Firefly Rides Onto Blu-ray

Firefly Blu-ray Firefly is a series that was canceled well before it hit its stride. It’d one remarkably well on DVD and the movies based on the TV series, Serenity has performed incredibly strong on DVD selling out of copies three times according to the last info I saw on the title.

Fox Home Entertainment isn’t about to let that series down again this time bringing the space western to Blu-ray for the first time.

Mosey on in for the official press release…

JOSS WHEDON’S EMMY® AWARD-WINNING SCI-FI SERIES VENTURES INTO HIGH DEFINITION

FIREFLY
THE COMPLETE SERIES

Available November 11th On Blu-ray Disc From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,
Futuristic Western Includes All 14 Episodes Presented in Stunning High-Def Format

–Plus All-New BD Exclusive Content Including “Firefly” Reunion in HD
Along With New Episode Commentary By Creator Joss Whedon And Select Cast Members–

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Experience the journey into the wild western space frontier in stunning high-definition with the return of the popular sci-fi fan-favorite “Firefly” – The Complete Series, blasting off for the first time onto Blu-ray Disc on November 11th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. From fantasy mastermind writer/producer Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), the adventurous space-age series has accumulated a devoted fan-base since its 2003 premiere on DVD and garnered an Emmy® Award* that same year. The ensemble cast includes nine members of a renegade crew of the spaceship “Serenity,” led by Nathan Fillion (Waitress) who won the Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award in 2003 for his role. Along with standout performances by Gina Torres (“Standoff”), Alan Tudyk (3:10 to Yuma), Morena Baccarin (“Stargate SG-1”), Adam Baldwin (“Chuck”), Jewel Staite (“Stargate: Atlantis”), Sean Maher (“Party of Five”), Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Emmy® Award nominee** Ron Glass (“Barney Miller”), “Firefly” combines a natural and futuristic setting with traditional Western elements. Set in the year, 2517, the series explores the aftermath of a civil war and the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. Featuring exciting new BD exclusive content, the “Firefly” – The Complete Series three-disc set includes all 14 episodes in HD format and is highlighted by an all-new “Firefly Reunion” roundtable discussion about the series plus a brand new episode commentary with Whedon and select cast members. The “Firefly” – The Complete Series Blu-ray Disc will be available for the suggested retail price of $89.98 U.S. / $119.98 Canada.

* Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series
** Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series, 1982

Synopsis
Set 500 years into the future, in the wake of a universal civil war, “Firefly” centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that does not have a planet to call home. Captain Malcom “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job – legal or not – to stay afloat and keep his crew fed.

Blu-ray Content:
The “Firefly” – The Complete Series Blu-ray Disc is authored in BD-J on three dual-layer 50GB discs presented in widescreen format (1.78:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Lossless Audio, Spanish and French Dolby Surround and German 5.1 DTS, plus English, Spanish and Dutch subtitles. Individual disc content as follows:

DISC 1:
 Serenity (Part 1 & 2)
 Commentary by executive producer Joss Whedon and actor Nathan Fillion
 The Train Job
 Commentary by executive producers Joss Whedon and Tim Minear
 Bushwacked
 Shindig
 Commentary by writer Jane Espenson, actress Morena Baccarin and costume designer Shawna Trpcic
 Special Features:
 Here’s How It Was: The Making of “Firefly” featurette
DISC 2:
 Safe
 Our Mrs. Reynolds
 BD Exclusive – Commentary by executive producer Joss Whedon and actors Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and Ron Glass
 Jaynestown
 Out of Gas
 Commentary by executive producer Tim Minear and director David Solomon
Ariel
Special Features:
 BD Exclusive – “Firefly” Reunion: Lunch with Joss, Nathan, Alan and Ron featurette (HD)
DISC 3:
War Stories
 Commentary by actors Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk
Trash
The Message
 Commentary by actor Alan Tudyk and actress Jewel Staite
Heart of Gold
Objects in Space
 Commentary by executive producer Joss Whedon
Special Features:
 Serenity: The 10th Character
 Joss Sings the “Firefly” Theme featurette
 Joss Tours the Set featurette
 Deleted Scenes
 Gag Reel
 Alan Tudyk’s Audition

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy formats as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

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“FIREFLY” – THE COMPLETE SERIES Blu-ray Disc
Street Date: November 11, 2008
Prebook Date: October 15, 2008
BD Price: $89.98 U.S. / $119.98 Canada
Catalog #: 2253369
Total Running Time: 658 minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Closed Captioned: Yes

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