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post #1 of 1612
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http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bat...e-Series/11368

I hope the price is not too high or they release individual seasons because I already own Season 1 on HD-DVD. Regardless, this is great news!

Edit: Looks to be official:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bat...e-Series/11699
post #2 of 1612
Let's hope it's not too expensive.
post #3 of 1612
I'd start saving up now...

larry
post #4 of 1612
It'll have to be $200 to $300 won't it? I want it for sure but the cost can't be too insane.
post #5 of 1612
awesome news. day one purchase for me. this will be expensive though as they sell half-seasons on dvd for $50. i'm guessing at least a $399 msrp.

i really hope this will be an archival release something like the matrix ultimate collection or blade runner - mini series, all four seasons, all webisodes, both movies, the caprica pilot and i want top-notch transfers for everything.

it would also be really cool to have an option to watch mythology based episodes only and skip the stand-alone episodes. as good as some of those are, i would enjoy a marathon weekend of just the core story.
post #6 of 1612
While complete sets are nice, part of me almost wishes they'd break it down. First, it's no doubt going to be horrendously expensive. Second, it's going to be more difficult to ship without damaging the cases or discs. Finally, Warner had trouble keeping some of the 5-disc sets of Blade Runner and Harry Potter straight, imagine the potential for errors with a 20-disc set, both in terms of authoring as well as pressing and packaging.
post #7 of 1612
This is great news, but that is going to have to be one expensive set! I can't see myself paying over $200 at once for this set.
post #8 of 1612
Crap! I'm gonna have to pick this up.
post #9 of 1612
Frak yea!
post #10 of 1612
~$200 and I'll buy it. $300 will take some serious thought... or a miracle.
post #11 of 1612
I'll definitely be interested in this, but I'm going to hold back and see reviews of the quality first for sure. I have S1-3 on DVD, and if it's not much of an upgrade I won't double dip if there's too many issues. That said, I have always been underwhelmed with the quality on DVD, so we'll have to see. I loooove this series!
post #12 of 1612
Well, this might be the answer I've been looking for. I've got S1 on DVD, but I never picked up the others because the whole split-season "2.0/2.5" thing just pissed me off, especially since each half-season cost the same as a full season. Getting it all in one set would be the answer.
post #13 of 1612
The episodes I've seen broadcast in high def honestly don't look that great, because of the intention over and undersaturation used, the blowout of highlights, intentional noise added etc. However the picture should benefit from the high bitrate and resolution available, which should help compress the picture with fewer visible artifacts. I'm still not expecting a Tier 0 or Tier 1 release with BG in blu-ray.
post #14 of 1612


I hope they release it like Warner did with the Matrix limited edition, only the disks being inside the Battlestar.
post #15 of 1612
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Originally Posted by sethk View Post

The episodes I've seen broadcast in high def honestly don't look that great, because of the intention over and undersaturation used, the blowout of highlights, intentional noise added etc. However the picture should benefit from the high bitrate and resolution available, which should help compress the picture with fewer visible artifacts. I'm still not expecting a Tier 0 or Tier 1 release with BG in blu-ray.


Oh yeah, I'm not holding my breath for Tier 0 or Tier 1, but I could be happy with Tier 2 on this, if the price is right. Given that up where I live in northern Canada, even the Wal-Mart still has S1 for $45 on DVD, and the stupid split-seasons for $40, I'm not holding my breath on the price point either.
post #16 of 1612
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I'm still not expecting a Tier 0 or Tier 1 release with BG in blu-ray.

Tier has nothing to do with clarity, but with replication of the original....

If it represents Film grain and artistic intent as it's supposed to, it can be tier 0 & 1. I don't know why we shouldn't demand a tier 0 transfer, especially with the show being recorded on digital cameras from what I've read.
post #17 of 1612
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

Tier has nothing to do with clarity, but with replication of the original....

If it represents Film grain and artistic intent as it's supposed to, it can be tier 0 & 1.


Depends on who's criteria you're looking at. I'm basing my thoughts on the stickied PQ thread here to clarify my thoughts above -- but def. not willing to get into a debate on PQ criteria!
post #18 of 1612
Depending on price I'd buy it. Right now I am only willing to spend ~$50 per full season for it. So if it is over that I'll just wait till it hits the bargain bin.
post #19 of 1612
Yeah, $200 is right about at the limit that I'd pay. I've already got the first three seasons + Razor on DVD at this point.
post #20 of 1612
I have to say, I love this series so much, I'd be willing to write Universal a blank cheque for these discs
post #21 of 1612
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Originally Posted by geekyglassesgirl View Post

Depends on who's criteria you're looking at. I'm basing my thoughts on the stickied PQ thread here to clarify my thoughts above -- but def. not willing to get into a debate on PQ criteria!

