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Fear Factor: Season 1

4.7 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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Product Description

Is fear a factor for you? Find out as you watch all the outrageous stunts, creepy insects and high-flying acrobatics of Season One - on DVD for the first time ever! This exciting two-disc collection captures every heart-stopping, pulse-pounding Season One episode where players attempt thrilling stunts that challenge their worst fears. Now you can relive all the wacky, wild, and gross moments of this smash-hit show that will have you squirming in your seat!

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Fear Factor is not intended to be art. It is a gross-out, "oh no he didn't eat (or do) that" game show that is intended to make the home viewer recoil in disgust (and sometimes squeal with glee). All nine episodes from the first season, which debuted in 2001, are included on the two-disc set, which includes something for everyone who likes a little ick factor in their lives: Contestants being smothered by rats. Check. Seemingly sane folks willing to be chased by attack dogs. Check. The iron-stomached wonders who'll eat animal eyeballs to win. Check. Hosted by snarky Joe Rogan (NewsRadio), who sometimes appears amazed at what people are willing to do for a prize, Fear Factor does offer some truly thrilling elements (such as the episode where the contestants hurl themselves from a telephone phone). Yes, it's not right, but there's a certain part of most of us that can't turn away from accidents. When we do this on a highway, we feel guilty. But with this show, hey, the players knew what they were signing up for. The problem with the series is that the premise grows redundant pretty fast. Each contestant must make it through three challenges. The first is usually a test of your strength or speed (see above reference to attack dogs). The second relies on creepy crawly things either being ingested or smothering your face. And finally, we have tasks that must be completed faster than the other opponents. Very few of the contestants exhibit actual fear. But revulsion? Absolutely. --Jae-Ha Kim

Special Features

Disc 2:
  • Bonus Episode: Preview of Season 2

  • Product Details

    • Format: Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
    • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
    • Subtitles: English
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Rated:
      NR
      Not Rated
    • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    • DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
    • Run Time: 438 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: B000FDE5TY
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,451 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Learn more about "Fear Factor: Season 1" on IMDb

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    I'm convinced the late 90's and early 2000's had the best reality television shows.. Fear Factor came around as the first of its kind: a reality show that puts people through their fears for a cash prize. While this first season is pretty tame as far as the stunts go, the editing is superior to later seasons because it aids in the building of tension and anxiety that is lacking in later seasons. Another thing I love about this show is that it is something everyone can relate to. You at home can sit and watch, asking yourself, "Could I do that?" It's a show that puts people on the edge and it's fun to watch how they react to the stunts. I'd recommend this to anyone who is a fan of reality TV and to anyone who appreciates good reality television.
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    Such a great show and a fun set to watch with friends and fam for a good gross out or laugh. I'd love for them to release more seasons, but like with every other good reality series, the releases were few and far between and we'll never get to complete any of these sets...
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    I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this show. A bunch of extreme stunts done by six random people, does not sound like a good premise. But the result was actualy very interesting. The stunts look very tough but many of them would be fun to do, although many will bawk at doing any of the second stunts.

    The only negative aspect to mention is the fact that every episode has different cast members. I'm used to watching reality shows where the cast grows on you. This is a show that has Survivor/Amazing Race premise but behaves like Wheel of Fortune/Price is right. So it took me awhile to get used to that, as it seems the show wants us to bond with the cast but there's so little time to do so.

    Other then that, good show and I'm glad there's at least some of it lurking out there.
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    By MickeyRoo on February 12, 2013
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    I am obsessed with The Fear Factor. When I saw that it wad on DVD I had to have it! I'm not a HUGE fan of the first season, because I don't think it's all that "gross, squirmy, etc" as the later seasons, but I had to have it. I really wish they would release the rest of the seasons on DVD. I would own them all!
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    Its about time Fear Factor was released on DVD - Especially for Australian, who have never seen the first few series.

    They could have put a few special features in though, otherwise, a great DVD. Can't wait for future seasons to be released.
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    Most adults remember this weird and gross TV show. My young nieces and nephews do not but were riveted when they watched this DVD. Now, I have to buy all the seasons!!
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    I loved Fear Factor when it first came out and it's awesome that it's back on tv. The price for the first season dvd's is ridiculous.
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    I'm so surprised that the only other review of this dvd set is so negative. If you don't like the show, why bother reviewing it? These reviews are for the items being sold, and it's not released yet. It's not a forum for the actual show. The stunts are hardly dangerous, or they would never be allowed to happen. It's safer to be a contestant on Fear Factor than it is to walk down the street. I'm excited about the release of this first season because I didn't start watching the show until the 3rd season, and I love it, cockroaches and all.
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