We have lots of “Bates Motel” news today as the show is about to make an appearance at next month’s San Diego Comic-Con and then arrive on Blu-ray/DVD in September from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Read on for the details of both!
Saturday at the 2013 SDCC is shaping up to be jam-packed with TV panels, but one we don’t plan to miss includes the executive producers and several cast members of “Bates Motel”:
Who: Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), and co-star Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight Rises).
What: Series stars will join executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) for a thought-provoking panel discussion about the critically acclaimed drama at San Diego’s Comic-Con.
When: Saturday, July 20, from 10:00-11:00 am; Room: TBD
About: “Bates Motel” serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, giving viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is. Season Two of “Bates Motel” is currently in production and is slated to air early 2014.
Now, as for the Blu-ray/DVD release, here’s the scoop on that:
From the Press Release
“Bates Motel”: Season One, starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, will be available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD, each with Digital including Ultraviolet™ on September 17, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
From the producers of “Lost” and “Friday Night Lights” comes the “moody, twisty, creepy and gloriously insane” (Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times) “Bates Motel”: Season One. This re-imagining of one of Alfred Hitchcock’s beloved masterpieces weaves a web of deception, murder, and unexpected twists in a small town where nothing is what it seems.
“Bates Motel”: Season One also stars Nestor Carbonell (Lost), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender), and Olivia Cooke (Blackout). Filled with gruesome horrors, nail-biting suspense, and an eerie visual landscape ideal for Blu-ray™ Hi-Def, experience all 10 episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted of the hit series critics say is “impossible to look away [from]” (Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times). The Blu-ray™ and DVD also include a set of collector cards featuring artwork from the show (“Jiao’s Sketchbook”) for a limited time only.
“Bates Motel” was A&E’s most-watched original drama series debut in the network’s history. Be sure to watch more drama unfold with Season Two on A&E in 2014.
Blu-ray™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound. Digital including UltraViolet™ is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet™ lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):
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– FEATURETTE: Paley Center Panel Discussion with the Cast and Creative Team
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