Disc News: SyFy’s Defiance Busts Out In October
by Joe Corey on September 2, 2013

What would life be like in the St. Louis of the future? Well there’s no more chances for the Blues to win the Stanley Cup. The Arc is crumbling. What passes for humanity gathers in the wreckage to rebuild and fight off invaders. That is the vision predicted by the SyFy series Defiance. The series restores a bit of luster to a channel clogged up with Sharknado and Ghost Shark. The first season is due out on Blu-ray October 15 so you can absorb the action in 1080p on the big home screen. Here’s the press release from Universal:

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, CAPRICA AND FARSCAPE COMES

DEFIANCE: SEASON ONE

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 15, 2013 ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD EACH WITH DIGITAL INCLUDING ULTRAVIOLET™ WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“A SMART, WELL-CRAFTED TV SHOW” – MO RYAN, HUFFINGTON POST

Universal City, California, July 23, 2013 – Combining epic scope with the intrigue of a small-town drama comes Defiance: Season One, the critically acclaimed action-packed tale of courage and survival. “Defiance”: Season One will be available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD, each with Digital including Ultraviolet™ with collectible lenticular packaging for a limited time only on October 15, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Defiance: Season One is the first-ever convergence of television and a multi-platform video game, featuring an interconnected world between the two mediums as they evolve together into one overall story. It’s 2046 and over 30 years have passed since aliens arrived, changing life on Earth forever. In the frontier town of Defiance, a drifter-turned-lawkeeper, Nolan (Grant Bowler, True Blood) and Mayor Rosewater (Julie Benz, Dexter) attempt to lead the human and alien residents through the prejudices and politics that threaten the fragile peace they’ve fought for. Watch every riveting episode back to back and uninterrupted, with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes and exclusive featurettes that delve inside this incredible new world.

Also starring Stephanie Leonidas (MirrorMask), Tony Curran (Gladiator), Jaime Murray (Warehouse 13), Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves), and Mia Kirshner (The L Word), Defiance: Season One will introduce you to “a vibrant new world” (Meredith Woerner, iO9.com).

“Defiance”: Season One is executive produced by Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Hellcats), who also serves as showrunner, Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Rockne O’Bannon (Farscape). Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) directed the pilot; Michael Nankin (Battlestar Galactica) will serve as supervising producer/director on the series. Defiance: Season One is produced by Universal Cable Productions.

Blu-ray™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound. Digital including UltraViolet™ is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet™ lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs.

EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):

· DELETED SCENES

· GAG REEL

· DEFIANCE: A Transmedia Revolution – Bring the worlds of TV and gaming together

· MAKING DEFIANCE

· BEHIND THE SCENES WITH JESSE RATH – An inside look on the set of “Defiance”



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