Comic-Con 2014: Penny Dreadful Season One Blu-ray Announced!

Penny Dreadful TNAnnouncements have been ruining rampant all day long at Comic-Con, but here’s one I’m quite interested in as I have yet check the full season of this Showtime show out yet.  Of course I’m talking about Eva Green and her hit horror series, Penny Dreadful.  Don’t be frightened!  Penny Dreadful doesn’t come out until October 7th on blu-ray and DVD so you have plenty of time to find your courage.  So join me in welcoming Penny to the Blu-ray format and check out the full press release below from CBS and Paramount.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 24, 2014) – The acclaimed SHOWTIME® original series PENNY DREADFUL – SEASON ONE will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 7, it was announced today during the PENNY DREADFUL panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014.

From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Blu-ray and DVD collections will include every episode of the series’ first season, celebrated by critics as “scary, seductive, surprising, and smart” (NPR) and “solidly entertaining, well cast and oozing with atmosphere” (Variety). Both Blu-ray and DVD collections also boast extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller.

From three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (SkyfallHugo, 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 Disc is presented in 1080p high definition with English TrueHD 5.1, and Spanish 2.0 Stereo with English subtitles and English SDH. The DVD is presented in Widescreen 16:9 with English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, and Spanish 2.0 Stereo with English subtitles. The Blu-ray and DVD are 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:

  • Disc One
    • Night Work
    • Séance
    • Resurrection
  • Disc Two
    • Demimonde
    • Closer Than Sisters
    • What Death Can Join Together
    • Possession
  • Disc Three
    • Grand Guignol
    • Special Features:
      • 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

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