20th Century Fox, Columbia Records announce ‘Empire: Season One Gold Record Edition’

Set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power, Empire is about a family dynasty that follows the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.  And now, own the original story from the groundbreaking series on November 3rd as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, brings you the special Director’s Cut, from Lee Daniels plus a collectible soundtrack and featured character cards.

Full of drama and even more show-stopping moments, the Empire Director’s Cut Pilot Edition features collectible packaging, uncut music performances and more!  The No. 1 hit drama, shattered ratings records every week in its debut season; spawned the hit records “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful,” from legendary music hit maker Timbaland and made Cookie Lyon a household name!

Empire Season 1 features iconic music performances from an all-star cast which includes Terrence Howard (BET Award winner for Best Actor), Taraji P. Henson (Critics’ Choice Television Award winner for Best Actress in a Drama Series, BET Award winner for Best Actress, Emmy nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series), Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Malik Yoba and Kaitlin Doubleday.

The series included an impressive roster of guest star appearances from the likes of Gabourey Sidibe, Courtney Love, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, Cuba Gooding Jr., Estelle, Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell, Snoop Dog, Rita Ora and Patti LaBelle among others!

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Empire Season 1 Premium Blu-ray Special Features

  • Pilot Episode – Director’s Cut
  • Exclusive Soundtrack Including Never-Before-Released Songs
  • Collectible Packaging for the Ultimate Empire Fan!
  • Featurette: Empire: It’s in the Music
  • Featurette: The Empire of Style
  • Special Feature: Commentary* on the “Pilot”

(*commentary available on Broadcast version)

Exclusive Soundtrack Features
  • What Is Love (feat. V. Bozeman)*
  • Live in the Moment (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)
  • Good Enough (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
  • What the DJ Spins (feat. Terrence Howard)
  • Tell The Truth (feat. Jussie Smollett)
  • No Apologies (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • Keep It Movin’ (feat. Serayah and Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • Drip Drop (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray and Serayah)*
  • Keep Your Money (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
  • I Wanna Love You (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
  • Money For Nothing (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • You’re So Beautiful (Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • Conqueror (feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett)*
  • Power of the EMPIRE (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
  • Nothing To Lose (feat. Jussie Smollett & Terrence Howard)
  • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson and Juicy J)*
  • Nothing But A Number (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray & Naomi Campbell)
Uncut Music Performances:
  • No Apologies – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • I Wanna Love You –Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Come Away With Me – Video Medley – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson & Juicy J)
  • Keep it Movin – Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) and Serayah (Tiana)
  • Tell the Truth – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Nothing to Lose – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Power of The Empire Video Medley – Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon)
  • For My God – Jennifer Hudson (Michelle)
  • Good Enough – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • You’re So Beautiful – Estelle, Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon), Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon), Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah (Tiana)
  • You’re So Beautiful – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Drip Drop (DIRTY i-Tunes) – Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah (Tiana)
  • What is Love Video Medley – feat. Veronika Bozeman
Empire Season 1 Premium Blu-ray

Street Date: November 3, 2015
Pre-Book Date: September 30, 2015
Screen Format: 16:9 (1.78:1)
Audio: English DTS-HD-MA 5.1/English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (Special Features)/Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH, French (Canadian), Spanish
Total Run Time: 638 minutes
U.S. Rating: TV-14
Closed Captioned: Yes

Author: Buddy Iahn

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