Heroes - Season 1
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Heroes - Season 1

Cast: Adrian Pasdar, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka, James Kyson Lee

     
 

Clearly the breakout TV phenomenon of the 2006-7 season, Heroes makes its DVD debut in this Season 1 set. A serial drama filled with suspense, mystery, and electrifying twists, 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,See more details below

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Clearly the breakout TV phenomenon of the 2006-7 season, Heroes makes its DVD debut in this Season 1 set. A serial drama filled with suspense, mystery, and electrifying twists, 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.The NBC series' first season begins with the origin stories of several lonely, disconnected people who learn they're destined to become superheroes. At the center of the unfolding tale is Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia), a nurse haunted by cryptic dreams who believes he's meant to do great things with his life. Peter tries to convince his politico brother Nathan (Adrian Pasdar), who is running for the U.S. Senate, that something strange is happening to both of them, but Nathan is adamant about maintaining a low profile and keeping his personal life out of the press. Meanwhile, a Texas cheerleader (Hayden Panettiere) discovers she's completely indestructible, but she's in for an even bigger shock when she realizes her family is hiding a dark secret. Over in Los Angeles, a beat cop (Greg Grunberg) develops the ability to read minds, and an Internet stripper (Ali Larter) begins to manifest a murderous alternate personality. And in Tokyo, bored cubicle drone Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) is desperate for the kind of adventures found in comic books and Star Trek. (In a sly in-joke, Hiro's father shows up later in the season and is portrayed by Star Trek alum George Takei.) Hiro's wish is miraculously granted when he develops the ability to travel through time and space, teleporting himself instantly from a Tokyo subway to Times Square. But Hiro's elation quickly turns to fear when he witnesses a nuclear explosion lay waste to New York City. Upon teleporting home, he realizes he's just seen a glimpse of a catastrophe that will happen in a few weeks unless he can stop it. Heroes from across the globe gradually meet up and form alliances as they try to prevent the nuclear attack and fight back against a shadowy, superpowered serial killer known as Sylar (Zachary Quinto), who is able to murder the would-be superheroes and steal their abilities in the process.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
It all starts with a murder. Mohinder Suresh's (Sendhil Ramamurthy) father, a geneticist in New York who is doing research into people with extraordinary abilities, is slain by a serial killer named Sylar (Zachary Quinto). Mohinder travels to Manhattan and discovers his father has identified hundreds of people with superhuman powers across the globe -- many of whom are suddenly turning up dead. Thus begins the labyrinthine tale of Heroes, a part comic book, part X-Men, part sci-fi mystery series that began in September 2006 on NBC. What at first appears to be a run-of-the-mill superhero series becomes a nuanced drama when Mohinder's research starts bringing seemingly unconnected people together. These gifted individuals include Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar), a politician with the ability to fly, and his brother Peter (Milo Ventimiglia), whose true power isn't immediately evident. They, in turn connect other characters together, such as Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), the Texas cheerleader who can't die, and her father (Jack Coleman), a paper factory manager who's not what he seems; Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), the Japanese office worker who can warp time; Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera), who can paint the future; Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), a cop who can hear people's thoughts; Niki Sanders (Ali Larter), a woman with an identity problem, and her gifted son Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey). Heroes unfolds like a comic book tale, and viewers may be amazed at the complexity that slowly develops over the season's 23 episodes. It's surprising at moments, too; don't expect favorite characters to survive the fantastic first season. This seven-disc set also has tons of bonus features, such as the original 73-minute pilot episode that never aired on TV, deleted scenes, featurettes, and more.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2007
UPC:
0025195007863
Rating:
TV14
Source:
Universal Studios
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
16:49:00
Format:
HD

Special Features

73-minute premiere episode with audio commentary by show creator Tim Kring; 50 deleted scenes; The making of Heroes; The special effects; The stunts; Profile of artist Tim Sale; The score; Mind reader game

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adrian Pasdar Nathan Petrelli
Milo Ventimiglia Peter Petrelli
Masi Oka Hiro Nakamura
James Kyson Lee Ando Masahashi
Jack Coleman Noah Bennet/H.R.G.
Hayden Panettiere Claire Bennet
Sendhil Ramamurthy Dr. Mohinder Suresh
Zachary Quinto Gabriel Gray/Sylar
Tawny Cypress Simone Deveaux
Ali Larter Niki/Jessica Sanders
Noah Gray-Cabey Micah Sanders
Leonard Roberts D.L. Hawkins
Santiago Cabrera Isaac Mendez
Greg Grunberg Matt Parkman
Clea Duvall Special Agent Audrey Hanson
Elizabeth Lackey Janice Parkman
Cristine Rose Angela Petrelli
Ashley Crow Sandra Bennet
Jimmy Jean-Louis The Haitian
Thomas Dekker Zach
Eric Roberts Thompson
Christopher Eccleston Claude
George Takei Kaito Nakamura
Malcolm McDowell Linderman
Matthew John Armstrong Ted Sprague

Technical Credits
Tim Kring Created by

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