The Question - Where is the Daredevil Blu-Ray/DVD?
When I watch something I really like, I want to own it at some point down the line, preferably not two years after I've seen it. The latest thing I've been hoping and praying for an announcement on is Netflix's first season of Daredevil, and to a slightly lesser degree, Jessica Jones. Where the hell are they?
I know that it will see the light of day at some point, but the wait is killing me. KILLING ME! I've got the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe on blu-ray right now, except for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter (which I plan on getting), and there is this gaping 1.5-year-old hole in that collection. I thought that maybe they were just trying to rack up binge-watches once season 2 released for a maximum amount of views, but now that Season 2 has come and gone and it has been months there's still not a peep about its physical release.
There is a glimmer of hope though. The UK are finally getting season 1 over there this Fall, so expect a bunch of online pics and videos of Brits holding their beautiful steel books of Daredevil, pointing there fingers and singing: na-na-na-na-na, you can't have this! in unison. By the way, here's a drool-worthy picture of said steel book that should trigger a knee-jerk reaction among collectors to try and reach out and grab it, thus breaking screens nation-wide.
I'm not worried about eventually getting Season 1 at this point, I'm guessing it's actually pretty close. What I am a little disgruntled about though is the fact that I may have to wait this long for every Netflix MCU release. I'd like to know that I don't have to wait two whole years to add a certain show to my collection, because who knows, maybe I don't always want to pay for Netflix. The sad thing though is that I think Netflix knows you'll pay, and pay....and pay.
Having a show that's just available on Netflix takes away that sense of ownership that I love about having a physical copy. I can look at it when I want, admire the artwork, watch special features and once I'm done, put it back on the shelf with its brothers and sisters. Yes, they're my family, don't judge me. I hope that it's just the case for this first season of Daredevil and the others conform to the more standard year-long journey from the television to the shelf. But for now, it's uncertain. Here's hoping that Netflix hears that there's a strong demand for physical releases and put out some awesome-looking physical editions of the show. For now though, we wait.