Da Vinci's Demons: DVD & Blu-ray cover art and trailer

A trailer to promote the Da Vinci's Demons US DVD and Blu-ray release has been uploaded by Starz Media, along with the DVD and Blu-ray cover art. Both are released on 3rd September as a 3 disc set with bonus features.

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentaries with Writer/Creator/Executive Producer/Director David S. Goyer and Actors Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson, David Schofield and Tom Bateman
  • Mastering Da Vinci
  • Constructing Da Vinci
  • Dressing Da Vinci
  • Worldwide Fanfare
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Second Screen Promo

The trailer is only viewable in the US sadly, but for those outside the US who may be considering buying and are discouraged by the restrictions, it is mostly the same as this one.  

Da Vinci's Demons: David S. Goyer interview reveals season 2 tit-bits!

A brilliant new interview with David S. Goyer for Ain't It Cool News has revealed a few morsels for Da Vinci's Demons fans interested in the season 2 storyline. We meet Amerigo Vespucci!!

Beaks: The first season of DA VINCI'S DEMONS is wrapping up. How do you feel about how the first season progressed, and building off that for the second season?

Goyer: Pretty good. We're already shooting the third episode of the second season. Overall, I think the reviews were quite good; they're the best that Starz has had. We got relatively big numbers for Starz on the first episode, then we dipped quite a bit by episode three, but we've been recuperating. I don't think we'll be quite back to where we debuted, but we'll be higher than any of their new shows have been since SPARTUCUS by the end of the season. They're quite happy with it. It seems to be building its audience and building acceptance. There are certain metrics that you can gauge on social media, based on how many people are on Facebook or Twitter, but it's higher than shows like BOSS or MAGIC CITY, and it continues to build and build. We're hopeful.

Beaks: What about incorporating historical figures like Vlad the Impaler? Are you going to do more of that?

Da Vinci's Demons: labyrinthian, preposterous and yet somehow oddly compelling

An interesting review of the Canadian premiere of Da Vinci's Demons has been posted on the Winnipeg Free Press. 

By the end of the series premi®re, series creator David S. Goyer (co-writer of the Dark Knight trilogy) has created a narrative that is labyrinthian, preposterous and yet somehow oddly compelling. His whimsical re-imagining of da Vinci as an action hero (portrayed with likable panache by Riley) is patently silly but rather entertaining to watch, sort of a 15th-century version of James Bond who's probably as close as his pre-nuclear age could come to spawning a superhero. Simply put, it's good, dumb summer fun.

A perceptive article about the uneven balance of male / female onscreen nudity has been shared on this website, and mainly focuses on Game of Thrones and Da Vinci's Demons.

Da Vinci's Demons: fantastic season review from IGN

A wonderful review for the entire first season of Da Vinci's Demons has been posted by IGN, who describe it as imaginitive, creative and full of potential. Read it in full on IGN. 

Simply put, Da Vinci’s Demons is eight episodes jam-packed full of action, sex, violence and a whole lot of fun. Created by David S. Goyer, Da Vinci’s Demons is the type of show that sneaks up on you quickly. We’re introduced to a young and energetic Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) whose enthusiasm for the beauty of nature is only equal to his love of getting himself into trouble. He’s exciting and his energy is infectious...

...Riley’s performance improves as the series progresses. In our initial review, his performance was likened to that of David Tennant’s Doctor from Doctor Who. As the series moves forward, Riley expands the character and reveals a tortured artist who is being manipulated by various forces that wish to use his unique abilities for their own agendas.