The Sopranos: Complete HBO Season 1 [1999] [DVD]

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Writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary television seriesThe Sopranos is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its true impact strikes closer to home, This ambitious TV series more

Writer-producer-director David Chase’s extraordinary television seriesThe Sopranos is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its true impact strikes closer to home,
This ambitious TV 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 collegiate mob clan and his own nouveau-riche brood,

The brilliant first series 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 recognisable 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 dramatisation 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) henchman and their various “associates” make this mob as credible as the evocative Bronx and New Jersey locations where the episodes were filmed,

  • Actor:James Gandolfini
  • Actor:Lorraine Bracco
  • Actor:Edie Falco
  • Actor:Michael Imperioli
  • Actor:Dominic Chianese
  • AspectRatio:16:9 – 1.77:1
  • AudienceRating:Suitable for 18 years and over
  • Binding:DVD
  • Creator:James Gandolfini
  • Creator:Lorraine Bracco
  • Creator:Dan Kaplow
  • Creator:Omneya ‘Nini’ Mazen
  • Creator:David Chase
  • EAN:7321900251808
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  • Format:Box set
  • Format:PAL
  • Format:Subtitled
  • Label:Warner Home Video
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  • Manufacturer:Warner Home Video
  • MPN:7321900251808
  • NumberOfDiscs:4
  • NumberOfItems:4
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  • PackageQuantity:1
  • PartNumber:7321900251808
  • ProductGroup:DVD
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_DVD
  • Publisher:Warner Home Video
  • RegionCode:2
  • ReleaseDate:2003-11-24
  • RunningTime:754
  • SKU:UE0013733
  • Studio:Warner Home Video
  • Title:The Sopranos: Complete HBO Season 1 [1999] [DVD]
  • UPC:732190025180
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