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Under the Dome: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2013)

Mike Vogel , Rachelle LeFebre  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14,082 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mike Vogel, Rachelle LeFebre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Box set, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: November 5, 2013
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14,082 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EC9UHZ8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,842 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From Amblin Television and based on the bestselling book by Stephen King, Under the Dome is "classic drama executed well" - NY Daily News. The small town of Chester's Mill is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent barrier. Staring Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds, the epic story of a town in peril unfolds as the residents struggle to maintain control and ultimately figure out the truth about the dome.

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456 of 567 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Feelings June 30, 2013
I just finished Under the Dome last month and was not aware a show was coming out. I think I would have enjoyed the pilot more if the book wasn't so fresh in my memory. King's website has a letter from the author regarding his thoughts on the show. He pretty much affirms that the book and show share only a title, some character names, and the town name. He seems to have given his approval. I like the idea that he suggests there will be an alternate ending; something that I don't think will really spoil the rest of the episodes.

However, every character seems to have gotten a major personality, role, and familial relationship overhaul. Some, like Barbie's, are hard for me to digest. Some seem unnecessary. Some seem like they have occurred because the show isn't on a cable network, where excessive darkness and gore would be more acceptable.

I have learned to believe that adaptations should not always be direct translations, but inspired by the original source. I will probably continue to watch the show, but I certainly hope people do not skip the book.
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Addicting January 6, 2014
By dave
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Some of the acting is...meh. However, the writers do a good job making it necessary for me to binge watch. Major cliffhanger. The 2nd season needs to come soon.
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216 of 297 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Beginning June 28, 2013
I'm a big Stephen King fan, and although I haven't yet read Under the Dome, the pilot episode makes the television adaptation seem like it might be worth sitting down to watch on Monday nights. The story of course is just being set up in the first episode but has already taken baby steps towards what might (and probably will) happen later on in the series, including the good and the bad characters. The acting is above average, nothing jaw dropping though, and it'll be interesting to see what happens to the small town atmosphere as the show goes on.

The one qualm I have with the show is the somewhat lacking special effects. For example, the bit where the dome comes down and slices the cow in half looks very poorly done, as well as the plane crash. This might be a big turn off for others, but this is just a small one for me, since I would rather have the show focus on the plot and characters than making the most believable effects possible.

Others have complained about the show not staying true to the book, and from a quick look at the Wiki article for the book, this seems to be true. But remember that The Shining, one of the most popular King adaptations, strays far from the book, and is considered a great horror film. It is disappointing if a film or series doesn't try to mimic the source, but there are times when the movie or series takes on a life of its own, in a positive way. It'll be interesting to keep up with this series and see how it progresses later on.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars UNDER WHELMED September 25, 2013
By Ron
This started out on a good note with the premise of a small town engulfed in a transparent dome, but it soon fades into oblivion with its cliche' riddled writing and so...so acting. Is King so hard up for money that he signs off on anything they throw at him when it comes to making his books into a TV series? Can anyone remember the last King TV series that was good? Many are comparing this to Lost, but I can't comment on that since after watching a few episodes of Lost and its "dog chasing its tail" stories I had enough. Each weeks story on UTD kept getting more and more ridiculous with Big Jim and Barbie's over the top antics and the dumb as dirt blind leading the blind sheriff and town folk. People really get paid to write this kind of drivel and still others get paid to produce it? This is garbage TV at its worst. I know that I'm in the minority here, but come on people do you really think that this is that good?

Rating 0 to 5 stars.

Story = 4 For the premise and 2 for the actual stories.
Direction = 2 The director is not getting good performances out of the cast.
Acting = 1 to 3 The acting ranges from bad to average.
Intrest Level = 1 to 2 The bad acting combined with the lack of creative writing makes me yawn.
Violence = 3+ There are some good fight scenes and gun play.
Sex = Yes, but its network TV, so nothing very hot here.
Foul Language = Yes, but its network TV, so you will hear much worse walking in the mall.
Entertainment Value = 1 This series only took three episodes before it started to tank.
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106 of 149 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Moderately interesting story September 20, 2013
Format:Amazon Instant Video
I started watching this because I thought it was going to be a summer mini-series. I didn't have time to read the book, but it sounded interesting so I was excited to see that it was being made into a TV series. I must admit that I was really disappointed to hear that they have decided to stretch it out into a 2 or 3 year long show. It would have been nicer if it was just 8 - 10 episodes and then stopped. I can't imagine that it will hold my interest over several seasons.
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Well, I think I've said it all in my title.

The premise was great, but apparently they let the same writers back in the door that did LOST, or least their cousins.
I was tolerating the acting because they said it was a 13 week mini-series and as the story continued to grow weaker and weaker, I hung in there knowing there was light at the end of the tunnel, right....? Wrong! Psych! They converted this mini-series into a full on series with season 2 on the way. I feel lied to!!! My response?

I will not be watching season 2 and I will now avoid CBS shows like the plague from this point forward.
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