Originally Posted by scirica
For those that have purchased Season 1, is there a specific release that I should be looking for? I see at least three different blu-ray releases on Amazon (Discontinued, 5-disc, 7-disc). I want to get the best of the best!
From my understanding, the discontinued version of Season 1 are the first runs of the discs (fresh off the presses, as it were) and contain the infamous "George Bush head on a spike" in Episode 10, in which the crew needed more heads on spikes, and they just chose whatever was lying around, which happened to be a prosthetic head of good ol' GW.
All distribution of the original "George Bush" discs were halted, and a remastered version which edited the likeness of the head were put into circulation. These are the versions currently being sold, and I can't comment on the picture quality. I have the original version, and the picture quality is immaculate. If you want to guarantee absolute greatness, I'd go with the discontinued version.
Hopefully someone can comment on the picture quality of the remastered version as it compares to the original.
I popped in Disc 5 of Season 1 to confirm I had the discontinued version of the discs, and yeah, Season 1 is sharper, and more vibrant. Definitely better looking than Season 2.