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Prison Break - Season One
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|Format||Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled|
|Contributor||Dean White, Amaury Nolasco, Brad Turner, Robin Tunney, Paul Adelstein, Greg Yaitanes, Guy Ferland, Wentworth Miller, Peter Stormare, Brett Ratner, Robert Knepper, Sarah Wayne Callies, Bobby Roth, Rockmond Dunbar, Wade Williams, Marshall Allman, Frank Grillo, Fred Gerber, Dominic Purcell, Dwight H. Little See more|
|Number Of Discs||6|
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Most men would do anything to get out of Fox River Penitentiary, but Michael Scofield will do anything to get in. His brother Lincoln has been sentenced to die for a crime he did not commit, and the only way to save him is from the inside out. Armed with prison blueprints and an impossibly intricate escape plan, Michael gets himself incarcerated, and the race against time is on. Now, he'll need all of the cunning, daring, and luck he can muster along with the assistance of some of the prison's most vile and dangerous felons.
Season one of Prison Break is great television. Here's the set-up. Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) is framed and wrongfully convicted for assassinating the Vice President's brother. Lincoln's brother Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), who just happens to have designed Illinois' Fox River Penitentiary where Lincoln is on death row, hatches an elaborate escape plan. Michael's plan involves getting himself incarcerated in Fox River and smuggling the prison's blueprints by having them hidden in tattoos that cover his entire torso. Once inside, Michael must form alliances with a rogue's gallery of felons with their own sometimes unsavory motives. Meanwhile, on the outside, Lincoln's lawyer and one-time girlfriend Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney), pursued by Secret Service agents, attempts to unravel the conspiracy that sent her man to the slammer.
Prison Break is anchored by tight, suspenseful writing clearly relished by the largely little-known cast. Standouts include Robert Knepper as the murderer/pedophile T-Bag, who somehow makes such a despicable character likeable. Stacey Keach of Mike Hammer fame plays the warden-with-a-heart-of-gold, who clashes with Captain Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) over whether to rehabilitate the inmates or makes their lives more miserable. Peter Stormare, famous for his skills with a wood chipper in Fargo, turns in a deliciously menacing performance as mob boss John Abruzzi, while Amaury Nolasco's winsome Fernando Sucre shares a cell and secrets with Miller's Scofield. Watching the show one gets a sense that this is the opening salvo of Wentworth Miller's career, which will doubtless include roles as assassins, detectives, super heroes, and perhaps the champion of staring contests. Midway through the season it's explained that Scofield is a genius with an heightened sensitivity to other peoples' suffering, which sums up what makes the show so great--the mind-bendingly intricate plot is a framework for moments when people make others suffer and cope with the burden of their own suffering.
The six-disc set includes 22 addictive episodes, audio commentary on selected episodes, three featurettes, and alternate and deleted scenes. As with most TV shows on DVD, the "previously on Prison Break" intros can get tiresome, but that's what the fast forward button is for. --Ryan Boudinot
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- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches; 7.2 Ounces
- Director : Bobby Roth, Brad Turner, Brett Ratner, Dean White, Dwight H. Little
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
- Run time : 16 hours
- Release date : August 8, 2006
- Actors : Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Peter Stormare, Amaury Nolasco
- Dubbed: : English
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish, French
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Unqualified
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B000FKO3GW
- Number of discs : 6
- Best Sellers Rank: #68,924 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- #4,046 in Mystery & Thrillers (Movies & TV)
- #12,909 in Drama DVDs
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Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2008
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If you never watched this show, it is structured similarly to 24, Lost, and Heroes. Meaning, each episode is not self contained, but rather, continues on each episode, offering multiple storylines throughout the season. Every episode ends with a cliffhanger, making it downright impossible to wait another week. You will tear through this series in 2-3 days. I really hope Fox will release season 2 on blu-ray soon, and announce their plans for 24 (it was supposed to be released around the same time as season 1 of prison break).
Now on to the Blu-Ray particulars.
The show was shot, and aired in high def. I managed to watch these in high def (when the show aired, cable, nor sat offered HD locals, so we had to move the antenna all over the place to pick up fox, and move the antenna back, to watch cbs or some other station!). With that said, these blu-ray dvds, look even better than I remember (Fox airs in 720p, or did back during this season). The show looks very good, movie quality good. It is presented in widescreen (not full screen, as the listing states). Each disc contains 4 episodes, the last disc has 2. You will notice no pixelation, nor any bad spots on the release. This is one of the best looking blu-ray discs I own. Blacks are black, contrast is high, there are no faults to be found in this blu-ray release.
