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The Fades: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2012)

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (464 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (464 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006H37PFC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,655 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Iain De Caestecker (Coronation Street) is Paul, a young man who is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that neither his therapist nor his best friend, Mac (Daniel Kaluuya, Skins, Sucker Punch), can provide answers for. Worse still, Paul has started seeing the Fades - the spirits of the dead - all around him. They're everywhere, but normally can't be seen, heard or touched - until now. An embittered and vengeful Fade has found a way to break the barrier between the dead and the living and Paul, Mac and their loved ones find themselves in the middle of it all. The worst is only yet to come as the fate of humanity rests in the hands of the two friends who already have enough trouble getting through a day in one piece, let alone saving the world.

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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Jack Thorne, who wrote for the daring and original UK series "Skins," brings teen angst to a whole new level in the supernatural thriller "The Fades." This six part endeavor takes familiar elements from many different genres and cobbles them together in a rather new and inventive way. Someone described the show to me as an updated zombie tale, and while certainly influenced by the undead phenomenon in many ways--this program incorporates a more convoluted mythology. It's what I would essentially describe as everything-but-the-kitchen-sink plotting. In addition to zombie lore, you might see large touches of "The Sixth Sense" and Buffy as easy comparison points. But you've also got apocalyptic drama, awkward teenage comedy, religious undertones, and superhero themes all wrapped up in a hip and pop culture obsessed package. If anything, the show borders on being overstuffed with good ideas and, at the beginning, I wasn't sure that things were going to gel satisfactorily. There is so much to explain, early shows (especially the first episode) sometimes seem to grind to a halt with all the exposition to explain what's going on. But stick with it, this is the quintessential slow burn thriller. Episodic at first, each episodes grows more intense and involving until the momentous and catastrophic season ender.

I'm not going to detail too much of the plot other than the primary set-up, it's best to just let things flow naturally. I literally had no idea what to expect when sitting down to the show, so my expectation level was fairly low. As a basic premise, a typical nerdy youth (Iain De Caestecker) is plagued by troubling dreams that seem to forebode impending doom.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where do the good shows go.... February 22, 2013
Format:Amazon Instant Video
The Fades shows that a supernatural TV show doesn't have to have cheesy acting and predictable, formulaic plots to be good. It also shows that we don't have to depend on vampires, werewolves and witches for that supernatural entertainment. The BBC hits another one out of the park with this series, unfortunately, it appears that this hype is a little too late, as the series has already been cancelled. I'd like to see hulu or netflix or even Amazon pick this one up for a renewal. It's a good ride, while it lasts.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why? October 21, 2012
By dmr6610
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This was an excellent series. Why it wasn't picked up for a second season I'll never understand. Excellent production vaules couldn't look better. Cast & storyline still worth buying as just a one off series.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fades Burns Bright March 7, 2014
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BBC does it again with this imaginative and engaging thriller. An outcast teen gets recruited by heavenly freedom fighters to prevent a coming apocalypse. And he does it while learning how to be a best friend, meet girls, and figuring out how little adults of the world really know. If you decide to watch the first episode, get ready, you're about to go on a binge. The biggest downside to this series is that it is only one season and it ends with you wanting much, much more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Want More! September 15, 2013
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This show kept me on the edge of my seat, creepy and funny at the same time which is very hard to do!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show!!! March 23, 2012
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I just happened to come across this title by accident, and it looked interesting enough to buy on dvd. I loved it. Such a fun, yet creepy series. I hope that BBC opts for a second season, so fans get more of The Fades.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fade In February 17, 2014
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I really enjoyed this. Sort of a twist on zombie movies, but better. These guys can think. I really hated the best friend, but the actor was supposed to be mouthy. So, he did a great job. I hope they all continue acting. The dorky main character is amazingly versatile. His emotional growth as a character is shocking. His unlucky teacher's girlfriend is now acting in Game Of Thrones. Another good actress. The actors and story grossed me out and broke my heart, all in good ways. And yet, there is a lot of humor, too. I read there are no plans to continue this series, which is a shame. Maybe they will change their minds. Fade out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! December 20, 2013
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The name is a turnoff but it is a great show! Cant get enough of shows like this. Watch it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good premise only fair acting
It had a good story premise and good cinematography. However, I don't think the young hero had the acting chops to carry it. I found myself wishing he would get killed off. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Neil Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars scary, funny,sad
I was so involved with this show I watched the season over 3 days. The effects are fantastic and the characters are great.
HIghly reccomend.
Published 22 hours ago by C. R. Thorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Season 2 please!
Great show, with a good cast and storyline. Despite the fact they never made a second season it's worth the watch as a standalone season. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Ed Reinhardt
1.0 out of 5 stars The Fades
I don't like it because it not make enjoyable to us. But to killing and eating fleshes are not pleasant to our eyes. It not a true story nor future, either!
Published 3 days ago by Kenneth Proctor
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but strange
The idea is one that's been done and it wasn't the best acting I've ever seen. I probably would not watch the series after watching the pilot - wasn't intriguing enough to keep me... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Linda K. Morefield
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
It's a shame the show ended in one season. A second season would have completed the story. What a shame...
Published 6 days ago by chikiBABY
1.0 out of 5 stars The Fades Season 1
Did not realize it was about zombies which I detest so did not watch the entire first show. If someone likes zombies they will probably enjoy it.
Published 6 days ago by Artist
1.0 out of 5 stars THE FADES FADED OUT
this looked like it would be a great series to catch up on. i watched the pilot and i just didnt hold my interest.
Published 6 days ago by P. Matelski
4.0 out of 5 stars Sorry to see there will be no 2nd season
I'm not normally into vampire series, but the way this story played out was pretty interesting. However, I feel the same way the viewers who watched it on TV felt when they found... Read more
Published 8 days ago by dunny
4.0 out of 5 stars I like this one
It's original and dark and creepy. The characters are so very human, flawed and afraid and faced with bad choices. Read more
Published 9 days ago by J
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Thanks for the heads up. It is listed here as "all regions" so I was about to buy it.
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