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post #31 of 1612
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Originally Posted by thorr View Post

Yes, but at least it was reported by multiple sources which gives it decent credibility.

and there was another thread a few days back that showed in britain there's going to be a new battlestar galactica going through their ratings board. so quite a bit of circumstantial evidence.

the new movie is supposed to air in june, so a july release data would follow on the pattern of razor which got a home video release 10 days after it first aired.
post #32 of 1612
I don't believe it. I would believe individual seasons on BD, released one at a time.

I don't believe they would release a complete series on BD before releasing the complete series on DVD (given that the DVDs already exist). And there's been no announcement of a complete DVD series.

I don't believe they would release a complete series on DVD until after the 4.5 set has had a chance to sell. I would expect this to happen around the time Caprica actually debuts as a series.

I don't believe in rumors posted on blogs whose only source is "somebody who knows somebody."

With the current DVDs' total list price somewhere north of $300, what would the list price on a complete series on BD be?

And when has there ever been a release of a complete series in any format without individual seasons being released first?
post #33 of 1612
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Originally Posted by vazel View Post

It's not the first time things have been bundled on BD.

When was the first time a complete series on BD was released without the individual seasons being released first?

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It's probably easier to sell on the format until it becomes more mainstream. Just because the DVDs are that expensive doesn't mean the BDs will be as expensive(although it'll still be something like $150-200).

When has the BD version of something had a lower list price than the equivalent DVD version?

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I'd imagine the reason the DVDs are so costly and also why they release seasons in halves is because they're trying to make as much profit as they can from the dedicated geek fanbase.

Of course. Which is why I don't believe this rumor. DVD still outsells BD 10 to 1. They will first release Season 4.5 on DVD. Then possibly Season 4.0 /4.5 pn BD. Then the complete series on DVD and individual earlier seasons on BD. Then the compete series on BD with additional features to encourage double dipping.

I don't understand why people are being so naive as to think we're going to get an early release of the complete series at a bargain price. It's the show that's science fiction. This is still reality.
post #34 of 1612
Can't answer all your questions, and I'm skeptical as well until I see it officially announced...

...but the Get Smart TV DVD complete set was offered before the individual seasons were. Time-Life had an exclusive on the complete season for a short while, then they started releasing the individual season sets later.

Also, a handful of TV-on-Blu have been around the same price as their DVD counterparts. I bought Sarah Connor Chronicles, for example, for $21 on Blu from Warner when it first came out... and the DVD was right about that price at most stores.

I'm also noting that the Star Trek Season 1 on Blu (which includes remastered and original versions) has a $90 price tag on Amazon right now for pre-order, and I remember buying Season 1 on DVD (not the remastered version) for about $99 when it first came out years ago.
post #35 of 1612
It actually makes a lot of sense to release it on BD as a complete series. Here's why: people who only bought part of the show on DVD so far.

Coupled with concerns that the original look might mean the BDs aren't that much of an improvement, people who have already bought half the show may opt to only get the remaining seasons on BD. By releasing the complete set first, they can make a lot of those people re-buy everything, spending a maximum amount of money.

The fact that a complete DVD set hasn't been released doesn't mean anything, in my opinion. I think it would actually be a bad idea. Imagine there are a number of people who decide to pick up the complete series for the first time. If there's a $200 DVD set in addition to a $300 BD set, some of those are no doubt going to pick the cheaper option. This is not like losing out on a huge number of sales by releasing a new movie only on BD, since the show is available through individual DVD releases if the customer doesn't have Blu-ray.
post #36 of 1612
Heck, the current DVD releases do even come close to exploiting the potential picture quality. The shows flips from excellent picture to so grainy you can hardly believe it.

Still... Best show on TV by far.
post #37 of 1612
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Still... Best show on TV by far.

Since you are in Canada, I will assume that you have yet to see the steaming pile of dung, that was episode 4.16
post #38 of 1612
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Originally Posted by GumboChief View Post

Since you are in Canada, I will assume that you have yet to see the steaming pile of dung, that was episode 4.16

I'm up in canuckland... the episode airing difference is about an hour I think between Sci Fi in USA and Space in Canada.

Not that I'm caught up though. The husband and I are 2 episodes behind, but will catch up tonight!
post #39 of 1612
Only 2 episodes behind? I have like 4 seasons to go.
I have the first season on HD DVD (yes point and laugh) that I just got around to watching a few months ago and have refused to spend money on the dvd's when I know it'll be coming out on blu-ray soon. One question: Is the series getting to this point?
http://www.lilformers.com/index.php/...tar-galactica/
post #40 of 1612
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Originally Posted by kdssrugby View Post

Only 2 episodes behind? I have like 4 seasons to go.
I have the first season on HD DVD (yes point and laugh) that I just got around to watching a few months ago and have refused to spend money on the dvd's when I know it'll be coming out on blu-ray soon. One question: Is the series getting to this point?
http://www.lilformers.com/index.php/...tar-galactica/

It seemed that way for a little while but we know who all of the cylons are now.
post #41 of 1612
I really hope they add some extras. I'd love for all the seasons' gag reels to be included, for example!
post #42 of 1612
Bill Hunt has more info on this, but still a rumor ATM:
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Originally Posted by TheDigitalBits.com View Post

Next, consider this Rumor Mill worthy, but our industry sources are confirming a bit of exciting news that our friends over at Galactica Sitrep have posted today... specifically that Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series is currently set to be released by Universal on Blu-ray Disc on 7/28. Also coming to DVD soon is Season 4.5 and a Season 4.0/Season 4.5/Caprica pilot 3-pack. It's likely these new DVDs will street on 4/21, which is when the already announced Caprica pilot DVD is set to hit stores. We expect the official announcement in the next few weeks, so be sure to check back for all the details.

