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Dog the Bounty Hunter - The Best of Season 1 (2004)

Duane 'Dog' Chapman , Beth Smith , Andrew Dunn , David Houts  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Duane 'Dog' Chapman, Beth Smith, Leland Chapman, Tim Chapman, Justin Bihag
  • Directors: Andrew Dunn, David Houts
  • Producers: Andrew Dunn, Adriana Pacheco, Allan Title, Boris Lee Krutonog, Cindi Creager
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 154 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006L7UFQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,433 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dog the Bounty Hunter - The Best of Season 1" on IMDb

Special Features

  • The seven best episodes from the debut season
  • On-air promos
  • Cast biographies

Editorial Reviews

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Reality TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter is far more entertaining than it has any right to be. Consider: The central figure is a middle-aged, former biker and Texas felon with a ridiculous '80s rock star haircut and an Oahu-based business ("Da Kine Bail Bonds") collaring drug-addled fugitives. Yet Dwayne "Dog" Chapman's criminal-snagging exploits all over Honolulu, aided by his scary-looking brother, son, Nephew, and invaluable, fiercely independent wife, Beth, are captivating in a surreal, larger-than-life fashion. The Best of Season One includes several highly watchable episodes, watching Chapman's team do its dangerous work, a startling blend of machismo and almost prayerful compassion for the losers being dragged back to justice. But this is also a show about family; about the Chapmans' beautiful house and kids, about making time for a birthday party after hauling in a dangerous creep. Weird, silly, suspenseful, and fun. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

GO ON THE PROWL WITH THIS REAL-LIFE BILLY THE KID. It’s not that Dog--the self-professed best bounty hunter in the world--dislikes criminals; it’s just that he’s hell-bent on making America a safer place. Clad in his trademark sleeveless wear with a can of mace holstered like a .45 Magnum at his side, this ex-con turned born-again Christian is every fugitive’s worst nightmare (with 6,000 captures and counting!). From Honolulu to Colorado, no door is strong enough to stop Dog and his fearsome posse. With bone-jarring action and theme music by Ozzy Osbourne DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER: THE BEST OF SEASON ONE features Dog’s hand-picked favorite episodes from the debut season of this sensational A&E real-life adventure series. Episode 1 (8/31/04): Meet the Chapmans, Episode 2 (8/31/04): Father and Son, Episode 4 (9/28/04): The Godfather of Waikiki, Episode 8 (10/5/04): Hide and Seek (Part 1), Epiosde 9 (10/5/04): Hide and Seek (Part 2), Episode 10 (10/12/04): Justin’s Big Day, Episode 11 (10/26/04): It’s Good To Be Home. DVD Features: "Catch ‘Em If You Can" Episode From A&E’s "Take This Job" Series starring Duane "Dog" Chapman; On-Air Promos for DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER; Cast Biographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the show and I am not into reality TV! September 28, 2005
Format:DVD
I have never written an online review for anything, but I have to admit that I stop what I am doing to catch Dog the Bounty Hunter. I have been in the field of human services for abut 20 years now, working with homeless people for over seven and for 11 years in Child Protective Services and I get the feeling that "Dog" and family are "real." They are great at what they do, tough, yet compassionate. It comes through in the TV show and it works for me. I don't watch ANY other reality TV, but I laugh and cry and cheer over these folks. Keep up the good work! These are not hypocrites. They need to use these episodes to help train Social Workers and other people who interact with people who need tough love. We need more "Dogs" and "Beths" in this world.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As real as it gets... May 24, 2005
Format:DVD
This is an excellent series, because it is as close to real "reality" TV as you can get. Not only are they apprehending criminals, but they are sticking together as a family and trying to teach the people they catch a valuable lesson on life, which makes this series much more enveloping than other shows. Chapman is very brave in the fact that he doesn't use a gun to apprehend bail-jumpers. A class-act show that I thoroughly enjoy every time I watch it. I hope they bring out the entire season and eventually the series as it develops in the future.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job Dog! I tip my hat to you and your family. July 25, 2005
Format:DVD
I started watching this show one evening just to see what it was all about,and now I am hooked!! I love it and wouldnt ever miss it! I love the family members bonding together to build a good, strong, solid family business, staying strong for each other no matter what happens.

They go out into the world, and face the enemy, to apprehend these dangerous people, putting them away so we all can be safe.

It takes alot of courage and faith to do what they do.You can see that he truely cares about these people by warning them that unless they change and turn their lives around, they are in for a lifetime of prison or death.

