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Gotham: The Complete First Season Blu-ray

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 9/10/15

This is a truly great show, and I love it. I'm a huge comic-book fan. I used to read them in the 60's and 70's because I have three older brothers who got me hooked on them. Superman and Batman were always my favorites. I always loved the Batman movies, and I confess that I used to love the awful and campy Batman TV show. I've seen many of the later animated series as well. Gotham follows in the fine tradition of those shows.

It's very dark and scary, as Gotham should be. It's also quirky, weird, funny, passionate, and artsy. It rises above the level of most TV shows. The acting is fantastic and the writing is just really well done. This doesn't surprise me, coming from the same creator as "The Mentalist," another fine show that I love. I've been watching it since the first episode and my opinion has not wavered. We have a small section of our site devoted to it as well. I love star Ben McKenzie (Jim) ever since "The O.C.," so I probably would have watched it regardless of how good it was just because he's in it. I also loved Donal Logue ever since his great FX show "Terriers."  The rest are just icing on the cake. It's a phenomenal cast.

Even though the show is about Batman's town and villains, it's not really about him as a superhero because he's still a young boy in the series. That's part of the appeal of the show. Gotham is a corrupt city where the only "hero" is Detective Jim Gordon.  His failure is linked to the rise of supervillains in Gotham, and that's how Batman comes about. It's great to see how Batman and his nemeses develop over time. I just hope the series is on for a long time, so we can see that happen.

I read somewhere that some fans don't like the actor who plays Bruce. I don't really understand that at all. He's a really good actor, especially for his age. I think he is a wonderful actor, and I look forward to seeing what else he can do. He's in great company, and the series never disappoints me.

I'm very glad to get the shows on DVD. The set has tons of extras and features. More than you may have time to watch! I really enjoy watching every little insight from the writers, creator, producers, writers and actors on the show.  Season 2 starts soon and it's awesome, too!







Experience the Origin Stories of Gotham City’s Heroes and Villains Along with

All-New Extra Features Before the Series Returns to FOX this Fall for Season 2

BURBANK, CA (June 4, 2015) – With an average of 9.6 million viewers per week, Gotham has captured and held the attention of audiences since the premiere episode which delivered FOX’s highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years with Adults 18–49. Before the series returns to FOX for a second season this fall, fans can now enjoy all 22 episodes – plus nearly 2 hours of extras including new featurettes, unaired scenes and a gag reel – when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Gotham: The Complete First Season on September 8, 2015. This season’s #2 broadcast drama among men 18-34 will be available on Blu-rayTM and DVD for $60.10/$59.98 SRP.

Before there was Batman, there was Gotham City. Everyone knows the name of Commissioner Gordon, but what of his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the layers of corruption in Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? Gotham tells the story of the world’s most iconic DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes from the very beginning, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this crime drama follows GCPD Detective James Gordon’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city, while also chronicling the genesis of one of the most popular DC Comics Super Heroes of our time. Although the crime drama follows Gordon’s turbulent and singular career, it also focuses on his unlikely friendship with the young Bruce Wayne – with his mentorship a crucial element in developing the mythology of Gotham City.

“We are thrilled to release Gotham: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD for fans to explore the unique origin story of Gotham and its characters” said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “With this release, fans will be able to get acquainted with the early chapters of their favorite Super Hero prior to the premiere of season two.”

Gotham: The Complete First Season features a star-studded cast including Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue (Vikings, Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz (Touch) as the young Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee (Elementary, Event Horizon) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead, Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin and Jada Pinkett Smith (HawthoRNe, The Matrix Revolutions) as Fish Mooney, Also starring Zabryna Guevara, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart-Jones and John Doman, the drama series is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Based on the characters from DC Comics, Gotham is executive produced by Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon (Nikita, CSI series) and John Stephens (Gossip Girl).



§  Gotham Invented: Building Our Gotham

§  Gotham Invented: Paving the Way for the Caped Crusader

§  Gotham Invented: Fractured Villains of Gotham

§  Designing the Fiction

§  The Game of Cobblepot

§  Gag Reel

§  Unaired Scenes

§  DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 Presenting Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow

§  GOTHAM: The Legend Reborn

§  Character Profiles:

§  Detective Harvey Bullock

§  Detective James Gordon

§  Oswald Cobblepot

§  Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth

§  Fish Mooney

§  Dr. Leslie Thompkins

§  Killer Character




  1. Pilot: Extended Version
  2. Selina Kyle
  3. The Balloonman
  4. Arkham
  5. Viper
  6. Spirit of the Goat
  7. Penguin’s Umbrella
  8. The Mask
  9. Harvey Dent
  10. Lovecraft
  11. Rogues’ Gallery
  12. What the Little Bird Told Him
  13. Welcome Back, Jim Gordon
  14. The Fearsome Dr. Crane
  15. The Scarecrow
  16. The Blind Fortune Teller
  17. Red Hood
  18. Everyone Has A Cobblepot
  19. Beasts of Prey
  20. Under the Knife
  21. The Anvil or the Hammer
  22. All Happy Families Are Alike




Street Date: September 8, 2015 

Presented in 16x9 Widescreen Format

Running Time: Feature: 967 min /Enhanced Content: Approx. 151 min. 


DVD Standard Features

Price: $59.98 SRP

6 DVD-9s 

Language: English (5.1) 

Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, French

Catalog # 1000543206 

UPC # 883929458745


Blu-ray Features

Price: $60.10 SRP

4-Disc Elite (4 BD-50s)

DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English, Spanish 2.0

Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, French

Catalog # 1000543313

UPC # 883929458943 

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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 About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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