The Newsroom - Blu-ray Discs and DVDs of HBO's Show from Aaron Sorkin is On the Way
No availability date yet, but Amazon is taking advance orders for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
Posted by David Lambert
Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network) created the popular new HBO series starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston. Now Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for home video releases of The Newsroom - The Complete 1st Season, for both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc. These listings are long prior to the official HBO Home Video announcement for the title, though, so instead of a street date Amazon only says "This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives." Pricing is available, however, currently showing $59.99 SRP for the standard DVD and $79.98 SRP for the Blu-ray (you can, of course, guarantee your copy right away at a discounted price, if you order it using either of the above links). There are no other details available so far at Amazon's entries, nor is there any package art yet. Stay tuned, though, and we'll update you further on this title, just as soon as we find out anything more!
HBO presents the new one-hour drama series from the fertile mind of Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul. Smart, topical, humorous and highly entertaining, The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on- and off-camera lives of its acerbic anchor (Jeff Daniels), new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), their newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and others) and their news-division boss (Sam Waterston). Overcoming a tumultuous first day together - climaxing in a newsflash that a BP oil rig has just exploded in the Gulf of Mexico - the team sets out on a patriotic if quixotic mission to "do the news well" in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles, and their own personal entanglements.