We were big fans of Showtime's gothic horror series "Penny Dreadful" here at AITH, bringing you our reviews of the acclaimed first season throughout its run. If you missed it when it originally aired or just want to revisit the series again then you'll be excited to hear that "Penny Dreadful" The Complete First Season" is heading to DVD and Blu-ray on October 14. If you're the kind of collector who is into exclusive box art collections then you'll definitely want to get your hands on the Target Exclusive release, and we've got your first look at the box art below!
PENNY DREADFUL, starring Josh Hartnett (BLACK HAWK DOWN), Timothy Dalton (THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS) and Eva Green (CASINO), completely reinvents literature’s most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul – even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
The series also stars Reeve Carney (SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK), Rory Kinnear (SKYFALL), Billie Piper ("Doctor Who"), Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway. A co-production of Sky Atlantic, PENNY DREADFUL was created, written and executive produced by John Logan and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street.
"Penny Dreadful: The Complete First Season" includes the first eight episodes of the series as a three-disc collection. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080p high definition with English TrueHD 5.1, and Spanish 2.0 Stereo with English subtitles and English SDH. The DVD is presented in Widescreen 16:9 with English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, and Spanish 2.0 Stereo with English subtitles. The Blu-ray and DVD are Not Rated in the U.S. and rated 18A in Canada. The total running time is approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes. The disc breakdown is as follows:
- Night Work
- Closer Than Sisters
- What Death Can Join Together
- Grand Guignol
- Ray Donovan: Season One, Episodes 1 & 2
- What is a Penny Dreadful?
- Literary Roots
- Coming Together
- The Artisans Pt. 1
- The Artisans Pt. 2
- The Grand Guignol
- Prostitution and Sex in Victorian Times
- British Exploration & The Search for the Nile
- The Science of Medicine
Check out our EXCLUSIVE look at the Target Exclusive box art below.