Yesterday we broke the news
that Universal Studios Home Entertainment had officially informed retailers that Battlestar Galactica - Season 4.0
is coming to DVD on January 6, 2009
. Our friend Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits, a huge Galactica
fan himself, passed along
the info to his readers...but he had a smidge of info that we didn't!
With the DVD news, fans have been wondering when Universal would bring the Battlestar
into a Blu-ray universe, and deliver the show on the winning high-def home video format. After all, the studio released the 1st Season on HD DVD
back when they supported that now-defunct format. When do we get it on Blu? Well, this is what Bill Hunt had to say about that, and about the timing of the broadcast debut for the final run of episodes, over at The Digital Bits:
FYI, there's no Blu-ray version announced, however, a OUR sources tell us that there ARE plans in the works for BSG to debut on Blu-ray later in 2009, so stay tuned. One last note - the 1/6 DVD street date means you can reasonably expect Season 4.5 to debut on Sci-Fi at the end of January.
Our thanks (and a belated happy birthday; it was yesterday!) to Bill for the info. For those of you who may not be familiar with The Digital Bits, they've been around for 11 years (if it's not one of your bookmarks, then it should be!), and historically Bill is most often correct about this sort of thing. If it does happen, we'll certainly report on it, so stay tuned and we'll keep you posted on updates. But we hope to be back much sooner with Season 4.0
package art, so stand by and we'll bring that to you just as soon as the studio provides it!