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Discover the phenomenon that is sweeping audiences everywhere as Heroes: Season 1 comes to DVD! Experience the suspense, mystery, and electrifying twists as this astonishing series follows seemingly unconnected, ordinary people around the globe who discover they have extraordinary powers. As they come to terms with their unique abilities, their risky decisions will affect the futures of everyone around them …and the world. Join their epic journey in this seven-disc set packed with hours of fascinating and revealing bonus features, including the never-before-aired series premiere from show creator Tim Kring.
Bonus Content:Disc 1 - Heroes Season 1:
Arguably the most talked-about television show of the 2006-2007 season, the Emmy-nominated fantasy Heroes gives viewers blends comic book-style adventure with plotting and characters as rich and layered as any graphic novel or drama series. Creator Tim Kring's premise is deceptively simple ordinary individuals in locations around the globe discover that they have, for lack of a better term, super powers, and wrestle with this reality while facing challenges both global (the destruction of New York City, for one) and personal (indestructible cheerleader Hayden Panetierre has family issues serious ones, as the true identity of her adoptive father reveals; Milo Ventimiglia's Peter Petrelli, who absorbs other powers, must overcome his own insecurities). Add to this mix a terrific villain Zachary Quinto's Sylar, who hunts and kills people with extraordinary powers like our heroes and viewers have a riveting series that exhibits an almost-perfect balance of cliffhanger thrills (the action and special effects are truly impressive for a network program) and genuine drama that sets the show apart from most speculative fiction (save, perhaps, the revived Battlestar Galactica, which it compares too favorably). The seven-disc set of Heroes: Season One offers a wealth of extras for fans, who may be familiar with some of them through the NBC.com website, especially the cast commentaries, which are featured on half of the episodes. Kring is featured on the 73-minute uncut pilot episode, which for some viewers, may be even better than the network version; the main difference is the degree of character development, including an entire storyline for D.L. Hawkins that isn't featured in the broadcast version. Also on deck are some 50 deleted scenes from the episodes, several by-the-books making-of featurettes, including coverage of the special effects and stunt work, and a profile of artist Tim Sale, whose illustrations are used for Isaac Mendez's prophetic artwork. Prospective buyers should note that while all of these supplemental features are included on the HD-DVD version of this set, the special Web-connectivity elements are not available here. -- Paul Gaita
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches; 13.6 Ounces
- Item model number : 61101031
- Media Format : Anamorphic, Box set, NTSC, Digital Sound, Color
- Run time : 17 hours and 15 minutes
- Release date : August 28, 2007
- Actors : Hayden Panettiere, Masi Oka, Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar, Milo Ventimiglia
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Universal
- ASIN : B000QDLSR0
- Number of discs : 7
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,837 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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It's 16 hours and 49 minutes long with subtitles English,Spanish and French.
After 7 long years,I finally get to see Heroes.I wanted to watch it when it first came out but because I work nights I can't watch any shows that I wanted to watch even until now.Thanks to Xfinity on Demand I can watch any show the day after.Didn't have that when Heroes premiered.If you like superhero movies/shows or if you are just like me who never got the chance to see the show, buy all the seasons.Seasons 1,2 and 4 are in a very good price right now,11-12 bucks.
Season 3 is up to $18 plus and I am patiently waiting for the price to come down before I buy it.I recommend buying the dvd/blu-ray instead of instant video although you can watch it anytime, anywhere in your device.I like the dvd for my collection.Too bad Heroes didn't last five seasons.But then The Cape only lasted one.The only reason standing in any shows way is ratings.It's mind boggling when un-reality shows get more seasons than other shows.Trash tv sells nowadays so it seems.But back to Heroes-"Save the Cheerleader, Save the World!" Love that tagline!
NBC's HEROES engages in vicarious wish fulfillment and explores the fascinating nature of super powers and what it would be like to be gifted with amazing abilities. No surprise then that HEROES, premiering on September 25, 2006, quickly became one of the hottest new shows of 2006. While this show's big hook hinges on the superhero theme, HEROES doesn't come all heavy with the gaudy special effects. There are no costumes, no superhero code names (unless you count "Flying Man!" as a code name). Instead, HEROES focuses on down-to-earth storylines which ground the cast and the fantasy elements. The everyday settings and situations keep it all relatable. To pique interest, the episodes do end on a cliffhanger, and, on occasion, the show actually doles out answers to several of the ongoing mysteries.
