Charmed - The Complete Series

Charmed - The Complete Series

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Director: Brad Kern, Cameron Litvack

Cast: Alyssa Milano, Ashley Tisdale, Brad Kern, Cameron Litvack

     
 
Three of the most gorgeous TV witches since the days of Elizabeth Montgomery were the heroines of the hour-long WB fantasy series Charmed, which first materialized on October 7, 1998. Reunited in their ancestral San Francisco mansion, the Halliwell sisters -- Prudence (aka Prue, played by

Overview

Three of the most gorgeous TV witches since the days of Elizabeth Montgomery were the heroines of the hour-long WB fantasy series Charmed, which first materialized on October 7, 1998. Reunited in their ancestral San Francisco mansion, the Halliwell sisters -- Prudence (aka Prue, played by Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs), and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), and came upon a dusty tome titled the "Book of Shadows," which by and by revealed a secret that had long been withheld from them: the sisters were witches known as the "Charmed Ones," blessed with extraordinary powers which they were expected to use in the never-ending fight of good against evil. Prue, the oldest, had the gift of telekinesis, enabling her to move objects at will; middle child Piper was able to stop time; and Phoebe, the baby of the family, was able to see the future. The ritual enabling them to combine their powers involved the linking of hands and chanting in unison, "The power of three will set us free." Of course, now that the girls knew they were witches, they were immediately targeted for destruction by all manner of warlocks, sorceresses, and malevolent spirits, many of these hoping to steal the Halliwells' powers for themselves. Also, in their efforts to lead "normal" lives and not give away their secrets, the ladies encountered a great deal of difficulty in the romance department -- not to mention the holding and maintaining of regular employment.

During season one, Prue worked for the Buckland Auction House, whose owner turned out to be a warlock; she also lost her policeman boyfriend, Andy Trudeau (T.W. King), who was killed in an effort to save the Halliwells from a demon. Phoebe's private life was not quite so tempestuous, though she had a bad habit of losing jobs due to the bad things happening around her. The impressionable Piper, who managed to find work as a caterer and later as the owner of the "P3 Club" nightspot, thought she had found true love in the form of hunky handyman Leo Wyatt (Brian Krause), until learning that Leo was a "Whitelighter," a guardian angel fated to protect all good witches from harm -- and as such, was off limits. In later seasons, however, Leo was demoted to "mortality" and was able to marry Piper, with whom he had a "bewitched" son named Wyatt. By the time Leo's powers were back to full steam in season five, he'd been appointed an "Elder" Whitelighter; his former job of protecting the sisters was taken over by another Whitelighter named Chris Perry (Drew Fuller), who turned out to have a hidden agenda.

Season three saw quite a few upheavals in the lives of the sisters, with Phoebe falling for Assistant DA Cole Turner (Julian McMahon) -- who turned out to be the demon Belthazor, and whose mission was to kill the sisters. Cole managed to purge himself of evil, only to revert to wickedness -- a cycle that continued to repeat itself until, in season four, the "bad" Cole married and impregnated Phoebe with his evil seed. Eventually the baby was stolen by a demon called The Seer (Debbi Morgan), and poor, mixed-up Cole wound up trapped in another dimension before being "vanquished" permanently. (At least Phoebe landed a permanent job as a newspaper advice columnist once the dust had settled!) As for Prue, season three of Charmed turned out to be her last when she was killed during a "demon assault." Her place in the Halliwell household was taken in season four by the girls' half sister, Paige Matthews (Rose McGowan), who like the late Prue possessed telekinetic powers. Paige would eventually find "civilian" employment as a social worker, enabling her to emulate the other girls by applying her powers for the forces of good on a full-time basis.

