Desperate Housewives - Season 1

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Overview

ABC's deliciously deviant evening drama arrives on DVD in this release from Buena Vista Home Video offering the entire first season of the hit series along with some truly revealing bonus materials. Each episode is offered in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and features audio rendered in English Dolby Digital 5.1. In addition to unrated, extended episodes and deleted scenes, this release also offers such extras as a peek behind the scenes with The View's Meredith Vieira, a stroll down Wisteria Lane with creator Marc...
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Overview

ABC's deliciously deviant evening drama arrives on DVD in this release from Buena Vista Home Video offering the entire first season of the hit series along with some truly revealing bonus materials. Each episode is offered in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and features audio rendered in English Dolby Digital 5.1. In addition to unrated, extended episodes and deleted scenes, this release also offers such extras as a peek behind the scenes with The View's Meredith Vieira, a stroll down Wisteria Lane with creator Marc Cherry, a featurette offering a look at the costume and set design, secrets of Wisteria Lane, Oprah Winfrey is "The New Neighbor" featurette, and other assorted dirty laundry.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Unrated, extended episodes; Deleted scenes; Behind the scenes with The View's Meredith Vieira; A Stroll Down Wisteria Lane With Creator Marc Cherry; Audio commentaries by Marc Cherry and the Housewives; "Dressing Wisteria Lane" -- A look at the costume and set design; Secrets of Wisteria Lane; Oprah Winfrey Is "The New Neighbor"; And much more dirty laundry
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Along with its fellow 2004 freshman phenomenon, Lost, Desperate Housewives put ABC back in the prime-time ratings race after years of, well, desperation. Combining equal parts drama, comedy, and deliciously lowbrow soap opera, Housewives probes the suburban lifestyle in a way that vaguely recalls Sex and the City’s exploration of Gotham. The series begins with the apparent suicide of Mary Alice Young Brenda Strong, who then becomes the series narrator, commenting on all the doings of her friends and neighbors on Wisteria Lane. Susan Mayer Teri Hatcher is a recently divorced single mom with a slime-bag ex and a daughter, Julie Andrea Bowen, who's intellectually precocious; Lynette Scavo Felicity Huffman is a former career woman who can't seem to manage her four monster children or her upwardly mobile husband, Tom Doug Savant; Gabrielle Solis Eva Longoria is an ex-model who has a rich, albeit dominating, husband, Carlos Ricardo Antonio Chavira, and a beautiful house, but has been fooling around with the underage! gardener, John Jesse Metcalfe; neighbor Edie Britt Nicollette Sheridan is the town tramp; and Bree Van De Camp the always entertaining Marcia Cross is the nearly obsessive-compulsive homemaker who maintains a spotless house while her family crumbles around her. Of course, no soap opera would be complete without the requisite male heartthrob: new hunky neighbor Mike Delfino James Denton moves in next to Susan and becomes the object of her -- and Edie's -- attraction. And then, to really add a touch of mystery to the mix, a nosy neighbor turns up missing, which causes her sister, Felicia Tillman Frasier's delightful Harriet Sansom Harris to make a stop at Wisteria Lane and investigate, leading her to Mary Alice's creepy husband, Paul Mark Moses -- who has recently taken to burying things in the backyard to prevent his slightly psychotic son, Zach Cody Kasch, from discovering a secret about...Mary Alice!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2005
  • UPC: 786936280326
  • Rating:

