HBO Titles in Prime Instant Video


Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$15.67 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by goHastings.

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Parkers Best Mart Add to Cart
$29.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

Enlightened: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2011)

Laura Dern , Diane Ladd  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (727 customer reviews)

List Price: $49.99
Price: $19.98 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $30.01 (60%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock on October 27, 2014.
Order it now.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Watch Instantly with Prime Members Per Episode Buy Season
Enlightened: Season 1
$0.00
$1.99 $18.99
Enlightened: Season 1 [HD]
$0.00
$2.99 $28.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 2-Disc Version $19.98  
DVD 2-Disc Version $17.98  
Deal of the Week: Save 56% on The Tim Burton Collection on Blu-ray
This week only, save 56% on The Tim Burton Collection and Hardcover Book on Blu-ray. Fan-favorite films include: Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). The offer to own this collection ends October 25, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Enlightened: Season 1 [Blu-ray] + Enlightened: Season 2
Price for both: $39.97

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together
  • Enlightened: Season 2 $19.99

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Luke Wilson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2014
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (727 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004EPYZD0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,508 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Enlightened: Season 1 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Enlightened centers on Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern), a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a month’s stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing. Though Amy wants to be an “agent of change” in the world, the people who know her best are skeptical of her latest intentions. Also stars Luke Wilson, and Diane Ladd.

Additional Features

  • Inside the Episodes
  • 4 Audio Commentaries with Laura Dern, Mike White, Diane Ladd and more!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
110 of 116 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
One of the lowest rated programs on HBO's 2011 roster, "Enlightened" (created by stars Mike White and Laura Dern) was both fascinatingly unpredictable and practically impossible to describe succinctly. It's closest cousins are probably the Showtime line-up of wacky female-centric comedies--such as Nurse Jackie, The Big C, Weeds, and United States of Tara. But that comparison is mostly about tone and viewpoint as "Enlightened" has a distinctly unique voice that is unlike anything else on the TV landscape. Some episodes play rather seriously, others highlight slapstick mayhem, while others are incisive and filled with awkward humor. Is it a comedy? Certainly. Is it dramatic? You bet. Is it one of the most pointed character studies on TV? Absolutely, and this, more than anything else, is "Enlightened" strongest asset. Spiritual enlightenment and striving to create a more perfect world are usually topics handled with a startling lack of subtlety in comedy. They are almost always the punchline to a more cynical type of humor. And yet, while Laura Dern's Amy is a frustratingly flawed protagonist, her search for meaning is amazingly sensitive and real.

Credit for the show's success sits squarely on its screenplays and its performances. Therefore, writers and stars Laura Dern and Mike White really must be given accolades for the show's impressive creative arc. I've been a fan of White's since the bizarrely intriguing "Chuck and Buck" (I, also, might be the only person on the planet that laments the early death of his before-its-time nighttime soap opera "Pasadena"). He's found a real collaborator and muse in Dern, who turns in one of the season's most underrated performances as the complex central character.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quiet and Beautiful Desperation February 1, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
I randomly caught the first few minutes of this show when switching between channels and it immediately dawned on me to set up my DVR for the season. I'm so happy I did, with a virtually perfect performance by Laura Dern, it seems apparent why she was so passionate about the show being made she produced it herself. The portrayal of a central character who, to me anyway, sends the viewer in between moments of complete admiration and love for the character to moments of complete horror and complete discomfort. Casting a character who causes such varied states of emotion in a view is risky at best, as evidenced by the lackluster ratings of the show, but Dern's much deserved Golden Globe win may give this understated and ultimately beautiful show the second chance it deserves. I'll sure as hell be there for season two.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A subtle, breathing, emotional masterpiece March 1, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I knew nothing about this show until I heard Mike White and Laura Dern on NPR's radio show "Fresh Air." Mike White (writer, creator, and actor playing "Tyler") described how the idea of the show came from his own breakdown during a stressful period working on another TV show. He spoke thoughtfully about his connection with Eastern religion and philosophy (striking given his father's involvement in fundamentalist Christianity as a ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, and his subsequent evolution into a gay rights activist), and about the challenge of becoming an agent for change. I liked his honest and self-aware answers to Terri's questions, as well as Laura's zeal for playing a complex and visionary female character, so I was curious enough to check out "Enlightened."

