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In a time of ancient gods, ruthless warriors, and capricious kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess forged in the heat of battle. Relive the power, the passion, and the wild adventure of international icon Lucy Lawless's first season as Xena, a season that swept up audiences the world over and completely redefined the role of the female action hero. Season 1 on DVD includes the 24 jaw-dropping episodes that changed the world.
Episodes: Sins of the Past, Chariots of War, Dreamworker, Cradle of Hope, The Path Not Taken, The Reckoning, The Titans, Prometheus, Death in Chains, Hooves and Harlots, The Black Wolf, Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts, Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards, A Fist Full of Dinars, Warrior...Princess, Mortal Beloved, The Royal Couple of Thieves, The Prodigal, Altered States, Ties That Bind, The Greater Good, Callisto, Death Mask, Is There a Doctor in the House?
Just four minutes into "Sins of the Past," the first episode of Xena, you'll gladly follow the warrior princess anywhere. Taking on a gang of marauders, she leaps onto an upright spear embedded in the ground and, with a cry of "Ai-yi-yi-yi-yi," does a circular wall of death on their chests. A syndication phenomenon, this audacious 1995 series was a spin-off from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Lucy Lawless stars as Xena, dressed to kill in leather and breastplate. Her exploits are legend: "She came down out of the sky in a chariot throwing thunderbolts and breathing fire," remarks one awestruck boy in the first episode. Xena wants to bury her violent past, but there is no rest for the formerly wicked as she takes up arms (and feet) against any number of villains and mythological beasts. She is joined by Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor), a young peasant woman who "is not cut out for this village life," and runs away from home to join Xena in her adventures.
As the series evolved, speculation was rife about the true nature of their relationship. Playful and provocative teasers in several of these episodes give this first season an unexpected erotic charge, as witness "Altared States," in which the two skinnydip, and later, a drugged Gabrielle, revived by Xena, looks upon her and gushes, "By the gods! You are beautiful." Other memorable episodes include "Callisto," which introduces the vengeful female warrior who would further bedevil Xena in seasons to come; "Prometheus," in which Kevin Sorbo guest stars as Hercules; "Chariots of War," in which Xena wears a dress (!), and "Warrior...Princess," in which Xena trades places with her look-alike, a Princess named--yes--Diana, who is the target of assassins. By the gods, Xena is an absolute hoot whose pleasures--stylized action sequences, cheesy special effects, tongue-in-cheek anachronistic dialogue--are anything but guilty ones. Clumsy packaging, lack of commentary, and less than pristine picture quality are minor drawbacks to this otherwise thrilling set. --Donald Liebenson
Always liked it when I was younger and thought it would provide a good roll model for my daughters.Published 28 days ago by Andrew Sarkany
This is a really entertaining series that follows a woman named Xena and tells of her adventures and is full of action and suspense.Published 29 days ago by naomi
This was one of my favorite shows growing up. Great morals with a fun campy side!Published 2 months ago by kelsey
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|Will they release the rest of the series on DVD||
I am guessing (no insider knowledge available, unfortunately) that they are testing the waters on rereleasing more seasons based on how season 1 sells. Suncoast Video had the new Xena: Warrior Princess, Season 1 as their #7 DVD seller overall last week. Amazon has it at #5 in Action DVDs, which... Read More
May 22, 2010 by Robyn Harris | See all 6 posts
Er, no. And don't believe everything you read on Wikipedia. In "Altared States" (season 1) Xena and Gab go fishing underwater (yeah, they're naked, but I'd still rate the scene PG--no nudity is shown.) There's also a rather suggestive kiss at the end of "A Friend in Need II"... Read More
Dec 12, 2012 by C. Lunde | See all 2 posts
|Xena: Warrior Princess Seasons 5 & 6 Not Available for Purchase on...||
The final 2 seasons of Xena most likely will be available through KF once Universal Studios releases them for sale on DVD.
Jan 12, 2013 by Robert Nimmo | See all 2 posts
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