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Old 05-25-10, 07:07 AM
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Firefly - Complete Series -- $27.99 on Amazon

Figured this deserved its own thread.

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I kind of agree. Pretty low price. I just picked it up - I initially had the DVD but got rid of it. It'll be nice to have the blu-ray.
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Season 7 of 24 is also at this price.
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To anyone that orders this, I bought it during the last Gold Box deal and it did not come with the episode guide insert (some others' did).

I called the FOX hotline to see if I could get one sent to me and they told me I had to email the request to [email protected] to see if its still available. I did and they sent me out the insert in about a week.
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Missed this last time it was a gold box. This is right around the same price. It is now mine!
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Blind buy for me. I bought Serenity last week and watched it twice already. If Firefly is half as good as Serenity, I'm sure to enjoy it. Threw in Dr. Horrible, too.

Is Firefly a safe bet if I liked Serenity?
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Yes, you won't regret it.
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I missed out on the gold box by hours so I just jumped on this.
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There is a 10-13 day delay for shipment now. The price is too good to care though.
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Is it worth the upgrade from SD?
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There is a 10-13 day delay for shipment now. The price is too good to care though.
This.
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Is it worth the upgrade from SD?
I'd like to know this as well. I'd assume it is, since the DVDs look pretty awful from what I recall, but if the BDs are equally bad, I'll pass.
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Is Firefly a safe bet if I liked Serenity?
Being that its the same characters/story that lead up to Serenity, I'd say its possible.
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Being that its the same characters/story that lead up to Serenity, I'd say its possible.
Same Writer too.

So the answer is: Probably.

What did you like about the move? The big action sequences? Uh oh - There's action in the series, but it was amped up for the movie.

Did you like the characters, the dialog, the humor, the sense of "small group of underdogs living on their own against an overwhelming gov't that wants them to 'toe-the-line'?" In that case, you'll love the series.

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I'd like to know this as well. I'd assume it is, since the DVDs look pretty awful from what I recall, but if the BDs are equally bad, I'll pass.
There was no remastering done. There's some extra content which is my primary interest, but according to the review from HiDef Digest the picture is an improvement over the SD release:

(source: bluray.highdefdigest.com/1271/firefly.html)
‘Firefly’s image is much cleaner than it is on DVD. More importantly, the picture isn’t assaulted by the endless blocking, banding, and crush as it was before.
Given the limitations of the source material (35mm live action and SD CGI) it's only going to look so good without extensive (and expensive) work.
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Thanks OP! I missed this last time it was on Gold Box by just a few minutes, so I jumped at this. Great series for a great price.

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To anyone that orders this, I bought it during the last Gold Box deal and it did not come with the episode guide insert (some others' did).

I called the FOX hotline to see if I could get one sent to me and they told me I had to email the request to [email protected] to see if its still available. I did and they sent me out the insert in about a week.
Thanks for the information. Did they request any information about the set or were you just able to contact them and they sent it out?

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Blind buy for me. I bought Serenity last week and watched it twice already. If Firefly is half as good as Serenity, I'm sure to enjoy it. Threw in Dr. Horrible, too.

Is Firefly a safe bet if I liked Serenity?
Well, if you end up liking the show (which you should) then there are things in the movie that might piss you off in hindsight.

I like the show alot (the movie not so much, at least the ending) but I just got done watching the whole series on DVD last year so I'm in no hurry.
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Thanks, I was finally able to pick this up at a decent price.
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I saw Serenity before I saw Firefly and went back and watched the series twice. Of course I've rewatched Serenity many more times. So yes, the movie is different, but if you like it you really need to see Firefly.
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I'd like to know this as well. I'd assume it is, since the DVDs look pretty awful from what I recall, but if the BDs are equally bad, I'll pass.
I think it's the same transfer from the HD DVD version (which I own and won't be upgrading until my HD DVD player spontaneously combusts). It looks great.

The movie makes much more sense if you watch the entire series first.
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Thanks OP! I missed this last time it was on Gold Box by just a few minutes, so I jumped at this. Great series for a great price.



Thanks for the information. Did they request any information about the set or were you just able to contact them and they sent it out?
No, I just emailed them saying I ordered the set from Amazon and the Episode Guide insert booklet was missing.
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I think it's the same transfer from the HD DVD version (which I own and won't be upgrading until my HD DVD player spontaneously combusts). It looks great.

The movie makes much more sense if you watch the entire series first.
That's what I heard, but I bought Serenity on blu REALLY cheap at Fry's, and wanted to get an idea of whether I'd like it before I threw down more money on the series.
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The movie makes much more sense if you watch the entire series first.
I can attest to that. I watched Serenity without having watched Firefly first and didn't understand a thing.

Luckily by the time I started watching the series I'd completely forgotten what happened in the movie.
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Finally a price I can live with. Blind buy but have heard nothing but great things. Thanks for posting this!
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To me the show felt like "what if we made a show about Han Solo before Star Wars, but without aliens." I mean that in a good way of course!
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