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January 7, 2014 DVD and Blu-ray: 'The Following: The Complete First Season'

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From Kevin Williamson, of The Vampire Diaries and Scream, comes FOX’s chilling television drama The Following: The Complete First Season. Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy lead an all-star cast that includes Natalie Zea, Annie Parisse, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry, Nico Tortorella, Adan Canto and Kyle Catlett.

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When serial killer Joe Carroll escapes from death row, the psychologically scarred ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy returns to stop him. Nine years ago, Hardy was the one responsible for Carroll’s capture after he murdered 14 female students on the Virginia campus where he taught literature. Working closely with the FBI team, including cult-specialist Debra Parker and sharp upstart Mike Weston, Hardy discovers that while the brilliant psychotic mastermind Carroll was in prison, he had covertly orchestrated an entire cult of killers to follow his every command. Challenged by an ever-growing web of murders, they soon realize there is no one they can trust since anyone anywhere can be a follower.

Special features include deleted scenes, audio commentary, two mini featurettes, “From a Dark Place: Maximum Episode Mode of Extended Pilot,” “The Thrill of Horror: The Creator Behind The Following,” “The Followers' Den,” “The Cult of Joe Carroll: Inside the Followers” and “The Following Production Chronicles.”

The Following: Season 2 premieres on FOX on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Purefoy returns to star opposite Bacon, with Connie Nielsen joining the cast.

Episodes:

  1. “Pilot” - Ryan Hardy managed to capture serial killer Joe Carroll nine years ago, although he was stabbed in the heart and forced to retire. Now Carroll has escaped and the FBI wants Ryan to consult with their agents. However, Ryan soon discovers that Carroll isn't alone: he's created an army of serial killers, all willing to obey his every command.
  2. “Chapter Two” - Ryan Hardy, Agent Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, who is brought in to lead the investigation into Joe Carroll and his followers, dive deeper into the history of Carroll's psyche. To do so, they enlist the help of Carroll's ex-wife, and Hardy's former love, Claire Matthews. Meanwhile, Emma, Jacob and Paul keep Claire's son Joey at a house in the country as they prepare for their next move.
  3. “The Poet’s Fire” - Carroll's newest uncovered cult member is Rick, who seeks revenge on the people he holds responsible for Carrol's downfall nine years ago. Meanwhile, Paul and Jacob work out their issues over Emma, and in the past Ryan bonds with Carroll.
  4. “Mad Love” - Maggie goes after Ryan's sister Jenny and the ex-agent receives help from an unexpected source. Meanwhile, Paul tells Emma Jacob's shocking secret, and in the past Ryan tells Claire about his family.
  5. “The Siege” - Joey gets a call out to his mother, alerting the FBI to his location. While Ryan and Mike try to pinpoint the farmhouse's location with the aid of the local police, Carroll uses his former defense attorney to send one of his followers to help Emma and the others... and a second one to abduct Claire.
  6. “The Fall” - The FBI arrives at the farmhouse but Emma threatens to kill Ryan and Megan if they try to launch an assault. Meanwhile, Charlie holds Claire prisoner in the warehouse basement and explains why he's her "follower."
  7. “Let Me Go” - Carroll's attorney arranges his transfer to another facility because of Ryan's brutal treatment of him. Meanwhile, Joey and Emma meet with a man, Bo, and wait for Carroll's acolytes to pick them up.
  8. “Welcome Home” - Carroll reunites with his followers, who set out to find down the FBI agent who can lead them to Claire. Meanwhile, a new agent is put in charge of the investigation and butts heads with Ryan and Debra.
  9. “Love Hurts” - One of Carroll's followers, Amanda, comes up with a new chapter for his story and launches a series of attacks on women named Claire Matthews in an attempt to lure Carroll's ex-wife out of protective custody. Meanwhile, Jacob seeks help for a badly wounded Paul.
  10. “Guilt” - Jacob arrives at the manor and Carroll orders him to resolve his differences with Emma, who left Jacob and his lover to die. Meanwhile, Roderick takes two men to bring in Claire, and Ryan is forced to flee with her and find refuge with an old friend.
  11. “Whips and Regret” - When Ryan tries to walk away from the Carroll investigation, Debra brings him back to try to track down the source of the recruitment video. The trail leads them to a BDSM club and a possible lead on Carroll's location. Meanwhile, Claire insists on seeing her son but her ex-husband has some conditions.
  12. “The Curse” - Ryan, Debra, and Mike seek out the arms dealer who provided Carroll's militia with their weapons. Meanwhile, Claire reads her ex-husband's manuscript, and then has a reunion with her former nanny.
  13. “Havenport” - Mike quickly identifies Roderick, forcing the sheriff to flee back to the manor. When he discovers that Carroll will gladly sacrifice him, Roderick abducts Joey and attempts to bargain with the FBI.
  14. “The End is Near” - After Joey's rescue, the FBI closes in on the house only to discover that Carroll has already fled the area... and planted his followers in Havenport to create a distraction. Meanwhile, Jacob questions whether he wants to die for Carroll, and Emma provides a solution.
  15. “The Final Chapter” - Carroll abducts Claire and prepares to use her as bait to lure Ryan to him so they can write the final chapter of his new novel. Meanwhile, Ryan and Mike race the clock to find Debra's location before she suffocates.

Cast:

  • Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy
  • James Purefoy as Dr. Joe Carroll
  • Natalie Zea as Dr. Claire Matthews
  • Annie Parisse as Debra Parker
  • Shawn Ashmore as Mike Weston
  • Valorie Curry as Emma Hill (aka "Denise Harris")
  • Nico Tortorella as Jacob Wells (aka "Will Wilson")
  • Adan Canto as Paul Torres (aka "Billy Thomas")
  • Kyle Catlett as Joey Matthews
  • John Lafayette as U.S. Marshal Scott Turner
  • Billy Brown as Agent Troy Riley
  • Mike Colter as Nick Donovan
  • Warren Kole as Roderick
  • Jennifer Ferrin as Molly
  • Renee Goldsberry as Olivia Warren
  • Tom Lipinski as Charlie Mead

Special Features:

  • From a Dark Place: Maximum Episode Mode of Extended Pilot
  • The Thrill of Horror: The Creator Behind The Following
  • The Followers' Den
  • The Cult of Joe Carroll: Inside the Followers
  • The Following Production Chronicles
  • Two Additional Mini Featurettes
  • Audio Commentary - finale episode
  • Deleted Scenes

Exclusives:

  • Target - The Following: The Complete First Season includes exclusive bonus content.

Best Prices:

DVD - $24.99 at Amazon.com, Target, $26.99 at Best Buy, $27.99 at Walmart.com

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $31.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, $32.99 at Target, $36.96 at Walmart.com

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