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Primeval - Volume 1

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Series 1
When evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) discovers prehistoric creatures alive and well in the present day, the natural world is turned on its head and humanity faces a threat to its very existence. Unexplained anomalies are ripping holes in the fabric of time, allowing creatures from the very earliest stages of Earth's development to roam the modern world. Cutter and his team struggle to keep the looming disaster secret while dealing with savage ...
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Overview

Series 1
When evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) discovers prehistoric creatures alive and well in the present day, the natural world is turned on its head and humanity faces a threat to its very existence. Unexplained anomalies are ripping holes in the fabric of time, allowing creatures from the very earliest stages of Earth's development to roam the modern world. Cutter and his team struggle to keep the looming disaster secret while dealing with savage dinosaurs and other deadly foes. Cutter also has to deal with a deeply personal dilemma - he discovers that his missing wife Helen (Juliet Aubrey), believed dead for eight years, has actually been travelling in the past; now she is back with possible answers to the riddle of the anomalies, but is it an answer she is willing to share? Primeval combines dazzling special effects with a haunting love story, and asks a terrifying question: has mankind come to the end of the evolutionary road?

Series 2
Get ready for more monsters, more action, more thrills and more adventure! Evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter and his team are back to do battle with more savage dinosaurs and other deadly foes, as unexplained anomalies continue to rip through the fabric of time, causing havoc in the present day. Claudia (Lucy Brown) reappears, looking exactly the same, but with no memory of the past, or Nick. It seems he altered the present when he went back in time, but how? And now, bizarre creatures from the future are materialising too. Connor (Andrew Lee Potts) still has a penchant for Abby (Hannah Spearritt), but will they ever get it together? Meanwhile Helen is acting suspiciously, and Stephen (James Murray) doesn't know whom to trust. One thing's for sure, there is definitely a traitor in their midst.

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Special Features

Audio commentary; The making of Primeval; "Through the Anomaly" by Andrew Lee Potts
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2008
  • UPC: 794051423221
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  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Digi-Pak / Slip Sleeve
  • Time: 9:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,751

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Henshall
James Murray
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Primeval, Vol. 1: Episodes 1-3
1. Chapter 1 [8:13]
2. Chapter 2 [6:22]
3. Chapter 3 [7:48]
4. Chapter 4 [7:39]
5. Chapter 5 [9:10]
6. Chapter 6 [7:06]
1. Chapter 1 [7:42]
2. Chapter 2 [7:43]
3. Chapter 3 [6:07]
4. Chapter 4 [8:35]
5. Chapter 5 [10:48]
6. Chapter 6 [5:02]
1. Chapter 1 [7:40]
2. Chapter 2 [9:36]
3. Chapter 3 [7:07]
4. Chapter 4 [5:55]
5. Chapter 5 [6:58]
6. Chapter 6 [8:08]
Disc #2 -- Primeval, Vol. 1: Episodes 4-6
1. Chapter 1 [7:40]
2. Chapter 2 [7:37]
3. Chapter 3 [7:17]
4. Chapter 4 [8:15]
5. Chapter 5 [6:45]
6. Chapter 6 [7:56]
1. Chapter 1 [8:01]
2. Chapter 2 [9:11]
3. Chapter 3 [6:09]
4. Chapter 4 [6:33]
5. Chapter 5 [7:16]
6. Chapter 6 [8:12]
1. Chapter 1 [8:03]
2. Chapter 2 [7:42]
3. Chapter 3 [6:23]
4. Chapter 4 [8:05]
5. Chapter 5 [6:57]
6. Chapter 6 [8:09]
Disc #3 -- Primeval, Vol. 1: Episodes 7-9
1. Chapter 1 [9:36]
2. Chapter 2 [7:17]
3. Chapter 3 [7:53]
4. Chapter 4 [6:24]
5. Chapter 5 [7:53]
6. Chapter 6 [7:00]
1. Chapter 1 [8:29]
2. Chapter 2 [7:18]
3. Chapter 3 [8:13]
4. Chapter 4 [8:33]
5. Chapter 5 [8:06]
6. Chapter 6 [4:30]
1. Chapter 1 [8:22]
2. Chapter 2 [7:08]
3. Chapter 3 [8:12]
4. Chapter 4 [8:30]
5. Chapter 5 [8:49]
6. Chapter 6 [3:39]
Disc #4 -- Primeval, Vol. 1: Episodes 10-13
1. Chapter 1 [6:35]
2. Chapter 2 [9:07]
3. Chapter 3 [8:52]
4. Chapter 4 [5:16]
5. Chapter 5 [9:29]
6. Chapter 6 [6:18]
1. Chapter 1 [6:40]
2. Chapter 2 [9:09]
3. Chapter 3 [6:54]
4. Chapter 4 [9:39]
5. Chapter 5 [7:19]
6. Chapter 6 [5:49]
1. Chapter 1 [7:44]
2. Chapter 2 [7:53]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [5:56]
5. Chapter 5 [8:27]
6. Chapter 6 [5:03]
1. Chapter 1 [7:58]
2. Chapter 2 [7:30]
3. Chapter 3 [8:06]
4. Chapter 4 [6:44]
5. Chapter 5 [10:44]
6. Chapter 6 [3:49]
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Primeval: Vol.1

