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Conviction: Complete Series [DVD] [2006] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Eric Balfour , Jordan Bridges    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Eric Balfour, Jordan Bridges, Milena Govich, Stephanie March, Anson Mount
  • Writers: Dick Wolf
  • Format: Box set, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Aug 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FS9MY2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,704 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Created by Dick Wolf, the seemingly unstoppable mastermind behind the Law & Order franchise, Conviction tells the stories of a group of young, driven, and genetically gifted prosecutors working for the New York District Attorney's office, which is led by Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March). Cabot was last seen as a young gun assistant district attorney herself on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. There she was a crusading and idealistic lawyer fighting to buck a corrupt system. But on Conviction, her character has turned into the type of bureaucrat she used to despise--one who thinks more about the bottom line than the true meaning of justice. Though she obviously still has feelings for her underling and former beau Jim Steele (Anson Mount), she becomes engaged to a well-connected man (the day after she and Steele have a one-night stand).

The series, which was canceled after its first season in 2006, has a more soap opera feel than Wolf's other shows. While the meat of the 13 episodes is in their fight to lock up rapists and murderers, the heart of the show lies in the private lives of the young attorneys. Steele has a "just sex" relationship with Jessica Rossi (Milena Govich), a promising young lawyer who butts heads with him at work. Nick Potter (played by Beau Bridges' son, Jordan) left a six-figure salary at a private law firm to work for the people. Billy Desmond (J. August Richards), who hasn't lost a case, finds himself falling for a mess of a girl despite himself. And ladies man Brian Peluso (Eric Balfour) and wide-eyed cutie Christina Finn (Julianne Nicholson) find it easier to play verbal footsie than admit their feelings for each other.

Though the dramatic content isn't lacking, there are some moments where even suspending your belief in reality really doesn't help much. In one episode, a murderer takes some of the attorneys hostage in a courtroom. Demanding respect, he refuses to answer their questions unless they address him in legalese. It's almost laughable watching the supposedly terrified lawyers popping up and down to address him as "your honor." In another scene, Finn warns another gunman - who has already killed another hostage - that the police may be trying to trick him. But overall, the series has a nice rhythm that could've carried over for another solid season or two. NBC was quick to axe the drama, just as it did with Wolf's 2005 series Law & Order: Trial by Jury. It's too bad because Conviction - which could've been retitled Law & Order: The Wonder Years - showed a lot of promise. --Jae-Ha Kim

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114 of 124 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Always, Amazing. 14 May 2009
By Steven Stewart VINE VOICE
Up to season 5 House was known as focusing a lot on the comical witticisms of House as he insulted his colleagues and his boss. This particular season takes a more serious turn, and although there does exist the comedy that it's famous for, there is a more serious aura around the entire season and its characters as all is not well in the land of Dr. Gregory House. For a medical drama, House is pretty special as it retains a very formulaic style of storytelling and wholly stays away from soap opera dramatics; instead replacing them with casual love stories, complex medical cases and an even more complex main star.

Just when we think we know House, the show takes another massive turn and shows us a completely different side to him that we never thought existed. Season 5 seeks on exposing a new emotional side to House. At the end of season 4 we saw the end to Wilsons girlfriend, Amber and what we are lead to believe to be the friendship of House and Wilson. Season 5 opens with our worst fears, Wilson quits and tells House that they can no longer be friends and in order for Wilson to be truly happy, he must have House out of his life.

In comes a private investigator hired by House to spy on Wilson in his new life and also his team. The split doesn't last for long and House & Wilson end up back to their old tricks of childish friendship antics. Chase & Cameron gain a more prominent role in this season as their relationship is explored in more detail as Cameron struggles with the possibility of a permanent relationship as she still can't let go of the memories of her husband who died a few years prior to their relationship.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny! 25 Jan 2006
By A Customer
I've been a fan of Hercules for a long time, but I've somehow never managed to see any of the first series, and only a couple of movies. So when I saw all five movies, and all episodes of the first series for less than a ten pounds I knew I had to get it. Like most shows, Hercules got better after the first series and is at its most rough here. Iolas is only a recurring character, Ares is largely incorporeal (or a skull on the moon) and there is less of the tongue in cheek humour that makes later seasons so great- but there is still a lot to love. Traces of the future comedic brilliance of Hercules, the origins of Xena and Salmoneus (as well as the actors who later play Gabrielle, Salmoneus, and even Iolas in other roles, along with *two* others from Lucy Lawless) , moments from the credits that you’ve seen a thousand times out of context, Hercules briefly wearing a different outfit… I could go on. There are also commentaries by Kevin Sorbo, and sometimes Micheal Hurst, on at least one episode per disc (making it about one in three), including “Video Commentaries” where they intercut the episode with footage of the actors watching them.
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a peculiar season 13 May 2009
By Anna
Season 5 is straight up weird. It's rich with hints and clues that not all is well with House, and the season finale ends on the mini-mother of all cliff hangers. Season 6 opening episode is going to be unmissable. American tv shows always end a season with a cliff hanger, but so often they're appallingly slapdash. Not so with House. From about mid way through the season, it's subtly hinted at that there is something profoundly amiss, and it culminates in a dark and surprising final few scenes.

