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Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

Originally Posted by DJariya
Stay away from reading any of the old Homeland threads in TV Talk.
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especially since Claire Danes dies in the last ep of S1! (couldn't resist could ya???)
Old 08-28-12, 06:44 AM
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

I've seen two episodes of the show (the pilot and one revolving around a polygraph) and really liked what I saw. For $24.99, I'll bite.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

Damn. High acclaim + low price = my blind-buy kryptonite
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

I almost never recommend blind buys, but this show is fantastic. A friend recommended it to me halfway through the season and I watched 4 episodes the first night. Intense, well-written and great acting.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

Oooooh, that slipcover! Made me giddy as a schoolgirl.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

I think the best way to describe Homeland is a "more realistic version" of 24 (Howard Gordon was a showrunner there, and he's is here as well). It's basically all the political intrique/spy games you loved about 24, without all the superhero action. Perhaps a "thinking man's 24" is the best description. It's also SUPERBLY acted.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

Yes, it is a more realistic version of 24. For example, there's the special 3 hour episode where Claire Danes drives across Los Angeles in real time.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

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Yes, it is a more realistic version of 24. For example, there's the special 3 hour episode where Claire Danes drives across Los Angeles in real time.
Screw that. Does she at least use the bathroom? Because Jack Bauer's obvious constipation and inflamed prostate always freaked me out while watching 24.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

I bought the BD yesterday and noticed there is a 4 minute featurette that's a Prologue to season 2. I watched a little of it and it looked like a bonus/extended scene from the finale. Carrie was interacting with Brody and mentioned it had been 3 months since they last saw each other.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

Originally Posted by DJariya
I bought the BD yesterday and noticed there is a 4 minute featurette that's a Prologue to season 2. I watched a little of it and it looked like a bonus/extended scene from the finale. Carrie was interacting with Brody and mentioned it had been 3 months since they last saw each other.
The bonus features look to be lacking on this set, are they? There's what you mentioned, a few deleted scenes, one commentary and some documentary?

Is the docu feature length and previously unavailable?

real surprised
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
The bonus features look to be lacking on this set, are they? There's what you mentioned, a few deleted scenes, one commentary and some documentary?

Is the docu feature length and previously unavailable?

real surprised
The documentary runs about 33 minutes long. I haven't gotten a chance to watch entirely yet.

But yeah the set is kind of light on extras.

The scene with Carrie and Brody in the bonus features seems like an extended scene from the finale. It literally takes place right after Carrie undergoes the treatment.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
The bonus features look to be lacking on this set, are they? There's what you mentioned, a few deleted scenes, one commentary and some documentary?
Showtime is usually really skimpy with extras. This sounds like a packed Criterion by their standards.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Showtime is usually really skimpy with extras. This sounds like a packed Criterion by their standards.
It's not a Showtime (CBS) release; it's 20th Century Fox.
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Re: Homeland (Showtime Series) -- The Complete 1st Season -- August 28

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Originally Posted by Groucho
Hello everybody. I am a fan of Firefly. Any reason I'd like this show?
I can think of two.
Just finished watching the pilot, and had no idea what this exchange had to do with anything until Morena Baccarin made her first appearance.

I was pleasantly surprised.

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