The Musketeers Series 2

BBC Worldwide’s April DVD, Blu-Ray releases include “Orphan Black”, “Da Vinci’s Demons”

BBC Worldwide has just released more details of its DVD and Blu-Ray releases, some of which may apeal to DownTheTubes readers, including The Musketeers Season Two, a show surely crying out for a comic book spin-off, and Orphan Black, which is already a comic from IDW – #2 is on sale this Wednesday.

 

The Musketeers Series 2

 

The Musketeers Series 2 DVD & Blu-ray
Release Date: 6th April
RRP: £25.52 / £30.63

Series 2 sees Marc Warren (Mad Dogs) join the cast as Comte De Rochefort, a dashing and persuasive aristocrat, with a talent for sword fighting and betrayal. As the series progresses, the true nature of Rochefort’s plotting is revealed and everyone around him is drawn into his sinister web. Ultimately only the Musketeers – D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos – and their loyal allies and friends stand between Rochefort and a desperate act that will change all their lives forever.

The Musketeers Series 1-2 box set will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray and priced £35.73 and £40.84 respectively.

 

Moone Boy - Series 3

 

Moone Boy Series 3 DVD
Release Date: 13th April
RRP: £20.42

It’s 1991 and Martin Moone (David Rawle) is a little older and a lot wiser. Well, slightly wiser. Okay, not much wiser at all. But that’s probably because the words of wisdom from his imaginary friend Sean Murphy (Chris O’Dowd) are as useless as ever. However that doesn’t stop Sean from leading Martin into all sorts of new scrapes and adventures. DVD extras include ‘Out Takes’ and ‘Deleted scenes’.  Moone Boy Series 1-3 DVD box set will also be released on 13th April and priced £30.63.

Orphan Black Series 2

 

Orphan Black Series 2 DVD & Blu-ray
Release Date: 20th April
RRP: £25.52 / £30.63

The multi-award-winning Orphan Black returns to BBC DVD. Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is Orphan Black – the result of a unique genetics experiment. A suicide in Series 1 leads Sarah to stumble across the truth of her identity, and others like her. Series 2 hits the ground running with Sarah now in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler).. Her scorched earth tactics have sparked a war with the pro-clone Rachel (also played by Tatiana Maslany), dividing and endangering all the clones, which leads to the emergence of new enemies and culminates in a shocking finale that’s not to be missed.  Orphan Black Series 1 & 2 box set will also be released on 20th April and is available on DVD for £35.7 and Blu-ray for £40.84. 

Da Vinci's Demons - Series 2

Da Vinci’s Demons Series 2 DVD & Blu-ray
Release Date: 27th April
RRP: £25.52 / £30.63

Set against the backdrop of Renaissance Florence, a city boiling with intrigue and danger, Da Vinci’s Demons is a fantastical, revisionist account of the early life of the genius and free thinker, Leonardo Da Vinci. As Series 2 begins, Florence has been thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy and Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome. When the dust settles, friends are buried and rivalries enflamed. While the Medicis are forced to go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother.

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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