Battlestar Galactica - Series 1-4 [DVD]
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Unlike some other territories which are releasing Battlestar Galactica as “Season 4.0” and “Season 4.5”, the UK are following Sky1’s broadcast transmission, whereby the first 10 episodes are “Season 4” with the remainder next year as “The Final Season,” a sneak peek of which is featured on the Season 4 DVD release.
Battlestar Galactica balances its striking special effects with character-driven drama and social commentary to create a show that's both entertaining and relevant. This critical favourite re-imagines the cult series from the 1970s with a new cast and more impressive villains. It also eschews the sunny outlook of Star Trek in favor of a darker vision of space and humanity as it comments on issues such as terrorism and civil liberties. Androids called Cylons have massacred billions of people, leaving only a small group of survivors. Led by Oscar nominees Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, the human fleet searches for a mythical planet called Earth as they evade the Cylons. Features the first four series of the show, which includes the Battlestar Galactica mini-series and the extended episode 'Razor.'
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Despite this, a well made, gritty, dark reinvention of the classic series from the 70's.
Buy the recently released Season 4 Part 1 set instead....
1) The set does NOT contain material like extended episodes, the Webisodes, many of the audio commentaries and the longer, uncut version of Razor! However, the Region 1 US version DOES include most of these!
2) Worse still, the UK set advertises many of these extras in the set booklet, and on the back of the box, but are not actually included! What happened, Universal? Couldn't get the legal issues/copyright details sorted in time? Couldn't be bothered to make the extra effort, or just hoped that UK BSG fans wouldn't be hacked-off?!
3) The DVD's are identical to the ordinary individual UK season sets, and so the artwork on the discs themselves, do not match, and are stupidly labelled too. Again, this is Universal in the UK being lazy! Would it really have caused too many problems to create artwork for the discs that matched, across all of them?
4) Season 4 is stupidly split into "Season 4" and "The Final Season" (which actually contains the final 10 episodes of Season 4), rather than just having all of them labelled as "Season 4"! Again, Universal in the UK split the season, probably to milk money out of the UK fans, but this could easily have been rectified for this so-called "Complete" boxed set.
The tin set itself,is nice, although I would advise checking it for scratches and dents. Annoyingly, the DVD's are stupidly labelled as being in different ratios, namely: 16:9, Full-height anamorphic, 1.85 widescreen, and 1.78:1!Read more ›
Second part of season 4 will only be aired next year.
This is plain and simply false advertising, and Amazon should pull this article from their store.
It is a big shame that for the same price the UK version is missing the majority of the features especially as a good number of them were even advertised as being contained within this box set.
This is a very good TV show and I will recommend it, I just can't recommend this box set as it is incomplete.
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This box is badly designed, and the dvd covers that are supposed to hold four dvd's in each casing, is so brittle that my product arrived with several discs rambling around loose... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pru-pruh
a great reboot of a 70's classic sci fi series. keeps you on the edge of seat right to the last episodePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Some good quality Sci-Fi. Excellent price (when reduced from original) for many hours of entertainment. Regifted to other Sci Fi fan who was very happy to receive.Published 4 months ago by MMV
Great series, love it, as does my fiancee - I seen it before, she hadn't, she loved it as much as me.
Missing a star as the box packs the DVD's in an awkward way.
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