Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Enemy Radio, the DJ+MC auxiliary unit of Public Enemy made up of Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi and the S1Ws, release their debut album today, "Loud Is Not Enough." The album is led by the single, "Food As a Machine Gun," which features a special guest: Public Enemy (including both Chuck D and Flavor Flav), revealing their "War Of The Worlds" inspired hoax that began on March 1 when Chuck D announced Flav would no longer be a part of the iconic group following a public dispute.
"I had watched Orson Welles' 'War Of The Worlds' from 1938 when he pulled the wool over the public's eyes as they put 100% belief in the technology of radio," explains Chuck D. "Most people followed like a Pavlovic dog just like they do now. Flav doesn't do benefits and stays away from political events - we been cool and always agreed about that. Enemy Radio was built for that reason, to be a DJ+MC auxiliary unit of Public Enemy, a no-slack homage tossback to DJ+MC roots. It is DJ Lord, myself and Jahi with the S1Ws. Hearing the confused mush of political talk while under the bowels of Trumpotus made me use a presidential stage as my platform. Out of this storm came a plan between Flav and me to remind people that what's important should have as much, if not more, value than just what's popular. Thus came the HOAX, our 'War Of The Worlds.' Believe half of what you hear and NONE of what you see." 
He also used the hoax to illustrate how the media disproportionately covers bad news over good news when it comes to hip hop. While Public Enemy has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and toured the world for over 30 years including performances at Coachella and Glastonbury, it was the conflict between the group's frontmen that made Chuck D a trending topic on social media and garnered global media attention.  Read Chuck D's full statement on the HOAX here
"So it's April 1, 2020 and as we hoard food and empty store shelves, Chuck D and Flavor Flav hijack it as April 'FlavChuck' Day to end the HOAX with Enemy Radio's new song, 'FOOD AS A MACHINE GUN.' 'Don't Believe The Hype' 2020 style" says Chuck D. "That's right, this is Enemy Radio featuring Public Enemy, with more around the corner: Enemy Radio's debut album, 'LOUD IS NOT ENOUGH,' is here. 'FOOD AS A MACHINE GUN' is the first taste, an attack on the food industrial machine that opens minds to the direct need, dependency and necessity - yet killer - of our current lives, taking inspiration from Kristin Lawless and her book, 'Formerly Known As Food.'" 
Enemy Radio's debut single sets their sights on the dangers of an industrial food system that adds chemicals and preservatives to grocery store products at the cost of nutrition, resulting in devastating changes to brains and bodies. The concept was inspired by advocate and author Kristin Lawless. "The industrial world food machine rolls like gangbangers in the 21st century of chaos. Who protects us from the weapon formerly known as food?" asks Chuck.
"The cracks in our food system have busted wide open," explains Lawless. "The way we produce our food has helped to create this pandemic and the poor-quality products we consume leave us vulnerable to infection. Radical change around food production is required now if we want to prevent future pandemics, protect our planet and save our lives."
"Does it take doing crazy shit or catastrophe to wake people up? Obviously so, even when paying attention is the cheapest price to pay," he continues. "So if you got that in your wallet, Enemy Radio is serving up 'FOOD AS A MACHINE GUN.'"
About Enemy Radio
Enemy Radio is the DJ+MC auxiliary unit of Public Enemy, a no-slack homage tossback to the group's roots: a soundsystem of mics, turntables and the political essence of protest. They performed throughout Europe with Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul as part of the Gods of Rap Tour last May and at the Sanders rally on March 1. 


