Posted Fri Jun 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The first 22 episodes of the pre-Batman crime drama will arrive on Blu-ray in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers will be releasing 'Gotham: The Complete First Season' on Blu-ray on September 8.
Before there was Batman, there was Gotham City. Everyone knows the name of Commissioner Jim Gordon, but what of his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the layers of corruption in Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? Gotham tells the story of the world's most iconic DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes from the very beginning, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this crime drama follows GCPD Detective James Gordon's rise through a dangerously corrupt city, while also chronicling the genesis of one of the most popular DC Comics Super Heroes of our time. Although the crime drama follows Gordon's turbulent and singular career, it also focuses on his unlikely friendship with the young Bruce Wayne – with his mentorship a crucial element in developing the mythology of Gotham City.
With an average of 9.6 million viewers per week, Gotham has captured and held the attention of audiences since the premiere episode which delivered FOX's highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years with Adults 18–49. Before the series returns to FOX for a second season this fall, fans will be able to enjoy all 22 episodes, plus nearly 2 hours of extras including new featurettes, unaired scenes and a gag reel.
"We are thrilled to release Gotham: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and for fans to explore the unique origin story of Gotham and its characters" said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "With this release, fans will be able to get acquainted with the early chapters of their favorite Super Hero prior to the premiere of Season Two."
The 4-disc set will feature 1080p video, lossless 5.1 audio, and supplements include: Extended Pilot Episode; Gotham Invented: Building Our Gotham; Gotham Invented: Paving the Way for the Caped Crusader; Gotham Invented: Fractured Villains of Gotham; Designing the Fiction; The Game of Cobblepot; Gag Reel; Unaired Scenes; DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 Presenting Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow; GOTHAM: The Legend Reborn; Character Profiles; and Digital Copies.
You can find the latest specs for 'Gotham: The Complete First Season' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 8.
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