Alias - The Complete First Season

Alias - The Complete First Season

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Director: Barnet Kellman, Craig Zisk, Daniel Attias, Davis Guggenheim

Cast: Barnet Kellman, Craig Zisk, Daniel Attias, Davis Guggenheim

     
 
The first season of the critically acclaimed Alias comes to DVD with anamorphic widescreen transfers of all 22 episodes, including the uncut 65-minute pilot. The series was shot in the HDTV format, so the picture quality is excellent, far surpassing that of the original standard-definition television broadcasts. Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound is available, as

Overview

The first season of the critically acclaimed Alias comes to DVD with anamorphic widescreen transfers of all 22 episodes, including the uncut 65-minute pilot. The series was shot in the HDTV format, so the picture quality is excellent, far surpassing that of the original standard-definition television broadcasts. Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound is available, as is a Spanish-language option. Notable extra features include six deleted scenes, a gag reel, a production diary, and a ten-minute documentary focusing on the show's stunt work. There are also commentary tracks on four episodes: "Truth Be Told, "So It Begins..., "Q and A, and "Almost Thirty Years." The high quality of the picture and sound make this set a must-have for fans, and newcomers will find it to be the perfect entry point into an enthralling series.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Cree McCree
"You know what would be amazing? If Felicity were recruited by the CIA and sent on these crazy kick-ass missions." Sound far-fetched? Not if you're Felicity creator J. J. Abrams, who spun that daft idea into Alias, a spy-fi fantasy with more gizmos than James Bond and more plot twists than The X-Files. Felicity alumnus Jennifer Garner stars as wham-bam vixen Sydney Bristow, a grad student who moonlights as a double agent. Sent by the CIA to infiltrate SD-6, a nefarious global cabal, Sydney's got espionage in her blood: Her estranged father, Jack Barstow (Victor Garber), plays the spy-versus-spy game on his daughter¹s side (or does he?), while her presumed-dead mother pledged allegiance to the KGB. This dysfunctional family saga adds another layer to the tangle of subplots, which date back to the 15th century and a mysterious inventor named Rambaldi. Smart scripts and clever pacing earned Alias 11 Emmy nominations straight out of the gate. But it's the dazzling pyrotechnics -- ­­and Garner's drop-dead outfits­­ -- that made Alias must-see TV for the hipster set. Guest-star turns by such icons of cool as Quentin Tarantino, Roger Moore, and real-life hacker (and convicted felon) Kevin Mitnick boost Season 1's cult status. Gearheads also have cause to rejoice: DVD extras include Marshall Finkman's gadget gallery, which displays whiz-bang inventions like a camera disguised as lipstick and a cell phone that reads fingerprints.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
UPC:
0786936222296
Rating:
NR
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
16:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Pilot production diary; "Inside Stunts"; Deleted scenes; Gag reel; Audio commentaries; Special season two preview; Video game sneak peek; DVD-ROM ScriptScanner; TV spots; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.78:1), enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; Spanish-language track

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Garner Sydney Bristow
Michael Vartan Michael Vaughn
Victor Garber Jack Bristow
Ron Rifkin Arvin Sloane
Carl Lumbly Marcus Dixon
Natasha Pavlovich Irina Derevko
Bradley Cooper Will Tippin
Merrin Dungey Francie Calfo
Kevin Weisman Marshall Flinkman
Greg Grunberg Eric Weiss

Technical Credits
Barnet Kellman Director
Craig Zisk Director
Daniel Attias Director
Davis Guggenheim Director
Harry Winer Director
J.J. Abrams Director
Jack Bender Director
Ken Olin Director
Mikael Salomon Director
Perry Lang Director
Thomas J. Wright Director

