New this week is the first season of The Knick. Steven Soderbergh brings a medical drama set in 1900 at a hospital in New York called the “Knickery.” I’ve been spending the last five days binging the series and have really come to enjoy the series thoroughly. The series boasts a star-studded cast and is impressive, emotional and mentally draining TV.
Modern medicine had to start somewhere. In the hit HBO drama series The Knick, from executive producer Steven Soderbergh (who directed all 10 episodes), brilliant surgeon John Thackery (Clive Owen in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) pushes the boundaries of medicine, morality and race relations in 1900 at a downtown NYC hospital known as The Knick. Now, fans will have the chance to take home all 10 episodes of the debut season when The Knick: Complete First Season comes to Blu-ray with Digital HD ($50.00) and DVD ($35.94) on August 11, 2015. For even earlier access to The Knick, the season will also be released to Digital HD on August 3.
In The Knick, while Dr. Thackery searches to solve a plethora of medical mysteries and develops an unhealthy addiction to cocaine, which was legal at the time, the fate of The Knickerbocker Hospital hangs in the balance. Thanks to the influence of rich patrons like Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance) Thackery is paired against his will with a young black doctor, Algernon Edwards (André Holland), whose intelligence and at-all-costs methods rivals Thackery’s, and who is hired over Thackery’s protégé, Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson). Other supporters of Thackery at the hospital include Dr. “Bertie” Chickering Jr. (Michael Angarano), a young surgeon secretly in love with nurse Lucy Elkins (Eve Hewson), who is drawn to Thackery; Sister Harriet (Cara Seymour), who runs the foundling hospital and maternity ward; Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb), the Knick’s crooked superintendent, awash in debt and willing to risk The Knick’s future to pay it off; and Tom Cleary (Chris Sullivan), the ambulance driver who will stoop to the lowest depths to bring the right kind of patients to The Knick.
The Knick: The Complete First Season
Blu-ray with Digital HD, DVD, & Digital HD
Street Date: August 11, 2015
Order Date: Jul 7, 2015
Runtime: Approx. 600 minutes (excluding bonus features)
Price: $50.00 Blu-ray with Digital HD (4 discs)
Price: $35.94 DVD (4 discs)