The River - 'The Complete 1st Season' DVDs for this Mysterious DreamWorks/Amblin Show
The short premiere season of the ABC show will be available on May 22nd
Posted by David Lambert
Dr. Emmet Cole is missing. The beloved host of The Undiscovered Country, which brought the wonder and magic of the natural world into our homes for so many years, has disappeared in the wilds of the Amazon. Gone for six months now-and believed by many to be dead-his emergency beacon went off two weeks ago. Now Dr. Cole's wife and frequent co-host of The Undiscovered Country, Tess, has begun the search for her husband. With the help of her son, Lincoln, and crew members Lena Landry, Emilio Valenzuela and his daughter Jahel, and Captain Kurt Bryndilson, Tess is looking to be reunited with her husband and save the rest of his missing crew.
Documenting the journey will be Dr. Cole's long-time friend and collaborator on The Undiscovered Country, award-winning Producer Clark Quietly, and a team of renowned camera operators including AJ Poulain. But the search for Dr. Cole may provide more questions than answers. Where have he and the missing crew been? What mysteries of the uncharted Amazon did they capture on film? Can this family that was torn asunder six months ago be miraculously reunited? The world holds its breath as we wait to find out just what became of Dr. Emmet Cole and his crew.
The ABC network's mid-season series from DreamWorks/Amblin is planned for release on DVD this May 22nd with The River - The Complete 1st Season. Tomorrow night the show airs its sixth episode, out of 8 planned for the short first season. Bruce Greenwood (Nowhere Man, Knot's Landing, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Star Trek , Super 8) stars as "Dr. Emmet Cole," and his wife "Tess" is played by Leslie Hope (best remembered as "Teri Bauer," wife of "Jack Bauer" on 24). There's no word yet on whether this show will be renewed for a second season, but this show's passionate fans will be glad to know they can get it on DVD (sorry, no Blu-ray was announced) this spring along with Deleted Scenes, Episode Commentaries, "and more!" Video is anamoprhic widescreen, audio is English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, and subtitles are on board. Cost for this 2-disc set running 344 minutes is $29.99 SRP in the USA and CA$35.99 SRP in Canada. You can pre-order it from Amazon at a discount using the button link immediately below, and the (creepy!) package art is right underneath that: