New Release: Riverworld DVD and Blu-ray

Riverworld movie scene with Tahmoh PenikettSyfy mini-series Riverworld arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on June 22, 2010, priced at $19.93 and $24.99, respectively.

The second televised version of the books by Philip Jose Farmer (an earlier movie starring Brad Johnson aired in 2003), Riverworld is about a group of people from Earth who are resurrected on a strange planet filled with endless rivers. Among the group are an American journalist (Tahmoh Penikett of TV’s Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica) looking his lover (Laura Vandervoort of TV’s V) who died with him in an explosion, a female warrior from the 13th century and Mark Twain, resurrected as a young riverboat cabin. The group travels upriver looking for answers and are being watched by an alien force.

Riverworld DVD boxAccording to Syfy, the television mini-series premiered to the highest rating of a Sunday primetime TV show this year, with 2.1 million viewers.

Riverworld also stars Alan Cumming (Spy Kids) and Peter Wingfield (TV’s Caprica).

Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions include a behind-the-scenes featurette with Cumming.

The RHI Entertainment-produced science-fiction mini-series is distributed on DVD and Blu-ray by Vivendi Entertainment.

Here’s the trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.