Alcatraz - Season 1 DVD

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From executive producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Star Trek) comes Alcatraz, a chilling new drama revolving around America's most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation's worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists.When San Francisco Police Department detective Rebecca Madsen is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane, an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Given her family history - both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, Ray Archer, were guards at the prison - Madsen's interest... is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent Emerson Hauser tries to impede her investigation, she's doggedly committed. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast Dr. Diego Doc Soto to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The two discover that Sylvane is not only alive, but he's loose on the streets of San Francisco, exacting decades-old revenge and leaving bodies in his wake. And, strangely, he hasn't aged a day since 1963 when Alcatraz was ruled by the iron-fisted Warden Edwin James and the sadistic Associate Warden E.B. Tiller.Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Hauser and his technician, Lucy Banerjee, to stop Sylvane's vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Madsen's own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first to reappear from Alcatraz, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won't be the last.Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Hauser has been awaiting the prisoners' return for nearly 50 years. Soto will witness his life's work - the history of Alcatraz - come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive San Francisco cop fianc, Jimmy Dickens, at arm's length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family's past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history's most dangerous criminals. [show more]

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Released
15 October 2012
Directors
 
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Format
DVD 
Publisher
Warner Home Video 
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Runtime
546 minutes 
Features
Box set, PAL 
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5051892114868 
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All 13 episodes from the US crime drama executive-produced by J.J. Abrams. In March 1963 Alcatraz prison closed and the inmates were supposedly transferred. In reality, however, both the prisoners and the guards completely vanished. The reason for their disappearance was never discovered but now, in 2011, former inmate Jack Sylvane (Jeffrey Pierce) turns up, without having aged, and appears to be taking orders from a mysterious source as he once again engages in criminal activity. As Jack apparently no longer exists, catching him proves difficult for FBI Agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and his team, Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) and Dr. Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia). To make matters worse Jack is not the only former inmate to reappear... The episodes comprise: 'Pilot', 'Ernest Cobb', 'Kit Nelson', 'Cal Sweeney', 'Guy Hastings', 'Paxton Petty', 'Johnny McKee', 'The Ames Brothers', 'Sonny Burnett', 'Clarence Montgomery', 'Webb Porter', 'Garrett Stillman' and 'Tommy Madsen'.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. After all of the prisoners and guards disappear without a trace from Alcatraz Prison in 1963, the governent try and cover it up by saying that the prison has been closed down. However, in the present day, the prisoners start to resurface and have not aged and appear to be acting strangely. A federal agent tasked with finding out what has happened at the prison employs a police officer and a conspiracy theory novelist to help him.

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