Tom Welling’s iconic Smallville is finally getting a long-awaited Blu-ray release.
Ask anyone in the 2000s what the coolest superhero show was and they’d say Smallville, an intimate and drama-focused take on the Superman origin story starring Tom Welling. The series ended its decade-long run in 2011 to critical acclaim and was released on DVD shortly after. Season six through ten were also released on Blu-ray, leaving half the series behind in the standard definition age. Now that it’s been nearly two decades since the series aired on The WB, Warner Bros. has announced that the series will be hitting Blu-ray shelves.
Titled Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition, the Blu-ray will be loaded with deleted scenes, audio commentary tracks and special features which include the Smallville cast’s many appearances at Comic-Con, the original pilot of The Adventures of Superboy, and a feature-length documentary on DC’s various struggles but eventual successes titled Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics. The special edition Blu-ray will be available for pre-order on September 7th, and will be available for purchase on October 19th. The 42-disc set will cost $179.99 USD. A digital download of the series will also be available with this set. A cheaper DVD version of the series will also be released.
Here are the bonus features that will be included in the Blu-Ray release of the Tom Welling series:
- Here are all the bonus features that will be included in the Blu-Ray release:
- The Adventures of Superboy – The original 1961 pilot starring John Rockwell.
- A Retrospective Look at the Series’ 10-Year Journey – An in-depth, season-by-season look at the creation of this landmark television series. Highlights include interviews with Tom Welling, Eric Durance, Michael Rosenbaum, Phil Morris, John Schneider and many more, as well as rare behind-the-scenes footage.
- A Decade of Comic-Con Featurette
- Paley Festival Featurette
- Smallville’s 100th Episode: Making of a Milestone – An extended version of the original featurette included in the Season 5 set.
- Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics – A feature length documentary chronicling DC’s 75 years of challenges, creativity, and triumph.
- Audio Commentaries, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Gag Reels, Behind-the-scenes featurettes, and much more from all 10 seasons!
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This modern retelling of the Superman mythology as an action series blends realism, adventure and emotion. Years ago, a meteor shower rained destruction on an unsuspecting Smallville, Kansas. From this tragedy grew Clark Kent (Tom Welling), who, as he learns to deal with his emerging superpowers, becomes closer to the hero of legend.
Smallville starred Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack, Annette O’Toole, John Schneider, John Glover, Jensen Ackles, Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore, Laura Vandervoort, Cassidy Freeman, Sam Witwer, Justin Hartley, and Callum Blue.
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Source: Warner Bros.