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Damages: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2007)

Glenn Close , Rose Byrne , Allen Coulter , Daniel Attias  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Zeljko Ivanek, Noah Bean, Tate Donovan
  • Directors: Allen Coulter, Daniel Attias, Ed Bianchi, Greg Yaitanes, Guy Ferland
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 581 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (628 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000YW8RPO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,659 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Damages: Season 1 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Willful Acts: The Making of Damages
  • Understanding Class Action: Interactive Guide
  • Trust No One: Insight from the Creators
  • Episode Commentaries

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Hot new legal thriller on FX! Set in New York's world of high stakes litigation, Damages follows the lives of Patty Hewes, the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator, and her bright, ambitious protégée Ellen Parsons as they become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher, one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen learns what it takes to win at all costs, and that lives, not just fortunes, are at stake.

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157 of 162 people found the following review helpful
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One of the biggest treats of the 2007 television season was "Damages," a wicked and wonderful legal thriller from FX. Headlined by Glenn Close, I expected to enjoy this show--but I wasn't prepared for the level of sophistication, complexity, and intelligence it offered up from its first twisty, and twisted, moments. Made for adults, this drama demands attention and may not be for the casual viewer. With its intricate plotting and structure, the story is told from different time periods interwoven throughout each episode. Essentially, snippets of the story are presented in each time frame, so the audience is left to speculate about the full truth in any given instance. However, as the season progresses, the pieces start to connect in unexpected ways that can both surprise and frustrate. I'd compare the narrative flow of "Damages" to that of a fine novel--telling you just enough so that you are tantalized to stick around for the next chapter.

The plot of "Damages" is a knotty web that is difficult to describe briefly. Ostensibly, the show revolves around a naive young lawyer played by Rose Byrne. The opening scenes show a bedraggled and bloodied Byrne stumbling down the streets of New York--apparently the victim (or perhaps the perpetrator) of an act of violence. Cut to six months earlier and a proper introduction is made. Byrne is seduced and recruited by a major law firm run by Glenn Close. Close seems to have a hidden agenda, but Byrne is quickly overcome by the trappings of success and acceptance. The firm is handling an enormous class action lawsuit against one of the town's most prominent businessmen, played by Ted Danson, and Byrne ends up squarely in the midst of much legal intrigue.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
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There aren't any eccentric characters that make you laugh like Denny Crane on "Boston Legal" nor are there any cases neatly tied up at the conclusion of each episode with a bow on them. "Damages" follows a single case and the follow out from that case from its beginning until its bitter end. "Damages" begins with Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne from "28 Weeks Later" and "Sunshine") bloodied and battered walking the streets of New York until she is discovered by the police. From there the series takes a trip back in time six months earlier a case that Ellen worked on as a new attorney at Patricia Hewes (Glenn Close) & Associates. It's a civil case where Hewes is suing multi-billionaire Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson) for hollowing out his company and robbing 5000 employees of his company of their pension plans in the process. Having escaped the prosecution of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Frosbisher now must defend himself from claims that he benefited by selling his stocks before his company collapsing and getting away scot-free. Frobisher of course insists that he is innocent and was as much a victim losing the company he cared for as the employees. We see the entire case unfold before our eyes, the double dealings, double crosses and underhanded attempts by both the Hewes and Frobisher's attorney to gain the upper hand in this litigation.

"Damages" is compelling, fascinating and well written featuring a wide variety of characters with their own agendas. No one truly is an angel here although the naïve Ellen comes mighty close as she finds herself dragged into Hewes' world and manipulated as much by her boss as she is by the opposition in the case.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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There aren't any eccentric characters that make you laugh like Denny Crane on "Boston Legal" nor are there any cases neatly tied up at the conclusion of each episode with a bow on them. "Damages" follows a single case and the follow out from that case from its beginning until its bitter end. "Damages" begins with Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne from "28 Weeks Later" and "Sunshine") bloodied and battered walking the streets of New York until she is discovered by the police. From there the series takes a trip back in time six months earlier a case that Ellen worked on as a new attorney at Patricia Hewes (Glenn Close) & Associates. It's a civil case where Hewes is suing multi-billionaire Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson) for hollowing out his company and robbing 5000 employees of his company of their pension plans in the process. Having escaped the prosecution of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Frosbisher now must defend himself from claims that he benefited by selling his stocks before his company collapsing and getting away scot-free. Frobisher of course insists that he is innocent and was as much a victim losing the company he cared for as the employees. We see the entire case unfold before our eyes, the double dealings, double crosses and underhanded attempts by both the Hewes and Frobisher's attorney to gain the upper hand in this litigation.

