Charmed multimedia

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The television series Charmed is broadcast in many countries around the world, and all seasons have been released on DVD and spawned representation in other media, such as soundtracks and novels.

DVDs[edit]

DVDs of Charmed were first released in 2005, after overcoming licensing issues with the commercial songs in individual episodes. The DVDs were THX Certified.

The first seven Charmed DVD sets contain no special features in accordance with Paramount Home Entertainment's "no extras" policy, and much to the chagrin of both the fans and of Charmed executive producer Brad Kern, who had stated many times that his efforts to persuade Paramount, and later CBS, to include some form of extras were unsuccessful. This changed in 2006 with a promise that the last Charmed DVD box set would contain bonus material.

The special features that were confirmed for Season 8 included three featurettes: "To The Manor Born"; "The Making of Charmed"; and a two part documentary "The Story of Charmed" (which also contains some parts of the unaired pilot) and "Forever Charmed". On the Region 1 DVD set there are cast and crew commentaries on episode 1 (Brad Kern, Kaley Cuoco and James Conway), episode 10 (Brad Kern, Brian Krause and Cameron Litvack) and episode 22 (Brad Kern and James Conway). The Region 1 set also includes three Easter eggs (Tape Ball, 100 episodes, and Book of Shadows). In Issue 12 of Charmed magazine, Kern stated that he wanted approximately 90 minutes of extras, and would also have liked to include the unaired pilot (starring Lori Rom as Phoebe Halliwell); however, this encountered legal difficulties. The Season 6 Bonus Disc includes a "Making A Scene" featurette and a "Casting Session" featurette from Fox Movie Channel.

The season 8 DVDs feature a new opening theme, having replaced the song "How Soon is Now?" with an instrumental piece. This change was made because the music license to use the original theme song had expired and it was deemed too expensive to extend the license to use the song solely for the eight season DVD set. This is also the same with the Netflix streaming of the series.

Release dates[edit]

Season Episodes Title DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 22 The Complete First Season February 1, 2005 (2005-02-01)[1] June 6, 2005[2] April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)[3]
2 22 The Complete Second Season September 6, 2005 (2005-09-06)[4] August 1, 2005[5] April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)[6]
3 22 The Complete Third Season November 15, 2005 (2005-11-15)[7] October 3, 2005[8] April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)[9]
4 22 The Complete Fourth Season February 28, 2006 (2006-02-28)[10] November 21, 2005[11] April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)[12]
5 23 The Complete Fifth Season June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)[13] March 6, 2006[14] April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)[15]
6 23 The Complete Sixth Season October 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)[16] April 3, 2006[17] April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)[18]
7 22 The Complete Seventh Season February 6, 2007 (2007-02-06)[19] June 5, 2006[20] April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)[21]
8 22 The Complete Eighth & Final Season September 11, 2007 (2007-09-11)[22] April 20, 2007[23] April 7, 2011 (2011-04-07)[24]

Cover art[edit]

-Most regions share the same cover art; only the covers for Seasons 3, 5, and 7 have been changed from their Region 1 releases. Season 8 for Region 1 has the same picture of the three girls on the cover, but a different colored background.

The infamous chandelier, from Halliwell Manor was replaced in Season 8 with an orange globe for Regions 2-6, whereas Region 1 has a Scrying Crystal under the chandelier, which is shown above the girls.

Significant box sets[edit]

The "Book of Shadows" edition DVD collection was originally released as an exclusive to Australia (Region 4) on November 16, 2006. This limited edition run features Seasons 1-7, a numbered certificate, and includes a selection of the original illustrated pages used in the Book of Shadows prop featured in the show. A write-up of each seasons' episodes is followed by that season on six discs, which fit on one page. The book contains an extra page reserved for the separately released Season 8 DVDs. Following the release of the Season 8 DVDs, the Book of Shadows collection was again released, this time fully stocked with all seasons.

The "Magic Chest" edition features all eight seasons, and comes in an ornate miniature wooden chest with leatherworks and a red velvet interior. It was released exclusively to Region 2 countries during March 2007.

20th Century Fox announced on June 21, 2008 the release of two "complete series" box sets that were released for North America on November 18, 2008. One set is a regular release, and the other a "Limited Deluxe Edition". Both packages were styled after the Book of Shadows in the series, with the deluxe edition being full size, and the regular release being scaled down. Both sets also include more extras, including the unaired pilot. The deluxe edition included two bonus discs, one packaged with the DVDs and the other a limited edition exclusive disc available through Best Buy only.

The UK received a second complete box set, titled "The Ultimate Boxset", with the same bonus features as North America, released on October 27, 2008.

On November 27, 2008, Australia received two options for the complete series as well. One set is identical to the UK box set release, while the other is a purple "stylish velour collector's box", with a velvet lining. Both sets contained the same extra features.

Soundtracks[edit]

Charmed: The Soundtrack (2003)[edit]

  1. "20th Century Fox Fanfare (Low Tone)" — David Newman
  2. "Hot" — Smash Mouth
  3. "Danger" — Third Eye Blind
  4. "Strict Machine" — Goldfrapp
  5. "Maybe Tomorrow" — Stereophonics
  6. "Rinse" — Vanessa Carlton
  7. "I Can't Take It" — Andy Stochansky
  8. "Worn Me Down" — Rachael Yamagata
  9. "Do You Realize??" — The Flaming Lips
  10. "New Favorite Things" — Balligomingo featuring Lucy Woodward
  11. "Rainbow in the Sky" — Ziggy Marley
  12. "The Finer Things" — Steve Winwood
  13. "How Soon Is Now?" — Love Spit Love

Charmed: The Book of Shadows (2005)[edit]

