Syfy’s Krypton had the advantage of taking something we know — the Superman mythos — and crafting a backstory that has not ever been fully explored. The existence of time travel, multiple timelines, multiple universes, and Phantom Zone’s leaves the canvas wide open for interpretation and Krypton ended it’s first season with mind blowing damage to the timeline. You can relive the innovative, intriguing, and gutsy storytelling of Season 1 which is out on Blu-ray and DVD NOW! Fans can purchase the set which, in addition to all 10 exhilarating episodes from season one, contains over an hour of extra content, including the 2017 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel.
What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, Krypton follows a young Seg-El, the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg fights alongside Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while saving the future of his legacy from DC Super-Villain Brainiac.
Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe (New Year’s Eve), Georgina Campbell (One Night, Black Mirror), Shaun Sipos (Final Destination 2), Colin Salmon (Arrow), Elliot Cowan (The Golden Compass), Ann Ogbomo (Wonder Woman, Justice League), Aaron Pierre (Britannia, The A Word), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (Will), with Blake Ritson (Da Vinci’s Demons, Indian Summers) and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Krypton is from Phantom Four Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer alongside Cameron Welsh.
Revisiting this world is always a treat especially as we await an Season 2 premiere date announcement. If you’re like me, than you love Bonus Features and this Blu-ray/DVD is packed with enhanced content for fans to enjoy.
The deleted scenes can be viewed individually or all together at once. Some are longer versions of existing scenes and most are unfinished. While I love any extra time spent with the engaging cast of Krypton, the scenes didn’t reveal very much and were most likely just cut for time. They don’t add all that much to the episode and I can see why they were trimmed. Deleted scenes can be found in Episodes 1 (Pilot), 2 (House of El), 5 (House of Zod), 8 (Savage Night), and 9 (Hope).
2017 Comic-Con Panel:
This feature runs about 22 minutes long and is an nice look at what goes on at a convention as the cast is meeting and greeting fans and answering questions from the moderator. If you’ve never been to a Convention before, this is a fun feature.
Bringing the Home World to Life and A Lost Kingdom: Life on Krypton are an indepth look at the production involved in bringing Krypton and Kandor City to life. Behind the scenes features are always exciting especially for a Science Fiction type show. Watching the artisans create an entire city, languages, and culture is a feat to behold. Often while watching a series, we forget about the intense behind the scenes work that goes on to make our shows happen.
My FAVORITE part of any at home collection for a tv series or movie. It’s always so much fun watching the actors flub their lines, accidentally slip expletives, play pranks on each other, and generally having a good time while filming. It reminds us that they’re people like you and me and even in the tensest of situations on screen, there was probably 5 or 6 takes of laughter involved.
Krypton: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy (available for sale on Amazon). The Blu-ray release includes 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1 with ESDH, Latin Spanish, and French subtitles available. Krypton: The Complete First Season is presented in 16×9 widescreen format, the Feature running time is 600 minutes and the Enhanced Content is approximately 61 minutes.
The first season of Krypton is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.
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