The Newsroom - HBO's Street Date, Cost, Bonus Material and Packaging for 'The Complete 1st Season'
DVD set, and Blu-ray/DVD Combo set, are both breaking news at stores on June 11th
Posted by David Lambert
HBO presents a 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.
HBO has now officially announced that June 11th will see the Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom - The Complete 1st Season. The DVD (4 discs) will cost $59.99 SRP, and then there will also be a Blu-ray-DVD Combo pack (6 discs) with Digital Copy as well, for $79.98 SRP. Bonus material consists of Episodic Previews & Recaps, Deleted Scenes, "Inside the Episodes," "The Rundown" (Roundtable Discussion with Cast & Crew), "Mission Control (a behind the scenes look at the state-of-the-art-set with the cast & crew), 5 Audio Commentaries with Aaron Sorkin, Alan Poul, Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, Emily Mortimer, & more! Here's the finalized package art in 3D, plus a pre-order link: