Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2018
Price: DVD $19.96, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Fox

Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning, best-selling novel, The Handmaid’s Tale arrives on Blu-ray and DVD fresh from its awards season triumph that yielded two Golden Globes, three Critics’ Choice Awards and eight primetime Emmy Awards.

Broadcast on Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.  As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, who also co-produced) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the  castes of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated  world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter who was taken from her.

Featured players in the 10-episode drama/sci-fi series include Joseph Fiennes (The Red Baron), Yvonne Strahovski (TV’s Chuck, Dexter), Alexis Bledel (TV’s Jenny’s Wedding), Ann Dowd (Compliance) and Max Minghella (TV’s The Mindy Project).

The Blu-ray and DVD include two the behind-the-scenes featurettes “From Script to Screen” and “Hope in Gilead.”

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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.