It’s been frequently requested for the last decade, and now it finally seems to be happening – the first six seasons of 24 appear to be coming to Blu-Ray!
24 Spoilers reader Davide has tipped us off that Amazon Japan now has listings for the earlier seasons of 24 in Blu-Ray. The product listings state “With countless request from the fans, old seasons of the smash hit series 24 have come to Blu-Ray for the first time!”
Blu-Ray versions of the first and second seasons are scheduled to release alongside 24: Legacy‘s home video release on July 21st, with Seasons 3-6 and 24: Redemption set to follow three weeks later on August 11th. Additionally, the seventh and eighth seasons will be re-released with updated packaging and cover art – those will be available July 21st.
Now it’s important to note that these listings are only on Amazon’s Japanese site so far. It seems likely they’ll come to other regions too, but nothing has been announced just yet. Regardless, these contain the English language track, can be delivered to United States, and are “Region A” meaning they’re playable in North America.
The description specifies a “compact size case” and “new design jacket” (this is true for the Japanese market, but Fox seems to simply be re-using the Region 2 / European DVD cover arts for these new Blu-Ray releases).
Previously, the only way to watch 24 in high-definition was on digital services like iTunes and streaming. The first seven seasons of the show were added to Netflix in 2010 but moved exclusively to Amazon Prime streaming in 2014 where they have been since. Blu-Ray will undoubtedly provide the best picture quality.
If you want to remember how amazing 24 used to be, make sure to read Brad’s excellent monthly 24: Under the Microscope series. The second season review was just published today.