Aug 30, 2011

New Spy DVDs Out This Week: Nikita (2010)

New Spy DVDs Out This Week: Nikita (2010)

The only major spy release out this week in America comes frm Warner Home Video, who release The CW's reboot of Nikita (based on Luc Besson's 1990 movie and the subsequent US/Canadian TV series) starring Maggie Q on DVD and Blu-ray today. The 5-disc DVD set of Nikita: The Complete First Season retails for $59.98 and the 4-disc Blu-ray for $69.97though both are available at substantial discounts right now from Amazon. The generous bonus features sound pretty interesting, too. Both releases include 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're also treated to commentaries on two episodes, copious deleted scenes and a gag reel. In addition to all that, the Blu-ray also boasts 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...

Nikita may have started out a bit shakily, but it found its legs pretty quickly and proved to be a pretty good spy series. If you missed the first season on TV, I recommend giving it a chance on DVD.

Meanwhile, to coincide with this release, all the seasons of USA's late 90s TV version of La Femme Nikita (which are usually way overpriced in the $90 range) are on sale again on Amazon for just $15.69 apiece!  At those rates, you can assemble the complete series for cheaper than the regular price of a single season.


Anonymous said...

"Nikita may have started out a bit shakily, but it found its legs pretty quickly."

Heavy on the innuendo today are we? ;-)

Tanner said...

Ha! I didn't even notice. I'd love to take credit for that, but I'm afraid I'll have to give it to my subconscious instead... (Or to yours for spotting it!)