At the dawn of the PC era, 3 unlikely “cowboys,” Joe MacMillan, Gordon Clark and Cameron Howe, take personal and professional risks in the race to build a breakthrough computer. Tensions build within the group as they tread the line between visionary and fraud, genius and delusion, as their drive to do something that matters runs up against their ability to truly innovate. The series begins in the early 80s in Dallas, aka The Silicon Prairie, during the boom of the computer industry. IBM has released the first PC and is seemingly dominating the cutthroat field. MacMillan, Gordon and Cameron form an alliance at the smaller (fictional) tech company, Cardiff Giant, infiltrating it from within and using its people and resources to revolutionize the computer, shake up the competition and redeem their past personal failures. The show is not just about the ruthless rise of the computer business, or the obsessive striving for competitive advantage in the marketplace. Rather, it’s about people at war with themselves as they search for something bigger. During their search, they’ll struggle with the dark side of the human ego, the destructive power of ambition, and the often thin line separating genius from delusion.
Halt and Catch Fire features a talented cast including Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies,” Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Mackenzie Davis (Smashed), Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens).
HALT AND CATCH FIRE: Season One DVD Bonus Feature -- "Setting The Fire -- Technology." Lee Pace and the executive producers of HALT AND CATCH FIRE talk about the lengths they went through to get the era-specific technology right for the show.
HALT AND CATCH FIRE: Season One DVD Bonus Feature -- "Setting The Fire -- Easter Eggs"
Technical Consultant Carl Ledbetter discusses the "easter eggs" that can be found in the show that reference real life events.
Directors: Jonathan Lisco
Language: English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Run Time: 435 minutes
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Manufacturer: ANCHOR BAY
List Price: $12.99
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