Television

Better Call Saul: Season One

November 9th 2015 | Sony Pictures Entertainment | Blu-Ray | DVD

Better Call Saul: Season One, set six years before Albuquerque’s most notorious “criminal” attorney Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) becomes Walter White’s lawyer, stars Bob Odenkirk (TV’s Breaking Bad), Jonathan Banks (TV’s Breaking Bad), and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap).

Before Saul Goodman met Walter White, he was struggling attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). In this prequel to the Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad, Jimmy teams up with “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and begins his transformation from optimistic underdog into Albuquerque’s most notorious legal legend. Michael McKean stars as Jimmy’s brilliant, uncompromising brother, Chuck.

The AMC drama series, produced by Sony Pictures Television, comes from creators Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould, and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (TV’s Breaking Bad). Rounding out the ensemble cast are Rhea Seehorn (TV’s Franklin & Bash), Patrick Fabian (The Last Exorcism) and Michael Mando (TV’s Orphan Black).

Better Call Saul: Season One contains all ten episodes in three-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets. The Blu-ray™ and DVD include cast & crew commentaries on every episode, a gag reel, music video, an inside look at the exhilarating first day of production and Creating the First Season where Co-Creators Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould as well as the cast and crew discuss the pressures of doing a prequel to Breaking Bad.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray is In Conversation: Bob Odenkirk & Michael McKean, a candid discussion between the two comedy legends about their careers, acting influences, and the challenges of grounding the McGill brothers’ complicated relationship. The Blu-ray also features Good Cop, Bad Cop: Becoming Mike which chronicles the production of the much talked about episode "Five-O" and Jonathan Banks’ portrayal of Mike, a cast and crew table read for the episode "Uno", a hilarious in character commentary with Craig and Betsy Kettleman, Bob Odenkirk outtake footage with introductions by Peter Gould and Director Michelle MacLaren; deleted scenes with commentary by Gilligan, Gould and Thomas Schnauz and In the Studio, a look at the creation of the Junior Brown song, “Better Call Saul.”

Still boasting a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, Better Call Saul enjoyed one of the biggest series premieres in U.S. cable history (6.9 million viewers) and garnered seven Emmy nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bob Odenkirk), Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan Banks) and Writing for a Drama Series (Gordon Smith). Better Call Saul also received two nods for Single-Camera Picture Editing and one for Sound Mixing.

“Your new favourite TV show? You're damn right”
- GQ

“I have never seen a prequel handled so cleverly”
- Esquire.com

"A dizzingly strong piece of work”
- The Times

“Odenkirk is undeniably brilliant”
- Spectator

“Really funny. You will laugh your head clean off your shoulders”
- Radio Times.com

“not just unmissable, it looks like the new Breaking Bad”
- The Daily Telegraph

“A work of quality and distinction"
- Grazia

 

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