Monday, March 30, 2020

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Blu-ray + Digital Code: Multi-Screen Edition Review

Writer and Director J.J. Abrams had an unenviable task of trying to conclude what is now considered The Skywalker Saga after the divisive Star Wars: The Last Jedi split the fans in half with some loving the eighth episode while others hated it. Despite Abrams’ sincere attempt to be true to the spirit of Star Wars, which has inspired generations and will continue to do so for as long as humanity walks the Earth and maybe beyond that too. So it appears he tried to please everyone, but in doing so he definitely seemed to distance himself from Ryan Johnson’s film while no negating it status as part of the Star Wars cannon or continuity. As a result we got a hastily written conclusion to one of the best space operas of all time. Despite whatever problems the prequel trilogy had, at least George Lucas got to tell the prequel trilogy his way and as a result the prequel and classic trilogies feel cohesive. However since they chose not to follow Lucas’ notes on what he originally envisioned the sequel trilogy to be and instead they went their own way. At least no one can blame George Lucas for see films since I do feel too many people have literally profited by bashing George Lucas so much that one wonders just how bitter he must feel about the way it turned out because these new films do not jell with the previous trilogies and at best feel like a sloppy epilogue. What I think would have made The Rise Of Skywalker a much better film is if they split the story into two films much like was done for the final installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy and the final novel adaptation in the Harry Potter movie series. 

That way the characters would have had more room to breathe and the character arcs developed so beautifully in The Force Awakens would have been fulfilled in a more satisfying way because what made Star Wars unique within the genre was the way Lucas mixed iconic character archetypes and added a spiritual touch to the first six movies that helped them to resonate with generations of fans. As it is everything feels rushed in this final installment and since Lucas’ ideas and roadmap he had for the sequels was completely derailed, I do not believe we got the full story as Lucas intended. Instead we got what Lucasfilm and Disney cobbled together as a sequel trilogy, but only a pale one at best.

Disney/Lucasfilms’s Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Blu-ray + Digital Code: Multi-Screen Edition   presents the ninth installment in a beautiful crystal 1080p full HD (2.38:1) widescreen aspect ratio and an enveloping English DTS-HD MA 7.1 Surround Soundtrack. An English Descriptive Audio Track is also provided for the visually impaired and English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired too. French and Spanish Language Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtracks are also encoded as listening options. There appear to be other language and subtitles encoded on the Blu-ray Disc that are not listed in this he packaging.

The second Blu-ray Disc includes a large apart of the extra value materials that include the excellent and informative documentary The Skywalker Legacy (2:06:11) and this is supported by several featurettes the Pasaana Pursuit speeder chase sequence (14:17), D-O: Key To The Past (5:33) Warrick  & Son (5:37) and a Cast Of Characters (7:46). In addition there is an insert with a limited time only Movies Anywhere Digital Copy Code that gives access to the exclusive Maestro’s Finale featurette focusing on John Williams final composition and conducting the soundtrack music for The Rise Of Skywalker (11:04). Also included are three extensive still galleries containing approximately 89 production photos, 22 posters photos and 70 concept are shots. The Blu-ray and Digital Copy menus on Apple TV are well rendered and easy to navigate.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Blu-ray + Digital Code: Multi-Screen Edition will debut at retailers on and offline on Tuesday March 30, 2020 courtesy of Lucasfilm and Disney. May The Force Be With You.

(C) Copyright 2020 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Mark Reads The Prologue From His First Novel Entitled The Final Arbiter.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Interesting and timely documentary related to 12 Monkeys is available to watch for free on YouTube.

I have not watched it all yet, but I think this heavily goes into predictive programming, which I mentioned yesterday in my VLOG. Predictive programming is used to subconsciously prepare a target group or society and even an individual into accepting something before it happens through the media or another conduit for manipulative purposes, which can be moral, immoral or amoral in nature. You do not need it, but if you have it on Blu-ray or DVD, you might want to watch 12 Monkeys.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Blue Underground set to release ZOMBIE and MANIAC on 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 26th

Blue Underground set to release ZOMBIE and MANIAC
on 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 26th

Blue Underground is proud to present critically acclaimed restorations of ZOMBIE and MANIAC in true 4K Ultra High Definition with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival extras.

"We put a lot of time and work into restoring films like MANIAC and ZOMBIE," said William Lustig, President of Blue Underground. " We're thrilled that fans can now view them at home in true 4K Ultra HD, with Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range and new Dolby Atmos audio mixes."

