New Release: Caprica 1.5 DVD

scene from TV show CapricaScience-fiction TV show Caprica, a spin-off of the popular Battlestar Galactica, returned to DVD on Dec. 21, 2010, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The series, which aired on SyFy, is a pre-quel of Battlestar Galactica, set 50 years before the events of that hit show.

In Caprica, Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction) plays an ambitious scientist who’s trying to make a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, terrorists are threatening peace on the planet Caprica, and Stoltz’s daughter is killed in a bombing, but instead of dieing, she lives on in a virtual world.

Caprica 1.5 DVD boxEsai Morales (TV’s Jericho) plays Joseph Adama, whose daughter also died and now lives virtually. Adama will later lead battles against the robotic Cylons in Battlestar Galactica.

The three-disc Caprica 1.5 DVD includes the entire first season of the TV drama with Dolby 5.1 surround sound

Caprica has been on DVD before. The mini-series that was the TV show’s pilot was released in 2009 and the first episodes of season one were released earlier this year. The show also is available on video-on-demand.

 

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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.