New Release: Nikita Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD

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Maggie Q strikes a lethal pose as Nikita.

Looks can kill — and they do — in Nikita: The Complete First Season, which Warner Home Video released on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 30, 2011, for the list prices of $69.97 and $59.98, respectively.

Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) stars as Nikita, a charming but deadly undercover agent gone rogue who attempts to bring down the nefarious secret government agency that trained her. She does all this — along with solving a bunch of nasty crimes along the way — over the course of 22 episodes.

Inspired by the 1990 film La Femme Nikita directed by Luc Besson and the subsequent 1997 TV series of the same name starring Peta Wilson, the hard-hitting action-thriller television show also stars Shane West (TV’s ER), Xander Berkeley (Repo Chick), Melinda Clarke (TV’s The O.C.) and Lyndsy Fonseca (Hot Tube Time Machine).

The final episode of Nikita’s first season was broadcast on the CW in mid-May and the show was renewed for a second season.

Here’s a list of the robust collection of bonus features slated for the Blu-ray and DVD:

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • featurettes:
    • Inside Division, Part 1: The New Nikita, about what twists and changes needed to be made in order to reinvent Nikita for a new generation.
    • Inside Division, Part 2: Executing an Episode, about how the sets, costumes, weapons, lighting, editing and music were all fashioned to reflect the creators’ vision for Nikita.
    • Profiling Nikita, Alex, Percy & Michael, about the characters and their actors.
  • Blu-ray exclusive featurette: “Division Tracker,” where viewers can hack into Division and uncover a global tracking device designed to record every major character’s move throughout the years.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.