    What a great series! In Great Britain, a series of anomalies are appearing, allowing ingress and egress of animals from the different geological time periods of the past and future. Professor Nick Cutter leads a team of scientists and government agents on a series of missions to deal with these anomalies and the creatures that emerge from them to wreak havoc on civilization. Add into this some intrigues surrounding the disappearance and resurfacing of Dr. Hellen Cutter-Nick's wife, and you have an X-Files meets Jurassic Park type of situation. <BR/> I like how other types of prehistoric animals are featured, with emphasis on late Permian ere animals rather than just dinosaurs. Some familiar and unfamiliar beasts are on the prowl here from the legendary Smilodon (the sabre-tooth cat), to mosasaurs (seagoing lizards of the Cretaceous), to fearsome gorgonopsids (a mammal-like reptile resembling a tiger with a t-rex like head) to the malevolent "future predator", and even other theoretical creatures like those Precambrian sulfur dioxide breathing worms. All represent the latest scientific knowledge gleaned from the fossil record as well as the possibilities that may exist in our evolutionary future. Not to worry dinosaur fans, the most vicious (and intelligent) of that group of archosaurs is represented here and are a scary as thier cousins in Jurassic Park.<BR/> There are some humorous moments and some cautionary undertones about how changes in the past can affect the present. Human greed rears its ugly visage here too. Overall, a likable cast, great sp/fx from the Walking With Dinosaurs producers, and the fact that unlike our tv shows "across the pond", this is only 13 episodes. This eliminates boring filler episodes that are made to meet the weekly deadlines. The result, high quality entertainment that has not been seen in quite some time. Due to some scary images, action violence, and non-nude sexually suggestive situations this might get the equivalent of a PG-13 rating. A+

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous, Engaging Series

    Primeval kept me intellectually engaged and emotionally gripped from firm frame to last. The Box Set covers the first two seasons, and what the characters go through, particularly the main character, is very powerful. With great special effects, characters, plots, and music, this series is an overall winner. It went too fast!

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    Great Show

    This series is fantastic. I find the creatures that they have created to be realistic and pretty cool. This is a British series I believe and is well worth the purchase. I would suggest this series to any Sci-Fi lover.

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    So much fun!

    I started watching Primeval after discovering Andrew-Lee Potts in the Syfy miniseries Alice and found it to be a surprisingly entertaining show. I'm not sure quite what I was expecting, but I certainly didn't think I'd laugh so much...or be quite so anxious during the suspenseful bits. The writing is solid, the visuals great, and the acting is really excellent. In fact, it's the characters---as brought to life by the actors----that kept me watching more than anything. They're likable, of course, but it's the way they get to know one another in these strange circumstances that they've been thrown into that really grabbed me. I will say, though, that Primeval has a tendency to kill off characters, so if you're the sort of person to get really attached, you might want to take a look at the cast for each series.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Past is Coming Back

    I am happy to inform you that after the cancellation of this show it has been brought back and as well it should be. The clever and comical tone of this wonderfully visual show is what television today is missing. It is a engaging for children and entertaining for adults aswell. It was a sad day when Primeval was aired for the final time but it didn't stay in the past long it is back and will be showing up again soon in our future.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I loved this show

    This is a better than typical BBC sci-fi type action adventure. It's too bad the show was canceled by the BBC. If you like Dr. Who then you might like this as it has the same good casting with quirky characters and good dialog. However, they do the change up of characters similar to Dr. Who which I dont particularly care for. The changeing of characters and lack of follow-through with the story line in the thrid season is why I gave it a 4 stars. I liked it but I doubt it will appeal to a larger audience.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Great Series. I wish the seasons were longer.

    The Primeval Volume one set of DVDs are a great item for anyone who enjoys the series. It is only a shame that cable seasons aren't longer. Always great entertainment on a rainy day.

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