"Smallville" Complete First Season...when?...

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  1. Jonny P

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    I am anxiously hoping/waiting for a first season box set of "Smallville" on DVD (also hoping for letterbox)...is there any word as to when/if this might happen and what sort of features it might have.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Marc_Sulinski

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    I'm just curious why you would want it letterboxed? I believe the whole first season was exclusively 4x3. I think the second season started with HD / 16x9.
     
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    The first season was indeed filmed for 16x9 broadcast and the Canadian DVD release of the pilot and episode 2 are in widescreen. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jonny P

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    As I recall, when the first couple of episodes aired last season, they were in letterbox format. I was then hoping the show would appear that way...

    Widescreen or not, I am looking forward to a set (if there is one in the offing).
     
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    The word is next year. [​IMG] Thank goodness for dvd recorders. [​IMG]
     
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    How about thank goodness for HiDef tuner cards with built-in scheduling and recording [​IMG] . Of course, one episode of Smallville @ 1080i & DD2.0 is almost 10 gigs, but disk prices are going down.

    Now, WB should start airing in DD5.1 to match the DVD. The Canadian release is awesome BTW, and Region 1, so no special equipment is necssary. I strongly suggest any fan of the series buy it.
     
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    For some reason I thought this had already been announced [​IMG] Sad me.
     
  8. Jesse Blacklow

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    Kyle:

    It was, for the UK. I haven't heard anything about it since, but it was assumed it would be here soon after.
     
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    This is my all time favorite tv show and would quickly buy this set.
     
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    After watching lasts nights episode with Reeve, I want this show on DVD!! Please on DVD!!
     
  12. Jesse Blacklow

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    Re: Last night's show

    THE SUPERMAN THEME!

    That is all. I recorded it in HD, too. Now to find a DVDR drive for archival purposes...

    EDIT: I'm definitely watching this again very soon. And the commercial at the end was pretty funny too. They were having some sort of drive late last year, where $1 was set aside for the foundation when you signed onto their list. I did it, and I'm thinking of donating some money again this year.
     
  13. Brent Bridgeman

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    A little off topic since it's not about the DVD's per se, but did anyone else get chills last night when that first hint of the "Superman-The Movie" theme showed up in the music? What a great episode! Definitely the best since I've been watching (late last season). Is Mr. Reeve going to be in any future episodes? I hope so.

    EDIT: Whoops, guess I should have gone to the TV forum first. Looks like many others felt the same.
     
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    Here's a link to the site where you can buy the Canadian pilot episode (actually "Pilot" and "Metamorphosis" combined). Enjoy, fans of Kal-El.
     
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    Has anyone heard any more updates on a release date for Season One? I heard this year, then not this year, and then maybe late this year. Anything solid in the rumor mill?
     
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    KryptonSite is reporting in its Rumorville that Season One may be out in August. I'm not sure how reliable any DVD rumors from their site are but a lot of their episode spoilers are on target. Either way, I hope they're right on this one [​IMG]
     
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    The last I heard, we're getting it in 2004, no date set. It has already been announced for the UK, I believe. Thank goodness we're entering a time when shows can make it to dvd in a timely fashion in Region 1 as well as Region 2, which used to get home video releases years before the US because of syndication, etc.

    The two episodes on the Canada disc are widescreen, so I assume the rest will be too when they make it to dvd. Kinda silly to release it in the US when it was a Region 1 release and very easy for anyone here to get if they wanted. I imagine they won't be cut together in the same way for the season set though.
     
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