Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Killing Season 1

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012
Price: DVD $49.99, Blu-ray $59.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


The KillingAMC’s acclaimed television series The Killing, which was nominated for six Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe, has an extended season finale on the season one DVD and Blu-ray.

Set in Seattle, the drama show follows three stories around the murder of Rosie Larsen: the detectives, the victim’s grieving family and the suspects. As the mystery series unfolds, it also explores local politics and that everyone has secrets.

Mireille Enos (TV’s Big Love) stars as Sarah Linden, the lead homicide detective; Billy Campbell (Ghost Town) as Darren Richmond, the City Council President running for Mayor; Joel Kinnaman (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) as Stephen Holder, a former narcotics cop who joins the investigation; and Michelle Forbes (TV’s True Blood) and Brent Sexton (TV’s Justified) as Rosie’s parents.

All 13 episodes of the first season of The Killing are in the DVD and Blu-ray, along with these special features:

  • commentary on the pilot with writer/executive producer Veena Sud (TV’s Cold Case)
  • featurette “An Autopsy of The Killing
  • deleted scenes
  • gag reel
  • extended season finale “Orpheus Descending”
  • commentary on “Orpheus Descending.”

Here’s the TV show’s dramatic 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.