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Heroes: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2008)

Jack Coleman , Sendhil Ramamurthy  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jack Coleman, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Masi Oka, James Kyson Lee, Milo Ventimiglia
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 26, 2008
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001B7CNWY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,905 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Heroes: Season 1 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1:
  • Artwork Presentation; Hero Connections
  • 73-Minute Premiere Episode with Audio Commentary by Show Creator Tim Kring
  • BD-Live Enabled
  • Making Of
  • Special Effects
  • The Stunts
  • Profile of Artist Tim Sale
  • The Score
  • Deleted Scenes

  • Disc 2:
  • Artwork Presentation, Hero Connections
  • Deleted Scenes

  • Disc 3:
  • Artwork Presentation, Hero Connections, PIP Cast Video Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes

  • Disc 4:
  • Artwork Presentation, Hero Connection, PIP Cast Video Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes

  • Disc 5:
  • Artwork Presentation, Hero Connection, PIP Cast Video Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes

  • Editorial Reviews

    Discover the phenomenon that is sweeping audiences everywhere as Heroes: Season 1 comes to Blu-ray Hi-Def! Experience the suspense, mystery, and electrifying twists as this astonishing series follows seemingly unconnected, ordinary people around the globe who discover they have extraordinary powers. As they come to terms with their unique abilities, their risky decisions will affect the futures of everyone around them …and the world. Join their epic journey in this five-disc set packed with hours of fascinating and revealing bonus features, including the never-before-aired series premiere from show creator Tim Kring.

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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A review of the Blu-Ray version January 14, 2010
    I'm not even going to review the show, as many people countless times have said what I already think in other reviews. I'm going to cover the quality of the Blu-Ray, and whether you should upgrade from your DVD/HD-DVD. Needless to say, this season has great acting, a great story, great special effect (for TV), and great writing. It's a shame the series went crazy after Bryan Fuller left after this season, but when he returned in Volume 4 the show became good again. Here's hoping the show keeps the quality up!


    Sadly, Heroes' video quality is pretty disappointing. That's not to say the video quality is bad by any means, but I expect better from a show with such high production value as Heroes.

    I'll start off with the positive: The video quality is light-years ahead of the DVD release. Gone is the macro-blocking and over-sharpening of the DVD video, and in is the high detail and bright colors of the Blu-Ray video. With TV shows in general on Blu-Ray, the detail captured on faces in particular makes the difference night and day. Special effects shots are great even if a little blurry (an apparent move to try and hide the show's limited budget), and backgrounds are much more detailed than the HDTV broadcast. Colors like blue, red, and green all jump off of the screen and mesmerize you. Digital noise like artifacting is also kept pretty low for the most part, and the video has much better sharpening than the DVD release. The text for Hiro and Ando's conversations is also easier to read. They were slightly blurry on the DVD release throughout, but they stand out as clear as day in HD.

    Now for the bad: The film grain.
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    23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great show, NOT truly Blu-Ray quality September 5, 2008
    The show is great...watched it on DVD once already. But I'm very disappointed in the supposed Blu-ray quality of the discs. Scenes are granulated and few scenes are truly Blu-ray'd out. They were so much more expensive, but you can just about get the same quality on DVD...certainly not enough of an upgrade to justify the price increase.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Should have just been a miniseries September 28, 2012
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    They really should have just made this a miniseries because the first season was the best of the shows run and should have just ended then and there. Aside from my feelings on how they should have made the show, the Blu-Ray transfer is nice looking next to the DVD version. It's not the best transfer I've seen, they have a lot of murky looking shadows and darkly lit scene problems with the transfer, being that they look pixelated and muddy. Other than that, the effects look good, colors are vibrant and detail is good. There is no new features from the DVD version and the box design is exactly the same. If you are a fan of the show you should get this. If you like the first season only like me, it's pretty worth the affordable price for one of the best first seasons of a show ever, it's just a shame they didn't stop there.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent July 5, 2011
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    I purchased this blu-ray after already having the regular dvd set and I am thrilled with it. I really enjoyed this series, especially the first season. Season 1 stands alone as an excellent sci-fi/fantasy series, as well as providing a great starting point for the series as a whole.

