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Fox's Breakout Hit of the 2005-2006 Season!
Most men would do anything to get out of Fox River Penitentiary, but Michael Scofield will do anything to get in. His brother Lincoln has been sentenced to die for a crime he did not commit, and the only way to save him is from the inside out. Armed with prison blueprints and an impossibly intricate escape plan, Michael gets himself incarcerated, and the race against time is on. Now, he'll need all of the cunning, daring, and luck he can musterÂ...along with the assistance of some of the prison's most vile and dangerous felons.
Season one of Prison Break is great television. Here's the set-up. Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) is framed and wrongfully convicted for assassinating the Vice President's brother. Lincoln's brother Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), who just happens to have designed Illinois' Fox River Penitentiary where Lincoln is on death row, hatches an elaborate escape plan. Michael's plan involves getting himself incarcerated in Fox River and smuggling the prison's blueprints by having them hidden in tattoos that cover his entire torso. Once inside, Michael must form alliances with a rogue's gallery of felons with their own sometimes unsavory motives. Meanwhile, on the outside, Lincoln's lawyer and one-time girlfriend Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney), pursued by Secret Service agents, attempts to unravel the conspiracy that sent her man to the slammer.
Prison Break is anchored by tight, suspenseful writing clearly relished by the largely little-known cast. Standouts include Robert Knepper as the murderer/pedophile T-Bag, who somehow makes such a despicable character likeable. Stacey Keach of Mike Hammer fame plays the warden-with-a-heart-of-gold, who clashes with Captain Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) over whether to rehabilitate the inmates or makes their lives more miserable. Peter Stormare, famous for his skills with a wood chipper in Fargo, turns in a deliciously menacing performance as mob boss John Abruzzi, while Amaury Nolasco's winsome Fernando Sucre shares a cell and secrets with Miller's Scofield. Watching the show one gets a sense that this is the opening salvo of Wentworth Miller's career, which will doubtless include roles as assassins, detectives, super heroes, and perhaps the champion of staring contests. Midway through the season it's explained that Scofield is a genius with an heightened sensitivity to other peoples' suffering, which sums up what makes the show so great--the mind-bendingly intricate plot is a framework for moments when people make others suffer and cope with the burden of their own suffering.
The six-disc set includes 22 addictive episodes, audio commentary on selected episodes, three featurettes, and alternate and deleted scenes. As with most TV shows on DVD, the "previously on Prison Break" intros can get tiresome, but that's what the fast forward button is for. --Ryan Boudinot
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Great audio and video quality overall. CC in episode 5 is wrong, though!Published 7 days ago by David y Yesenia
I didn't get interested in this show until I saw the two leads reappear on the Flash. Wentworth Miller is underrated as an actor. Can't wait for his new show in 2016. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Benny Katz
Amazing series debut. Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.Published 2 months ago by Juan Cruz
Too long!!!! This series 1st season is 24 hrs long. They needed editors to chop off at least 8 hrs of useless, repetitive bordom. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barbara
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I know your post is two months old, but an update came in a rather odd fashion. Though the Season 2 Blu-ray has yet to be announced, the Season 3 Blu-ray was just announced earlier this week.
May 15, 2008 by pmpboarder | See all 7 posts
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There is a Japanese audio track, but I'm not sure about the subtitles.
Sep 23, 2008 by Julien Lavoie | See all 3 posts
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