While the release is still to be announced, you can rest assured that Netflix’s Orange is the New Black: Season 1 will be coming to DVD. If you don’t subscribe to Netflix, but you’re curious about what all the hype is about, this applies to you.
It also applies to you if you do subscribe to Netflix, but only the DVD-by-mail service, and not the streaming service (or obviously if you just want to own it).
While Netflix produces its original shows for its streaming service, the DVD/Blu-ray formats give these programs the chance to find a much wider audience. House of Cards was released to DVD/Blu-ray in June, though curiously, Lilyhammer, Netflix’s first original, appears to have only been released to DVD in the UK. Here in the U.S., you still have to subscribe to Netflix’s streaming service to watch it, though Netflix offers House of Cards discs for its DVD customers.
When House of Cards was released to DVD, it also became available to stream with Amazon. Episodes are available for purchase on an episode-by-episode basis ($1.99 a piece – even for HD). Presumably, OITNB will follow suit.
The House of Cards DVD/Blu-ray prices were listed as $55.99 and $65.99 respectively (though Amazon Prime members can get them for significantly cheaper). It seems likely that OITNB will follow a similar pricing model.
We’ve confirmed with Netflix that the show will indeed come to DVD. A Blu-ray release is unconfirmed, but highly likely. We’ve reached out for confirmation.
If your’e a fan of creator Jenjji Kohan’s work, you might also be interested to know that Weeds: The Complete Collection is coming to Blu-ray in November. That’s all eight seasons.
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