Rent The Event: The Complete Series (2010)

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14h 47min
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Synopsis:
Suspenseful, mysterious and action-packed, 'The Event' is "a Lost meets 24 thrill-ride". When everyman Sean Walker goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a massive government conspiracy that is bigger than the President himself. Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Blair Underwood (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Laura Innes (ER) star in this epic series from the executive producer of '24'. With great effects and stunning twists, 'The Event' is unlike anything you've ever seen before!
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Directors:
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Producers:
Jim Chory, Stephen Sassen
Creators:
Nick Wauters
Writers:
Nick Wauters, Evan Katz, David H. Goodman, James Wong, David Schulner, Lisa Zwerling, Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, Leyani Diaz, Vanessa Rojas
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
TV Action & Adventure, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/10/2011
Run Time:
887 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentaries on Episodes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Previews on Episodes Re-Caps
  • Magic Behind 'The Event' Special Features
  • 'The Event' Visual Effects
  • Dr. Dempsey Alternate Storyline
  • Creating An Event
  • A Day In The Life with Jason Ritter
  • Photo Gallery
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. I Haven't Told You Everything
2. To Keep Us Safe
3. Protect Them from the Truth
4. A Matter of Life and Death
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. Casualties of War
6. Loyalty
7. I Know Who You Are
8. For the Good of Our Country
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
9. Your World to Take
10. Everything Will Change
11. And Then There Were More
12. Inostranka
- Special Features
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
13. Turnabout
14. A Message Back
15. Face Off
16. You Bury Other Things Too
- Special Features
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes:
17. Cut Off the Head
18. Strain
19. Us Or Them
20. One Will Live, One Will Die
- Special Features
Disc 6:
This disc includes the following episodes:
21. The Beginning of the End
22. Arrival
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/10/2013
Run Time:
926 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making Of 'The Event'
  • Dr. Dempsey Alternate Story
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode Recaps
  • Commentaries
  • And More!
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. I Haven't Told You Everything
2. To Keep Us Safe
3. Protect Them from the Truth
4. A Matter of Life and Death
5. Casualties of War
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
6. Loyalty
7. I Know Who You Are
8. For the Good of Our Country
9. Your World to Take
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
10. Everything Will Change
11. And Then There Were More
12. Inostranka
13. Turnabout
- Special Features
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
14. A Message Back
15. Face Off
16. You Bury Other Things Too
17. Cut Off the Head
18. Strain
- Special Features
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes:
19. Us or Them
20. One Will Live, One Will Die
21. The Beginning of the End
22. Arrival
- Special Features

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The Event: The Complete Series review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

The Event is last year’s American science fiction series about a mysterious plane crash and people who never age. A software engineer, Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) finds his plans to propose to his girlfriend somewhat scuppered when she disappears from their cabin whilst on a romantic has Caribbean cruise. Any trace of Leila or Sean’s presence on the ship prior to this strangely vanished and Walker then finds himself accused of murdering another passenger. Walker takes it into his own hands to find his fiancée and escape the police; eventually leading to his discovery of an attempted assassination on the U.S President.

Meanwhile, in a top secret facility 97 humanoid extraterrestrials have been detained for over sixty years after their plane crashed in Alaska shortly after the Second World War. The newly elected President, Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) discovers the existence of these prisoners and decides to reveal them to the public. What he doesn’t know however is that there are other aliens living amongst the American citizens, which some members of the Presidential entourage wish to capture and also detain, whilst others wish otherwise. Unbeknownst to them all however is that the CIA agent chosen to lead the investigation is an alien himself.

At 22 episodes to a season the series banks on the intriguing concept pulling audiences through to the finale, but after the initial rush of plot and narrative twists the show falls flat. Writers, cast and directors promised clues and shock reveals in every episode, the problem however is that there is only so much information the story has to offer. After a while the audience find themselves simply watching various members of the cast discovering things the audience themselves have known for several episodes.

It is a shame because at first the show seems quite promising and the first three or four episodes are intriguing but it soon fizzles out and subsequently the show has been mocked for the irony of its title as very little seems to happen for the majority of the season. As with most American shows the final three or so episodes are action packed and bring the show back up to its original standards. It’s unlikely however that many will bother to stick it out to that point.

The series has recently been cancelled by NBC and as of yet will not be returning for a second season.

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