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Merlin

The Complete First Season
(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The early adventures of a young Merlin and his relationship with Prince Arthur at Camelot in the mythical kingdom of Albion. A dangerous world in which magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant, Uther Pendragon. When Merlin arrives in the kingdom, he quickly makes enemies. Guided by Uther's wise physician, Gaius, Merlin is soon using his talents not just to survive but to unlock Camelot's mystical secrets and finds that his destiny and that of young Arthur are inextricably linked.
Title: Merlin
The complete first season
[videorecording]
Publisher: [England] : British Broadcasting Corporation ; [New York] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 568 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Shine Limited ; produced by Julian Murphy, Johnny Capps, Jake Michie and Julian Jones ; written by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Howard Overman, Ben Vanstone ; directed by Ed Fraiman, James Hawes, Jeremy Webb, Dave Moore, Stuart Orme
Notes: Title from container
Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes in 2008
Special features: Audio commentaries; featurette: Behind the magic making-of; photo gallery ; wallpaper
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: The dragon's call
Valiant
The mark of Nimueh
The poisoned chalice
Lancelot
A remedy to cure all ills
The gates of Avalon
The beginning of the end
Excalibur
The moment of truth
The labyrinth of Gedref
To kill the king
Le morte d'Arthur
Summary: The early adventures of a young Merlin and his relationship with Prince Arthur at Camelot in the mythical kingdom of Albion. A dangerous world in which magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant, Uther Pendragon. When Merlin arrives in the kingdom, he quickly makes enemies. Guided by Uther's wise physician, Gaius, Merlin is soon using his talents not just to survive but to unlock Camelot's mystical secrets and finds that his destiny and that of young Arthur are inextricably linked.
ISBN: 1419888668
9781419888663
Branch Call Number: DVD Action MERLIN
Performers: Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Anthony Head, Richard Wilson, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby, John Hurt, Michelle Ryan.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Merlin (Legendary character) Drama Arthur, King Drama Camelot (Legendary place) Drama Magic England Drama Arthurian romances Drama
Genre/Form: Action and adventure television programs
Fantasy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television series
Topical Term: Merlin (Legendary character)
Camelot (Legendary place)
Magic
Arthurian romances
Publisher No: 15530 British Broadcasting Corporation
1000115191 Warner Home Video (set)
2000037584 Warner Home Video (Disc one)
2000037585 Warner Home Video (Disc two)
2000037586 Warner Home Video (Disc three)
2000037587 Warner Home Video (Disc four)
2000037588 Warner Home Video (Disc five)
3000029142 Warner Home Video (set)
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"In a land of myth and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name...Merlin." So begins the story of Merlin the Enchanter, and a marvelous series. BBC makes the best, this is good even for BBC. Fantasy, humor, adventure and magic make up the charming tale, and somehow, it doesn't fail like a whale attempting to belly-flop. Instead it makes a lovely story, with excellent acting, spectacular setting, and a very entertaining premise, if not the most original. I would highly recommend it.

I am a huge fan of Merlin. When I finished season one I had to order all of them ! I am now on season 5 which I believe sadly is the last season. The acting is very good and it is quite humorous. It is so refreshing to watch a show without any swearing or nudity. It is funny and entertaining, definitely worth watching and highly recommended !

Jul 06, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This show is interesting and fun. 99 times out of a hundred a production like this would be cheesy and the humor stupid, but somehow they pull it off, and this is the one in a hundred that works. Their is no official version of the Merlin Mythos and this interpretation is fresh and as valid as any other. Am happily watching season 2 now.

After watching the first season of Merlin, I thought the second one, will be a continuity of the first season... Unfortunately NOT... The second season is like second thoughts of a producer... They could just put all episodes (2nd season) in the first season And some episodes of First season in the second one... instead of confusing people...
I got bad surprised, with the last disk from the second season... The 5th disk was just commentaries about the crew and special effects... No end or open END...
The first season was much better... makes you wondering about the second one...

Jan 20, 2012
  • brontelit87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Merlin" is a spectacular series! This reinterpretation is highly original. It's a very fresh, intelligent take on the Arthurian legend. The scripts provide a great balance of humor, drama, and some modern expressions. The main actors, along with the guests, fit superbly into their roles. I can't wait to see the later seasons. It's just an all-around, excellent show. Cheers to the creators of "Merlin" who have added to the ongoing Arthurian legend.

Nov 09, 2011
  • Palomino rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's true, the British make better TV. This is not exactly a show for adults, but perfectly enjoyable entertainment. Don't look for historical accuracy :-) but it has a lot more character development than the apparent budget would suggest. I also enjoyed the commentaries; those things are usually boring and too serious for an amateur like me, but this crew had so much fun they never stop laughing.

I just love this show, since king arthur and merlin are the same age there is a bit of comedy into it.

Aug 29, 2011
  • vanessa_r_al rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am in love with this show! It shows the becoming of King Arthur in a new light making it intersting, captivating and addictive. I have seen all three seasons and am impatient and eager for season four to come out this fall. It is a great series which i'm sure you will fall in love with.

Just love this show! But why are all the Good shows made in Britain for the BBC.

May 07, 2011
  • soblessed59 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally love this series,even though it is different than any version I've seen before. Merlin and King Arthur are around the same age,but I still loved it,and can't wait to start watching the Complete Season Two set of discs.

Thanks to my fantastic Lorain Public Library!

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Dec 23, 2012
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Dec 23, 2012
  • MUSICinWIRES rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Merlin uses his magic to protect Prince Arthur, and his father Uther Pendragon, magic-hating tyrant. He does so to protect Camelot from twisted magicians and enemies of the king, who would have him and his son dead, no matter the cost. He is assisted by Gaius, court physician, and the last dragon.

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