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11.05.2015

RELIVE THE MOST-WATCHED SCRIPTED SERIES OF THE SUMMER - ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON

ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON

 

 

 

BENDER/HELPER IMPACT

Charlotte Sandler

310-694-3258

Charlotte_Sandler@bhimpact.com 

 

RELIVE THE MOST-WATCHED SCRIPTED SERIES OF THE SUMMER

 

THE FIRST SEASON

 

Based On The Best-Selling Novel By James Patterson,
Pulse-Pounding Adventure Arrives On Blu-ray™
 And DVD December 1,
Packed With Exclusive Special Features

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (November 5, 2015) – Dive into the “gripping” (Entertainment Weekly), explosive new series when ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD December 1 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Based on the best-selling novel from James Patterson, ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. Jackson Oz (James Wolk), a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa, starts to notice strange behavior in the native animals. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, he is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there’s no place left for people to hide.  ZOO also stars Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder.

In addition to all 13 episodes of the premiere season, ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON also features a trove of exclusive material that brings viewers even closer to the action. With “ZOO Unleashed: Creating Season One” fans get a look at how the ambitious series, utilizing numerous wild animals and multiple locations, came together. The wild stars of ZOO are the subject of the featurette “Animal Kingdom,” which dives into the challenges trainers face working with animals.  Discover how the show’s costumes were made as authentic as possible in “Distressed To Kill.” In “A Virtual ZOO: Visual Effects,” producers discuss how they created the astounding effects of the pulse-pounding series. Plus, in “James On James,” sit down with novelist James Patterson and actor James Wolk as they discuss adapting the series for the small screen. In addition, the collection includes a gag reel along with deleted and extended scenes.  

ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON will be available for the suggested retail prices of $76.99 U.S. and $84.99 CAN for the four-disc Blu-ray set and $64.99 U.S. and $68.99 CAN for the four-disc DVD. The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital English Stereo Surround, and with English SDH subtitles. The DVD is presented in 16x9 Full Frame Format with English 5.1 and English Stereo Surround with English SDH subtitles.

ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON is Not Rated in the U.S. and rated 14A in Canada. With a total running time of approximately 9 hours, the disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:   

  •  First Blood

Special Feature:

  •  Deleted Scene
  •  Fight Or Flight
  •  The Silence Of The Cicadas
  •  Pack Mentality

 

Disc Two:

  •  Blame It On Leo
  •  This Is What It Sounds Like
  •  Sleuths

Special Features:

  •  Deleted Scenes

 

Disc Three:  

  •  The Cheese Stands Alone

Special Features:

  •  Deleted/Extended Scenes
  •  Murmuration
  •  Emotional Contagion

 

Disc Four:   

  •  Eats, Shoots And Leaves/Wild Things
  •  That Great Big Hill Of Hope

Special Features:

  •  Zoo Unleashed: Creating Season One
    •  Distressed To Kill
    •  Animal Kingdom
    •  A Virtual Zoo: Visual Effects
    •  James On James
    •  Zoo At Comic-Con
    •  The Animals Of Zoo: Real And Imagined
    •  Gag Reel

 

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.  

 

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ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON BLU-RAY

Street Date:    December 1, 2015

Suggested Retail Pricing: $76.990 US / $84.99 CAN

Catalog #:   59172761000

Runtime:           8 hours, 59 Minutes

U.S. Rating:      Not Rated

CAN Rating:             14A - Frightening Scenes

 

 

ZOO: THE FIRST SEASON DVD

Street Date:    December 1, 2015

Suggested Retail Pricing: $64.99 US / $68.99 CAN

Catalog #:   59172759000

Runtime:           8 hours, 59 Minutes

U.S. Rating:      Not Rated

CAN Rating:             14A – Frightening Scenes

 

 

 

Press:

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