Mad Men: Season 1
Lion's Gate (2007)
Drama
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IMDB   8.7
616 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Jon Hamm Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser Pete Campbell
Bryan Batt Salvatore Romano
Aaron Staton Ken Cosgrove
Christina Hendricks Joan Holloway
Michael Gladis Paul Kinsey
January Jones Betty Draper
Rich Sommer Harry Crane
Emelle Secretary
John Slattery Roger Sterling
Kiernan Shipka Sally Draper
Eve Curtis Secretary
Robert Morse Bertram Cooper
Julie McNiven Hildy
Aaron Hart Robert Draper
Maggie Siff Rachel Menken
Alison Brie Trudy Campbell
Director
Tim Hunter
Lesli Linka Glatter
Phil Abraham
Producer André Jacquemetton
Matthew Weiner
Lisa Albert
Scott Hornbacher
Writer Matthew Weiner
Cinematography Steve Mason
Frank G. DeMarco
Bill Roe
Phil Abraham
Musician David Carbonara


Set in 1960 New York, MAD MEN reveals the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue’s “Golden Age”, where key players make the art of the sell while their private lives get sold. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper (Golden Globe®-winner Jon Hamm), the biggest ad man – and ladies man in the business.
Episodes
Disc 01
 60 mins    7/19/2007  1.  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Original Air Date—19 July 2007
In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.
Director:  Alan Taylor  Writer:  Matthew Weiner 
Guest starring:  Rosemarie DeWittJohn SlatteryRemy AuberjonoisDarren Pettie, John Cullum
 60 mins    7/26/2007  2.  Ladies Room
Original Air Date—26 July 2007
Don Draper is reluctant to talk about his past, or his childhood, whether with his wife Betty or his boss Roger Sterling. Joan Holloway teaches Peggy Olsen how to wrangle a free lunch out of some of the ad men. Roger Sterling raises the issue of working for the upcoming Nixon presidential campaign and while Don doesn't have much enthusiasm, senior partner Bert Cooper insists that they will go ahead and orders Don to put a team together. The creative team has to come up with an ad campaign for a new deodorant in an aerosol spray can. Betty Draper's doctor recommends that she see a psychiatrist.
Director:  Alan Taylor  Writer:  Matthew Weiner 
Guest starring:  Robert Morse,  Rosemarie DeWittJohn Slattery, Michael J. X. Gladis,  Aaron StatonRich SommerBryan Batt
 60 mins    8/2/2007  3.  Marriage of Figaro
Original Air Date—2 August 2007
Pete Campbell returns from his honeymoon with tall tales and a big grin on his face. He does tell Peggy Olson that their fling before his marriage was for one night only. Don Draper runs into an old army buddy who knows him under the name of Dick Whitman. He also takes a tour of Rachel Menken's store but in a private moment, their mutual attraction becomes evident. The Drapers have friends over for their daughter's birthday party, including the divorcée who lives down the street. Don however is obviously unhappy with his lot in life and seems to be carrying a burden that is not apparent.
Director:  Ed Bianchi  Writer:  Tom Palmer 
Guest starring:  Rosemarie DeWittJohn Slattery, Michael J. X. Gladis
 60 mins    8/9/2007  4.  New Amsterdam
Original Air Date—9 August 2007
Pete Campbell oversteps the mark when he pitches an idea for ad campaign to the head of Bethlehem Steel without telling Don Draper. Draper wants him fired but learns a lesson in corporate politics. Pete's wife wants to buy a Manhattan apartment but he has to approach his cold and distant parents for a loan. Pete's in-laws, however, are more forthcoming.
Director:  Tim Hunter  Writer:  Lisa Albert 
Guest starring:  Rosemarie DeWittJohn Slattery, Michael J. X. Gladis
Disc 02
 60 mins    8/16/2007  5.  Babylon
Don's past catches up to him when he wins an award and gets his picture on a prominent industry periodical. Ken makes his colleagues jealous when he gets a short story published in a national monthly magazine.
