A mentalist is a master manipulator of thought and behavior. The mentalist is Patrick Jane (Australia's Simon Baker), a celebrity psychic whose wife and child are viciously murdered by an elusive serial killer called Red John. Devastated, Patrick admits his paranormal act is fake, renounces his earlier life and uses his astonishing skills of observation and analysis - talents that made him appear psychically gifted - to bring killers to justice. Patrick now helps an elite team of detectives break their toughest cases. But no matter how many criminals he catches, Patrick never forgets his central goal: Find Red John. And bring him down.
The Warner Archive Collection entered the Blu-ray market late last year, with theatrical films released in the high-def disc format (though not manufactured on demand, like their DVDs are, but rather pressed like all other BDs are). A few months ago Warner announced
their intention to bring a TV title to the Archive's slate of Blu-rays: the animated show Batman: The Brave and the Bold
. But even before that item's availability date has been unmasked, the studio has already released a different TV-BD title as part of the Warner Archive!
Today, October 1st
the Warner Archive Collection has put out The Mentalist - The Complete 1st Season
on high-def Blu-ray Disc. The DVD version
has been out since 2009, and a few weeks ago the fifth season DVDs came out in stores. Now, for the first time, the show starring Simon Baker is available on Blu format, and including the Featurettes and Gag Reel which were found on the DVD set:
- Evidence of a Hit Series - Interviews with the creators, directors and cast expose the origins and inspirations for this alluring character...part Sherlock Holmes, part charlatan
- Cracking the Crystal Ball: Mentalist Vs. Psychic - In addition to the producers, directors and cast, we interview detectives, mentalists and police psychics to determine if their powers are just a function of keen observation, a charade...or something more.
- Surveillance Video: Gag Reel
Cost is just $34.95 SRP, and you can order it now from the WBshop.com online studio store. Here's a button link, and a look at the packaging: