BSG Season 1 available on DVD in US

Strangely, it’s the UK version, formatted for Region 1. So the intro is different.

Ok, whatever, I’ll buy it anyway.

From The Digital Bits:

Next, we finally have official word from Universal on the DVD release of Battlestar Galactica: Season One. As many of you know, the 4-disc U.K. DVD release of the complete first season (all 13 episodes) has been reformatted for NTSC and will be available exclusively at Best Buy stores next Tuesday (7/26 - SRP $49.99). Video is anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and extras on the U.K./Best Buy release include 50 minutes of deleted scenes.

BUT… if you can wait a couple of months… the OFFICIAL U.S. release of Battlestar Galactica: Season One will be widely available from Universal on 9/20 (SRP $59.98) and the 5-disc set promises to be well worth the wait. Not only will you get all 13 hour-long episodes in anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and the 50 minutes of deleted scenes, you’ll get a lot more as well. Disc One will include the complete 4-hour TV miniseries with the previously released audio commentary with director Michael Rymer and executive producers David Eick and Ron Moore. Discs 2-5 will feature many additional episodes with optional audio commentary (by various combinations of Rymer, Eick and Moore) including the Pilot, Bastille Day, Act of Contrition, You Can’t Go Home Again, Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down, The Hand of God, Colonial Day, Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 1 and Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 2 (we believe these include all of the podcast commentaries that have been available on Disc 5 will also include a behind-the-scenes featurette, the aforementioned deleted scenes, a gallery of production sketches and artwork, a Battlestar Galactica Series Lowdown featurette and 1 of 3 collectible trading cards. The cover artwork will be different that the U.K./Best Buy art (which we’ve shown previously here) - you’ll find the new art below. So now at least we know why there’s been a delay. The U.S. release will feature MUCH more bonus material than the U.K./Best Buy edition.

I’ve already got the miniseries, and other extra features don’t entice me that much.

If I didn’t have the miniseries, then yeah, I’d wait.

Thanks for the headsup though.

The UK theme music is way better anyway. :lol:

dammit, i wanted it now. now i have to wait for the good version. argh.

Yeah, I’ll wait for the “real” release.


Meh, $50 for that is a bit much. I already have the brit version and its cool intro <cough> so I’ll wait for the uber version with all the goodies since I also don’t have the miniseries.

is there any difference in content between the two versions?

Did you read Thierry Nguyen post above that mentions the differences?

I think what he’s asking is “are there boobies in the UK version?”

I think what he’s asking is “are there boobies in the UK version?”[/quote]

Which would seem to be a prudent question since, after having seen the one sex scene in the original mini-series, the boobies would presumably be robotic boobies with glow-in-the-dark nipples. That, quite possibly, is a factor in swaying the decision toward the UK version!

wasn’t actually thinking about boobies but thanks for going there. I read his post but wanted to know what the actual difference was between the american and uk version in the actual series, not the bonus content. For instance, big difference between the nbc version of the miniseries and the sci fi version. Just wanted to know if there was that kind of content change.

Awesome, thanks XPav. I hadn’t yet bought the mini, so this is gravy.