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Caprica will debut on DVD on April 21st

by on Feb.05, 2009, under Video/DVD

I’m not sure when it is expected to air on the SCI FI Channel, but the pilot for the new Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica will debut on DVD April 21st in an extended, 93-minute form. The full series isn’t due to go into production until July, with the series debut in 2010. Read More for a press release.



THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FEATURE-LENGTH PREQUEL TO
THE SERIES PHENOMENON, ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’
PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

CAPRICA

APRIL 21, 2009

FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS OF
SCI FI CHANNEL’S ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’
RONALD D. MOORE AND DAVID EICK AND
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, Calif. (February 5, 2009)
Caprica, the highly anticipated prequel to “Battlestar Galactica,” will
enjoy its world premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21, 2009 from Universal
Studios Home Entertainment. In a groundbreaking move sure to delight fans of
the long-running television phenomenon, the feature-length prequel will be
available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the
series’ broadcast premiere on the

SCI FI Channel in 2010. Caprica is executive
produced by Ronald D. Moore and
David Eick (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Remi
Aubuchon (“24”). Exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the
scenes of the creation of Caprica make this
DVD a landmark event for any fan of “Battlestar Galactica.” The film will
also be available at selected online destinations for digital download
transactions.

As “Battlestar Galactica” wraps its gripping final season on SCI FI on March
20, 2009, Caprica begins a brand new epic saga
that continues the franchise’s commitment to thought-provoking storytelling
and extraordinary characters. Set over 50 years before the events of
“Battlestar Galactica,” Caprica is a world at
the peak of its power, grappling with new science and technologies and the
issues they create. The series will star Golden Globe nominee Eric Stoltz
(Mask, Pulp Fiction), Esai Morales (“Jericho,” “NYPD Blue”), Paula Malcomson
(“Deadwood” “ER”) and Golden GlobeR nominee Polly Walker (“Cane,” “Rome”) in
a story laced with passion, intrigue and family conflict.

“We are thrilled to take the groundbreaking step of offering the
world-premiere of the Caprica feature-length
extended pilot episode on DVD prior to the new series’ television debut,”
said Hilary Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Brand and Digital Marketing for
Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “This innovative distribution model
will serve to satisfy ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fans’ appetites for a new
content while building excitement for the franchise’s next great adventure.”

“Ever since fans first caught wind of the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ prequel Caprica, they have been eagerly following its
development,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original
Programming for SCI FI & Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable
Productions. “We wanted to give them a chance to see the pilot in its
original form and experience the prequel to the BSG story while that series’
finale was still ringing in their ears. It also affords the creative team an
unprecedented chance to get viewers feedback before production on the
Caprica series begins this summer.”

“If ‘Battlestar Galactica’ offered us a way to shatter the conventions of
space opera, Caprica will be a show which will
challenge the conventions of science fiction storytelling as a whole,” said
Ronald D. Moore, Executive Producer/Writer.

“Part sweeping soap, part meditation on the dangerous moral ramifications
of artificial intelligence, this is a truly unique opportunity to continue
telling stories which will be as daring and shocking as the best of
‘Galactica’ — and yet will be altogether different from ‘Galactica,'” said
David Eick, Executive Producer.

Universal Cable Productions will begin production on the “Caprica” series in
the summer of 2009 in Vancouver for a 2010 television premiere on the SciFi
Channel. The DVD of Caprica is priced at
$26.98 S.R.P. Preorder close is March 3, 2009.

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive
    Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive
    Producer David Eick

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Video Blogs
  • What the Frak is Caprica?
  • The Director’s Process
  • The V Club
  • The Birth of a Cylon

SYNOPSIS

Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica,
Caprica follows two rival families and their patriarchs – Daniel Graystone
(Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) – as they compete and thrive
in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our
own. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and
robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two
houses go toe-to-toe blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual
politics.


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