February 2, 2017

February's Blu-ray of the Month: Penny Dreadful: The Complete Series

"Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. They are joined by a core of original characters in a complex, frightening new narrative. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and suspense, where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts."

Showtime's Gothic ode to the Horror Classics made quite the impression on us over its 3-Season run, living up to the lofty expectations that we had for it, and even exceeding them. Penny Dreadful takes parts of such legendary stories as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman, and Dorian Gray, and combines them to form its own unique world in which they all inter-mingle and cause each other plenty of trouble.

Eva Green was mesmerizing as Vanessa Ives, and as far as we're concerned, she finally proved that she was a hell of an actress, and not just a pretty face (and sexy body.) Equally as captivating was Josh Hartnett, playing the brooding American Gunslinger, Ethan Chandler. While the two of them basically carried the show, they were surrounded by an equally impressive cast, playing equally impressive characters.

Now that the entire series is being released on Blu-ray in one fancy little package, it's simply a Must Own for anyone who is a fan of Gothic Horror, excelllent television, and Eva Green's sexy self.

*Note: This is a repackaging of the releases of the three individual seasons of the show. It's packed with bonus features, but if you already own them on disc, then it's not really necessary to double dip. If you don't then it is definitely one to add to your library.


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