The Blacklist: The Complete First Season [5 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 7868006
  • Release Date: 08/12/2014
$24.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (242 out of 246)

Special Features


  • Executive producer commentary on the pilot episode, Anslo Garrick Part 1 and Berlin: Conclusion
  • The insider: behind the scenes of season 1
  • 22 episodes of Beyond the Blacklist

Cast & Crew


  • James Spader - Raymond "Red" Reddington
  • Megan Boone - Elizabeth Keen
  • Ryan Eggold - Tom Keen
  • Diego Klattenhoff - Donald Ressler
  • Harry Lennix - Harold Cooper




Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great program!

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    elfmanfan
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    This review is less about the disc contents than it is about the show itself. First, the contents themselves are well mastered; the picture and sound are excellent. The special features give a lot of good back story about the characters, and the FBI unit. I haven't watched them all or in their entirety, but, the few minutes I did watch are worthwhile. What makes this program is the casting, the writing, and the concept behind it all. James Spader plays a creepy guy. He is not so much a "criminal mastermind" as a "criminal mastermind's, criminal mastermind". He has been wanted for 20 years, then just walks into an FBI office to give himself up. Why? Well, that is not clear; but, it is clear that he has an agenda; and wants the FBI to help him carry it out. He has a list of really nasty people who he is willing to give up; in return, he has some conditions: He will talk/work with only one agent; freedom of action; etc.. The reasons are never given; but, clues are sprinkled throughout the episodes. There is a great element of never knowing where, or what, or why some of the villains he gives up to the FBI. The producers keep a great element of suspense and mystery in all the episodes. James Spader is having great fun as a villain; all these combine to give us a great program. Season 1 is the start; Season 2 will give up a little more; who knows what the next few seasons will have? Only more good stuff, is my opinion. Buy this season! I cannot recommend it enough!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great show. Not a great bluray set.

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    Data
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    I love this show. Season one really sets up a lot of stuff. Has some amazing characters, and James Spader, of course is just awesome. You should absolutely watch this. The reason it's getting 3 instead of 5 stars is because the bluray set that I'm reviewing is a bit lackluster. First of all, stacking discs directly on top of one another in the box is one of the more annoying setups. There's 5 discs and they're stacked 2 on one side and 3 on the other. There are worse ways to box these things, but this is pretty bad. The menus manage to be bland with 4 options sitting beneath the cover picture and yet annoying at the same time. When you select an option the options all move instead of the cursor moving to highlight a different one. This might not be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that it looks very static. So it's not obvious what's happening at first. And to make things worse, they've adopted the abominable approach of listing all the episodes and special features in the menus on every disc even when they're only available on one of them. Incredibly annoying. Finally, the special features are almost non-existent. Come on, guys. Give us more than a couple of commentary tracks. Give us some cast and crew content, some deleted scenes, a gag reel, SOMETHING to make it worth buying the discs rather than just watching this stuff on Netflix. Right now I'm feeling a bit like I wasted my money when I'm already paying for Netflix.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE the blacklist!

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    lifeb4love2637
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    I got hooked on the blacklist halfway through the first season. Unfortunately at that point the first two episodes were not available online or on demand anywhere! I continued on with the show knowing I was missing a few key pieces. When the DVD was released I held back hoping for a sale. I was so excited when this went on special during black friday weekend! I have since rewatched all of the episodes and i'm counting down for the season to start after the superbowl!!! John Spader is an awesome character and the entire plot of this show sucks you in and makes you countdown until the next episode airs!!!! I love going back and forth with my friends who also watch on what is going to happen next!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best new tv series this season.

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    TucsonKid
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    FYI, this is a new series about a former CIA agent who went dark at a dynamic point in his life and turned into a state secret selling lone wolf. He has broken untold numbers of federal laws and is one of the top 10 most wanted. In the first episode he turns himself and says he will help government catch other top most wanted as long as he only deals with a certain female agent. Every episode centers on him helping catch one of the most wanted. His character in this series is extremely interesting and you will have a hard time defining him as hero or villain. Can't wait for season 2 to start (immediately after super bowl)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good story lines that keep you wanting more

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    fram00
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    The story lines are good and keep you wanting more, although at times a bit predictable ( but what show isn't ). James Spader continues to shine with his portrayal of Red Reddington. His confidence and his comments alone are worth watching the show. This is one of those shows that keeps you wanting more. It keeps your interest and very rarely has a lull that makes you want to change the channel to check the score of a game or something. Well worth it especially with the lack of commercials.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Terrorist of the week meets The Dayplanner

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    Citizenarcane
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    Though I've not finished the first season yet it does have familiar arrangements like all serials--a terrorist of the week that the main character must capture for his own seemingly nefarious plan whilst divulging only the smallest bits of information to move the plot inches at a time. The show is interesting not in its execution but in its use of real-world examples that might finally hit home to those who don't keep track of current events. Worth at least one viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Most intriguing new network series of 2013

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    obscura
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    Network TV offers much that does not keep your imagination engaged, but THE BLACKLIST is an exception, with its ongoing mystery full of red herrings and doubling-back upon itself in such a way that makes you feel that the writers actually know the endgame, which has not been the case in several similar series such as ALIAS, which lost its way after a few seasons. So far BLACKLIST has not succumbed to this. A great 1st season start!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a nice mix

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    2184pro
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    There are aspects of Chuck and My Name is Earl at play here, but it's still fresh enough to enjoy. James Spader spends much of season one as the puppet/chessmaster-moving the agents around like pawns on a board we can't see. His end game is far from being revealed, but it's fun to watch him swoop in each week, deliver a robust speech and slip away with what he wants, much to the frustration of Liz.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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