Review: Jack Foley
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Selected episode commentaries; 'Area
51' and 'Roswell High' featurettes; Deleted scene and audition
clips; Music video: 'Save Yourself' by Sense Field.
FOR most teenagers, High School is difficult enough - puberty,
but for the students in the sleepy south-western
town of Roswell, New Mexico, life just got a whole lot more complicated!
Roswell lands on DVD on April 26, from Twentieth Century Fox
Home Entertainment (RRP: £39.99)
In 1947, something extra-terrestrial crashed into Roswell and,
42-years later, hybrid descendants Max Evans (Jason Behr, The
Shipping News), Isabel Evans (Katherine Heigl, Bride of Chucky)
and Michael Guerin (Brendan Fehr, Biker Boyz) emerged from their
incubation pods looking like six year old human children.
They were eventually found roaming the desert and adopted by
parents who knew nothing of their inner conflicts or supernatural
One day, when classmate Liz Parker (Shiri Appleby, Swimfan) gets
caught in the crossfire at the town's Crashdown Café, Max
rushes to her side and overcome by his lifelong crush on her,
heals her with his hands risking exposing the group's alien identities.
The connection that took place in the café is strong and
the two teenagers see into each other's souls. Liz and Max are
a modern day Romeo and Juliet - drawn to each other but unable
to be together - they really are world's apart!
Liz can't help but tell her best friend Maria (Majandra Delfino,
Traffic) and their childhood buddy - the geeky Alex Whitman (Colin
Hanks, Orange County).
Thrust into protecting their new friends and questioning everyone's
intentions, they must all survive in a town obsessed with finding
and experimenting on alien lifeform.
Can they trust the town's Sheriff Valenti (William Sadler, Die
Hard 2) or his son, Liz's ex-boyfriend Kyle (Nick Wechsler, Chicks,
Man)? Who can lead them closer to finding out who they are and
where they have come from?
The arrival of a fourth alien, Tess (Emilie de Ravin, Carrie)
brings the hope of more answers, but also threatens the foundations
of Liz and Max's happiness.
Written and produced by Jason Katims (My So Called Life) and
David Butter (Smallville, The X-Files), Roswell Season One on
DVD is packed with cosmic special features including audio commentary,
a making-of and behind the scenes documentaries, actors auditions
and a music video.