Mad Men-1st Season

Starring: Jon Hamm

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by on 8/21/2008

A friend told me about the series which I knew nothing about so decided to buy it. I am soooooo glad I did because it brought back so many memories from the 50's and 60's. The story line was so good that I could hardly move until I had viewed every DVD. The casting was the absolute best!!! The attention to detail used from that period of time (objects, hair styles, clothes, language used, etc.) made it so believable. Watching it week to week isn't nearly as much fun as seeing it all at once. I loved, loved, loved it and will be sharing it with friends for many years to come. Also really enjoyed all of the extras that are on each DVD.

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It showed up in original shrink-wrap, so I assume the product is good. Price can't be beat and the free shipping got to me three days before my item from took me (only 5 days). Mad Men is an awesome show that we started watching in the second season, hence the season 1 DVDs :-)

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Product Overview

Set in 1960 New York City, Mad Men explores the glamorous and ego-driven "Golden Age" of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper (Golden Globe - winner Jon Hamm), Madison Avenue's biggest ad man - and ladies man - in the business.

This four disc collection includes all 13 episodes from Season One of Mad Men!


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 207926423
UPC 031398229384
UPC 14 00031398229384
Format DVD
Release Date 1/14/2014
Rating NR
New York City
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Matthew Weiner, a writer and executive producer for THE SOPRANOS, may have set this series in the picture-perfect 1960s, but his characters are just as scheming as the mobsters on his last show. MAD MEN begins in 1960 on Manhattan's Madison Avenue at the fictional ad agency of Sterling Cooper. Creative director Don Draper (Jon Hamm) rules the halls of his company and the hearts of every woman he meets, while his wife, Betty (January Jones), struggles to be the perfect mate and mother in a suburb upstate. But just as in the world of advertising, Don may not be all that he appears.^In MAD MEN, the glass ceiling is dangerously low, and sexism reigns in a way that may shock modern viewers. But this isn't the prim '60s of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW; Weiner's characters seduce, smoke, and swig with abandon--often within the walls of Sterling Cooper. MAD MEN takes equal parts substance and style to create an addictive cocktail that fully earned its freshman season wins at the Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Series and Best Actor in a Drama.
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]mpeccably played and immaculately crafted....The show has substance to support the style..." 08/01/2008 p.163
Jon Hamm
Cast & Crew
Aaron Staton - Actor
Bob Shaw - Production Designer
Christina Hendricks - Actor
Christopher Brown - Art Director
Dan Bishop - Production Designer
David Carbonara - Original Music By
David Siegel, et. al. - Editor
Elisabeth Moss - Actor
Frank G. DeMarco - Cinematographer
January Jones - Actor
John Slattery - Actor
Jon Hamm - Actor
Matthew Weiner - Executive Producer
Matthew Weiner, et. al. - Writer
Phil Abraham - Cinematographer
Robert Morse - Actor
Scott Hornbacher - Producer
Tim Hunter, et. al. - Director
Vincent Kartheiser - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 22938
UPC 00031398229384
Number of Discs 4
Running Time 616 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Winner (2008) Golden Globe, Jon Hamm, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama,Golden Globe, Mad Men, Best Television Series - Drama
Nominee (2008) Screen Actors Guild, Jon Hamm, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series,Screen Actors Guild, Jon Hamm, et. al., Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild (2009) Jon Hamm, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Emmy (2008) Bob Shaw, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series,Gloria Pasqua Casny, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series,John Slattery, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series,Jon Hamm, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series,Mark Gardner, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Main Title Design,Matthew Weiner, Winner, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series,Matthew Weiner, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Drama Series,Phil Abraham, Winner, Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series,Robert Morse, Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2008) Jon Hamm, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama,Mad Men, Winner, Best Television Series - Drama
ReviewSource Variety
Review At a time when most programs seek to dazzle viewers with big, bold concepts, the pleasures of "Mad Men" refreshingly arise almost wholly from small, impeccably detailed touches. Set in 1960, this breezy serial about Madison Avenue ad men (hence the title) circa 1960 revels in dated images of white-collar workers boozing in the boss' office, harassing female employees, smoking incessantly and openly pondering if there's a Jew anywhere in the building. Created by "The Sopranos" alum Matthew Weiner, it's a rare period drama that niftily injects shades of gray into the black-and-white TV era, warts and all...As a serialized drama, the program's situations aren't especially stirring, even with its solid, perfectly outfitted cast. The sheer atmosphere, however, proves intoxicating -- from a doctor puffing away during a gynecological exam to snippets of Bob Newhart's comedy to the backdrop of the pending Nixon-Kennedy race for the White House (Sterling Cooper is weighing whether to represent Nixon), adding a pre-Camelot significance to the proceedings...Despite its understated approach, however, "Mad Men" actually strikes a profound chord, inasmuch part of today's so-called culture war involves sifting through the tumult of the 1960s, heralded by progressives for the freedoms won but now being decried by conservatives for the standards that were eroded.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Mad Men
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Andrew Johnston, The House Next Door the first episode of his remarkable series, Weiner turns on the gas, lights a match and places his characters on top of a long, slow flame.
Brian Lowry, Variety ...the pleasures of "Mad Men" refreshingly arise almost wholly from small, impeccably detailed touches.
Dan Mancini, DVD Verdict ...breaks new ground while making full use of some of TV's most reliably entertaining plot devices. What more can you ask?
James Plath, DVD Town These ad men may not be as ruthless as "The Sopranos," but the characters are just as complex, and their lives equally fascinating.
Nathan Rabin, The Onion A.V. Club ...inhabits a world both seductive and sinister, but what sets it apart is the substance behind the shimmering exteriors.
Sean Axmaker, ...a richly drawn look at the social roles, sexual identity, and disenchantment with the facade that is the American Dream.

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