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Prison Break: Season 1 [Blu-ray] [US Import] [Region A]

Dominic Purcell , Wentworth Miller , Bobby Roth , Brad Turner    Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Sarah Wayne Callies
  • Directors: Bobby Roth, Brad Turner, Brett Ratner, Dean White, Dwight H. Little
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Japanese
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Nov 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000W4HIWM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,877 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Season one of Prison Break is great television. Here's the set-up. Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) is framed and wrongfully convicted for assassinating the Vice President's brother. Lincoln's brother Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), who just happens to have designed Illinois' Fox River Penitentiary where Lincoln is on death row, hatches an elaborate escape plan. Michael's plan involves getting himself incarcerated in Fox River and smuggling the prison's blueprints by having them hidden in tattoos that cover his entire torso. Once inside, Michael must form alliances with a rogue's gallery of felons with their own sometimes unsavory motives. Meanwhile, on the outside, Lincoln's lawyer and one-time girlfriend Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney), pursued by Secret Service agents, attempts to unravel the conspiracy that sent her man to the slammer.

Prison Break is anchored by tight, suspenseful writing clearly relished by the largely little-known cast. Standouts include Robert Knepper as the murderer/pedophile T-Bag, who somehow makes such a despicable character likeable. Stacey Keach of Mike Hammer fame plays the warden-with-a-heart-of-gold, who clashes with Captain Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) over whether to rehabilitate the inmates or makes their lives more miserable. Peter Stormare, famous for his skills with a wood chipper in Fargo, turns in a deliciously menacing performance as mob boss John Abruzzi, while Amaury Nolasco's winsome Fernando Sucre shares a cell and secrets with Miller's Scofield. Watching the show one gets a sense that this is the opening salvo of Wentworth Miller's career, which will doubtless include roles as assassins, detectives, super heroes, and perhaps the champion of staring contests. Midway through the season it's explained that Scofield is a genius with an heightened sensitivity to other peoples' suffering, which sums up what makes the show so great--the mind-bendingly intricate plot is a framework for moments when people make others suffer and cope with the burden of their own suffering.

The six-disc set includes 22 addictive episodes, audio commentary on selected episodes, three featurettes, and alternate and deleted scenes. As with most TV shows on DVD, the "previously on Prison Break" intros can get tiresome, but that's what the fast forward button is for. --Ryan Boudinot


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When's the next series out? 20 Nov 2006
Format:DVD
In the "edge of the seat" vein of 24, Fox has produced another superbly gripping series. Engaging, multifaceted characters with plenty of secrets build the interest but this story is a little unusual in that although Michael and Linc form the story's focus, no one character takes the lead. Each of the gritty characters is worthy of praise but T-bag is my favourite. A more menacingly charming personality is difficult to imagine. Desperate to see what happens next.....
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An international phenomenon 29 April 2007
Format:DVD
This is a series of the most superb quality. Hats off to the writers who combine complex plots with psychological thrills all the way. Not one for the fainthearted, bloodshed and emotion spills into every episode, keeping you gripped from beginning to end. With a terrific cast it is no wonder that Prison Break has created such a storm on both sides of the Atlantic. Fantastic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 15 Jun 2007
Format:DVD
ok this is easily the best show on tv bar none, more beleivable than lost, more tense than 24. it has everything a good show should have and more.

the characters are amazing, although at first i didn't like michael, but T-bag, link, sucre, C-note, haywire and last but not least john abruzzi john abruzzi.

the cons aren't the only ones who turn in a great performance as the warden played by stacy keach is great as is officer beelick. the attorneys trying to uncover the truth and the agents trying to suppress it all factor into the greatest show ever.

so what i'm trying to say is buy it, watch it, then re-watch it. you won't regret it.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is better than I ever thought it could be. 22 Dec 2006
By John Kimble VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
A friend of mine who is a fellow fan of Lost and 24 told me about a show called Prison Break some time ago and being the good guy he is he lent me the first half of the 1st series. For some reason I left it sitting on my dressing table for a few months to gather dust.

It was only one sleepless night, when there was nothing else on TV, that I dismissively put the first episode on to see what this show was all about. many hours later in the early hours of the morning I was hooked!

I don't exaggerate when I say that I really rate this program highly. Every character has a story, every plot a subplot and every episode a jaw dropping cliff hanger. The casting is superb and the story captivating.

