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'Roswell' season 1 coming to dvd in Feb.


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Mark McAlister

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Posted December 19 2003 - 10:11 AM

I just got the new issue of Previews from Diamond Distributors and it has 'Roswell' season 1 listed as shipping in Feb. from Fox Home Entertainment.
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#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Gord Lacey

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Posted December 19 2003 - 12:13 PM

Mark, this info is really, really old now. Amazon has had it up for sale for over a month, and the date was known before that.

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#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Mark McAlister

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Posted December 19 2003 - 11:34 PM

sorry I haven't been to the forum in a very long time. I just thought some people that might be interested would like to know.
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#4 of 15 OFFLINE   JohnAP

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Posted December 20 2003 - 11:26 AM

I enjoyed the first season a lot and have been looking forward to this, but I might hold off because of the word that much of the music has been changed due to rights issues. I'll need to see some episodes from this release before I buy.

#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted December 21 2003 - 05:39 AM

As long as the opening titles are intact, I'll get it. The music on this show didn't really grab me and I always thought of it more as "the new sound" the show was being used to push.

It didn't have the same pull as music from Buffy or Felicity and such.

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   Christian Preischl

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Posted December 21 2003 - 09:24 AM

Robert,

I agree 100%.

I wonder what happened to the aspect ratio controversy, though. R2 is apparently getting a widescreen release whereas the US press release states 1.33:1. That might be a mistake though, and definitely not the first AR mistake in a FOX press release (see 24 S2, Angel S2).
Personally, I don't care which aspect ratio the show is in as long as it's the one the producers prefer, and if that is indeed 1.33:1 then so be it. I'd just like to know in advance.

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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted December 21 2003 - 02:22 PM

It's probably 1.33:1, which is most likely OAR.

R2 generally use widescreen masters if they exist...even if it's not correct (Buffy seasons 4-7, Dawson's Creek: best of), at least I think.

I'm pretty sure that whatever comes out is the correct aspect ratio. Considering the creators will have a hand in the releases (commentaries) I'm sure they were questioned about the correct ratio.

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Posted December 21 2003 - 08:06 PM

I think full frame is the way its meant to be presented. There was never any talk about doing the show widescreen.

Personally, I think the music played a huge part in the mood of the series and I was prompted to buy a few albums after hearing them on the show. They never just used new singles, the music was carefully chosen. I can't think of any other show that played stuff like dramarama or fountains of wayne. Most fans consider the original music to be a big loss. I may still be willing to buy this somewhat blind, but there are a few songs, Sarah McGlaughlin's "Fear," Gomez's "We Haven't Turned Around," and Sheryl Crow's "I Shall Believe," for instance, that are absolutely essential to the moments they're used in. Losing some songs would really damage the scenes they're used in.

I just hope what they don't replace the original music with complete crap. I've heard a lot of complaints that the new music on the Felicity sets is a rather lame replacement. We knew for a while that it would be too expensive to keep the original music because of the ridiculous prices the record companies are asking. It really is a no-win situation and I am happy Fox put the effort into trying to make a nice package.

#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Luis Esp

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Posted January 29 2004 - 11:00 AM

Stupid me. I just picked this up today not remembering when it was being released. And I overpaid.

$70Cdn when Futureshop has it for $58.00. Damn!

Odd thing though, it has a sticker on the back that reads "Not For Sale or Rental". It was still shrink-wrapped.

About the show, it's presented in widescreen and 5.1 dolby digital.
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#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Gord Lacey

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Posted January 29 2004 - 01:27 PM

Luis, where did you get the set from?

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#11 of 15 OFFLINE   Ken Chan

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Posted January 29 2004 - 01:29 PM

How did you pick it up if it's not being released until mid-February?

There is a reference to Gomez, and they actually name "I Shall Believe", so it would be really bad if they had to change those songs. Of course, that's season 2.

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   Luis Esp

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Posted January 30 2004 - 06:00 AM

There's a store here in T-dot that seems to get titles really early.

Amazon.ca has the release date for next Tues. and Amazon.com has it for the 17th. I wonder if it will be different issues besides the subtitles in french.

I assuming it's not Cdn. release because there are no french translations on the cover whatsoever.

The video is really clear, but I wonder why they went widescreen, unless the show was shot ws but matted for tv.
The audio is listed as 5.1, but not a lot of action is heard in the surrounds.
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#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Nicholas Martin

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Posted January 30 2004 - 11:04 AM

What store in Toronto was it?
Maybe they have ANGEL Season 3 there.

#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Gord Lacey

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Posted January 30 2004 - 01:25 PM

Whatever store it was, they shouldn't be selling the DVDs this early, and it concerns me that they sold you a promotional copy of the set.

The street date for Canada is Feb 17th, the same as the US. I don't know why Amazon.ca would list it as 2/03.

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#15 of 15 OFFLINE   Luis Esp

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Posted February 01 2004 - 06:42 AM

Amazon.ca has changed the date to Feb 17. If it is a promo copy, would the set I purchased be any different to the actual consumer release?
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