Blu-ray, DVD Release: Boss: Season One

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
Price: DVD $39.98, Blu-ray $39.97
Studio: Lionsgate

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Kelsey Grammer is Chicago mayor Tom Kane in Boss.

Kelsey Grammer (Middle Men) is Tom Kane, the ruthless mayor of Chicago, in the 2011 Starz cable channel political drama television series Boss: Season One.

When we’re first introduced to Mayor Tom Kane, he rules his domain with an iron fist. Deception, scandal and betrayal go hand in hand with Kane’s form of politics. As long as he gets the job done, the people of Chicago look the other way. Despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, Kane is hiding a dark secret: a degenerative brain disorder that’s messing with his mind so that he is can’t trust his memory, his closest allies or even himself.

Created by Farhad Safinia (writer of  2006’s Apocalypto), Boss: Season One also stars Connie Nielsen (TV’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Hannah Ware (Shame), Jeff Hephner (TV’s The O.C.) and Kathleen Robertson (TV’s Beverly Hills 90210).

Boss: Season One premiered on Starz in October, 2011 to very positive reviews from critics and viewers, which helped yield a Golden Globe Award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series” for Kelsey Grammer. The show itself was also nominated for a “Golden Globe for Best Drama – Television Series.”

The hotly anticipated second season of the TV show premieres in August, 2012, several weeks after the DVD and Blu-ray for Season One hit the streets.

The DVD and Blu-ray contain the following bonus features:

  • Audio commentaries with “Boss” executive producer Farhad Safinia, director of photography Kasper Tuxen and executive producer Richard Levine.
  • “The Mayor and His Maker” with Kelsey Grammer and Farhad Safinia featurette
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.