There were scores of additional plot complications and story arcs occurring in and out of the "real world" and back and forth in time (at one point, for example, the heroines were converted into Greek goddesses). "Charmed" though the Halliwell girls may have been, it didn't mean that they exactly led charmed lives. Perhaps it was the unstable nature of the world in which our heroines dwelled that made Charmed one of the WB's most successful offerings; viewers literally never knew what to expect from one week to the next! ~ All Movie Guide

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2008
UPC:
0097361243146
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Sales rank:
5,822

Special Features

The complete 49-disc set in collectible packaging designed to look like the show’s Book of Shadows, in double-disc DVD package size; new special features include the original unaired pilot; behind-the-scenes featurettes on "The Demons of Charmed," "The Men of Charmed," "The Book of Shadows"; and more.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alyssa Milano Phoebe,Phoebe Halliwell,Actress
Ashley Tisdale Runaway
Christine Elise Miss Diane
Shannen Doherty Prudence "Prue" Halliwell,Actress
Barbara Pilavin Older Brittany Reynolds
Brian Krause Leo Wyatt
David Carradine Tempus
Eric Scott Woods Jeremy Burns
Holly Marie Combs Piper,Piper Halliwell,Actress
Jeff Kober Jackson Ward
Jennifer Rhodes Penny "Grams" Halliwell
Jocelyn Seagrave Agent Ashley Fallon
Kimberley Kates Tanjella
Laura Silverman Lizzie
Leigh Allyn Baker Hannah Webster
Matt Schulze Whitaker Berman
Melinda Clarke The Siren
Michael Weatherly Brendan Rowe
Rebekah Carlton Kali
Shannon Sturges Helena Statler
Shawn Christian Josh
Smash Mouth Themselves
Stacy Haiduk Guardian of the Urn
Todd Newton Yama
Tony Denison Victor
Tyler Layton Melinda Warren
Allen Cutler Doug
Billy Jayne Billy Walters
Brenda Bakke Soul Collector
Cristine Rose Claire Pryce,Claire Price
Cynthia King Brittany Reynolds
Dorian Gregory Inspector Darryl Morris,Inspector Daryl Morris,Insp. Darryl Morris
Drew Fuller Chris Perry
Eddie Bowz Palmer Kellogg
Julian McMahon Cole Turner
Matthew Ashford Roger
Neil Roberts Rex Buckland
Patricia Harty Mrs. Correy
Rebecca Balding Aunt Jackie,Elise Rothman,Elise Rotheman
Richard Cody Danny
Rose McGowan Paige,The Evil Enchantress,Actress
Sara Rose Peterson Hecate (Jade D'Mon)
Scott Terra David
Wendy Benson-Landes Joanne Hertz
Alex Mendoza Jack Manford
Amy Laughlin Melissa
Andrew Allen Kevin
Andy Stochansky Himself
Anthony Starke Devlin
Armin Shimerman Wizard
Balthazar Getty Richard Montana
Barbara Stock Grace Spencer
Becky Wahlstrom Lila
Bennet Guillory The Source
Billy Zane Drake Robin
Blake Bashoff Duncan
Brad Greenquist Gavin
Carlos Goméz Insp. Rodriguez
Cheryl Ladd Doris
Chris Flanders Chef Moore
Christina Carlisi Prof. Slotkin
Collective Soul Themselves
Costas Mandylor Rick Lang
Elizabeth Dennehy Sandra
Elizabeth Gracen Vampire Queen
Elizabeth Sung Mrs. Chao
Eric Dane Jason Dean
Finola Hughes Patty Halliwell
Gildart Jackson Gideon
J. Karen Thomas Harriett Lane
Jaime Pressly Mylie
James Read Victor Bennett
Jason Brooks Bacarra
John de Lancie Odin
Judson Scott Necron
Kerr Smith Agent Brody
