With season 1 of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead just coming to a nail-biting close, news has already arrived of when the first season will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD. While the AMC’s newest zombie apocalypse series opened to record-breaking ratings, the show dipped over the course of its first season, regaining viewers just in time for the season 1 finale. However, for die-hard fans of The Walking Dead who need to get their hands on everything relating to the Walking Dead universe, now is your chance to snatch up your copy of Fear The Walking Dead on Blu-ray and DVD.
For fans of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, season 1 will be available in plenty of time for Christmas with it being available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 1, 2015. This will be the standard edition though, so die-hard fans holding out for the special edition will have to hang on until 2016, although, as yet, there is no release date for this edition.
According to Blu-ray.com, Fear The Walking Dead season 1 will be available in the MPEG-4 AVC format with a resolution of 1080p, an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and the original aspect ratio of 1.78:1. This edition will come in a two-disc set that offers subtitles in English SDH and Spanish on Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio. Fear The Walking Dead season 1 will be distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
According to Dread Central, the official synopsis for season 1 of Fear The Walking Dead is as follows:
“Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in Los Angeles, a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and the dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.”
The standard edition Blu-ray and DVD of season 1 of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead will also include character bios and a special “Look at the Series” feature. As yet, no details have been given on the special edition of season 1 of Fear The Walking Dead. However, fans can keep an eye out for more details via the Anchor Bay Entertainment website.
Included in the press release are a couple of videos from Anchor Bay Entertainment for fans to view as well. The first video is the teaser for the Blu-ray and DVD release of season 1 of Fear The Walking Dead. The second bonus video features Fear’s executive producer, Gale Anne Hurd. She talks about what the motivation was behind bringing together such a diverse blended family for Fear The Walking Dead. The bonus featurette also features short interviews from the cast of Fear The Walking Dead, describing their characters in their own words. Fear’s showrunner Dave Erickson also delves into how the families involved will not only have to deal with the zombie apocalypse, but also the continuation of their own personal struggles.
Season 1 of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 1, 2015 with the special edition of season 1 available in 2016. Fear The Walking Dead will return to AMC with season 2 in 2016.
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