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For those that missed the final onscreen adventures of John Logan's literary characters or want to experience their trials and triumphs again, Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment, and Paramount Home Media Distribution will release Penny Dreadful: The Final Season on Blu-ray and DVD on October 4th with several special features:
Press Release:hollywood, Calif. (September 12, 2016) – Experience the thrilling conclusion to the Showtime® original series when Penny Dreadful – The Final Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 4 from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The final episodes of the psychological thriller from three-time Academy Award® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator)1 will also arrive with a collection of bonus material that dive into the making of the historical fantasy drama, including three special features only available on Penny Dreadful – The Final Season Blu-ray and DVD collections.
Penny Dreadful, a co-production with Showtime® and Sky, features »
- Derek Anderson
Somebody should check Paul Rudd’s closets for some kind of wrinkly Dorian Gray-style portrait, because a recently unearthed 20-year-old commercial seems to demonstrate that the “Ant Man” star is not merely aging gracefully, he’s apparently not aging at all. This early-’90s Super Nintendo commercial (discovered by Mashable) features a young Paul Rudd, then in his […] »
- Brent Furdyk
In 2015, during “Penny Dreadful’s” second season, production designer Jonathan McKinstry asked John Logan, its creator, to look at the natural history museum in Dublin, where the Showtime drama filmed all three of its seasons. Logan resisted, given that the season two story didn’t require a set like that. “But I said, ‘Look at it. I think it’s a place you’d like.’ He walked in and he went, ‘Oh my God, this has to be in season three,’” McKinstry said. “He literally wrote the character of Dr. Sweet working at the natural history museum around having seen that location a year prior.”
Further afield, “Penny Dreadful” also shot on sets in Almeria, Spain, that had been used for spaghetti Westerns in the ‘60s; they stood in for the birthplace of Ethan Chandler, a character who hailed from New Mexico. “We had to go in and do quite a bit of work. We »
- Maureen Ryan
Penny Dreadful surprised fans when the show’s story came to an end during the Season 3 finale. With the cat out of the bag, Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have announced an October release for the third season, or as they’ve officially labeled it, Penny Dreadful: The Final Season.
“Eva Green stars in Season 3 of Penny Dreadful as Vanessa Ives faces the consequences of accepting her demons that could pay a terrible price and lead her into a word of utter darkness. Conflicts amongst their own monstrous selves plague Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Dr, Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) the Creature and Lily (Billie Piper) in the TV Thriller.”
While there are no details on special features at this time, we know that the Blu-ray and DVD release has been slated for an October 4th release. We »
- Jonathan James
Following the heartbreaking conclusion of Penny Dreadful, fans of the Showtime series are still reflecting on, celebrating, and in some cases, mourning the show’s incredible cast of characters. Recently Reeve Carney, who plays Dorian Gray, discussed his thoughts on Season 3 and the series as a whole during an episode screening and Q&A event for Penny Dreadful at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, NY. We have highlights from the Q&A, including how Carney got into the immortal mindset of Dorian, his audition process for the role, and much more.
Reeve on his filming schedule for Penny Dreadful:
Reeve Carney: I’m there anywhere between five and seven months. I recently was involved in The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, which was a blast. In that, in a lot of the scenes I’m kind of in the background, but I’m in every scene, and »
- Stephanie Felicita
After three seasons, the twisted horror story for our times has been cancelled. I’ll miss it all – the night creatures, the prostitute armies and the suitors from Hell
This piece contains spoilers from the season three finale of Penny Dreadful. Do not read on if you haven’t watched it
When “The End” came up on screen after the season three finale of Penny Dreadful, it marked not only the denouement of a beautifully-made period horror story but the demise of the show itself. Finally, it has fallen victim to the threat of cancellation that has hung over it from the start. This double-punch hit hard, as season three was bigger and bolder than those that came before, scattering its famous horror characters – from Frankenstein to Dracula and Dorian Gray – far and wide.
Splitting up the cast was a gutsy move, especially given the strength of their interplay as a dysfunctional family. »
- Phelim O'Neill
Although neither Penny Dreadful creator John Logan nor Showtime could imagine the heartrending drama continuing without leading lady Eva Green and her haunted alter ego Vanessa Ives, your friends at TVLine — and many of the series’ fans — could, can and do. We even know how we’d do it.
First, we’d bring Mr. Lyle back from Cairo with plans to stage a lavish exhibition of artifacts related to Amunet, the goddess who once possessed Miss Ives (thus setting the stage for Green to guest-star, »
This post contains spoilers about the season three finale of “Penny Dreadful.”
Two words appeared on the screen at the end of “The Blessed Dark,” the season three finale of the Victorian horror series “Penny Dreadful”: “The End.” As it turns out, the season finale of the Showtime drama (which was recapped here) was also its series finale. Vanessa Ives died in the last episode of season three, and the show will not return.
“That’s where television is now,” Nevins said. “We don’t have to make seven seasons for the sake of making seven seasons. Some shows are built for that, and some shows aren’t.”
“I was just joking that Flaubert said ‘Bovary, c’est moi.’ And »
- Maureen Ryan
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's Penny Dreadful.] It's the end of the road for Showtime's monster drama Penny Dreadful. Sunday's two-hour Penny Dreadful season three ender ultimately will stand as a series finale, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The decision to wrap the series, which concluded with the stunning death of Eva Green's Vanessa Ives, comes as little surprise after the second hour concluded with a definitive "The End." To hear series creator/showrunner John Logan tell it, the plan all along was for the series — featuring famed monster characters including Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and
- Lesley Goldberg
The following story contains major spoilers about Sunday’s Penny Dreadful — proceed at your own peril.
