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Caprica (2009)

Eric Stoltz , Michelle Andrew  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Eric Stoltz, Michelle Andrew, Roger R. Cross, Magda Apanowicz, Genevieve Buechner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001RTCP1U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,355 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Caprica" on IMDb

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  • Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick
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  • Ghost Hunters Episode "Hometown Haunts"

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    An astonishing breakthrough is taking shape on the planet Caprica. The rapidly evolving spheres of human and mechanical engineering have collided, along with the fates of two families. Joined by tragedy in an explosive instant of terror, two rival clans led by powerful patriarchs, Joseph Adama (Esai Morales, Jericho) and Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz, The Butterfly Effect) duel in an era of questionable ethics, corporate machinations and unbridled personal ambition as the final war for humanity looms. The latest phenomenon from the executive producers of Battlestar Galactica (Ronald D. Moore and David Eick), set in a time over 50 years earlier, Caprica is entirely its own world - provocative, thrilling and startling relevant to our own.

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    126 of 134 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this if you buy Caprica Season 1.0 November 27, 2011
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    I loved watching Battlestar Galactica on DVD having missed it when it was on the air. I wanted to keep a good thing going and knew I wanted to buy all of the Caprica prequels to watch. So I ordered this pilot disk, Caprica Season 1.0 and Caprica Season 1.5. When I got them here, I found that this pilot episode is also included in the Season 1.0 disk set. I didn't want others to get suckered into the "frequently bought together" Amazon shtick and order more than they needed.
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    255 of 278 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The sci-fi greatness continues... April 22, 2009
    Format:DVD
    I was extremely skeptical when I heard about the proposed prequel to the greatest television science fiction saga of this generation. Attempting to cash in on the success of Battlestar Galactica so soon after the series ended seemed like a losing proposition doomed to mar an amazing franchise. Well, consider those fears alleviated. The first taste of "Caprica" is absolutely amazing. With no space battles and the themes of humanity's destruction and survival at the hands of their own creation already done to death, I feared for a lack of compelling material to further immerse me in the pre-genocide human society of the twelve worlds. All politics and no spaceships makes science fiction a dull genre. But what BSG did for the space opera, "Caprica" is set to do for cyberpunk. If BSG was Star Trek and Babylon 5, "Caprica" is Ghost in the Shell and The Matrix. I am beyond impressed.

    The story unfolds as a terrorist attack by a youth seeking to draw attention to his monotheistic cause (most worship the old Greek gods). The result tears two families apart and in half a century's time will lead to the destruction of human society. But before that there is one hell of a story to be told.
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    31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Thoughtful April 26, 2009
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    When I first heard the Sci Fi Channel (or as it's soon to be called: Syfy) was going to make a prequel series to Battlestar Galactica I was somewhat hesitant. Not because I was one of those science fiction snobs who thinks the genre can only be about space battles, aliens, and a certain startship that shall remain nameless. No, I was hesitant because I knew the network's history of meddling. The disaster that was season three of BSG can be squarely placed on the shoulders of the network suits. The idea of bringing the history of the colonies to life has the potential to be interesting and thought provoking television. After viewing the finished product recently released on DVD I have to say they've succeeded in many ways.

    The story of Caprica takes place "58 years before the fall" of the colonies. At the heart of the story are two families: the Graystones, a wealthy family whose patriarch founded a technology company (a company that inadvertently leads to the downfall of all mankind); and the Adamas, a less-than-wealthy family from the world of Tauron. Joseph Adama, father of the future Admiral Adama (now only an eleven-year-old boy) is attempting to hide his family's ties to Tauron by changing their name to Adams. Both of these families are drawn together by tragedy when Graystone's daughter, Zoe, is killed in a terrorist attack by a monotheistic group along with Joseph Adama's wife and daughter.

