Okay...as an opening statement:
If you're looking for the unseen "Bullet Catch" episode, you're NOT going to find it on this DVD!
Aparently the episode was deemed "too hot for TV", THEN aparently "too hot for this DVD." While yes, I do find that somewhat assanine, i'm not going to complain about it too much. Although I basically DID get this DVD, hopeing that the BC episode with JD, would atleast make an appearance here. Just so I could atleast see the only part of season one, that nobody got to see.
But I was wrong.
Contrary to the DVD title, this is infact NOT "the COMPLETE season 1", because it's missing a few episodes. It's missing the following:
1. Bullet Catch
-The episode featuring JD (Jonathan Davis) of Korn, which was never aired. It was banned from being so. And thus, might be the reason why it's not on this DVD. Perhaps Criss will release it on DVD, on his website in the near future...we can only hope.
2. Halloween Special
-Speaks for itself. This was an hour long Halloween special Criss did in 2005. It was aired on TV as part of season 1, yet is NOT on this DVD. Somewhat disappointing, as that episode was actually quite enjoyable.
3. Best of I
-One of the two "best of Criss Angel" episodes aired on TV, that is not on this DVD. It showcased outakes, and never before seen clips. Such as a few from the "Bullet Catch" episode, with JD.
4. Best of II
-The second of the two "best of Criss Angel" episodes aired on TV, that is not on this DVD. Again, it showcased outakes and never before seen clips from the Mindfreaks series.
That's really my only complaint with this compilation of Criss Angel episodes. It's missing an unaired episode, and 3 aired episodes.
Also, the "bleeps" you got on the TV, that cut out the cussing...they're STILL HERE! This is also somewhat disappointing, as Criss could have atLEAST given his fans RAW and UNCENSORED episodes. AtLEAST for the DVD collection. Oh well. Perhaps nextime, eh? Knowing A&E...it's highly doubtful.
Anyways, aside from those flaws (the bleeps still being here/the missing and unaired episodes), the season 1 DVD is awesome! It contains every single other season 1 episode, exactly as seen on TV! Only now, you can watch them anytime you like, instead of having to wait for Wednesday nights.
I give this product 4/5 stars, for it's 2 flaws.
So if you're planning on buying this just to see the "Bullet Catch" episode with JD in it, you might want to skip this. Because that episode (along with 3 others) is not on this DVD.
And if you're thinking of buying this DVD, because you're thinking it'll be unedited and uncensored, again, you might want to skip this. Because the bleeps still exist.
But if you're a fan of Criss Angel, and simply want to own (most of) season 1, AS SEEN ON TV, then by all means, purchase this DVD set! You will NOT be disappointed!