FOX’s cancelled Alcatraz TV series is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on October 16th. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like the Warner Home Video releases will include any extra insights into what might have been had the show been renewed for a second season.
The press release describes the show this way:
In 1963, all prisoners were transferred from Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary. Or so we were told. Now America’s worst criminals – known as the 63s – are returning to the streets of San Francisco to repeat their grisly crimes.
It’s up to top-notch Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) and Alcatraz expert Diego “Doc” Soto (Jorge Garcia) to work with FBI Agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and Dr. Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra) to learn why the 63s are back and to uncover a much larger, more sinister threat.
Get locked into The Complete Series of this suspenseful, mysterious and action-packed drama from executive producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost).
Alcatraz: The Complete Series will be released on three DVD discs and on two high-def Blu-ray discs. Extras include deleted scenes, a gag reel, and a Alcatraz: Island of Intrigue featurette. The Blu-ray package also includes access to digital Ultra-Violet versions of each of the 13 episodes.
What do you think? Will you be picking up the Alcatraz series on DVD or Blu-ray? Do the digital copies impact your decision to purchase the set?