Starting today, the DVD and Blu-ray UK release for Torchwood: Miracle Day goes on sale. The DVD features all ten episodes from the series as well as some extras, delivered in a nicely packaged four-disc set.
Reviews of the DVD set are somewhat mixed, citing weak (but decent) extras and the slow pacing of the series.
Where Miracle Day really comes unstuck is in its pacing. There are some wonderful jaw-hits-the-floor moments and truly visceral images, but it lacks the steady dripfeed of revelations that can make episodic TV so compelling. Those sins would be easy to forgive if they were building towards the mother of all finales, but the “is that it?” denouement makes the hours invested feel like a waste. Time for another evolution.
No word yet on the US release, but those from Down Under can pick it up 1 December. For those equipped with a Blu-ray player, you can purchase the region free version.