Fringe-Complete 1st Season (Blu-ray)

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Teleportation. Mind control. Invisibility. Astral projection. Mutation. Reanimation. Phenomena that exist on the Fringe of science unleash their strange powers in this thrilling series, co-created by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), combining the grit of the police procedural with the excitement of the unknown. The story revolves around three unlikely colleagues -- a beautiful young FBI agent(Anna Torv), a brilliant scientist(John Noble) who's spent the last 17 years in a mental institution and the scientist's sardonic son(Joshua Jackson) -- who investigate a series of bizarre deaths and disasters known as "the pattern." Someone is using our world as an experimental lab. And all clues lead to Massive Dynamic, a shadowy global corporation that may be more powerful than any nation.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 211213102
UPC 883929075812
UPC 14 00883929075812
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/16/2014
Rating NR
Keywords
Airplanes
Conspiracies
Live-Action
Made-For-Network TV
Science-Fiction
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note The lines between science-fiction and reality blur as J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman--the team behind STAR TREK and ALIAS--regroup to craft this mind-bending series that begins as an international flight lands at Boston's Logan Airport with every one of the passengers and crew members brutally murdered. When FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and her partner, Special Agent John Scott (Mark Valley), are called in to investigate, a mysterious, near-fatal mishap prompts Special Agent Dunham to seek out the assistance of famed genius Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble). Dr. Bishop has a reputation as the next Einstein, but due to the fact that he's been institutionalized for the past 20 years, the only way of contacting him is by going through his estranged son, Peter (Joshua Jackson). Later, Special Agent Dunham's investigation leads her into the lair of unscrupulous corporate schemer Nina Sharp (Blair Brown), who may hold the key that reveals the incident on Flight 627 as a small piece in a much larger, and frighteningly sinister, conspiracy. Only with the assistance of fellow FBI agents Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick), Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo), and Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole) will Agent Dunham and her partner have any hope of uncovering the twisted truth behind the crime that seemed too strange to be true. This release includes the complete first season of the series.
Actors
Joshua Jackson
John Noble
Anna Torv
Cast & Crew
Joshua Jackson - Star
John Noble - Star
Anna Torv - Star
Mark Valley - Star
Blair Brown - Star
Lance Reddick - Star
Kirk Acevedo - Star
Jasika Nicole - Star
Jeffrey Abrams - Creator
Roberto Orci - Creator
Alex Kurtzman - Creator
Technical Info
Catalog ID 1000100071
UPC 00883929075812
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 1272 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.78:1
Awards
People's Choice Awards (2009) Fringe, Nominee, Favorite New TV Drama
Reviews
ReviewSource USA Today
Review When you're off to the fringe, it pays to have a great guide...That's exactly what you get in J.J. Abrams, the TV auteur who reinvigorated the action/adventure drama with Alias and Lost and now adds the best new show of the fall, Fringe. And this time, our guide promises he'll be easier to follow...What Abrams brings to Fringe is a director's eye for plot and pace, a fan's love of sci-fi excitement, and a story-teller's gift for investing absurd events with real emotions and relatable characters. But more than anything, he's an entertainer; what permeates his shows is the joy he takes in the medium, in contorting conventions and genres into something new...Abrams also knows people watch shows, not producers, which is why his series are impeccably cast. In Fringe, that means teaming Anna Torv, an Australian star soon to be an American one, with two more familiar faces: Dawson's Creek's Joshua Jackson and Lord of the Rings' John Noble. Add Mark Valley, Lance Reddick and Blair Brown, and you have a great ensemble...Despite the X-Files influences, in essence, Fringe is a crime show with a different science-based mystery to be solved each week. In the 95-minute opener, that crime melts a plane-load of passengers, sparking an investigation from FBI agents Olivia Dunham (Torv) and John Scott (Valley)...When tragedy strikes again, Dunham turns to a master of fringe science, Walter Bishop (Noble). But Bishop is insane and institutionalized, and the only person who can get him out is his estranged son, Peter (Jackson)...Strange doings abound in a plot that links cows with LSD and flashes clues to a bigger conspiracy. But wisely, tonight's premiere is dedicated to establishing the relationships among the three main characters, who are linked by both damage and desire...Fringe's premiere lacks the beauty and resonance of Lost, but it provides a solid framework for a series, which is what a pilot is supposed to do. You can see where it's going, and assuming Abrams doesn't let it get lost in its conspiracy, it should be fun to ride along.
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Reviewer Robert Bianco
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Given that there are so few real auteurs in television, J.J. Abrams deserves any benefit of the doubt when he makes a TV series. The Lost creator turned film director (Mission: Impossible III, the Star Trek reboot) has a real knack for constructing dense but enjoyable entertainment (see: Alias - until it became so confusing even he couldn't figure it out) that attracts legions of devoted fans...His latest venture, the sci-fi thriller on Fox called Fringe (because it dabbles in "fringe" science and theories) went into production with a brewing buzz, got leaked on the Internet before editing changes, was screened late for TV critics and then shown to the geek squad devotees of Comic-Con. Instead of sending Fringe into the stratosphere of hype, this preseason tour of sorts let most of the electricity out of the buzz as fans (and many critics) seemed lukewarm on the nearly two-hour pilot...Fringe is a visual treat, from the opening sequence to the floating, cloud-like information graphics onscreen to the X-Files-like makeup effects. The series is desperate to get noticed and the near-film-quality pilot should accomplish just that. But the romance angle is more corny than contrived, and more episodes will be needed to discover if Dr. Bishop, fresh from the institution, is too campy by half...Fans of Abrams probably wanted Fringe to levitate on first viewing. It tries but touches down periodically in the two-hour opening. If that hurts the buzz, so be it. But the bet here is that most people will come back eagerly for the second episode in hopes that one of television's most creative producers strikes again.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Tim Goodman
ReviewRating 8
Features
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Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Alessandra Stanley, The New York Times ...smart and stylish.
Gillian Flynn, Entertainment Weekly ...might be a worthy successor--finally--to "The X-Files."
Linda Stasi, New York Post Lots of good action and lots of fun to boot.

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