Damages - Complete 1st Season (Blu-ray)

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Set in New York's world of high stakes litigation, Damages follows the lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator, and her bright, ambitious protegee Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) as they become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen learns what it takes to win at all costs and that lives, not just fortunes, are at stake.

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Studio Sony
SKU 206428038
UPC 043396244467
UPC 14 00043396244467
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 6/7/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Television Programs
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Glenn Close stars in this original FX series. Set in the high-stakes legal world, DAMAGES explores the relationship between high-powered litigator Patty Hewes (Close) and her naïve young underling Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). Swept up by Patty's camp, Ellen barely has time to catch her breath before being faced with a lawsuit that will challenge her preconceived notions of justice, fairness, and morality. Ellen will have to start learning fast if she wants to keep up with her fierce mentor, whose no-mercy approach to the law makes her one of the most feared and admired figures in the city. Loyalties will be tested and true colors revealed as a class-action lawsuit involving one of American's richest CEOs (Ted Danson) forces everyone involved to stand up for what they believe in. The show's breakout first season is presented here in full.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "[B]rilliantly structured episodes....Golden Globe-winner Close is devastating as a malevolent diva lawyer out to nail a corrupt CEO." -- Grade: B 02/15/2008 p.55
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "DAMAGES' first season doesn't disappoint....On the evidence of these first 13 episodes, there's a good case for its future." 05/01/2008 p.162
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith intrigue-stoking, LOST-style flashforwards....13 ace installments..." 06/01/2008 p.141
Sight and Sound "The editing between the grimy, oversaturated present and the glossily smooth past is supremely confident and reaches breathtaking heights of complexity..." 06/01/2008 p.90
Actors
Rose Byrne
Glenn Close
Ted Danson
Cast & Crew
Aaron Zelman - Producer
Daniel A. Valverde - Editor
David S. Tuttman - Cinematographer
Glenn Close - Actor
Glenn Kessler - Executive Producer
Glenn Kessler, et. al. - Writer
James S. Levine - Original Music By
Jonathan Freeman - Cinematographer
Malcolm Jamieson - Editor
Mario Van Peebles - Director
Rose Byrne - Actor
Tate Donovan - Actor
Ted Danson - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 24446
UPC 00043396244467
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 579 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Awards
Emmy (2009) Glenn Close, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (2008) Glenn Close, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series,Julie Tucker et, al., Winner, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series,Zeljko Ivanek, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2008) Glenn Close, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Television loves the inherent drama of trials but chafes against the complexities of the law, which is why the intriguing "Damages" -- an FX drama starring Glenn Close -- both warrants a second look and merits a note of caution. Dealing with high-stakes litigation, the opening statement establishes Close as a legendary plaintiffs' attorney and Rose Byrne as the ambitious young lawyer drawn into her web. Yet despite smart dialogue and foreshadowing of conflict, there are doubts as to whether this is just another fictionalized legal show where the behavior is so unethical everybody should be disbarred by episode three...Created by Todd Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, "Damages" continues this summer of "The Sopranos" progeny, with the Kesslers and Coulter having worked on that series, as did "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner. Here, the producers have assembled a solid cast and deftly employ flashbacks to ratchet up suspense as to where this chain of events might lead..."Damages" will need to maintain a toehold in reality that will quickly disappear if the legal pyrotechnics spiral into murder and mayhem -- one of those corner-cutting tricks writers and executives tend to employ when they don't trust a show enough to mount a slam-dunk case for its appeal.
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Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Damages
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Gary Chew, Tulsa TV Memories Damn, "Damages" is a good show...better than "The Sopranos"...a truly riveting cable TV program.
Todd VanDerWerff, The House Next Door ...a strong central performance from Glenn Close, and the plotting is so comprehensive and tight that it leaves you little room to breathe.
Mike Duffy, Detroit Free Press Damages is dynamite. And the fuse is lit.
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle It's Close who makes "Damages" a series to contend with.

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