The Dead Are Among Us on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!
In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, THE NEW YORK RIPPER) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!
Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
* Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
* Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
* When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
* Theatrical Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots
* Poster & Still Gallery
* Guillermo del Toro Intro

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
* Zombie Wasteland - Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
* Flesh Eaters on Film - Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
* Deadtime Stories - Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
* World of the Dead - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
* Zombi Italiano - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
* Notes on a Headstone - Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
* All in the Family - Interview with Antonella Fulci
* Zombie Lover - Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films

ZOMBIE (3-Disc Limited Edition) Blu-ray Reviews:
* "5 out of 5! The release is sourced from an exclusive new 4K restoration that is simply a thing of beauty. I think that it is the best work that the folks at Blue Underground have done to date... All in all, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the folks at Blue Underground have produced the definitive master and release of ZOMBIE. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" - Blu-ray.com
* "Blue Underground has delivered the definitive home video release of ZOMBIE... It's difficult to imagine this 4K remaster and three-disc limited edition ever being dethroned... One of the most extraordinary cult cinema packages I've ever come across. I haven't awarded this site's highest rating to a title in more than two years, but Blue Underground's astonishing efforts here are richly deserving. DVD Talk Collector Series" - DVD Talk
* "ZOMBIE is a spaghetti splatter cornerstone that looks better than ever in Blue Underground's new 4K restoration-one of the few absolute 'must-own' releases for horror fans this year!" - Rue Morgue
* "Fulci gets so many elements of this film right - atmosphere, gore, story, decent characterization. This is Criterion-level treatment, and in some ways even more impressive. Undoubtedly, some of the best work Blue Underground has ever done, and if you're familiar with their transfers that's saying a lot. This is a no-brainer pick as one of the year's best home video releases!" - Dread Central
* "Blue Underground's work on this title blew all of my expectations out of the water - the transfer truly is a revelation. After years of seeing this film in substandard quality, it's a shock to see it in such pristine quality - almost as if it was shot yesterday. Add to that a large extras selection and you have one of the finest Blu-ray horror releases of the year. Beyond recommended!" - The Digital Bits


The Notorious Horror Classic! Now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!

Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. 

Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
* Audio Commentary #1 with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew Garroni
* Audio Commentary #2 with Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell's Assistant Luke Walter
* Theatrical Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
* MANIAC Outtakes
* Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
* Anna and the Killer - Interview with Star Caroline Munro
* The Death Dealer - Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
* Dark Notes - Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
* Maniac Men - Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
* The Joe Spinell Story
* Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
* MANIAC Publicity
* MANIAC Controversy

MANIAC (3-Disc Limited Edition) Blu-ray Reviews:
* "5 out of 5! It is sourced from an outstanding 4K remaster that will end up being the final makeover that the film gets on the home video market. The bonus material that was gathered for the release...is beyond overwhelming. Simply put, the folks at Blue Underground went to work to produce the definitive home video release of MANIAC and they delivered it. As far as I am concerned this is the type of top-quality work that deserves a perfect overall score. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"- Blu-ray.com
* "5 out of 5! This new 4K restoration of the original true 16MM negatives looks absolutely stellar. The folks at Blue Underground have absolutely done this film justice with this new 'Limited Edition' Blu-ray Disc release. It's sheer perfection in every single area. 5 across the board here for ratings, and that's something very rare for me to be able to justify!" - High Def Disc News
* "MANIAC is a horror classic. Blue Underground has treated it as such. A near flawless transfer, thoughtful audio commentaries, and a wealth of extras. As a result, MANIAC is a 'Top 10 Blu-Rays of the Year' level release. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!!!" - The Movie Isle
* "10 out of 10! Blue Underground are heads and shoulders the fan's company as they are bringing us all these amazing films from our youth in stunning high definition and amazing quality with a lot of great special features. MANIAC on Blu-ray is a must buy!" - Wicked Channel
* "Almost forty years later, MANIAC has lost none of its power to shock... Blue Underground's Blu-ray reissue is a thing of morbid beauty, presenting the picture in a gorgeous new transfer, with really strong audio and with a couple of important new extras and all of the archival material from past editions as well. Highly recommended" - Rock! Shock! Pop!
* "MANIAC is just not a film you can ignore . . . especially in its final moments. Blue Underground presents the 4K restoration of MANIAC on Blu-ray with stunning results. With an upgrade in sound and in vision, this low budget shocker, originally filmed on 16mm, looks almost new again!" - Reel Reviews

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Mugging At The Junction.

