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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by John fur, Jul 21, 2004.
is there anyone news on where and if season 2 of Jeremiah will be put on dvd?
I wouldn't count on seeing it in Region 1 for a while. Even though Showtime has formally cancelled the show, the final eight are expected to air in this country in the future (possibly on Sci-Fi). Rumors (spread by JMS himself) claim that these episodes will not air until after the November elections because they are too political. MGM probably would not desire to hurt their broadcast partner by selling DVDs before the airings, so it looks like 2005 is the earliest possible release date for the disks.
.. and they'll screw it up like they did the 1st season, 4:3 instead of 16:9 (AS FILMED and SHOWN)..
hopefully a R2/R4 release will correct this stupidity
You have to be kidding me.. The DVD is foolscreen? ( * removes item from Amazon wish list * )
And as for the last 8 episodes being too political, why didn't they air them 2 years ago when they were shot? There was no election then. Did they have too many D-grade soft-core porn movies on the schedule?
Showtime just pisses me off. I'm SO glad that Stargate SG-1 got off that pathetic excuse for a "premium channel." And this news about fullscreen video makes me think that MGM hates this show or something. It is mind boggling.
I think the OAR of jeremiah falls into the screwy list. While Rick says that's how they were shown, this is only sort of true. The original airings on the first night were always shown 4x3, and at least for me, I never really saw that the framing was bad on them. I've heard at least one of the other airings in the weekend was shown letterboxed, but for me, that was never what I caught because the tivo season pass picked up the first one. So while I agree it really should have been done on disc widescreen, one can indeed make the argument that the original airing of the series was 4x3, so there's some justification there for how the series was put on disc.
(Oddly, Showtime did the same thing with Odyssey 5, where they showed the original airing 4x3, and the later showing in the weekend letterboxed.)
For me, I haven't picked up the first season on DVD for three reasons: I wasn't real thrilled with the price, I was disappointed in the 4x3 presentation, and quite frankly, the quality of season 1 was pretty mixed, with some outstand episodes, and some real clunkers. I also haven't gotten around to watching season 2 yet (and don't know if I will until we see the other episodes released in some form).
No it dosent...
- it was filmed 16:9
- the creator (JMS) said it was meant to be 16:9
- it was shown BOTH cropped (4:3) and proper (16:9) on regular Showtime
- it was shown ONLY 16:9 on Showtime HD
same for Odyssey 5
- filmed 16:9
- shown both ways on regular Showtime
- shown ONLY 16:9 on Showtime HD
- shown ONLY 16:9 on HDNet
the only thing in broadcast was Showtime and MGM for the release.. infact, JMS himself said (when it came out he would NOT be returning to do a third season of Jeremiah..)
"I have zero desire to return to a third season of Jeremiah. Showtime was great, no mistake, but MGM has overall been the most heinous, difficult and intrusive studio I've ever worked for. I've worked for, and had great relations with, Viacom, Universal, Warner Bros., and a bunch more. But I will never, ever, work for the present administration at MGM."
I bought the 1st season on DVD after seeing the pilot that came with SG-1 season 5. I was home sick for over a week with flu/bronchitis and had someone pick it up for me just to have something new to watch. Regardless of complaints I have I'm glad I had this to watch while I was sick in bed.
I could tell by the framing in the show while I watched that it was intended to be in widescreen. There was just too many cases where I know a halfway decent director wouldn't frame a shot like that. And Jeremiah had some really good directors for several episodes (Mike Vejar, Peter DeLuise, etc). But not only did they make the DVD's full-screen they made the sound 2.0, possibly even mono. I've never had to turn up the volume so much just to hear what people were saying.
I look forward to at least seeing the second season, although I doubt I'll purchase it on DVD. I'm letting a couple friends of mine finish the first season DVD's and then I intend to sell those.