October 12, 2012

Sinbad: The Complete First Season

Street Date: September 3, 2013
DVD Suggested Retail Price: $29.98 ($37.48 in Canada)
Blu-Ray Suggested Retail Price: $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length:  approx. 540 minutes + bonus features / 3-disc DVD set/ 2-disc Blu-ray set

New York, NY – BBC Home Entertainment is setting sail with Sinbad: The Complete First Season, coming to Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. on September 3, 2012. This action-packed adventure series will transport you to a world full of heroes, villains, monsters, and mysticism. With incredible special effects from the team that brought you HugoSinbad: The Complete First Season is the modern spin to an ancient legend.

The series stars newcomer Elliot Knight as Sinbad, Naveen Andrews (Lost) as Sinbad’s nemesis, Lord Akbari, Orla Brady (FringeMistresses) as Akbari’s mage Taryn and features appearances by Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, The Secret Life of Bees), Timothy Spall (the Harry Potter films, The King’s Speech) and Dougray Scott (Hitman, Mission Impossible: II).

The 12-parter follows Sinbad’s sea-bound journey after he is forced to flee from his home town of Basra following his involvement in the accidental death of Lord Akbari’s son –a death that in turn leads to the murder of Sinbad’s own brother. Sinbad stows away on board a departing ship called the Providence with his grandmother’s curse literally hanging around his neck, a curse that prevents him from staying on dry land for more than 24 hours at a time. After the Providence survives a violent and magical storm, Sinbad and the remaining crewmembers embark on a series of adventures – not knowing that Akbari is still bent on revenge. On board the Providence, Sinbad is joined by an intriguing band of travelers including Norwegian sailor Gunnar (Elliot Cowan), the jewel-thief Rina (Marama Corlett), aristocrat Nala (Estella Daniels), the Cook (Junix Inocian) and the cerebral doctor Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas).