Which TV Show and/or Movie Releases on Blu-Ray can we expect?
April 3, 2016
Last year sci-fi finally returned to TV with 3 new shows broadcast on Syfy! In the summer of 2015 "Killjoys" and "Dark Matter" aired, towards the end of the year we got "The Expanse".
All 3 sci-fi shows have been renewed for their second season and all 3 also will be released on blu! At least in North America it will, not sure if this will also happen in Europe.
Dark Matter was released on DVD last year in the UK but not on blu, Killjoys however, seems to get a blu-ray release in the UK, no release date yet.
Anyway, in North America the release dates are as followed:
The Expanse - April 5 , 2016
Killjoys - May 10, 2016
Dark Matter - June 14, 2016
December 27, 2015
Release date (Australia) - December 2, 2015
Just by coincidence I found out yesterday that SeaQuest is going to get a real HD release! I was browsing the forum on Blu-Ray.com and saw that someone ordered this one. From the logo on the cover it was quickly clear it had to be a release from Australia. Unfortunately this is the only country as of yet who is going to release this. Good to know is that Season Two also already has been announced for March 2, 2016.
Of course I was concerned at first that this wasn't a real HD release but an upscaled one, or even an SD release on Blu-ray discs, like they frequently do in Germany. But it really seems to be a real HD release, please click on this link, which will lead you to a comment on Blu-Ray.com where pictures of comparison between de DVD and the HD are shown. It immediately becomes clear that it really is a HD release. Another plus is that this is a REGION FREE release, this is confirmed, you can also read this when you click on the link above. It only has an English soundtrack and has no subtitles. It has been released in original format: 4:3. I really like Seaquest DSV, especially the firs season, so I ordered it, it will take awhile for it to arrive but when it arrives I can upload some pics and maybe more info about the release. The price is not that high, on JB Hi-Fi i currently is $46 AD, which is approximately 30+ euro. With shipping it will be approximately 37 euro's.
December 13, 2015
Release date US/Canada December 8, 2015
Release date UK/France December 8, 2015
Release date Germany December 21, 2015
Release date Japan March 2, 2016
Release date Australia December 9, 2016
Well most X-files fans already know but for the ones who did not, the complete series has finally been released on Blu-ray in a number of countries (UK; France; Germany; North America; Australia & next year in Japan)
In anticipation of the event series, which is due next month, FOX decided to finally give the fans what they wanted, Mulder and Scully in HD! Last weekend the first sets were shipped to the customers, including myself, I purchased the UK set after having a pre-order in the French set. But when Amazon.co.uk decided to drop the prices to 99.99 pounds, I decided to switch my order because I rather have English text on the box and at that time it wasn't clear if the French release would have an English menu.
Well now we know, the French release, which is with the German set, the cheapest, does have an English menu, no Dutch subtitles however, only English SDH, French, Spanish subs on the European and the North- American set.
The packaging is also different, the European sets have thick cases while the US set has standard cases which for me if preferable but currently the US set it way more expensive than the European sets. In my case, the UK had 8 amaray jumbo cases and 1 Elite case, for season 7 because that season consists of 7 discs instead of 6. I myself don't like those jumbo cases, less quality than the Elite cases. The French release seems to consist of elite cases only, I've seen a few pics on Amazon from customers which show their purchase and in this case it had only Elite cases. As said, the North-American set had standard blu-ray cases, so the set on itself is smaller also, and although the price at the moment is almost twice of that in Europe, you are able the purchase the seperate seasons on Amazon.com. The North American set is region free, same as the European sets, they are also region free. In every set, there is room reserved for the "event" series, or also called the 10th season. Unfortunately, while it's called the complete series, the movies are not included in most releases except for the Australian and the Japanese release.
I only start watching last week so at this point I've seen the first four episodes and I have to say, the picture quality is absolutely stunning, it's like you are watching a new show. The show has gotten a 16:9 release on blu, instead of a 4:3.
I have yet to have find a review of the complete series, but if you want to have more info you can dive into The X-Files threads on blu-ray.com, the US & UK thread. If you want to look at some comparison screencaps between the SD en HD versions, please visit http://www.brandonklassen.com/x-files/ who has done a remarcable job here, he just started out but there already are some great comparisons from season 1 through 6. Below you'll find some pictures of sets which have been released in the various countries which gives you an idea how it looks and what the differences are.
French release: Pics 1, 2 & 3, pics from amazon.fr
UK release : Pics 4, 5 & 6, pics taken from amazon.co.uk
Japanese release: Pic 7, pic taken from blu-ray.com
US release: Pic 8, pic taken from google.com
June 20, 2015
The Flash: The Complete First Season on Blu-Ray (and
Release Date (USA/Canada) September 22, 2015
Release Date (UK) September 21, 2015
One of my favourite new TV series of last fall is being released on Blu-Ray in September of this year. Not only in North America but also in Europe, in the UK,
and even one day before the North American release, on September 21st.