Markus Flanagan Marshall
Master Henry Gibson Sandman
Michael Philip Stephen/Javna
Michael Trucco Alec
Michelle Branch Herself
Mongo Brownlee Luther Stubbs
Nick Kokotakis Greg
Oded Fehr Zankou
Pat Benatar Herself
Peter Woodward The Source
Ray Wise Ludlow
Rebekah Ryan Herself
Robert Englund Gamill
Robert Gossett Mr. Franklin
Samantha Goldstein Young Phoebe
Scott Jaeck Sam Wilder
Scott Plank Eric Lohmann
Sean Patrick Flanery Adam
Sherman Howard Clyde
Adrian Loudermilk Themselves
Adrian Paul Jeric
Ann Cusack Miss Donovan
Billy Drago Barbas,Gideon
Bradford Tatum Mickey Jackson
Camilla Rantson Carolyn
Charisma Carpenter The Seer,Kira the Seer
Charles Chun Lawrence Beck
Christopher Neiman Sigmund
Colleen Porch Kara
Coolio Lazarus Demon
Dakin Matthews Angel of Destiny
Dan Gauthier Craig
Daniel Dae Kim Yen Lo
David Kriegel Paul
Deenie Dakota Kirsten
Edoardo Ballerini Damien
Eric Matheny Fritz
Harve Presnell Black Jack Cutting
Hawthorne James Demonic Healer
Hayley DuMond Nina
J. Michael Flynn Benjamin Montana
J. Robin Miller Skye Russell
Jaime Gomez Greg Conroy
Jeffrey Meek Dane
Jennifer O'Dell Elissa
Jenya Lano Inspector Sheridan
Jesse Woodrow Glen Belland
Joel Sweto Avatar Alpha
Joseph Hodge Acolyte #1
Keith Diamond Inspector Davidson
Ken Marino Miles
Kevin Alejandro Malvoc
Kieren Hutchison Mitch
Krista Allen The Oracle
Lori Alan Cynthia
Lorna Raver Madame Theresa
Louis Mandylor Nathan Lang
M. Scott Wilkinson Paige's Father
Mark A. Sheppard Arnon
Mark Chait Vicius
Mary-Pat Green Miss Hickhock
Michael Des Barres Dark Priest
Michelle Brookhurst Tanya Parker
Molly Hagan Karen Young
Nancy O'Dell Herself
Neil Giraldo Himself
Nick Lachey Leslie St. Claire
Niklaus Lange Wesley
Raphael Sbarge Brent Miller
Reynaldo Rosales Finn
Richard Gant Elder Witch Doctor
Samuel Ball Rowan
Scott Mosenson Donnie
Seamus Dever Mitchell Haines
Siobhan Flynn Melody
Susan Chuang Monique
Terry King Insp. Andy Trudeau
Donnas Themselves
Tony Todd Avatar
Una Damon Dantalian
Vincent Angell ADA Sykes
William Francis McGuire Nick Correy
Ziggy Marley Himself
Alec Ledd Tristan
Alex Black Tyler
Billy Kay Hugo
Bre Blair Brenda Casteel
Bruce Campbell Agent Jackman
Christopher Darga Dex
Cindy Ambuehl Bev
Colin Egglesfield Tim Cross
Darin Heames Demon
David Greene Steve Montana
David Reivers Bob Cowan
Dean Shelton Zachery
Deborah Kellner Julie
Desmond Askew Gith
Diane Salinger Sea Hag
Emmanuelle Vaugier Eva
Heather Dawn Emma
Heather Marie Marsden Claudia
Jenny McCarthy Mitzy Stillman
John Thaddeus Stan Provazolli
Kara Zediker Young Penny
Katherine Cunningham Eves Daisy
Keith Szarabajka Zahn
Kirk B.R. Woller Cleaner #1
Lesli Margherita Ramona Shaw
Lisa Darr Paige's Mother
Lou Beatty Darklighter #1
Luke Massey Acolyte #2
Mariah O'Brien Cynda
Mark Aiken Dark Knight
Melissa George Freyja
Michelle Hurd Katya
Muttalib J. Ibrahim George
Natalija Nogulich Evil Witch
Neil Hopkins Sarpedon
Patrice Fisher Avatar Beta
Paul Vinson Rork
Rachel Wilson Becca
Sandra Prosper Sheila Morris Stephen
Shannon Engemann Sandra
Suzanne Krull Imara
Tim Herzog Hans
Tinsley Grimes Phoebe's Assistant
W. Morgan Sheppard Merrill
Christie Lynn Smith Allison Michaels
Ian Anthony Dale Avatar Gamma
Joe Cappelletti Acolyte #3

