Dead Zone: The Complete First Season [Import]
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The Dead Zone DVD Gift Pack includes the four discs detailed below. It will also have an extra tray for the Original Pilot which consumers can obtain by mailing in the bounce-back card (included in each pack).
Episodes 1 & 2: Wheel of Fortune & What It Seems
Episode 3: Quality of Life
Episode 4: Enigma
Episode 5: Netherworld
Episode 6: The House
Episode 7: Unreasonable Doubt
Episode 8: The Siege
Episode 9: Enemy Mind
Episode 10: Here There Be Monsters
Episode 11: Dinner With Dana
Episode 12: Shaman
Episode 13: Destiny
From the Contributor
Special Feature: Genesis: The creators of the series explain how The Dead Zone came to be. Includes interviews with Lloyd Segan, Michael & Shawn Piller, Rob Lieberman, & series regulars Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole deBoer, Kristen Dalton & David Odgen Stiers.
Special Feature Writing: A featurette that breaks down the writing process by taking you inside the story-break meetings where the writing staff outlines each episodes script. Includes interviews with Michael & Shawn Piller, Rob Lieberman, & Anthony Michael Hall & David Odgen Stiers.
Special Features - Music & Special Effects: An in-depth tour of The Dead Zones amazing visual effects with an interview from visual effects innovator Sam Nicholson. A featurette takes you inside the creative process of award-winning composer Roy Hay (founding member of Culture Club).
Special Features - Guest Stars: A behind-the-scenes collection featuring never-before-seen interviews with The Dead Zones many guest stars (including Sean Patrick Flannery & Malcolm In The Middles Chris Masterson).
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Top Customer Reviews
Anthony Michael Hall, (now looking eerily like Steve McQueen instead of Farmer Ted) plays Johnny Smith, a young man who loses six years of his life to a coma after a car crash.
He wakes up to find that his mother is dead, his fiancee is married to another man (who Johnny's son thinks is his father), and that his brain has created a new path to consciousness, leading his thoughts through what his neurologist describes as "the dead zone". This new path gives him psychic visions, of the past, the future, and the present.
This could have been a very episodic show...mystery happens, Johnny has vision that solves it, blah blah blah. Instead, the writers and producers give us a fascinating drama, where Johnny and his ex-finacee try to sort out their feelings for each other, where Johnny is alone in a world that not only doesn't have a place for him, but doesn't trust him.
There are not always happy endings. Most of the episodes are bittersweet, at best. But watching Anthony Michael Hall and an excellent supporting cast try to deal with the fallout from Johnny's tragedy and unwanted notoriety makes this one of the most compelling dramas you'll see.
Throw in David Ogden Stiers as the "is he good or bad" Reverend Purdy, and Sean Patrick Flanery as the "definitely bad but will the world know in time" Greg Stillson, and you have enough intrigue to keep you going episode after episode.
Especially if you are a fan of shows that deal in some way with the occult, like Buffy r Angel, you'll love this one!
Spooky (at times very much so), funny, sad, utterly engrossing. Please watch The Dead Zone...it's definitely worth your time.
(And yes, it is based on the Stephen King novel, so some characters and situations are familiar...but many aren't.)
The cast was well picked out, there is so much depth to the characters. Anthony Michael Hall is just amazing as Johnny, he makes his character so natural and human (awesome acting!).
I especially like the first episode when Johnny experiences his doctor past and helps him find his mother. It was amazing how that one scene where by touching the doctors uncle he is able to see the insanity and the emotions of the villagers as they are fleeing the village(when they pause). Or when the doc goes back and reunites with his mother he thought was dead(I cried, it was so sweet and touching). See the first two episodes, they are beautiful and I doubt I even gave you a glimpse of how good it is.
Brilliant first two episodes. Well directed, with amazing cinamatography =)
Created by the father and son team of Michael and Shawn Piller, there are several significant changes and additions to "The Dead Zone" premise: (1) The night of his accident Johnny and his fiancée Sara (Nicole de Boer) conceived a child, so when Johnny comes out of his coma this time, he learns more shocking news than Sara being married. (2) Sara is now married to Sheriff Walt Bannerman (Chris Buno), another character from the original novel, who is now given a more prominent role. (3) Johnny now has a sidekick in Bruce Lewis (John L. Adams), who starts off as his physical therapist and becomes a confidant, true-believer, and good friend. (4) In this version Johnny's father died when he was young and his mother (Anna Hagen), now a wealthy woman, died while he was in the coma. The bulk of her state has gone to the Reverend Gene Purdy (David Ogden Stiers), who has used it to fund his religious organization. This plays off of Vera Smith's fundamentalist beliefs in the novel, but gives the whole idea of the spiritual significance of Johnny's "gift" to the Reverend. (5) The other key supporting character is reporter Dana Bright (Kristen Dalton), who not only becomes a true believer but is interested in Johnny romantically as well.Read more ›
When Johnny finally regains consciousness, he discovers that the life he once knew is gone. Sarah has gone on to marry the local sheriff and the child they are now raising is Johnny's son. But Johnny himself is also not the same person he once was: he now finds himself in possession of amazing psychic powers which allow him to see into the lives of anyone he touches.
As he attempts to reacquaint himself with a life he has been away from for six long years, he must also begin a quest to come to terms with his new abilities, which may turn out to be both a blessing and a curse.
Helping Johnny make a fresh start are his physical trainer Bruce, who also becomes a close friend, and Sarah, who must find a way to make Johnny a part of her life again without risking her relationship with her husband and son.
This show is amazing in many different levels. It is highly addictive, and you will find yourself wanting to know more about each characters and situations.
Most recent customer reviews
It's a pretty good show, slow moving at times but still kept me interested.Published 8 months ago by Big Jim
I was mildly interested in the DVD set when I saw it in a local store. Until then I had never heard of it. Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Janet L. Rogers
I have been hooked to this TV series since it's pilot in June of 2002. As a big fan of Stephen King, the author of the book The Dead Zone, I had to at least give it a try. Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by Jen
Johnny Smith ( Anthony Michael Hall) is an energetic and popular teacher who is engaged to a woman named Sarah (Nicole de Boer)who he has loved his entire life. Read morePublished on May 8 2004 by Mitch Weaver
When I accidentally stumbled on this show when my dad rented the first season, I was hooked from the very first episode. Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by Emily Bailey
Movie is fantastic...but this tv series is one boring catastrophe. Pacing is very slow, episodes are not even original. Read morePublished on April 12 2004
I was intrigued by the series when I bought the pilot DVD. But the whole entire season one has captured my attention. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004 by C.S Lee
There seems to be some confusion about the Pilot. While it IS the same story that eventually aired as the first two episodes there are some significant differences. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2004 by Robert A. Rosenberg
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