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Quantum Leap - Series 1 [DVD]


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  • Actors: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Dennis Wolfberg, W.K. Stratton
  • Directors: John Cullum
  • Writers: Donald P. Bellisario
  • Producers: Deborah Pratt, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Chris Ruppenthal, Donald P. Bellisario, Joanne Oboyski
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Nov 2004
  • Run Time: 483 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00061S0BY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,594 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and Vanished...He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Ernest Woodhall on 29 Nov 2004
Format: DVD
An emphatic YES! An absolute delight to see again the first series/season of QL. From the opening of the pilot episode and the introduction of Al and Sam through to the ground breaking episode "The Colour of Truth" and then to Sam's first leap into a woman, this was great stuff. Never afraid to be controversial and yet still with it's own charm, QL was a major step forward in TV Sci-Fi. Still untouched by many other shows in it's writing this series didn't have to rely on FX to be gripping. QL also had some great guest stars especially Claudia Christian of Babylon 5 and Mike Post's theme tune is in my top 5 of all time. If you're a fan, buy it! If not, buy it anyway.
Special features wise, this isn't a treasure trove but the intros to each episode are useful, and the series appears to have been transferred with care to disc (only 1 episode of pixellation over 3 discs ain't bad). Hope that the wait to series/season 2 isn't long.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Aug 2005
Format: DVD
Things weren't quite as ready for the time travel experiment as Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) thought they were. As a result, he finds himself leaping through time, trapped in other people's bodies with his own memory playing tricks on him. He must find a way to change their lives for the better so he can leap out. Along the way, he gets a chance to reconnect with his day (via phone) and help a future former girlfriend. The only person he has to help him along is a hologram from his own time. And Al (Dean Stockwell) isn't always as much help as Sam would like.
I must admit that, while I like the series, I've only seen maybe a dozen episodes over the years. Anytime I do catch a rerun, seems like it's one I've already seen. As a result, all the episodes in this set were new to me. Of course, that isn't saying much.
Season 1 was a mid-season replacement show. As a result, this season is only the pilot plus seven regular episodes. As with most shows, it uses this time to find the characters and polish the storylines. A few of the trademarks of the series aren't there as of yet. For example, it's on the last couple episodes that end with Sam's classic "Oh boy!" Still, we've got some entertaining stories here, stories that don't always go where you think they will. I especially enjoy some of the references to real history that Sam accidentally gets involved in, such as Watergate. These episodes also feature guest spots from Terri Hatcher and Jason Priestly before they became famous.
Two episodes stand out from this set. "The Color of Truth" sends Sam into the body of a black man in the south just before the Civil Rights movement starts. His unintended actions create quite a stir in the small town, and it highlights the evils of segregation with only minimal preaching.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By thefilmfan on 15 Nov 2004
Format: DVD
At long last we have Quantum Leap on DVD. If like me, you waited all week in anticipation of 9pm on Tuesday when this series was aired in the UK by the BBC over ten years ago, you will love this well presented DVD box set. It features all the episodes of the first season where our hero Dr Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) climbs into his Quantum Leap Accelerator for the first time and Leaps back through time to help all the people whose lives didn't quite work out for the best. Accompanied by his hologram friend, Al (Dean Stockwell), Sam struggles on his first journey after losing his memory (or having it "swiss-cheesed" as Al puts it) but finally overcomes all the odds to put right what once went wrong in the first, feature length episode which sets the pace for one of the most entertaining television series' that ever hit our screens. From the moment I watched that first pilot episode years ago I was hooked until they pulled the series (due to American TV bosses changing its regular slot resulting in the ratings dropping). If you have never seen an episode of Quantum Leap, I recommend adding this DVD to your collection. Can't wait for the subsequent season's to be released to compliment my DVD collection!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By SteveA (UK) on 10 Dec 2004
Format: DVD
This is one of those landmark shows that bypassed some people. There have been many shows or even movies that have imitated it in different ways, most recently being Tru Calling, but this is the one that started it all. It is simply an amazing show. It has everything, it covers every genre, even horror which is mixed with comedy at times making the scary moments even more worrying and shocking when they happen. This show was made and broadcast long before good shows were cut only a few episodes into the first series, and this show was allowed to stretch and try different things. Most of the time it worked, ideas such as Sam leaping into the body of famous people, women, his best friend, discovering he had competition, returning to the same town three times and even going back to the same character in a later series. This is where it all started and it was good from the start. Sit back, put your feet up, get comfortable and watch a show that touched a lot of lives and while sometimes it was a little cheesy, it was never preachy and always interesting with a great guy like Scott Bakula in the main role.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beth on 10 Dec 2004
Format: DVD
Finally, after what seems like an eternity, Quantum Leap arrives on DVD. With the videos withdraw long ago and selected repeats on the Sci-Fi channel the only available ways to watch this classic TV series, fans can now breathe a sign of relief.
As a fan from day one, this really is worth the wait, with all the nine episodes from the very first series and some extras.
The series charts the adventures of genius scientist, Dr Sam Beckett, who invents a time machine, tries it out and finds himself stuck in time. He leaps from life to life, but within his own lifetime, - putting right what once went wrong and hoping that the next leap will be the leap home. However, he's not alone and is helped by his faithful best friend Al, a hologram and womaniser!
The series starts with the two-part pilot episode where the classic Quantum Leap theme tune was still to be developed and ends with Sam Beckett in the bath discovering he is a woman! Sam's encounters with a young Michael Jackson and a young Buddy Holly are also great moments!
The best episode of all though is the critically acclaimed 'The Colour of Truth' which examines racism in the Deep South in the 1960s. It is truly heart-breaking to watch, with Sam, who is always a fighter for equal rights, leaping into the body of an elderly black man and struggling to make those around him understand that racism is unjustifiable.
The only disappointment was the extras which were insightful but a bit thin on the ground. Saying that, it's great to see Quantum Leap out on DVD and I can't wait for the next series!
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