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Deadwood: The Complete First Season
Genre: Western

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes, Paula Malcomson, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson, Robin Weigert & Keith Carradine

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Disc One: audio commentary on Episode One with writer/creator David Milch. Disc Two: audio commentary on Episode Four by cast members Molly Parker and Keith Carradine. Disc Three: audio Commentary on Episode Five with cast members Brad Dourif and Robin Weigert. Disc Five: audio commentary on Episode Twelve with cast members Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant. Special features on Disc Six include a 13-minute Making Deadwood: The Show Behind The Show featurette, The Real Deadwood historical featurette (25 minutes), a 30-minute discussion between Keith Carradine and creator David Milch about the New Language Of The Old West, and a 28-minute conversation with Carradine and Milch about the melding of historical and fictional characters in An Imaginative Reality.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): HBO Home Video
(Catalog Number): 92430
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $99.98
(DVD Type): Six DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 668
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 2/8/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Walter Hill, Davis Guggenheim, Alan Taylor, Ed Bianchi, Michael Engler, Daniel Minahan & Steve Shill
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Focusing on the birth of an American frontier town and set in the Montana Territory, 1876, The Complete First Season of Deadwood is the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning HBO series. Timothy Olyphant stars as Seth Bullock, a former Marshall turned hardware merchant in the gold-mining camp of Deadwood. Also in the town is the legendary gunfighter Wild Bill Hickock (Carradine), Calamity Jane (Weigert), and the corrupt boss of the Gem Saloon, Al Swearengen (McShane). (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVDs have an appropriate

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