BSG: Blood & Chrome will come home

Posted by CB Droege

Universal Studios Home Entertainment to release unrated cut of the Battlestar Galactica prequel serial.

Blood & Chrome is the prequel the fans have been waiting for. With high production values, great writing, and top performances from a new cast of young genre stars, the web series isn't disappointing those who have been waiting years for the long-anticipated story.

The series that we're currently getting over on Machinima, and which we'll get in full as a feature presentation on Syfy next spring, isn't the whole story. For television ratings purposes, some scenes have been cut or altered from the original intent. The only way to get the version of the show with these scenes included will be in the Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Unrated Edition Blu-ray combo pack.

The pack includes a blu-ray and DVD of the unrated cut of the story - presented in film form, the way Syfy will show it - as well as a key for download of the film on iOS, Android, or Windows.

The Blu-ray will also contain a collection of deleted scenes (thirteen of them) and a special featurette which goes into the production of Blood & Chrome, with special attention to the numerous digital effects, and how they were accomplished on a cable TV budget.

The long-promised BSG prequel continues the adventures of the young Will Adama that we were introduced to in Razor Flashback (not the one from Caprica). Where Razor was a dense, dark, low-budget web series, Blood & Chrome looks like it has production values which exceed the original series, really outlining the idea that the humans' technology was more sophisticated before the Cylon attack at the beginning of the series.

The synopsis is thus:

This highly anticipated chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, gifted fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, The Borgias), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset.

And we have a special trailer for the Unrated Edition:

Blood & Chrome - the regular edition - premiered on Machinima November 9, 2012, where it will continue into next year. It will then be shown in its entirety on Syfy as an 'original feature film' in the spring. The Unrated Edition Blu-ray combo pack will hit shelves on February 19, 2013.