'Strike Back: Cinemax Season 1' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Tue May 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The fast-paced series fueled by breakneck action and heart-pounding suspense is coming to Blu-ray in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, HBO has slated 'Strike Back: Cinemax Season 1' for Blu-ray on August 7.

'Strike Back,' the first of several new, adrenaline-charged original dramas to premiere on the network, marked Cinemax's best performance in its time slot in nearly six years. When a resourceful international terrorist group plots a major attack involving a cache of weapons of mass destruction, a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative joins forces with a stealth British military unit to stop them. Set in exotic locations such as India, South Africa, England and Chechnya, the series is headlined by two rising stars: Philip Winchester ('Camelot') as Michael Stonebridge, a British sergeant on the elite counter-terrorism team; and Sullivan Stapleton ('Animal Kingdom') as Damien Scott, a former U.S. Delta Force operative who was disgraced and discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Rounding out the international cast are Amanda Mealing ('Holby City'), Eve Birthistle ('Silent Witness'), Jimi Mistry ('Blood Diamond') Rhashan Stone ('Episodes') and Richard Armitage ('The Hobbit').

'Strike Back' marks the first time HBO/CINEMAX has worked with the UK's British Sky Broadcasting Limited to produce an original series. It is a continuation of the six-episode series that aired on Sky in 2010, which was based on the novels of Chris Ryan, the pen name of a real-life former British Special Forces operative.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo set will include 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include audio commentaries from stars Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Liam Cunningham, Amanda Mealing and executive producer Daniel Perciva.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $59.96.

You can find the latest specs for 'Strike Back: Cinemax Season 1' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 7.

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Strike Back: Cinemax Season 1 (Blu-ray)
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