Well, Band of Brothers is tier 1 with it's washed out colors and very grainy image, so I don't know what you're getting at.

As far as I know the tier sticky was started in attempt to compare bluray transfers to how well they match up to their cinematic counterparts. Not if they are clear and sharp as looking through a window. But i digress, some is up to opinion obviously.

IF BSG is true to how it was recorded \\ shot, then there's no reason to call it a bad transfer on the tier system here.
post #22 of 1612
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

Tier has nothing to do with clarity, but with replication of the original....

If it represents Film grain and artistic intent as it's supposed to, it can be tier 0 & 1. I don't know why we shouldn't demand a tier 0 transfer, especially with the show being recorded on digital cameras from what I've read.


that's the part i was referring to, tyrant. there's 2 different threads, one is for straight PQ & the other is for film grain & artistic intent. I was just clarifying my earlier post that I was meaning the straight PQ thread's criteria. If you want to talk about it further, we can take the discussion to the PQ thread to not clutter this one up!
post #23 of 1612
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ight=galactica

Here are some comparisons of the HD DVD versus the HDTV and DVD releases of season 1. Now the HD DVD set had a couple of issues (lip sync in a couple of spots, and some weird interlacing artifacts), but overall was a significant step up from the DVD. The mini-series looked like it needed a new transfer though. Looking back at some of these pics, I wonder if the blu-ray will retain better grain structure as we saw with Bourne.
post #24 of 1612
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Originally Posted by thorr View Post

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bat...e-Series/11368

I hope the price is not too high or they release individual seasons because I already own Season 1 on HD-DVD. Regardless, this is great news!

nothing has been announced by Universal news reports comes from a blog
any idiot can have a blog as for price amazon has season 1 HDDVD for $71
so when the blu-ray set come out I'd bet $300
post #25 of 1612
I wonder if it will include both TV movies, Razor (2007) and The Plan (airing in June).
post #26 of 1612
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nothing has been announced by Universal news reports comes from a blog

Yes, but at least it was reported by multiple sources which gives it decent credibility.
post #27 of 1612
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Originally Posted by eric.exe View Post

I wonder if it will include both TV movies, Razor (2007) and The Plan (airing in June).

Cool, I hadn't hear about "The Plan". It's a bummer that the series is almost over. It would be cool if they could find a way to travel through time or something so they can get to a habitable Earth. They did say that everything keeps happening again and again, so there are possibilities.

I hope they also have a lot of extras with the set. It would be cool to see the behind the scenes stuff.
post #28 of 1612
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

Well, Band of Brothers is tier 1 with it's washed out colors and very grainy image, so I don't know what you're getting at.

Did we watch the same discs?
post #29 of 1612
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Originally Posted by thorr View Post

It's a bummer that the series is almost over. It would be cool if they could find a way to travel through time or something so they can get to a habitable Earth. They did say that everything keeps happening again and again, so there are possibilities.

I don't know. There were quite a few "filler" episodes the past 2 seasons. The whole Baltar religion thing was annoying... I liked it better when Six was in his head... now it feels like they are trying to come up with reasons to keep him relevant. Don't get me wrong, I still like the show, but extending it for another couple of seasons (especially at this point) would be hard to do, or it would be frustrating for the audience. Though... I have to admit: if S4 E 11 ( or S4.5 ep 1) was the "end" of the show, that would have been an incredible let down.

I wouldn't mind a spin off show though.
post #30 of 1612
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Originally Posted by stumlad View Post

I don't know. There were quite a few "filler" episodes the past 2 seasons. The whole Baltar religion thing was annoying... I liked it better when Six was in his head... now it feels like they are trying to come up with reasons to keep him relevant. Don't get me wrong, I still like the show, but extending it for another couple of seasons (especially at this point) would be hard to do, or it would be frustrating for the audience. Though... I have to admit: if S4 E 11 ( or S4.5 ep 1) was the "end" of the show, that would have been an incredible let down.

I wouldn't mind a spin off show though.

Well, the Blu-rays can hold us over until Caprica starts next year
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