Apr 14, 2011

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Nikita: The Complete First Season (2010)

TV Shows On DVD reports that Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for Nikita: The Complete First Season on DVD and Blu-ray, although there's still been no official announcement of the title from Warner Home Video.  Amazon has artwork, though, and while it might not be final it's pretty neat.  It's based on the eye-catching publicity campaign that led up to the show's premiere last fall... a campaign that, while sexy enough to get banned in certain public places, really turned out not to represent the show that well.  Despite a less than promising pilotNikita has steadily improved and proven to be one of the year's most satisfying spy shows—certainly much moreso than J.J. Abrams' cancelled Undercovers, and who would have thought that last summer?  Nikita is the latest iteration of the female assassin character originated in Luc Besson's 1991 film La Femme Nikita, perpetuated in the American remake Point of No Return, US/Canadian TV series La Femme Nikita (currently available at a great discount on Amazon) and a pair of unofficial Hong Kong remakes. This one, which airs on The CW, stars Maggie Q as the titular character. Sine this DVD has yet to be officially announced, there's no word yet on what extras, if any, it will contain.

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