Ugly Betty Series 1
Thursday 9th August 2007
As winner of two Golden Globes® including Best Television Series, Ugly Betty Series 1, released by Walt Disney Pictures on 24th September 2007, really is this season's 'must have'. Available in a six-disc boxset, with 23 episodes of non-stop drama, including the pilot episode, the DVD comes appropriately accessorised with brilliant bonus features including unaired scenes, behind-the-scenes interviews with the stars and a chance to witness the amazing transformation America Ferrera endures to 'become' Betty.
Delve into the fantastically stylish and glamour-obsessed socialites of New York fashion magazine, Mode, and you may wonder how your average girl-next door may fit in. Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) is that girl. With her bad hair, train-tracked teeth, interesting choice of clothes and a home life a million miles away from glamorous, Betty is transported into a world of perfection, were image is everything.
As assistant to Editor-in-Chief Daniel Mead (Eric Mabius), Betty soon has to battle against the scheming receptionist Amanda (Becki Newton), Amanda's sidekick Marc (Michael Urie) and Marc's boss Wilhelmina (Vanessa Williams). As the three of them try and sabotage both Daniel and Betty's careers, Betty soon finds a friend in warm hearted seamstress Christina (Ashley Jenson) who knows everyone and everything that happens within the Mode building.
Armed with intelligence, determination and self belief, Betty discovers that she can offer as much, if not more, than her colleagues and soon learns to protect herself - and her boss - from the backstabbing staff. But can inner beauty really prevail over the superficial wonders of perfect skin, size 0 couture and Marc Jacobs?
Ugly Betty Complete Series 1 features a host of glamorous guest stars such as Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, Rhys Coiro and Octavia Spencer. Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Salma Hayek guest stars as well as being the executive producer.
Promising hours of fashion, catfights, family feuds, love interests, scheming and the beauty and image infatuated, Ugly Betty Series 1 is an essential for every woman this season when it arrives on DVD from 24th September.
- Becoming Ugly - America and Salma Hayek discuss Ugly Betty
- Around the Globe - In-depth featurette on the Ugly Betty phenomenon around the world
- Mode Magazine's "do's and don't's"
- Gag reel
- Deleted scenes
- Audio commentaries