From The Studio That Brought You The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl Comes The CW’s Top New Series
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
Own It On DVD August 15, 2017
Riverdale also Coming to Blu-rayTM via Warner Archive Collection
BURBANK, CA (May 22, 2017) – Unlock the mystery and dive into small town secrets as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Riverdale: The Complete First Season on DVD on August 15, 2017. Premiering with 2.4 million viewers, The CW’s top new show across all major demos* is created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love), produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), and stars KJ Apa (Shortland Street), Lili Reinhart (The Kings of Summer), Camila Mendes (Randy Doe), Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (Big Momma’s House 2), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also an executive producer, along with Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Archie Comics). The release contains all 13 gripping episodes from the first season, new bonus content, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a gag reel.
The Riverdale: The Complete First Season DVD has a $39.99 SRP but right now it is priced to own at Walmart and Amazon for only $24.57. It is also available in Digital HD via purchase from Amazon and other digital retailers. Thanks to the Warner Archive Collection Riverdale: The Complete First Season will also be available on Blu-ray. The Blu-ray will include all bonus features on the DVD and is also arriving on Amazon August 15, 2017.
This isn’t Your Normal Small Town Murder Mystery. It’s Riverdale. Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale gives a subversive take on small-town life. Want to know how the new characters of Riverdale compare to the original Archie characters? Gizmodo has an excellent article, “Comparing The Classic Archie Characters To Their Twisted Riverdale Counterparts” that you must read. Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor.
Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with Betty’s crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s queen bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s so much more to the story.
The characters and setting of the long-running “Archie” comic series get a modern neo-noir update in the inaugural season of the CW’s new teen drama-mystery, Riverdale. We just did a Riverdale marathon, watching the entire macabre first season this weekend. This season is full of secrets, lies, romance, mystery, rivalry, suspicion, betrayal, and intense emotions. There are many interesting storylines in the first season. The plot of this campy, gothic masterpiece keeps getting wilder and more bizarre throughout the season. Although it doesn’t spend any time unraveling the mystery behind the murder at the show’s heart, Riverdale’s season finale does tie up loose ends and set up future story lines for season two. Here’s to milkshakes at Pop’s!
“Riverdale is full of nostalgic Archie elements, but this all-new series brings viewers mystery, seduction, and corruption; and would probably make the original gang blush,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We’re thrilled to offer fans this dark, subversive pleasure – along with exclusive DVD and Blu-ray bonus content – just in time for the second season premiere on The CW.”
· Riverdale: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
· Riverdale: The New Normal
· Riverdale: The Ultimate Sin
· I Got You – musical piece
· These Are Moments I Remember – musical piece
· Gag Reel
· Deleted Scenes
13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1. Chapter One: “The River’s Edge”
2. Chapter Two: “A Touch of Evil”
3. Chapter Three: “Body Double”
4. Chapter Four: “The Last Picture Show”
5. Chapter Five: “Heart of Darkness”
6. Chapter Six: “Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!”
7. Chapter Seven: “In a Lonely Place”
8. Chapter Eight: “The Outsiders”
9. Chapter Nine: “La Grande Illusion”
10. Chapter Ten: “The Lost Weekend”
11. Chapter Eleven: “To Riverdale and Back Again”
12. Chapter Twelve: “Anatomy of a Murder”
13. Chapter Thirteen: “The Sweet Hereafter”
The first season of Riverdale is also currently available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox, and others.
Street Date: August 15, 2017
Price: $39.99 SRP
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English, French, Spanish
Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 572 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 46 min
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*Source: Nielsen National TV View Live + 7 Day Ratings, excluding repeats, specials; 16-17 Season To-Date = 9/19/16-1/29/17