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Life on Mars (US) - Comes out on DVD, September 29th


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   ChrisCook

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Posted March 14 2009 - 12:02 AM

Unfortunately, like "October Road", another victim of ABC's inability to properly allow it to build an audience.

I'm looking forward to owning the complete series, and all the great 1970s music used and "October Road" referenced throughout.

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EDIT: Could one of the moderators edit the thread title? I mistakenly hit the wrong key, and it comes out on the 29th (not the 26th). Thanks.

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   cajunhillbilly

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Posted March 14 2009 - 12:13 AM

Plus the British version gets a release in the summer, so you can compare the British and the American version and see which is better.

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Posted March 14 2009 - 09:14 AM

This was a really enjoyable show with a great, likeable cast, tasty music selections , good writing and the feel of a show that was a labor of love to all involved. I look forward to re-visiting it hopefully on Blu-ray when it comes out in September. I'm glad the producers had enough notice on the cancellation to give closure to the series (I read they shot an April 1 finale with a different explanation than the BBC version). I've seen the BBC Life on Mars sequel, Ashes to Ashes, and I have to say that the American version of LoM is much better, funnier, and more suspenseful where it needs to be (the shootout in AtA was a comic joke). If the original LoM was anything like Ashes to Ashes, I'd have to say I prefer the American version. (This from a fan who vastly prefers the BBC Ricky Gervais version of The Office over the American version). But I'll check out the BBC original of LoM as it becomes available. But to the curious, this series is worth the watch, whether you purchase the set or rent it.

#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Pete Battista

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Posted March 15 2009 - 12:00 AM

I was sorry to read this series got canceled... but looking forward to owning the complete series set.

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Posted March 15 2009 - 02:49 AM

They did shoot one more episode than the Brit version.
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Posted March 15 2009 - 07:51 AM

Since 1973 is one of my favorite years of life...I shall buy Life On Mars unconditionally this coming fall. Posted Image In fact, I shall make it a Christmas buy for the next holiday season!!!!!!! Posted Image
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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   nikkif99uk

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Posted March 15 2009 - 09:25 AM

cool that its getting release, here's hoping we also see further abc releases before the end of the year including Legend Of the Seeker, Gary Unmarried, Samurai Girl, Cane and Cavemen

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Posted March 15 2009 - 03:43 PM

It's cancelled?! Shoot- and last week's episode was one of the best. Posted Image
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#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Corey3rd

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Posted March 15 2009 - 04:54 PM

wonder if they'll throw in the original pilot with Colm Meany in Harvey's role. that would be a nice bonus feature.
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#10 of 15 OFFLINE   AndyMcKinney

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Posted March 16 2009 - 12:28 AM

Beware, some of the '70s music on the British version was changed for the R2 DVD release, so just be aware that some of the songs used in the US version might get changed, too.

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Posted March 16 2009 - 05:51 AM


There won't be music changes for this version.

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Posted March 16 2009 - 06:13 AM

Actually it was'nt all that bad, just different, Colm Meaney did fit the role, but they wanted more panache I guess, and it would've been interesting to see Lenny Clarke substituting for Micheal Impirioli basically channeling the Soprano's Chrissie.
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#13 of 15 OFFLINE   AndyMcKinney

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Posted March 16 2009 - 07:26 AM

[quote=ChrisCook]There won't be music changes for this version.

Cool!

#14 of 15 OFFLINE   MielR

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Posted June 07 2009 - 10:38 AM

It's available for pre-order now on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Life on Mars: The Complete Series: Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy, n/a: Movies & TV

I don't own many tv shows on DVD, but I think this is one I'm going to buy. I miss this show a lot.
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Posted June 08 2009 - 01:41 AM

Where's the blu-ray? It was an HD show. And, with the preserved music, definitely worth adding to the collection.




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