‘Smallville’ complete series receives Blu-Ray release date alongside 28 hours of bonus features
Warner Bros. will be releasing the whole collection of the hit series Smallville on Blu-Ray this October. This will mark the notorious superhuman program’s first debut on Blu-Ray, with every one of the 218 episodes from the series included. The collectible is showing up exactly on schedule for the series’ 20th anniversary.
Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition will come stacked with 28 hours of bonus content. The additional features will incorporate featurettes on Smallville’s appearances at Comic-Con and the Paley Festival, the original pilot of The Adventures of Superboy featuring John Rockwell, and Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics, a feature-length documentary that focuses a light on the battles and triumphs of the eponymous comics publishing organization. Regular suspects of a series release of this magnitude, like audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and gag reels, will likewise be incorporated.
Tom Welling anchored Smallville as Clark Kent, while Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack, and Annette O’Toole made up the rest of the main cast. Smallville debuted in October 2001 and ran for ten years, premiering originally on The WB before the network’s transition to The CW. It’s difficult to keep the effect from getting the series, which has certainly served as a significant inspiration for the Greg Berlanti-produced superhero fare that at present airs on The CW, from The Flash to Legends of Tomorrow.
Here are on the whole the bonus features that will be included in the Blu-Ray release:
The Adventures of Superboy – The original 1961 pilot featuring John Rockwell.
A Retrospective Look at the Series’ 10-Year Journey – An in-depth, season-by-season look at the production of this landmark TV series. Features incorporate interviews with Tom Welling, Eric Durance, Michael Rosenbaum, Phil Morris, John Schneider and some more, as well as uncommon behind-the-scenes footage.
A Decade of Comic-Con Featurette
Paley Festival Featurette
Smallville’s 100th Episode: Making of a Milestone – An extended version of the original featurette included in the Season 5 set.
Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics – A feature length documentary chronicling DC’s 75 years of challenges, creativity, and triumph.
Audio Commentaries, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Gag Reels, Behind-the-scenes featurettes and substantially more from every one of the 10 seasons!
The Blu-Ray collection of Smallville, introduced in a 16×9 widescreen format, will be accessible for pre-order on September 7, and will hit shelves on October 19. It will be priced at $179.99 ($209.99 in Canada), and contain 42 discs in total that incorporate the 10 seasons and extra hours of bonus content. A digital download of the series will be a part of this set too, with a DVD version additionally accessible at a lower cost.