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1st ‘Sandman’ Season Getting US DVD/BD/4K & Digital Releases

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Inspired by the iconic, award-winning DC comic book series, The Sandman: The Complete First Season comes to Digital on September 18, 2023 and to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 28, 2023.

The upcoming live-action adaptation of The Sandman on Netflix has been highly anticipated, especially after we got the behind-the-scenes piece earlier this year with Neil Gaiman taking us through some of the sets and pieces. The series saw an August 5th, 2022 debut and after a lot of concern about the nature of its streaming, it did get a second season that was in production this spring and summer before the strike happened.

Now, it looks like we’re seeing some movement on the first season as a US release has been listed with DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K editions planned for a November 28th, 2023 release priced at $24.98, $29.98, and $44.98 – and $24.98 for the digital UHD edition. It’s not the norm for most Netflix Originals to get home video releases though there are certainly a number that do, such as recent projects like Sweet Tooth and others that come from larger studios that make sure that they’re in the deal. A home video release for this would certainly raise interest in the second season even more.

The release will have English language only and optional English subtitles. Special features for the set include:

  • The Sandman: Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek
  • The World of The Endless

The main cast for the series includes:

  • Tom Sturridge is Dream, Lord of Dreaming
  • Gwendoline Christie is Lucifer, Ruler of Hell
  • Vivienne Acheampong is Lucienne, chief librarian and trusted guardian of Dream’s realm
  • Boyd Holbrook is The Corinthian, an escaped nightmare who wishes to taste all that the world has in store
  • Charles Dance is Roderick Burgess, Charlatan, blackmailer, and magician
  • Asim Chaudry is Abel and Sanjeev Bhaskar is Cain, the first victim and the first predator, residents and loyal subjects of the Dream Realm
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death
  • Mason Alexander Park as Desire
  • Donna Preston as Despair
  • Jenna Coleman as Johanna Constantine
  • Joely Richardson as Ethel Cripps
  • David Thewlis as John Dee / Doctor Destiny
  • Kyo Ra as Rose Walker
  • Stephen Fry as Gilbert
  • Razane Jammal as Lyta Hall
  • Sandra James-Young as Unity Kinkaid
  • Patton Oswalt as the voice of Matthew

“For the last thirty-three years, the Sandman characters have breathed and walked around and talked in my head. I’m unbelievably happy that now, finally, they get to step out of my head and into reality,” said Gaiman in a statement in 2019. “I can’t wait until the people out there get to see what we’ve been seeing as Dream and the rest of them take flesh, and the flesh belongs to some of the finest actors out there.”He added, “This is astonishing, and I’m so grateful to the actors and to all of The Sandman collaborators — Netflix, Warner Bros., DC, to Allan Heinberg and David Goyer, and the legions of crafters and geniuses on the show — for making the wildest of all my dreams into reality.”

Comic concept: In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his seventy-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story “The Sound of Her Wings,” which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.

Previous promos and visuals:

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