Smallville
Warner Bros. (2001)
Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
In Collection
#564
7*
Seen ItNo
085392425525
IMDB   7.5
922 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Annette O'Toole Martha Kent
Tom Welling Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk Lana Lang
Allison Mack Chloe Sullivan
John Schneider Jonathan Kent
Michael Rosenbaum Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson Whitney Fordman
Sam Jones III Pete Ross
John Glover Lionel Luthor
Erica Durance Lois Lane
Jensen Ackles Jason Teague
Adrian McMorran Jeremy Creek
Sarah-Jane Redmond Aunt Nell
Malkolm Alburquenque Young Clark
Matthew Munn Lex Luthor
Director
Greg Beeman
David Jackson
Producer Michael Green
Robert Hargrove
Writer Joe Shuster
Jerry Siegel
Cinematography Attilla Szalay
Musician Mark Snow


Smallville revolves around Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and his burgeoning career at the Daily Planet alongside his future love, Lois Lane (Erica Durance). He's supported by his friends, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) and Oliver Queen (aka Green Arrow) (Justin Hartley) as they deal with Lex Luthor's replacement, Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman), who initially unleashed a new world of danger in alliance with Major Zod (Callum Blue), a survivor of the doomed planet of Krypton, but has since become a sometimes ally of Clark's.
Episodes
 60 mins    10/16/2001  1.  Pilot
The first episode tells the story of the meteor shower that hit Smallville and changed life in the Kansas town forever. Clark Kent meets Lex Luthor for the first time and encounters the first in a long line of humans mutated by the strange green meteor rocks that accompanied him on his journey to Earth.
Director:  David Nutter  Writer:  Alfred Gough  / Miles Millar 
Guest starring:  Sarah Jane Redmond, Jeremy Creek, Jade Unterman, Malkolm Alburquenque, Matthew Munn, Dee Jay Jackson, Alvin Sanders,  Steve Bacic, Justin Chatwin, Wendy Chmelauskas, Ben Odberg, Amy Esterle, Miranda Cosgrove,  John Glover
 60 mins    10/23/2001  2.  Metamorphosis
Clark must deal with Greg, a nerdish bug collector with a crush on Lana who gains the ability of various insects and uses them to lash out at anyone who opposes him.
Director:  David Nutter  Writer:  Alfred Gough  / Miles Millar 
Guest starring:  Gabrielle Rose, Chad E. Donella
 60 mins    10/30/2001  3.  Hothead
An abusive and hot-tempered football coach gains the ability to control and project fire.
Director:  Greg Beeman  Writer:  Greg Walker 
Guest starring:  Jason Connery, Sarah Jane Redmond,  Hiro KanagawaDavid PaetkauDan Lauria
 60 mins    11/6/2001  4.  X-Ray
Clark begins experiencing "vision problems" as his x-ray vision begins manifesting. Meanwhile a mysterious shapeshifter is going about town using his or her abilities to steal and get others in trouble.
Director:  James Frawley  Writer:  Mark Verheiden 
Guest starring:  Lizzy Caplan, Tom O'Brien,  Beverley Breuer, Sarah Jane Redmond
 60 mins    11/13/2001  5.  Cool
A jock named Sean gains the ability to absorb heat from everything and everyone around him, and begins preying on people to gain the heat he needs to survive.
Director:  James A. Contner  Writer:  Michael Green 
Guest starring:  Ted Garcia, Michael Coristine, Tania Saulnier
 60 mins    11/20/2001  6.  Hourglass
An old man uses green meteor rock to reverse the aging process, then gain vengeance on the children of the jury that put him away decades earlier. Meanwhile, another woman at the same old folks' home has prophetic abilities and she sees the futures of both Clark and Lex.
Director:  Chris Long  Writer:  Doris Egan 
Guest starring:  Eric Christian OlsenJackie Burroughs, George Murdock, Lisa Calder, Alfred E. Humphreys, Mitchell Kosterman, Reg Tupper, Lois Dellar
 60 mins    11/27/2001  7.  Craving
A weight-obsessed teen dieting on kryptonite-infected vegetables gains her fondest dream...but must feed on the fat of others to maintain her enhanced appearance.
Director:  Phil Sgriccia  Writer:  Michael Green 
Guest starring:  Amy Adams, Sarah Jane Redmond, Malcolm Stewar,  Joe Morton, Alejandro Rae
 60 mins    12/11/2001  8.  Jitters
An experiment at the Luthor fertilizer plant makes an old friend of the Kents literally shake and jitter, and he seeks vengeance against the Luthors, who hide the secret of his transformation behind "Level Three" at the local plant.
