Earlier this year, STARZ debuted "Magic City," which introduced viewers to the lush and sometimes dangerous world of Miami Beach in 1959. Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as Ike Evans, the owner of the prestigious Miramar Playa Hotel who struggles to maintain what he has built against mobster Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston) while attempting to deal with interference from the Federal government and the fallout of the Cuban revolution.
"Magic City" was created by writer and executive producer, Mitch Glazer; who was inspired by his stint as a hotel worker in Miami during the same time period. In anticipation of the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of "Magic City: The Complete First Season," Anchor Bay has sent us an exclusive video of the entire featurette: "Miami Beach: The Real Magic City."
In the following clip, Glazner is joined by Ron Chepesiuk ("Gangsters of Miami"), Merle Ginsberge (The Hollywood Reporter), style expert Phillip Bloch and historian Dr. Paul George as they expand upon life in Miami during the late '50s; which was every bit as wild and turbulent as it is portrayed on the show.
In addition to "The Real Magic City," several other featurettes will be on the DVD and Blu-ray, including "The Cars of Magic City," "The Style of Magic City," "Building an Empire" and "The Golden Age of Music." Both sets will also feature all eight episodes from the first season.
"Magic City: The Complete First Season" will hit DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 2.