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The Invisible Man: Complete Series One [DVD]

Vincent Ventresca , Paul Ben-Victor , Breck Eisner    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
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  • Actors: Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones, Michael McCafferty
  • Directors: Breck Eisner
  • Writers: Matt Greenberg
  • Producers: David Levinson, Edward Ledding, Lisa Cochran-Neilan
  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jun 2006
  • Run Time: 1008 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0015FNFYM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,328 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Netherlands released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: '1.01 ''Pilot'' 2000-06-09
Fawkes' successful career as a burglar comes to a halt when he deviates onto the straight and narrow to save his intended victim. Receiving a life sentence, Fawkes is rescued by his brother who uses him as a test subject in the quicksilver project. After the project is sabotaged, Fawkes sets out to avenge his brother and rescue himself from the gland inside his brain.

1.02 ''The Catevari'' 2000-06-16
Fawkes is sent after an escaped mental patient whose skin is poisonous to the touch.

1.03 ''Ralph'' 2000-06-23
A child witnesses an assassination but refuses to speak to anyone except 'Ralph', her invisible best friend. Fawkes must convince her that's exactly who he is before the sniper can kill the witness.

1.04 ''Tiresias'' 2000-07-07
Fawkes and Hobbs investigate a blind prophet who warns his customers to kill themselves before they kill their loved ones.'
'1.05 ''Impetus'' 2000-07-14
Searching through rooms in The Agency, Fawkes finds an old woman and sets her free. Only after does he learn she has been infected with a rapid aging disease that begins to affect him as well.

1.06 ''The Devil You Know'' 2000-07-21
The Official is arrested after a surveillance operation goes array. The new leader of The Agency proves to be even more manipulative than The Official so Fawkes and Hobbs take it upon themselves to clear their boss' name.

1.07 ''Liberty and Larceny'' 2000-07-21
Fawkes' old partner in crime appears in town with a job for the both of them.

1.08 ''The Value of Secrets'' 2000-08-04
Fawkes and Hobbes a...The Invisible Man - Season One - 5-DVD Set ( The Invisible Man - Entire Season 1 )


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what it says 3 Jun 2011
Format:DVD
The series itself is an amazing re-telling of the original classic but there are 45 episodes in the series but this has only got 22/23 (The full 1st season)and not the complete as it says. there are 2 seasons to the invisible man.
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82 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY!!! 7 Jan 2008
By James Donnelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
After seeing so many poor or banal sci-fi series released on DVD, I was upset that the Sci-Fi Channel's THE INVISIBLE MAN series was not amongst them (at least not in the US anyway... it's been available for years on Region 2 DVD's), but now, at long last, it's coming! This is by far the best show that the Sci-Fi Channel has ever created (aside from the great BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and it has been deserving of reruns at the VERY least, but other less interesting and less entertaining shows have been clogging up Sci-Fi's airwaves (STARGATE series, I'm looking at you!).

But onto the show itself. Darien Fawkes (the underappreciated Vincent Ventresca) is a thief who is finally caught and put in prison. He's looking at a life sentence, but his brother comes to his "rescue" of sorts when he offers him a deal: Testing an experimental gland implant in the brain that will release a chemical nicknamed "Quicksilver" that coats the skin for a brief period of time that bends light around the subject, allowing them to become invisible to the naked eye. Darien accepts the deal, but we know what road good intentions lead to. Fawkes' brother is double-crossed and killed by his assistant Arnaud DeFehrn (the wonderfully sleazy Joel Bissonette), and Fawkes is stuck with the experimental gland before it's perfected. The gland has a potentially fatal flaw which is that if used for too long of a period of time, the user (in this case, Fawkes) will experience what is called "Quicksilver Madness" which he experiences psychotic and sociopathic tendencies. Fawkes is recruited by "The Agency", a covert ops organization that answers only to The President, run by a perenially frustrated bean-counter usually referred to as "The Official" or "The Fat Man" (the hilarious Eddie Jones) and his yes-man Eberts (the also-hilarious Michael McCafferty). Fawkes' condition is watched over by the lovely Claire "The Keeper" Keeply (beautiful and dry-witted Shannon Kenny), who must regularly give him injections of a counter-agent that wards off the Quicksilver Madness, and is determined to find a way to remove the gland from Darien without the procedure killing him.