See full post below from TVShowsOnDvD
BURBANK, CA (June 17, 2015) - Just in time for its second season, catch up with the #1 show on The CW as Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment and DC Entertainment release The Flash: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22, 2015. The Flash delivered the most-watched series premiere in The CW's history,
and original episodes averaged 6 million viewers weekly throughout the season. Fans that purchase the set will be able to watch all 23 electrifying episodes, plus three hours of extra content,
including episode commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. The Flash: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $59.98 SRP for the DVD and $60.10 SRP for the Blu-ray.
Central City forensic investigator Barry Allen is, always charming and - as a result of a scientific experiment gone awry - now the fastest man alive! He's The Flash, zigzagging through the action-packed new series from the creative team behind Arrow and based on the supersonic DC Comics character. With his life shadowed by his mother's murder, and his father wrongly convicted of the crime, Barry finds that his newfound power of super speed grants him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Barry quickly discovers he's not the only "metahuman" created by the explosive disaster...and that not everyone is using their new powers for good. Now, to protect the innocent, Barry and his close friends who know his secret race to combat evildoers, in one astonishing adventure after another.
With Blu-ray's unsurpassed picture and sound, The Flash: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital HD copy of all 23 episodes from season one.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin (Arrow, Glee), Candice Patton (The Game), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Danielle Panabaker (Justified, Necessary Roughness), Carlos Valdes (Arrow), with Tom Cavanagh (Ed, The Following) and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). Based on the characters from DC Comics, The Flash is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, The Mysteries of Laura), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, Fringe), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Mysteries of Laura, Pan) and David Nutter (Game of Thrones, The X-Files).
BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
The Fastest Man Alive!
Creating the Blur
The Chemistry of Emily and Grant Screen Test
Behind the Story: The Trickster Returns!
DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 Presenting Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow
23 ONE-HOUR EPISODES:
THE FLASH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
Street Date: September 22, 2015
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 968 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 180 min
Price: $59.98 SRP
Audio - English (5.1)
Subtitles - English SDH, Latin Spanish, French
4 BLU-RAY DISCs
Price: $60.10 SRP
BD Audio - DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English, Castilian Spanish 2.0
BD Subtitles - English SDH, Latin Spanish, French
April 4, 2015
Lost In Space - Release Date Announced!
Release Date (USA/Canada) September 15, 2015
TVShowsOnDVD reported yesterday that Lost in Space is going to get it's Blu-Ray release also, the complete series will be released in 4 months already, read below post:
Now on Blu-ray for the first time in this Complete Series Collection, bring home the timeless journey of Irwin Allen's LOST IN SPACE! Follow the heart-racing, cliff-hanging adventures of John Robinson and his family aboard the Jupiter 2, along with Robot B-9 and the delightfully devious Dr. Zachary Smith. This massive 18-disc set contains all 84 episodes remastered in high definition, and over 6 hours of exciting extras with recently discovered content you won't find anywhere else in the galaxy. It's out-of-this-world fun for everyone!
We've previously reported that this is in-the-works, and now Fox Home Entertainment has formally confirmed that a high-def Blu-ray
Disc release of Lost In Space - The Complete Series is coming out September 15th. List price is $199.99 SRP, and the graphic Fox is distributing today (seen below) shows that in honor of this
weekend's "WonderCon" event at the Anaheim (California) Convention Center, they are letting folks pre-order it from their FoxConnect online store for half-price at just $99.99 (and free
shipping)! They also give the following list of details:
Additionally, the "Lost in Space Remastered Blu Ray edition" Facebook page had this to say about it:
Our thanks to about a dozen of our readers, for all emailing us within a short period of time with the heads-up about it! Package art hasn't been provided yet, nor is this available to pre-order from Amazon.com as of this writing...stay tuned for updates!
For a full detailed FOX Press release, please click here: TVShowsOnDVD/LostInSpace
March 28, 2015
Release date [GER] May 14, 2015
We know last
year Airwolf was released in the UK on Blu-Ray, only the first three seasons because arguably because the fourth season was shot on video and would have been way to costly to transfer. The other
explanation could because it was simply too bad a series, it should never have been created in the first place.
Now I was browsing on the German Amazon page and I stumbled on a complete series on Blu-Ray for Airwolf! And indeed, this time it is the complete series, all four seasons. In the reviews it was said by someone that the fourth season must be an upscale, could not be a tru HD set. The people of the studio who releases this set responded!
Koch Media GmbH:
Our season 4 was transferred in late 2014 from the original 16mm elements in HD. As these are not 35mm- or Super16-elements like on the first 3 seasons the quality of season 4 is not as good as seasons 1-3, but it is real HD! So please don't spread rumors about our box without owning it!
Btw: When they transferred the 1st season episode "Bite of the Jackal", they haven't included 2 scenes. We asked Universal to look for these scenes and we could cut them back into the episode.
Another pleasant surprise is that the set contains an English soundtrack and also English subtitles! So where the UK studio failed, Koch Media just did what's necessary, they also thought of the people who are hard of hearing or just want English subs to understand it better. Great job Koch Media.
The news about the TV shows which is mentioned here, is being archived on the Info page of the TV show in question. Blu Ray movies are being archived on a page escpecially created for this,
see above left, or click on link: Blu-Ray Movies Archive 2013