Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Revolution Season 1 DVD and Blu-Ray Release

NBC’s Revolution only ended its first season last Monday, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has wasted no time announcing the hit show’s Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD set. While we already know we’ll be getting a Blu-ray jam-packed with more than 90 minutes of bonus features, fans of the series or those waiting to catch up will still have a while to wait to purchase the series on Blu-ray and DVD. Revolution: The Complete First Season will be released on September 3.

Because NBC opted to put the program on hiatus for several months in order to air it after new episodes of The Voice, it ended up feeling like we got an extended season of the series filled with betrayals, fights, and several deaths. Revolution doesn’t cut back in terms of action, and it should be nice to revisit the episodes since some of them aired quite far apart—especially since we now know NBC’s drama will officially be returning to the schedule for a second season.

Additionally, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is promising over 90 minutes of bonus features with the set. Blu-ray and DVD sets will come with most of the same features, including the webisodes NBC produced to keep interest in the series strong during its hiatus. If you are looking for interviews with the cast and crew, the Blu-ray may be a better option, since footage from the Paley Fest panel will be available. You can pre-order the set over at Amazon or check out the extras, below.

Revolution DVD Special Features

  • An In-depth Look at the Revolution Pilot – Featurette
  • Creating a Revolution - Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Webisodes
  • Gag Reel

Revolution Blu-ray Special Features

  • All of the Blu-ray Extras
  • Revolution Cast & Creative Team at the 2013 Paley Festival

Source: Cinemablend

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Revolution Ratings of Season Finale

Ratings of Revolution - Season Finale
Revolution Season Finale, Episode 1x20, "The Dark Tower", scored 2.0 in the 18-49 demographics and 6.28 million viewers, 3% less than last week.

Complete Season 1 Ratings here: Episodes

Read the review and rate the episode here: Episode 20 "The Dark Tower"

Revolution Season Finale Review

Episode Review

by SpoilerTV

This week’s season finale of Revolution, “The Dark Tower,” was directed by Charles Beeson. I have to admit, I either missed it, or there was no screen credit for a writer for the episode, but it sure felt like an Eric Kripke penned finale (FYI? The story was by Kripke with Paul Grellong getting a co-writing credit for the teleplay). We begin with a classic rock montage from the season – just as every Supernatural (Kripke’s previous show) finale does. The overlay of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” helped to drive that theme home for the audience. The song was for a time a bit of an anthem on Supernatural. The song’s basic premise and melancholy tone suit Revolution, especially this episode. This episode tied up a lot of season one and opened a lot of doors going into season two.

I want to first comment on some truly powerful performances in this episode. Billy Burke delivered his best performance to date on the series. David Lyons and Giancarlo Esposito have been impressive all season, so it would be easy to simply take their performances for granted, except that’s impossible. Tracy Spiridakos and Daniella Alonso are likewise magnificent in the episode, delivering a season’s best for Spiridakos, and sadly, a series best for Alonso. Finally, Colm Feore also delivers a series best though he has little screen time, and Zac Orth once again makes Aaron the character you most want to bring home with you. It’s simply staggering to realize that I’ve named almost the entire cast here. And that’s not to negate the other performances, these simply deserved a special mention.

For me, this was an action-packed episode that still managed to hit some satisfying emotional climaxes. The theme of family was carried throughout the episode. Both Jason (JD Pardo) and Charlie (Spiridakos) find their parents wanting. Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) being driven by revenge for Danny even when her living daughter begs her to stop, shows how destructive revenge can be. I felt this nicely paralleled the similar storyline in Supernatural when John sacrifices his relationship with his living sons in order to devote his entire life to exacting revenge for his wife’s death. It’s also a great scene for Spiridakos, in which Charlie really does come into her own.