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SPHE Press Release: The Blacklist: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 16 2014 - 09:40 PM

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"It's a fast-paced mystery that's just plain entertaining." – New York Daily News, David Hinckley

"Spader devours the script and steals every scene." – Hollywood Reporter, Tim Goodman

 

NBC's Top-Rated Drama of Last Season

 

THE BLACKLIST: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

 

Starring Three-Time Emmy® Award Winner James Spader, Megan Boone,

Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagra & Harry Lennix

 

Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD Aug. 12
 

Featuring 10 All-New Bonus Featurettes, 22 Episodes of Beyond the Blacklist

& Commentaries with Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath & Joe Carnahan

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (June 16, 2014) – NBC's top rated drama series of last season, THE BLACKLIST, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Three-time Emmy® winner James Spader (TV's "The Practice," TV's "Boston Legal") gives a tour-de-force performance in the explosive and winningly deceptive crime drama, playing one of the world's most wanted fugitives. The well-reviewed series, which was NBC's top rated program, as well as the No. 1 drama on all of network television last season (Live +7, ages 18 to 49), follows Raymond "Red" Reddington (Spader) through multiple twists and turns as he helps the FBI bring down the world's most fascinating and notorious criminals. Also starring is Megan Boone (My Bloody Valentine), Diego Klattenhoff (TV's "Homeland"), Ryan Eggold (TV's "90210"), Parminder Nagra (TV's "ER") and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel).

 

All 22 episodes are included in the five-disc Blu-ray and DVD releases of THE BLACKLIST: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, arriving just in time for fans to re-watch and fill in the puzzle pieces before the premiere of the second season this fall. Special features include commentary on three key episodes and two all-new featurettes. "The Insider: Making Season One" takes viewers through the freshman season with the cast, writers and executive producers, from brainstorming the weekly Blacklisters to developing character relationships.  In addition, there are 22 episodes of "Beyond the Blacklist," offering a behind-the-scenes look at each of episodes. Exclusively available on Blu-ray are two additional featurettes. The first, "Inception: Making the Pilot," provides an inside look at how THE BLACKLIST was brought to life, featuring the cast, production team, creator Jon Bokenkamp and pilot director Joe Carnahan.

 

The second featurette, "Rogue's Gallery: The Blacklisters," gives insight into the writers and executive producers' process of creating the notorious criminals on the show. Also exclusive to the Blu-ray are behind-the-scenes character profiles on all the major players, from "Red" and Liz Keen to Tom Keen and FBI Assistant Director Harold Cooper.

 

Synopsis

Former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (Spader) has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Boone), a young FBI profiler who's just barely out of Quantico.

Blu-ray™ and DVD Bonus Featurettes:

·  Commentary on the pilot episode, Anslo Garrick Part 1 and Berlin: Conclusion with Jon Bokenkamp, 
John Eisendrath and Joe Carnahan

·  The Insider: Making Season One - The cast, writers and executive producers of The Blacklist take us through Season One, from brainstorming the weekly Blacklisters to developing the relationships between Elizabeth Keen, Tom Keen, and the "concierge of crime," Raymond Reddington.

·  Beyond the Blacklist – A behind-the-scenes look at all 22 episodes of The Blacklist

 

Blu-ray™ Exclusive Special Features:

·  Inception: Making the Pilot – An inside look at the making of the pilot, introducing the team that brought 
The Blacklist to life.

·  Rogue's Gallery: Villains– The writers and executive producers of The Blacklist discuss their process of creating the notorious criminals on the show.  The cast weighs in on some of their favorite guest stars.

·  Character Dossiers:

o  Raymond Reddington - Who is Raymond Reddington really?  James Spader, Megan Boone and the producers of The Blacklist discuss Spader's role.  

o  Elizabeth Keen -- Megan Boone talks all things Liz Keen from her relationship with Raymond Reddington to her emotional journey throughout the first season.

o  Tom Keen -- Ryan Eggold discusses the challenges and joys of playing a character whose motivations aren't revealed until late in the season.

o  Donald Ressler -- Megan Boone and producers John Eisendrath and Jon Bokenkamp weigh in on working with Diego, how Ressler almost lost a leg, and why we shouldn't believe everything we see.

o  Harold Cooper -- Harry Lennix and producer Jon Bokenkamp discuss the character of Harold Cooper, a character whose history, especially with Raymond Reddington, might just come further into focus as the show progresses.

o  Meera Malik -- Parminder Nagra and the producers discuss the multiple dimensions to Meera Malik.

o  Aram Mojtabai -- Amir Arison takes us through his season from starting as a day player to his scene with James Spader as Aram races against the clock to save his own life.

 

Broadcast Year:  2013-2014. THE BLACKLIST: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON is not rated.

 

 

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   McCrutchy

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Posted August 12 2014 - 11:55 AM

Picked this up today. The US set is 5 discs and Region A LOCKED. 

 

The forthcoming international sets from Sony display ABC logos on the artwork, so they should be region-free, but I'm not sure if all the extras will be ported over. 

 

Target also has a "Red Edition" on Blu-ray (and DVD, apparently) which has a different slipcover and a "villains dossier" inside. I handled one at Target today, and can confirm that the slipcover is also lenticular, and the Blu-ray version is Blu-ray-sized (G2), and the amaray inside has the same artwork as the regular edition.

 

Be advised that this is a stacked disc release, with two holders. The one on the left (front of the case) holds the first two discs stacked together, and the one on the right (back of the case) holds the remaining three discs stacked together.

 

For the curious, I tested The case for Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 2), and it fits perfectly inside the regular slipcover for The Blacklist. That is a five-disc case with separated discs.



#3 of 4 OFFLINE   jcroy

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Posted August 12 2014 - 12:01 PM

Be advised that this is a stacked disc release, with two holders. The one on the left (front of the case) holds the first two discs stacked together, and the one on the right (back of the case) holds the remaining three discs stacked together.

 

(On a tangent).

 

It appears Sony is doing this with some of their other tv on dvd/bluray releases.

 

Awhile ago I picked the "Last Resort" dvd set, where it was three dvd discs stacked on a spindle.

 

Kinda annoying, but I have extra dvd and bluray cases to deal with such crappy packaging.



#4 of 4 OFFLINE   McCrutchy

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Posted August 12 2014 - 01:49 PM

(On another tangent) :)

 

I felt a very pressing need to pick this up today. I know some people here have an aversion to TV on Blu-ray (or DVD), but I can't watch new series on HDTV anymore. The image is so compressed, it is maddening. Therefore, I wanted to engage with the series first on BD.

 

With recent developments from Fox, and the poor selection of TV on BD in general, I felt a sense of urgency in getting out and buying a copy day one. Honestly, this state of things is pathetic. We shouldn't have to jump through such hoops to ensure we get Blu-ray releases of television programs--especially brand new content. 







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