Director:  Greg Beeman  / Michael W. Watkins  Writer:  Cherie Bennett  / Jeff Gottesfeld 
Guest starring:  John Glover, Robert Wisden,  Tony Todd
 60 mins    1/15/2002  9.  Rogue
Clark visits Metropolis in this episode, and does a secret good deed - a police detective witnesses this and decides to look into it. He contacts Lex and reminds Lex that he knows about his past in order to get him to talk. The detective, Phelan, discovers that Clark had been around many "accident scenes" in recent months, and he decides to look into it. Phelan begins blackmailing Clark to help protect him from an IA investigation. When Clark balks Phelan frames Jonathan. Clark manages to set up Phelan for the theft of a rare piece at a museum and Phelan is killed in the shootout before he can tell anyone about Clark's secret. Lex is left to wonder at the superspeed image captured on a museum camera.
Director:  David Carson  Writer:  Mark Verheiden 
Guest starring:  Kelly Brook, Mitchell Kosterman,  Hiro Kanagawa, Cameron Dye, Danny Wattley
 60 mins    1/29/2002  10.  Shimmer
Lex and Victoria are victims of a suspected household poltergeist. As the disturbances become more violent, suspicion lands on Amy, the daughter of a house servant who is obsessed with Lex. Not is all as it seems...
Director:  D.J. Caruso  Writer:  Mark Verheiden  / Michael Green 
Guest starring:  Azura Skye, Sarah Jane Redmond,  John Glover, Kelly Brook, Brenda Crichlow, Glynis Davies,  Kett TurtonJesse Hutch
 60 mins    2/5/2002  11.  Hug
A guy in charge of a rival fertilizer firm to LuthorCorp's talks an EPA investigator into commiting suicide, then arrives in Metropolis. He is intent on buying up the Kent farm and using the land to build a rival company to Lex's. After shaking hands with the man, Jonathan Kent inexplicably agrees to sell. Lex offers to have his lawyers help. Meanwhile, Clark befriends a local recluse. It turns out that the recluse and Lex's rival were both salesmen who were caught in a car accident and exposed to kryptonite. They both gained the same power of "persuasion" on anyone they touched, as the recluse graphically demonstrates to Clark by having Chloe kiss him! Lex's rival finally manages to shake hands with Lex, and convince him to try and gun down Clark. Clark manages to knock out Lex and the recluse takes out his former partner, "convincing" him to shoot himself. The recluse decides to go back into the world, but not before telling Clark that he shouldn't hide from his powers either.
Director:  Chris Long  Writer:  Doris Egan 
Guest starring:  Mark Lukyn, Rick Peters, Kelly Brook, R. Nelson Brown, James Ralph,  Gregory Sporleder, Ben Cotton, Leanne Adachi
 60 mins    2/12/2002  12.  Leech
Clark's powers are transferred into a classmate during a freak juxtaposition of meteor and storm. Clark must deal with being normal for the first time, and his classmate Eric is unable to cope with the new powers. Can Clark stop Eric's rampage without his abilities?
Director:  Greg Beeman  Writer:  Tim Schlattmann 
Guest starring:  Ashley Presidente, Mitchell Kosterman, Julian Christophe, Sarah Jane Redmond, Tom O'Brien, Lauro Chartrand,  Shawn AshmoreWilliam Sanderson, Kelly Brook,  P. Lynn Johnson, William Samples,  Kevin McNulty
 60 mins    2/26/2002  13.  Kinetic
Whitney falls in with some former jocks who have kryptonite tattoos that give them the power to walk through walls. Meanwhile, Chloe is seriously injured and Lex has his own plans.
Director:  Robert Singer  Writer:  Philip Levens 
Guest starring:  Mark Lukyn, Sarah Jane Redmond, Evangeline Lilly, David Lovgren, Kwesi Ameyaw, David Coles, Kavan Smith
 60 mins    3/12/2002  14.  Zero
A man from Lex's past stalks him in conjunction with a mysterious death at Club Zero that Lex may have been responsible for. Meanwhile Chloe looks into Clark's past as an adopted child.
Director:  Alfred Gough  / Miles Millar  Writer:  Mark Verheiden 
Guest starring:  Mark Gibbon, Mitchell Kosterman, Corin Nemec, Cameron Dye, Michasha Armstrong, Jud Tylor, Eric Breker
 60 mins    3/19/2002  15.  Nicodemus
A flower that comes from a reopened "Level Three" of the fertilizer plant brings strange reactions from several people, including Jonathan, Lana, and Pete.
