REVIEW: BATES MOTEL SEASON ONE
OVERVIEW: –Academy Award® nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Freddie Highmore
(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) star in “Bates Motel”: Season One, a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film,
Psycho. “Bates Motel”: Season One will be available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD, each with Digital including Ultraviolet™ on
September 17, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
From the producers of “Lost” and “Friday Night Lights” comes the “moody, twisty, creepy and gloriously insane” (Mary
McNamara, Los Angeles Times) “Bates Motel”: Season One. This re-imagining of one of Alfred Hitchcock’s beloved
masterpieces weaves a web of deception, murder, and unexpected twists in a small town where nothing is what it seems.
Filled with gruesome horrors, nail-biting suspense,
and an eerie visual landscape ideal for Blu-ray™ Hi-Def, experience all 10 episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted of the hit
series critics say is “impossible to look away” (Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times). The Blu-ray™ and DVD also include a set
of collector cards featuring artwork from the show (“Jiao’s Sketchbook”) for a limited time only.
"Bates Motel" was A&E's most-watched original drama series debut in the network’s history. Be sure to watch more drama
unfold with season two on A&E in 2014.
SYNOPSIS: From the producers of Lost and Friday Night Lights comes a modern day prequel to the iconic horror film Psycho. After finding his father dead, teenager Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and his mother, Norma (Academy Award® nominee Vera Farmiga), purchase a motel and move to White Pine Bay in search of a new life, but they soon discover this idyllic seaside town hides some deadly secrets. Unable to trust anyone but each other, the two indulge in a deeply twisted relationship that raises the question: does mother really know best? Watch every episode back-to-back and uninterrupted of the murderously suspenseful drama that tells the story behind one of the most iconic characters in movie history.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its
television format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English
FEATURETTE: Paley Center Panel Discussion with the Cast and Creative Team