The Sopranos 6 Seasons 1999

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Season 1
(142) IMDb 8.7/10
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1. Pilot AGES_18_AND_OVER

In the series premiere, after suffering a series of mysterious anxiety attacks, New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano agrees to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi.

Starring:
James Gandolfini,Edie Falco
Runtime:
59 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director David Chase
Starring James Gandolfini, Edie Falco
Supporting actors Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Nancy Marchand
Season year 1999
Network HBO
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Miss Clare O'Reilly on 28 Nov 2003
Format: DVD
An excellent series charting the life of Mafiosa Tony Soprano as well as his family and associates. The gangster genre has undergone many different interpretations over the years, with the highlights being the obvious: Godfather, Once Upon A Time In America etc. However, it is about time a well-made, well-acted and ultimately realistic portrayal came to the small screen - and the Sopranos is it, without a shadow of a doubt. Gritty and violent, yet sardonic and sexy, this series is another fantastic import from HBO. Its popularity is well deserved, and despite some criticism in later series when the focus drifts onto secondary (and more annoying) characters, this first series heralded a new class of tv shows. Highly recommended.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Matty on 19 Sep 2007
Format: DVD
The first season of The Sopranos starts off well and gets better and better with each episode. Rather than focussing solely on the mafia lifestyle, there's also a great deal of domestic drama, and it's interesting to see Tony Soprano (much like any other head of a family) trying to find a decent work/life balance. He has the demanding family at home, but also the demanding "family" in his day to day business dealings.
Overall the first season is a great introduction to a show that continued to get better and better for the next few seasons.
A very good starting point, and excellently written.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. A. Prayle on 10 April 2001
Format: DVD
James Gandolfini and co are a breath of fresh air when considering the wealth of US series' actors breezing onto UK screens. The first series of The Sopranos is a classic, a reliable purchase even if you have no knowledge of the show.
The series combines the best bits of US-gangster action from movies like the Godfather and Goodfellas, and the 21st century culture shock of drugs and therapy. Tony Sopranos struggles under the stress of his Uncle's new found gang leadership and of course the trials and tribulations of family life.
Along for the ride (and for great entertainment) are fellow mafia friends Paulie, Pussy, and Christopher (played by the fabulous Michael Imperioli) among others.
The Sopranos deserves its critical acclaim and Emmy successes, and is certainly a must-have for your DVD collection! Highly recommended!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Foley on 23 Jan 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The Sopranos are just your average New Jersey Italian/American family.Yeah right. Tony has issues. He is a dangerous man to argue with and always gets what he wants.Meanwhile his wife is in denial. She loves the luxuries but is uncomfortable with how Tony gets to pay for them.She is seeking help from the regularly visiting priest who is in love ....with her cooking. On the other hand Tony is seeking help from a shrink. Not a good thing to let your enemies know.Tony juggles to control his emotionally problems with his problems of mob control.A bit of flexing muscle is his way of letting of steam.Good when you need to live up to the image of Boss of the New Jersey family business.But family is family and how do you handle it when your uncle believes he is the rightful Boss. Simple, flex the only muscle that Tony doesnt use often enough. His mind.
The whole series is a mixture of violent mob everyday life and volatile family life. A definate must see. But you need to take 13 hours out of life to watch coz you dont want to miss a thing.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Verbeke on 9 Dec 2003
Format: DVD
they puuulll me back in!
Back in your chair to watch the rest of the Sopranos, that is!
This first season of the Sopranos is a real beauty. A great cast (unbelievable acting-debute of Steven Van Zandt!). Great music (Tindersticks e.g.). Great cinematography (little spoiler: Tony's first attack). Great script and quotes. And the necessary humor.
This great show comes in a 4-disk dvd-box. The box-art is really nice. There are some extra's (audio comment of the director for the pilote, an interview with the director,..) but not very much. And maybe also good to know if you're non-UK: there are subtitles for most European languages.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 May 2001
Format: DVD
This is the jewel in the crown of my DVD collection.
After seeing nearly every retro-gangster movie, this progresses to a new level. The ideas of exploring how the family is affected and how old mafia values are lost is unrevealed terrain and has a devastating effect by taking everything that is essential to a gangster movie and adding everything that makes a TV series good. It gives you a chance to see the workings of a mafia family in more detail and the sub-plots that intertwine both the crime aspect and family aspects make this a thoroughly intriguing TV show.
Do yourself a favour and splash out on this. Enjoy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 April 2001
Format: DVD
This was already the best ever television series and it is even more compulsive watched in large chunks rather than per episode. The packaging (us version) is pretty good too! Picture quality is excellent especially if you have a widescreen television.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By OEJ TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Dec 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Well, I've heard arguments about which TV series is the best ever, and the two that keep being named are The Wire and The Sopranos. Personally I can't pick a winner, they're both outstanding in their different ways. This is the first time I've seen either of them in Blu-Ray however, and it makes for a worthwhile bonus for something that, of its kind, is nigh-on perfect. Even its flaws are lovable.

This is the first series from 1999, made up of 13 episodes:-

The Sopranos (Disc 1)
46 Long (Disc 1)
Denial, Anger, Acceptance (Disc 1)
Meadowlands (Disc 2)
College (Disc 2)
Pax Soprana (Disc 2)
Down Neck (Disc 3)
The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti (Disc 3)
Boca (Disc 3)
A Hit is a Hit (Disc 4)
Nobody Knows Anything (Disc 4)
Isabella (Disc 4)
I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano (Disc 5)

These episodes come on five separate discs - note that if renting from Lovefilm, and possibly elsewhere, one disc gets you three episodes on each of the first four discs but only one episode on the fifth. So you might need to order all five separately in order to see the whole of Season 1 which is the best part of 12 hours long in total - and of course, there are no commercial breaks!

For those who may recently have been rescued from a decade on a desert island, this is an occasionally violent and foul-mouthed drama/comedy built around the stresses and strains of New Jersey 'don' Tony Soprano, although the life of organised crime is a lot less exotic now than in the days of Omerta and the cinematic icons the characters openly adore.
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