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Old 09-22-03, 02:58 PM
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England's 'Ultraviolet' (Vampires/X-Files show) on SCIFI 9/24

They're airing all 6 episodes, and airing them as 2 hour "movies".
The episodes were originally 50 minutes, so it's likely to be edited for time. But for those that haven't seen it, it beats trying to hunt down a rental place that carries it on DVD.
It's being listed as LBX too.

From England's Channel Four comes one of the best, most unsung miniseries you will ever see. While investigating the mysterious disappearance of a close friend, a police officer (Jack Davenport, Commandant Norrington in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) stumbles upon an undercover government organization devoted to investigating, understanding and ultimately eradicating the threat of vampires a word never used to describe what might be an alternative evolutionary strain that's predatory and selfish but not supernaturally "evil" ... and as one of its number claims, is the afterlife religions talk about. In its powerfully dramatic yet understated British way, Ultraviolet makes The X-Files look like Blue's Clues.
"Habeas Corpus"/"In Nomine Patris"
- Airs Wednesday, September 24, at 10AM ET/PT
"Sub Judice"/"Mea Culpa"
- Airs Wednesday, September 24, at 12PM ET/PT
"Terra Incognita"/"Persona Non Grata"
- Airs Wednesday, September 24, at 2PM ET/PT
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Already have the TiVo set to record.

Of course, it gets added to the pile of "to be watched" and the start of the new season doesn't help lower said pile.
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GREAT SHOW! Forget hunting it down for a rental! I think it is a must own. I just wish they hadn't cancelled it after only one season.
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I've had the DVD set for well over a year and rewatched it 3 times so far. Great show indeed!
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I've considered picking up this set, but is there any kind of closure to the six eps? Or is it a cliffhanger?
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Yeah, well it sort of finishes. On the commentary the director said there was noplace left for him to go with it.

It's worth picking up. 1.66 letterboxed.
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Quoth Chew <HR SIZE=1>Already have the TiVo set to record.<HR SIZE=1>

*marks list*

Buy the DVD!

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Originally posted by das Monkey
Quoth Chew <HR SIZE=1>Already have the TiVo set to record.<HR SIZE=1>

*marks list*

Buy the DVD!

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Hmmmm, "*marks list*"?? Do I get demerits for watching that channel?

I've found I'm much more likely to watch something if it's staring me in the face in my "Now Showing" list than sitting in a huge pile of DVDs to watch.
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I've found I'm much more likely to not spend eternity in a firey pit of hell if I approach things differently.

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I just want to highly recommend this show to anyone thinking about watching it or buying the dvds!!!

I rewatch it a few times a year.....I really get drawn into the acting which I thought was quite good.
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Will program the DVR when I get home tonight.
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Absolutely great show! It's a shame they never made any more episodes after the first season.
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Originally posted by Eric F
Yeah, well it sort of finishes. On the commentary the director said there was noplace left for him to go with it.

It's worth picking up. 1.66 letterboxed.
Anamorphic?
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Thanks for posting this. I've heard good things, and this lets me check it out for free.
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Originally posted by milo bloom
Anamorphic?
I'm pretty sure it wasn't.
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Letterboxed means 4:3.
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Originally posted by Eric F
Letterboxed means 4:3.
I knew that, I guess I was just hoping I read it wrong.
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Originally posted by Eric F
Yeah, well it sort of finishes. On the commentary the director said there was noplace left for him to go with it.
Wow, that never stopped a tv series before. Hopefully they will re-air as I won't be able to catch it.
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Damn, damn. Wish I had read this thread sooner. Ah well. If anyone is interested, this show is available for rental through the Walmart DVD Rental club. I'm trying out their free 30-day trial. I'll let you know how it goes.

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ah bugger. are they re-running it at some point. their website is next to useless. funds are too limited to splurge on the dvd set right now.
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I just watched (on my lowly VHS recording) and I have to say I enjoyed it very much. I'm glad to hear the it was edited down, because I did feel it was a bit disjointed. Some character elements seemed to be missing and some transitions. If netflix ever carrys this I'll add it to my queue.

Thanks for the heads up Pac-Rat.
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Originally posted by crankyman
ah bugger. are they re-running it at some point. their website is next to useless. funds are too limited to splurge on the dvd set right now.
I believe the last time it was on was in '01, so it's not something they run very often.
You can always check here:http://www.tv-now.com/stars/vampire.html
http://www.tv-now.com/stars/scifi.htm
http://www.tv-now.com/stars/horror.htm

They do the schedules a month in advance, unlike places like yahoo, and tvguide which is only 2 weeks or so.

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