Prison Break: Season 1 [Blu-ray] [6 Discs]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (34 out of 35)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary on selected episodes
  • Alternate/deleted scenes
  • Making of Prison Break
  • If these walls could speak: profile of the Joliet Correctional Center
  • Beyond the ink
  • Fox Movie Channel presents making a scene
  • Season 2 promo & TV spots

Synopsis


This taut thriller, a paean to brotherly love, follows hunky Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), who faces execution for a murder he didn't commit, and his brainy brother, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), who tries to save Linc as Season 1 opens by springing him from prison. To do it, Michael robs a bank with the intention of getting caught so he can be sent to Fox River penitentiary in Illinois, where Linc awaits execution for killing Terrence Steadman, the brother of Vice President Caroline Reynolds (Patricia Wettig). Linc, a troubled ex-con, was framed for Steadman's murder by a shadowy syndicate known as the Company, which controls many powerful figures in business and government. Michael, a Chicago structural engineer, knows Fox River's layout intimately. He also has layout plans tattooed on his body-all the better to plot and dig a tunnel. Once inside, Michael is harassed by guard captain Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) and befriended by Warden Henry Pope (Stacy Keach), who treats him almost like a son. Also treating Michael warmly is prison doctor Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), a recovering drug addict and the daughter of the Illinois governor (John Heard). The brothers' ally on the outside is lawyer Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney), Linc's former girlfriend. Among the inmates they encounter are Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), Michael's lovelorn cellmate; cunning psychopath Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell (Robert Knepper); Benjamin "C-Note" Franklin (Rockmond Dunbar), an Army vet who was unjustly dishonorably discharged and whose family thinks he's in Iraq; pickpocket David "Tweener" Apolskis (Lane Garrison); mob boss John Abruzzi (Peter Stormare); Charles "Haywire" Patoshik (Silas Weir Mitchell); and Charles Westmoreland (Muse Watson), an aging lifer who may or may not be the legendary airline hijacker D.B. Cooper. ~ Paul Droesch

Cast & Crew


  • Wentworth Miller - Michael Scofield
  • Dominic Purcell - Lincoln Burrows
  • Sarah Wayne Callies - Sara Tancredi
  • Amaury Nolasco - Fernando Sucre
  • Robert Knepper - Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell




Customer rating

4.9
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    season 1 is one of the best TV shows ever made

    Posted
    ev

    this show surpasses any expectations you could possibly have. as with most tv shows you expect some really silly level of story and/or plot line, and if that isn't in existence, you expect really terrible acting. this show really doesn't suffer in either area. i will admit the plot is so intensely over-the-top that in retrospect you realize it is more than unbelievable, but the story progression is so well done that you find yourself adequately immersed in every detail along the way whilst never really believing that this couldn't happen in real life. i think that's what make this show so excellent--it's so over-the-top yet so unbelievably believable, with every twist, turn, and well-timed plot direction change that you just cannot get away from it. in my opinion more entertaining even than Band of Brothers and even more original, captivating, and has a better unbelievably believable factor to it than Lost. the 2nd season was also fantastic, but after that it got a little too repetitive and silly for me. i was so in love with the first season that i was able to be a regular extra on the set in the 2nd and 3rd seasons and got to meet michael, lincoln, t-bag, and several other of the main actors. t-bag is definitely the nicest possible bad guys ever, as is bellick. just really friendly guys and you kind of wonder if it's because their characters are so sinister in the show. this is truly not a show worth missing. even if you find it mediocre at best, you undoubtedly will be intrigued beyond far more than you expect. last note i will make is that this blu-ray gets in the top 20% of many blu-ray video quality surveys and is very impressive to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommended

    Posted
    Armard3

    I purchased season 1 of prison break a couple of weeks ago because a friend highly recommended it and because it was on sale for $17.99. Best DVD purchase ever. I am a big fan of "24" but I think this might even be better. My wife and I watched the whole first season (all 6 DVDs) in less than a week. Also, we were visiting my mother-in-law and her husband while watching it and they got hooked on it as well, although they starting to watch around the 6th episode (DVD 2). I recommend this to people who like unpredictable shows. If I had known it was this good, I would have bought it at its original price much earlier. I am currently watching season 2 at a pace faster than the first since my mother-in-law wants to finish watching it before we leave in 5 days. I am eagerly awaiting the release of season 3 as well, which comes out August 12, so we can watch it before season 4 comes out on Fox. If you like fast paced shows, i highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't sleep on this one!

    Posted
    emoney

    This show is so good that it hurts. I originally caught that last few episodes of this show when it originally aired last year and I've been hooked ever since. I recently purchased both seasons 1 & 2 on Best Buy's special and have even taken this season to my job (yep, you've guessed it...I'm in IT) and have gotten the rest of the IT crew hooked. We've just finished the first season and the fellas are begging me to bring in the second. We're talking action, suspense, drama, the whole nine. If you don't purchase this series, you'll be missing out on some of the best TV watching today. In short, get this series!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Series

    Posted
    DNeal
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    I worked in retail when this series originally aired. Needless to say I didn't get to watch much TV. Thanks to audience network on Directv for airing starting with season 1 through the 4th season. I got so entrigued with Prison Break in the first few episodes that I decided to purchase all 4 seasons instead of waiting several months for all seasons to air. I really enjoyed binge watching this show. Best news is that after a 7 year hiatus Prison Break is making a return with original cast in the near future on Fox!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST SEASON BY FAR

    Posted
    pastorpresent

    This is such a good season. The suspense is incredible. I was drawn into the story. I found myself rooting for people and hoping that they escape fast. This was a very well thought out movie. Allot of planning and excellent story writing went into this season. I will admit that season 2 is not near as good. However, this is well worth the money and time to watch this. I highly reccomend this season. If you do not like profanity, and some extreme content, then this is not the season for you. Warning, when you start watching it is hard to stop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST PURCHASE EVER!!

    Posted
    blondkellie24

    this is the best tv series ever!! Ever since i saw the first episode i was hooked! For people who like suspense, law enforcement, or something to keep you on the edge of your seat than prison break is def. the tv show for you! Dont forget to pick up season 2 when your done and catch season 3 on monday nights!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MASTERPIECE

    Posted
    KingofPop

    "THIS IS BY FAR THE ABSOLUTE BEST SERIES OF TV SHOWS EVER MADE! IF YOU LOVE TWISTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND AND INTENSITY THAT WILL LEAVE GRIP MARKS ON YOUR COUCH AND A TRUE NAIL BITER, THIS IS THE DVD FOR YOU! ENCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING AND ONE I HIGHLY RECOMEND TO ANYONE WANTING GREAT FUN AND PURE ENTERTAINMENT!"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST SHOW EVER!

    Posted
    KingofPop

    THIS IS BY FAR THE ABSOLUTE BEST SERIES OF TV SHOWS EVER MADE! IF YOU LOVE TWISTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND AND INTENSITY THAT WILL LEAVE GRIP MARKS ON YOUR COUCH AND A TRUE NAIL BITER, THIS IS THE DVD FOR YOU! ENCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING AND ONE I HIGHLY RECOMEND TO ANYONE WANTING GREAT FUN AND PURE ENTERTAINMENT!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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