FRIDAY THE 13TH 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Steelbook arrives on May 5

40 Years Later…Return to Camp Crystal Lake

Killer 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Steelbook Arrives May 5, 2020Revisit one of the most influential horror movies of all time with the 40thAnniversary Blu-ray Steelbook of FRIDAY THE 13TH, debuting on May 5, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment 

Originally released on May 9, 1980,FRIDAY THE 13TH captured audiences’ imaginations and permeated our collective psyche.  The film spawned one of the longest-running and most successful horror franchises in film history with 11 subsequent movies and, 40 years later, the iconic machete-wielding killer continues to haunt, fascinate and terrify new generations. 


The FRIDAY THE 13TH Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook features artwork from the original movie poster and includes the uncut, unrated version of the film, as well as access to a digital copy of the original theatrical version.  Plus, plunge deeper into the film with previously released bonus content including commentary, interviews with cast and crew, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.


FRIDAY THE 13TH follows a group of young counselors preparing for the reopening of Camp Crystal Lake, where a boy drowned years earlier.  One by one, the counselors are stalked by a mysterious and violent killer.  The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, and Kevin Bacon.

Paperboy: VHS Cut

More Paperboy Outtakes.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall™ Worldwide Launch - March 26 exclusively first on iPhone and iPad 1 Million Players Pre-Orders to Date, New Rewards for 3 Million Pre-orders

Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall  Worldwide Launch - March 26 exclusively first on iPhone and iPad 

1 Million Players Pre-Orders to Date, New Rewards for 3 Million Pre-orders 

Montreal, Canada –- March 11th, 2020— Behaviour™ Interactive, GAEA, and HBO®  are proud to announce that Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall™ will officially launch exclusively first on the App Store for iPhone and iPad on March 26. The highly-anticipated mobile strategy RPG has surpassed 1 million pre-orders. All players who signed up for pre-orders will receive an exclusive milestone reward of 10 Shards for Daenerys Breaker of Chains.  


In Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall, players take command of the Night’s Watch to defend Westeros in an original story involving the mysteries Beyond the Wall and the Three-Eyed Raven. Along the way, players recruit original characters as well as their fan favourites from around the Seven Kingdoms to join the fight beyond the wall on an all new adventure set fifty years before the beloved HBO series. 

Features include: 

  • The Whispering Woods - Using the magic of the weirwood trees, players explore the past, present, and future of iconic characters such as Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Jaime Lannister, Melisandre, and Tormund Giantsbane. 

  • Master the Battlefield - As the new Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, players assemble their favourite characters from dozens of squad combinations to dominate hand-crafted battlefields in a classic grid combat system updated for mobile play. 

  • Command the Night’s Watch - Recruit characters from around the Known World to guard the realms of men across multiple game modes: crossbowmen from The Westerlands, scoundrels from King’s Landing, spearmen from Dorne, or exotic fighters from The Free Cities. Combine dozens of unique collectible heroes and recruits to exact unlimited battle strategies and dominate the land.


To encourage additional pre-orders, sign-ups will open again on March 11th with new rewards announced for 1.5, 2, and 3 million pre-orders. 

These rewards include:

  • 1.5M reward: 10 Carved Glyphs  

  • 2M reward: 90 shards of Jon Snow The Old Bear, letting the pre-order player unlock the full character.

  • 3M reward: Another 100 shards of Jon Snow The Old Bear to rank up the player’s character.