This is a humongous cast, and each actor steps up. Plenty of compelling characters here, but the breakouts seem to be: Hiro Nakamura, the sweetly nerdy and infectiously enthusiastic Japanese office drone, played by the cherubic Masi Oka; Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), the invincible high school cheerleader; and the sexy, tortured Niki Sanders (Ali Larter, oh so sensuous). But also effective are Adrian Pasdar as the unflappable and coldly ambitious Nathan Petrelli and James Kyson Lee as Ando, Hiro's sidekick. One of the best things about the show is Lee and Oka's fun chemistry. As well, in Lee, the show provides us with a rootable point-of-view character. With the core roster being so large and varied, there are multiple story threads. But, man, do you get hooked with each one! The overriding story arc, involving an impending apocalypse in New York, manages to tie in all these subplots.
Every show like this needs a good villain, and we are introduced to several candidates. Zachary Quinto (who does look like Spock) is the very scary boogeyman Sylar, a superpowered serial killer who hunts other gifted individuals and murders them to steal their talents. There's the mysterious Mr. Linderman, who seems to have his finger in every pie. My favorite bad guy, though, may be H.R.G. (Horn-Rimmed Glasses, aka Claire's dad), who, as the season progresses, develops into a fascinating, multi-layered character.
So many things to like about HEROES. There's the obvious stuff, with the fan boy's dream of a premise. Then the well-rounded characters with whom you empathize, and their incredible powers. The writing, dabbling in the fantastic but rooted in reality, consistently sucks you in. Each episode forms a chapter in one encompassing narrative (so you can't really afford to miss one). The show drips with human drama, edge-of-your-couch suspense, stupendous action (when it crops up), and an overhanging sense of dread, of Armageddon being only one misstep away. It certainly engages in moral dilemmas, or, put another way: "Is Peter Parker cheating when he sells photos of Spider-Man?" Needless to say, the twists and turns, the shocks and revelations, when they surface, will stun you.
HEROES creates an intricate internal mythology, all credit to series creator Tim Kring and his co-horts for some well-conceived world-building. And, as mentioned, HEROES doesn't go overboard with the f/x, but when the show does indulge in f/x, it does so with ridiculous flair. In particular, the stupendous injuries which Claire sustains are of the queasy variety. In particular, one character's power of prophesy adds a darker, even more dramatic dimension to the show, giving rise to the question: Is the future mutable? Props also to comic book artist Tim Sale, whose contributions cannot be overlooked.
Finally, the high muck-a-mucks actually come thru with the special features, of which there's a walloping plentitude. To start with, HEROES - SEASON 1 offers cast and crew audio commentary on 13 episodes. This includes Tim Kring's thoughts on the unedited, semi-alternative version of the pilot "Genesis," which offers up a deleted terrorism story arc. My favorite commentary, though, is on the awesome dystopian episode "Five Years Later." Amazingly, there are 50 deleted scenes. There's the 10-minute-long "Making Of" featurette, as well as segments on the show's stunts, special effects, and musical score. An interesting profile of color blind comic book artist Tim Sale (who rendered Isaac Mendez's paintings). And you can even play the freaky-cool "Mind Reader" game.
Got nothing more to add, really. If you haven't yet, watch the dang show and get set to have your bump of curiousity nudged mightily. Oh, and pay the writers already, so Season 2 gets back from limbo.
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The first thing you notice is how great Heroes looks. The style is very comic-book like in appearance. Secondly you have a lot of really interesting and diverse characters in there, how Heroes weaves these characters together is an art to itself. There are bound to be one or two you connect with, i did with Hiro and Peter. Thirdly is a intriguing and involving story. You are always wanting to know what happens next. You think you know what will happen but you are suprised with the plot twists. So quite honestly this is the most complete and satisfying "sci-fi" series i've seen for years. Its different - its not aimed at just teens or it doesn't contain needless sex, language or violence (well not too much violence !). I eagerly look forward to the next series.
I love Heroes.
Go flying man !