The Walking Dead - Season 1 2010

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Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse.

Starring:
Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

The Walking Dead Season 1

Product Details

Discs
  • Walking Dead, The - Season 1 - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Walking Dead, The - Season 1 - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
Starring Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Laurie Holden, Andrew Lincoln, Derrick McLeod, Adam Minarovich, Chandler Riggs, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun, Charles Casey, Alexyz Danine Kemp, Madison Lintz, Jeryl Prescott, Kristen Sanchez
Director Frank Darabont, Michelle Maxwell MacLaren
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 16 May 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Walking Dead, The - Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Walking Dead, The - Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
Starring Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Laurie Holden, Andrew Lincoln, Derrick McLeod, Adam Minarovich, Chandler Riggs, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun, Charles Casey, Alexyz Danine Kemp, Madison Lintz, Jeryl Prescott, Kristen Sanchez
Director Frank Darabont, Michelle Maxwell MacLaren
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Rental release 16 May 2011
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. A. Williamson on 15 Feb 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Please note that this review is for the special uncut German Blu ray. Since I wrote this review Amazon have lumped all the reviews together so this is showing up in the cut UK Blu ray section lost. Please note that the uncut German Blu ray is further down the list and the cover has Special Uncut Version in black and white letters along the top and a red German 18 rating in the bottom corner. Just thought I would clear that up and now onto the review. Its taken awhile but finally distributors Entertainment One have released a belated uncut version of season 1 of the wonderful TV show The Walking Dead. Sadly this release is only available as a German import which is abit of a suprise as it was the German censors who demanded the show to be trimmed of footage in the first place with all subsequent home video versions including the UK Blu ray and DVD featuring the same cut print. The cuts that were made are all gore scenes from episodes 2,3,4 & 5 and although they are only seconds from a scene here or a scene there it is nice to be able to see them as the American region A release was the way before now. This added uncut footage is no more violent in tone than the later seasons but does include an incredibly grisly zombie throat bite that wouldnt look out of place in a Lucio Fulci movie.
Everything else about this German special edition remains the same as the UK version albeit with German text on the cover and menu screens. The picture transfer is the same good quality AVC MPEG-4 encoded version as before capturing the rough and intentionally gritty 16mm visuals perfectly. Some have complained that this looks overly grainy but this is how the show was supposed to be viewed. Detail is for the most part very good with only occasional softness and black levels are nice and deep.
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90 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert A. Davies on 25 May 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was very disappointed to learn that this DVD differs slightly to what was shown on TV.
Some scenes of violence have been cut (NOT by the BBFC I hasten to add) which is a great shame and
a let-down for many of the fans of this excellent series.
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206 of 232 people found the following review helpful By Mike Garvey on 22 May 2011
Format: DVD
The Walking dead is a marvellous 5-star show for any fan of the zombie genre.

But! Zombie-fans like their gore, and much or it has been removed from this DVD release.

If you want to see this show the way it should be seen, buy a Region 1 release, not this one.
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful By G. D. Kournavos on 29 April 2011
Format: DVD
Fantastic is not too strong a word for this drama. It has special effects worthy of Tom Savini at his best, and evokes emotions in the viewer that they don't get to feel during zombie movies outside of George A Romero's ground-breaking works. This is classic character-driven entertainment, and is not merely a gratuitous gore-fest. It's a story about people in adversity, both living, and re-animated. The scene where the main character takes the time to go and find a rotting, half-woman that had previously tried to eat his face, just to put her out of her misery, tells us more about him as a man than 1000 lines of dialogue ever could. The whole series is full of little moments like this, in addition to all of the scares and graphic violence that anyone could wish for. I personally cannot wait for season two, and will now be buying the early comics also. In conclusion, this is Zombies for Grown-ups. Grab some beer and popcorn, and watch the whole thing in one session. You won't regret it.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Storms EniGma on 29 Oct 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Wow, this series has blown my mind, great charactors, great story and amazingly awesome zombies, very believable, acting is great.
I'm a huge zombie fan and often zombie movies get compared to the remake of Dawn of the Dead, not only do I believe the walking dead to be in the same league, but surpasses the previous bench marks, as a series it is afforded time to tell a real story and develop real charactors.
Blu-ray does the high budget and great make up justice, zombies are believable and detailed even in full HD
I can not wait for series 2, hopefuly we get more than 6 episodes
I give this 5 stars, not just based on it being great for the zombie genre but for its high quality compared with all genres.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Los Angeleno on 7 Jun 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This arrives with great credentials - Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd at the helm, a top-notch effects team, and some solid acting talent - and kicks off with a terrific opening episode, with buckets of shocking gore and violence, but with a degree of an emotional core that is unusual in this genre. The short, six episode opening season packs in a lot of action, and fine production values lift it above average: the washed-out colours of the abandoned cities are spookily effective.

On the downside, there are some silly flaws - the main character wakes up in hospital after (presumably) weeks in a coma, yet is in perfect physical shape with pumped chest and arm muscles...what, has he being doing weights whilst unconscious? The story (based on a comic book) also relies far too much on coincidence - the main character is looking for his wife, and in the middle of an abandoned city he bumps into a very small band of survivors, one of whom is a woman looking for her sister...what are the chances that the missing sister and missing wife jsut happen to have met up and are in another band of survivors? I know, I know, we're in zombie territory here, so a certain suspension of disbelief is obviously required, but come on!

Definitely worth a look, and a cut above most recent TV fare if you can stomach the extreme violence and accept the occasional silliness.
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