“EMPIRE” Season 1 Steals the Stage with Collectible Gold Record Edition; Lee Daniels’ Special Director’s Cut Arrives on Premium Blu-ray™ November 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Columbia Records

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“EMPIRE” Season 1
Steals the Stage with Collectible Gold Record Edition

Lee Daniels’ Special Director’s Cut Arrives on Premium Blu-ray™ November 3
from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Columbia Records

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 9, 2015) 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!

“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

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and VOD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, a 21st Century Fox Company.

About Columbia Records
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records,Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration,RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America

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