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Bates Motel released in February

The hit show is coming to DVD and Blu-ray next month.

Bates Motel

The first season the critically-acclaimed Bates Motel will be winging its way to Blu-ray and DVD on 3rd February.

The hit series comes from the producers of Lost and Friday Night Lights and reimagines the younger years of horror icon Norman Bates. The show has already been renewed for a second season which is expected to air later this year.

Bates Motel is a contemporary prequel to the Hitchcock classic Psycho and features Freddie Highmore as Norman with Vera Farmiga playing his controlling mother Norma. The first season also stars Mike Vogel (Under The Dome), Max Thierot (House at the End of the Street) and Ian Hart (Harry Potter).

The synopsis for the first season is:

After finding his father dead, seemingly the victim of a freak accident, 17-year-old Norman Bates (Highmore) and his mother, Norma (Farmiga), move to the sleepy town of White Pine Bay to start over. Norma buys a motel, and they get ready to start their new life.

Norman attends the local high school where, despite his awkward and introverted demeanour, he immediately catches the attention of pretty and popular Bradley (Peltz) and Emma (Cooke) who is quirky and adventurous despite suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. Norma too makes a friend in the handsome, young Deputy Sherrif Zack Shelby (Vogel).

However, their presence in this small town is not as welcome as they first believed and Norma is forced to take drastic measures to protect herself and Norman, the son she loves and cares so much about. When Norman’s estranged half-brother Dylan (Thierot) joins them at the motel, secrets are revealed about the family’s violent past and, as Norman struggles to cope with his deep-rooted psychological issues, Bates Motel reveals some secrets of its own.

The Universal Pictures (UK) release features deleted scenes and a Paley Center discussion featurette alongside all 10 episodes from the first season. Check out the box art for the release below:

Bates Motel

Credit: Universal Pictures (UK)

Bates Motel

Credit: Universal Pictures (UK)


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