Blu-ray, DVD Release: Masters of Sex Season 1

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: June 24, 2014
Price: DVD $55.99, Blu-ray $65.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Masters of Sex: Season 1Showtime TV show Masters of Sex looks at the beginning of the sexual revolution.

Michael Sheen (Beautiful Boy) stars as real-life Dr. William Masters, a 1950s gynocologist who started a study of human sexuality along with secretary and former nightclub singer Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan, Frankie Go Boom). Their research impacted their private lives, their family and colleagues and ignited a sexual revolution that took them from a St. Louis teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine.

Caitlin FitzGerald (Damsels in Distress) and Nicholas D’Agosto (Dirty Girl) also star in the series, which guest stars Beau Bridges (The Descendants).

Masters of Sex garnered much critical acclaim, earning 90% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The show was nominated for two Golden Globe awards in its debut season, for Best Television Series — Drama and Michael Sheen’s performance for Best Actor.

Masters of Sex Season 1 Blu-ray boxAs well as the 12 episodes, the Masters of Sex: Season One DVD and Blu-ray carry these special features:

  • commentary on the pilot episode with Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald and others
  • deleted scenes
  • three featurettes:
  • “Making Masters of Sex” look at the series from inception to production
  • “A Masterful Portrayal: Michael Sheen as Dr. Masters,” with Michael Sheen discussing his character and what he learned through his research
  • “Ahead of Her Time: Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson,” with Lizzy Caplan talking about her research and the secret to acting opposite Michael Sheen.

The Blu-ray contains two more exclusive featurettes:

  • “The Real Masters: A Conversation With Thomas Maier,” the author of the book on which the show is based. Maier talks about the discoveries he made about Maier and Johnson in his research and the influence they had on American culture
  • “Surprising Facts About Sex: The Masters’ Great Discoveries,” about the scientific research of Masters and Johnson.
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.