Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Farscape - Season 1 Collection 2 |
Actors: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu, Jonathan Hardy
Directors: Geoff Bennett, Ian Watson, Tony Tilse
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
This must-have collection includes 7 episodes of the first season of the Jim Henson Television, Hallmark Entertainment, and Nine Networks award-winning series on 2 discs. Airing on SCI FI, Farcape has been called "The Bes... more »
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Lincoln 6 Echo | Harrisburg, IL USA | 12/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As my review for the Starburst Edition Vol. 1 said, this is just fantastic how ADV Films is now releasing the Farscape DVDs. Capitalizing on the tele-broadcast of the Peacekeeper Wars, ADV decided that for stores that can only afford to keep newer titles on the sale racks, the best way to get new fans into Farscape (now that the Season 4 cliff-hanger has been adequately resolved) is to re-release the series in an easily affordable format. Instead of the rather expensive method the last time, $30-40 for 4-5 episodes, ADV is releasing 7-8 episodes for half that! Amazing deal for those who passed on the initial releases. Not only that, these new Starburst Editions come with new extras that have been updated to contain relevant info from the entire series, including the Peacekeeper Wars mini-series. Plus you get audio commentaries on just about every episode. On the first volume, you got 6 commentaries out of the 7 episodes. Pretty good deal, eh?
I was one of those who did pass on the first releases because I didn't like the way the first season was released. 11 single-wide* volumes of just 2 episodes each? BAD DEAL! Now way was I going to buy this series like that. Fortunately, for Season 2, they went the Andromeda route and did 5 double-wide** 2-disc volumes with 4-5 episodes each. Not bad, but still cumbersome for an entire season. But now with the Starburst Edition, you get 7-8 episodes in a single-wide 2-disc set. This is good for two reasons. Less volumes to buy per season and overall, and less space. Instead of 11 volumes plus 15 double-width cases, you can get the entire series on 12 single-wide volumes. So you can see, you will save a ton of shelf space. Then of course, if you buy the Peacekeepr Wars disc, that'll makew it 13 in total. Still a whole lot better than the original way. And if you're like me and constantly running out of room for your DVDs, this is great.
But anyway, about my experience with the show itself.... When Farscape first started back in 1999, I made an effort to watch. However, due to real-life circumstances, I couldn't catch it religiously. So I missed out on it and it finally got to a point where I just didn't even bother to watch it. Well, when the first Farscape DVDs hit the market, I kind of expressed some interest in getting them. But when I saw how they were releasing them at first as stated above, I said, "Screw that, I ain't buyin' them that way." It was a shame too, because despite having some misgivings about the Jim Henson Creature Shop effects in the series, I always like good sci-fi. And after seeing numerous trailers about Farscape on other ADV releases, I have decided that with these Starburst Edition releases and now that the series has adequately finished up with the Peacekeeper Wars, that I will dive into this series head first. After viewing the first volume, I can't wait for subsequent releases.
Great picture quality and an unbelievably emmersive 5.1 soundtrack. Watch "PK Tech Girl" to hear what I mean. Shame the Trek releases weren't this good in the sound department.
Like I said above, because I haven't really seen much of this series past the first third of Season 1, I can't really comment on the greatness this show became. It's a shame too, because I can't wait to collect and experience the entire show.
So if you want some great Sci-Fi at a cheap and affordable price, don't hesitate to buy Farscape: The Starburst Editions. Oh, by the way, the little extra "cool factoids" about the series in the DVD extras, are quite informative and interesting. Interesting trvia about the show. Good stuff.
S. Rider | Chicago area | 01/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Additional information on this set: As with the first "Starburst Edition" set, this will have 7 episodes with extras, leaving eight episodes for Season 1 Set 3. Officially this is set 2 of 12, meaning the entire four-season series will be released 3 sets per season.
I had not purchased this series (opting instead to rent it...) because of the high price and MASSIVE packaging of the original release. These new releases are very nicely done, however, and it looks as though I'll be picking them up as they come out.
Outstanding that ADV chose to rerelease these so quickly when they realized what huge demand there was. Kudos the the folks who are putting these together."
R. Jakubisyn | Providence, RI | 01/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the fact that these are being re-released in more "compact" volumes. A certain mall retailer broke the street date on this item. Both collection 1 and 2 are both excellent! The extras on them are spectacular. Quite a few interviews and character bios.
The only downside I had with them were that instead of putting 3 or 4 episodes on a single sided disc, they put 2 episodes per side. So it's a little annoying flipping discs over. But, it's a small price to pay for the excellent extras and the lower price than the original releases."
R. E. Ruiz | Southern, Calif. | 11/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"8-episodes, 4-Discs, audio commentaries, lot's of extras. I think I'm one of the few people who enjoyed the episode "Jeremiah Crichton", so the audio-commentary on it was great!! The narrators included the producers w/ Claudia Black and Ben Browder. I'm looking forward to buying the next "Starburst Edition-Collections." Stay away from the previous dvd offerings, "Starburst" is the way to go!!!"