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"Serenity" 12/20/05 (SEE post #38 for details)


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#1 of 154 todd s

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Posted October 06 2005 - 01:41 AM

According to the rumor mill at the Digital Bits. Serenity will be released on 12/20.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#2 of 154 Dave_P.

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Posted October 06 2005 - 02:05 AM

That was quick. I'll rent this to check it out.

#3 of 154 TravisR

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Posted October 06 2005 - 02:36 AM

I watched Firefly and while it was good, I didn't think it quite lived up to its hype (admittedly, that would be pretty hard to do). Anyway, I enjoyed the show enough to want to check out the movie but if it's already coming out in December, I'll just watch the DVD.

If this actually comes out on December 20, it has to be one of the fastest DVD releases ever. Less than three months!

#4 of 154 Paul McElligott

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Posted October 06 2005 - 04:15 AM

And the fact that the rumor mill has pretty complete specs means that the DVD was probably ready to go before the movie was in theaters. They were probably just waiting for the early box office returns to see how fast to bring it out.
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#5 of 154 Elijah Sullivan

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Posted October 06 2005 - 06:26 PM

I can confirm that date quite officially. Already ordered it. Don't know about specs, tho.

#6 of 154 Chad R

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Posted October 07 2005 - 04:00 AM

At dragon*con the cast was asked about commentaries and they said the DVD was already done (and they didn't do a commentary), and this was late August.

It's actually quite typical to have the DVD complete before the theatrical release date, this is nothing new.

I also think "Shaun of the Dead" had a smiliar release pattern for Universal last year, late September Theatrical, late December DVD and it paid off very well for them. I don't see this as anything but maximizing their profits.

#7 of 154 Patrick H.

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Posted October 07 2005 - 04:22 AM

The movie was delayed from April to September, so it isn't much of a surprise that the DVD is ready to go. As the audience for 'Firefly' on disc has always been exponentially larger than it seems to be for TV/theaters, this is a smart move from the studio. I have a feeling that this may well turn a nice profit at the end of the day. Fingers crossed, at least.

#8 of 154 Brandon Conway

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Posted October 12 2005 - 07:28 AM

From another forum, apparently from a BBFC website:

""SERENITY" 113m 59s Widescreen, DVD additional material, DVD Director's audio commentary,
"SERENITY - DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES" 13m 26s
00:00:21:21 (EXTENDED LILAC ENTRANCE)
00:01:05:20 (EXTENDED KAYLEE AND JAYNE)
00:02:18:20 (INARA AND SHEYDRA)
00:02:12:15 (OPERATIVE TRACKS MAL)
00:02:22:05 (EXTENDED RIVER AND SIMON/HAVEN OPENING)
00:01:27:16 (ESCAPE FROM COMPANION TRAINING HOUSE)
00:00:13:17 (MAL AND INARA SHUTTLE CHASE)
00:02:16:04 (MAL AND INARA QUIET MOMENT)
00:01:06:20 (EXTENDED MAL AND OPERATIVE CODA)"

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#9 of 154 Ron-P

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Posted October 12 2005 - 08:59 AM

I just finished up the firefly series and look forward to seeing the movie this weekend. As much as I enjoyed the series I'll buy the dvd. Very enjoyable stuff.
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#10 of 154 Mike Wadkins

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Posted October 13 2005 - 12:40 AM

imho the best sci-fi movie ever made kicks ESB down to number 2 in my all time chart

#11 of 154 Ron-P

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Posted October 13 2005 - 02:16 AM

Serenity is that good Mike?
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#12 of 154 Mike Wadkins

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Posted October 13 2005 - 02:39 AM

I was a major fan of firefly and so was fully invested for a big disappointment but it never came.

Upon telling my friend that i cant watch ESB again without saying serenity was better he naturally scoffed.
Until that is he saw it and now he agrees with me and is buying the firefly box-set to play catch up.

The only minus was the sidelining of Kaylee just because of my love for the character

#13 of 154 Ron-P

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Posted October 13 2005 - 02:40 AM

Very cool, I cannot wait to catch this on Saturday.
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Posted October 13 2005 - 01:58 PM

Bring it. I loved the movie, loved the series.... JUST BRING IT!
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Posted October 13 2005 - 02:47 PM

Love the series. can't wait to see the movie and I will definitely watch it on DVD.
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Posted October 14 2005 - 02:18 AM

Never seen the show, but the movie was good--suprisingly good. I really liked the characters, and it had an interesting story line. The beginning is crackerjack.
Looking forward to watching the series now.
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#17 of 154 Mike Wadkins

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Posted October 14 2005 - 06:22 AM

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#18 of 154 Stephen Orr

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Posted October 14 2005 - 07:35 AM

Need Serenity to complete my Firefly collection. Automatic buy...

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Posted October 14 2005 - 08:52 AM

This is second hand in that I didn't hear it but my wife did and told me, but in response to Mike's post above, the movie reviewer on the Channel 8 news here in Dallas said something along the lines of Serenity's script was the one the Star War's prequels should have had (and he really liked the movie itself).

I loved Firefly and the amazingly tight ensemble cast, but a heavy load at work has kept me from seeing the movie yet (as well as Corpse Bride and Wallace and Gromit), but I will be seeing it next Thursday or Friday when I take a couple of days off. I can't wait as it's been hard to try and stay relatively spoiler free.

And to stay on topic, I'll be buying the DVD day and date.
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#20 of 154 John Alderson

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Posted October 14 2005 - 08:59 AM

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Upon telling my friend that i cant watch ESB again without saying serenity was better he naturally scoffed.


Yeah, I can never watch Citizen Kane again without saying Lawrence of Arabia was better, either.

(My point: why does everything end up as a comparison to Star Wars?)





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