Primetime DVD Review: “The Alienist: Angel of Darkness”

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“The Alienist: Angel of Darkness” Review by Suzanne 5/10/21

If you loved the first season of “The Alienist,” then you’ll probably love this sequel as well. The first season was about finding a serial killer who killed young boy prostitutes. This season is about finding a killer of kidnapped babies.

Daniel Brüh (Laszlo), Dakota Fanning (Sara) and Luke Evans (John) reprise their roles as the investigators into these grisly deaths. Women’s advocate Sara is running her own detective agency. Handsome reporter Luke uses his newspaper work to highlight important issues and brilliant-but-odd Laszlo is still an alienist (psychiatrist). A young woman is put to death in the first episode – the first woman to die from the new electric chair. Her child vanished, so she was accused of murdering it (even though there was no body). Laszlo is the only one who believes that she’s innocent.

When another child is taken, and the first woman’s baby turns up dead, the trio must race against time to try to find out who the kidnapper/murderer is before more babies are killed.

Sarah has great chemistry with both men, so there is a lot of sexual tension going on. The great thing about this show is that they use the crimes and the period to showcase issues that are still important today, such as the death penalty, women’s rights and class divisions. They also do a great job of showing what life was like back then. The details are really good.

I hope that TNT brings it back for a third season. Enjoy this DVD, which has some great features. You don’t need to watch the first season to enjoy this season season, but I do urge you to watch it first and get to know what these characters have gone through beforehand.

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“Sometimes all you want is a really compelling murder mystery with high production value and compelling characters, and in that way The Alienist: Angel of Darkness delivers.” – Collider
“This is a complex crime story with enough twists and turns to keep even the most experienced genre addict on their toes.”– Film International
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When the Blu-ray™ & DVD Become Available!
BURBANK, CA (February 2, 2021) Follow the trail – find the killer! Get ready to test your investigation skills with TNT’s award-winning psychological thriller as Warner Bros Home Entertainment brings more plot twists and shocking turns with the release of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness on Blu-ray and DVD on May 18, 2021. Uncover the secrets and go on an edge-of-your-seat journey with all 8 episodes from the second season, plus enjoy the captivating extra features including a season 1 recap, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a set tour, and series overview! The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray, which includes a Digital Copy (US Only). The Alienist: Angel of Darknessis also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends–high-living crime reporter John Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime–have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case. But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara’s aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war.
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (Midway), Dakota Fanning (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood), Douglas Smith (“Big Little Lies”), Matthew Shear (Mistress America), Robert Ray Wisdom (“The Wire”), Ted Levine (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Melanie Field (Heathers) and Rosy McEwen. The series is produced by Paramount Television Studios, with Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin, showrunner Stuart Carolan, director David Caffrey, writer Alyson Feltes, Pavlina Hatoupis, Ben Rosenblatt, Eric Roth, and Cary Joji Fukunaga serving as executive producers.
  • Inside the Alienist: Building the World
  • Walking the Set 2.0 with Luke Evans
  • Kreizler Season 1 Recap
  • Dressing a Modern Woman
  • Series Overview
  1. Ex Ore Infantium
  2. Something Wicked
  3. Labyrinth
  4. Gilded Cage
  5. Belly of the Beast
  6. Memento Mori
  7. Last Exit to Brooklyn
  8. Better Angels
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is also available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included in the U.S. with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.
DVD/BD Release Date: May 18, 2021
Total Runtime: Approx. 391 minutes
Enhanced Content Runtime: 14 minutes
3 DVD-9 / 2 BD-50
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH
Rated: TV-MA
DVD Price: $24.98 SRP
Blu-ray Price: $29.98 SRP
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
About TNT
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television’s most popular original series including “Snowpiercer,” “The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws.” TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries ”ShaqLife.” TNT also presents popular shows such as “Bones” and “Castle,” in addition to primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with “AEW Dynamite,” premiering as the night’s #1 wrestling show. Website:

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The Alienist: Angel of Darkness