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Golden Globe® Nominee Michael C. Hall Returns
 For A Second Season Of Showtime's Killer Emmy
® Nominated Series On DVD August 19
From CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - July 18, 2008 - Revisit one of television's most critically acclaimed series in its darkly intoxicating sophomore season, when DEXTER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON arrives as a four disc DVD set August 19 from Showtime, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Anchored by an intelligent, quirky and eerily subversive performance by Emmy®* and Golden Globe®** nominee Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, DEXTER tells the story of a man who leads a thrilling and horrific double life as both an incredibly likable forensics expert for the Miami Police Department and an emotionless vigilante serial killer living by his own strict moral code - he only kills murderers who can't otherwise be brought to justice. DEXTER is based on the compelling novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter and features a stellar ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Carpenter ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose"), Julie Benz ("Angel"), Erik King ("Ice Princess"), Lauren Vélez ("Numb3rs") and David Zayas ("Law & Order"). 

The second season of DEXTER was bookended by a premiere that marked the first time that a SHOWTIME season premiere scored more than one million viewers, and a finale that averaged 1.4 million viewers, the largest ever for an original SHOWTIME broadcast.

Packaged on four DVDs featuring all 12 episodes, using EBridge Technology, fans can access a Michael C. Hall Podcast, an interview with Michael C. Hall, and can stream the first two Episodes of THE TUDORS SEASON 2 and the first two Season One episodes of the Golden Globe nominated Showtime series CALIFORNICATION starring Golden Globe winner David Duchovny.  In addition, the DVD also features the first two episodes of the Peabody Award-winning Showtime drama BROTHERHOOD SEASON 2.  DEXTER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 US and $45.99 CAN.  

DEXTER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON is a four-disc set presented in wide screen with Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and Spanish Mono.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated 14A (Gory Scenes/ Brutal Violence) in Canada.  The total running time is 10 Hrs., 36 Min.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • It's Alive!
  • Waiting To Exhale
  • An Inconvenient Life

Disc Two:               

  • See-Through
  • The Dark Defender
  • Dex, Lies, And Videotape
  • That Night, A Forest Grew

Disc Three:                            

  • Morning Comes
  • Resistance Is Futile
  • There's Something About Harry
  • Left Turn Ahead

Disc Four:                              

  • The British Invasion
  • Special Features: Two Second Season episodes of Showtime series "Brotherhood."

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD business for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD label.   

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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Street Date: August 19, 2008

Pricing: $42.99 US/ $45.99 CAN

Runtime: 10 Hrs., 36 Min.

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: 14A (Gory Scenes/ Brutal Violence)



Leslie Ryan