Once Upon a Time - Season 1 2011

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Centers on a woman with a troubled past who is drawn into a small town in Maine where the magic and mystery of Fairy Tales just may be real.

Starring:
Eion Bailey, Jared Gilmore
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Once Upon a Time - Season 1

Product Details

Discs
  • Once Upon a Time - Season 1 - Disc 1 ages_12_and_over
  • Once Upon a Time - Season 1 - Disc 2 ages_12_and_over
  • Once Upon a Time - Season 1 - Disc 3 ages_12_and_over
  • Once Upon a Time - Season 1 - Disc 4 ages_12_and_over
  • Once Upon a Time - Season 1 - Disc 5 ages_12_and_over
  • Once Upon a Time - Season 1 - Disc 6 ages_12_and_over
Runtime 15 hours 46 minutes
Starring Eion Bailey, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Meghan Ory, Robert Carlyle, Raphael Sbarge, Lana Parrilla, Jennifer Morrison, Beverley Elliott, Ginnifer Goodwin
Director David Solomon, Greg Beeman, Dean White
Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
Rental release 12 November 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 15 hours 46 minutes
Starring Eion Bailey, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Meghan Ory, Robert Carlyle, Raphael Sbarge, Lana Parrilla, Jennifer Morrison, Beverley Elliott, Ginnifer Goodwin
Director David Solomon, Greg Beeman, Dean White
Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction
Studio Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
Rental release Currently unavailable
Main languages English
Subtitles Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, French, Chinese
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Davies on 31 Aug 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
One star for Amazon Prime Instant - who have now suddenly removed this series from my subscription package.The Once Upon a Time series is great, my children and I had been enjoying it hugely. Cheap move Amazon. I question your customer loyalty if you can cynically change terms and conditions like this. Guess what - loyalty works both ways. Other subscription services are available.
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76 of 80 people found the following review helpful By NicolaA on 31 May 2012
Format: DVD
The story is set in "real" world Storybrooke and fairytale land every episode contains flashbacks between both worlds the story's of the past and present.

The central story of Once upon a time focus's primarily on the main characters Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) The Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) Henry (Jared Gilmore) Prince "Charming" James (Josh Dallas) And Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) However expect almost every one of your favourite characters to appear at some point;
Geppetto, Pinocchio, Maleficent, Jiminy Cricket, Genie of the Lamp, Pongo, Red Riding hood, Hansel and Gretal and many, many more.

The story begins with Prince Charming finding Snow White in her glass coffin, He kisses her, she wakes up, now in the books, and movies this is as far as we get, but what happens next?, we are about to find out.... The Evil queen interrupts their wedding and says she will enact her revenge by casting a curse on everyone, she will take away everything and everyone they love, So that she is the only one who gets her happy ending. I will not go into further detail as I do not want to spoil it for anyone. The running theme is focused around this, however every episode is made fresh as we meet a new character in detail and see how their story is linked. I was personally waiting for the Red Riding Hood story and it was fabulous!.

The story is solid, the series well cast, but it's what you expect from the writers and creators who are none other than Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz the makers of the series Lost, For those of you who are Lost fan's there are some lovely little reference's to the show within Once upon a time, such as The Evil Queen's/Regina's Door number, Oceanic Airlines, MacCutcheon Whisky, and Apollo candy bars.

All in all a great show. it's 22 episodes long so good value for money and it's been renewed for season two where there have been hints of new realms....
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Fred Bux on 1 Sep 2014
Don't hate the show it's great; we all loved it right up to Episode 10 when Amazon removed it from Prime without warning so you have to pay to watch the rest. Customer Services explained that if it was in my Watchlist I would have seen the warning that the series would expire; but it was on my watchlist and there was no warning. So I've cancelled Prime and am trying Netflix. Of course they haven't got Once either but don't care (it was good but not Breaking Bad good).
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By janakennedy22 on 31 Aug 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Seriously!!! I've watched 9 episodes of this with my family, and now it's suddenly £1.89 per episode! With absolutely no warning or explanation. Cheap cheap blow from amazon Prime, so soon after starting my membership - I'm retricted from even finishing a series I had started! Very disappointed in the service.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Say NO to Yodel on 3 Sep 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
What the? Come on Amazon you little - - - -
This show was helping justify my prime subscription but then half way through you start charging £1.85 per episode? I don't think so Amazon you money grabbing little... You have already taken my annual subscription and now you want to charge me for each individual episode on top of that? I find it unbelievable and utterly unacceptable. I will not be paying you any more money to watch any more episodes. Well done on annoying me and my wife and countless others of your customers who have already paid you to watch this in our annual subscription. Well done for making the world that little bit worse. And don't think I've forgotten how badly you have already treated us as your customers by inflicting Yodel on us, only the worst non- delivery company ever. Why don't you just spit on us and verbally abuse us to our faces as well while you're at it? That's the only way you could make your contempt of your customer base more obvious.

Can we have the name please?
The name of the moron that took this decision?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brida TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 July 2012
Format: DVD
ONCE UPON A TIME is ultimately about reality and fairytale meeting together. The basic synopsis of the series is that Storybrooke, where ONCE UPON A TIME is set, is in modern day America. The population of Storybrooke are all characters from fairytales that we all know and love - you have the evil Queen, Snow White, Prince Charming and so on. But, because of a curse by the evil Queen, none of the characters know that they either Snow White or Prince Charming. Apart from one little boy, who knows that the people in his favourite book are actually the population of his own town. And he is determined to make them all remember.

In order to translate this synopsis onto the screen, ONCE UPON A TIME shifts from the fairytale land where the characters are in their true form to modern day Storybrooke, where we are able to see the characters in modern America. These parallel worlds have some similarities between them - Snow White and Prince Charming are drawn to each other, whilst Rad Riding Hood lives with her Grandmother. But, when the focus turns to the fairytales, there are also stark differences. We are able to learn how the magic mirror came into being, and the tale of Red Riding Hood is very different to the traditional tale. But, it is this updating of the tales that makes the appeal of this series.

As the series has progresses, there is definitely a darkening essence to it. Whilst each individual episode focuses on one main fairytale character, there are recurring stories which are also developed slowly and returned to. The obvious one is that of Snow White and the evil Queen. Rumplestiltskin is also a character who is a running thread through most of the stories.

So, overall, I am enjoying it. Some episodes are better than others, naturally.
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