Dark Angel for Region 1 Anytime soon?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Brandon Allen, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. Brandon Allen

    Joined:
    May 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Curious if anyone knows if Jessica Alba's "Dark Angel" TV series is coming to (region 1) anytime soon. I noticed that Japan has the whole first season on DVD, but of course (region 2) versions.[​IMG]
     
  2. rutger_s

    rutger_s Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2000
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    0
    One word:

    Syndication
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Word onthe street is that DA is going to get Das Boot VERY soon. Notice it's been pre-empted for sweeps, NEVER a good sign. It will at least have to have a run on FX, and I doubt it's high on Fox's list for the US given that it doesn't have a huge fanbase

    Your best bet is to get yourself a region free deck and buy the Japanese discs.
     
  4. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Messages:
    11,380
    Likes Received:
    38
  5. Adam Tyner

    Adam Tyner Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2000
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    An 11 month bump. [​IMG] Didn't "Dark Angel" air 16x9 "EDTV" (or whatever Fox calls their 480p programming)? Odd that they're releasing it full-frame since "Buffy", "Angel", and "The X-Files" have all gotten the 16x9 treatment for certain seasons.
     
  6. Joel C

    Joel C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 1999
    Messages:
    1,633
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wonder if there will be a "Behind the Scenes Bump n' Grind" featurette. Has anyone heard all the crap that Alba pulled on-set (and off, with her co-star, now fiancee)?

    I can't remember all the details, but sex between set-ups was a regular thing, and she'd come out with her make-up all ruined and JBF hair.
     
  7. Matt Goddard

    Matt Goddard Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 1999
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    According to IMDB the Japanese release was in pan and scan, but I agree with Adam in that I was certain this was going to be 16x9.
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    A trend I've noticed is that a LOT of first seasons are being released 1.33:1, even though they were shot for wide

    I get the feeling that getting a series going one of the last things they're doing is making sure the 16:9 area is clear
     
  9. Christian Preischl

    Christian Preischl Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,376
    Likes Received:
    6
    Real Name:
    Christian Preischl
    The UK set is coming out in February and it is going to be 16:9 WS! Extras-wise it only has a few short interview clips, no commentaries like the R1.

    Chris
     
  10. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 1999
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dark Angel: The Complete First Season is due May 20th.
    The 6-disc set will feature fullscreen transfers (ugh) and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround audio. Supplements include audio commentaries (Charles Eglee and David Nutter on "Pilot"; Charles Eglee and Renee Echevarria on "Rising"; Charles Eglee, Renee Echevarria and Charles Woolnaugh on "And I Am A Camera"; Michael Weatherly and Jessica Alba on "...And Jesus Bought A Casserole"), featurettes ("Genesis", "Seattle Ain't What It Used To Be" and "Creating An X-5"), auditions, blooper gag reel, and a trailer for "James Cameron's Dark Angel" video game. trailer.
    Retail is $59.98.
     
  11. Richard Waller

    Richard Waller Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    The R4 version is 16:9 as well.
     
  12. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    It could also be a misprint, RE the fullscreen thing. We are 5 months out after all
     
  13. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    17,592
    Likes Received:
    2,106
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    The 4x3 framing was very suitable during it's broadcast run, so I'm not that worried either way.
     
  14. Todd Stout

    Todd Stout Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1999
    Messages:
    1,041
    Likes Received:
    2
    I sure hope it's a misprint.
     
  15. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Messages:
    7,626
    Likes Received:
    1
    well my pre order for R2 has just been cancelled in light of David Lambert's tvshowsondvd news
    Fantastic
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Brandon Allen

    Joined:
    May 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    WOW!.......it has been almost a year later since I posted this question.......Great to hear it gonna see a release date...too bad about the framing of it though...
     
  17. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 1999
    Messages:
    11,061
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    John Williamson
    Ya know fellas, while I do think it's a good show, and that Jessica Alba is, well [​IMG], I just can't bring myself to purchase a series that has no conclusion to it, I mean it was cancelled.
    Or did they whip up a quick finish to the show?
     
  18. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    17,592
    Likes Received:
    2,106
    Location:
    Albany, NY
     
  19. Jeff Kohn

    Jeff Kohn Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Season 2 ended with some closure, but without actually wrapping everything up. It was a good stopping point for the season but still left plenty to do in season 3. It doesn't really matter though, because Season 2 was just horrible, the way so much of the story centered on Dog-Boy and his mutant friends.

    It's a shame the R1 DVD's are going to be 4:3, when we know widescreen transfers exists.
     
  20. Michael Sliger

    Michael Sliger Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2000
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    0
    Peter Staddon at Fox Home Video has stated numerous times for their numerous TV box sets that if the episodes were made for widescreen viewing, the DVDs would be in that aspect ratio. I have to believe that either this press release has a misprint or that the widescreen disks in other regions will be cropped. Hopefully he will glance at the board soon, read this thread and clear up the confusion.
     

Share This Page