Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Gets Busy With Street Dates For TV Series On DVD And Blu-ray

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was busy this past week with a plethora of street date assignments for TV series heading to both DVD and Blu-ray.   This is usually a sign that the decks are being cleared for some major theatrical release news — Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice immediately springs to mind.

The first in the group — chronologically-speaking — is The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season, which will be available as a five-disc DVD set or as a three-disc Blu-ray collection.

All 22 episodes are featured along with a gag reel, deleted scenes, the featurette titled “Directing Vampires” and the 2015 Comic-Con Panel (where did the time go … the 2016 edition draws near — July 21st through the 24th).

Also streeting on Aug. 16 is Gotham: The Complete Second Season, which is configured as a four-disc Blu-ray set (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) and a six-disc DVD package.
Bonus features for this 22 episode array include video from the 2015 Comic-Con Panel and a trio of featurettes — “Gotham by Noir Light,” “Alfred: Batman's Greatest Ally” and “Cold Hearted: The Tale of Victor Fries.”

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyThe following week, Aug. 23, the fanciful “detective” series, Lucifer: The Complete First Season will be available as both DVD and Blu-ray sets (both three-disc arrays).

Satan (played by Tom Ellis) gets tired of the same old hellish things and decides to take some time off and open a piano bar in the “City of Angels.”   Seriously, that’s what the devil is up to these days … but even that bores him, so he teams with detective Chloe Decker of the L.A.P.D. to help bring criminals to justice.  They keep busy for 13 episodes … and will be back for a second season.   Who knew!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyBonus nuggets include deleted scenes, a gag reel, video from the 2015 Comic-Con Panel, a quartet of “character profiles” and two featurettes — “Devilish Duo” and “Lucifer

Shifting to after Labor Day, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has tabbed Sept. 20 as the release date for The Originals: The Complete Third Season.  Planned are a five-disc DVD package and a three-disc Blu-ray product offering.

Bonus features include the featurette titled “Charles Michael Davis in the Big Easy,” deleted scenes, a gag reel and, yes, footage from the 2015 Comic-Con Panel.

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