Title: Season 1 DVD Set
Description: You must own it!
Crewman Specialist Cally - June 5, 2005 12:56 AM (GMT)
Just got my season CD and I love it. while listen to it I could see the action happen. Bear McCreary is great. And as a bonus I an Autograph from McCreary that I was not expecting.
Crewman Specialist Cally
Becca Ripper - June 5, 2005 02:05 AM (GMT)
I got mine today also, along with the mini-series one. I also got a Bear McCreary signed autograph. I've listed to it all afternoon and I'm throughly enjoying it.
Starbuckrocks - June 7, 2005 08:53 AM (GMT)
Great stuff Crewman Cally i hope to have it soon thats if i can find a site that will import it .
Celestra - June 12, 2005 08:05 AM (GMT)
I got mine on Tuesday which was really fast considering I'm in Australia. It's just as fantastic as the mini-series. I think I've listened to it about 6 or 7 times now... just awesome :happy:
All pre-orders came with Bear's autograph, I don't know if you buy one now whether the autograph will be included or not.
-:|:- Celestra -:|:-
shaunomac - June 17, 2005 10:59 PM (GMT)
Here in Vegas I still have not been able to find the Season 1 CD anywhere. Is there anyone else on the west coast of the US that has seen the CD??
Blade Runner - June 18, 2005 12:06 AM (GMT)
its not supposed to be out until 21st, which just so happens to be the longest day and it might just be that for some wanting the CD :hihi:
BlackJack - June 19, 2005 02:55 AM (GMT)
Amazon says it will be here sometime between 24th and 27th.
UPDATE: Amazon says the CD is on its way.
Blade Runner - June 24, 2005 05:55 PM (GMT)
I'm gonna sit down a listen to it as soon as i get some wine ;Stuk
BlackJack - June 25, 2005 04:59 PM (GMT)
Got it today, it kicks ass.
mrushGDI - June 25, 2005 07:46 PM (GMT)
Got it yesterday after work!! :wub:
Crewman Specialist Cally - June 25, 2005 09:49 PM (GMT)
I have order my BSG season DVDs at Bestbuy. :happy: Tvshowsondvd.com is say that other stores will not have until 9/20.
Crewman Specialist Cally
Roadrunner - June 26, 2005 04:46 AM (GMT)
I pre-ordered mine and recieved it a couple of weeks ago, but the limited number of autographed CD's available at the website were already sold out. That was okay though, because I was able to get Bear to sign it today at the BSG convention in Burbank where he appeared for a panel session alongside Stu Phillips. He's a very sharp guy and it sounds like he is continuing to have a lot fun composing for the series.
BTW - he was asked today about the one-time different US opening theme that aired only with the episode 10 broadcast (think it was ep 10), and he confirmed that it was in fact a blooper. It was an editing mistake that somehow slipped by and made it into the final print that was distributed for broadcast by SciFi. However, it will be corrected for the DVD release. -_-
Ares - September 21, 2005 02:07 AM (GMT)
I got it two months ago, but still listen to it everyday...Wander my Friends and A Good Lighter never get old.
mayo - October 1, 2005 01:28 PM (GMT)
My kids and I want it. But everywhere I go, they've heard of it (apparently lots of people are looking for it), but no one is carrying it. And I hate ordering stuff of the net. Oh well. I'll just have to suffer a little longer.
Mordraken - October 3, 2005 06:07 PM (GMT)
Well, finally got a chance to pop the DVD in my player, and so far it's OK. What I mean by OK is what I expected, and nothing more. Acutally, a little less.
I have only watched the first DVD (the mini-series). First, I put the DVD in, and had to do something else, so shut down my DVD player. When I started it up again, I pressed the "play" button which immidatly started the Mini-Series (as opposed to going to the menu). When the show has started, there is no way to go back to the menu (e.g. scene selection or sound set-up). My DVD remote did have the ability select scenes through another button (basically shows time & scene), but beyond that, there's no way to go back.
The graphics on the opening scene were fairly low res - not like you would expect from a final version (note - I don't buy DVDs of TV shows ever, so this may be normal). Again, I would have expected a little more polish there.
For the mini series itself, the quality was generally fine. There were two scenes that had significanlty lower quality (I believe one of these was an added scene where Roslyn is on Cloud 9 (looks like it anyway) and chats with a child - I don't remember it from the original mini). Both the sound & final effects were a bit "off" there.
