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The Sopranos: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

James Gandolfini , Michael Imperioli    Unrated   Blu-ray
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The Sopranos, writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary television series, is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its true impact strikes closer to home: Like 1999's other screen touchstone, American Beauty, the HBO series chronicles a dysfunctional, suburban American family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano, there's the added complexity posed by heading twin families, his collegial mob clan and his own, nouveau riche brood.

The series' brilliant first season is built around what Tony learns when, whipsawed between those two worlds, he finds himself plunged into depression and seeks psychotherapy--a gesture at odds with his midlevel capo's machismo, yet instantly recognizable as a modern emotional test. With analysis built into the very spine of the show's elaborate episodic structure, creator Chase and his formidable corps of directors, writers, and actors weave an unpredictable series of parallel and intersecting plot arcs that twist from tragedy to farce to social realism. While creating for a smaller screen, they enjoy a far larger canvas than a single movie would afford, and the results, like the very best episodic television, attain a richness and scope far closer to a novel than movies normally get.

Unlike Francis Coppola's operatic dramatization of Mario Puzo's Godfather epic, The Sopranos sustains a poignant, even mundane intimacy in its focus on Tony, brought to vivid life by James Gandolfini's mercurial performance. Alternately seductive, exasperated, fearful, and murderous, Gandolfini is utterly convincing even when executing brutal shifts between domestic comedy and dramatic violence. Both he and the superb team of Italian-American actors recruited as his loyal (and, sometimes, not-so-loyal) henchmen and their various "associates" make this mob as credible as the evocative Bronx and New Jersey locations where the episodes were filmed.

The first season's other life force is Livia Soprano, Tony's monstrous, meddlesome mother. As Livia, the late Nancy Marchand eclipses her long career of patrician performances to create an indelibly earthy, calculating matriarch who shakes up both families; Livia also serves as foil and rival to Tony's loyal, usually level-headed wife, Carmela (Edie Falco). Lorraine Bracco makes Tony's therapist, Dr. Melfi, a convincing confidante, by turns "professional," perceptive, and sexy; the duo's therapeutic relationship is also depicted with uncommon accuracy. Such grace notes only enrich what's not merely an aesthetic high point for commercial television, but an absorbing film masterwork that deepens with subsequent screenings. --Sam Sutherland


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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps me watching Dec 13 2006
By David
Format:DVD
I rarely review movies but this one diserves my attention. If you are a fan of Mafia stories, you will be pulled in with the schemes and rip-offs they pull, but even if you are not a major fan of that genre, the well-written story lines that deal with the other aspects of life will be just as appealing. This is far from a one-dimensional story line, with endless twists and turns that will keep you engrossed to the end. Each episode is a mini-movie, and over the course of the season it is impossible not to be drawn in to the characters' struggles. There are no gangster cliches here, no caricatured one-dimensional characters, no stilted, predictable dialogue; everything does indeed ring true. And that is what keeps me watching the Sopranos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMERICAN GANGSTER? April 9 2014
By weaselhead TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Written from the perspective of a family business that just happens to be a major crime family. Violent. Funny. Complex. Bizzare. One of tv's classic stories. To bad it had to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with the Sopranos Nov. 2 2013
By goto73
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I had just revisited the Sopranos for the first time since the original airing on HBO. To be honest, I purchase the series just after hearing of James passing. In my opinion, James Gandolfini and Edie Falco were the stars of the show. Great performances. The fact that I hadn't seen it since the 90's, felt like I was watching again for the first time.

I am glad I made the purchase because I know I will revisit the Soprano world again in the future.

James Gandolfini RIP
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Sopranos Sept. 7 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed it and we were surprised because had watch a couple episodes on TV and were not impressed but watching more of it at a time is better
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I haven't had the time to watch all of the disks but what I have seen has been good. I hope that the remainder will be the same. The DVDs arrived in timely fashion and in good condition. I would have given it 5-star but, as I said previously, I haven`t watched them all yet and would not like to ``jump the gun`` on the rating, just in case!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good Jan. 29 2013
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watching it now, very good! came quickly however the case inside was damaged - a shard of plastic had broken off and was rattling around inside. nothing that came in the way of the functioning of the case or holding the dvds in place.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first. The Best. A must buy!!!!! Sept. 29 2003
Format:DVD
David Chase's dive into the interesting journeys of Tony Soprano is absolutely intriguing! From the first scene of Episode 1 to the last scene of Episode 13. There is non-stop action, heart pounding drama, and a flawless story line. Any fan of the mob movie genre will be absolutley blown away by this unique look into a diffrent aspect of mob life. From the complex relationship between Tony and his mother. To the Heat with Uncle Junior and the complex look at a mob boss's mind when he sits down on the couch to talk to Dr. Melfi. Take my recomendation on this one people. You'll absolutely love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Poor Transfer to dvd Dec 23 2000
Format:DVD
On a regular size tv I guess it looks ok but on a widescreen 64 inch it looks like crap. fuzzy, pixulation, looks like they just tried to get to much on each dvd. It is watchable but doesnt even get close to a quality dvd.
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