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The Handmaid's Tale - Amazon is Now Showing a 'Season 1' Version is Planned for Blu-ray Disc, Too!

No availability date yet, but Amazon is taking advance orders for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Posted by David Lambert
The Handmaid's Tale had already won 8 Emmy Awards, including "Outstanding Drama Series," "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" (Elisabeth Moss/"Offred"), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Ann Dowd/"Aunt Lydia"), "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" (Alexis Bledel/"Ofglen"), and "Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series" and "Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series" (Reed Morano and Bruce Miller, respectively, both for the episode "Offred").

Now this past weekend the Hulu original program, based on Margaret Atwood's classic novel, also took home a pair of Golden Globe awards for "Best Television Series - Drama" and "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama" (Elisabeth Moss/"Offred"). Beyond the critical acclaim and the awards, though, is the viewer popularity of the series, which has scored 92% on the Metacritic website and 95% on the Rotten Tomatoes website. It's being talked about everywhere I go, and people can't get enough of it. They're despearately waiting - like I am! - for the new season to debut this coming April.

We alerted you early this past October that had begun accepting pre-orders, at $39.98 SRP, for The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1 on DVD. At the time we mentioned that "There is no Blu-ray Disc pre-order listing...but MGM titles are produced and distributed by Fox Home Entertainment, and Fox is moving away from TV-BD releases, so may have decided not to create a Blu version of it." Of course, we're not sure where that distribution agreement between MGM and Fox will stand once the purchase of Fox is completed by Disney. And we're not sure what the criteria is any more for including TV-BD versions of MGM (or Fox) television titles.

But for fans of this show who want to own The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1 on high-def Blu-ray Disc, we've got great news! While the studio still hasn't formally announced the title, in ANY version, has now also added a pre-order listing for the item on Blu-ray format! The big e-tailer shows a list price of $49.99 SRP on a 4-disc set. They also show an early look at packaging, seen below, but it's using different key artwork that the DVD package image seen in our October report (and which Amazon's DVD listing for the title still shows). Both images may not be finalized yet, though, and could be subject to change.

Our thanks to one of our readers, "Jeff," for pointing out this change/addition in the wake of the show's Golden Globe wins. We're excited to get this on high-def Blu-ray, and we're sure we aren't alone. Stay tuned for updates, as further developments occur!

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