BVHE announce Alias Series 1
Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Alias: The Complete First Season for 29th September 2003. For those unfamiliar with the show it stars Jennifer Garner (Daredevil) as a super fit, hyper-intelligent CIA operative who takes on missions all over the world in a bid to thwart terrorism. This six-disc set contains all 22-episodes from the first season presented in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with DD5.1 Surround audio and the following range of bonus features...
- Stunts featurette
- A Mission Around The World featurette
- Marshall Flinkman’s Gadget Gallery
- The Alias Phenomenon featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Audio Commentaries
- PS2 Game Trailer
Here is an episode synopsis as taken from the press release.
1: "Truth Be Told": Sydney Bristow is an unconventional student, she's been recruited and trained by the CIA. When Sydney reveals the secret to her fiancé, Danny, he is killed by the organisation she works for: SD-6
2: "So It Begins": Having learnt the truth about her employers, Sydney is recruited into the real CIA. He is given shocking news that her dad, Jack, played a role in Danny's murder. Sydney is sent on a mission to bring down an arms dealer linked to a missing nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, Will begins to grow suspicious of his friend's secret life.
3: "Parity": A mission to steal an ancient sketch pits Sydney against her sworn nemesis, Anna Espinosa, a Russian agent. But when the container holding the painting proves impenetrable, the two foes are forced to team up to satisfy their respective agencies.
4: "A Broken Heart": On the trail of a terrorist with an explosive plot to disrupt a world-trade seminar, Sydney is also roped into helping her friend, Francie, spy on her guy as he steps out with another woman.
5: "Doppelganger": Vaughn, a good-looking fellow CIA agent, helps Sydney in her mission to abduct a German engineer working on biochemical vaccines. When Sloane, Sydney’s SD-6 boss, becomes suspicious, Jack is forced to step in and display his darkest side to protect his daughter's cover.
6: "Reckoning": Sydney pieces together Jack's role in her mom's death. When Sydney infiltrates a Romanian asylum housing a crazed assassin, she finds herself trapped by a sadistic K-Directorate agent.
7: "Color Blind": Sydney uncovers a shocking truth about Danny's murder while trying to break Shepard out of the K-Directorate's asylum. Sloane realises his suspicions are well founded.
8: "Time Will Tell": As Sydney goes to Mexico to retrieve info on an ancient clock linked to the Rambaldi case, Sloane fires up his deadly plan to silence the SD-6's mole.
9: "Mea Culpa": Having been rescued once by her father from Slaone’s plan to smoke out the mole, Sydney falls into her bosses’ trap and her cover is blown.
10: "Spirit": Awakening in a top-secret SD-6 torture chamber, Sydney realises her double-agent days are over. But before Sloane can get her to crack, Jack again steps in to save his abducted daughter. Syndey then takes a high-risk mission to win back Sloane’s trust.
11: "The Confession": After delivering a terrorist, named Hassan, to the CIA, Sydney heads to Crete to locate his top-secret stealth technology. What she encounters instead is a death trap set by Hassan, who backs Vaughn into a corner with a dirty deal for Sydney's life.
12: "The Box, Part 1": McKenas Cole, a former SD-6 operative left for dead after a botched mission in Chechnya, returns ready for revenge, taking the Credit Dauphine headquarters by siege. His goal: crack the agency's vault and give the duplicitous Sloane a fatal lesson in torture techniques. Syndney is on hand to save the day.
13: "The Box, Conclusion": The attack on SD-6 heats up, Sydney is hoping to stop Cole before he triggers the explosives wired to the vault. Meanwhile, Sloane refuses to crack under his captor's cruel torture.
14: "The Coup": Sydney hits Vegas to observe a Russian K-Directorate spy. Meanwhile, Jack gets a rare chance to play dad by helping Sydney, who is having a hard time deciding her educational future.
15: "Page 47": Vaughn discovers a mysterious blank page in the Rambaldi book that may hold the 16th-century physicist's secrets in invisible ink. The problem is that the book is locked up at Sloane's house, forcing Vaughn to ask Sydney a delicate favor: use her friendship with Sloane's dying wife to get inside the house. After that, it's up to Sydney to snag the page from her boss' vault and get it to the CIA.
16: "The Prophecy": Edward Poole, leader of the SD-9, drops a bombshell about a traitor within the Alliance of 12. In a bizarre twist, Sydney appears to be linked to the 500-year-old Rambaldi drawing and an ominous prophecy about a risk to world security.
17: "Q & A": As the FBI grills a captured Sydney about her past and Rambaldi's doomsday prophecy, Jack and Vaughn race to free her before SD-6 suspects anything is amiss. But once a rescue op is launched, Sydney soon finds proof that Rambaldi's writings may hold more truth about the alleged weapon of mass destruction.
18: "Masquerade": The truth about Sydney's mom emerges. Noah Hicks, an ex-flame and fellow agent resurfaces to help Sydney uncover evidence about her mother's KGB work and possible whereabouts. Before long, Sydney and Noah realize that their feelings for one another are as strong as ever.
19: "Snowman": Sydney's torn between following her heart and finding her mother after Noah offers her a way out of SD-6.
20: "The Solution": Sydney and Vaughn set a trap for Khasinau with a report about the existence of a second dose of the Rambaldi serum. Sloane's wife tells Sydney she is aware of the SD-6 and puts her own life on the line in the process.
21: "Rendezvous": The Alliance fills Sloane in on the plans for his wife’s elimination. Vaughn begins to distance himself from his favourite agent in an effort to save both their lives.
22: "Almost Thirty Years": Sydney and Vaughn must destroy a Rambaldi device in order to save Sydney’s friend, Will's life. The Alliance comes to a decision regarding the fate of Emily Sloane.