ALCATRAZ: THE COMPLETE SERIES Available on DVD and Blu-Ray from 15th October 2012





From executive producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Star Trek) comes ALCATRAZ, a chilling new drama out to own on DVD and Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on 15th October.

Revolving around America’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists, Alcatraz boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Sam Neill (The Hunter, Wimbledon), Sarah Jones (House), Jeffrey Pierce (CSI), Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER) and Jorge Garcia (Lost).

When San Francisco Police Department detective Rebecca Madsen (SARAH JONES) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane, (JEFFREY PIERCE) an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, Ray Archer, were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic government agent Emerson Hauser (SAM NEILL) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed.

Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast Dr. Diego “Doc” Soto (JORGE GARCIA) to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The two discover that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, exacting decades-old revenge and leaving bodies in his wake. Strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since 1963 when Alcatraz was ruled by the iron-fisted Warden Edwin James and the sadistic Associate Warden E.B. Tiller.

Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Hauser and his technician, Lucy Banerjee (PARMINDER NAGRA), to stop Sylvane’s vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Madsen’s own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first to reappear from Alcatraz, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won’t be the last.

Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Hauser has been awaiting the prisoners’ return for nearly 50 years. Soto will witness his life’s work – the history of Alcatraz – come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive San Francisco cop fiancé, Jimmy Dickens, at arm’s length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family’s past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history’s most dangerous criminals.

The release includes a host of extras including:

• The Allure of Alcatraz (featurette): Fans will discover what attracted the creators to this island. The cast members will also discuss their roles and share their memories of working on Alcatraz. Finally, the art department reveals the efforts behind re-animating the mood, tone, and mystery of this iconic landmark.
• Deleted Scenes
• Gag Reel

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