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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Bates Motel": Season One

June 27, 2013


FROM THE PRODUCERS OF "LOST" AND "FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS" AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 ON BLU-RAY(TM) AND DVD EACH WITH DIGITAL INCLUDING ULTRAVIOLET(TM) FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT "...PUTS OTHER TELEVISION DRAMAS TO SHAME." - HUFFINGTON POST UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award(R) 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(TM) and DVD, each with Digital including Ultraviolet(TM) 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.

"Bates Motel": Season One also stars Nestor Carbonell (Lost), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and Olivia Cooke (Blackout). Filled with gruesome horrors, nail-biting suspense, and an eerie visual landscape ideal for Blu-ray(TM) 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(TM) 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.

Blu-ray(TM) disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound. Digital including UltraViolet(TM) is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet(TM) lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs.


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TECHNICAL INFORMATION - BLU-RAY(TM): Street Date: September 17, 2013 Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 61127663 Running time: 7 Hours 46 Minutes Layers: BD-50 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen Rating: N/A Languages/Subtitles: English SDH Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD: Street Date: September 17, 2013 Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 61126439 Running time: 7 Hours 46 Minutes Layers: Dual Layer Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Rating: N/A Languages/Subtitles: English SDH Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios ( Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

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