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Any Xena Season One reviews yet ?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Sven Lorenz, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. Sven Lorenz

    Sven Lorenz Supporting Actor

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    I wonder if these longer versions will be on the Hercules boxset ?
    And it's really stupid of Universal not to advertise the fact that the versions on the 'Trilogy' DVD are longer - that would be one of the main reasons to buy it.
    As I said - I can't remember the original versions - but the episodes on the DVD looked a lot bloodier than your average Hercules episode.
     
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    Yeah, I must agree. Having just finished up watching the Xena set Sunday night, I must say, that even if I think to myself, "Gee, why would I watch this show?" or "Do I really like this show?" I can't help but feel entertained and somewhat drawn into the show while watching it.

    I think part of it is that the costumes they use are pretty cool. On both the warlord gangs and of course Xena. But another thing is the some-what "Young Indy" references to historical/mythological personas in the Ancient Greek and Arabian world.

    IIRC, didn't the later seasons take Xena to areas such as Mongolia, or am I crazy?
     
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    I just assumed it because you're an American ... [​IMG]

    Before anyone goes [​IMG] - that's a joke.

    I don't want to wake up tomorrow and find an aircraft carrier parked on my front lawn.
     
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    Sven, I'm offended anyway. [​IMG]

    Dave, in later seasons, Xena went all over. She went to Rome, Egypt, Mongolia, Russia, India, China and Japan. Except for Season 6, it mostly stayed in Greece, though.
     
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    Hercules pretty much stays put until season 5. Then he goes to Ireland, Norway (where Xena also went, btw) and Sumeria.
     
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    Has anybody heard any rumours about the release date of season two ?
     
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    Well over in the UK based DVDForums (here - you must be a member to view) the general opinion is that the R2 Season One discs are better than the R1 Season One discs.

    Personally, having checked both versions I think R1 has the slight edge (perhaps due to NTSC > PAL conversion on the R2 set). However, I feel this confirms my original statement about the R2 Season One quality.

    However, once the quality of film stock improves, I fully expect the R1 discs to be much better quality than their R2 counterparts as the R2 counterparts suffer from an annoying motions blur on most scenes (again, perhaps down to poor NTSC > PAL conversion).
     
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    Here are the specs of the Hercules boxset from the Anchor Bay homepage :

    This 9 Disc Set contains 8 DVDs with All Five Action- Packed Hercules Movies And All 13 Season One Episodes, as well as a special CD-ROM with added bonus material.

    Features

    • Full-Frame Presentation
    • Audio & Video Commentary from Kevin Sorbo & Michael Hurst • Photo Gallery
    • Direct Access Scenes

    • Hercules Chronicles
    • Series Trivia
    • Director and Actor Bios
    • Hercules Screen Saver
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    I'm surprised that it's an 8-DVD-Set - five 90 minute TV movies and 13 45 minute episodes should fit on 6 DVDs without any problems.
     
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    Anyoen know if the Hercules set will have a Best Buy exclusive, or was that just Xena?
     

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