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Oz. The complete first season

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Full screen version.


Soundtracks in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.


Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker, Kirk Acevedo, Edie Falco, Leon, Rita Moreno, Tony Musante, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Sean Whitesell, Dean Winters, B.D. Wong.

Publication Information

New York : HBO Home Video, [2002]

Physical Description

3 videodiscs (451 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated by the MPAA; for mature audiences; includes adult language, violence, nudity, and sexual content.

Added Uniform Title

Oz (Television program)


Welcome to Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison or OZ. As run by Tim McManus and overseen by Warden Leo Glenn, Em City is about prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. No matter how hardened a criminal or killer, whether you're in for a few years or in for life, you have a role to play. Once inside, choose your friends carefully.


Title from container.

Originally brodcast by HBO in 1997.

Special features include: two audio commentaries by series creator Tom Fontana and star Lee Tergesen (Beecher) ; disc 3: deleted scenes with audio commentary by Tom Fontana ; music video from Oz soundtrack, "Behind the walls" by Kurupt featuring Nate Dogg ; featurette, episodic previews, index.


  • disc 1. The routine / directed by Darnell Martin; written by Tom Fontana
  • Visits, conjugal and otherwise / directed by Nick Gomez; written by Tom Fontana
  • God's chillin / directed by Jean de Segonzac; written by Tom Fontana
  • disc 2. Capital P / directed by Darnell Martin; written by Tom Fontana
  • Straight life / directed by Leslie Libman & Larry Williams; written by Tom Fontana
  • To your health / directed by Alan Taylor; written by Tom Fontana
  • disc 3. Plan B / directed by Darnell Martin; written by Tom Fontana
  • A game of checkers / directed by Jean de Segonzac; written by Tom Fontana
  • bonus features.

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