For me this has all the right ingredients in abundance. At the time of writing they are currently halfway though the second season and I'm still hooked.

If you haven't heard of Prison Break but you like the format of Lost, 24 etc then try season one. Don't wait like I did, this show has everything!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I'd seen Prison Break advertised but couldn't believe that they'd be able to make an entire series out of one simple plan....to break out of prison. Then a friend said he'd seen it and raved about it so I took the plunge. Damn am I glad I did. Prison Break is definitely THE best series ever. It knocks spots off Lost and 24 and I see many awards in its future!

The plot centers around Michael Scofield. He is an architect whose brother (Lincoln) has been put on death row for killing the Vice-Presidents brother. Lincoln has always professed his innocence and Michael slowly starts to believe that he's innocent. So Michael hatches a plan......he holds up a bank with the express purpose of getting himself incarcerated at Fox River Penitentiary where Lincoln is being held.....once there he plans to help Lincoln escape.

Meanwhile Lincolns ex-girlfriend takes over as his attorney in a last ditch effort to get a stay of execution. She slowly starts to uncover that Lincolns case was fast-tracked and believes that somebody wants Lincoln dead.....quickly!

The star of this series is definitely Wentworth Miller. He plays the part of Michael to perfection. We see him as a doting brother and fantastic tactician in how he plans everything down to the last detail. And when Dr Sara Tancredi looks into Michaels eyes......all I can say is that I defy any woman in the room not to want to melt into those eyes!

Dominic Purcell plays the part of Lincoln as a man who has accepted his fate and you feel the guy was made for this part. The most disturbing character of all is definitely T-bag played by Robert Knepper. This guy makes my skin crawl and every episode without fail you hope somebody will finish him off.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting series 18 Sep 2006
By Lizzy
Format:DVD
Prison break is an exciting series. Well thought out and well structured. It doesn't start as grasping as the series 24 but as it progresses the heat is turned on. It is consistent throughout the season and unlike the series Lost, everything you get to see will make sense at some point. Some characters play better then others off course but all the main once are well cast and there are no significant flaws spoiling the fun. Plenty of suspense, some subtle romance, friendship, hope, etc. enough to fill a season really worth watching.

5 stars would mean perfect and that would be difficult for a series to obtain. It needs to fill 22 episodes and this off course makes it hard to have every second count a 100%. The series continues and thus leaves you somewhat hanging about what will happen next. But nevertheless it's a fair ending and you have enough answers to be satisfied. On the other hand it leaves more then enough queries around to make you want to go on to the next season. Definitely a good buy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping,heart racing and utterly fantastic!
After hearing some raving reviews off friends and peers about the 4 series of Prison Break, i decided to give it ago, by the end of the first episode i was hooked! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Lillie
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
I can't believe how some people think this series is boring, dull, lazy or implausible-Reality check, it's a TV Show! It's not meant to be real! Love this show! WATCH IT :)
Published 26 days ago by Sasha
4.0 out of 5 stars "Prison Break: Season One" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues With The...
At six quid and less - the American 20th Century Fox BLU RAY of "Prison Break: Season 1" looks like good value for money. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mark Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest ever TV series!
You get so addicted from start to finish watching Prison Break! Best TV series I have ever seen and I am glad to have purchased all the boxsets :-)
Published 4 months ago by allandogh
3.0 out of 5 stars Took far too long to deliver
The condition and everything was great and the wee sweets in the bag with the business card were a lovely touch however it took so long to come. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Clare Holmes
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot better than I expected it to be
Okay I'll start by saying that this show is extremely far fetched. Not that I've been to prison, but I can't imagine a super max facility in the US being so laid back about giving... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Oops
Still haven't got round to watching it. But my brother tells me it's really good.. I have all the seasons now :)
Published 7 months ago by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars great
bought this for my son who is just crazy about it.Ive never watched it only seen clips but it looks very good
Published 8 months ago by Mrs S Orchard
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Addictive!
Prison Break season 1 is the best TV series I ever seen.

It is full of action and very addictive. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dan Ionescu
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
I've loved Prison Break since the pilot episode was first shown here in the UK. Had to get the DVD box set, and was very pleased with the quality. Read more
Published 10 months ago by B. Smith-williams
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