Jun 16, 2011
We already knew that the first season of The CW's reboot of Nikita (based on Luc Besson's 1990 movie and the subsequent US/Canadian TV series) starring Maggie Q was due on DVD and Blu-ray this summer. Now, thanks to TV Shows On DVD, we have more details... and final cover art. The two releases of Nikita: The Complete First Season will be out on August 30. The 5-disc DVD set will retail for $59.98 and the 4-disc Blu-ray for $69.97—though both are available to pre-order from Amazon for substantial discounts. Warner are being very generous with the bonus material, which sounds quite interesting! On both releases, we'll get the documentaries "Inside Division, Part 1: The New Nikita" - (in which we discover what elements from the previous versions of La Femme Nikita were important to preserve and protect and what twists and changes needed to be made in order to reinvent Nikita for a new generation), "Inside Division, Part 2: Executing an Episode" (which focuses on how the sets, costumes, weapons, lighting, editing and music were all fashioned to reflect the creators' new vision) and "Profiling Nikita, Alex, Percy & Michael" (a look at the characters and the actors who play them). We'll also be treated to commentaries on two episodes, copious deleted scenes and a gag reel. In addition to all that, the Blu-ray will also boast an exclusive feature called "Division Tracker" which enables viewers to "hack into Division and uncover a global tracking device designed to record every major character's move throughout the years." I'm not totally sure what that means, but it could be cool!
Meanwhile, all the seasons of USA's late 90s TV version of La Femme Nikita, which are usually way overpriced in the $90 range, are currently on sale on Amazon for just $15.99 apiece! It's a great time to pick them up, because in addition to the bargain price, Warner has just reissued the lot in slimmer, sturdier cases. Check out:
La Femme Nikita: The Complete First Season
La Femme Nikita: The Complete Second Season
La Femme Nikita: The Complete Third Season
La Femme Nikita: The Complete Fourth Season
La Femme Nikita: The Complete Fifth Season (Featuring Edward Woodward!)