(Dollhouse, Season One was provided to me by Click Communications for the purpose of review.)
In a city of millions, many souls get lost… Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a glimpse into a world where the wealthy, powerful and connected come to play when Dollhouse Season One becomes “active” on Blu-ray and DVD July 28. From the mind of Joss Whedon, the creator of groundbreaking cult favorites Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, Dollhouse stars Eliza Dushku (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Tru Calling) as Echo, just one member working for an illegal underground organization that implants employees with false memories and skills in order to perform various missions and dangerous tasks. These “dolls” can become anything that anyone desires; a lover, a fighter, an assassin, even a best friend. Once their assignment is complete, their memories are wiped clean and they are released back into the Dollhouse to cohabitate with their fellow colleagues under the watchful eye of those in charge. But Echo is slowly starting to become aware of herself and her surroundings… and one outsider will stop at nothing to bring the entire Dollhouse down.
Dollhouse Season One includes intense and stunning supporting performances from Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore), Harry Lennix (State of Play, Across The Universe), Amy Acker (Angel), and Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica). The Blu-ray and DVD includes all 12 original episodes and tons of bonus features including the never-before-seen standalone episode “Epitaph One,” the original unaired pilot “Echo,” deleted scenes and seven making-of featurettes.
Kevin and I missed Dollhouse when it aired, and I’m glad we waited, because it would have been hard to only watch one episode at a time! This series has a unique premise and fantastic performances from the entire cast. While there are a couple of episodes that were a bit slower than the others, most of them are full of action and incredibly intense. The last few episodes spiraled down to a finale that has me wishing we didn’t have to wait until the fall to see what happens next.
Dollhouse, Season One will be available on DVD on July 28th.