The Sopranos

The Sopranos

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2008
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The Sopranos, writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary television series, is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its true impact strikes closer to home: Like 1999's other screen touchstone, American Beauty, the HBO series chronicles a dysfunctional, suburban American family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano, there's the added complexity posed by heading twin families, his collegial mob clan and his own, nouveau riche brood. The series' brilliant first season is built around what Tony learns when, whipsawed between those two worlds, he finds himself plunged into depression and seeks psychotherapy--a gesture at odds with his midlevel capo's machismo, yet instantly recognizable as a modern emotional test. With analysis built into the very spine of the show's elaborate episodic structure, creator Chase and his formidable corps of directors, writers, and actors weave an unpredictable series of parallel and intersecting plot arcs that twist from tragedy to farce to social realism.
Publisher: Neutral Bay, N.S.W. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©1999.
Characteristics: 4 DVD-videos (approximately 696 minutes) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

"You know, Tony, it's a multiple choice thing with you. 'Cause I can't tell if you're old-fashioned, you're paranoid, or just a f**king a**hole."

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

"You people are alright. Godfather? I've seen that movie 200 times. Godfather II was definitely the sh*t. The third one, a lot of people didn't like it, but I think it was just misunderstood."

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

" Listen to me. I'm gonna give you a break. I'm gonna give you a break. When I toss you over... If you can fly, I won't shoot you down."

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

"I'm in the waste management business. Everybody immediately assumes you're mobbed up. It's a stereotype, and it's offensive."

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

"You don't wanna work in the rain, try for the f**kin' Yankees."

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

"Hear about the Chinese godfather? He made them an offer they couldn't understand."

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

"Take it easy. We're not making a western here."

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

"You may run North Jersey but you don't run your Uncle Junior."

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TRANNY_CLONES
May 13, 2015

Season 1 of this deeply racist Gangster TV series is very realistic,not just domestically inclined period.

Quimeras Jul 20, 2014

I’m not much of a fan of mob films and so I was a little hesitant about watching this series. To my surprise, I really enjoyed this season of the Sopranos. I love the mom; she’s so bad!

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erinsnest
May 21, 2013

My brother really like this show, so I'm gonna check it out!.......May 31...watched a couple of episodes before I had to send it back. Pretty interesting. Pretty violent! Looking forward to watching more, but not with my kids!

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

This is the series that made HBO what it is today. The extensive story and the characterization involved in a show of this magnitude is evident from the get-go. The tension heats up in this set of four episodes, with the knowledge of a rat in their midst, in "Nobody Knows Anything". I would highly recommend volume three of the first season of this groundbreaking series.

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

This is the series that made HBO what it is today. The extensive story and the characterization involved in a show of this magnitude is evident from the get-go. That's because this series is so good, it deserves to be watched, not spoiled.) The episode "College" is one of my favourites this season, getting to see just how Tony struggles with the family-business balancing act, as well as getting to see Carmela's personality shine through a bit more. I would highly recommend volume two of the first season of this groundbreaking series.

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britprincess1
Apr 21, 2013

This is the series that made HBO what it is today. The extensive story and the characterization involved in a show of this magnitude is evident from the get-go. This first batch of episodes is a fine introduction of the mob family saga that is The Sopranos. The pilot episode introduces the troubles Tony has seen; "46 Long" examines the kind of problems stemming from the new kids trying to get into the business; "Denial, Anger, Acceptance" shows more of his family as his daughter struggles with her SATs and the children acknowledge their father's goings-on; and in "Meadowlands", paranoia is addressed, bullying of a mobster's children occurs, and information is gathered on a certain someone. (Am I being vague? That's because this series is so good, it deserves to be watched, not spoiled.) I would highly recommend volume one of the first season of this groundbreaking series.

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Jul 04, 2012

CUNNILINGUS AND PSYCHIATRY GOT US TO THIS POINT! classic.

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