Big Love-Complete 1st Season

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Product Overview

Think having three wives is a dream come true? Think again. HBO presents the new contemporary drama series that tells the story of Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), a practicing polygamist who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children.

An independent businessman who runs a growing chain of hardware stores, Bill faces a myriad of challenges in meeting the emotional, romantic and financial needs of his wives -- Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) while dealing with their kids, three adjoined houses, an ever-mounting avalanche of bills, and the opening of his newest hardware store.

Specifications

Studio HBO
SKU 202860242
UPC 026359332821
UPC 14 00026359332821
Format DVD
Release Date 11/4/2014
Rating NR
Keywords
Cable Original
Cable Tv/Cable Tv Shows
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note HBO pushes the boundaries once again with this hit show about a man with three wives. Bill Paxton (ALIENS) stars as Bill Henrickson, a Salt Lake City fundamentalist Mormon who appears to have eked out an achingly mundane existence for himself. But scratch beneath the surface and Bill is far from ordinary. Balancing three wives--Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Nicki (Chloe Sevigny), and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin)--who live in adjoining houses, Bill also has seven children to raise. He negotiates the strange and stressful setup throughout the show, while his best friend Don Embry (Joel McKinnon Miller) often chimes in with some advice from his own life as a polygamist. This release includes every episode from BIG LOVE's first season.
Reviews
Ultimate DVD 3 stars out of 5 -- "BIG LOVE veers away from exploitation to deliver an unusual drama that explores both the normality and the unmentionable of such an existence." 10/01/2006 p.76
Entertainment Weekly "Although LOVE deals with Utah polygamy, the drama starring Bill Paxton as a man with three wives is surprisingly relatable." -- Grade: B 11/03/2006 p.61
Movieline's Hollywood Life "[A] fascinatingly skewed, surprisingly complex exploration of the concept of family." 11/01/2006 p.106
Actors
Ginnifer Goodwin
Chloë Sevigny
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Bill Paxton
Cast & Crew
Amy E. Duddleston, et. al. - Editor
Bernadette Caulfield - Producer
Bill Paxton - Actor
Chloe Sevigny - Actor
Dustin Lance Black, et. al. - Writer
Ginnifer Goodwin - Actor
James Glennon - Cinematographer
Jeanne Tripplehorn - Actor
Mark Mothersbaugh - Original Music By
Russ T. Alsobrook - Cinematographer
Sarah Pia Anderson - Director
Tom Hanks - Executive Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 93328
UPC 00026359332821
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 693 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Nominee (2006) Emmy, Junie Lowry-Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series,Emmy, Rodrigo Garcia, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series,Emmy, Angus Wall, et. al., Outstanding Main Title Design
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review The most striking thing about HBO's captivating new drama "Big Love" is that it starts in the middle, without pause for background or explanation, chronicling the life of a polygamist and his three wives as if they were just another family, with more complicated issues. It's a bold move, tossing off crumbs of backstory through the first five episodes...As with HBO's best dramas, "Big Love's" point of differentiation from broadcast TV isn't defined by its graphic sex scenes. Rather, what's unusual is how the show allows these relationships to unfold so assiduously, fostering curiosity about what prompted Barb to accept this arrangement.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Big Love
Label HBO Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Norm Schrager, FilmCritic.com ...offers more than meets the eye.
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle This is a complex role that Paxton nails immediately.
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