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09.29.2015

ACCLAIMED SHOWTIME® ORIGINAL SERIES RETURNS PENNY DREADFUL - THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

 

 

 

 

BENDER/HELPER IMPACT

Charlotte Sandler

Charlotte_sandler@bhimpact.com

310-694-3258

 

 

ACCLAIMED SHOWTIME® ORIGINAL SERIES RETURNS

THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

 

Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton And Eva Green,  Sophomore Season Of Psychological Thriller Arrives On Blu-ray™ And DVD October 6 Featuring Behind The Scenes Looks And Character Profiles

 

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 29, 2015) – Experience dark mystery and suspense when the acclaimed SHOWTIME® original series PENNY DREADFUL – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 6 from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. From the mind of three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator), and celebrated by critics as “compulsively intriguing” (Washington Post), the newest collection of the acclaimed series starring Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights) and Eva Green (Casino Royale), also features in-depth looks behind the scenes of the terrifying series, alongside profiles of the show’s unforgettable characters. During a time of tremendous technological and scientific experimentation, PENNY DREADFUL – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON follows a collection of fascinating figures, all driven by fatal curiosity that results in horrific consequences.  


 PENNY DREADFUL returns with ten powerful episodes and finds Vanessa Ives (Green) and Ethan Chandler (Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona Croft (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own.


The second season of the hit series also features acclaimed actor Patti LuPone in a special guest starring role, alongside returning stars Helen McCrory (Skyfall) as Evelyn Poole, the seductive spiritualist who poses a unique threat, and Simon Russell Beale (Into The Woods), as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle.


PENNY DREADFUL – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON includes ten episodes of the series as a three-disc collection, in addition to a series of production blogs, a look at the fascinating history of the occult, a special round table with star Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and a collection of character profiles.


The collection will be available for the suggested retail prices of $49.99 US and $54.99 Canada (Blu-ray) and $42.99 US and $47.99 Canada (DVD). The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, and Spanish 2.0 Stereo. The DVD is presented in Widescreen Format with English 5.1 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Stereo. The Blu-ray and DVD are Not Rated in the U.S. and rated 14A for sexual content & violence in Canada.  The total running time is approximately 9 hours and 4 minutes. The disc breakdown is as follows:

 

Disc One

  •  Fresh Hell
  •  Verbis Diablo
  •  The Nightcomers
  •  Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places

 

Disc Two

  •  Above the Vaulted Sky
  •  Glorious Horrors
  •  Little Scorpion
  •  Memento Mori

 

Disc Three

  •  And Hell Itself My Only Foe
  •  And They Were Enemies
  •  Special Features
    •  Video Production Blog "Welcome Back"
    •  Video Production Blog "Choreography"
    •  Video Production Blog "Dorian's Blood Ball"
    •  Video Production Blog "Brona Becomes Lily"
    •  Video Production Blog "Waxworks Museum"
    •  Video Production Blog "Werewolf Prosthetics"
    •  Reeve Carney Round Table
    •  History of the Occult
    •  Vanessa Character Profile
    •  Dorian Character Profile
    •  Sir Malcolm Character Profile
    •  Evelyn Character Profile
    •  Victor Character Profile
    •  Sembene Character Profile
    •  Creature Character Profile
    •  Lily Character Profile

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.  

 

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

 

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PENNY DREADFUL – SEASON TWO BLU-RAY

Street Date:    October 6, 2015

Suggested Retail Pricing: $49.99 US / $54.99 CAN

Catalog #:   032429229441

Runtime:           Approximately 9 hours, 4 min

U.S. Rating:      Not Rated

CAN Rating:   14A – Sexual Content, Violence

 

PENNY DREADFUL – SEASON TWO DVD

Street Date:    October 6, 2015

Suggested Retail Pricing: $42.99 US / $47.99 CAN

Catalog #:   032429229427

Runtime:           Approximately 9 hours, 4 min

U.S. Rating:      Not Rated

CAN Rating:   14A – Sexual Content, Violence

 

Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com