Its all about choices, and taking responsibility for their actions. Dog is well aware of what being a "bad boy" means, and tells it from the heart. With all of Dog's past experiences being on the wrong side of the law and how it deeply affected his sons,grandfather and father he wants to help. I truely admire him for turning his life around. After he apprehends them, he hears their story, and feels so badly for them, eyes full of tears because they have touched his heart.He wants to give them another chance like someone once did for him. Who in the world could ever truely imagine and understand how these criminals think and feel, but one who has suffered the pain and horror for himself ? Its like a youth counselor, who has never been around kids.How would they know?
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome DVD!! Dog The Bounty Hunter Rules!! August 15, 2005
Format:DVD
Dog the bounty hunter is the best show on TV today! The DVD of his greatest exploits is simply awesome too! Believe you me: You haven't seen or heard The Dog until you've seen and heard him in DVD quality!

Duane "Dog" Chapman is a truly good man! I really admire the way he does his best to fight crime by taking down the fugitives, and also to further fight crime by attempting to change their ways.

It may not work every time, but if you only changed one life, then you have accomplished something wonderful! And I am sure he has changed many lives!

Sure there will always be losers like Lyin' "Ryan" and "Mr. Pathetic" (who not only can't write a decent review but they probably also sleep with a nite-lite!) but it doesn't matter what a couple of fools think, because the Dog wasn't born the world's greatest and most famous bounty hunter... he came from nothing and raised himself to where he is today! He overcame all obstacles thrown in his way, and made it to the top of his chosen profession! And he is also a great role model for young and old alike!

The "Dog" is a real life super hero!!

May he and his wonderful show enjoy many more years of continued success!!

Rock on Dog!!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT DVD! Great show! April 15, 2005
Format:DVD
I became a fan of Dog The Bounty Hunter back when the show first started,and have become hooked on the show. The 1st searson DVD is great and I have watched it over and over, but I think it would be better to have the entire season on DVD, not just a handful of the shows. The only way they could improve the series is to show more of Leland!! (h-o-t-t!!) My favorite episode is "Father and Son", (I could watch Leland boxing for a long time!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun series with an interesting cast February 23, 2006
Format:DVD
If you haven't actually seen the series and are interested in checking it out, this is a great way to get started with it. The cast is human, interesting, and enjoyable to watch, and you never get tired of seeing the 'Dog' get his man.

The humanitarian side to the series really gives you a different feeling from other law enforcement shows like 'cops'. These fugatives have two sides, which the show brings to the light through Dog's actions towards them. He is tough as nails during the hunt, then soft and compassionate afterwards. It's not just "Lets throw this scumabg in jail".

Dog seeks to rehabilitate the people he catches by using the hammer of justice and jail time combined with a softer "Hey I've been there, Bro, and I pulled myself out of it... you can to." approach.

I rated this DVD a 4 only because I would have gladly paid more for a full seasons worth and am disappointed this is the only offering.

Still, a great series and you'll definitely enjoy these episodes!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Dog season !
The season plays flawlessly and I can watch it any time as many times as I please. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Published 1 month ago by jenanne
5.0 out of 5 stars it is dog.
I love bounty hunting. Any show like this i like. I want eventually to get all the seasons downloaded. Dog is the best bounty hunter in the world.
Published 5 months ago by Jordan Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Dog the Bounty Hunter
Excellent as always!! Dog, Beth and their family never fail to entertain their audience. I'm definitely buying their other DVD sets!
Published 9 months ago by Tanya Castro
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
It was cool getting to "know" the chapmans. I missed the first two seasons. If you are looking to be inspired or just be better definitely watch this. Read more
Published 10 months ago by shelbyj615
4.0 out of 5 stars This has the pilot episode. It's fun to see the original Dog and...
This has the pilot episode. It's fun to see the original Dog and Alice. I recommend this series because it is less produced and more honest.
Published 13 months ago by Jean Dixon Bessent
5.0 out of 5 stars We need to work something out.
I wrote you previously, and have no confirmation email regarding my previous comments. I thought the quality was good, but lacking a better quality internet connection, and when it... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Timothy Wilkerson
4.0 out of 5 stars Dog is great
If your a gig Dog the bounty hunter fan then this is a must have in your collection.
Published on November 10, 2006 by C. ODell
5.0 out of 5 stars Dog to the rescue!
This DVD was action packed and full of energy. I was on a two day hiatus in the hills of West Virginia. Read more
Published on July 21, 2006 by Jennifer Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars this dog hunts,so don't get caught in his sights
hands down the BEST SHOW ON T.V., dog and his "family" are the most entertaining people on the tube. Read more
Published on May 22, 2006 by John D. Page
5.0 out of 5 stars DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER
I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!! I WATCH IT EVERYTIME IT IS ON , EVEN IF IT IS A REPEAT! LOL I LOVE LELAND AND JUSTIN! CAN U SAY HOT!
Published on May 7, 2006
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