- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 11 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 12, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: HBO Home Video
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
Single Side - Single Layer
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround - English
- Dolby Mono - Spanish
Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary (1st Episode) - 1. David Chase -Producer/Director/Writer,
- Peter Bogdanovich - Director/Film Historian
- Interview - 1. David Chase - Producer/Director/Writer
- Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
- Episodic Previews and Recaps
Performers, Cast and Crew:
James Gandolfini &
Tony Darrow &
Steven Van Zandt
Entertainment Weekly - 12/08/2000
"...Among TV's finest hours, and it's worth buying this set just to own them..."
USA Today - 12/22/2000
"...Each program is self-contained and the array of characters is dazzling..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2001
"...Gandolfini is mesmerising, his mood on a hair-trigger, equally able to convey ferocity, depression and schoolboy mischief..."
Premiere - 12/02/2009
4 stars out of 4 -- "The birth one of the greatest TV dramas of all time....This show was breaking new ground with each scene."
This set includes the first 13 episodes of HBO's outstanding Emmy-winning series THE SOPRANOS, created by David Chase. Join Tony Soprano and both of his families--wife and kids, fellow wiseguys--as they try to balance their work and their lives. The episodes include "The Sopranos" (series premiere); "46 Long"; "Denial, Anger, Acceptance"; "Meadowlands"; "College"; "Pax Soprana"; "Down Neck"; "Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti"; "Boca"; "A Hit Is a Hit"; "Nobody Knows Anything"; "Isabella"; and "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano."
The series stars James Gandolfini in a career-making performance as Tony Soprano, a Mafia leader who is having trouble dealing with his mother and family and so starts to see a shrink. The terrific supporting cast features Edie Falco as Tony's conflicted wife, Carmela; Lorraine Bracco as Tony's put-upon psychiatrist, Dr. Melfi; Michael Imperioli as loose cannon Christopher Moltisanti; Steven Van Zandt as Silvio, owner of the Bada-Bing; and the incomparable Nancy Marchand, in one of the great television performances, as Livia Soprano, Tony's conniving, controlling mother. The writing, directing, and acting are impeccable, making for one of the most enjoyable viewing events of the 1990s.