    Unfortunately, the series began to struggle later on. It never seemed to recover the same audience it had before the Writer's Guild of America strike of 2007-2008, which happened during the show's second season. As a result of the strike, an entire planned story line was cut from the show. This made the third season of the show a little choppy and denied the audience fitting story lines for a couple characters we'd developed some attachment to during the second season.

    The show features a story-arc style similar to that of a comic book. This means that any given season can stand alone as a story, without leaving a huge cliffhanger at the end.

    So, if you see no other season of Heroes, see THIS one. It is an excellent buy and the special effects are even better in high def.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating July 22, 2009
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    I quite like the series but the interface is on the blu-ray disk is a little quirky. It also takes a long time to load to the point of playing (about 2 minutes in all from start up) and required me to upgrade my firmware to work on my Blu-ray player. This could be a symptom of my blu-ray player though most disks do not take as long as this.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Heroes Created a New Way of Thinking May 17, 2014
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    The first 2-3 seasons were strong and then the simple storyline went flat when it left the basic premise that small people can do great things and be a strong force in this world. I still love the story and found out they are coming out in the fall with a renewal that can take on a future series.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars I'm hero May 16, 2014
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    Great product. Great Price. Excellent quality.
    Recommended to all comic lover out there.
    You wont regret it. Let's save the world
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Happy with it March 25, 2014
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    Love this show. It's been one of my favorites. Got it in and it was in great condition works perfectly!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Series that ended before it's time.
    Great story telling. Each episode tells multiple story lines that connect in very effective ways. I really hated to see the series end.
    Published 4 months ago by Ronald A. Hladilek
    4.0 out of 5 stars good
    the product was used and older than I initially believe but it was in good condition to use. THanks much.
    Published 4 months ago by Juan Jose Tijerina
    5.0 out of 5 stars You can buy it cheap @ amazon
    This is a series of four. I find the series of 4 very interesting but you have to follow it very closely. Oh, buy all 4 on Blu.ray Disc
    Published 4 months ago by Dave
    5.0 out of 5 stars Looks and sounds good.
    I have season 2-4 on regular dvd. I can see the difference with the picture on blueray. I don't know why some are complaining about the background that is not as clear. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Fritz "TC"
    5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my wife
    She really loved the series and already had Years 2 and 3. She held off watching those Years until I got her Year 1. So I had no choice but to buy this and she loves it. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Roscodude77
    5.0 out of 5 stars Heros: Season One
    I watched some of Heroes years ago when it was on TV, but never saw the beginning. Watching the first season helped a lot. Read more
    Published 8 months ago by Donna
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best TV show in history
    Emotionally-attaching, a lot of passion was put into this. It's sad that the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike killed this show after the 1st season, it just never got good... Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Ben
    4.0 out of 5 stars blu-ray
    the first season is so good and on blu-ray it looks even better than it did on nbc. i love the whole boxed set.
    Published 13 months ago by Darrell
    5.0 out of 5 stars One piece, exactly what I asked for.
    One of my all time favorite shows and season! Arrived within reason, in perfect condition. I have no complaints at all!
    Published 14 months ago by Duh_viine
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great price
    This is the best season of this show, hands down. And you can't beat the price Amazon offers for tv series. Just wish the rest of the seasons were as good as the first.
    Published 16 months ago by Nicole W
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    Why Is Season 1 More Than Season 2
    Because season 2 is shorter
    Jul 1, 2008 by M. Titho |  See all 9 posts
    How does the video quality in Bluray compare to the DVD version?
    It looks fantastic, very true to its film source. The grain is film grain, it's supposed to be there. It is the grain that gives you the fine detail. Remove the grain, it removes the detail. And there is plenty of detail to be seen here! This is far better quality than any "upconverted... Read More
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