- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 49
- Run Time: 7664 Minutes
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Studio: Paramount
- DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
- Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
- Cast: Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs
- Genre: TV Series
- Color: Color
The must-have complete series DVD collection, designed to look like the show's Book of Shadows, contains:
- Charmed Seasons 1-8
Season 8 Special Features:
- "The Making of Charmed"
- A 2-Part Documentary: "Story of Charmed"
- "To The Manor Born": A behind-the-scenes look at the central role the Halliwell manor played in the series.
- "Forever Charmed": A Profile Of Charmed Fans
- And More
Plus Bonus Disc of Brand-New Special Features:
- Original Unaired Pilot
- The Demons Of Charmed
- Charmed Effects
- The Man Of Charmed
- The Book Of Shadows
- The Power Of Three
- Directing Charmed
- The Making Of A Monster
The book has been designed using a selection of the illustrated pages from The Book Of Shadows featured in the hit television series Charmed.
These Charmed Complete Series DVDs episodes recapture a period in the late 1990s when television's WB network was particularly keen on series about the supernatural and specially powered characters. In 1998, this Charmed DVD complete series set found a home at the WB, the original home of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and future launchpad for Angel and Smallville. It had many of the same intriguing ironies that made those other shows click. Specifically in these Charmed episodes in the complete series, the greater a character's powers, the more vulnerable he or she becomes; the more superhuman, the more painfully obvious one's lonely, fragile humanity. In Charmed, the Halliwells, a trio of witch heroines and siblings at the center of Charmed, are a case in point. Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) returns to her San Francisco family home after losing her job, and moves in with her older sisters, Prue (Shannen Doherty) and Piper (Holly Marie Combs). On her first night back, Phoebe in the Charmed complete series finds the Book of Shadows left for them by their late mother and recites a spell giving all three women unique powers they were always meant to have. Prue suddenly has the gift of telekinesis, Piper can make time stand still, and Phoebe can see into the future. All well and good, but along with those extraordinary abilities comes a new awareness of dark forces in the world from which mortals need protection. In some cases, those forces have been plotting a long time to steal the Halliwells' magical legacy once they awakened to it—and now they will never let up. Indeed in these Charmed DVDs, the forces of the Underworld never do let up in Charmed, giving the Halliwells a major headache for the next eight seasons.
Yet the Charmed show became about so much more than that, blending (again, like Buffy) the sisters' personal lives with their responsibilities as protectors and stewards of magic. In the Charmed DVD complete series, jobs, lovers, marriage and children were just as prominent as warlocks and leprechauns in Prue's, Phoebe's and Piper's thoughts and emotions. In fact, Charmed peaked creatively when the whole of season three concerned the fallout of Phoebe's romance and marriage to a disguised demon (Julian McMahon). The Charmed series’ focus at that point was quite gripping, but it was inevitable that subsequent seasons would back off on such a singular perspective and develop a broader range of storylines. A major change in Charmed accompanied the departure of Shannen Doherty from the show at the end of season three, when she was replaced by Rose McGowan as a fourth sister, Paige, unknown to either Phoebe or Piper. While Paige had the same mother (herself a witch) as the other two surviving Halliwell girls in Charmed, her father was a so-called Whitelighter, essentially an angel. That combination in these Charmed DVDs gave Paige unique gifts that made Charmed even more fun (if slightly less compelling). But the loss of Doherty—the show's best actress, who gave at least one bravura performance per season—proved significant. Charmed wasn't quite the same, but it carried on, continuing to make new fans and maintaining a breathless pace and intriguing mix of the arcane and ordinary.
Buy the complete series of Charmed DVDs so you can see the magical moments unfold for hours of entertainment.