
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
It's disappointing to pay money for a TV series only to find it has been re-edited inexplicably for distribution, presumably on Amazon. (?)

While I can live without the F-words and frontal nudity, it is exceedingly annoying to have paid for this without a single hint of this modification to the production as it was originally intended to be viewed.

Plus...complete silences inserted over adult language? Really?

My Vote: Do NOT spend your money. Purchase the DVD, BluRay or get it through NetFlix.

:-)
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123 of 143 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't want TV-14 Version! August 10, 2013
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
WOW! After watching this on AMC and hearing all sorts of language, I was very surprised to have the F-word bleeped out, especially after the main character just grabbed himself and said shine this! There is also a scene where a women's breasts are pixeled out. I'm 52 and feel cheated, I don't want my TV censored and for that I give it 1 star, I could not truly appreciate the show with parts of the dialogue bleeped out. I seriously doubt that I'll be buying the other seasons via Amazon or if it's all VOD then I'll have to do DVD's or just not bother at all.

Amazon should state somewhere that you are buying a censored version, if they had I would not have bothered.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dangerously addictive April 15, 2010
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Great writing, acting, directing, everything is awesome about this show. Dark subject matter yes, but it's counterbalanced by hilarious, uplifting, fantastically written moments. Bryan Cranston is so great in this. This show is my addiction. :)
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95 of 117 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The First Season Barely Breaks The Surface March 9, 2009
Format:DVD
First I want to say that this series is great and if you haven't seen it yet or are unsure about it, the second season is currently airing on AMC, so try to catch a few of them to get a better understanding. If you like those episodes or if you're one of the people who already love this series then this DVD boxed set is for you. It contains the complete first season of AMC's Breaking Bad in seven one hour long episodes.

In short the plot is a more serious Bryan Cranston than we've seen playing chemistry teacher Walter White, who gets diagnosed with cancer. With a son, Walter Jr, who is disabled and a wife, Skyler, who is pregnant with her second child in her late thirties he decides the best way to take care of his family is to start making crystal meth with one of his old dead beat students, Jesse. The further he goes to try and provide for his family the darker and more complicated his life becomes with crazy drug dealer's, increasing extended family issues with his wife's sister, Marie, and to top it off a bother in law, Hank, who is a Drug Enforcement Administration Officer.

The episodes found on this set are:

Ep 1: Pilot - Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher who learns that he has lung cancer. With a new lease on life, Walter becomes a drug dealer to secure his family's financial security.
Aired: 1/20/2008

Ep 2: Cat's in the Bag... - Following their debacle in the desert, Walter and Jesse are left with a mess to dispose of. Later, Skyler grows suspicious of Walt's recent activity.
Aired: 1/27/2008

Ep 3: ...and the Bag's in the River - Walter is left to deal with Krazy-8 alone following an argument with Jesse. After Marie raises concerns that Walt Jr. is smoking cannabis, Hank shows him the dangers of drug use.
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