Sep 302020
 

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is available on both Blu-ray (MOD) and DVD from Paramount. The series, which was cancelled in late August, stars Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto and Nathan Lane.

 

 

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season One
(2020)

Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Fantasy
Paramount | NR – 569 min. – $39.98 | September 29, 2020

Date Published: 09/30/2020 | Author: The Movieman


SEASON INFO:
Writer(s): John Logan (created by)
Cast: Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Nathan Lane, Kerry Bishe, Adriana Barraza, Rory Kinnear


DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 4


Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Region(s): 1


SEASON SYNOPSIS


When a murder shocks 1938 Los Angeles, Detective Tiago Vega (DANIEL ZOVATTO) and his partner Lewis Michener (NATHAN LANE) pursue the case during a historic period of great change: from the construction of the city’s freeways to the infiltration of Third Reich spies and the rise of radio evangelism. Set against the city’s deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, these powerful forces soon threaten Tiago and everyone he holds dear.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2½/5


This four-disc set comes with a slip cover. There are four featurettes included: Introduction to Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2:38), The Many Faces of Magda (2:08), The Dance of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (5:51) and finally The Devil is in the Details: Parts I & II (4:28/4:32).

 

VIDEO – 4¼/5, AUDIO – 4/5


Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is presented with a 1.78 as originally televised/streamed on Showtime and although there is some slight artifacting normal with standard definition releases, still looks rather good with some boost of color amongst the darker fantasy element and the 1930s era.

Each episode comes with a standard Dolby Digital 5.1 track which is satisfactory if not average for TV on DVD releases. Dialogue comes through with clarity and there is some modest depth via the rear channels for the music and ambient noises.

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