Review of "Alcatraz: The Complete Series" From The TV MegaSite
 

The TV MegaSite, Inc.  TV Is Our Life!



Click here to help fight hunger!
Fight hunger and malnutrition.
Donate to Action Against Hunger today!





Quantcast

MainNewsInterviews & ArticlesReviewsOur ShowsLinksCommunityStarsPolls
AutographsPhotosWallpapersPuzzles & GamesEpisode GuidesVideosOtherBuy!


WELCOME to The TVMEGASITE.NET
Primetime TV DVD Reviews Pages

 DVD Reviews


Alcatraz: The Complete Series DVD cover

 

  Alcatraz: The Complete Series

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 10/16/12

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 on DVD.

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 it.

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!

More Information:

Alcatraz: The Complete Series out on DVD & Blu-ray October 16th!

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 trouble 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 series, 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" -- the forgotten prisoners - who mysteriously disappeared from Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary in 1963. Now, unexplainably, these criminals are returning to the streets of San Francisco to repeat their grisly crimes - not a day older than when they initially disappeared almost fifty years ago. Enlisted by the close-to-the-vest Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and his equally elusive associate Lucy Bannerjee (Parminder Nagra), the driven detective Madsen (Sarah Jones) and fresh-faced Diego "Doc" Soto (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 authority with a shared histoy.

"Warner Home Video is thrilled to release the mysterious, thrilling, and action-packed Alcatraz: The Complete Series on DVD and Blu-rayTM," said 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 entire must-see drama."

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 (The Sum of All Fears), Alcatraz: The Complete Series stars Sarah Jones (Big Love, Justified, Sons of Anarchy), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jonny Coyne (Sharpe's Peril), Parminder Nagra (ER), Jason Butler Harner (Changeling, The Good Shepherd) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Tudors). The series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Alcatraz: The Complete Series Blu-ray will be released in 1080p Full HD Video and will feature DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The Blu-rayTM release also includes an UltraVioletTM copy of all 13 episodes from the series. UltraVioletTM allows consumers to download and instantly stream the episodes to many computers, tablets, and smartphones.

DVD & Blu-ray Special Features:

* The Allure of Alcatraz (featurette): Fans will discover what 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 the mood, tone, and mystery of this iconic landmark.

* Deleted Scenes

* Gag Reel

Episode Guide

1. Pilot
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 operations 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 and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, 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 needed!  Thanks!

Page updated 10/16/12

Back to the Main Primetime TV Page

ComedyDramaSci fi and FantasySoap OperasCompetition


Google
 
Web SEARCH THE TV MEGASITE
Bookmark this section!
 
HomeDaytimePrimetimeTradingSite MapBuy!What's New!
Join UsAbout UsContactContestsBlogHelpCommunity