Though advertisements on the back covers of last week’s DC Comics kind of gave away the news already, today the Warner Archive has released confirmation that the complete first season of Constantine is coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 4.
Constantine, which aired a 13-run on NBC in the 2014-2015 TV season, was one of those shows that built a following but sadly the show was ended before that following really translated into ratings… a shame, since Executive Producer Daniel Cerone’s plans for episodes 14-16 sounded fantastic. Matt Ryan reprised the John Constantine role on Arrow last year, and this is the perfect opportunity to get to see more of him!
Here’s the press release; we don’t have a pre-order link yet but we’ll share when we do!
Darkness is rising, demons are everywhere … and one man stands between humanity and its worst nightmares: John Constantine. Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and DC Entertainment bring the live-action television series, Constantine: The Complete Series, to Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 4, 2016 via WBshop.com, Amazon and popular online retailers.
Based on the wildly popular DC character, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to Hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil … until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back to where they belong. After that, who knows … maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.
Matt Ryan (The Halcyon, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) stars as Constantine, a role he has since reprised for Arrow and as the voice of the animated character in the upcoming Justice League Dark.
“Actors don’t generally like to revisit their own filmed performances, but I really enjoyed watching the episodes myself because Constantine is such a bold, outright character – both to play and to watch,” says Ryan. “He’s this brilliant ball of wise-cracking, chain-smoking street magic – and it’s so much fun exploring his fascinating, dark world of torment and mystery. I’m happy the fans will now have the opportunity to experience the series on Blu-ray, plus all the bonus features.”
The cast features Angélica Celaya (Dallas) as Zed, Charles Halford (True Detective, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Chas and Harold Perrineau (Lost, Blade: The Series) as Manny. Guest appearances include Jeremy Davies (Justified), Lucy Griffiths (True Blood, Preacher), David A. Gregory (One Life To Live), Michael James Shaw (Roots, Limitless), Claire van der Boom (Game of Silence, Hawaii Five-0), Skyler Day (Parenthood), Mark Margolis (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Oz), Charles Parnell (The Last Ship), Michael McGrady (Ray Donovan, Southland), Joelle Carter (Justified) and Max Charles (The Strain, The Neighbors).
Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises”). “Constantine” is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based on the wildly popular comic book character from DC.
Audio: English DTS MA 5.1 for BD, 5.1 Dolby Digital for DVD
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- The Devil’s Vinyl
4. Feast of Friends
- Danse Vaudou
- The Rage of Caliban
- Blessed Are the Damned
- The Saint of Last Resorts: Part One
- The Saint of Last Resorts: Part Two
- Quid Pro Quo
- A Whole World Out There
- Angels and Ministers of Grace
- Waiting for the Man
- Constantine: Trailer
- Constantine: On the Set
- 2014 Comic-Con Panel Q & A with Cast and Creators
- DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 Presenting Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow
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