The Big Damn Blu-ray Release!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I originally posted a review for the new Blu-ray release of Firefly on but hey! I'll post it here as well!

I’m sure there are many fans out there who have been anticipating this Blu-ray release for some time now. Being one of those fans, I picked it up bright and early this morning at my local Best Buy and have reviewed most of the set’s 3-discs. The 1080p transfer is a welcome upgrade from its DVD release several years ago, but the image lacks by more recent TV Blu-ray releases. There is slight edge enhancement throughout and special effects shot in particular are a rather soft. Black levels are never right on either especially in darker scenes. Despite what some people are saying on a few boards out there, this show was shot on film and transferred to HD shortly after. The audio however is finally being mixed in 5.1 (dts-HD none the less). While not overly aggressive, the surround sound is a nice upgrade as well from the shows original 2.0 dolby digital track. As for special features, all the originals from the DVD are ported over here in standard def. There are two new exclusives on this set: a 24 minute Reunion clip with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and Ron Glass and a new audio commentary for the episode “Our Mrs. Reynolds”. Both are fun additions and I’m sure fans will enjoy seeing and hearing these four together again. The $60 price tag may be a lot for a few fans but I’m going to recommend this to all the browncoats out there. For those of you who still haven’t gotten on board with this show and love Blu-ray, I also recommend it. Even if this set is lacking in picture quality, you won’t be disappointed by the show’s entertainment value.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008 6:01 PM


I thought we were getting the Ariel commentary too...darn, still sounds amazing though


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