Monday, April 28, 2014

MASTERS OF SEX: SEASON ONE Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital June 24

For Immediate Release



"Masters of Sex is nuanced, intelligently acted, and swellegantly directed…I highly recommend it.” 

--Time Magazine, James Poniewozik


Starring Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan as Masters & Johnson




Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital June 24


Bonus Features Include Commentary with the Cast & Crew,

Deleted Scenes & Five All-New Making-of Featurettes



CULVER CITY, Calif. (April 28, 2014) – Witness the start of the sexual revolution when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the first season of the hit Showtime drama, MASTERS OF SEX, available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital June 24.  The smart, stylish and seductive series, which premiered September 2013 to glowing reviews, chronicles the work and after-hours lives of the science of human sexuality’s pioneers, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Michael Sheen (Midnight in Paris) portrays the brilliant and renowned fertility specialist (Golden Globe® nominated for his role) and Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls) is the former nightclub entertainer who becomes his invaluable partner.  Based on the book by Thomas Maier, the first season also features a top-notch ensemble cast. Costarring in the series isCaitlin FitzGerald (It’s Complicated), Teddy Sears (TV’s “American Horror Story”) and Nicholas D'Agosto (Final Destination 5). Guest stars in the series include Beau Bridges (The Descendants), Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County) and Allison Janney (TV’s “Mom”).


All 12 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets for MASTERS OF SEX: SEASON ONE, along with compelling special features, including deleted scenes and five never-before-seen featurettes.  The all-new featurettes explore the real Masters and Johnson, their contributions to the science of human sexual behavior, and the actors’ process in developing their characters, as well as the creative team’s efforts in making the show.




Masters of Sex stars Golden Globe® and BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen and acclaimed actress Lizzy Caplan, who portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson and the effect their research had on the family and colleagues around them. Their study ignited a sexual revolution and took them from a Midwestern teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Masters of Sex also stars Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears and Nicholas D’Agosto, and guest stars two-time Golden Globe® winner Beau Bridges.


DVD Special Features:

·         Commentary on the Pilot episode with Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, Michelle Ashford & Sarah Timberman

·         Three All-New Featurettes:

o    Making Masters of Sex – A behind-the-scenes exploration on the creation of the series – from inception through production. 

o   A Masterful Portrayal: Michael Sheen as Dr. Masters – Celebrated actor Michael Sheen discusses why he found Masters such a great character to portray, what he learned during his research into the role, and what the greatest challenges were in portraying Dr. Masters.

o   Ahead of Her Time: Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson -- Lizzy speaks in depth about her research for the role and the secret to playing opposite a ‘master’ like Michael Sheen.

·         Deleted Scenes


Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:

·         All Bonus Content Included on the DVD, Plus Two Additional, Exclusive Featurettres:

o   The Real Masters: A Conversation with Thomas Maier –Masters of Sex is based upon the biography of Masters and Johnson by acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier.  In this featurette, Maier shares some of the most amazing discoveries he made about the lives of Masters and Johnson while researching them for his book.  Maier also talks about the extraordinary influence that Masters and Johnson have had on American culture in general.

o   Surprising Facts About Sex: The Masters’ Great Discoveries—In Masters of Sex, Masters and Johnson embark upon years of deep scientific research into human sexual behavior.  This featurette reviews some of the most surprising and shocking discoveries they made about sex.