Da Vinci’s Demons had a great, gorgeous first season and I can’t wait to see what it looks like in Blu-ray. If you missed out because you’re not a Starz subscriber, your chance will come when Anchor Bay releases Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 3.
As an appetizer, they have released a couple of the deleted scenes and bonus features that will be included in the set. Feast your eyes, then get all the details on the set in the press release that follows.
And here are two featurettes that highlight two of the most striking features of the show – the costumes and the music.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GENIUS CANNOT BE CONTAINED
“DA VINCI’S DEMONS – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON”
ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD SEPTEMBER 3rd
FROM ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
Three-Disc Set Contains All 8 Episodes and Bonus Features!
Beverly Hills, CA – In a world where thought and faith are rigidly controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the adventurous Starz Original series “DA VINCI’S DEMONS – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON” on a three-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD set September 3rd. From David S. Goyer, co-writer on The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel, comes a journey into the mind of the greatest Renaissance man of them all. The collection contains bonus features including featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage and audio commentaries from the cast and creators. SRP is $54.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $44.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 7th.
“DA VINCI’S DEMONS – THE COMPLETE FIRT SEASON” is a portrait of a young man tortured by the gift of superhuman genius. Da Vinci is a man in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. A conflict between truth and lies; religion and reason; past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time – luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most.
Leonardo must take up the fight against those who use history, religion and politics to suppress the truth. A hero armed only with genius, da Vinci stands alone against the darkness within and the darkness without.
Facing an uncertain future, his quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing as he explores the fringes of his own sanity. He throws himself into his genius and emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and into the light of understanding.
• Audio Commentaries with Writer/Creator/Executive Producer/Director David S. Goyer
and Actors Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson, David Schofield and Tom Bateman
• Mastering Da Vinci
• Constructing Da Vinci
• Dressing Da Vinci
• Worldwide Fanfare
• Deleted Scenes
• Second Screen Promo
“DA VINCI’S DEMONS – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON” features Tom Riley (“Monroe”) in the role of Leonardo da Vinci, Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie) as Lucrezia Donati, Blake Ritson (“The Crimson Petal and the White”) as Lord Girolamo Riario, Elliot Cowan (“Sinbad”) as Lorenzo Medici, Gregg Chillin (“Being Human”) as Zoroaster and Lara Pulver (“Sherlock”) as Clarice Orsini.
Here is the series that The Hollywood Reporter calls “Unapologetic entertainment” and “Endlessly fascinating.” Compelling, whimsical and gorgeous looking, “DA VINCI’S DEMONS – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON” is television elevated to a high art worthy of a master.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming, including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of March 31, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.7 million subscribers, including 21.6 million at STARZ, and 35.1 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.
In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. Leonardo Da Vinci is tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He finds himself in a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing, but Da Vinci's genius prevails and he emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light. His story becomes a mirror into our own world, calling us all to join his fight to Free the Future.