SPHE Press Release: Farscape: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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CELEBRATING ITS 20th ANNIVERSARY

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THE COMPLETE SERIES ON BLU-RAY™ NOVEMBER 19TH

INCLUDES ALL 88 EPISODES, OVER 15 HOURS OF ARCHIVAL
SPECIAL FEATURES, PLUS THE FINALE MINISERIES,
FARSCAPE: THE PEACEKEEPER WARS!

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SYNOPSIS
Astronaut John Crichton assumes he’ll be home in time for dinner. But a freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults him across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield. Suddenly, he’s trapped among alien creatures wielding deadly technology – a battle that 20th century sci-fi pop culture never prepared him for. Hunted by a merciless military race, Crichton begins his unforgettable quest for home. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking, epic sci-fi adventure that has become a fan favorite around the world.

BLU-RAY BONUS MATERIALS

  • Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars 2-part Finale Miniseries
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Archival Documentaries, Featurettes and Inside Looks
  • Behind-the-Scenes Interviews
  • Deleted & Director’s Cut Scenes
  • Alternate Version of the Season 2 Premiere
  • TV Promos
  • AND MORE!

CAST AND CREW
Creator:
 Rockne S. O’Bannon
Executive Producers: Rockne S. O’Bannon, Robert A. Halmi, David Kemper, Brian Henson, Richard Manning
Cast: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Gigi Edgley, Anthony Simcoe, Virginia Hey, Lani John Tupu, Jonathan Hardy

SPECS
1080p 1.33:1 / 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio
5.1 DTS-HD MA English Audio

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Ronald Epstein

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10 Comments

  1. JediFonger

    restored or upscaled like highlanders?

    Likely upscaled again like on the previous A&E and Cinedigm releases of the series. This does mark the first time the concluding mini series is available on Blu-ray.

  2. jcroy

    Are the original film reels gone for good (ie. destroyed, decayed away, etc …)?

    Brian Henson said in a then-recent interview on the previous Blu-ray release (back in 2011) that when they went looking for the original camera elements for that Blu-ray release, they could not be located, and are, sadly, presumed lost forever. They used the PAL broadcast masters, which were of slightly higher resolution than the US NTSC masters, as the basis of the upscale to 1080p. I reviewed both the Cinedigm 15th Anniversary and the original A&E release (the two releases were identical). The general consensus was that these were worthy upgrades from the previous and severely compressed (among many other issues) prior DVD releases.

  3. https://www.deepdiscount.com/farscape-the-peacekeeper-wars/9337369006819

    This is the AUS release — 1080p24, region free and apparently identical to the second German release.
    English English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 which was apparently changed to 2.0 on the UK release.

    I read about some audio pitch issues on some of the releases, but the only couple of reviews I can find do't mention a problem

    Not much in the way of extras — Deleted Scenes and Trailer which appear may be 1080i50 encoded so some US player (pre S4 Sony's especially) won't play those

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