24 has steadily increased its viewer numbers with its clever plots and innovative format. Each complete 24 episode covers one hour of a day in the life of Jack Bauer, head of the Governments Counter Terrorist Unit.< Previous | Next >
24: Series 4 | DVD | (08/08/2005)
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Season four opens with Jack Bower working for the Secretary of Defence James Heller. This particular morning Jack finds himself back at CTU (the Counter Terrorist Unit) meeting with Erin Driscoll, the new Director of Operations.
24: Series 2 | DVD | (11/08/2003)
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Jack Bauer is having another one of his "very bad days" in the second series of the ground-breaking real-time thriller 24. Once again the hours are ticking by with more guaranteed cliffhangers than a convention of mountain climbers. Holed up in a Los Angeles condo and estranged from his daughter, Jack is no longer on the government payroll; unfortunately for him, this small fact doesn't seem to matter to President David Palmer and the NSA who call him back in to the CTU and give him 24 hours to infiltrate a terrorist organisation who are planning to detonate a dirty bomb in the city of angels. All Jack wants is to get his daughter out of the city, unfortunately Kim's new employer, the abusive father of the child she is nannying, has other ideas. Fans of the original won't be disappointed, as there are more than enough shock moments in the first few hours to hint at the climactic build-up to come, while newcomers can quickly get involved in the lives of Jack and his family. There are some new characters to bolster the veteran cast and, interestingly (although not surprisingly given the outcome of the first series), Jack's character has taken an altogether darker, more psychopathic turn. The danger the characters find themselves in also has a much more global impetus, grounded as it is in the war against terrorism. Although the territory is more familiar this time around, this second series is just as much a high-tension, taut, adrenaline-fuelled ride as the first series, and one that will have you glued to your TV for the next 24 hours. --Kristen Bowditch
24: Series 5 | DVD | (06/11/2006)
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18 months have passed since the events of Day 4. With the exception of David Palmer Tony Almeida Michelle Dessler and Chloe O'Brian the world believes that Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is dead... Jack is in fact living under the name of Frank Flynn and conceals his identity by taking a manual job on an oil rig. However when President Logan is placed at the centre of a labyrinthine conspiracy involving the signing of a vital U.S. - Russian arms treaty Jack is forced back into action!
24: Series 6 | DVD | (01/10/2007)
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Jack's back! 24 returns for another day of real-time thrills and spills.
24 - Season 8 | DVD | (08/11/2010)
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Hang on for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is thrust into more extreme action than ever before! As Bauer races to prevent the assassination of a Middle Eastern leader a terrorist threat against New York City builds to an explosive climax. Relive the electrifying eighth season of TV's most ground-breaking series ever - 24 - including a surprise ending you simply must see.
24: Complete Season 7 | DVD | (19/10/2009)
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24 - Exile | DVD | (01/12/2008)
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24 (Twenty Four): Exile - Extended Edition
24: Series 1 | DVD | (14/10/2002)
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Such a simple idea--yet so fiendishly complex in the execution. 24, as surely everyone knows by now, is a thriller that takes place over 24 hours, midnight to midnight, in 24 one-hour episodes (well, 45-minute episodes if you extract the ad breaks). Everything to take place in real time--on-screen and off-screen time the same--which means no flash-backs, no flash-forwards, no nice handy time-dissolves. Every strand of the plot has to be dovetailed and interlocked to make sure that things happen just when they should, in the right amount of time. Not that easy. Creator Robert Cochran and his team of writers and directors have done a pretty impressive job in putting the jigsaw together and keeping the tension ratcheted up high, as Federal Agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) hares around LA trying to stall an assassination attempt on a black Presidential candidate and rescue his wife and daughter from the clutches of the Balkan baddies. Twists, turns, revelations and cliffhangers are tossed at us with satisfying regularity. It’s not perfect: we get some hokey plot devices (instant amnesia, anybody?) and the final twist, once you start thinking back, makes no sense whatsoever. There are altogether too many huggy family moments ("I love you, Dad." "I love you, son"); and as for überbaddie Dennis Hopper’s "Serbian" accent… Even so, this is undeniably mould-breaking TV. Sutherland, rescuing his career from the doldrums in one heroic leap, fully deserves his Golden Globe. Sets and locations are artfully deployed--we gain a real sense of LA’s splayed-out geography--and Sean Callery’s score is a powerful, brooding presence. Like Murder One and The Sopranos, 24 is one of those series future TV thrillers will have to measure themselves against. On the DVDs: 24 is released in a six-disc box set. On discs 1- 5 there are no extras, but disc 6 includes the "alternative" ending and a preview of Series 2, presented by an urbane Kiefer Sutherland, that tells us precisely nothing. The transfer, in 16x9 widescreen and 2.0 Dolby Digital sound, does the high production values of the original every justice.--Philip Kemp
24 - Redemption (Extended 2-Disc Collector's Edition) | DVD | (01/12/2008)
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On they day of the Presidential Inauguration Jack Bauer finds himself in the midst of a bloody uprising in the small African nation of Sangala. He must risk his life to transport a group or orphans to the American Embassy and sacrifice his own freedom to ensure that they are evacuated out of the country and make it safely to America.
24 - Season 8 | Blu Ray | (08/11/2010)
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Bauer is back and the countdown has begun. Set in New York City Day Eight unfolds amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations as President Allison Taylor (Jones) alongside new chief of staff Rob Weiss (Chris Diamantopoulos) negotiates international security with Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor) a determined Middle Eastern leader visiting the U.S. on a peacemaking mission. As the new day begins an upgraded CTU operates under the command of M.B.A.-schooled razor-sharp head honcho Brian Hastings (Mykelti Williamson) who supervises quirky Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) expert data analyst Dana Walsh (Katee Sackhoff) and systems analyst Arlo Glass (John Boyd). COLE ORTIZ (Freddie Prinze Jr.) an ex-Marine who wants to follow in Bauer's footsteps leads field operations while Agent Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) returns with an agenda of her own. One of the most innovative and acclaimed dramas on television 24 has been nominated for a total of 68 Emmy awards winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over the course of seven seasons Sutherland has garnered seven Emmy nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor; while Season Seven co-star Cherry Jones earned an Emmy for her highly praised work as President Allison Taylor.