  • Source: Abc Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,920

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Teri Hatcher Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman Lynette Scavo
Marcia Cross Bree Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan Edie Britt
Steven Culp Rex Van De Kamp
Ricardo Antonio Chavira Carlos Solis
Doug Savant Tom Scavo
Mark Moses Paul Young
Andrea Bowen Julie Mayer
Jesse Metcalfe John Rowland
Cody Kasch Zach Young
James Denton Mike Delfino
Brenda Strong Voice Only
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Disc #1 -- Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season: Episodes 1-4
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      A Stroll Down Wisteria Lane
      Audio Commentary: Marc Cherry's Favorite Episodes
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      "Pretty Little Picture"
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Disc #2 -- Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season: Episodes 5-8
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      Desperate Housewives Around the World
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         View This Deleted Scene With Optional Audio Commentary by Show Creator Marc Cherry: "Guilty:" Edie and Mr. Shaw - On
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         View This Extended Scene With Optional Audio Commentary by Show Creator Marc Cherry: "Guilty: "Running to Stand Still:" Bree's Kitchen - On
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      Multi Language Sequence: Bree's Dinner Party
      Audio Commentary: Marc Cherry's Favorite Episodes
         View an Episode With Optional Audio Commentary: "Anything You Can Do" by Show Creator Marc Cherry and Director Larry Shaw - On
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      "Come In, Stranger"
      "Running to Stand Still"
      "Anything You Can Do"
      "Guilty"
Disc #3 -- Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season: Episodes 9-12
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         View This Deleted Scene With Optional Audio Commentary by Show Creator Marc Cherry: ""Suspicious Minds:" Fashion Show - On
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      "Suspicious Minds"
      "Come Back to Me"
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      "Every Day a Little Death"
Disc #4 -- Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season: Episodes 13-16
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         View This Deleted Scene With Optional Audio Commentary by Show Creator Marc Cherry: "Your Fault:" Gabrielle's Statue - On
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         View This Deleted Scene With Optional Audio Commentary by Show Creator Marc Cherry: "The Ladies Who Lunch:" Edie's Appraisal - On
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      Audio Commentary: Marc Cherry's Favorite Episodes
         View This Episode With Optional Audio Commentary by Show Creator Marc Cherry and Director Larry Shaw: "Impossible" - On
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      "Your Fault"
      "Love Is in the Air"
      "Impossible"
      "The Ladies Who Lunch"
Disc #5 -- Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season: Episodes 17-20
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         View This Deleted Scene With Optional Audio Commentary by Show Creator Marc Cherry: "There Won't Be Trumpets:" The Principals Office - On
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         View the Favorite Scenes as Picked by the Desperate Housewives Cast: Eva Longoria - Gabrielle
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         View the Favorite Scenes as Picked by the Desperate Housewives Cast: Marcia Cross - Bree
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         View the Favorite Scenes as Picked by the Desperate Housewives Cast: Nicollette Sheridan - Edie
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         View the Favorite Scenes as Picked by the Desperate Housewives Cast: Teri Hatcher - Susan
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      "There Won't Be Trumpets"
      "Children Will Listen"
      "Live Alone and Like It"
      "Fear No More"
Disc #6 -- Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season: Episodes 21-23
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   Bonus Features
      Oprah Winfrey Is The New Neighbor
      Deleted Scenes
         View This Deleted Scene With Optional Audio Commentary by Show Creator Marc Cherry: "One Wonderful Day:" Mary Alice's Journal - On
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      Secrets of Wisteria Lane
      Behind the Scenes of Desperate Housewives
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      "Sunday in the Park With George"
      "Goodbye for Now"
      "One Wonderful Day"
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      View These Episodes With Never Before Seen Footage: "Sunday in the Park With George"
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Entertaining! Hilarious! Great!

    Although Desperate Housewives piloted many years ago, I never had the occasion to watch an episode until I was stuck in front of a television at the beauty salon. I was so captivated that I decided to buy the first season and start watching it through up to the most current season.

    I've only watched the first four episodes, but what fun! I normally watch true crime shows, and this is such a breath of fresh, adult air!

    Love it! Absolutely love it! Me time. Doesn't get any better than that! I finally see what everyone was raving about.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You have to see it to believe it.

    I am the biggest desperate housewives fan in the entire world. I started watching it by chance during season 2, and I have not stopped, when season 1 came out on dvd I got it for christmas, and I have been keeping up with whats going on on wisteria lane every since. Marc Cherry is a pure genious. The characters are amazing, and it is something interesting going on behind every door on that street. I will recommend desperate housewives to anyone. If you enjoy fear, comedy, and just plain drama like myself, you need to get the series and start at the beginning.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    Guaranteed Satisfaction!!

    If you love comedy and drama soap operas you will not want to miss the TV series Desperate Housewives. It tells the story of Mary Alice Young , a seemingly perfect housewife who commits suicide because she feared a secret, involving her, her husband, and their son would be exposed. Other characters are Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp, and Gabrielle Solis. Mary Alice describes how her friends try to find out the reason for her suicide, while trying to deal with personal problems in their lives. Susan Mayer, the klutzy, lovable divorced mother in search of love. Lynette Scavo is a full time mother of four. Bree Van de Kamp is the uptight perfectionist homemaker and the mother of two teenagers and is struggling to save her marriage. Gabrielle Solis is the materialistic ex fashion model who cheats on her husband. As you can see there is never a dull moment on this show, the problems these women experience everyday will tap into one of your emotions and that is why I like this show. From the beginning of the show to the end I was interested and I was dying to see more. The audience for this show is mature adults. Some people may think only women watch this show but many males have taken an interest in this show. The show is not like the older soap operas that were feminine and always told a love story. This show is so much more, it is comedy, drama and passion all intertwined together to give us one of the best TV series of the 21st Century. The genre of this show is to entertain. The show reaches out to the audience's emotions because at times the show was hilarious but there were not always happy times, sometimes it was sad or frustrating. Producer Marc Cherry, created these stories with the audience in mind, he wanted to create something people will actually enjoy watching. I recommend that you watch at least the first season of the show. I was humored, sad, and sometimes frustrated by the series but overall my attention was kept. This show guarantees satisfaction and you will not regret buying this TV series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An awesome performance!

    This show really shocked me! The housewives weren't desperate for what I thought! Mysteries, murders, and love interests persue in this perfectly wound plot, mixed with an awsome ensemble!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awsome a clever outstanding show

    this show is a true delight. and the cleverness is unbelivible . this is a must see

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A sinful pleasure

    Although targetted to women at first, the show gained popularity with a wide male audience,both straight and gay. The cast is top notch and all the characters resemble someone that we all know in our own private Wisteria Lanes. Who does not have the nosy neighbor? The soccer mom or the go getter? And is there not the sexy mom or newcomer that everyone talks about? And who does not know someone hiding a long held secret? The show is amusing, dark, and hooks you from the first, with the mystery of why one of the ladies killed herself, when her life appeared perfect. The chemistry amongst the characters and the quirky writing made for an entertaining tv season. Let's hope the second time around is as good as the first!

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