“Penny Dreadful” will shock home video in October

Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have just announced the first season of the gothic TV series Penny Dreadful to hit Blu-Ray Disc and DVD this fall, as announced during the “Penny Dreadful” panel at Comic-Con yesterday.

“Penny Dreadful” is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping television series that completely reinvents literature’s most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul – even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.

The release will feature the first eight episodes of the series as a three-disc collection, complete with a number of bonus materials, such as the Featurettes “What is a Penny Dreadful?,” “Literary Roots,” “Coming Together,” “The Artisans Pt. 1,” “The Artisans Pt. 2,” “The Grand Guignol,” “Prostitution and Sex in Victorian Times,” “British Exploration & The Search for the Nile” and ”The Science of Medicine”.

The release will also give you a look at the TV show Ray Donovan, offering up the first two episodes from the show’s first season.

“Penny Dreadful” will be available in stores on October 7 for $48.99 on Blu-Ray Disc and $42.99 on DVD.

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