The sound is presented in DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track (48kHz/24-bit). The soundtrack is fantastic, you can hear everything. The sound effects are fantastic, you get a nice sense of depth, and it seems as though you can hear everything that is going on inside the prison.
The only negative I can think of is season 2 has yet to be announced on blu-ray. So now I have to buy season 2 on dvd, because I must watch season 2 again. The show is really that good.
- larger portions of our lives are influenced or even controlled by high-level entities or organizations who now have the means to implement their agendas
- things are almost never what they seem because hidden forces are at work
- only very few insiders completely understand and control and set the agendas for these all-controlling entities
- we should consider ourselves lucky if we can figure out the who's and the how's that change our world but we may never get to know the why's
- these hidden and mysterious 'powers that be' plot, plan and act globally
On 'Season 1' Michael Scowfield gets himself convicted so that he can be sent to prison so that he can help his brother, who is (unjustly) on death row, escape. Does it sound over-complicated? It does, because it is. While working on the escape, Michael, a control freak and a genius, interacts with a dozen inmate characters, ranging from mid-level Mafia types, to unjustly convicted, to unlucky, to mentally deranged, to truly sadistic, vicious murderers. And, there's the world outside. He has friends who help him and his brother has extremely powerful enemies - how does the President of the U.S. look like, when we think of enemies? Well... she's far from being the most powerful because there is this mysterious 'company', controlled by we don't know exactly whom attempting to implement some agenda we are not aware of (see the first paragraphs of this review for more clarifications).
This is a GREAT series, in fact my overall favorite and the Blu-ray version takes advantage of the higher screen resolution. I do not believe that there are any gee-whiz, Blu-ray specific extras on this bundle but I don't care much for extra anyway. I am just happy to watch the actually show in high definition.
We own seasons 1, 2, and 3 already and we are looking forward for the upcoming Season 4 release - sorry, there's way too much suspense for me to watch this on TV, one weekly hour at a time.
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The pace of the show is perfect. And the writing is so clever that just when you think you can predict what's going to happen, the game changes. It seems a very realistic portrayal of life in a maximum security prison, and then, once they break out, a bit of a stretch how they manage to evade the law for so long, but it's all simply delicious. Particularly how Scofield always manages to outwit and make a mockery of the FBI and everyone else they come across.
This is going to be one collection I keep, and watch over. And I can't say that about most DVDs I come across.
Thumbs way up on this one. Absolute gem. If you liked Breaking Bad, you will not be disappointed by Prison Break, as it's at least as good as, if not, a bit better - and I never thought I'd say that.
mit über 80 Folgen drehen kann. Heute muß ich sagen: Man kann und wie!
Nach der zweiten Folge war ich schon "süchtig"! Die Handlung ist genial und auch die Schauspieler sind ganz stark. Es werden hier so
viele verschiedene Charaktere gezeigt, die unterschiedlicher gar nicht sein könnten. Jeder Bösewicht hat auch noch seine guten Eigen-
schaften und die Helden sind alles andere als perfekt. Die einzelnen Folgen bauen stark aufeinander auf, man sollte also unbedingt bei
Staffel 1 anfangen und keine Folgen überspringen. Die Gefahr besteht eh kaum, da jede Folge mit einem Spannungshöhepunkt endet und
man wissen will, wie es denn weiter geht.
Prison Break ist für mich eine der besten Serien, die ich je gesehen habe und ich kann sie nur empfehlen!
I can't say it's better than Lost & 24 because I love all of them just the same. 24 was the first, then Lost and now Prison Break. All brilliant to watch. They all hook you in well. I was a little a worried that there would be lots of violence being based in a man's prison. But I found that the scenes were cut well and were not too graphic.
The suspense keeps you thinking and wanting to watch a lot more than it gives you, similar to Lost, but completely different of course.
All charachers' on these shows are great fun to watch develop throughout each series.
I recommended the show to a friend, who hadn't heard of the show before I mentioned it. But he promptly went out and bought this boxset and now he's as hooked as I am. Anyone into action movies, or prison drama is going to love it.