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A few years ago, Marvel and Netflix made a deal where there would be several inter-connected Marvel Cinematic Universe TV shows produced for Netflix. The first 2 of these, Daredevil and Jessica Jones have had their first seasons released on Netflix at this point.

However, I haven't seen anything concrete about home video releases (blu-ray and/or DVD), and it's been well over 6 months since the release of Daredevil's first season. Has Marvel announced plans for releasing these series on blu-ray?

  • We discussed this in chat recently. Since Netflix has released some of the other original shows on disc (OITNB, House of Cards, Hemlock Grove), it's definitely a possibility. Likely just before the release of S2. – phantom42 Jan 18 '16 at 17:04
  • Still no bluray release and season 2 is tomorrow? – user63440 Mar 18 '16 at 1:59
  • I believe Netflix doesn't actually hold the rights to House of Cards, they just have exclusive streaming rights to the show, and worked in a term in their deal with Media Rights Capital that they couldn't have a physical distrubtor for a significant portion of time (Sony ended up getting physical distribution rights). Same concept applies to Orange is the New Black. Disney and Netflix are fairly cozy in business terms at the moment, so its possible Disney simply gave Netflix a blanket contract as sole distributor of their Netflix series, in which case they are likely to be physical media – Jimmy M. Mar 18 '16 at 20:48
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Netflix typically waits a period of 6-12 months, or more in some cases, to release the DVD/Blu-ray copies of their original series. This is because they want to supplement the demand as long as they can before it becomes reasonable to sell them on other vendors (Amazon) otherwise they would likely see a drop in traffic. You can see with other series such as Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards that it isn't unusual for a DVD/Blu-ray release, and so we can expect the same for Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

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Interestingly the first season of Daredevil is available to stream on Amazon. So maybe Netflix is going to plan on selling streaming to Amazon before releasing the items on disk.

It is also available to purchase on iTunes.

So I'm guessing that DVD/Blu-Ray will be the last version released since they can get people to buy it on iTunes first.

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Amazon offers Season 1 of Daredevil on Blu-Ray for pre-order. Release date is 11/8/16. This would lead one to believe they are coming out, but at a greater delay than other Netflix properties.

This appears to have been listed for sale today, 10/10/2016.

From the press release:

Marvel and Walt Disney Home Entertainment have announced the Blu-ray release of Daredevil: The Complete First Season, starring Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D'Onofrio and Rosario Dawson. The 13-episode first season of the action-packed comicbook drama streets on November 8th.

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