Director:  Lesli Linka Glatter  Writer:  Matthew Weiner 
Guest starring:  Aaron StatonRosemarie DeWittRich SommerJohn Slattery, Michael J. X. Gladis,  Bryan Batt
 60 mins    8/23/2007  6.  Red in the Face
Rumors spread in the office about a surprise romantic affair. Peggy's ideas get noticed during a pitch meeting and her future at the agency begins to look more promising. Don asks Rachel's advice about an ad campaign.
Director:  Andrew Bernstein  Writer:  Maria Jacquemetton  / André Jacquemetton  / Andre Jacquemetton 
Guest starring:  Rosemarie DeWittJohn Slattery, Michael J. X. Gladis,  Aaron StatonRich SommerBryan Batt
 60 mins    8/30/2007  7.  The Hobo Code
Roger joins Don for an evening of dinner and drinking, during which Roger's behavior leads to a rift in their friendship. Though Don accepts his apology, there are further consequences for Roger. Pete faces trouble at home as he continues to struggle with the demands of his new marriage.
Director:  Tim Hunter  Writer:  Bridget Bedard 
Guest starring:  Aaron Staton, Michael J. X. Gladis,  Rosemarie DeWittJohn SlatteryRich SommerBryan BattMaggie Siff
Disc 03
 60 mins    9/6/2007  8.  Long Weekend
Don is tormented as pieces of his secretive past begin to haunt him. Peggy’s new success at work, and resulting boost in confidence, threaten her office relationship. Salvatore (Bryan Batt) gets a little too close with a client.
Director:  Phil Abraham  Writer:  Chris Provenzano 
Guest starring:  Bryan Batt, Michael J. X. Gladis,  Rosemarie DeWittRich SommerAaron Staton
 60 mins    9/13/2007  9.  Shoot
A rival ad agency courts Don, involving Betty in their attempt to lure him from Sterling Cooper. As the presidential campaign heats up, the agency looks for new ways to counter the latest Kennedy ads. Tempers flare over Peggy.
Director:  Paul Feig  Writer:  Matthew Weiner  / Chris Provenzano 
Guest starring:  John SlatteryRich SommerBryan BattRosemarie DeWitt
 60 mins    9/27/2007  10.  5G
Don loses an account. Roger, stuck in the city for Labor Day weekend, attempts to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Joan has a night out on the town with her roommate.
Director:  Tim Hunter  Writer:  Maria Jacquemetton  / André Jacquemetton  / Matthew Weiner  / Bridget Bedard 
Guest starring:  Robert Morse,  John Slattery, Michael J. X. Gladis,  Aaron StatonRich SommerBryan BattMaggie Siff, Kate Norby, Talia Balsam
Disc 04
 60 mins    10/4/2007  11.  Indian Summer
Peggy is given a difficult assignment. Roger's work problems provide new opportunities for Don, and Pete grows more frustrated. Betty finds a new outlet for her growing dissatisfaction.
Director:  Tim Hunter  Writer:  Matthew Weiner  / Tom Palmer 
Guest starring:  Aaron Hill,  Maggie SiffBryan BattRich SommerAaron Staton, Michael J. X. Gladis,  John Slattery
 60 mins    10/11/2007  12.  Nixon vs. Kennedy
On election night, the Sterling Cooper staff pulls a rowdy all-nighter while watching the returns. Pete's ambitions cause him to directly challenge Don.
Director:  Alan Taylor  Writer:  Maria Jacquemetton  / André Jacquemetton  / Lisa Albert 
Guest starring:  Bryan BattRich Sommer, Michael J. X. Gladis,  Aaron StatonMaggie Siff
 60 mins    10/18/2007  13.  The Wheel
As Thanksgiving approaches, Don's work responsibilities interfere with his domestic life. Peggy is given a new opportunity, provoking the ire of some of her colleagues. Betty makes a startling discovery.
Director:  Matthew Weiner  Writer:  Matthew Weiner  / Robin Veith 
Guest starring:  John SlatteryBryan BattRich SommerAaron Staton, Michael J. X. Gladis
Edition Details
Edition Limited Edition
Series Mad Men
Distributor Lion's Gate Home Entertainment
Release Date 7/1/2008
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.78:1)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 4

Features
Disc 01 - Provocative featurettes establishing the world of Mad Men and the 1960's creative revolution in media, interviews with the show's creative designers, also includes a photo gallery, Mad Men music, commentaries on all episodes, and more.