    By accident, Graystone discovers that his daughter created a fully functional avatar in a virtual world where she and her friends, along with the youth of Caprica, go to escape their mundane world. Using his daughter's work and a piece of stolen technology, Graystone downloads Zoe into a robotic form his company is working on for the Defense Ministry.
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    75 of 90 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars "It's a Cybernetic Lifeform Node - a Cylon." April 20, 2009
    By TK-1308
    Format:DVD
    With Battlestar Galactica now over, the team that brought us one of the best sci-fi shows of the last decade now step back into the series' own history with Caprica. Set 58 years before the fall of the colonies, this show has a very different feel and design from it's predecessor.
    The story centres around two familles, the Greystones and the Adams, both of which are devastated when a suicide bombing on a maglev train kills Daniel Greystone's daughter and Joseph Adams' wife and daughter.
    As the authorities investigate the bombing, evidence seems to indicate that Daniel's daughter Zoe may have been involved with a religious extremist group called 'Soldiers Of The One' who believe that there is only one god and not many.
    While Joseph tries to help his son William through the trauma, he is asked by some of his Tauron colleagues to 'help' them with a legal issue. Being a man of moral standing, Joseph has trouble with what they want and tries to find a way out of the situation.
    Daniel also has problems with both his wife, Amanda, and that his company's latest project, the U-78 (that's the old style Centurions!) is being threatened by an off-world corporation. As Daniel attempts to complete the project, a friend of Zoe's unwittingly shows him the way to solve his problem and a way to get his daughter back.
    Zoe's ability to manipulate digital information and environments leads Daniel into a virtual reality world of night-clubs, sex, excess, human sacrifices and digital avatars.
    Both Daniel and Joseph struggle to come to terms with their loss but in the wake of the tragedy they both begin to find something out about themselves.
    For those fans wanting a show like BSG, this is not it.
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    1.0 out of 5 stars I love this series
    I love this series, but I got the whole thing and not one of the DVD's worked properly. I tried them on 3 different devices. This one was the worst. Read more
    Published 20 days ago by CH
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    got for my collection
    Published 1 month ago by clyde
    5.0 out of 5 stars Caprica DVD
    Good Movie, added to complete Series
    Published 1 month ago by Bartley Rejrat
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good show
    Published 1 month ago by Paul McCollum
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love the starting of it all
    Based on how much I loved the BattleStar Galatica series, to see how it all started, made this series a fantastic set
    Published 2 months ago by Robert Boudreau
    4.0 out of 5 stars Really different
    I am a Battle Star Galactica LOVER, and was sad it ended. Bought this in hopes of learning more about Adama's past. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Bookworm
    1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst, dumbest, most annoying....
    This is one of the worst, dumbest, most annoying, totally miscast, totally disturbing wardrobe, plotless, meandering, self-immolating, scab-picking, unappealing series ever... Read more
    Published 8 months ago by Handsome-Jeff Friedberg, an Author and Media-Critic, THE PARANORMALIST (R)
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff
    Good sci fi and great actors combine to produce a very good and likable story. If you have not watched this yet order this now.
    Published 8 months ago by G. Shoemaker
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Thought Provoking Sci-Fi--- SPOILER FREE REVIEW
    I had no idea what Caprica would be about so I went in with an open mind and no expectations and I was pleasantly surprised and hooked. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by amnightus
    1.0 out of 5 stars not that great
    Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, Caprica just doesn't get the job done. it is plodding and strange.
    Published 12 months ago by Burns
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    Can we please ban some of the reviewers from reviewing anything else in...
    I agree. Quite frankly, such reviews which don't pertain to the actual product are petty minded. If someone is looking for a review on Caprica, then clearly that's what they want to see rated and discussed - not nonsense about packaging or greedy studios.
    Apr 23, 2009 by Colin Taber |  See all 13 posts
    Caprica on Blu-Ray?
    I've heard that Caprica will be included on the entire series boxed set, and since the boxed set is being released in both blu ray & standard, I assume the blu ray set must have a blu ray Caprica...?
    Apr 29, 2009 by Arg! |  See all 29 posts
    Before they even try: WARNING we WILL NOT buy this as 1/2 Season packs
    What they said.
    Aug 16, 2010 by L. Barber |  See all 10 posts
    Watching Caprica makes me annoyed I didn't watch BSG
    Actually I found that Caprica would have been a much better show if it wasn't tied to BSG. It might have even avoided cancellation. The two shows seem completely different, with the only unifying element being the cylons and the Adama line (still can't believe they felt the need to do that). ... Read More
    Mar 14, 2013 by James N. Smith |  See all 7 posts
    Caprica DVD and Pilot episodes.
    Yes, the DVD just titled "Caprica" is the pilot found on Caprica 1.0 (part 1 and 2). No need to buy both. Actually, I'm going to hold out until it comes out on Blu Ray.
    Dec 1, 2010 by CatDog |  See all 5 posts
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