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Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season is the official DVD and Blu-ray release of the first season of ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time. It was released on August 28, 2012, and came in two 5-disc sets.


Relive the complete first season of ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME, the hit series that boasts unforgettable characters and a tangled web of romance, action and enchantment. Immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of Storybrooke… a sleepy little town where every fairytale character you’ve ever known is frozen in time and trapped between two worlds, victims of an evil curse.

On her 28th birthday, Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) meets Henry (Jared Gilmore), the son she gave up for adoption 10 years ago. Henry believes Emma is the daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), prophesied to break a powerful curse. Unconvinced, Emma returns Henry to Storybrooke, where she encounters the enigmatic Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) and clashes with mayor Regina Mills (Lana Parrilla) – the boy’s adoptive mother – who Henry insists is none other than the Evil Queen! Start your epic collection with all 22 captivating episodes, including never-before-seen bonus features, in this spectacular 5-disc boxed set.

Bonus Features


ABC's Once Upon a Time - Singlebrooke Dating Service02:06

ABC's Once Upon a Time - Singlebrooke Dating Service

ABC's Once Upon a Time - Fairy Tales in the Modern World20:27

ABC's Once Upon a Time - Fairy Tales in the Modern World

ABC's Once Upon a Time - Welcome To Storybrooke!06:45

ABC's Once Upon a Time - Welcome To Storybrooke!

Once Upon a Time - Season One Bloopers02:21

Once Upon a Time - Season One Bloopers

ABC's Once Upon a Time - Snow White, the Story I Remember04:30

ABC's Once Upon a Time - Snow White, the Story I Remember

ABC's Once Upon a Time Season 1 - Deleted Scenes12:56

ABC's Once Upon a Time Season 1 - Deleted Scenes


  • "Pilot" Audio Commentaries[2]
    • Prince Charming was originally supposed to die in the first episode, but the writers decided that it would be really difficult to continue with the show without him, since they wanted Snow White to get her happy ending after all.
    • Both Mary Margaret and her counterpart Snow White are set a bluebird free. The bird used in both scenes was actually green.
    • There's a picture of Ginnifer Goodwin's sister in the school.
    • A rubik's cube is present in both Emma's apartment and Henry's room. The writers put it there to connect mother and son in some way.
    • Emma uses a red jacket to allude to Prince Charming's red outfit in the Enchanted Forest flashbacks.
    • The opening scene features the ending of the fairytale, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", to show that there is more that goes on beyond the happy ending.
    • The snow falling during the first scene is real.
    • The glass coffin was carved out of a log that Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz found in the forest.
    • On the door to Emma's apartment, it says "Cast a Spell", but that is not for the show, it was already there when they came to the set. Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz were going to paint the door, but decided to keep it after reading that line.
  • "Skin Deep" Audio Commentaries[3]
    • Moe French's flower delivery service, Game of Thorns, is a reference to the show Game of Thrones, which Jane Espenson also writes for.
    • In the original episode script, the Evil Queen invites Belle into her carriage. Through filming the scene, it was discovered the carriage could only fit one person.
    • A deleted scene features Belle attempting to tug off the cloth on the mirror in Rumplestiltskin's castle to prove to him he's not a monster. He stops her before she succeeds in doing so. While pressed up against Belle, Rumplestiltskin tells her about his son.

Release Dates

  • Region 1: August 28, 2012
  • Region 2: November 12, 2012
  • Region 4: October 17, 2012


  2. Audio Commentary for "Pilot"
  3. Audio Commentary for "Skin Deep"