Technical Credits
Brad Kern Director
Cameron Litvack Director
Chip Scott Laughlin Director
Chris Long Director
Christopher Leitch Director
Craig Zisk Director
David Jackson Director
David S. Jackson Director
David Straiton Director
Derek Johansen Director
Derek Johnson Director
Ellen S. Pressman Director
Elodie Keene Director
Gilbert Adler Director
James A. Contner Director
James L. Conway Director
James Marshall Director
James Whitmore Director
Jim Contner Director
Joel J. Feigenbaum Director
John Behring Director
John T. Kretchmer Director
Jon Pare Director
Jonathan West Director
Kevin Inch Director
Les Landau Director
Les Sheldon Director
LeVar Burton Director
Mel Damski Director
Michael N. Grossman Director
Michael Schultz Director
Nell Scovell Director
Nick Marck Director
Noel Nosseck Director
Richard Compton Director
Richard Denault Director
Robert Ginty Director
Roxann Dawson Director
Stuart Gillard Director
Timothy Lonsdale Director
James A. Costner Director
Richard Ginty Director

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Charmed - The Complete Series 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Seattleinfo More than 1 year ago
Both the 'standard' "Book Of Shadows" DVD release and this...the 'Collectible Edition' would satisfy your cravings for all things magical. However, if you are a true Charmie, then this is the only release that you should consider. Here's why.


Whlie we all know that good things come in small packages, if you are a Charmed fanatic then size matters! This is the only edition that is the exact size of the TV prop book. The regular edition is roughly the size of a photo album. The art reproductions of spell pages that are reproduced for this edition are near exact copies. This meant that there was no need to reformat the columns etc to fit. The regular edition was changed and/or shrunk significantly to fit the unusual page configuration.

The color of both editions is a true forest green and very close to the original. I was asked recently if the cover was an exact reproduction of the original and while the picture released for the presale mockup was definately different, the final version is much closer. They have added the cover corner pieces and also appropriate taping along the spine to match the original. Now for Charmies, the 'Triquetra' on the cover is a very important feature. Spelling Productions still owns the rights to the original art and although this was created using new art, it is the best I have seen, and I have seen many. It appears as it should aged appropriately as a book circa 1620. The edging of this edition is a beautiful guilded antique gold. The guilding is different from the ragged edge of the original but it would have been obviously costly to use true vellum sheets, so this is an excellent concession. One more point on the guilding...it stays put! I can't tell you how many costly leather bound volumes I have that leave sparkly residue on my fingers! There is none of that here as it was done very well and by a manufacturer with guilding experience. The standard release does have a 'ripped edge' but in my opinion since it doesn't look authentic, this is still a much better choice.

Now for the most important feature or difference between the two editions. Remember, all fancy packaging aside, you want protection for your discs! This edition features eight pieces of sturdy foam-core material in which your DVD discs are inset. There is an octagon shaped foam piece in the center of each slot which holds the disc firmly in place and does not permit uneccessary spinning. Each season in it's entirety is on a single page. The standard edition makes use of simple, thin cardboard slits cut two to a page. While the jury is still out on the long term effects of this type of protection, I believe it will scratch your discs over time, especially with repeated viewings. Another reason to only consider the Deluxe Collectors Edition.

Both releases feature excellent individual show descriptions for each episode and nice photos interspersed throughout. If you know of the earlier Australian release last year, the descriptions and photos are exactly the same. And while on the subject of that earlier release, they did away with the hokey (IMHO) LED lights on the Triquetra and this edition is near perfect. It is also debosssed or raised much more than the standard release. 49 Dics. Subtitles only on season 8 and new bonus disc.

If reading my review on the Standard edition page...View the deluxe edition by placing the UPC (097361389646)in the search box and be sure to select the 'DVD Title" option.

Enj
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Charmed ever since i watched it, and I love it!!!
Mysterygirl11390 More than 1 year ago
I love the entire thing. I have watched every episode and i wish that they could make more.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A drama of three sisters trying to have a normal life when they are anything but normal. One marries the source of all evil while one is married to an angel. If your having a bad day watch this it will cheer you up it is a nice dose of cheese.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love charmed and i always wanted the book of shadows ever sense the first season so its the perfect gift for a true fan of charmed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this show this is the best gift for any charmed lover
Truly-Charmed More than 1 year ago
If you are a true Charmed fan. This will be greatly loved and appreciated. It is so BEAUTIFULLY put together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best shows i have ever seen.
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