Other than that, the quality was fine. Like I said - it was the minimum one would expect - it shows the movie with good video & sound quality, and very little else. I'll have a look at the first season DVD sometime this week, but expect it will be much the same.
On a postitive note, my wife watched it with me and really enjoyed it. She said she didn't like the one episode she watched with me (mid-season 1) because of all the "people with pointy ears" but perhaps got it confused with LOTR (or just wasn't paying attention at all). Even though she knew that Sharon was a cylon, she was blown away by that little ending they had in the mini (which I think was weak, but effective).
So far I'd give the DVDs a 7/10 - good but not spectacular.
(and for point of reference, I'd give the 12 DVD Lord of the Rings a 10/10... best set I own)
Starbuckrocks - October 3, 2005 06:18 PM (GMT)
thanks for the review i was thinking of getting the boxset cos i love the extras but the UK version does not have them .
Mordraken - October 3, 2005 06:21 PM (GMT)
Yeah - from what I've seen, it looks like they put the extras on one disk, and shows on the others.
For example, I would have expected that some deleted scenes and extra stuff pertaining to the mini-series would be on the same DVD as the mini, but they were not (I assume they're on the bonus features DVD....). And like I said, it seemed that they included some of the bonus items right inside the feature.
This could have been because of the length of the mini- perhaps 3+ hours of high quality video & sound filled up the DVD.
Curator - October 3, 2005 08:44 PM (GMT)
If you listen to the commentary on the mini I think they mention the scene on the agro ship (not the Cloud Nine I think, which survived) as one they weren't happy with, something to do with the set or location made it hard to shoot (maybe all the foliage diffused and lowered the light-level too much or something).
I always thought the scene where the girl is in the ship when it gets nuked was inspired by the LBJ "Daisy" commercial.
Karl - October 6, 2005 03:37 PM (GMT)
Yeah. The US season 1 is the way to go. But every set has it's flaws. This set doesn't contain the "mini-series lowdown"(about 45 minutes) and neither does it have mini-series deleted scenes(about 20 minutes).
I don't know why they did this. It has the mini-series audio commentary though. I ordered both the US season 1 and the US mini-series 2 weeks ago. I just need all the bonus features. Kinda payd twice for mini-series.
Mordraken - October 11, 2005 06:55 PM (GMT)
OK, finally made it into the regular season episodes. There is indeed a menu, but it doesn't seem to support my more advanced remote. My remote has 2 menu buttons -one is the "top" menu, and another is the "sub-Menu". Only the sub-menu button works, but you can get to the top menu from there.
Graphic quality of the "splash" screens (don't know what they're called - the ones where you chose which eppisode and so on) is below average, but still decent. Eppisode selection & scene selection is fine.
The quality of the eppisodes themselves (the meat of the DVDs) is very good - both from a visual & sound perspective. There are a few harsh cuts (commercial breaks) that are very obvious, but other than that, thumbs up from me.
While this set is good for the serious fan-boys, it's also good for those that haven't seen the series yet. My wife & I are watching it (I missed a few eppisodes, she hasn't seen any) and it's great to be able to watch it when WE are ready, instead of worrying about recording it or watching it when it's on.
ViperTech - October 11, 2005 08:10 PM (GMT)
I recently bought the BSG S1 DVD set for my b-day (yay! best present I bought myself), but really aside from the obvious Mordraken mentioned, I would like to say that my only complaint is that I would have liked to see more featurettes (than the ones that are on the Skiffy) and a seperate menu for deleted scenes, so I can pick them individually, instead of watching them all at once. Still great for die-hards fans, and it really is more about the show anyway...
mjm800 - October 11, 2005 08:29 PM (GMT)
I have never been into features I just watch the episodes and seldom if ever watch the other stuff.
Starbuckrocks - October 11, 2005 09:28 PM (GMT)
yes i have to agree the features from the s1 boxset could have differed from the what was on the sciffy site.
Karl - October 14, 2005 03:09 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Starbuckrocks @ Tue 11 October 2005 22:28)|
| yes i have to agree the features from the s1 boxset could have differed from the what was on the sciffy site. |
Yeah. They really didn't do anything special for the DVD. They used the stuff they had already done. Still, I think the extras are great. Still I'm a bit mad that I had to get the mini-series disc aswell.