In addition, players who pre-order will also receive 10,000 copper pennies, 10 Shards of Jon Snow, and the Knight of the Vale as rewards.  


Players can pre-order for Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall on the App Store or at beyondthewall.bhvr.com.

Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall launches on Android starting on April 3rd.


About Behaviour™ Interactive  

Behaviour Interactive, Canada’s largest independent game developer and publisher, was founded in 1992. The company boasts over 600 employees in its Montreal studio and more than 200 million downloads. With its award-winning original IP Dead by Daylight™ and the upcoming strategy RPG Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall™, Behaviour continues to grow as a leading global developer. Behaviour counts amongst its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands including Activision, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Ubisoft and many more. For more information visit: bhvr.com. 


About GAEA 

GAEA is a global interactive entertainment company with offices in Beijing, San Francisco, Tokyo and Seoul. Founded in September 2014, the company has become one of the fastest growing companies in China, and excels in global game development, game distribution, IP cooperation, and M&A with over 1,000 employees from 12 countries and regions. GAEA has published over 20 games on multiple platforms with over 100 million players, including famous Chinese games Soul Clash and Ace of Arenas in various countries. The company is currently working with CD Projekt Red to publish GWENT: The Witcher Card Game in mainland China and also reinvents renowned IPs such as Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Final Fantasy XV and The Legend of Sword and Fairy.

Robert Picardo Interview Audio Clip.

The Test: One Act Play Staged Reading

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Alfie Published A Book.

Paperboy Outtakes Reel With Intro.

PARAMOUNT PICTURES LAUNCHES NEW “PARAMOUNT PRESENTS” LABEL TO CELEBRATE FILMS FROM THE STUDIO’S EXPANSIVE LIBRARY New Banner to Be Used for Specialty Blu-ray™ Releases of Remastered Films and Limited Runs of Classic Titles in Select Theaters


New Banner to Be Used for Specialty Blu-ray™ Releases of Remastered Films  and Limited Runs of Classic Titles in Select Theaters


HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— March 10, 2020 – Paramount Pictures announced today that it will introduce a new “Paramount Presents” label to recognize and celebrate films from the studio’s vast and storied library.  The “Paramount Presents” banner will be used for a new line of collectible Blu-ray Discs™ incorporating a curated selection of enduringly popular movies, as well as films that had a cultural impact upon their release.  The  label will also be used to bring classic films to select theaters for limited theatrical runs so audiences can experience them again on the big screen.

“Paramount’s library represents over a century of filmmaking and includes some of the greatest films in cinematic history,” said Bob Buchi, president, worldwide home media distribution, Paramount Pictures.  “We look forward to opening the vault and sharing some of our most treasured films with fans under the new ‘Paramount Presents’ banner, both in theaters and in our new Blu-ray collection, which has been crafted to offer something special to casual fans, dedicated film enthusiasts, and collectors.” Designed for fans and film lovers, the new line of “Paramount Presents” Blu-ray Discs will include a diverse and eclectic array of films spanning all genres.  The new collection will return each title to the spotlight with meticulously remastered releases that include brand new bonus content focused on the filmmakers. Presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the original movie poster and interior artwork featuring key movie moments, each Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line features new interviews with filmmakers and/or celebrated film historian Leonard Maltin.

“Movies have the power to hold a mirror up to the world.  Sometimes they make us think about big issues and sometimes they simply reflect the times in which they were made,” said Maltin.  “The ‘Paramount Presents’ banner encompasses a wide array of films that are worth revisiting because they captured something unique that resonated with audiences.  Whether you’re watching them for the first time or the hundredth, you will see why these films have stood the test of time.” The first three films in the “Paramount Presents” Blu-ray line will be the unforgettable phenomenon Fatal Attraction, which has been remastered under the supervision of director Adrian Lyne; 1958’s acclaimed Elvis Presley drama King Creole; and director Alfred Hitchcock’s intoxicating romantic thriller To Catch A Thief, which celebrates its 65th anniversary this year.  All three titles will be available beginning  April 21, 2020.  Fatal Attraction will also have a limited theatrical release in 2020 (details to be announced at a later date). Additional titles scheduled to be released as part of the “Paramount Presents” Blu-ray line include newly remastered editions of Flashdance, Airplane!, and Ghost, as well as several titles arriving on Blu-ray for the first time ever, including Pretty In Pink and The Golden Child. 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Light Leaked Nightmare Sequence Experiment.