Anyway, back to the beginning. At the start of the series, Amber is gone, and so is Wilson. In his place there's a private detective, Lucas (played wonderfully by Michael Weston) who is sardonic and clever (actually a match for House) and, apparently, is being given his own spin off series. That's officially Good News.

Chase, Cameron and Cuddy get more of a look in than they did in season 4 - it's no longer incongruous that their names are in the opening credits... although, Cameron and Chase are largely spent fine-tuning and/or imploding their relationship. Season 5 also introduces a relationship between 2 more of the main cast... and the violent loss of another. Apparently in the States it was widely touted as a "Very Special Episode", with ramifications that would ripple throughout the rest of the season. They set up a bit of a red herring leading up to it, so it is a genuine shock but, somehow, that whole storyline is a little unsatisfying. That being said, House's situation is possibly predicated on it, so maybe there are huge, House-shaped ripples we've yet to fully see.

The team still solve the unsolveable, House still offends anyone with ears (and, indeed, someone without), and it's still fiercely clever and frequently funny. The entire season feels a lot more chaotic than the others - almost as if they wrote much of it on the fly, but it's no poorer for that. It's still House, it's still wonderful, and it deserves no less than 5 stars.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Over fifty years old and aged beautifully 31 May 2007
This is way before my time but when a programme is this good it matters not. I used to watch this sometime in the 1980's with my Dad and it was one of my favourite programmes at the time but it wasn't this series, it was a later one because I can remember it being in colour, but anyway the presentation and music (very uplifting for something so dark) was exactly the same as this. Although I can't really remember all of the stories from those colour episodes, there was one in particular that involved somebody accidentally being buried alive after a plan went wrong and it put me off ever wanting to be buried when I die.

I love the way this series is presented by Alfred Hitchcock, he was a national treasure and I particularly like his witty remarks before and after each episode I really hope they release every series of this on DVD, it would be a tragedy if it wasn't. At the time of writing, this as to be one of the best value for money DVD boxsets ever at (at the time of writing) just under 9. There are 39 episodes at roughly 23 minutes each and a good variety of stories all with some kind of twist at the end. I don't think that this is as well known as say for example The Twilight Zone (another classic that as aged beautifully) or to younger people like myself, but if you like that and anything similar, then even at over fifty years old (and as I have already mentioned this is way before my time) I would recommend this classic programme to anyone.

One last comment is that I am sorry to say to the person asking that there aren't any subtitles on this particular series which is wrong, as I think that they should be on all DVD's as standard but I am not sure about series 2 and whether they will be on the remaining series (if they are ever released), so fingers crossed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Too Good To Last
Conviction was a television drama on NBC that debuted as a mid-season replacement in 2006. The cast included Stephanie March following her Law & Order: Special Victims Unit role as... Read more
Published 5 days ago by prisrob
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor handling
Season 3 arrived with disc 2 stating it was Covert Affairs but was in fact "Warehouse 13". Despite notifying customers that a replacement disc would be sent immediately... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Mellie
5.0 out of 5 stars be better when I have the correct disc 2
Having season 1 and 2 I had to get 3 I know it will be great disc 1 was fine unfortunately disc 2 is warehouse 13. So my viewing is on hold until the correct disc 2 arrives..
Published 20 days ago by morganville
5.0 out of 5 stars Disc Two Not as Advertised
I saw disk 1 of Covert Affairs and it was great, like the series so far. I put in disk 2 and it consisted of four episodes of the tv series Warehouse13 - The disk label of disk two... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Pseudonym
4.0 out of 5 stars Disc 2 problems
I too have the defective disc which makes me another disappointed customer.

On going to review this item I find that I am not alone.
Published 25 days ago by Steve WW
4.0 out of 5 stars Season 4
Just continuing adding to my collection A good Sci Fi series from Canada Nice and easy watching but a little too much Technobabble
Published 25 days ago by Peter Brookman
5.0 out of 5 stars Problems with disc 2
I also had Warehouse 13 on disc 2 of Series 3 of Covert Affairs. Returned, got a refund, and ordered the Region 2 EU copy. Perfect. No problems with it at all. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Ray Coull
1.0 out of 5 stars Only 1 star as the product was not as advertised
Why are a number of the reviews talking about Season 5 when this review is meant to be about Season 3.

I am one of the Amazon Customers who found Warehouse 13 as disk 2. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Iain
1.0 out of 5 stars Been waiting for months!
So upset that the second disc wasn't the right programme, have been waiting for months and had pre ordered well in advance. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Bethany
3.0 out of 5 stars Wrong disc. Disc 2 is actually Warehouse 13 series 4 disc 2!
Just received my copy of Covert Affairs series 3. Watched disc one - great. Put in disc 2 -which is printed as Covert Affairs series three disc 2 but is actually Warehouse 13... Read more
Published 29 days ago by J. Cook
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