Torchwood-Complete 1st Season

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TORCHWOOD keeps you interested....

by Soberjag97 on 6/3/2008

I bought TORCHWOOD: Season 1 for my roommate who absolutely loves the series. From what he has told me, Season 2 is much better, but he has enjoyed Season 1 which is why he continues to watch the series. He states that the acting is very good and gets tremendously better as season 1 progresses and states that the plots and episodes become better and better.

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Separate from the government, outside the police, beyond the United Nations: Torchwood sets its own rules. Led by the enigmatic, ever watchful Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible.

From an underground base built on a rift in time and space, the team responds to any alien threat - a meteorite crash landing, sightings of extra-terrestrial technology, an unusual autopsy report, the spread of a deadly alien virus...

Everyone who works for Torchwood is young, under 35. Some say that's because its a new science. Others say its because they die young.

This seven disc collection includes all 13 episodes from The Complete First Season of Torchwood!


Studio Warner
SKU 206148270
UPC 794051420527
UPC 14 00794051420527
Format DVD
Release Date 1/22/2008
Alien Encounters
Alien Life Forms
British Television
Science Fiction
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note This atmospheric DOCTOR WHO spin-off follows a clandestine group of investigators who delve into extraterrestrial phenomena. From the Torchwood Institute's underground headquarters in Cardiff, the team's edgy ensemble harnesses otherworldly technologies to battle both earthbound and extraterrestrial threats. Led by the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), the fresh-faced group includes compassionate cop Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), crack engineer Suzie Costello (Indira Varma), arrogant medic Owen Harper (Burn Gorman), computer expert Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori), and jack-of-all-trades Ianto Jones (Gareth David Lloyd). Together, they face unbelievable challenges as they put themselves in harm's way to protect the human race from danger. This collection presents all 13 episodes of the British sci-fi drama's debut season.
John Barrowman
Gareth David Lloyd
Cast & Crew
Andy Goddard, et. al. - Director
Burn Gorman - Actor
Chris Chibnall - Producer
Chris Chibnall, et. al. - Writer
Edward Thomas - Production Designer
Eve Myles - Actor
John Barrowman - Actor
Kay Brown - Production Designer
Keith Dunne - Art Director
Mark Waters - Cinematographer
Naoko Mori - Actor
Ray Orton - Cinematographer
Richard Cox, et. al. - Editor
Russell T. Davies - Executive Producer
Stephen Nicholas - Art Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 1000029739
UPC 00794051420527
Number of Discs 7
Running Time 650 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
ReviewSource Variety
Review The Brits have seldom excelled in science fiction relative to their strides in other genres, but this semi-spinoff of the new "Dr. Who" from its writer, Russell T. Davies, yields "X-Files"-ish charms with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" bite -- a smart, occasionally salacious hour wryly populated by cheesy monsters. Built around another one of those crack teams assigned to protect the Earth, the quirky interaction within the group (which loses members here and there) elevates the material, as does John Barrowman's "Who"-originated perf as intrepid and mysterious Yank leader Capt. Jack Harkness...Davies and the other lead writer on the series, Chris Chibnall ("Life on Mars"), play much of it for laughs, but there's a bit of an edge in this British-Canadian coproduction as well. Beyond just a monster of the week, there's also a continuing element as Gwen adjusts to the team (and keeping her new gig secret from her boyfriend)...Briskly paced if relatively unimpressive in its sets and effects (one "alien" more than anything resembles a Vegas showgirl), "Torchwood" has the fixings of a thinking-man's sci-fi series that doesn't take itself too seriously -- as it should be, really, dwelling as the show does in that existential rift between really good and just OK, a treacherous zone if there ever was one.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Torchwood
Label BBC Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Ain't It Cool News ...extremely well written, imaginative and innovative...The stories intertwine perfectly in the Doctor Who universe... ...a spin-off of the recently revived Doctor Who - sort of like Russell T Davies' Angel to his Buffy...
Brian Lowry, Variety ...this semi-spinoff of the new "Dr. Who"...yields "X-Files"-ish charms with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" bite...
John Floyd, DVD Verdict ...essentially C.S.I. meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Like both of those shows, it is extremely well-acted...
Ruth Jordan, Crimespree Cinema ...Torchwood has everything: There's murder, mayhem and sex, of both the human and alien kind.

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