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DVD Review: iZombie – The Complete First Season
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iZombie – The Complete First Season
DVD
Starring Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and David Anders
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: September 29, 2015

iZombie returns to The CW for season 2 in less than a week, so if you want to catch up on all things perky zombie medical assistant, you need to purchase iZombie – The Complete First Season. All 13 lively episodes are on 3 discs, and include deleted scenes, as well as the SDCC 2014 iZombie panel with creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, and stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and David Anders.

Check out what’s included in the DVD below.

Rose McIver stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a med student with a dreamy fiancé and a great life ahead of her … until she’s wakes up after a party dead on the beach. Yes, dead. But not really dead. Turns out, she’s was bit and is now a zombie. Her appearance is drastically altered, which forces her to abandon her old life – including, reluctantly, the fiancé – and gets a job at the city medical examiner’s office so she’ll have access to the food she needs to get by — brains. But, with brain consumption comes the uncontrollable side effect of also temporarily gaining the deceased’s memories and compulsions. While this is tough on Liv, it comes in handy when she helps the police solve crimes. It’s also quite entertaining for the rest of us, as the show combines humor with serious circumstances.

Deleted scenes are usually deleted for a good reason, tightening the story, getting rid of unnecessary exposition, and time constraints. However, they are still enjoyable. Some of the deleted scenes on this DVD include Liv explaining (lying) to in-the-dark Clive how her visions work, and more Health Inspector Major checking out Blaine’s brain shop.

At the Comic-Con panel, the creators discuss what was preserved and what was omitted from the comic book series that the television show is based on. Members of the cast take turns giving their takes on their own character, including Anders always being the bad guy. Robert Buckley is really funny. And Diane Ruggiero-Wright’s favorite zombie movie is Shaun of the Dead (mine too).

I reviewed all 13 episodes of the first season of the TV series as it was airing, and I loved every minute of it, so it’s a no-brainer (get it?) that I would recommend grabbing the Season 1 DVD if you haven’t check out this show yet.

iZombie season 2 returns Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 9pm ET on The CW.

DVD Features

13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1. Pilot
2. Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?
3. The Exterminator
4. Live and Let Clive
5. Flight of the Living Dead
6. Virtual Reality Bites
7. Maternity Liv
8. Dead Air
9. Patriot Brains
10. Mr. Berserk
11. Astroburger
12. Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat
13. Blaine’s World

DVD BONUS FEATURES
– Deleted Scenes
– iZombie: 2014 Comic-Con Panel

Press release:

From executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 90210, Party Down) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars, The Ex List), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment brings iZOMBIE: The Complete First Season to DVD on September 29, 2015. iZOMBIE, the new hit series that nearly 3 million people are tuning in to weekly on The CW, stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (Eastenders), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill) and David Anders (Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries). The 3-disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes from the first season, plus deleted scenes and Comic-Con panel. iZOMBIE: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $39.98 SRP.

iZOMBIE stars Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Now stuck between half-alive and undead, Liv transfers to the city morgue to reluctantly access the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity — human brains. But there are side effects to Liv’s new diet. With each brain she consumes, she experiences flashes of the corpse’s memories — including, at times, clues as to how they were killed. Her boss, a brilliant but eccentric conspiracy theorist, encourages her to embrace this gift and to work with an unproven homicide detective to help solve these murders … and quiet the voices in her head.

iZOMBIE is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. The series was developed for television by Thomas & Ruggiero-Wright, who executive produce along with Danielle Stokdyk (Veronica Mars) and Dan Etheridge (Veronica Mars). iZOMBIE is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

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iZombie Season 1 DVD Art

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