"DOLLHOUSE: SEASON ONE" REVIEW

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
July 31, 2009
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I was introduced to a television show called “Dollhouse: Season One” and had the opportunity to watch and review it. I wasn’t sure what to expect from it. However, I must say that I really enjoyed watching the episodes. I found myself wanting to know what would happen next. I never had the feeling of “When is this going to be over?” It was a very interesting show and I would watch more!

Eliza Dusku stars in this all-new Thrilling Fantasy Drama, which arrived on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, July 28th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. It has tons of bonus materials, including “Epitaph One” and the original unaired pilot “Echo” – both of which have never been seen before!

In “Dollhouse: Season One,” you get a glimpse of a world where the wealthy, powerful, and connected come to play. Eliza Dushku stars as Echo, just one of the Dollhouse members working for an illegal underground organization that implants employees with false memories and skills in order to perform various missions and dangerous tasks. These “dolls” can become anything that anyone desires: a lover, a fighter, an assassin, a best friend…anything! Once their assignment has been completed, the dolls have their memories wiped clean and are then released back into the “Dollhouse” to cohabitate with the other dolls under the watchful eye of those in charge. However, Echo is slowly starting to become aware of herself and her surroundings and there is one outsider who will stop at nothing to bring the entire “Dollhouse” down.

“Dollhouse: Season One” comes from the mastermind behind “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” – Joss Whedon. The show stars Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore), Harry Lennix (State of Play, Across the Universe), Amy Acker (“Angel”), and Tahmoh Penikett (“Battlestar Galactica”).

Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The “Dollhouse” Season One Blu-ray is presented in widescreen (16×9 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Episodes and special features included in the collection are as follows:

• Disc One

o Ghost
• Commentary by Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku
o The Target
o Stage Fright
o Gray Hour
o True Believer

• Disc Two

o Man on the Street
• Commentary by Joss Whedon
o Echoes
o Needs
o A Spy in the House…
o Haunted

• Disc Three

o Briar Rose
o Omega
o Never-before-seen episode Epitaph One
• Commentary by writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen
o Original Unaired Pilot – Echo
o Deleted Scenes
o “Making Dollhouse” featurette
o “Coming Back Home” featurette
o “Finding Echo” featurette
o “Designing the Perfect Dollhouse” featurette
o “A Private Engagement” featurette

DVD Specs:
The “Dollhouse” Season One standard DVD is presented in widescreen format with English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital plus English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The collection includes the same episodes and special features as listed above. Disc breakdown is as follows:

• Disc One

o Ghost
• Commentary by Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku
o The Target
o Stage Fright
o Gray Hour

• Disc Two

o True Believer
o Man on the Street
• Commentary by Joss Whedon
o Echoes
o Needs

• Disc Three

o A Spy in the House…
o Haunted
o Briar Rose
o Omega

• Disc Four

o Never-before-seen episode Epitaph One
• Commentary by writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen
o Original Unaired Pilot – Echo
o Deleted Scenes
o “Making Dollhouse” featurette
o “Coming Back Home” featurette
o “Finding Echo” featurette
o “Designing the Perfect Dollhouse” featurette
o “A Private Engagement” featurette

“DOLLHOUSE” SEASON ONE
Street Date: July 28, 2009
Price: $69.99 U.S. / $89.99 Canada (Blu-ray Disc)
$49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada (DVD)
Catalog Number: 2260843 (Blu-ray Disc), 2259756 (DVD)
U.S. Rating: NR
Total Run Time: 694 Minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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