This is a very good show that, for some reason, did not
get enough viewers. It's a real shame because it was well
worth watching. I'm glad to get a second chance to watch it
I'm guessing that part of the problem was that it was
sort of scifi but soft of not, and sometimes vaguely-defined
shows have trouble. The premise of the show that old
prisoners from Alcatraz suddenly appear and then escape into
the present, and these special gents have to track them down
and bring them back to a secret prison. At the beginning,
you don't know why this is happening or who is behind any of
You can read my original review.
The DVD doesn't have a lot of extras. There is just a
featurette "The Allure of Alcatraz" that talks about the
island prison, some deleted scenes, and a too-short gag
real. I would have liked to have seen more!
Alcatraz: The Complete Series out on DVD & Blu-ray
SOLVE THE MYSTERIES AND UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF
ALCATRAZ: THE COMPLETE SERIES FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO
ON DVD & BLU-RAYTM ON OCTOBER 16, 2012
Brand-New Extras Include Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Unaired Scenes
and Gag Reel!
Blu-rayTM Release Includes UltraVioletTM
BURBANK, CA (August 8, 2012) - Alcatraz closed decades ago, but
still seems to resurface around the penitentiary for San Francisco
Detective Madsen, Alcatraz expert "Doc" Soto and the mysterious agent
Emerson Hauser. In Alcatraz: The Complete Series, Warner Home Video
(WHV) brings fans all of the action and suspense from the series that
attracted more than 6.7 million viewers per episode and a Critics'
Choice Television Award nomination for "Most Exciting New Series."
Featuring brand-new extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette,
unaired scenes, a gag reel and all 13 episodes of the thrilling
Alcatraz: The Complete Series will be available for the first time on
DVD and Blu-rayTM October 16, 2012 for $39.98/$49.99 SRP.
Alcatraz: The Complete Series chronicles the mystery of the "63s" --
forgotten prisoners - who mysteriously disappeared from Alcatraz
Federal Penitentiary in 1963. Now, unexplainably, these criminals are
returning to the streets of San Francisco to repeat their grisly
- not a day older than when they initially disappeared almost fifty
years ago. Enlisted by the close-to-the-vest Emerson Hauser (Sam
and his equally elusive associate Lucy Bannerjee (Parminder Nagra),
driven detective Madsen (Sarah Jones) and fresh-faced Diego "Doc"
(Jorge Garcia) delve into the mystery of the 63s return, uncovering a
much larger, more sinister threat. The series also features Robert
Forster, Jonny Coyne and Jason Butler Harner as the prison's
with a shared histoy.
"Warner Home Video is thrilled to release the mysterious, thrilling,
action-packed Alcatraz: The Complete Series on DVD and Blu-rayTM,"
Rosemary Markson, WHV Senior Vice President, TV and Special Interest
Marketing. "With all 13 episodes of the series plus behind-the scenes
extras, this set is perfect for fans who are eager to watch the
Executive produced by J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Alias), Bryan Burk
(Star Trek, Fringe), Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost, Deadwood), Jack Bender
(Lost, The Sopranos), Jennifer Johnson (Cold Case) and Daniel Pyne
Sum of All Fears), Alcatraz: The Complete Series stars Sarah Jones
Love, Justified, Sons of Anarchy), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jonny Coyne
(Sharpe's Peril), Parminder Nagra (ER), Jason Butler Harner
The Good Shepherd) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Tudors). The
series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with
Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray will be released in 1080p Full
Video and will feature DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The
Blu-rayTM release also includes an UltraVioletTM copy of all 13
from the series. UltraVioletTM allows consumers to download and
instantly stream the episodes to many computers, tablets, and
DVD & Blu-ray Special Features:
* The Allure of Alcatraz (featurette): Fans will discover
attracted the creators to this island. The cast members will also
discuss their roles and share their memories of working on Alcatraz.
Finally, the art department reveals the efforts behind re-animating
mood, tone, and mystery of this iconic landmark.
* Deleted Scenes
* Gag Reel
2. Ernest Cobb
3. Kit Nelson
4. Cal Sweeney
5. Guy Hastings
6. Paxton Petty
7. Johnny McKee
8. The Ames Brothers
9. Sonny Burnett
10. Clarence Montgomery
11. Webb Porter
12. Garrett Stillman
13. Tommy Madsen
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros.
Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive
entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical
and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and
next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the
global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through
VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online
and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and
third party videogame titles
We need more episode guide recap writers, article
writers, MS FrontPage and Web Expression users, graphics designers, and more, so
please email us
if you can help out! More volunteers always
Page updated 10/16/12
Back to the Main Primetime TV Page