CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray the hit summer CBS miniseries Under the Dome. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on November 5th.
Supplemental features to be included on this upcoming release have not yet been detailed.
In addition to the standard release, Amazon will also offer a deluxe Blu-ray version in dome-shaped packaging, with special features exclusive to the release.
Under the Dome centers on a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away. The miniseries stars Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Aisha Hinds, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson and Alexander Koch. It is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughan, Neal Baer, Stacey Snider, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Jack Bender.
Stephen King and Under The Dome – Stephen King provides unique insight on how his bestselling story has been brought to life. Also hear from best-selling crime author Michael Connelly as he expresses his appreciation for Stephen King and tells what it was like to be one of the first people to receive an advanced copy of the book.
Under The Dome: From Novel To Series – A look into how the book landed at Amblin Television and CBS including a visit to the writers' room to learn how the characters were developed and cast.
The World Of Under The Dome" – A journey through the iconic world of Under The Dome with set visits, including to Chester's Mill. This feature also includes a special look at the costume design.
Under The Dome: Filming The Pilot – Director Niels Arden Oplev along with the show's cast and crew take viewers to the set of Under The Dome to discuss the making of the pilot.
Under The Dome: The First Season – A fascinating look at the overall series, featuring commentary from the production team and cast members. Highlighted by specific sequences involving stunts, on-set effects, intense moments and storyboards, fans can follow the journey that the characters go through along with a special look at the season finale.
Note: Amazon.com and Amazon.ca will also offer a deluxe Blu-ray version of the set in dome-shaped packaging, including an exclusive bonus disc. The bonus disc includes:
Stephen King Visits Big Jim's Car Dealership – Stephen King provides a set tour of Big Jim's Car Dealership and insight into how the city of Chester's Mill is inspired by a real town he used to live in, Bridgton, Maine.
The Visual Effects of Under The Dome – Hear from the visual effects supervisor, Stephan Fleet, on what it takes to create the special effects seen on the show.
Under The Dome: Executing The Finale – Comprised of behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew, fans get an inside look at the making of a key scene from the dramatic series finale.
The Wilmington Pilot Premiere – The cast and creators hit the red carpet for stand-up interviews in Wilmington, N.C., for the pilot premiere of Under The Dome that also includes the city's Mayor declaring June 24th Dome Day and reactions from executive producers Brian K. Vaughan and Neal Baer to the gigantic success of the network premiere.
was a good premise, but failed to live up to the potential. and then making it more than one season made it even worse. definitely not worth $70. I'm surprised it's coming out this soon really. seems like they would wait until next summer.
They really should have just made a mini-series adaptation of the novel. This show has very little in common with King's novel. They didn't even retain most of the book's main characters. It was a huge disappointment.
The writing on this show is just horrible. The Dialogue is cringe worthy with the need to state the obvious every 5 minutes and plot points that make no sense along with story reveals that take forever and then never live up to expectations. I watched the entire season hoping it would pick up and take off but really I watched it more for Dean Norris's sake. Going between the final episodes of Breaking Bad and the amazing writing and acting on that show and then watching Under the Dome, it really highlighted how amazingly stupid and horrible Under the Dome really is.
So in the book is there still the unrealistic event of Angie getting Kidnapped by Junior and still talking to him after she is set free??? I realize they are trapped in a dome but it just drives me nuts how stupid that they put that in the show.
Didn't see this series but read the book and... Angie is killed by Junior in the first pages (as soon as he gets in her house they fight and he becomes berserk), not kidnapped which is really stupid...
Enjoyed the first couple episodes, but this show became awful really quick. Won't be picking up season 1. I'm still planning on tuning in for season 2 to see if it gets better, but I'm not holding my breath.
My biggest problem with it is just how dumb the decisions are that many of the characters make - most notably Linda!
@zemat - the book sounds so much better. I read that there are quite a few differences between the book and the show. Everything from the length of time to dome is in place, to the intent of those that put it there being different. Interesting to hear about Angie
Stephen King is set to write (if he hasn't already) the first episode of season 2, so that right there is the main reason I am going to tune in next summer for season 2, and hope the rest of the episodes follow suit (if the SK penned episode is good that is). With that said, I know it's not a great series and really strays from the book, but I watched it (after the first couple of episodes knowing how far it strayed from the book) thinking it to be it's own thing and not an adaption of the book, and that made it more enjoyable to me.
There were some episodes where they even seemed to forget that there was a dome in place. It was all just really bad/cliche/soap opera stuff. They took a really entertaining book and turned it into really bad TV.