Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1: Looking at the Blu-Ray Release

Marvel's Luke Cage is now out on Blu-ray/DVD and collects the 13-episode series from showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. The series stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth, Simone Missick as Detective Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Hernan Alvarez/Shades, Erik LaRay Harvey as Willis Stryker/Diamondback, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard/Black Mariah.

Official Synopsis:

Framed for a crime he didn't commit, escaped convict Luke Cage is just trying to live under the radar. Mysteriously blessed – or cursed – with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, he hides his abilities and shuns getting involved. but when ruthless crime boss Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes turns his beloved city of Harlem into a bloodbath of chaos and carnage, Luke is forced to come out of the shadows and embrace his ultimate destiny in this riveting fusion of dark drama, hip-hop and classic super hero thrills.

The Blu ray comes with cover art by Joe Quesada and the episode is split over four discs. Unlike the previous releases of Marvel's Daredevil season 1 & 2 and Marvel's Jessica Jones, this disc does have one bonus feature. The feature is a round-table discussion by Colter, Missick, Rossi, and Woodard answering random questions from a hat about their experiences on set. Also mixed in are clips with Coker, writer Aida Croal, and head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb. It's a decent-sized clip and goes through everything from casting decisions, the work of Ali and their favorite musical guests.

Where I enjoyed the featurette quite a bit, it is a first step into what these releases should be to make them worth getting. When the Marvel movies were first hitting disc, they included a bunch of extras including interviews with comic creators, history of the character on the page, etc. If I can turn on Netflix at any time and watch the series, there should be something more on the disc then to make it worth purchasing. Definitely a step in the right direction.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.