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Birds of Prey: The Complete Series Announced!


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#1 of 122 Pete Battista

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Posted April 02 2008 - 01:45 AM

Finally! one of the titles that has been on my most wanted list for years has finally been announced! I so can't wait!

Birds of Prey: The Complete Series

#2 of 122 Daryl L

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Posted April 02 2008 - 04:45 AM

About friggin time! Posted Image
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#3 of 122 Greg_S_H

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Posted April 02 2008 - 05:27 AM

What's it like? Are they in costume like their original characters, or is it stripped down to more of an Alias type of thing? Superpowers or no?

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Posted April 02 2008 - 05:39 AM

going from memory... costumes - No... Powers - Yes.

I really enjoyed every episode of the series. And is a set the I plan on getting as soon as it is released. I wish I could remember more details for you... but only seen the episodes 1 time.. when they originally aired. But sure others here can tell you more. Posted Image

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Posted April 02 2008 - 06:57 AM

Yay its finally on DVD, I only ever managed to catch a few episodes of this in the UK, now will be able to buy it and see the whole thing. And its released 4 days after my birthday so I know what I will be asking for or buying with birthday money

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Posted April 02 2008 - 07:19 AM

I remember seeing a few episodes from this show back in 2002 but definitely not all thirteen. Does it end on a cliffhanger or not? If it does, I'm not getting it, if it doesn't, I might consider. I remember being impressed by Dina Meyer's acting and also liking Mia Sara and Rachel Skarsten.
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Posted April 02 2008 - 11:28 AM

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I remember seeing a few episodes from this show back in 2002 but definitely not all thirteen. Does it end on a cliffhanger or not? If it does, I'm not getting it, if it doesn't, I might consider. I remember being impressed by Dina Meyer's acting and also liking Mia Sara and Rachel Skarsten.

While I definitely be picking the show up. They really dropped the ball on the show. The closest they came to being close to the comics and being better was the last couple of episodes. This show also came out during the X-Men movies. So they kinda hyped up the meta-gene aspect and made it similar to X-men in some stories.

I was hoping they would have given the original un-aired pilot. Where Harley was played by a different actress.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted April 02 2008 - 01:52 PM

I only got a few episodes when it originally aired and liked what I saw, will buy this definitely.

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Posted April 02 2008 - 01:56 PM

I'll be blind buying this one since I didn't get a chance to watch it when it originally aired. Looks interesting though.

Good thing they didn't announce this release yesterday.....probably no one would believe it. Posted Image
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Posted April 03 2008 - 06:33 AM

I saw one episode, and I'll be buying the set.
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Posted April 03 2008 - 07:09 AM

I saw one episode and won't be buying the set. This show had ZERO respect for its source material.

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Posted April 03 2008 - 07:17 AM

hmmmm.... I guess it is a good thing for me that I never seen any of the source material. Posted Image

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Posted April 03 2008 - 07:41 AM

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I saw one episode and won't be buying the set. This show had ZERO respect for its source material.

I agree. This show, IMO, was horrendous, but there are many people who like it, so for those, I am happy they are getting this set.

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Posted April 03 2008 - 10:44 AM

Whiperintherain - The half-season does not end on a cliff-hanger. However, the resolution of the ongoing sub-plot does feel a bit rushed.

I understand that the producers found out about the mid-season cancellation in time to have the writers wrap up the various story arcs, but they only had 1-2 episodes left in which to do so.

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Posted April 03 2008 - 10:59 AM

The press release says the picture will be 4:3 and the sound mono.

I understand that the original US broadcast ratio was 4:3, but here in the UK CNX originally transmitted it in letterboxed widescreen.

The widescreen composition looked pretty good to me. However, it is possible that the UK broadcaster pulled a "Buffy" on us and used a non-approved format.

I'd be interested to hear if anybody can confirm the makers' preference to have the DVD released in 4:3 fullframe, despite their shooting early seasons of Smallville in 16:9 at the same time.

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Posted April 03 2008 - 12:12 PM

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The press release says the picture will be 4:3 and the sound mono.

I understand that the original US broadcast ratio was 4:3, but here in the UK CNX originally transmitted it in letterboxed widescreen.


Which press release makes those claims? The press release at Birds of Prey DVD news: Press Release for Birds of Prey - The Complete Series | TVShowsOnDVD.com make no claims about the picture or sound at all. Also the show was shown in the US in 1.78 ratio not 1.33.

#17 of 122 Greg_S_H

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Posted April 03 2008 - 12:33 PM

The cover art makes it look like Underworld III: Birds of Prey.

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Posted April 03 2008 - 12:46 PM

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hmmmm.... I guess it is a good thing for me that I never seen any of the source material. Posted Image

Yep, me neither. But it hardly seems necessary to honor comic books when comic book companies pay no attention to all to character's stories, changing their histories wily nily whenever they want to make a few more bucks. They also change how they look, their races, and their costumes a lot.
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Posted April 03 2008 - 05:14 PM

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The cover art makes it look like Underworld III: Birds of Prey.

Then Underworld ripped it off, that's the original advertising art for the show.

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Posted April 03 2008 - 05:16 PM

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The press release says the picture will be 4:3 and the sound mono.

I understand that the original US broadcast ratio was 4:3, but here in the UK CNX originally transmitted it in letterboxed widescreen.

Incorrect...

it was shown on the WB in widescreen/lbx
it was shown on SPACE (Canada) in widescreen/lbx
it was shown on Showcase Action (Canada) in widescreen/lbx

I've got recordings of all three...

it was not been shown 4:3 in the US


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