From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The #1 New Series(1) Everyone Is Talking About, 'HEROES: SEASON 1'
Seven-Disc Set Featuring the Never-Before-Aired 73-Minute Premiere Episode
Available on DVD and HD DVD August 28, 2007 From Universal Studios Home
'The Ride Is Thrilling' - TV Guide
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 18 -- Ordinary people with
extraordinary abilities link a group of complete strangers that may
determine the future of the world when "Heroes: Season 1" comes to DVD and
HD DVD August 28, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The most
acclaimed and addictive new series of the 2006-2007 television season,
"Heroes: Season 1," which was created by Tim Kring ("Providence," "Crossing
Jordan"), features an extraordinary ensemble cast that includes Sendhil
Ramamurthy ("Blind Guy Driving"), Milo Ventimiglia ("Gilmore Girls"),
Adrian Pasdar ("Judging Amy"), Hayden Panettiere ("Bring It On: All Or
Nothing"), Ali Larter ("Final Destination"), Noah Gray-Cabey, ("My Wife &
Kids"), Leonard Roberts ("Smallville"), Santiago Cabrera ("Empire"), Tawny
Cypress (NBC's "Third Watch"), Greg Grunberg ("Alias"), Masi Oka, (NBC's
"Scrubs"), Jack Colman ("Dynasty"), James Kyson Lee (NBC's "Las Vegas"),
Zachary Quinto ("24"), Ashley Crow (NBC's "American Dreams"), Cristine Rose
(NBC's "Friends"), Jimmy Jean-Louis ("Monster-in-Law"), Eric Roberts ("Less
than Perfect") and Malcolm McDowall ("Entourage"). Electrifying intrigue,
compelling mythology and soaring imagination make the NBC epic drama the
must see event of the year. Praised for its "propulsive, surprisingly and
emotionally charged storytelling" by Entertainment Weekly, "Heroes" nabbed
the People's Choice Award for Favorite New Drama Series and a Golden
Globe(R) nomination for Best Drama Series of 2007, even before completing
its first season. "Heroes" is television's number-one new show of the
"'Heroes' is one of those rare television series with such broad
popular and critical appeal that it has become an instant cultural
phenomenon," said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home
Entertainment and Universal Studios Digital Platforms. "With the
extraordinary array of compelling bonus content offered on both the DVD and
HD DVD respectively, this title, which has already generated tremendous
anticipation among consumers, is well poised to be one of the greatest,
must-have DVDs of the year."
The seven-disc DVD set is packed with revealing bonus features,
including five featurettes, over 50 deleted scenes plus the 73-minute Tim
Kring cut of the original series premiere that has never aired on
television and much more. The seven-disc DVD version is priced at $59.98
S.R.P. Preorder close is July 24, 2007.
"Heroes: Season 1" reveals some of the show's hidden secrets with
interviews, mini documentaries and extensive profiles, including:
* Unaired Pilot: The Tim Kring Cut with Audio Commentary -- A full 73
uninterrupted minutes of the original, unaired, extended pilot
episode, as Heroes' creator Tim Kring first envisioned it, with a
character never seen.
* The Making of "Heroes" -- From concept to pop culture phenomenon, a
behind-the-scenes look at the hottest new series on television
* Special Effects -- The secrets behind the eye-popping visuals that give
the Heroes their amazing powers.
* The Stunts -- A back stage look at the show's hair-raising stunts.
* Mind Reader -- Matt Parkman's mind reading abilities reveal your inner
Hero with a series of simple tests.
* Profile of Artist Tim Sale -- A look at the Eisner Award-winning comic
book artist (Spiderman, Batman, Daredevil) behind much of the
Manga-influenced artwork used in the show.
* The Score -- Go behind the scenes with Wendy Melvin and Lisa Coleman
(of Prince's The Revolution) as they create their ASCAP Award-winning
* 50 Deleted and Extended Scenes
Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy), a genetics professor from
Chennai, picks up his late father's research and makes an astonishing
discovery -- a seemingly random group of people around the world are
developing astonishing super powers. From a drug-addicted artist (Santiago
Cabrera), who paints the future and an ambitious politician (Adrian Pasdar)
who can fly, to a New York cop who hears other people's thoughts (Greg
Grunberg) and a Japanese computer programmer (Masi Oka) who can distort the
space time continuum, these new Heroes seem to have a shared destiny.
Creator Tim Kring ("Crossing Jordan") fashions a complex new world full of
hidden clues, breathtaking plot twists and suspense-filled conundrums for
an exhilaratingly fresh story about average people who are confronting the
existence of inexplicable super powers. Also starring Milo Ventimiglia,
Hayden Panettiere, Ali Larter, Noah Gray-Cabey, Leonard Roberts, Tawny
Cypress and Jack Colman, "Heroes: Season 1" is packed with special bonuses
that take viewers deeper into this rich and riveting series. Relive the
excitement or discover it for the first time with "Heroes: Season 1" on DVD
and HD DVD.
Street Date: August 28, 2007
Pre-Order Close: July 24, 2007
Copyright: 2007 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $59.98 S.R.P.
Selection Number: 61101031
Layers: DVD9 (SD)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1:78:1)
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1
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(1) Source: Nielsen Research Media
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