Touched by an Angel - The Complete First Season
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Touched by an Angel - The Complete First Season

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Director: Bruce Bilson, Bruce Kessler, Burt Brinckerhoff, Jerry Jameson

Cast: Bruce Bilson, Bruce Kessler, Burt Brinckerhoff, Jerry Jameson

     
 
The first season of this popular and heartwarming television series has been given a dignified presence on DVD. Touched By An Angel: The Complete First Season has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; viewers have the choice of the original English-language soundtrack or a

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The first season of this popular and heartwarming television series has been given a dignified presence on DVD. Touched By An Angel: The Complete First Season has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; viewers have the choice of the original English-language soundtrack or a dubbed version in Spanish, with no subtitles included. Bonus materials include two interviews with executive producer Martha Williamson (one with Ed Bradley for 60 Minutes), commentary tracks for four episodes, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
The drama about a pair of angels, Monica (Roma Downey) and Tess (Della Reese), who intervene in the lives of humans to show them that God loves them was originally pitched with Downey as an angel of mercy who was battling with head angel Reese. And while the pilot -- in which Downey and Reese sported wings -- was deemed a disaster, executive producer Martha Williamson managed to retool the show, which eventually ran for nine years on CBS. She believed that people would actually want to watch a show about angels that dealt with faith and God honestly, and reshot the pilot with Downey and Reese as coequal angels sent to help people. Although sometimes criticized for sanctimony, the drama captured audiences with its strong writing and the camaraderie between its stars. Touched by an Angel also paved the way for other "spiritual" dramas, such as 1998's Promised Land with Gerald McRaney (also produced by Williamson), and the WB network's 7th Heaven. In the premiere episode, "The Southbound Bus," Monica has been promoted to caseworker and befriends a young boy who tells her his mother and sister died in a car accident. This episode also introduces the first angel of death, Adam (Charles Rocket), who was later replaced by John Dye as Andrew. All 11 episodes of Season 1 are contained in this first volume, the highlights of which include Phylicia Rashad in "Tough Love" as Liz Jessup, a journalist with a drinking problem; "Manny," with Rue McClanahan as the matriarch of a prestigious family who is hiding the true secret of her heritage; and "Cassie's Choice," featuring a pre-Buffy the Vampire Slayer Alyson Hannigan as a pregnant teen who changes her mind when it comes time to give her child up for adoption. Other notable guest stars this season include Party Machine queen Nia Peeples, L.A. Law's Susan Ruttan, Newhart's Peter Scolari, country singer Randy Travis, and erstwhile Cosby kid Malcolm Jamal-Warner.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
UPC:
0097368758544
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
11:33:00
Sales rank:
12,802

Special Features

Closed Caption; An extended version of executive producer Martha Williamson's 60 minutes interview with Ed Bradley; Martha Williamson talks about Touched by an Angel; Touched by an Angel says farewell; Four audio commentaries: The Southbound Bus, Tough Love, Fear Not and There, But for the Grace of God; Full-screen format; English stereo; Spanish stereo

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roma Downey Monica
Charles Rocket Adam
Della Reese Tess
John Amos James Mackey
Ken Page Ox
Melissa Joan Hart Claire Latham
Paul Winfield Sam
Rae'ven Kelly Serena
Rue McClanahan Amelia Bowthorpe Archibald
Scott Bairstow Zack
Alyson Hannigan Cassie Peters
Bumper Robinson Matthew Mackey
Cloris Leachman Ruth
Ed Marinaro Jack
Elizabeth Ashley Sandy Latham
John Schneider Frank Littleton
Kathy Rossetter Julie Taylor
Kevin Dobson Coach Earl Rowley
Linda Hart Christine Morrow
Nia Peeples Angela Evans
Peter Scolari Charles Hibbard
Phylicia Rashad Elizabeth Jessup
Randy Travis Wayne
Robin Thomas Dr. Harrison Archibald IV
Brian Patrick Clarke Coach Mike Johansen
Dick Van Patten Jerry
Erica Gimpel Sydney
Gail Edwards Barbara Archibald
Jimmy Marsden Jake
Linda Gehringer Laura Enloe
Nancy Allen Megan
Obba Babatunde Carter Evans
Paul Wittenburg Joey
Susan Ruttan Joanne Peters
Wendy Makkena Robin Dunwoody
Wendy Phillips Ruth Ann Russell
Brooke Adams Susana
Bryan Cranston Dr. Tom Bryant
Ivan Sergei Peter Enloe
Jack Black Monte
Jonathan Hernandez Manny, aka Luis
M.C. Gainey Smoky
Mark Metcalf Nick Morrow
Melissa Lee Andrew Beth
Patrick Duffy Mike
Rick Rossovich Marshall
Rodney Eastman Craig
Talia Balsam Dr. Joanne Glassberg
Cameron Sawyer Howie
Craig Wasson Tim Porter
David Ogden Stiers Jones
Donna Bullock Anita
Jarrad Paul Dick Whitten
Lasondra Zarif Amy
Matthew Kaminsky Luke Stevens
Montrose Hagins Sister Mary Frances
Murphy Cross Lydia Feldman
Rick Bugg Sully
T.J. Lowther David Morrow

Technical Credits
Bruce Bilson Director
Bruce Kessler Director
Burt Brinckerhoff Director
Jerry Jameson Director
Larry Peerce Director
Max Tash Director
Timothy Bond Director
Timothy Van Patten Director

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Touched by an Angel - The Complete First Season 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A heartwarming and touching program showing the heartaches and turmoil’s of the human heart. Showing that even in our darkest hour God is always watching, showing his love and kindness and wanting the best for us. Even if we refuse to listen or continue ignoring his voice. Thus opening ourselves to new insights over who we truly are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love this show, and am sad that there will no longer be current episodes. My parents and I like to watch it as we eat dinner, so I guess we'll stick to reruns unless we find something else of substance to watch.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this show I cry all through out the shows this is a must have for any Chrisitan or Angel-lover