"Damages" is compelling, fascinating and well written featuring a wide variety of characters with their own agendas. No one truly is an angel here although the naïve Ellen comes mighty close as she finds herself dragged into Hewes' world and manipulated as much by her boss as she is by the opposition in the case.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This series is soooo good! I had a very hard time turning it off to do the necessary things that needed to be done!
Published 9 hours ago by Sherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Excellent Program! I am very impressed with season 1. I wasn't a fan of Glen Close until I saw this show. Looking forward to more seasons.
Published 5 days ago by Chet G
5.0 out of 5 stars Like reading a good book that you just can't put down.
Damages is Like reading a good book that you just can't put down. Casting and acting are superb. I look forward to the remaining seasons.
Published 6 days ago by Roger Young
5.0 out of 5 stars rewatching
Saw Seasons 1-4 when they were originally run. But, then they were moved to a network I don't get, so I missed Season 5. Rewatching them in order, then Season 5 will be new for me! Read more
Published 7 days ago by Beth Estes
5.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining!!!
I am loving Damages. I'm only on the first year, but can't put it down. It comes on the Kindle so clear and the sound is great.
Published 8 days ago by mc7
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful!
I wanted to fast forward and just get to the end so I would know what happened! But, I did not want to miss all the details in between! This was suspenseful and so well done. Read more
Published 8 days ago by AN
5.0 out of 5 stars darn the damages
this series is so good, i dont get alot done when this is on...i tried watching when it was on television, but after the first season, they moved it, or something else caught my... Read more
Published 9 days ago by P. Matelski
3.0 out of 5 stars Who killed who and why?
Pretty compelling story line. Everybody betrays everyone else so much it's difficult to know who is bad and who is good. Read more
Published 9 days ago by donnammcknight
5.0 out of 5 stars Damages
Excellent; nothing compares to this series. Every episode is packed with suspense and the story line is very unpredictable.

Nothing like it.
Published 9 days ago by Jessie Shepherd
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing Suspense Series
Excellent!!! Grabs your attention right from the beginning! You literally cannot wait to see the next episode! The writers and producers did an excellent job.
Published 13 days ago by Yvonne E. Benjamin
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The program is a detailed, sophisticated, multi dimensional, multi layered soap opera whose genesis is the initial career choice of the heroine, played by Rose Byrne (beautiful, and not a trace of her native accent). It's such an intelligent show, and there's so much more to it than the... Read more
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Subtitles. Amazon says English/French....
Subtitles are ONLY in French. Bummer!
Dec 2, 2008 by *JenB* |  See all 5 posts
Blu-ray for other seasons?
This is an old thread, but just in case anyone else comes looking for this answer: the Blu-ray version of the first season did not sell well enough for Sony to justify releasing the other seasons that way, which is why they aren't available. They just never discontinued the Blu-ray of the first... Read more
Jul 17, 2013 by Jake |  See all 2 posts
Damages: Disc 3
Disc 3 has the 11th, 12th, and the 13th (finale) episodes, so yeah you're missing a big chunk of the show if you skip disc 3.
Jan 11, 2009 by Anthony |  See all 3 posts
Question about the release date?
The second season of Damages isn't set to even go into production until early next year, though it seems unlikely if the strike continues.

I think the early release of the DVDs is to give the show time to garner an audience during the off-season. It's no secret that the ratings were... Read more
Dec 5, 2007 by Sam |  See all 2 posts
Bluray and still no subtitles Be the first to reply
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