Warner Bros. Home Entertainment & DC have officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD releases for the debut season of the latest DC Comics series airing on the CW. ‘Black Lightning: The Complete First Season’ will be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD beginning June 26, 2018. Continue after the jump to read the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings and disc specs, plus more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boom! There is a New Super Hero in Town.
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
All-New Extras Include 2017 Comic-Con Panel, Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes and Much More!
Get the Blu-ray™ & DVD June 26, 2018
Before They Bolt Off the Shelves
BURBANK, CA (April 11, 2018) – From Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment and Berlanti Productions, the producers of the hit series The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, along with Akil Productions, comes the next Super Hero breakout hit as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Black Lightning: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on June 26, 2018. Black Lightning delivered the most-watched series premiere in the past two years and remains The CW’s second highest-rated show just behind The Flash. Fans that purchase the set will be able to watch all 13 electrifying episodes from the first season, supercharged with extra content including the 2017 Comic-Con panel, new featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reel and more. Black Lightning: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $29.98 SRP for the DVD and $39.99 SRP for the Blu-ray. Black Lightning: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
Black Lightning follows Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
“In only its first season on the air, Black Lightning has quickly established itself as a hit series with its action-packed episodes and stellar storyline,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We are very excited to release the first season on Blu-ray and DVD so fans and newcomers alike can add the new hit series to their collections along with newly added bonus content.”
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Black Lightning: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 2-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital Copy of all 13 episodes from season one.
Black Lightning stars Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie, Code Black), China Anne McClain (House of Payne, Descendants 2), Nafessa Williams (Code Black, Twin Peaks), Christine Adams (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Batman Begins), Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton (Whiplash, Bates Motel, Empire) and James Remar (Dexter, Sex and the City, The Path). Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Riverdale), Salim and Mara Brock Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane, Girlfriends), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
- Black Lightning Comic-Con panel
- A Family of Strength
- Black Lightning Come Visit Georgia
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes
13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1. The Resurrection
2. LaWanda: The Book of Hope
3. LaWanda: The Book of Burial
4. Black Jesus
5. And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light
6. Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder
7. Equinox: The Book of Fate
8. The Book of Revelation
9. The Book of Little Black Lies
10. Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption
11. Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion
12. The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain
13. Shadow of Death: The Book of War
The first season of Black Lightning is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.
Street Date: June 26, 2018
Order Due Date: May 22, 2018
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 572 min
Price: $29.98 SRP
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – ESDH
Price: $39.99 SRP
2-Disc Elite BD-50s
BD Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – ESDH
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