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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Defiance": Season One

July 23, 2013

YellowBrix

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, CAPRICA AND FARSCAPE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 15, 2013 ON BLU-RAY(TM) AND DVD EACH WITH DIGITAL INCLUDING ULTRAVIOLET(TM) WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT "A SMART, WELL-CRAFTED TV SHOW" - MO RYAN, HUFFINGTON POST UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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(TM) and DVD, each with Digital including Ultraviolet(TM) 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(TM) 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(TM) is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet(TM) lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs.

EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY(TM) 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"

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - BLU-RAY(TM): Street Date: October 15, 2013 Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 61127281 (U.S.), 61127282 (CAN) Running time: 9 Hours 32 Minutes Layers: BD-50 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen Rating: N/A Languages/Subtitles: English SDH Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD: Street Date: October 15, 2013 Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 61124788 (U.S.), 61126099 (CAN) Running time: 9 Hours 32 Minutes Layers: Dual Layer Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Rating: N/A Languages/Subtitles: English SDH Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment

NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

CONTACT: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Cecilia Sandoval Phone: 818-777-7364 Email: Cecilia.Sandoval@nbcuni.com

SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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