Caprica two-hour premiere to drop on DVD in April

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Caprica, the highly anticipated prequel to Battlestar Galactica, will premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, SCI FI Channel announced.

The feature-length prequel will be available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the series' broadcast premiere on the SCI FI Channel in 2010.

Caprica is executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) and Remi Aubuchon (24). The DVD will carry a suggested retail price of $26.98.

Universal Cable Productions will begin production on the Caprica series in the summer in Vancouver for a 2010 television premiere.

The DVD will also include bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the creation of Caprica.

The film will also be available at selected online destinations for digital download transactions.

Here's how SCI FI describes the series: Caprica begins a new epic saga that continues the franchise's commitment to thought-provoking storytelling and extraordinary characters. Set more than 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica, Caprica is a world at the peak of its power, grappling with new science and technologies and the issues they create.

The series will star Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker.