Thursday 9th August 2012
StudioCanal are pleased to bring you the UK premiere of Oliver Hirschbiegel's acclaimed miniseries Borgia, coming to DVD and Blu-ray on 20th August 2012, produced by the award winning creator of Oz, Tom Fontana and the writing team behind The Wire.
The last decade of the 15th century, the Renaissance, an enlightened era of immense scientific advancements, where intellectual and artistic endeavours changed the world and Europe became the centre of global commerce. It was the time of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli.
But amidst the deadly shadows of an archaic and crumbling Rome, extreme violence, depravity and corruption still have a stranglehold on the eternal city. Within this murderous abyss of treachery and death stands the infamous Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia (John Dorman - The Wire). A ruthless man whose relentless lust for power is about to lead the church and the world into one of the most controversial and darkest chapters in known history.
Borgia (Faith and Fear) is a lavish, licentious tale charting the early Spanish origins of the legendary family and their brutal rise to Power within the corrupt Vatican and eventual domination of all Renaissance Italy. Taking in all the infamous, complex characters within the family that have made the Borgia name notorious for half a century, the series features an acclaimed cast including John Doman (The Wire) as Rodrigo Borgia. Its second series has already been commissioned to start production at the end of this year.
Special Features on Blu-ray Only
- Behind the scenes: Secrets of Borgia
- Borgia Diaries (Cast interviews)
- None or TBC
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.