DVD Review: ELI STONE: The Complete First Season

Eli Stone: The Complete First Season DVD

The first season of ABC’s original series, ELI STONE, was just released on DVD yesterday, and if you are looking for a great show to get into, this is it!

Title: Eli Stone: The Complete First Season

Cast: Jonny Lee Miller (Aeon Flux, Trainspotting), Victor Garber (“Alias”), Natasha Henstridge (“Commander in Chief,” Species), James Saito (The Devil’s Advocate, The Thomas Crown Affair), Julie Gonzalo (“Veronica Mars”), Loretta Devine (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Boston Public”), Sam Jaeger (Catch and Release) and Laura Benanti (Take the Lead).

Release Date: September 2, 2008

Synopsis: A corporate litigator with a reputation for ruthlessness, Eli Stone is transformed from ambitious go-getter to reluctant do-gooder when a vision of George Michael singing “Faith” inspires him to re-examine his life. At first, skeptical of his powers of prophecy, his visions eventually remind him of the destiny his father once predicted for him: “You’re going to help people.”

REVIEW

Eli Stone was a really nice surprised when it premiered last season on ABC. I had really been looking forward to it because I thought Jonny Lee Miller would bring so much to the character of Eli Stone and quite frankly I was very intrigued by the whole George Michael singing thing. And turns out my instincts were right because episode after episode Eli Stone gets better and better and is pretty original for a procedural show. I mean which other show has musical numbers, dragons, and trials all in the same episode?

Eli Stone has absolutely won me over. The characters are all so different and at the same time lovable in their own ways. This show was definitely one of the highlights last season.

The Eli Stone DVD contains all 13 episodes from Season 1, and if you haven’t checked out this show yet, you still have time to meet Eli Stone before he returns for season 2 on October 14.

And of course, the DVD wouldn’t be complete without some Bonus Features:

  • Turning a Prophet: The Creation of Eli Stone – Witness the birth of Eli Stone as the show’s creators, cast and crew share the show’s secrets from initial idea to final cut.
  • Creating Visions: The Effects of Eli Stone– From fire-breathing dragons to dancing attorneys, Eli’s soaring hallucinations enliven every episode of the show. Visual FX Supervisor Peter Vasquez demystifies the wizardry he uses to create the prophetic visions and natural disasters of the first season.
  • Acting On Faith: Eli & George Michael: George Michael’s experience on the set of “Eli Stone”
  • Inside the Film: The Natasha Henstridge Tour: The incomparable Natasha Henstridge conducts an insider’s tour of Eli Stone’s one-of-a-kind, two-story set.
  • Extended Pilot Episode
  • Bloopers
  • Audio Commentary

Overall, I think this is a great DVD for the people who already love Eli Stone and want to relieve the first adventures, and for people looking for a great show to start watching.

Buy ““Eli Stone: The Complete First Season” on DVD.