Smallville DVD- Looks Great!

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  1. RafaelB

    RafaelB Second Unit

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    Hey,
    I received the SMALLVILLE DVD in the mail Saturday and watched it first thing. WOW- it was so nice to see it in 16x9 widescreen and the DD 5.1 sound was pretty amazing. The only things that bothered me about it was that the Commentary was a bit too self-congratulatory and the opening credits aren't on there . I'm pretty sure it's probably because there were some music clearance issues, but I do have to say that the extras are really nice, esp. the deleted scenes (which isn't listed on the case, BTW).
    So, this is well worth a purchase, IMHO. [​IMG]
    Rafael
     
  2. Adam Lenhardt

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    Has this been released already? It's on my Must Import list.
     
  3. Robert Ringwald

    Robert Ringwald Cinematographer

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    The opening credits never aired with the pilot episode. They came in episode 2, or some times episode 3. (because episode 2 on the DVD is shown with the first one as one long movie, instead of 2 episodes)

    The credits would be on seasonal sets though. Assuming they ever get released.
     
  4. David Lambert

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    Release date is this Tuesday.
    You can order it via a link in my Weekly Roundup (HTF's Coupons & Bargains section...click on the pic of my face in my signature to get to that section, and you'll see the 7/2 Roundup near the top of the thread listing).
    Alternatively, you can read Gord Lacey's review of this disc at TVShowsOnDVD and he's got a link in the text of the review.
    I have my copy on order... [​IMG]
     
  5. Gary_E

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    If you're a fan of the show, this disc is a MUST. It looks very, very good with rich colors, a crisp, well framed, anamorphic widescreen image and good (not great) 5.1 DD sound. Perhaps this is a sign of the quality expected from a possible future release of a season one box set and raises the expectations of the anticipated season two 720p high-def broadcasts, next year on the WB network.
    Picked up my copy from a local, small video store since Amazon canceled all pre-orders into the USA. Check around and try to nab this one, it is well worth the $15.00.
    Nice job Warners, thank you.
    -Gary
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  6. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

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    I'm a big fan of the show. Thanks for this "heads-up." I had no idea the pilot was going to be available on DVD...and widescreen anamorphic, 5.1 DD to boot! Woohoo!
    I just placed my order with DVDSoon.com. This is my first time importing a disc, so we'll see how it goes. I'll report back when I get it.
     
  7. Adam Lenhardt

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    Chapters Online should be shipping it anytime now[​IMG] I'm assuming it was filmed for HDTV, and the widescreen won't be tilt-and-scan ala Book of the Dead?
     
  8. Chad R

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    Interesting little tidbit from the deleted scenes section (which isn't mentioned on the box): Gabe Sullivan is played by a different actor than in later episodes.

    This is a great DVD for any fans of the show.
     
  9. todd s

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    I wonder if this is a test disc to see how the show would do on dvd. Has anyone heard anything about future possible releases?
     
  10. Rob W

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    This great American legend is ( ironically ) filmed in Canada and is a U.S. / Canada co-production. The Canadian producers hold video rights for Canada and have decided to release the pilot on DVD . It is a separate decision from Warner Brothers in the United States, although Warner Video in Canada distribute the disc . I'm sure Warner U.S. will be watching the results with interest.

    Strangely enough, the Smallville scenes for SUPERMAN - THE MOVIE were also shot in Canada!
     
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  12. Henry V

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    Joe Shuster the artistic half of the Superman creative team of Siegel&Shuster,is the the Canadian connection.
    His cousin was half of the 60's hit comedy team Wayne&Shuster from the Ed Sullivan show.
     
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    I enjoyed the show, far FAR more than I ever thought I would. The original conception of it was an idea that didn't sit too well with me, but I liked it a heck of a lot. I am only reluctant in buying this disc due to wondering if I'd ever have the follow up episodes to sit beside it on the shelf anytime soon.

    Dan
     
  14. Pete Battista

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    I want this so bad! I only recently got the WB so only saw a few of the later episodes. can anyone here tell me where is the best place to buy it from online. Considering price and shipping since I am in the U.S.

    Thanks for all the help,
    Pete
     
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    As to "can anyone here tell me where is the best place to buy it from online",try www.dvd-plus.com
    I can personally vouch for Don&Dave since I'm a regular customer of theirs and I just saw stacks of "Smallville" DVDs on the counter when I was in there the other day.[​IMG]
     
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    I have always found VideoFlicks to be 100% reliable for my Canadian DVD needs, and have great customer service to boot!
     
  18. Rob T

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    If I dont get it for my birthday that is in 2 days then I'll be sure to pick it up soon. [​IMG]
     
  19. Luis Esp

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    I didn't think I would have enjoyed this show, but damn, it's addictive.
    To me it's like having Dawson's Creek mixed in with The X-files (having Mark Snow for music is plus, although I think he just rehashing some the X-files stuff)and the actors, as good looking as they are, can act.

    Plus the Kristin Kreuk is simply stunning. She reminds me of Juliet from the 60's Romeo & Juliet film. Wow!
     
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    Mmmmmm, Olivia Hussey [​IMG]
    Plus, you gotta love the name! [​IMG]
    -Lyle J.P.
     

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