Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2014
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An erotically charged, profoundly unsettling new saga that completely reinvents literature's most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein, and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul, even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures, ©2014.
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (435 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Apr 17, 2019

Excellent mash-up of famous literary characters, mainly characters who appeared in Dracula, Frankenstein, and Picture of Dorian Gray, or connected to the books in some way. Probably my all time favourite tv show, as it takes my favorite characters, and does them well. Dalton, one of my all time favourite actors gives the best performance by far in the series. David Warner, although in it all to briefly, is great to see as Van Helsing.

Apr 03, 2018

So awesome and creepy, and I love the cast. Eva Green and Rory Kinnear are so fun to watch. It's a shame the show didn't last longer!

Nov 16, 2017

Excellent acting and writing. This dark tale of romance, action, mystery, and redemption was awesome from start to finish.

Sep 25, 2017

Dark, edgy, rich, mysterious, clever ... this is fun!
(*For Adults*)

Dec 08, 2016

Just finished watching this and was fascinated right away. Amazing acting by Eva Green as the medium Vanessa Ives.

Oct 22, 2016

The music on this show is incredible.....dark and beautiful and gorgeously emotional. There is so much craftsmanship in the series, that it was over budget. A love story in many dimensions.

Aug 05, 2016

Costume, make-up and set design are by far the best things going for this one. Episode 1 Season 1 was the best one and showed a ton of promise but fell completely apart thereafter. Poor writing, directing, and with notable exception of Green and Dalton, crap casting and acting. It was "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" taking itself way too seriously.

May 29, 2016

At first I was hesitant to watch this series even though I like movies like these with werewolves, Dorian Gray, etc. I have to say I now regret not watching it before. It's a great series. Acting is dead on, no pun intended.

cals_readers May 17, 2016

This is a series that will appeal to genre wonks who don't take themselves too seriously. Practically every stereotype from horror literature is represented in one gigantic orgy of interweaving gothic romance story-lines. The casting and performances, however, are outstanding (especially Eva Green and Timothy Dalton) and the production is adequately creepy. If you're able to sit back and watch television exploit and skewer your favorite classic horror stories without getting indignant you may find some enjoyment is Penny Dreadful. What I'm trying to say is Penny Dreadful is like a Smith's song, you could take it seriously but it's more fun if you're in on the joke.

Dec 31, 2015

Beautiful actors in or out of pretty period attires, especially draped over Eva Green (recommend to watch her first film "The Dreamers, 2003") My 2 star rating must be in the minority as season three finale is due to broadcast in 2016. Unfortunately the vampire horror genre is not my cup of tea. A super write up at:

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