New Release: Torchwood Complete UK Series DVD, Blu-ray

TorchwoodThe British science-fiction TV show Torchwood gained a good following in the U.S., breaking ratings records for BBC America. On July 19, 2011, Warner Home Video issued BBC’s Torchwood: The Complete Original UK Series on DVD and Blu-ray.

The television series stars John Barrowman (TV’s Desperate Housewives) as Captain Jack Harkness, who heads up a division that goes into the unknown to fight the impossible. It’s an on-its-own unit, working outside the government, the police and the United Nations, and working by its own rules.

The release was timed for the debut of a U.S. version of the series, which was made for Starz.

The 14-DVD, 12-disc Blu-ray set includes all the episodes of the first and second seasons, plus the five-episode Children of Earth mini-series. The mega sets also contain 10 hours of bonus materials, including deleted scenes, outtakes, featurettes and others that have been available in the earlier individual DVD sets of season 1, season 2 and Children of Earth.

Both seasons and the mini-series are already on Blu-ray too, and complete series sets on both DVD and Blu-ray are already available, but they’re imports from England.

Torchwood: The Complete Original UK Series is priced at $119.98 on DVD and $129.95 on Blu-ray.

If you’re new to the series, check out the trailer. If you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy watching the heroes in action again:

 

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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.