Norma & Norman Bates’ murderous exploits are coming home September 17th when BATES MOTEL hits DVD & Blu-ray! Icons editor-in-chief Jerry & I had started doing our TAG TEAM TV REVIEW for this first two episodes of the season (read those here & here), but we stopped and now we’re kicking ourselves because we’ve heard nothing but great things. With a second season already on the horizon for 2014, this Blu-ray will be the perfect to catch up on some quality time with the Bates’!
Read on for the press release below, and be sure to watch the videos embedded below for an interview with Freddie Highmore at Comic-Con!
Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) star in “Bates Motel”: Season One, a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film, Psycho. “Bates Motel”: Season One will be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD, each with Digital including Ultraviolet™ on September 17, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
From the producers of “Lost” and “Friday Night Lights” comes the “moody, twisty, creepy and gloriously insane” (Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times) “Bates Motel”: Season One. This re-imagining of one of Alfred Hitchcock’s beloved masterpieces weaves a web of deception, murder, and unexpected twists in a small town where nothing is what it seems.
“Bates Motel”: Season One also stars Nestor Carbonell (Lost), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and Olivia Cooke (Blackout). Filled with gruesome horrors, nail-biting suspense, and an eerie visual landscape ideal for Blu-ray Hi-Def, experience all 10 episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted of the hit series critics say is “impossible to look away” (Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times). The Blu-ray and DVD also include a set of collector cards featuring artwork from the show (“Jiao’s Sketchbook”) for a limited time only.
“Bates Motel” was A&E’s most-watched original drama series debut in the network’s history. Be sure to watch more drama unfold with season two on A&E in 2014.
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- FEATURETTE: Paley Center Panel Discussion with the Cast and Creative Team