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Resurrection: Season 1 (2014)

Frances Fisher , Samaire Armstrong  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Landon Gimenez, Matt Craven, Omar Epps
  • Writers: Based on the book by Jason Mott
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • DVD Release Date: June 10, 2014
  • Run Time: 344 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,129 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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RESURRECTION: Building A Mystery -- The Show's Stars Share Their Theories About The Mystery At The Heart of The Series -- How Are The Town's Loved And Lost Ones Returning Home To Their Families... And Why?

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What happens when someone you've mourned and buried suddenly appears at your front door as if not a single day has gone by? After the initial shock, would it be a blessing... or a curse? Immerse yourself in the powerful first season of ABC's RESURRECTION, an astonishing story of mystery, relationships and second chances. Life in Arcadia, Missouri changes forever when Jacob (a boy who drowned over three decades ago) miraculously appears on his parents' doorstep alive and unharmed -- and still just eight years old. But Jacob is only the first. As more and more deceased return, the entire town is thrust into conflict fueled by love and loathing, fear and faith, suspicion and redemption. Meanwhile, as tensions mount, a desperate race to find answers and defuse the situation begins -- before complete chaos erupts. Own RESURRECTION: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD and relive all eight gripping episodes plus bonus features.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Infuriatingly close to something good April 15, 2014
So Resurrection had a predictably strong opening on network TV and why wouldn't it? Set upon the immediately gripping concept of loved ones returning from the dead, the promise of the premise is strong, surely guaranteeing to hit the sweet spot in the Venn diagram of mystery, fantasy and horror. Yet week after week, ABC misses the mark on the show failing to fire on any of the dramatic cylinders that are clearly primed to compete with the ratings juggernaut of the Walking Dead. How could they have messed this up?

As once-dead residents of the IQ-challenged town of Arcadia start to reappear, it's extraordinary that the least realistic aspect of the show is not the resurrection itself but the staggeringly dumb reaction of any of the characters. Any normal human would ask thousands of questions, wonder if they're zombies, call the Feds, get extensive medical tests, check the coffins for the bodies, go to pray, start a conspiracy theory website, leave the town - anything, literally anything along these lines that the show refuses to do.

Ignoring the vastly obvious pit of story opportunities, the writers are hell-bent on forcing the story logic into a police procedural yet even the cops and thinly-painted medical characters act like they were trained at the same police academy as the FBI from The Following. Instead of taking action on singly the biggest event in recorded history, they do literally nothing and each week the story inches along at glacial speed to the point where I wonder if they remember that these people were dead. It's almost as if the writers are scared of the plot and have just set up a bunch of generic drama moments hoping for something interesting to happen.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not great but not overly terrible May 13, 2014
By Aus-jol
When I first saw the commercials advertising this show I started really looking forward to it and the first couple of episodes were worth the wait. But then I started watching the French show 'The Returned' (Les Revenants) and it makes this series look second rate. The acting is far superior in the French version and the entire season of The Returned is gripping from start to finish. In comparison, when I came back to continue watching Resurrection, I found the acting much more wooden and the storyline much more unbelievable. Having said that, some of the performances are good in this series - the little boy who plays Jacob is not bad, and the people who play the his parents and his uncle are good. So, in general, not a bad first season, but not outstanding. If you want an entertaining and different American series then give it a go, but if you want a really satisfying show that will make you think long after you finish watching it, head straight to 'The Returned'!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars One Small Problem April 28, 2014
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Because I've spoken with several others who agree, I feel comfortable in mentioning the fact that there are more female cast members being introduced who look so similar to one another (same general face and body structures, long brown hair) that I'm beginning to have difficulty in sorting them out when they appear. Even the female characters who have been deceased for years and years are all wearing the same hair styles and are nearly interchangeable..... and it's often more than a little initially confusing until the content and dialogue eventually determine who they are. Whoever did the casting was obviously drawn to a certain type - and it's become distracting. Just saying.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Resurrection May 13, 2014
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I really enjoyed the series. I'm just very disappointed that there were such few episodes. The last episode left you completely up in the air. Will this be continued in the future?
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4.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good April 6, 2014
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I'm not a big TV series fan. Back in the '90s, I liked the XFiles. So you can see, my tastes run in the sci-fi, horror genre.

I got sucked into this particular series because I DVRed it thinking it was a feature film. Anyway, so far we've watched the first 3 episodes and enjoy it. The first one was very touching having involved a small boy being reunited with his parents. The second and third were more "soapy" and they're interjecting some adult themes. We'll see where they go from here.

The first one is a must watch, especially if you have/had kids. It's pretty heavy duty. Just be aware, it's a series and it has no real ending.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paradoxical Adventure April 9, 2014
I have been captivated by this series ever since the first episode. The cast is first rate and the on location sets provide realism to the town. I'm already an instant fan. In the episode"Insomnia" Kirtwood Smith delivers a subtle yet powerfully emotional performance in the scene where he is looking at an old scrapbook of Jacob he has hidden in the basement. Kirtwood earned my respect as a very serious and seasoned actor in that scene. Beautifully done. Brought me to tears.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What would you do if a loved one came back? July 12, 2014
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This show is at its best when it touches me emotionally. Wondering what it would be like to see loved ones again is a universal yearning that anyone could empathize with. So when the show dives into those waters, I really love it. What I don't want, is some weird "Lost" remake. I almost care less about why they are back, and more about what will happen to the people who remain if their loved ones have to leave again. While a lot of viewers might want the reason unveiled, I'd almost rather not know. It would seem more authentic/classy to the whole 'mystery' of resurrection to not give it all away. I am glad they gave it a second season. I am not sure it will be here for many seasons, but it seemed like 2 or 3 would wrap it up nicely. So far, I've really enjoyed watching it.
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