Strangely enough, I watched episode 2 first, not the pilot, and absolutely fell in love (I think the pilot, while not bad, is one of the weaker episodes, so please don't judge the whole series based on it alone). This is a challenging but deeply moving show, which was like catnip for someone who is easily bored by predictable, feel-good characters and storylines bearing little semblance to reality. I devoured the rest of the episodes, and promptly purchased the season 1 DVD as soon as it was released. It is absolutely wonderful, and by far the best DVD purchase I have made in years. There are short segments with Mike White explaining his thoughts about each episode, as well as episode commentaries. My favorite episode and commentary is #9, "Consider Helen." Hearing Laura Dern (who plays Amy) and her real-life mother Diane Ladd (who plays Amy's mother Helen) reminiscing about their own very different relationship, while discussing the relationship of their fictional characters, was an absolute treat.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
One of the lowest rated programs on HBO's 2011 roster, "Enlightened" (created by stars Mike White and Laura Dern) was both fascinatingly unpredictable and practically impossible to describe succinctly. It's closest cousins are probably the Showtime line-up of wacky female-centric comedies--such as Nurse Jackie, The Big C, Weeds, and United States of Tara. But that comparison is mostly about tone and viewpoint as "Enlightened" has a distinctly unique voice that is unlike anything else on the TV landscape. Some episodes play rather seriously, others highlight slapstick mayhem, while others are incisive and filled with awkward humor. Is it a comedy? Certainly. Is it dramatic? You bet. Is it one of the most pointed character studies on TV? Absolutely, and this, more than anything else, is "Enlightened" strongest asset. Spiritual enlightenment and striving to create a more perfect world are usually topics handled with a startling lack of subtlety in comedy. They are almost always the punchline to a more cynical type of humor. And yet, while Laura Dern's Amy is a frustratingly flawed protagonist, her search for meaning is amazingly sensitive and real.

Credit for the show's success sits squarely on its screenplays and its performances. Therefore, writers and stars Laura Dern and Mike White really must be given accolades for the show's impressive creative arc. I've been a fan of White's since the bizarrely intriguing "Chuck and Buck" (I, also, might be the only person on the planet that laments the early death of his before-its-time nighttime soap opera "Pasadena"). He's found a real collaborator and muse in Dern, who turns in one of the season's most underrated performances as the complex central character.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a great show, although a little weird
This is a great show, although a little weird. The acting is phenomenal and the concept is fantastic. It's uncomfortable, but you'll be glad you watched it.
Published 36 minutes ago by Stephanie K Magnus
3.0 out of 5 stars Moving On
This lady gets something in her head and decides to act on it. She gets nno backkukp from anyone but she keeps pushing on and smiling til she gets her next Brightidea . Read more
Published 3 hours ago by neon
5.0 out of 5 stars Just try to watch only one...
The main character is certainly annoying (but endearing, don't worry), which makes it sometimes cringe-worthy to watch at times, but the script is amazing and the acting and... Read more
Published 11 hours ago by TJP
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great show
Published 13 hours ago by marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent!!!
Published 18 hours ago by Neal Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really enjoyed the series...Great acting and good storyline.
Published 19 hours ago by ryan
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
One score star is all I can say about it.
Published 1 day ago by Bebe
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully acted - Laura Dern is excellent
Totally relevant, wonderfully acted - Laura Dern is excellent!
Published 1 day ago by anno
5.0 out of 5 stars The thing i really liked is that it is has all the makings of ...
This series is very refreshing. It is inspiring, comical, entertaining, and philosophical. The thing i really liked is that it is has all the makings of a great series without the... Read more
Published 2 days ago by dak
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very interesting episode.
Published 2 days ago by martha giraldo
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category