“The River: Season 1” Coming to DVD May 22, 2012 Tom April 6, 2012 TV If you missed “The River” on ABC when it aired starting in February, you’re not going to have to wait very long to check it out on DVD. ABC just announced that the first season of Oren Peli’s paranormal river mystery show will hit store shelves on DVD on May 22nd. Personally I enjoyed the show, it’s only 8 episodes that seem to fly by and kept my interest the whole time. I would suggest checking it out on DVD if you did miss it on TV, or maybe wait for Netflix streaming, but I would check it out either way. THE RIVER: The Complete First Season From Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and the director of “Paranormal Activity” Oren Peli, a truly harrowing and hair-raising series comes to DVD. “The River: The Complete First Season” tells the tale of famed wildlife explorer and TV personality Dr. Emmet Cole who went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. Now, six months after he vanished, a brave crew of family, old friends and new acquaintances embark on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him in the deepest and darkest depths of South America. The DVD is filled with exclusive bonus features, including deleted scenes that draw audiences further into this heart-pounding adventure.