Haven, Season 1 DVD
Loosely based on the Stephen King pulp novel The Colorado Kid, the 13 first-season episodes of Syfy’s Haven bear obvious hallmarks of the ¨¹ber-author’s style: picturesque Maine setting, town filled with odd characters with old secrets, spooky (and often deadly) goings-on. But this one’s a little different. “King lite,” you might call it. As the season opens, FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) has been dispatched to the scenic coastal town of Haven to find a recently escaped convict. He’s mysteriously dead by the time she finds him, but other weirdness–huge cracks in the road, sudden and dramatic changes in the weather, and especially an old photo of a woman whom Audrey, who was raised by the state, believes might be her mother–keeps her in town, where she partners with taciturn local detective Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant). Sometimes aided, and hindered, by cocky “importer” Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour), our heroes soon realize that a series of supernatural phenomena known as “the troubles” has returned to plague Haven. Each new incident can be traced to a single “troubled” local. Hence episodes about an adopted teenager who unleashes telekinetic powers on anyone who threatens to splinter his family; a restaurateur whose food rots instantaneously when he’s upset; a young woman whose uncontrollable pyrokinesis turns folks into crispy critters; and a taxidermist whose suddenly re-animated trophies seek and destroy the hunters who killed them.
Actors: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, PAL
Region: Region 4 for Australia
Number of discs: 4
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release in: 2011