A Chess Game.

HBO’s Smash Hit Based on the Best-Selling Novel by the Award-Winning Author, Stephen King THE OUTSIDER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Unravel the Mystery on Blu-rayTMand DVD June 9, 2020


HBO’s Smash Hit Based on the Best-Selling Novel by the Award-Winning Author, Stephen King


Unravel the Mystery on Blu-rayTMand DVD June 9, 2020

Available on Digital TODAY – March 9, 2020

BURBANK, CA (March 9, 2020) – Believe the unbelievable! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the murder crime mystery series The Outsider: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on June 9, 2020 and is priced to own at $29.99 SRP ($34.99 in Canada) for the DVD and $39.99 SRP ($44.99 in Canada) for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy (US Only). The Outsider: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers today.

In addition to all 10 exhilarating episodes from season one, Outsider: The Complete First Season features over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content including the all-new featurette “EL CUCO. THE BABA YAGA. THE OUTSIDER.” In this never-before-seen featurette you can dive deep into the real-world origins and supernatural abilities of the being at the center of The Outsider with compelling insights from the creators and cast

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider is a new drama series that follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy. When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) sets out to investigate – with eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular high school teacher, Little League coach, doting husband and father. While the case appears ironclad, Ralph is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence that places his suspect in a neighboring city at the time of the murder. The mysterious set of circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, a seasoned cop still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable. 

The Outsider is not just for Stephen King fans, as there is something for everyone in this captivating series,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “The series has mesmerized audiences through its incredibly talented actors, thrilling plot twists, and true to life themes of grief and trauma, which will keep you glued to the screen until its electrifying climax.”

The incredible cast of The Outsider: The Complete First Season includes Emmy®- and Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” “Ready Player One”), Tony Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple,” “Harriet”), Bill Camp (Emmy®-nominee for “The Night Of”), Mare Winningham (Oscar® nominee for “Georgia”), Paddy Considine (HBO’s upcoming “The Third Day”), Julianne Nicholson (HBO’s upcoming “Mare of Easttown”), Yul Vázquez (“Divorce”), Jeremy Bobb (CINEMAX’s “The Knick”) and Marc Menchaca (“The Sinner”), with Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Ozark,” “Arrested Development”) as Terry Maitland.
The Outsider is produced by Mendelsohn and executive producer Bateman (who also directs the first two episodes). The series is written for television by Richard Price (The Wire, The Night Of), who also serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers include Andrew Bernstein, Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, Jack Bender, Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films, and Dennis Lehane (episodes 105-110). The series is produced by Bateman’s Aggregrate Films and Temple Hill Entertainment in association with Civic Center Media.
  • Invitation to Set 
  • Stephen King and The Outsider
  • Jason Bateman and The Outsider
  • Adapting The Outsider
  • Analyzing Holly Gibney
  • The Outsider: Inside Episodes 1-10

  1. Fish in a Barrel
  2. Roanoke
  3. Dark Uncle
  4. Que Viene el Coco
  5. Tear-Drinker
  6. The One About The Yiddish Vampire
  7. In the Pines, In the Pines
  8. Foxhead
  9. Tigers and Bears
  10. Must/Can't

The Outsider is now available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

Street Date: June 9, 2020
Order Due Date: May 5, 2020
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 600 min
Enhanced Content: Approx. 40 min

Price: $29.99 SRP ($34.99 in Canada)
3 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1), French
Subtitles – English, French

Price: $39.99 SRP ($44.99 in Canada)
3 BD-50s
Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English, French