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The Returned (Music Box Films Home Entertainment)

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The dead rise again.
The lives of the residents of an idyllic French alpine village are forever changed when a seemingly random collection of people who have been dead for several years inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into their former lives in The Returned, a gripping and stylish supernatural drama series from France. Directed by Fabrice Gobert and Frédéric Mermound, the eight-part French series is based on the 2004 feature film Les Revenants by Robin Campillo.
Following the critically acclaimed and buzzed about premiere on the Sundance Channel, Music Box Films Home Entertainment will make the complete series available on 3-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray sets on February 11. Bonuses include a collector’s booklet, an interview with Fabrice Gobert and a critical essay by film critic Scott Tobias.
In a small French mountain town, a group of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As “The Returned” struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead, as their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.
An unprecedented smash hit when its eight hour-long installments premiered on French television last year,The Returned quickly went on to grand success in the English market. The show made its UK television premiere in June, 2013, becoming the highest rated subtitled drama on any UK channel in nearly a decade.
Creepy, compelling and startlingly original, The Returned is about to arrive. Dead or alive, you’d better be ready. It’s going to be a homecoming unlike any other you’ve ever experienced.

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