Point Pleasant - The Complete Series 2005

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All 13 episodes from the popular US drama series. The peaceful existence of a small seaside community changes forever when Christina Nickson (Elisabeth Harnois) is rescued from the ocean by local lifeguard Jesse Parker (Sam Page) and brought to the home of local doctor Ben Kramer (Richard Burgi). The Kramers, including Ben's wife Meg (Susan Walters) and daughter Judy (Aubrey Dollar), take an instant liking to Christina and invite her to stay with them as she searches for clues to her past and attempts to find her mother - a Point Pleasant native whom Christina never knew. Episodes comprise: 'Pilot', 'Human Nature', 'Who's Your Daddy?', 'The Lonely Hunter', 'Last Dance', 'Secrets And Lies', 'Unravelling', 'Swimming With Boyd', 'Waking The Dead', 'Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Choked', 'Missing (aka When The Cat's Away)', 'Mother's Day' and 'Let The War Commence'.

Starring:
Brent Weber, Grant Show
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DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Point Pleasant - The Complete Series - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Point Pleasant - The Complete Series - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Point Pleasant - The Complete Series - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 9 hours 9 minutes
Starring Brent Weber, Grant Show, Elisabeth Harnois, Cameron Richardson, Aubrey Dollar, Samuel Page, Dina Myer
Genres Thriller
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 23 January 2006
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By M. H. E. Driessen on 17 Nov. 2006
Format: DVD
I just bought the show for the heck of it (actuallt the cover looked nice and the synopsis intrigued me). It grabbed me the first second the Danny Elfman theme started and didn't let go 'till the season's untimely finale. I'm not going to repeat all the Buffy/Angel comparisons. The woman are pretty then men are cute, the story is fun and exciting. This is not rocket science but supernatural television at it's (almost) best. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

Oh, and even though it was cancelled and some websites mention it ends on a cliffhanger....you don't feel cheated after watching the 13th episode. Only by Fox for pulling the plug.

The only question is: what to watch next...(any suggestions?)
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 19 Aug. 2006
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This is the story of Christina Nickson, a beautiful and angelic looking girl who is found floating in the sea and is rescued by Jesse, the local lifeguard. As Christina spends time in Point Pleasant we soon find out that she is the "Child of Darkness", her father is the Devil and it's his plan that she wreaks havoc on the unsuspecting people of the town. Her presence causes inner and negative emotions in the townspeople to erupt and the introduction of Boyd, the right hand man of the devil worstens things for them.

After watching great shows like Buffy, Angel and Tru Calling I was waiting for something to take it's place and Point Pleasant actually did that for me. Marti Nixon one of the writers and Executive Producers of Buffy also worked on Point Pleasant and this is very clear in some of it's themes and characters. Christina represents the light and the dark, the good and the evil in all of us as she is a metaphor of the inner struggle within us humans. As her mum was a church abiding innocent girl and her father is the devil, it is for her to choose to be evil or good. Like Buffy she also represents what it is to be a teenager trying to find her way in this big bad wide world.

The relationship between Christina and Jesse parellels that of Buffy and Angel's, in the sense that they are two tragic lovers, one a symbol of goodness, whislt the other is the extreme opposite, yet they still love each other and try and overcome it. The season finale is unbelievably good and it drums in that message that religion doesn't solely exist in what a church or a mosque preaches to us, it also lies inside us.

I think it's a pity it was cancelled as too many great shows are like Tru Calling, but I am happy it ended with the last episode tying everything up. If you're a fan of supernatural shows like Buffy and Angel then I'd recommend you watching this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Legal Vampire on 9 Oct. 2011
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This interesting series is the story of a teenage girl Christina [I do not know if it is intentional irony that her name is derived from `Christ'], mysteriously washed up on the beach of a small town on the east coast of the USA with only a vague story about where she has come from. She is allowed to stay with a local family and begins to mix with the local teenagers until people begin to notice that strange events cluster around her. Christina herself begins to realise and use her developing unnatural powers, sometimes unintentionally, sometimes deliberately.

She realises there is something dangerous about her powers, which Satanic strangers hope to use for sinister ends.

Christina tries at first to stay on the side of good and to find friends and allies to help her. However the increasing suspicion with which she is understandably viewed even by those closest to her, once they realise there is something dangerous and not of this world about her, mean that Christina is rejected. Being a little young to cope on her own, she is left feeling there is nowhere for her except on the side of evil.

`Point Pleasant' was intended by the Fox Network as a more popular mid-season replacement for the excellent, but prematurely cancelled due to minority appeal, supernatural series of a very different kind Tru Calling - The Complete Series [DVD], starring Eliza Dushku. According to Wikipedia many of the crew of Tru Calling transferred to Point Pleasant.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 Jan. 2007
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I didnt expect such a well made series when I started seeing "Point Pleasant".

It start as a typical teenage drama with "suble hints"(cough) pointing mystical powers . You clearly notice that the series was intended to last longer than 1 season because lots and lots of characters are introduced but never really "filled out".

The series somehow reminded myself on "Carrie 1+2" simply in a longer version.

Teenager fights its dark heritage, tries to make friends or even find love and people who accept her.

For some time it looks like she is winning against her dark side but all starts to slip away and the all people around her betray her or leave her alone.

I dont know why people want to compare this series to Buffy. But if you like supernatural series like Hex, Buffy, Angel, Roswell, Witchblade for example. I think there is a good chance you will like "Point Pleasant" too.

I really enjoyed this series. Sadly this series was axed before it had a chance to really show its full potential. (Fox seems to have a tendency to invest in great series "Firefly" etc. screw up the potential in sending episodes out of order (5 chapters of point pleaseant where never shown on tv) and then axe the series in midrun of the first season. The show never had a chance (Even Buffy got really succesful in the 2nd season and the first season was really bad)

What is left is the beginning of a great series. (The writer still did a good job of giving the series a good finish in the limited space they had)
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