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John From Cincinnati: The Complete First Season DVD

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$19.97
Southern California surfing family the Yost's can't seem to return to glory until a mysterious surfer enters their lives in the first season of David Milch's television series, "John from Cincinatti," (2007). Plagued by bad decisions and drug use, the Yost family has fallen from grace. But their youngest member, avid surfer Shaun (Greyson Fletcher), is determined to make that change, especially after he meets an unearthly stranger named John on a local beach. Featuring a cast that includes Rebecca De Mornay, Greyson Fletcher, Willie Garson, and Luis Guzmán, this 3-disc DVD set features all 10 episodes from the show's first and only season.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 600 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
  • Packaging: Super Slim Slipcase
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
  • Director: David Potts
  • Cast: Luke Perry,Ed O'Neill,Bruce Greenwood
  • Genre: TV Series
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    - Two revealing audio commentaries with creator David Milch
    - "Decoding John: The Making of a Dream Sequence" - behind the scenes of Episode 6
  • Release Date: 2007

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13 Reviews
4.7

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HBOJohn From Cincinnati: The Complete First Season DVD
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (12)
  • Entertaining (12)
  • Original (12)
  • Great cinematography (8)
  • High production value (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult viewers (10)
  • At home (6)
  • Perfect gift (3)
  • Younger viewers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (8), Avid moviegoer (3)

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5.0

Why did they cancel John from Cincinnati

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from East of Eden

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Humorous
  • Informative
  • Original
  • Uplifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • In The Car
    • Perfect Gift
    • Travel

    Comments about this product:

    I only wish this show was offered in Bluray, but even in SD it is not only vissually appealing but spiritually uplifting.
    Shows like the Sapranos and Boardwalk are like watching a train wreck, you know it is tragic, you know that some people will get hurt and others may die but you can't take your eyes off it even after it leaves you feeling hopeless, anxious, angry and afraid.
    John from Cincinnati is like watching a sunrise or a really good sports events where both sides are flawless in their execution and both sides demonstrate the best character on the field; you leave feeling good about yourself and hopeful for the human race and still a bit amazed by what you see.
    We truly need shows like this and I am hoping that HBO brings it back on 9/11/14... even though I accept that more than likely this reference was to John 14:9-11

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Would you buy one chapter from a book?

    By 

    from Philly

    About Me Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Entertaining

    Cons

    • Not complete

    Best Uses

      Comments about this product:

      Look, this show had great promise but it is unethical of HBO to sell it. The show was cancelled at a point where the story was at the equivalent of the first chapter of a book or the first 30 minutes of a movie. would you watch the first 30 minutes of a suspense thriller knowing that you don't get to see the rest of the story?

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The only show I ever loved

      By 

      from Pa

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • Mysterious
      • Original
      • Refreshingly Random

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about this product:

          This is the only show i've ever made it a point to watch. Other shows that i've liked, i would only watch if it happened to be on at the time, but with John From Cincinatti, i anxiously awaited the next episode. What random turn of events would happen next? "I don't know Butchie, instead"! I love it!. . I was so disappointed when the show was cancelled after the first season, leaving so many questions unanswered.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Pure Entertainment.

          By 

          from Gainesville, FL

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            J.F.C was very original and intelligent. Good story lines and realistic sets and characters. It was not a cast of the usual bunch of plastic skinny little girls and boys type show, so it was more realistic than most series are. I miss that show very much!!!

            I could not stop watching it!!!
            It was captivating!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Brilliant, edgy, and hilarious

            By 

            from Sioux Falls, SD

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original
            • Thought-provoking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home

              Comments about this product:

              Whomever pulled the plug on this show better have been axed 6 ways to Sunday. Bring it back!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hilarious show

              By 

              from Oakland, CA

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Extremely funny
              • High Production Value
              • Original

              Cons

              • Ending too rushed

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              Rewatching JfC, I realized I'd forgotten just how funny it is. If you like absurd humor, you should like this show - it's loaded with laughs. The writing and performing are top-notch. It's the weirdest farce I've ever seen, but it works! I'm only sorry HBO seemed to give up on it early, cramming 13 episodes into the space of 10 (maybe it wasn't HBO, but David Milch - anyway, too bad). However, I feel lucky to have seen such a smart show on television at all.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This show is missed terribly!

              By 

              from West Islip, NY

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift

                Comments about this product:

                When this was on HBO as a series, I could not wait for the next episode...this was the most original & engaging show. I wish there were more episodes, because you fall in love with each & every character...so I really miss this show & hope to see it back in the future!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                And again you shoot yourself in the foot

                By 

                from Houston, Tx.

                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                Pros

                • Artistically edgie
                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Original

                Cons

                • Exed-out

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • Revisit the old days

                Comments about this product:

                Of course the show was a superstar, and was crossed-out. Humm, I've been here before like...Deadwood, Carnival. These are shows of supreme quality,worthy of awards YET to be established.
                Please take note: These shows have long past yet I felt compelled to leave my 2cents. At least H.B.O. has Ole Bill M. and B.A.D. to distract us of these superior shows. Oh, and what about the down and dirty Generation Kill...todays veterans could use something acknowledging their torment and issues.
                Come on guys don't sit on the sidelines, get something juicy going.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing storyline, captivating!

                By 

                from NW Arkansas

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  This was an amazing series I can't believe they dropped it! I so want to learn what happens next with John, butchie and the whole Yost clan.
                  The storyline is original and keeps you guessing, the characters are flawed like the real people I know, and the show had a real life gritty feel to it. I loved it and fervently hope it returns with a season 2 if for nothing else to give us closure!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  John from Cincinnati

                  By 

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value
                  • Informative
                  • Original

                  Cons

                  • HBO cancelled the show

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about this product:

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                  - Strange that HBO would cancel such an original show.
                  - There was nothing else like it on TV or cable.
                  - It was raw, yet real, but then again, it was out-of-this-world.
                  - Anyone who had become a fan is still hungry for the next episode.
                  - HBO, what were you thinking?
                  - HBO, we are tired of the cops, doctors and lawyers shows.
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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  They always cancel the BEST shows - WHY?

                  By 

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Avid Moviegoer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value
                  • Important
                  • Informative
                  • Needed
                  • Original

                  Cons

                  • Nothing bad

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Remember what's important
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  The best thing is that this show was actually on for one Season.
                  The ONLY thing not so great - is it was CANCELLED - I must ask WHY?????

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  One of a Kind

                  By 

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • Original
                  • Poignant

                  Cons

                  • Cancelled

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  This is the most original HBO series of all time.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By 

                  from hampton, nh

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • High Production Value
                  • Original

                  Cons

                  • That hbo cancelled it

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  the worst thing about this. Is that we can't watch it continue. Boo....HBO...for canceling it

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