Magic City - Blu-ray and DVD Plans for 'The Complete 1st Season' of the New Starz Series
No availability date yet, but Amazon is taking advance orders for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
Posted by David Lambert
Miami Beach, 1959. As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro's rebels. It's a turbulent time in Miami, but it's THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he's the star of his hotel. But everything comes at a price. To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond. Ike's wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids think he's an honorable man, but he can't break his pact with the devil.
His life is a façade. In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it's diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami's seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics. As Ike's world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.
During these past couple of weeks, the Starz channel featured their broadcast debut of the new show about the old days of Miami Beach, and the short (8 episode) first season will air through next month. But Amazon has already begun taking pre-orders for Magic City - The Complete 1st Season on both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc formats. These listings are prior to the official Anchor Bay/Starz announcement for these items, though, so instead of a street date Amazon only says "This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives." Pricing is available, however, currently showing $44.98 SRP for the standard DVD and $54.99 SRP for the Blu-ray (you can, of course, guarantee your copy right away at a discounted price, if you order it using either of the above links). There are no other details available so far at Amazon's entries, nor is cover art available yet (just some temporary promo artwork). Stay tuned, of course, and we'll update you further on this title, just as soon as we find out anything more! Our thanks to one of our readers, "Gary," for letting us know about these listings.