The show also gives us a brilliant buddy cop story with Fawkes partnered with Agent Bobby Hobbes (the wonderful and easily recognizable Paul Ben-Victor), a self-professed ladies man and martial arts master, who also may be suffering from schizophrenia that may be fueling these delusions of grandeur (or are they delusions?). The chemistry that is developed between Fawkes and Hobbes is just amazing, and it becomes one of the high points of the show.

One of the other high points is the amazing special effects. When Fawkes goes invisible (and vice versa), the transition is totally seamless. It was this level of achievement that unfortunately brought this show to an all-too premature end because it was just too expensive to keep up that level.

Overall, this is a really great and really fun show that just ended way too soon but it finally is back to watch on this DVD series!
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, they bring something good to DVD 28 Dec 2007
By M. Cota - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I watched this series when it was on Sci-Fi, and it is one of the best shows to ever be aired (especially on that channel) and was actually one of the highest rated shows on Sci-fi (only being canceled due to the huge costs to make an episode) I recommend this series to any sci-fi fan, or fan of shows like X-Files. Very great stories while funny at the same time! Glad to see that Sci-fi finally listened to all the petitions and is bringing this out, just hope Season 2 sees a release too!
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Show 2 Jan 2008
By R. Wolfe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This is a great guilty pleasure! Not an epic sci-fi show like B5 or even Farscape or anything like that, "just" a really fun, fast-paced, witty, sci-fi laden secret agent-type show with well-delivered humor, action and special effects to boot. I watched this show every week when it was part of Sci Fi Prime on the Sci Fi Channel. This was one of those rare periods when they were producing and airing a decent line-up. The lead actor was great fun and quite endearing, and the supporting cast was just right for the action/humor combo nature of the show. Not that this was a comedic series or anything. The lead was wise cracking and he and his buddy-agent had their differences, and it worked. This show even had a fair amount of heart. Take the worst of what Sci Fi Channel has thrown at us on the cheap every Friday and Saturday night during their worst cycles, and this is the antithesis of that. This is the type of show Sci Fi should still be producing instead of that really lame Flash Gordon rip or 99%-100% of their Saturday night movies. Since they will continue to toss the cheapest crap they can come up with at us Friday and Saturday nights, maybe watching reruns of this in your DVD player will hold you over until they stumble on the next Battlestar Galactica by the same sheer, blind luck that ever brought us Farscape or SG1. Or The Invisible Man, for that matter!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally on DVD 11 Feb 2008
By N. Durham - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
The Sci-Fi Channel's The Invisible Man finally gets a long overdue release on DVD, and be glad that it has. Arguably the best, original show to ever grace the network, The Invisible Man stars Vincent Ventresca as Darien Fawkes, a con-man and thief that undergoes an experiment upon getting captured and put in jail. The experiment involves a gland imprint in his brain that allows Fawkes to turn himself invisible, and after his agent brother is murdered and betrayed, Fawkes sets out to avenge his death, and battles assassins and other enemies in the process. He gets teamed with Agent Hobbes (Paul Ben-Victor), which provides some of the best moments of the series, which is frequently entertaining and even surprisingly innovative for its time. For a Sci-Fi Channel series, The Invisible Man also features some nifty effects work, and the underrated and underutilized Ventresca is wonderful and magnetic as Fawkes. Its so great to finally have The Invisible Man on DVD, and if you watched and enjoyed the show when it aired (it was one of the highest rated original programs to ever air on Sci-Fi), this first season set is an absolute must own.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, hilarious science fiction 17 Feb 2008
By Holy Smoke - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
The brilliance of this show is in its cast and its unique, irreverent perspective on a very traditional set-up. The superhuman secret agent has been done a thousand times... but what if this time, instead of a giant, high tech organization, it's a tiny, perpetually broke black ops agency that gets their hands on him? What if he has to keep use of his powers to a minimum because the serum that keeps him sane is too expensive? What if instead of saving the world every week, they get whatever random, bizarre mission their bosses can turn up? (A break in at a sperm bank for geniuses, anyone?)
Halfway through the first season, the show goes from good to fantastic when Vincent Ventresca and Paul Ben-Victor (as the paranoid but more experienced operative) started improvising and embellishing their scenes together. Their buddy-buddy chemistry gives the show a grounded, lived-in feel that you rarely see on a special effects laden television series. It was shocking when the show was canceled due to budget issues because you didn't even see the special effects, you saw the characters.
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