DVD Quality VERY LOW - Series and Extras Excellent!
D. Milburn | Farmington, KY USA | 11/08/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This reveiw is more about the quality issues with the disc more so than the content of the disc. For the record ADV has added a lot of extras that is not anywhere else. Albeit many are repeated multible times on different disc of this STARBURST series release that could have been better used reducing the compression ratio. As for the quality issues, these are recorded on dual layer double sided disc and as of this writing I have had to send 3 of the 6 currently released back to be exchanged due to skipping, frame freeze, audio cracking etc. The disc were checked on 3 players and a computer and did the same on all of them. So the issue is with the quality or the lack thereof. I have contacted ADV about the quality issues and they have more the most part said ... 'Oh well.' The more pricey collection did not have these issues, but lacked many of the extras and you get what you pay for. Granted to be fair when the disc work, the video and audio quality is fine, but it is annoying to get to the middle of a show and the disc freezes up and up have to skip over 10 or more minutes to get it to play. ADV simply tried to squeeze to much into to small of a space. This collection really should have been put on 4 disc instead of 2. They did not include scene selection either, you can only choose which episode you want to see then fast forward through the tracks after that. As I said I love the show and it is a healthy 5 but this release's quality is a sickly zero."
So good it hurts
Christopher M. Russey | Stafford, VA USA | 12/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, So I am a textbook phlegmatic, and not given to emotion. Not in life and certainly not in the context of a television show. But I have to say that "Die me Dichotomy" actually hurts its so good. I was on the verge of tears with this show a number of times. And that particular episode really does a number on ya. The acting is excellent. The story epic. Its absence tragic. If you haven't picked up this show yet. Please do yourself a favor. I promise you won't regret it."
Farscape takes it to an epic level with 2.3!
Mariah Christensen | Minneapolis, MN United States | 11/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Starburst Season 2, Collection 3 has been my own personal 'most anticipated' release. The Liars, Guns and Money trilogy along with Die Me, Dichotomy mark Farscape's jump from amazing storytelling to epic drama.
What I've always loved best about Farscape is the risky storytelling. Farscape wasn't afraid to do anything or go anywhere and nothing illustrates that better than the story that unfolds in the last four episodes of season 2.
I'm also thrilled that a commentary has been added to Die Me, Dichotomy. I'd had my fingers crossed that I would get to hear Ben Browder and Claudia Black's thoughts on such a pivotal episode.
Collection 2.3 ushers Farscape to a new level. I'm incredibly happy with the dvd and I'm so happy with the extras ADV has included. One can hardly even debate over the 'worth it' factor with these Starburst editions considering the cheaper price and extensive extras that are included."