I for one, look forward to seeing it in 'the crispness' of 1080p
post #43 of 1612
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Originally Posted by SC0TLANDF0REVER View Post

Bill Hunt has more info on this, but still a rumor ATM:


I for one, look forward to seeing it in 'the crispness' of 1080p

Me too. I hate it when my shows get soggy.
post #44 of 1612
I will probably buy this. I have the miniseries, the season one box set (with the miniseries), and both season 2 boxes. I stopped there, planning to go back, but then decided to wait for BD. If it has Razor and The Plan, then I will buy it for sure. I'm guessing/assuming it'll be about $400 list, and amazon can get it to me for about 25% off. Expensive, but this show is worth it.
post #45 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.

I agree they look better but not enough better to double dip as I started this series on DVD and I'll finish it there, I usually wait to pick it up on sale and have gotten they other half seasons for around $20 or so.
post #46 of 1612
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

I don't believe it. I would believe individual seasons on BD, released one at a time.

I don't believe they would release a complete series on BD before releasing the complete series on DVD (given that the DVDs already exist). And there's been no announcement of a complete DVD series.

I don't believe they would release a complete series on DVD until after the 4.5 set has had a chance to sell. I would expect this to happen around the time Caprica actually debuts as a series.

I don't believe in rumors posted on blogs whose only source is "somebody who knows somebody."

With the current DVDs' total list price somewhere north of $300, what would the list price on a complete series on BD be?

And when has there ever been a release of a complete series in any format without individual seasons being released first?

You are correct sir! till Universal makes an announcement this is "pure" speculation, blogs are worthless as good sources of information without proof!
post #47 of 1612
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Originally Posted by Deviation View Post

It seemed that way for a little while but we know who all of the cylons are now.

but what is starbuck? not cylon, i hope it's something really cool ;-)
post #48 of 1612
In this economy, I hope they're not foolish enough to charge $300+ for the series.
post #49 of 1612
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Originally Posted by jcc View Post

In this economy, I hope they're not foolish enough to charge $300+ for the series.

I would agree with that.
post #50 of 1612
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Originally Posted by dargo View Post

but what is starbuck? not cylon, i hope it's something really cool ;-)

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Based on what was revealed during last week's episode, it's implied that she is half Cylon, like Hera.
post #51 of 1612
How'd you arrive at that Andy?
post #52 of 1612
Hey folks,

As someone monitoring this thread for news on the release of BSG on BD, and since I haven't been following the show on TV for a variety of reasons and have only watched Season 1 (HD DVD), I'd appreciate it if spoilers about the current or past plot lines would be hidden using appropriate tags.

Thanks!

shinksma
post #53 of 1612
Yes, NO SPOILERS please! I am not caught up yet. Just starting season 4.
post #54 of 1612
Yup Way to go and ruin the show! just what I wanted not to see! Jesus!
post #55 of 1612
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

Yes, NO SOILERS please! I am not caught up yet. Just starting season 4.

I know some really like this show, but I agree. Don't soil yourself when it arrives on BD.
post #56 of 1612
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Originally Posted by Romerojpg View Post

Yup Way to go and ruin the show! just what I wanted not to see! Jesus!

Don't worry, he's only guessing.
post #57 of 1612
Sorry guys, I fixed it, for what that's worth now.

For those curious about my conclusion:

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Starbuck was talking to and playing with the mysterious piano player. When he helped her remember the piano song and play it, it was strongly implied that the piano player was in fact her father. (His background story closely mirrored that of her father, and the look she gave him after playing the song was one of childlike joy...I think there might have been something else suggesting it too, but I can't remember off the top of my head.) And when Tigh and co. came over to ask Starbuck where she learned to play that song, the piano player was gone, along with all his sheet music...so likely he was never really there at all, except in Starbuck's head.

A couple of weeks before, the Cylons mentioned "Daniel", the thirteenth Cylon who was part of the Final Five (Six?) but who was boxed up by Cavill. Not much was mentioned about him, but they did say that he was a musician.

Hmmmmmm...
post #58 of 1612
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Daniel wasn't one of the final five, he was one of the models that they created. And yes, I got the same idea, that Daniel was Starbuck's father.
How are they going to finish this show in just two more episodes? I feel like they need at least four or even five.
post #59 of 1612
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Based on what was revealed during last week's episode, it's implied that she is half Cylon, like Hera.

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I think Balthar is too. I really want to know what his deal is

I think Balthar is too. I rea

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Originally Posted by Deviation View Post

How are they going to finish this show in just two more episodes? I feel like they need at least four or even five.

Well the first part of the final ep is next week. Part 2 is two hours long. Personally I think these past few episodes have had some fantastic writing and I trust that they know how long it will take for the creators to end the story. i can't wait to see how it all plays out.
post #60 of 1612
Finally watched last night's episode. Should be interesting to see how they wrap this whole thing up. Not a whole lot of time to do it in.

As for the BD, I really hope they release individual seasons. That way I can pick up Season 4 on BD (and sell off my 4.0 DVD) and then slowly replace the other seasons as I have the funds. I mean, I can afford 200-300 bucks for a full series box, but the chances of me wanting to drop that much at once for a TV show is slim to none. Spread that amount out over a year or 14 months and it's no problem.
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