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June 13, 2012

 

Alcatraz - Complete Series [Blu-Ray] 

 

Release date [US] October 16, 2012

Release date [UK] October 15, 2012

Release date [Australia] October 18, 2012

 

Not expected because the series has been cancelled after only one season but today it's announced Alcatraz The Complete Series gets a Blu-Ray release. Because it's a Warner Bros. release it's almost certain it's region free. The North American release has the following subs: English SDH, French, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish. To my surprise Alcatraz does get a European release, at least it will be released in the UK. It will also be released in Australia, not yet sure about the subtitles regarding the Uk and Australian set, the UK set does have English for the hard of hearing. 

 

 

Special Features:

 

Deleted Scenes, a Gag Reel, and the "Alcatraz: Island of Intrigue" Featurette ("See what attracted the creators to this island and what stories they hoped to tell. The cast will discuss what they did to prepare for these roles and share their memories of visiting and working on Alcatraz. Spend some time with the art department to learn how they endeavored to recreate the mood, tone, and mystery of this iconic landmark."). Additionally, in the USA, the Blu-ray Disc version will come with digital UltraViolet versions of each episodes (must be redeemed within two years of street date).

 
Source : http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/

June 13, 2012

 

Alcatraz - Complete Series [DVD] 

 

Release date [US] October 16, 2012

Release date [UK] October 15, 2012

Release date [Australia] October 18, 2012

 

 

Alcatraz, cancelled after only one season unfortunately. DVD release has been announced for October 16th in North America, together with the Blu-Ray release. No word yet if there will be any subtitles on it. The DVD probably will be released all over the world.

 

 

Special Features:

 

Deleted Scenes, a Gag Reel, and the "Alcatraz: Island of Intrigue" Featurette ("See what attracted the creators to this island and what stories they hoped to tell. The cast will discuss what they did to prepare for these roles and share their memories of visiting and working on Alcatraz. Spend some time with the art department to learn how they endeavored to recreate the mood, tone, and mystery of this iconic landmark."). 

 

Source : http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/

June 1, 2012

Alcatraz - season 2 : Showrunners reveal what could have been!

Alcatraz - Season 2 - What could have been

Alcatraz showrunners Daniel Pyne and Jennifer Johnson reveal what would have happened to the ’63s in Season 2

 

They say no one can escape from Alcatraz, but Fox did. The US network that was home to one season of the JJ Abrams series axed it before showrunners Daniel Pyne and Jennifer Johnson could unveil their plans. We spoke to them about what could have been…

 

If you do get a season two, how would you see it going in terms of plot and structure?

 

Daniel Pyne: The structure is similar because we love telling the short stories and the flashbacks, and we love the active nature of tracking these guys down. But as we come forward and we start answering the initial questions, we discover that these guys can live in the world, they can be back for longer and there can be more than one of them in the world. And as that has started to happen, that opens up the storytelling possibilities so that there are just more places to go and more places to go in the present rather than everything being backstory and unexplained things that are buried. Now we are really concentrating going forward on characters and relationships, not just between our characters but also as the inmates come back, as the ‘63s appear, we like to think how they have conflicts that for them happened yesterday, and those are now playing out in the present day.

 

Jennifer Johnson: There is a little bit of a shift in episodes 12 and 13 as we explore Tommy Madsen and explore the characters who have been back a little bit longer, and there is a downloading of information from one character to another, and so we really put everything that the characters know on the table. And consequently, we start focusing on, “What are they back here for? What’s going on behind the scenes?” So that opens up a whole new landscape that we hadn’t been thinking about in episodes one through 11 as much. That inadvertently opened up a new frontier of what’s going on behind the scenes between the ‘63s and what relationships that have been set up in the past are coming to fruition in the present day? But they don’t feel a 50-year time lag.

 

What else will change in season two?

 

Daniel Pyne: As the prisoners become more integrated as they have been back longer, their stories get more tangled. They get harder to catch and they start to interact with people, unlike say Cobb, who just shot people and did his thing, barely even connecting with modern society. So they will have girlfriends, relationships, they’ll reconnect with distant family members and it will make it a lot more tangled.

Jennifer Johnson: Also Lucy Banerjee a.k.a Lucy Sangupta will become more of a central character in the present day, which will give more of a female presence in the show moving forward.

And it’s all been focused on the ’63s coming back to just San Francisco, but is that going to change?

Daniel Pyne: That’s another thing that we are opening up in episode 13, when we discover that maybe that isn’t true.

 

Source : http://www.scifinow.co.uk/

May 10, 2012

Alcatraz Cancelled

Alcatraz Cancelled! No Season 2!

 

FOX has thrown away the key on Alcatraz. The J.J. Abrams thriller has been cancelled after one season and 13 episodes. FOX chose to keep Touch instead but the network stays in business with producer J.J. Abrams via the network’s Fringe renewal.

 

What happened? It would seem that Alcatraz just wasn’t compelling enough to keep viewers returning week after week. Plus, for the first time in quite awhile, all three of the major networks had really strong programming on Monday nights.

 

Two of the competing shows — The Voice and Dancing with the Stars — are reality competitions and many viewers feel compelled to watch them “live” rather than catch them online or via DVR recordings. All 13 episodes of Alcatraz have aired and the last episode left viewers wondering what would happen next. Unless the producers decide to share what they had in mind for season two, we’ll never know the answers to the show’s mysteries.

 

If there is a series Neflix should try and pick up, it would be this one! Please Netflix, please pay attention!

 

Source : http://tvseriesfinale.com/

February 24, 2012

Ratings keep dropping! Will we see a second season?

Alcatraz (FOX) 6.24 million viewers/1.9/4 share

In just five weeksAlcatraz has weakened to the point that some experts are already calling it dead, and last Monday didn't bring any good news. The series lost nearly 700,000 more viewers in its fifth week, plus four tenths of a ratings point and a full share point. So far it's lost nearly 4 million viewers since its premiere on Jan. 16, not to mention nearly 1.5 ratings points. This show is bleeding viewers fast, and if it doesn't recover it might not live to see season two.

 

 

Source : http://blastr.com/

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