Thursday, August 06, 2009

BSG: The Plan Box Art

UGO provides the box art for the DVD and Blu-ray release of Battlestar Galactica: The Plan:


From Universal Studios Home Entertainment:

Experience the Fight for Humanity's Survival
Through the Eyes of the Cylons for the First Time Ever In

Battlestar Galactica:
The Plan

Premieres Exclusively on Blu-ray Hi-Def,
DVD and Digital Download October 27, 2009

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 17 - Television's most thrilling science fiction adventure makes a stunning turnabout when Battlestar Galactica: The Plan debuts on Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD on October 27, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. For the first time ever, fans can experience the uncut and uncensored story of humanity's futuristic fight for survival through the eyes of their deadly adversaries, the Cylons. This never-before-seen perspective of the Cylon plan reunites the series' original television cast, including Emmy Award winner Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver), Dean Stockwell (JAG), Tricia Helfer (Burn Notice), Grace Park (The Cleaner) and Callum Keith Rennie (Californication). Ronald D. Moore and David Eick return as executive producers.

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan's executive producer and writer Jane Espenson added, "Edward James Olmos was our director on the movie, and he did an amazing job. He also shot some great footage that we are not able to show on TV, so I'm thrilled that viewers can experience it uncut as our director envisioned it."

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan includes the uncensored 90-minute feature and revealing bonus features that take viewers onto the set of the most unexpected twist ever in the intergalactic saga's history. Interactive features available exclusively on Blu-ray Hi-Def include the new Battlestar Galactica Trivia Game, as well as Universal's acclaimed U-CONTROL and BD-LIVE experience. With Blu-ray Hi-Def, viewers can enjoy Battlestar Galactica: The Plan's stunning visuals with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available.

During four spellbinding seasons on the SCI FI Channel (now Syfy), Battlestar Galactica's vivid reimagining of the classic television series earned a legion of devoted fans, as well as unfettered critical acclaim, and Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in 2007 and 2008 and a Peabody Award in 2008. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is priced at $39.98 SRP on Blu-ray Hi-Def and $26.98 SRP on DVD.

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan on Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD takes viewers deeper into the acclaimed space drama with exclusive bonus features, including:

* EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray Hi-Def:
o BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to download more exclusive content, the latest trailers and more!
+ MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.

o FROM ADMIRAL TO DIRECTOR: EDWARD JAMES OLMOS AND THE PLAN - A day-in-the-life with director and actor Edward James Olmos, as he tackles the most ambitious Battlestar Galactica production to date.
o THE CYLONS OF THE PLAN - Features interviews with the actors who play the film's key Cylons, including Dean Stockwell, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Trucco, Rick Worthy and Michael Bennett.
o THE CYLON ATTACK - This featurette takes viewers behind the scenes for the planning and execution of one of Battlestar Galactica: The Plan's major action sequences.
o BEHIND THE PLAN - An in-depth look at some stunning visual effects and the role post-production plays in bringing the world of Battlestar Galactica to life.

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan: The Cylons began as humanity's robot servants. They rebelled, and evolved, and now they look like us. Their plan is simple: destroy the race that enslaved them. But when their devastating attack leaves human survivors, the Cylons have to improvise. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan tells the story of two powerful Cylon leaders, working separately, and their determination to finish the task.

An inspired, visually stunning reimagining of the 1978 series of the same name, Battlestar Galactica captured the imaginations of a new generation of fans with its gritty realism, compelling storylines and commanding performances. The show garnered numerous awards, including two Emmys and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and was recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding television programs of the year for two years running. In March 2009, Battlestar Galactica's impassioned explorations of today's hot-button issues, including politics, terrorism, treatment of prisoners and religion, even inspired the United Nations to host a special panel to discuss the questions it has raised. The series is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.

Blu-ray Hi-Def
Street Date: October 27, 2009
Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Price: $39.98
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Street Date: October 27, 2009
Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Price: $26.98
Running Time: 90 Minutes


Christopher said...

Is Lucy Lawless definitely not in this thing? How the hell are they going to explain that?

Anonymous said...

Day 1 purchase, and yet...

Still no FACE OF THE ENEMY. Boo.

Anonymous said...

This is reason number 1 that you don't hire actors who are popular like Lawless. She was fun, but they could easily have found a woman who was just as attractive and a better actress. Didn't Mr. Eick mess up by casting the black guy from Alias, too?

Anyway, I really fracking hope the extended version that Olmos said was 2 hours and 6 minutes is on there. Otherwise, I'm not buying it.

ProgGrrl said...

The Face of the Enemy webisodes are permanently posted on and, so you can always see them on there...

CJ Mollo said...

I can't wait for this to come out. I was just left craving so much more BSG after season 4.5. I knew it couldn't be the end yet!

YeNguyen said...

Whaz huh? Box art that isn't embarassing? Hurray!

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Rabid Moose said...

Agreed with the box art thing. Razor was awful.

Anonymous said...

Riddle me this:

Universal/Sci Fi/Sy Fy wait almost a year between seasons. Release the "The Plan" and "Caprica" as DVD sales long after the show finale and far too long before broadcast. Release the DVD sets after Christmas. Release "Razor" solo then repackage it with Season 4. So you know, you wind up with 2 copies.

Why didn't they build on the heat of the finale by releasing Caprica on TV sooner rather then DVD? Why wait months after the finale to release The Plan, much less on DVD, when television broadcast would help build a bigger base for Caprica?

I understand the want for awards but they're losing the audience with money grubbing and long broadcast waits. That's something I am not a fan of.

I am OK with people wanting to buy the product whether it's broadcast or not. I find it insulting to fans (a relatively small audience and money base) to dangle the product months ahead of time only to broadcast later (when there is far less buzz) Direct to DVD movies is one thing. This is indirect to TV and a giant waste of fan money and broadcast potential.

I find it all backward and really, really bad marketing. Isn't this insulting to the fans as well? It drives me from the franchise(s), not toward it.