Retired serial-profiler Frank Black
has moved his family to Seattle to escape the violence and horror he
dealt with while working for the FBI in Washington, D.C. Although his
uncanny and often unsettling ability to see into the twisted minds of
serial killers has caused him much inner torment, Black knows his
"gift" can still be used to help protect and save others. For that
reason he has joined the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of
underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against
the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Millennium: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD
by Fox Home Entertainment in July of 2004.
The six-disc box set includes all twenty-two episodes of the show's
first season and has a total running time of 946 minutes.
Millennium is to be released in the United States and Canada on
July 20th, days after the show's July 12th release in the United
Kingdom. The list price for the set is $59.98 in the US, $89.98CAN in
Canada, and £39.99 in the
The specifics for the Region 1 set provided by Fox show that the video
is presented in 1.33:1 full screen and that the audio offers Dolby
Surround Sound in English, Spanish, and French. Subtitles are
available in English and Spanish. As expected, the set also includes
significant bonus features. Commentary tracks have been attached to
the episodes "Pilot," "Gehenna,"
and "The Judge" and will feature series creator Chris Carter,
director David Nutter, and others. Three original featurettes,
documentaries offering insight into the production of the series, will
also be included. A disc-by-disc breakdown of the collection is
The Complete First Season
"The Well-Worn Lock"
"The Thin White Line"
"Order In Chaos: Making
Millennium Season One" Featurette
"The Academy Group" Featurette
"Main Title Design" Featurette
TV Spots for all 22 episodes
During a live chat with 20th
Century Fox Home Entertainment Senior Vice President Peter Staddon
on January 12, 2004 Home
Theater Forum visitors were first told that Millennium
would be made available in 2004. "Millennium and Harsh Realm will
be out on DVD this year," Staddon announced when questioned. "The first season of Millennium is some of
the finest TV ever produced — in my humble opinion — and I'm
glad we can finally bring it out on DVD."
The news came
after nearly four years of struggling on the part of both fans
of the series and Staddon to get 20th Century Fox's attention. "There were a number of reasons delaying the release," Staddon
explained. "Part of it was waiting for TV DVD to take
off and have a bigger audience for the set to sell against and
part of it was waiting until we had The X-Files
finished... I hope it sells as I pushed this through some
skeptical people in the office."
Millennium will arrive on DVD in North
America on July 20th and in Britain on July 12th. The Region 1 DVDs are now available
for pre-order at such sites as
Best Buy and
R1DVD.com. The Region 2 release can be purchased at such online retailers as
Websites such as
Home Theater Forum,
TV Shows on DVD,
DVD Times, and
Lance Henriksen Magic have offered breaking news regarding the
release. Millennium, at
last, will receive some of the attention it so rightly
deserves. As always, news concerning the forthcoming box set will be posted at the Millennial Abyss as it becomes available.