Alphas Season one DVD set
The 1st season of the SyFy drama Alphas is out for general release in the US on July 17th, 2012, yet I have just gotten my hands on a copy of the DVD (Universal Studios Home Entertainment hasn't provided informations on a Blu-ray release yet).
You can pre-order the 3-disc DVD set on Amazon
Season 1 DVD will be released in the UK on September 24, 2012, available on Amazon UK
and in France on August 28, 2012, available on fnac
Brought together to form one extraordinary team of “Alphas” – people whose unique brain anomalies imbue them with superhuman mental and physical abilities – five seemingly ordinary citizens must take the law into their own hands while working within the government to investigate a new brand of baffling crime. An action-packed thriller starring an electrifying cast led by Primetime Emmy Awardr winner and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum) and guest starring sci-fi icons Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), discover a new breed of superheroes in Alphas.
Alphas is produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun and returns to Syfy with all-new episodes on July 23, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. Also Summer Glau confirmed she'll reprise her role as Skylar Adams.
Bonus features include :
Extented version of the pilot with 18 additional minutes
Comic-Con 2011 panel discussion
Fan Q&A with the Alphas co-creator, executive producers and stars.
These specials will be detailed when taking a closer look at the discs.
Close-up on the DVD set :
Here are UHQ scans of the DVD cover, front and back, and the inside of the DVD...
...as well as photos of the DVD set and the discs (no fancy art on the discs unfortunately).
FYI, the background i used is an acrylic print featuring a Summer Glau fanart (hey, this is a fansite after all), that my friend Fox012 offered me.
Here are screen captures of the three discs menus, showing the main menu, the episode index and bonus features for each disc.
Alphas season one - Disc 1
The first disc includes the following episodes (see summary of the episodes on the DVD scans) :
1.02 "Cause and Effect"
EXTENDED PREMIERE EPISODE: Extended version of the pilot, directed by Jack Bender ("LOST"), featuring 18 additional minutes of footage,i.e. lasting 01:22 in all instead of 01:04 for the aired pilot.
1.02 "Cause and Effect" deleted scenes
The "Cause and Effect" deleted footage includes 5 scenes, lasting 8 minutes in all; here are a few screen captures :
Alphas season one - Disc 2
The second disc includes the following episodes (see summary of the episodes on the DVD scans):
1.03 "Anger Management"
1.05 "Never Let Me Go"
1.06 "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventures"
1.07 "catch and Release" (Summer Glau guest starring)
1.03 "Anger Management" deleted scenes
The "Anger Management" deleted footage includes 3 scenes, lasting 3,30 minutes in all; here are a few screen captures :
Alphas season one - Disc 3
The third disc includes the following episodes (see summary of the episodes on the DVD scans):
1.08 "A Short Time in Paradise"
1.09 "Blind Spot"
1.10 "Unsual Suspects"
1.11 "Original Sin"
1.11 "Original Sin" deleted scenes
2011 San Diego Comic Con Panel Discussion : Featuring executive producer/creator Zak Penn, executive producer/writer Ira Steven Behr and star David Strathairn.
Fan Q&A: Fan questions answered by series stars David Strathairn, Warren Christie, Malik Yoba and executive producer/creator Zak Penn and executive producer/writer Ira Steven Behr (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).
The "Original Sin" deleted footage includes 5 scenes, lasting 7 minutes in all; here are a few screen captures :
Street Date: July 17, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Running Time: 8 Hours, 17 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English SDH Subtitles
I hope you enjoyed this first look! Let me know if there's something else you'd like to see.
Watching the deleted scenes ((most of them are discussions between Dr Rosen and other Alphas team members) makes me feel like I got a little bit of new Alphas. I would have expected commentaries or bloopers in the bonus features though; hopefully some will be included in the Blu-ray.
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