Revenge : Season 1 (DVD)
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|Contributor||Madeline Stowe, Sanford Bookstaver, Emily Van Camp, Gabriel Mann, Henry Czerny|
|Number of discs||6|
Beneath the luxurious lifestyle of the Hamptons lies a dark, dirty secret and a twisted tale of passion, suspense and ultimate redemption. Enter the alluring world of the rich and ruthless with ABCs Revenge: The Complete First Season. Wealth, beauty and power define the residents of New Yorks most exclusive community, but one woman will stop at nothing to exact revenge from those who ruined her fathers life. Witness Emily Thornes (Emily VanCamp) brilliantly vindictive plot against Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), the reigning queen of the Hamptons, and all who destroyed her family. However, even the best-laid plans can unravel in the wake of an unexpected love triangle between Emily, the son of her greatest nemesis and a forgotten face from her past. Experience all 22 episodes of ABCs sensational new series, plus exclusive special features that draw you deeper into the mystery. It is riveting entertainment that holds you in its grasp from the very first thrilling episode to the seasons final climactic moment!
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 1.4 x 13.5 x 17 cm; 80 Grams
- Item Model Number : P18980
- Director : Sanford Bookstaver
- Media Format : DVD
- Run time : 15 hours and 8 minutes
- Release date : 3 October 2012
- Actors : Emily Van Camp, Madeline Stowe, Gabriel Mann, Henry Czerny
- Studio : The Walt Disney Company Australia Pty Ltd
- ASIN : B0776K46PP
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 6
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There is no messing around. The pilot starts with a fatal shooting, most of the following episodes flashbacks showing how this came to be. Portrayed here is a world full of luxurious locations, people exuding power, extravagant parties (that often do not turn out as expected). Demurely in their midst is new neighbour Emily, ever plotting how best to undermine. Aiding and abetting her is willowy camp Nolan, his skills with computers and bugging devices useful indeed.
Inspired by "The Count of Monte Cristo" (which alert viewers will spot on a bookshelf), this is enormously satisfying fun with highly influential characters rendered increasingly ill at ease before their comeuppance. (Enough must survive, though, to ensure a second season.)
Acting varies, but Emily VanCamp and Gabriel Mann are great as Emily and Nolan. Particularly revealing are the flashbacks showing David as the devoted father so adored by his little daughter. It is easy to appreciate the craving for revenge on all who caused that idyllic childhood to end in tragedy.
Bonuses mainly comprise deleted scenes, but Disc 6 contains interesting features. Surprisingly blue/green screens are used far more extensively than expected - many of the outdoor shots in fact filmed in a studio.
Glossy escapism, full of twists and turns with frequent quick thinking to avert detection and catastrophe. Final cliffhangers tantalise. For many, the next season cannot come too soon.
In fact I bought this first series and others as my daughter had the whole set, which we watched together a couple of years ago, but now she lives 4hours away, I decided to buy my own!
Watched the first two episodes and so far we like what we've seen and it's become a firm favourite.
My husband also enjoys it (but then he's an Alexander Dumas fan - and so knows the premise).
We watch in bed pre-sleeping and the lovely scenery gives us something to dream about.
The story is interesting and the cast do their jobs as well as should be expected and better than most.
We'll definitely be purchasing Season 2.