Blu-ray, DVD Release: Once Upon a Time Season 1

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012
Price: DVD $45.99, Blu-ray $79.99
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment


Once Upon a TimeABC’s hit TV show Once Upon a Time blends fairy tales with modern day drama.

The fantasy series follows 28-year-old Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison, Warrior), a bounty hunter who’s found by 10-year-old Henry (Jared Gilmore), her son who she gave up for adoption when he was a baby.

When she returns Henry to his adoptive mother in Storybrooke, she’s told a crazy story: Everyone in the town is a fairy tale character who was cursed years ago. The curse can only be broken by the daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin, Something Borrowed) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas, Thor) — who Henry claims is Emma.

Created by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (both from TV’s Lost), the television series also stars Lana Parrilla (TV’s 24), Robert Carlyle (TV’s Stargate: Universe) and Eion Bailey (TV’s Covert Affairs).

Weaving between the fairy tale past and current events in Storybrooke, the first season introduces Red Riding Hood, Granny, Jiminy Cricket, the Mad Hatter and others.

Once Upon a Time Blu-ray boxAs well as 22 episodes, the Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season DVD and Blu-ray contain these special features:

  • featurette “Fairy Tales in the Modern World”
  • featurette “Welcome to Storybrooke”
  • “Tell Me a Story” with the cast talking about their childhood memories
  • “Building Character”
  • deleted scenes
  • bloopers.

The high-definition Blu-ray adds:

  • “Exploring Tall Tales: True Origins”
  • interactive archive of fairytale favorites.

For the Comic-Con promotion of the DVD and Blu-ray, the cast got together for a mock ad for dating site Singlebrooke. Here it is:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.