BBC to Debut First Season of 'Torchwood' on Blu-ray

Posted Thu May 29, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Torchwood [Publicity Still]

BBC has announced their latest TV-on-high-def release, bringing the sci-fi hit 'Torchwood' to Blu-ray in September.

The futuristic British drama enjoyed an instant cult audience after it first premiered last year, and its freshman year will hit Blu-ray on September 16, when BBC debuts 'Torchwood: The Complete First Season' (day-and-date with the standard DVD).

All twelve first-season episodes are spread across six BD-25 single-layer discs, presented in 1080p/VC-1 video and standard DTS 5.1 Surround audio.

Extras are quite extensive, with audio commentaries on multiple episodes, a pair of multi-part documentaries ("Torchwood Declassified," "The Team and Their Troubles"), nine additional featurettes ( "Torchwood on the Scene," "Torchwood Out of this World: Weevil, Sex Gas," "Torchwood Out of This World: Ghost Machine, Cyberwoman, Fairies," "Torchwood: Sex, Violence, Blood and Gore," "Torchwood on the Road," "Torchwood: Moments in the Making: A Wing and a Prayer, Fight Night," "The Captains Log," "Torchwood Moments in the Making: Officer and a Gentleman, Bombing the Base," "Torchwood On Time"), and multiple deleted scenes and outtakes.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $99.98

You'll find specs for 'Torchwood: The Complete First Season' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 16.

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Torchwood: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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