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on 14 April 2017
Great price
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on 29 May 2017
All good.
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on 25 July 2017
10/10
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on 19 September 2013
super awesome old 1980's TV series buy it you will love it all over again I have all of them even the new ones lol
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on 15 August 2017
Perfect
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on 19 May 2016
If you have already bought, or are thinking of buying, the Battlestar Galactic Complete Series 7 Disc boxset, don't bother paying out any more cash, because this film is actually cobbled together from the 1st story (Episodes 01 - 03) - Saga of a Star World. So unless you are an avid Battlestar fan, and feel you must own every item ever released, you are not going to gain anything from this purchase other than a slightly larger hole on your pocket than there would have been.

Having said that, if you are not sure about buying anything to do with Battlestar Galactica because you either are too young to have seen it before, or have simply forgotten what it was like, then you could spend less money and buy this as a taster.
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on 10 March 2008
Great film, which was shown in cinemas, edited from the Original TV Series. Having already purchased the Complete Series boxset, I got this thinking it would be Anamorphic. This should basically mean Widescreen filling 16:9. Unfortunately this is 4:3 Letterbox with black bars, so some of the resolution is lost. Just a warning, if anyone is bothered by this. I'm not sure whether the Region 1 version has been mastered correctly.
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on 15 July 2017
i remember watching this at my local cinema when it came out (cannon cinema, walsall) and loved it and believe it or not 15 years later i was working there as a doorman, pity they demolished it. this film brings back so many memories of that time, i didn't bother watching the series when it came out as i believed they couldn't make it as good as the pilot. frak, i haven't heard that word since the cinema visit and nearly died laughing when i heard it again, great stuff.
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on 11 April 2008
Battlestar Galactica was one of those late 70s / early 80s shows which quickly entered into popular culture. It has an excellent cast, including Starbuck (played by Dirk Benedict) who is a smoking, drinking, gambling, womanising pilot (with marked similarities to the Han Solo persona) and the more serious Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch) who is son of Commander Ardama (more like the serious foil / Luke Skywalker role). Commander Adama (Lorne Greene - from Bonanza) plays the main role as the serious commander of the Galactica ship.

Despite all the song and dance made of the similarity with Star Wars (Ep IV), this is a separate idea, and has more in common with a US military operation which operates like an aircraft carrier. The nice twist here is that they are carrying civilians too and are the last survivors of the cylon attack. It was a great idea for a series but after the first season it was clear they were starting to run out of ideas within the sitcom formula. The movie is a good entry point and will let you know whether you want to expore further - but be warned it is normally included in most versions of series 1 (1978) so you will end up buying it twice if you decide you like this. Also will be interesting for people who have seen the re-imagining and want to know how it all began.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 19 October 2014
Despite the overtly Star Wars style opening soundtrack and title sequence, this is a far more thought provoking film than its earlier counterpart. At a peace conference to end the war between human and Cylon [robotic machines], the Cylons launch a devastating attack on the twelve colonies destroying the bulk of humanity in the process. John Colicos plays the renegade human helping the cylons and Lorne Green plays Commander Adama, the sceptical Battlestar commander who has to save humanity from oblivion from the highly regimented [and somewhat dim] cylons.
The acting, script, dialogue and special effects are very much 1970's TV style, but the hammy acting and moralistic tones etc are all part of it's charm. Driven by the need to preserve the human race this film [cobbled together from the original TV series] keeps the attention in a very 'Boys Own' style adventure as the survivors soon display all the traits of humanity -good or bad, as a series of very real problems begin to take hold.
The single disc has no additional features other then the auto play, but if you like Buck Rogers in the 25th century, The Legendary Journeys of Hercules, Indiana Jones etc, then if you want something in space, you'll probably like this. On the other hand if you want top class effects or are a big Star wars fan, this probably won't cut the mustard. However as a space romp it's great escapist fun for all the family.
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