Under the Dome 2013

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Based on the novel by Steven King, Under the Dome explores the trials of an American town that is suddenly shielded in a protective dome, while the world outside faces a mysterious scorched-earth catastrophe.

Starring:
Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Under the Dome - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Under the Dome - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Under the Dome - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
  • Under the Dome - Disc 4 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 8 hours 38 minutes
Starring Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Aisha Hinds, Nicholas Strong
Director Niels Arden Oplev, Jack Bender, Paul Edwards
Genres Thriller
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Rental release 18 November 2013
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 23 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
I've rarely watched a tv series that is quite as hit and miss as Under the Dome, its packed full of interesting ideas but not all of it really works.

The set up is basic but brilliant - a mysterious dome appears out of nowhere over Chesters Mill, a small American town. We then follow the townsfolk as they attempt to come to terms with life inside the dome and possibly find a way out. Based on the book by Stephen King and developed by Brian K Vaughan (a writer on Lost as well as various comics including the excellent Y The Last Man) it's very much a cross between Lost and The Stand.

The mystery of the dome is explored slowly but at times feels like a bit of a macguffin as the people trapped inside take centre stage. It seems virtually everyone in the town has a secret of some description so there's plenty of story to go around. There are some complex and interesting characters (Big Jim and his son Junior being standouts) but there are also a few walking cliches that drift in and out. The are moments of great invention but also some real eye rolling, head slapping developments. It's difficult to elaborate more without giving away too much about the plot.

Perhaps it's a case of a series finding its feet in the first season and some of the more interesting threads will be picked up in season two (the final episode here seems to suggest this). I'll be having a crack at season two to find out, in the meantime I'd recommend a go at this to make up your own mind (especially as it's on Amazon Prime at time of writing).
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Bazzman on 28 Nov 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was hooked on this mini-series after watching episode one. I have not read the book and did not know what to expect from the series. Every episode is packed with action, drama and mystery,and I loved every minute of it. However, I was disappointed that the series is only the first instalment of what is obviously a much longer story. Nowhere on the packaging or advertising material does it indicate "series one" or "first instalment". Consequently, when the last episode was over, and the story was left hanging, I went searching for "Disk 5" only to realise that I now have to wait until "Under the Dome Series 2" is released. I would have been less disapointed if I had known this up-front. So... (Amazon UK) Please include these details on your advertising for similar products in the future. Many Thanks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Burgess on 15 July 2014
I wasn't sure what to expect when I watched the first episode of this as I'm not a big Stephen King fan but I thoroughly enjoyed this series. OK it's far fetched but it's entertaining and easy to watch. The first series was fast paced and of course you soon find out which characters you have to cheer on and which ones you have to boo.
I am looking forward to season 2 but I am hoping that the action doesn't slow down too much and it doesn't end up droning on for ever like Lost.
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Stephen king? Don't you mean James Follett! He wrote three books about a village under a dome t hat was treated as an experiment by visiting aliens. Temple of the winds was published in 2000 and was the first of a trilogy. Excellent story line.

This is not a bad tv series in comparison.
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The special effects relative to the dome are excellent and there is a real feeling a community suddenly hemmed in. The pace is fast and doesn't slacken and its very enjoyable. Like a lot of people who will watch it I read Stephen Kings novel initially and it has to be said that, although he is in the production credits, the book is certainly not faithful to the storylines in it. I hadn't realised when buying it that this is just the DVD of the first season - the second season has yet to be screened, and so when it came to the last episode I was left hanging and very disappointed. That said I am now looking forward to Series 2!
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By TV Lover on 16 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
I wasn't sure how I felt after watching the first episode but I gave it a go and am now hooked. I haven't read the book but I don't judge books that have been made into films/TV shows as I take them as they are. Good show and with Spielberg and King involved what's not to enjoy!
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By Imraan Khan on 8 Aug 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I don't know why people are giving this Absolutely Fabulous series bad reviews??? This was a fantastic series & I could not wait every week to watch it, I cannot wait for series 2 which is showing this summer 2014.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MR C J MCCORMICK on 7 Jun 2014
I liked it. A grown up Simpsons Movie.
Not a dramatic great but a good watch to chill out with.
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