Director:  James Marshall  Writer:  Greg Walker (soggetto)  / Michael Green (sceneggiatura) 
Guest starring:  Nicki Clyne,  Hiro Kanagawa, Julian Christopher,  Joe Morton, Bill Mondy
 60 mins    4/16/2002  16.  Stray
A young runaway, Ryan, has the power to read minds and flees his abusive stepparents. The Kents take him in and Clark soon discovers the boy's powers and that he's immune to them. But Ryan's stepparents have plans to use the boy's powers for financial gain against...Lex.
Director:  Paul Shapiro  Writer:  Philip Levens 
Guest starring:  Brandy Ledford, Rekha Sharma,  John Glover, Bill Finck, Joe Maffei, Ryan Kelley, Jim Shield
 60 mins    4/23/2002  17.  Reaper
Tyler gains the power to destroy organic matter with a touch, and resolves to put the dying out of their misery...and Whitney's father is his next target. Meanwhile Lionel and Lex spar over Lionel's rising success in Smallville.
Director:  Terrence O'Hara  Writer:  Cameron Litvack 
Guest starring:  Rheta Hutton,  John GloverJason Connery, Ralph Alderman, Brian Drummond, Reynaldo Rosales, Tiffany Knight, Patrick Keating, Sheila Moore, Dale Wilson
 60 mins    4/30/2002  18.  Drone
Clark gets into a class election and one of his opponents is a krypto-mutant who can control bees. Meanwhile a reporter from Metropolis visits to do a story on Lex.
Director:  Michael Katleman  Writer:  Michael Green  / Philip Levens 
Guest starring:  Marguerite Moreau,  Hiro Kanagawa, Simon Wong, Chelan Simmons, Shonda Farr
 60 mins    5/7/2002  19.  Crush
Former Smallville High cartoonist Justin loses the use of his hands in a hit and run accident, and develops the ability to move things with his mind. After crippling his unsympathetic doctor he returns to Smallville and hooks back up with his friend Chloe. He reveals his secret to Chloe, and then takes revenge by killing Principal Kwan, who was the driver who hit him. It turns out Kwan's son Danny was the driver. Chloe realizes Justin is responsible, and Clarks comes to her aid, knocking Justin out. Meanwhile, Lex's former nanny, Pamela, comes back to see how he's doing and to apologize for leaving him after his mother's death, bringing up some old issues for Lex. And Whitney's father passes away.
Director:  James Marshall  Writer:  Alfred Gough  / Miles Millar 
Guest starring:  Serge Houde,  Hiro KanagawaJohn GloverAdam Brody, Anaya Farrell, Donna Bullock, James Purcell, Catherine Barroll,  Kevan Ohtsji
 60 mins    5/14/2002  20.  Obscura
After an explosion Lana finds herself getting visions of a serial killer...and his next target is Chloe. Meanwhile Lex and Roger look further into the meteor shower and determine that something besides meteors hit Smallville that day.
Director:  Terrence O'Hara  Writer:  Mark Verheiden  / Michael Green 
Guest starring:  Joe Morton, Mitchell Kosterman, Tom O'Brien, Robert Wisden,  Aaron Douglas, Frank C. Turner, Darrin Klimek
 60 mins    5/21/2002  21.  Tempest
Lex is hit with a surprise after his father closes the local Smallville plant to force him back to Metropolis, blaming the plant's failure on his management. Meanwhile Clark prepares for his date with Chloe, reporter Roger Nixon gets wind of Clark's alien origins after setting up an explosion, and Whitney joins the Marine Corps. Lex works with the workers to buy the plant and put it under local management, and his father Lionel threatens to sabotage the efforts by buying up their mortgages. It all comes together when Nixon uses the "key" Lex found (in "Obscura") to activate the spaceship just as three tornados hit Smallville. He flees into the storm with Jonathan in pursuit and Martha left to confront the opening spaceship. The tornado hits Lex's manor and traps Lionel under beam, leaving Lex with a life-or-death decision to make. And Clark arrives to see Lana whisked up into the tornado. (to be continued...)
Director:  Greg Beeman  / Philip Levens  Writer:  Alfred Gough  / Miles Millar 
Guest starring:  Don Thompson, Robert Wisden, Tom O'Brien,  John Glover, Remy Zero, Scott Bellis, Angelika Baran
Edition Details
Edition The Complete First Season
Series Smallville
Distributor Warner Home Video
Release Date 9/23/2003
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; Portuguese; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [French]
Dolby Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Commentary [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 6

Features
Disc 01 "The Making of..." Featurette(s) Closed Captioned Commentary Deleted/Extended Scenes DVD-Rom Content Production Notes Scene Access Theatrical Trailer(s) Interactive Map of Smallville