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ER Season One on 8/26

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Jeremy Conrad, May 29, 2003.

  1. Jeremy Conrad

    Jeremy Conrad Well-Known Member

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    It'll be a four-disc set including the 90-minute Pilot in addition to all of the episodes from the first season. Retail is $59.98.

    Here are the features:

    Personal notes from series creator Michael Crichton.

    Audio commentary on the Pilot from Michael Crichton and John Wells.

    Audio commentary on the Pilot from Director Rod Holcomb and key production crew.

    Audio Commentaries on "Love's Labor Lost" and "Sleepless in Chicago" by the Directors and production crew.

    Documentary on the pilot featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg and executive producers Michael Crichton and John Wells.

    Documentary on the first season complete with interviews with the principal cast members.

    The First Year Intern Handbook: Interactive featurette including character profiles, patient histories, and medical terminology.

    Featurette on the medical consultants used in the series.

    Featurette on the series' post production.

    Additional Scenes.

    Outtakes.

    Hidden Features.
     
  2. Aryn Leroux

    Aryn Leroux Well-Known Member

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    GREAT NEWS!
    I was wondering what was up with this release since it had been awhile since we heard anything. Thanks for the info!
     
  3. Joel C

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    I hope Smallville is similarly featured/priced. Too bad La Femme Nikita gets the $99 Warner price point.
     
  4. Aryn Leroux

    Aryn Leroux Well-Known Member

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    i just realized this is a 4-disc set. I guess they will use both sides of each disc with 3 or 4 episodes per side. Probably why they can release it at such a affordable price. I can't wait!
     
  5. Jeremy Conrad

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    Either it's that, or it was a mis-print in the press release [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome, awesome news...but only a 4 disc set? That's 7 45-minute episodes per disc, over 5 hours of video.

    I like the low price, but I hope the compression isn't problematic.

    Edit: I guess it's possible that they'd be DVD-18s like the Japanese DVDs are, I think?
     
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    In response to Michael's post...they aren't stating for sure a 45-min-per-ep running time. They're just speculating about the disc count.

    Noone has stated yet whether the unaired footage will be present or not. I won't take bets on it, though...but anything is possible. It might yet be included.

    The disc count is strange, but the fact of it's coming is great! Thanks for the news, Jeremy...I'm always happy to give credit where it is due! [​IMG]
     
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    Very tempting indeed

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's bound to be DVD-18 - this is the format of the Japanese releases and any other format doesn't make sense!
     
  11. Dan Rudolph

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    According to epguides.com, there are 26 episodes in season 1. There's no way this could fit onto 4 DVD-9s. It''s either DVD-18s or a misprint.
     
  12. Aryn Leroux

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    season 1 is actually 24 episodes + the 2-hour pilot but they probably were counting the pilot as 2 episodes to get 26. [​IMG]
     
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    Very highly doubt Michael Martin's rumor that Amblin delivers a 60 minute episode, and NBC cuts them down themselves... No, John Wells wouldn't like that at all (they frequently hate NBC's promos...).

    I'm sure there is 'deleted footage' for most episodes (not holding my breath that we'll ever see much of it), but I believe the final cuts ARE all done 'in house' and they aim for the necessary 42 or 45, whatever the minute count is...

    The Friends crew do all of their own editing, too...
     
  14. Aryn Leroux

    Aryn Leroux Well-Known Member

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    This image is rather small but it is the cover-art for ER S1 via dvdplanet.

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    EDIT: I can't make out if one of them is george clooney. The guy on the far right sorta looks like Luka, and of course he wasn't in season 1.
     
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    Hey, nice cover art.
    This is one of the most anticiapted TV on DVD sets for me. I never wanted to buy the expensive Japanese sets, plus I always figured an eventual R1 release would be the definitive version anyway. Ah well, took a little longer than I had hoped, but here it finally is. [​IMG]

    Chris
     
  18. Aryn Leroux

    Aryn Leroux Well-Known Member

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    Thomas: Thanks for pointing that out. The resolution on the photo isn't all that good so the faces were kind of blurry to me, but i should have still figured that out. LOL
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  20. Aryn Leroux

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    guess they had to have bigger head shots [​IMG]
    still it's not that bad.. Thanks Patrick
     

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