From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: 12 Monkeys: Season One

"Clever, fast-paced thriller." - Mary McNamara, LA Times




Nov 11, 2015, 17:12 ET from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A deadly viral outbreak will devastate humanity unless a mysterious time traveler can stop it in 12 Monkeys: Season One, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on January 19, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on Terry Gilliam's classic 1995 sci-fi thriller starring Bruce Willis, 12 Monkeys captivated critics and viewers alike in its debut season on Syfy, inspiring Mary McNamara of LA Times to write, "Perfectly paced, smartly adapted and studded with moments of philosophy and emotion." As fans eagerly anticipate Season 2, returning on Syfy in April 2016, the three-disc set brings together all 13 thrilling season one episodes, as well as exclusive bonus features including deleted scenes, webisodes and the original cast auditions.  12 Monkeys: Season One is developed by executive producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett as well as Natalie Chaidez ("Hunters," "Sarah Connor Chronicles"), Charles Roven and Richard Suckle from Atlas Entertainment.

Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, James Cole (Aaron Stanford – "Nikita," X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand), a man from the post-apocalyptic future, travels to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague. But as he and virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull – "Suits," Center Stage) track the 12 Monkeys, a shadowy cult behind the outbreak, the effects of their time travel threaten to destroy humanity's last hope. Tense, haunting and inventive, 12 Monkeys is a "fast-paced sci-fi thriller" (Mary McNamara, LA Times) to experience again and again on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the Syfy hit series also stars Kirk Acevedo ("Fringe," "Oz"), Noah Bean ("Nikita," "Damages"), Emily Hampshire (My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Snow Cake), Željko Ivanek ("Heroes," "Damages") and Barbara Sukowa ("Vision," "The Other Woman").


  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Cast Auditions
  • Webisodes

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Street Date: January 19, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61166380 (US)/ 61166383 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Rating: N/A
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French European, Dutch
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Run Time: 9 hours, 19 minutes

Street Date: January 19, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61166381 (US)/ 61166382 (CDN)
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Rating: N/A
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 9 hours, 19 minutes

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About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP's content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, "Monk," and critic and fan favorites "Psych," "Battlestar Galactica," and "Warehouse 13." In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks, including: "Colony" (2016), "Dig," "Mr. Robot," "Playing House," "Royal Pains," "Satisfaction" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Childhood's End" (2015), "Defiance," "Dominion," "Hunters" (2016), "Killjoys," and "Magicians" (2016) on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and "Side Effects" on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV

About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

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