REVIEW: ALPHAS SEASON ONE
From writers Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) & Michael Karnow, "Alphas" follows an unlikely team of ordinary people with superhuman physical and mental abilities - known as Alphas - who take on mysterious cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unable to solve and go head-to-head with criminal Alphas. From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, "Alphas" Season One debuts on DVD July 17, 2012 and fans can now enjoy every episode back-to-back and uninterrupted.
Featured extras include the extended premiere episode with 18 additional minutes, a Q&A with the cast and more! "Alphas" is produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun and returns to Syfy with all-new episodes on July 23, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.
The series stars Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn ("Temple Grandin," Good Night, and Good Luck) as Dr. Lee Rosen, a preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist who leads his team of superhuman Alphas as they investigate cases for the Department of Defense that appear to involve other Alpha activity.
The ensemble cast also stars Malik Yoba ("New York Undercover," Why Did I Get Married?), Warren Christie ("October Road"), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ryan Cartwright ("Mad Men," "Bones") and Azita Ghanizada ("Castle"). Season One of this action-packed series also boasts electrifying guest appearances from sci-fi icons Summer Glau ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), Brent Spiner ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Rebecca Mader ("LOST"), Lindsay Wagner ("The Bionic Woman"), and Callum Keith Rennie ("Battlestar Galactica").
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its
television format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
5.1 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English
FAN Q&A: Fan questions answered by series stars David Strathairn, Warren Christie, Malik Yoba and executive producer/creator Zak Penn and executive producer/writer Ira Steven Behr ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine").
EPISODE: Extended version of the pilot, directed by Jack Bender ("LOST"), featuring 18 additional minutes of footage.
2011 COMIC-CON PANEL
DISCUSSION: Featuring executive producer/creator Zak Penn, executive producer/writer Ira Steven Behr and star David Strathairn.
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