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Alias - The Complete First Season 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got hooked on Alias from the first show. Even stuff you might usually find far fetched in other shows turns out very believable on Alias. The best writers in the business write this show. Awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the last 2 years, this and 24 have been the only shows on broadcast TV that are worth a darn (Firefly, too, but that was canceled); and I really can't decide which is better. Believable characters, great story lines, lots of action and fresh ideas. Hard to believe that ABC with its whole reality television thing is producing this...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hands down, the best show on primetime....EVER!! All it takes is one time veiwing this series and your hooked! This show brings the family together for a nice sunday evening, alias rocks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alias has got to be the absolute best show I have ever seen! i just can't get enough. The show is sooo addicting, you don't want to miss an episode! Everyone should watch it...it's definitly worth your time
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never been one to watch action flicks or anything like that, one night I had the TV while working out and Alias happened to be on, I could not take my eyes off of it! This is the best written show out there! So clever! So amazing - not to mention Vaughn is a fox and she is beautiful and kicks A**!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show is so horrible!!! I mean that in a good way though. I can't stop watching... why would they make a show that's so addicting? Must check into... Alias rehab. Get this set and join me. Ms. Garner will control us all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't say anything except if you don't have the Alias dvds, BUY THEM! its the best show ever and the most exciting too. If it doesn't have you on the edge of your seat with all of its suspense, i don't know what will! oh yeah - Jennifer Garner ROCKS!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is amazing...it is like a non-stop movie- and has all the components: action, romance, and many conflicts. I recommend this to everybody because there is something in it for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alias is the best show I have ever seen. I have never gotten so hooked on a show in my life. Jennifer Garner is awsome, georgeous, and a role model for all girls. I recommend it for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely one of the best shows on TV! You're on the edge of your seat until the show is over! Jennifer Garner and all the actors do a fantastic job! Brillant people! EXCELLENT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alias is the best show in primetime right now. This box set sums up the creativity and excitement behind Alias. I love all the characters and how they interact with one another. And best of all...NO COMMERCIALS!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first season of Alias is awesome. I can't wait to get home everyday just to watch the next episode! Anyone who hasn't seen the show, is definetly missing out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK, have you EVER seen a critique log on one of these sites where EVERYONE gave it 5 stars? I think that says a lot for this show. Its nice to see a TV show that's written like movie serials of days past, where you HAVE TO SEE every single episode, or you have withdrawl symptoms. Good Grief! I had my work schedule changed so i could watch it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show is just to great not to get.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I look forward to watch every episode of Alias every sunday.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started watching Alias a few weeks ago after I read all of its prequels and I must say that it is amazing! It is now one of my all time favorite shows. As soon as I got home from my last vacation, I rented the first and second season and watched it all! It is adicting and always leaves you hanging, but in the end, you always get what you want to happen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friends and I make a point of never missing an episode of Alias - and for good reason. The expertise and proficiency which all of the cast portray their characters has captivated us and we can't escape. It is from my heart when I say on behalf of all my friends and myself: We LOVE Alias and don't know what we will ever do without it; thanks guys!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watch the show every sunday. It's the best show that has ever come on tv.Jennifer Garner is the best actress I don't think they could have gotten anybody better for her part and Michael Vartan is such a hottie I know they couldn't get anybody better for his part.I can't wait for the seires to come out on DVD I'm going to watch it every day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love alias. yeah everyone loves alias once they see an episode or two. my 3 room mates became addicted just by watching the season 2 finale. so now the 4 of us are chomping at the bit for season 1 to come out on dvd! alias is a wonderful mix of everything....drama, action, romance, etc. can't wait for the next season to begin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a great show to escape with for an hour.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am only twelve but ALIAS is my life. It's finally time to see a girl get all the action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
sidney bristow is a college student working for a company that she thinks is the branch of the cia. when she finds out they are working against the US, she turns to the real cia to help her. She is the ultimate double agent. James Bond meets Jack Beaur.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I STARTED NOT TO EVEN WATCH THIS SHOW, BUT MY HUSBAND TALKED ME INTO WATCHING THE SERIES PREMIERE AND I AM HOOKED NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO ALIAS. SYDNEY BRISTOW IS THE BEST. ALIAS IS NO. 1 ALL DAY LONG
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Garner is PERFECT in this season, as well as the other four seasons. It will be a shame when the series ends in May 2006.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm twelve, but i have not yet missed an episode yet. I tape most of them and watch them many times. I can't wait until i get enough money to buy this!