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Big Love: The Complete First Season
Genre: Television - Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 114 (Nov 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chlo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The only special features on Disc One are a Series Index, which tells you what disc each episode is on and a brief summary of the episode, and up-front ads. Disc Two includes commentary on Episode Five with Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn, and the Series Index. The Series Index is the only supplement on Discs Three and Four. Disc Five includes a 13-minute Big Love

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): HBO Video
(Catalog Number): 93325
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $99.98
(DVD Type): Five-Disc Set: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 637
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/17/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rodrigo Garcia, Charles McDougall, Michael Spiller, Alan Taylor, Mary Harron, Steve Shill, Julian Farino, Michael Lehmann & Alan Poul
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Polygamist Bill Henrickson (Paxton) has a serious case of Big Love as he tries his best to satisfy the needs of his three wives and seven children, in The Complete First Season of the HBO series. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits vibrant, natural colors and accurate flesh tones. While images can be well resolved in most scenes, there are times when the picture looks slightly smeared. Blacks are slightly milky but shadow delineation is good. (Danny Richelieu)

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