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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Only Six Weeks Left! "The Knick: The Complete First Season" on Blu-ray and DVD August 11

"Fascinating!" - The New York Times


Season One of the Peabody Award-Winning Cinemax® Series
Available August 11, 2015 on Blu-ray™ and DVD

Early Digital HD Release Set for August 3, 2015

New York, N.Y., June 30, 2015 - Modern medicine had to start somewhere. In the hit Cinemax drama series The Knick, from executive producer Steven Soderbergh (who directed all ten episodes), brilliant surgeon John Thackery (Clive Owen in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) pushes the boundaries of medicine, morality and race relations in 1900 at a downtown NYC hospital known as The Knick. The "must watch" (Entertainment Weekly) and "beautifully crafted" (Los Angeles Times) series broke Cinemax viewing records, becoming the most watched first season of any Cinemax Original Series.

Now, fans will have the chance to take home all ten episodes of the debut season when The Knick: Complete First Season comes to Blu-ray with Digital HD ($39.98) and DVD ($29.98) on August 11, 2015. For even earlier access to The Knick, the season will also be released to Digital HD on August 3.

In The Knick, while Dr. Thackery searches to solve a plethora of medical mysteries and develops an unhealthy addiction to cocaine, which was legal at the time, the fate of The Knickerbocker Hospital hangs in the balance. Thanks to the influence of rich patrons like Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance) Thackery is paired against his will with a young black doctor, Algernon Edwards (André Holland), whose intelligence and at-all-costs methods rivals Thackery's, and who is hired over Thackery's protégé, Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson). 

Other supporters of Thackery at the hospital include Dr. "Bertie" Chickering Jr. (Michael Angarano), a young surgeon secretly in love with nurse Lucy Elkins (Eve Hewson), who is drawn to Thackery; Sister Harriet (Cara Seymour), who runs the foundling hospital and maternity ward; Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb), the Knick's crooked superintendent, awash in debt and willing to risk The Knick's future to pay it off; and Tom Cleary (Chris Sullivan), the ambulance driver who will stoop to the lowest depths to bring the right kind of patients to The Knick.

The Knick: The Complete First Season
Blu-ray with Digital HD, DVD, & Digital HD
Street Date:      August 11, 2015                       
Order Date:       July 7, 2015
Rating:               TV-MA
Runtime:           Approx. 600 minutes (excluding bonus features)
Price:                 $39.98 Blu-ray with Digital HD (4 discs)                
Price:                 $29.98 DVD (4 discs)                                                          
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