One bit of news from SDCC that almost slipped under our radar is that Showtime original series Penny Dreadful: Season One will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on October 7th. It you’re looking to add a bit of Victorian intrigue to your Halloween season, read on for the details!
From the Press Release:
From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment, and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Penny Dreadful: Season One Blu-ray collection will include every episode of the series’ first season.
The Blu-ray collection also boasts extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller.
From three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall), Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping series that is “moody, mystical and wonderfully twisted” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Penny Dreadful, starring Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), and Eva Green (Casino), completely reinvents literature’s most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul – even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
The series also stars Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Danny Sapani (The Bill), and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger). A co-production of Sky Atlantic, Penny Dreadful was created, written, and executive produced by John Logan and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call the Midwife), both of Neal Street.
Penny Dreadful Season One includes the first eight episodes of the series as a three-disc collection. The Blu-ray release is presented in 1080p high definition with English TrueHD 5.1, and Spanish 2.0 Stereo with English subtitles and English SDH. The Blu-ray is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated 18A in Canada. The total running time is approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes. The disc breakdown is as follows:
– Night Work
– Closer Than Sisters
– What Death Can Join Together
– Grand Guignol
– Ray Donovan: Season One, Episodes 1 & 2
– What is a Penny Dreadful?
– Literary Roots
– Coming Together
– The Artisans Pt. 1
– The Artisans Pt. 2
– The Grand Guignol
– Prostitution and Sex in Victorian Times
– British Exploration & The Search for the Nile
– The Science of Medicine
A one-disc DVD will also be available; special features, if any, were unavailable at press time.
“Penny Dreadful” returns to Showtime in 2015. For more info visit “Penny Dreadful” on Showtime, “like” “Penny Dreadful” on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website.
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