  1. "How Soon Is Now?" — Love Spit Love (UK bonus track)
  2. "Take It Off" — The Donnas
  3. "Take a Look" — Liz Phair
  4. "Sand in My Shoes" — Dido
  5. "Fallen" (Dan the Automator Remix) — Sarah McLachlan
  6. "I Can't Make Me" (Chris Lord Alge Remix) — Butterfly Boucher
  7. "San Francisco" — Vanessa Carlton
  8. "Pieces of Me" (David Garcia and High Spies Remix) — Ashlee Simpson
  9. "Unbroken" — Missy Higgins
  10. "Free" (Swiss American Federation Club Remix) — Sarah Brightman
  11. "I Close My Eyes" — Shivaree
  12. "Home" — Zero 7

Charmed: The Final Chapter (2006)[edit]

  1. "20th Century Fox Fanfare (Low Tone)" — David Newman
  2. "Baby Got Going" — Liz Phair
  3. "Pinch Me" — Barenaked Ladies
  4. "Needs" — Collective Soul
  5. "Good Enough" — Sarah McLachlan
  6. "Weight of the World" — Chantal Kreviazuk
  7. "Tears from the Moon" — Conjure One featuring Sinéad O'Connor
  8. "Superfabulous" — BT featuring Rose McGowan
  9. "Weave" — Rusted Root
  10. "Goodbye" — Natalie Imbruglia
  11. "Stolen Car" — Beth Orton
  12. "Bell, Book & Candle" — Eddi Reader
  13. "Name of the Game" — The Crystal Method
  14. "Satellite" — Monique Brumby (UK bonus track)
  15. "Humbly for Her" — Unni (UK bonus track)

Charmed: Score from the Television Series (2013)[edit]

A selection of cues from the show by J. Peter Robinson. Released on June 18th, 2013 by La La Land Records. The release is limited to 3000 units with the first 100 signed by the composer of the series. It has been stated that if the release sells well enough they may release another volume.

DISC ONE

  • Prue Theme 3:04
  • Snake Charmed 2:52
  • Pru and Leo 3:05
  • Water Demon Suite 7:33
  • Flamenco Charmed 0:36
  • Demon School 2:00
  • Eye On You 1:54
  • Bad Spells 1:42
  • Here We Go Again 2:58
  • On the Flip 2:03
  • On the Attack 1:29
  • Phoebe Godiva 1:21
  • Leo On the Prowl 1:27
  • Book of Shadows 1:49
  • Phoebe & Billy 1:29
  • Horror Movie 1:35
  • Mystical Witches 2:15
  • Eastern Charmed 1:09
  • Memories of Dad 1:52
  • Fun Fair Demons 3:44
  • Paige Sets Off 1:08
  • Harum Scarum 0:36
  • Demon Lair 1:33
  • Exotic Charmed 2:37
  • Back to the House 0:36
  • Dark, Dank & Donk 1:28
  • Trapped in the Movie 3:02
  • Goodbye Billy 1:05
  • Stalking 5:20
  • Club-Charmed 1:34
  • Magic School 0:58
  • Helter Skelter 1:42
  • End Of Part One 2:23

Disc One Total Time: 71:19


DISC TWO

  • Bogey's Place 2:18
  • Kylie 3:04
  • Dex & the City 2:26
  • Plain Wrapped World 0:46
  • Danger 3:34
  • Pregnant Phoebe 3:51
  • Detective Agency 2:20
  • Someone at the Door 1:33
  • Demon Alley 2:54
  • Wise Guys 0:44
  • Sexist Pig 1:20
  • Street 2:15
  • Shut Up & Kiss Me 1:04
  • The Bank Job 1:41
  • Campus 2:44
  • San Francisco 0:50
  • Kid Duncan 1:29
  • Slo Skelter 2:26
  • Pirate Coin 0:50
  • Hypnotic World 2:41
  • Skeleton Spell 1:26
  • Museum 0:44
  • Bad Toaster 1:21
  • Egyptian Tomb 1:27
  • Pirate Grotto 0:25
  • Paige and the Book Of Shadows 1:12
  • Leo & the Kids 1:03
  • Getting Hurt 0:36
  • Demon Cave 3:01
  • Avatars 3:00
  • Utopia 1:37
  • Brody's Death 2:12
  • Zola 0:51
  • Forever Charmed 4:11
  • End Credits 0:40

Disc Two Total Time: 73:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charmed – The Complete First Season (1998)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Charmed – Season 1 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Charmed - The 1st Season (6 Disc Set) (New Packaging)". ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charmed – The Complete Second Season (1999)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Charmed – Season 2 [DVD]". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Charmed - The 2nd Season (6 Disc Set) (New Packaging)". ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Charmed – The Complete Third Season (2000)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Charmed – Season 3 [DVD]". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Charmed - The 3rd Season (6 Disc Set) (New Packaging)". ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Charmed – The Complete Fourth Season (2001)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Charmed – Season 4 [DVD]". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Charmed - The 4th Season (6 Disc Set) (New Packaging)". ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Charmed – The Complete Fifth Season (2002)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Charmed – Season 5 [DVD]". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Charmed - The 5th Season (6 Disc Set) (New Packaging)". ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Charmed – The Complete Sixth Season (2003)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Charmed – Season 6 [DVD]". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Charmed - The 6th Season (6 Disc Set) (New Packaging)". ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Charmed – The Complete Seventh Season (2004)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Charmed – Season 7 [DVD]". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Charmed - The 7th Season (6 Disc Set) (New Packaging)". ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Charmed – The Final Season (2005)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Charmed – Season 8 [DVD]". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Charmed - The 8th Season (6 Disc Set) (New Packaging)". ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 

Novels[edit]

Main article: List of Charmed books

External links[edit]