24: Season 1
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Contains all 24 episodes on 6 discs. Product Details Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Haysbert Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) Subtitles: English, Spanish Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.) Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 6 Rated: NR (Not Rated) Studio: Fox Network Run Time: 1152 minutes Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (705 customer reviews) ASIN: B00005JLF2 Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,331 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Such a simple idea--yet so fiendishly complex in the execution. 24, as surely everyone knows by now, is a thriller that takes places over 24 hours, midnight to midnight, in 24 one-hour episodes (well, 45-minute episodes if you subtract the commercials). Everything takes place in real time, which means no flashbacks, no flash-forwards, no handy time-dissolves. Every strand of the plot has to be dovetailed and interlocked so things happen just when they should, in the right amount of time. Not that easy.
Creator Robert Cochran and his team of writers and directors have done an impressive job of putting the jigsaw together and keeping the tension ratcheted up high, as federal agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) runs around L.A. trying to stall an assassination attempt on an African American presidential candidate and rescue his wife and daughter from the clutches of the Balkan baddies. Twists, turns, revelations, and cliffhangers are tossed at us with satisfying regularity. It's not perfect: we get some hokey plot devices (instant amnesia, anybody?); the final twist makes no sense whatsoever; there are altogether too many huggy family moments; and as for Dennis Hopper's "Serbian" accent....
Even so, this is undeniably mold-breaking TV. Sutherland, rescuing his career from the doldrums in one heroic leap, fully deserves his Golden Globe. Sets and locations are artfully deployed, and Sean Callery's score is a powerful, brooding presence. Like Murder One and The Sopranos, 24 is one of those series that future TV thrillers will be measured against. --Philip Kemp
- Contains all 24 episodes on 6 discs
- Includes alternate ending to season finale
- Exclusive Season 1 intro by Kiefer Sutherland
- Episode guide booklet
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If you like action/drama films, TV series, you would probably enjoy this TV series featured and presented on DVD. Anyone who is familiar with the storyline in the “24” TV series would know that this is a great DVD to own for entertainment in a drama/action series. If you like drama/action series and Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert and Elisha Cuthbert’s acting, as well as direction from Bryan Spicer, Davis Guggenheim, Fred King Keller, Jon Cassar, and Paul Shapiro, and familiar with written script by Andrea Newman, then you would enjoy the Season One Series.
This Collection does not offer many of the additional features some people would enjoy and like, yet it is neatly packed, giving you each episode in HD Quality, so if you are looking for the set to add to your collection, or a first time purchaser to see this Season it would be a great addition to your movie collection. Amazon Video also offers the Season One with your Prime Membership to view, when you have purchased the Season One DVD. Of course, you can purchase it also for streaming through Amazon Video services.
It also is packed nicely, and can be given as a gift to someone who loves the drama/action genre. You may need some time once you start watching one episode and disc, because you may binge watch more than one disc in one sitting. An action-packed on the edge of your seat TV series that you would enjoy. I would recommend The Complete First Season DVD Set to others, as well as Amazon Customers. The Seller described this DVD Set accurately, I was impressed with the packaging of this collection and at a reasonable price.
So I'm ready for a leisurely revisit to 24. Aside from Nina and Terry, I love the concept, I could suspend my beliefs, it can happen, Its Jack! I think it so defines Sutherland as an amazing actor. Seeing him do an interview is freaky, he' is so not Jack.
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