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Alcatraz - The Complete Series

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Release date [US, Canada] October 16, 2012

Release date [UK] October 15, 2012

Release date [Australia] November 7, 2012

Release date [Germany] March 24, 2013

Release date [France] April 3, 2013

Release date [BNL] April 2013

 

Apparently not all of Abrams' shows can become a succes! Altough the premiere had high viewers figures, the numbers dropped rapidly. And although Alcatraz needed a few episodes to get up to speed, it certainly wasn't a boring show, it had some interesting characters in Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), Dr. Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia) & Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and also the supporting characters were interesting to say the least, especially Dr. Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra), whom you did see in the flashback scenes as well as the here and now scenes.

 

Unfortunately Alcatraz got cancelled after 13 episodes, ending it with a cliff-hanger...still, a lot of questions were answered but a number of things happen in the finale which would have to get followed up had Alcatraz been renewed. The Picture Quality is flawless, looks superb, the Sound Quality could have been a bit better. A bit disappointing is the lack of extras, only a few deleted scenes, a Gag reel and a brief behind the scenes featurette.

 

Should I recommend this to people knowing it ends with a cliff-hanger. Well as a sci-fi fan, I'm used to that, I would have missed out on a lot of nice shows if I ignored the one season gems with cliff-hangers. So it can be frustrating but it's good television none the less! I would recommend it!

 

 

Extra Information regarding this Blu Ray Release:

 

  • 50GB Blu-ray Disc
  • Two-disc set (2 BDs)
  • Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • French: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Packaging: Slipcover in original pressing, UK release is w/o Slipcover
  • Region Code: NA release is not tested for B & C, UK release confirmed not Region A, not tested for C.

 

Special Features:

 

  • Deleted Scenes (HD, 1080p; 1.78:1)
    • Disc 1
      • Ep. 1, "Psalm" (2:07)
      • Ep. 2, "The Witness" (1:41)
      • Ep. 2, "Disturbing Lunch" (1:44)
      • Ep. 2, "Making a Picnic" (0:49)
      • Ep. 3, "Not a Little Girl" (3:06)
      • Ep. 4, "Mystery File" (1:45)
      • Ep. 4, "Old School" (1:21)
      • Ep. 7, "The Password" (0:59)
      • Ep. 7, "Pinch-Hitting" (1:31)
    • Disc 2
      • Ep. 8, "This Is It" (0:56)
  • Alcatraz: Island of Intrigue (Disc 2; HD, 1080p; 1.78:1; 10:51): A brief behind-the-scenes featurette including interviews with the cast and creators.
  • Gag Reel (Disc 2; HD, 1080p; 1.78:1; 3:05): Light-hearted and good-natured—the opposite in tone from the show.

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