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 Nikita: The Complete First Season


  Review by Suzanne 8/31/11

I've enjoyed watching this show all season. I reviewed it when it first aired, and I still agree with that same review. It is a good, exciting action show with great characters.  I can't wait to see what happens next season! You should definitely rent the DVD if you've never seen the show--especially if you are a fan of the past series "La Femme Nikita" or other similar shows like Alias.

There are tons and tons of extras on this disk! I was blown away by how many there are, and they are very long, too. I wish all TV DVD's were this good.  Besides the usual unaired scenes, there are six other features as well. One is all about the development of the show. Another is all about how they make the show - everything, from the action choreography, to the guns, to the actors, the music etc.  There are also four character profile features about the main characters Nikita, Michael, Alex and Percy.  It's an exhaustive list of features.

Go rent or buy it - you'll be glad you did!

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ON Blu-Ray AND DVD AUGUST 30, 2011

Nikita: The Complete First Season Contains All 22 Episodes
of The CW's Hit Spy Drama And Over Three Hours of Never-
Before-Seen Content, Including Blu-Ray Exclusive Content!

BURBANK, CA - When it comes to sexy assassin Nikita, looks really do kill. Relive the action and suspense of the hit Warner Bros. Television/The CW series' "killer" first season as Warner Home Video (WHV) releases Nikita: The Complete First Season on Blu-Ray and DVD August 30, 2011, for SRP $69.97/$59.98. Nikita stars action heroine Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard) as a charming but deadly secret agent gone rouge, who now attempts to bring down the very same people who trained her: a corrupt, secret government agency known only as Division.

Nikita - which is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (Bones, K-Ville), David Levinson (21 Jump Street, The Commish), Danny Cannon (CSI series, Dark Blue), McG (Chuck, Supernatural, Human Target) and Peter Johnson (Chuck, Supernatural, Human Target) - has been hailed by The New York Times as a "...surprisingly sophisticated and satisfying adaptation," while the New York Post called it "fresh, terrific and terrifically silly." Nikita: The Complete First Season, available on a five-disc DVD and four-disc Blu-ray, features all 22 episodes of the show's action-packed freshman year along with over three hours of never-before-seen bonus footage including multiple featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reel, audio commentary and a Blu-Ray exclusive featurette.

Former Division operative Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy the covert government organization that trained her to become an assassin. A force to be reckoned with, the rogue Nikita plots against the ruthless head of Division, Percy (Xander Berkeley - Kick-Ass, 24) his top lieutenant, Michael (Shane West - ER, Once and Again), the nonconformist computer genius Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford - Traveler, X-Men: The Last Stand) and master manipulator Amanda (Melinda Clarke - The O.C., The Vampire Diaries). With the help of Division's newest recruit Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca - Kick-Ass, Desperate Housewives) who is living a double life as Nikita's mole, Nikita always manages to stay one step ahead of her former bosses and is closer than ever to bringing Division down for good. The first season also starred Tiffany Hines (Bones) as Jaden, a new recruit who has it out for Alex, and Ashton Holmes (The Pacific) as Thom, a new recruit who finds his loyalties compromised.

"Warner Home Video is delighted to release Nikita: The Complete First Season on Blu-Ray and DVD," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. "Nikita is a quality show with a dedicated fanbase, making the potential of this title limitless. With Nikita: The Complete First Season, fans and newcomers can catch up and prepare for the highly anticipated second season of this sexy and suspenseful series."

Episode List:

  1. Pilot

  2. 2.0

  3. Kill Jill

  4. Rough Trade

  5. The Guardian

  6. Resistance

  7. The Recruit

  8. Phoenix

  9. One Way

  10. Dark Matter

  11. All the Way

  12. Free

  13. Coup de Grace

  14. The Next Seduction

  15. Alexandra

  16. Echoes

  17. Covenants

  18. Into the Dark

  19. Girl's Best Friend

  20. Glass Houses

  21. Betrayals

  22. Pandora

DVD & Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary

  • Deleted Scenes

  • Featurettes:

    • Inside Division, Part 1: The New Nikita - Discover what what twists and changes needed to be made in order to reinvent Nikita for a new generation.

    • Inside Division, Part 2: Executing an Episode - Uncover how the sets, costumes, weapons, lighting, editing and music were all fashioned to reflect the creators' vision for Nikita.

    • Profiling Nikita, Alex, Percy & Michael - Explore the characters who make this show so exciting and sexy, as well as the actors who play them.

  • Blu-Ray Exclusive Featurette: Division Tracker - Hack into Division and uncover a global tracking device designed to record every major character's move throughout the years. Can you predict Nikita's future by discovering her past?

Nikita is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. Season two of Nikita will air Fridays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

The CW NIKITA returns on Friday, Sept 23 at 8pm ET
Nikita at Comic-Con 2011 Teen Choice Award Time To Go
Maggie Q Interview - Maggie Q shares some Season 2 sneak peeks, so hang on for the ride. Be sure to catch the season premiere of Nikita, Friday Sept. 23 on The CW.

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