Ugly Betty-1st Season

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by Chris on 1/8/2009

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Audiences are cheering for a vibrant overachiever with the spirit and smarts to live her dream. America Ferrera stars as go-getter Betty Suarez, a true beauty in the skin-deep world of high fashion. Two very different cultures collide in this sexy and stylish series about believing in yourself regardless of the odds.

Earning Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series and Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series in its very first season, Ugly Betty is a runaway hit with fans and critics. "Ugly Betty is a thing of beauty," raves the Boston Herald.

Experience every episode of Season One in this six-disc DVD box set. Plus, join executive producer Salma Hayek and actor Eric Mabius for exclusive show insights, and see what it takes for America Ferrera to get Bettyfied - available only on DVD. You'll find yourself falling in love with every minute of Ugly Betty.

This six disc collection includes all 23 episodes from The Complete First Season!


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 204735243
UPC 786936722949
UPC 14 00786936722949
Format DVD
Release Date 6/15/2015
Family (General)
Family Crises
Family Interaction
Family Life
Family Relations
Television Programs
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Equally smart and soapy, this dramedy starring America Ferrera picked up a pair of Golden Globes for its critically acclaimed freshman season. Based on Colombian telenovela YO SOY BETTY LA FEA, this show follows Betty Suarez (Ferrera, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS) in her career at a fashion magazine called Mode. Unlike Mode's staff of vacuous vamps and vixens, Betty relies on her strength of mind and heart to take her places, but her co-workers make fun of her for her lack of both fashion sense and a size-00 figure. Though Ferrera is a good enough actress to carry the show on her strong shoulders, she's surrounded by a great cast and characters. Michael Urie and Becki Newton play a pair of catty assistants, while Vanessa Williams (SHAFT) is Mode's witch-on-wheels with her eye on the job of the editor-in-chief, played by Eric Mabius. In addition to producing UGLY BETTY, Salma Hayek (FRIDA) makes several guest appearances. This release includes every episode of the first season, plus behind-the-scenes info from Hayek and Mabius. Fans can also see Ferrera's transformation into Betty: glasses, braces, and all.
Entertainment Weekly "While lesser actresses would crumple under the UGLY joke, Ferrera owns her alter ego's confidence and intelligence completely." -- Grade: A- 08/24/2007 p.120
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Ferrera] shines impressively....UGLY BETTY salutes the outcast inside all of us..." 10/01/2007 p.140
Ashley Jensen
Vanessa Williams
Becki Newton
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Cast & Crew
Alan Dale - Actor
America Ferrera - Actor
Eric Mabius - Actor
Gabrielle G. Stanton - Producer
James Hayman, et. al. - Director
Jeff Beal - Original Music By
Jim Wallis - Art Director
Kathleen Widomski - Art Director
Mark Worthington - Production Designer
Ross Berryman - Cinematographer
Salma Hayek - Executive Producer
Shawn Paper, et. al. - Editor
Silvio Horta, et. al. - Writer
Vanessa Williams - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 5328803
UPC 00786936722949
Number of Discs 6
Running Time 992 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Winner (2007) Golden Globe, Ugly Betty, Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy,Golden Globe, America Ferrera, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy,Image Award, Ugly Betty, Outstanding Comedy Series,Image Award, Vanessa Williams, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,Image Award, Silvio Horta, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series,Screen Actors Guild, America Ferrera, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Image Award (2008) America Ferrera, Winner, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Emmy (2007) America Ferrera, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series,Libby Goldstein, Junie Lowry-Johnson, Winner, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series,Richard Shepard, Winner, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series,Silvio Horta, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Comedy Series,Vanessa Williams, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2007) America Ferrera, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy,Ugly Betty, Winner, Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild (2007) America Ferrera, Winner, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Image Award (2007) Silvio Horta, Winner, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series,Ugly Betty, Winner, Outstanding Comedy Series,Vanessa Williams, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
ReviewSource Variety
Review America Ferrara is just a wisp of a thing, which makes it all the more remarkable that this whimsical new drama fits so neatly on her shoulders. Unspectacular in every other way, this adaptation of a popular Spanish telenovela -- liberally adorned with swatches of "The Devil Wears Prada" -- rises above the norm almost entirely on Ferrara's winsome, winning portrayal of an duckling treading water amid fashion snobs...Exec producer Salma Hayek makes a cheeky cameo within the telenovelas regularly watched in the Suarez home, which coyly demonstrate the marketing trick "Betty" is trying to master -- straddling the mainstream while tapping into the growing Hispanic market. Certainly, the program strikes a universal chord about inner beauty, and it has the benefit of showcasing a real talent find -- albeit one hidden beneath braces, goofy glasses and oversized eyebrows.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 9
DVD, No Longer Produced
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Shawn McKenzie, Entertain Your Brain! ...definitely in the spirit of a Mexican telenovela...the show never fails to entertain.
A.J. Carson, ...combines slapstick humor, outrageous situations, smart dialogue, and soap opera plot twists into a likeably frothy concoction.
Brian Lowry, Variety ...strikes a universal chord about inner beauty, and it has the benefit of showcasing a real talent find [in Ferrera]...
Emrah Guler, Turkish Daily News The structure of the show reminds one of another popular TV show, "Desperate Housewives," for its blend of comedy and drama...
James Plath, DVD Town ...weaves elements of comedy, soap opera, and mystery-drama...spoofs the world of fashion magazines as roundly as "The Devil Wears Prada."
Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures ...a cute, quirky look at the fashion world through hyper-realistic adorable show.

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