Read it and weep: The Showtime drama will not be returning for a fourth season, meaning that Sunday’s Season 3 finale — which concluded with the death of Green’s long-suffering, demonically tortured heroine — was actually the series finale.
In the following Q&A with TVLine, »
This post contains spoilers for “Penny Dreadful” Season 3, Episode 9, a season finale titled “The Blessed Dark.”
“Penny Dreadful” is a narrative with many ideas rattling around inside its storylines, but fans are probably only thinking about two small words right now: “The End.”
Those words flashed on the screen just after John Clare/The Creature finished reciting a poem (Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood”) at the freshly dug grave of Vanessa Ives, who died near the end of “The Blessed Dark.” Is this the end of Vanessa, or the end of the show? Because it certainly seems as though you can’t have one without the other.
Either way, those two words and the elegiac nature of the poem served a very useful purpose: They communicated the idea that Vanessa is really most sincerely »
- Maureen Ryan
As the third season of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful draws to a close Sunday — with a two-part finale starting at 9/8c — we can’t help but feel for the series. Brilliant as John Logan’s monster mash is, it’s a bit like “all the broken and shunned creatures” with whom Dracula identifies.
PhotosDracula ‘Count’-down: Ranking the Good, the Vlad and the Funny from Penny Dreadful, Supernatural and More!
The ratings for the second season of Penny Dreadful dropped 20-30% when compared to the show's first season. Showtime decided to renew the program anyway. Will the numbers rise or fall in season three? Will the dark TV series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.
On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), Doctor Frankenstein (Frankenstein), and Doctor Henry Jekyll (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale, and Sarah Greene.
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This week’s episode of our podcast We Are Movie Geeks The Show is up! Hear Wamg’s Jim Batts and Tom Stockman and their special guest Jim Tudor from Twitch and ZekeFilm. We’ll discuss the weekend box office and review Alice Through The Looking Glass, Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping, Sunset Song, and Maggie’S Plan. Also, we’ll preview Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and War Craft. We’ll then discuss screenings of films in St. Louis that include the 1945 version of Picture Of Dorian Gray, The Breakfast Club, and Deep Red.
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- Movie Geeks
Cad, bounder, dastard... look those words up in an old casting directory and you'll probably find a picture of George Sanders. Albert Lewin's best movie is a class-act period piece with terrific acting from Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Ann Dvorak, John Carradine, Warren William and many more, and a powerful '40s picture that most people haven't discovered, now handsomely restored. The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Blu-ray Olive Films 1947 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 112 min. / Street Date May 24, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.95 Starring George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Ann Dvorak, John Carradine, Warren William, Susan Douglas, Albert Bassermann, Frances Dee, Marie Wilson, Katherine Emery, Richard Fraser. Cinematography Russell Metty Film Editor Joseph Albrecht Original Music Darius Milhaud Assistant Director Robert Aldrich Production Design Gordon Wiles Written by from the novel by Guy de Maupassant Produced by David L. Loew Written Directed by Albert Lewin
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- Glenn Erickson
Written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns | Art by Louie De Martins | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp
Sometimes being a fan can work both ways when you review a book. You can either be too lenient, wanting so much for it to be good that you overlook flaws you would normally point out, or be too harsh, being over critical so as to not appear biased. Although never intentionally, I may have slipped into those traps once or twice myself. Self-awareness however is a wonderful thing, and I started to read Penny Dreadful confident that my love of the TV show would not interfere with delivering a nice balanced review. As always, a good start to assessing a new book’s quality is the creative team, and it’s good to see the TV show’s writers and producers are the creative minds behind it. Usually a seal of quality, as »
- Dean Fuller
Josh Boone is no stranger to adapting books to the big screen. He successfully brought The Fault in our Stars to cinema masses and spent several months trying (and sadly failing) at bringing a big screen version of Stephen King‘s The Stand to life. This experience doesn’t seem to have deterred him as it was last week announced that he has begun work on bringing some of Anne Rice‘s finest stories to life.
Whilst initial reports suggested Boone would be remaking 90’s gothic classic Interview with the Vampire it has now surfaced that he will focus in on a different novel, The Vampire Lestat, which does feature parts of Interview with the Vampire. The vampire features in several of Rice’s novels and was made famous on the screen in Interview with the Vampire »
- Kat Hughes
Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
The grand, ghastly Guignol that is Showtime’s Penny Dreadful ended its thrilling second season by entering a new act, one that found its myriad characters scattered to the winds without any clear adversary or obstacle to reunite them.
Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) had departed to Africa, both to bury his slain friend Sembene and to find new purpose. Ethan (Josh Hartnett) was in chains, being extradited to America to stand trial for horrific crimes committed by his lupine alter ego. The Creature (Rory Kinnear) had struck out for the Arctic, in self-imposed exile. And despite remaining in London, Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) was so devastated by losing Lily (Billie Piper) to the flirtations of Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) that he’d turned to the needle.
“So we walk alone,” Ethan’s parting words to Vanessa last year, are still ringing in everyone’s ears – especially, »
- Isaac Feldberg
With Penny Dreadful Season 3 premiering on Sunday, May 1st on Showtime, we’ve been provided with ten hardcover copies of The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful coffee table book to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (10) Winners will receive (1) hardcover copy of The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful coffee table book.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful Book Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 4th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
From Titan Books, The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful was written by Sharon Gosling and contains 176 pages:
“Some of »
- Derek Anderson
Ahead of its premiere on Sunday, May 1st, Showtime has released the Penny Dreadful Season 3 premiere episode online for fans to enjoy early and for free.
“Enjoy this free episode from Showtime. Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) to battle a new evil in the new Season 3 premiere. New episodes Sundays at 10pm Et/Pt beginning 5/1. Order Showtime now! Starring Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, and Timothy Dalton.
This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Dalton). The »
- Derek Anderson
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