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Warner Releases Nikita: First Season On Blu-Ray, DVD

When it comes to sexy assassin Nikita, looks really do kill. Relive the action and suspense of the hit Warner Bros. Television/The CW series’ “killer” first season as Warner Home Video (WHV) releases Nikita: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD August 30, 2011, for SRP $69.97/$59.98.

Press Release from Warner Home Video

BURBANK, CA – When it comes to sexy assassin Nikita, looks really do kill. Relive the action and suspense of the hit Warner Bros. Television/The CW series’ “killer” first season as Warner Home Video (WHV) releases Nikita: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD August 30, 2011, for SRP $69.97/$59.98. Nikita stars action heroine Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard) as a charming but deadly secret agent gone rouge, who now attempts to bring down the very same people who trained her: a corrupt, secret government agency known only as Division.

Nikita — which is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (Bones, K-Ville), David Levinson (21 Jump Street, The Commish), Danny Cannon (CSI series, Dark Blue), McG (Chuck, Supernatural, Human Target) and Peter Johnson (Chuck, Supernatural, Human Target) — has been hailed by The New York Times as a “…surprisingly sophisticated and satisfying adaptation,” while the New York Post called it “fresh, terrific and terrifically silly.” Nikita: The Complete First Season, available on a five-disc DVD and four-disc Blu-ray, features all 22 episodes of the show’s action-packed freshman year along with over three hours of never-before-seen bonus footage including multiple featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reel, audio commentary and a Blu-RayTM exclusive featurette.

Former Division operative Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy the covert government organization that trained her to become an assassin. A force to be reckoned with, the rogue Nikita plots against the ruthless head of Division, Percy (Xander Berkeley - Kick-Ass, 24) his  top lieutenant, Michael (Shane West - ER, Once and Again), the nonconformist computer genius Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford - Traveler, X-Men: The Last Stand) and master manipulator Amanda (Melinda Clarke - The O.C., The Vampire Diaries). With the help of Division's newest recruit Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca - Kick-Ass, Desperate Housewives) who is living a double life as Nikita’s mole, Nikita always manages to stay one step ahead of her former bosses and is closer than ever to bringing Division down for good. The first season also starred Tiffany Hines (Bones) as Jaden, a new recruit who has it out for Alex, and Ashton Holmes (The Pacific) as Thom, a new recruit who finds his loyalties compromised.

“Warner Home Video is delighted to release Nikita: The Complete First Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing.  “Nikita is a quality show with a dedicated fanbase, making the potential of this title limitless. With Nikita: The Complete First Season, fans and newcomers can catch up and prepare for the highly anticipated second season of this sexy and suspenseful series.”

Episode List:

   1. Pilot   2. 2.0   3. Kill Jill   4. Rough Trade   5. The Guardian   6. Resistance   7. The Recruit   8. Phoenix   9. One Way  10. Dark Matter  11. All the Way

  12. Free  13. Coup de Grace  14. The Next Seduction  15. Alexandra  16. Echoes  17. Covenants  18. Into the Dark  19. Girl's Best Friend  20. Glass Houses  21. Betrayals  22. Pandora

DVD & Blu-ray Special Features:

    * Audio Commentary    * Deleted Scenes    * Featurettes:          o Inside Division, Part 1: The New Nikita

Discover what what twists and changes needed to be made in order to reinvent Nikita for a new generation.

          o Inside Division, Part 2: Executing an Episode

Uncover how the sets, costumes, weapons, lighting, editing and music were all fashioned to reflect the creators’ vision for Nikita.

          o Profiling Nikita, Alex, Percy & Michael

Explore the characters who make this show so exciting and sexy, as well as the actors who play them.·         Blu-RayTM Exclusive Featurette: Division Trackero   Hack into Division and uncover a global tracking device designed to record every major character’s move throughout the years.  Can you predict Nikita’s future by discovering her past?

Nikita is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. Season two of Nikita will air Fridays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

About Warner Home VideoWith operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment GroupWarner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

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