We've had several reports now about Firefly - The Complete Series
coming to hi-def Blu-ray Disc in the near future, including an early May story
about how Amazon is already taking pre-orders for the release, and is providing package art (below) but no release date. Rumors have floated around the 'net since then, sometimes saying it will be out later this year, others saying that we won't see it until 2009. We didn't want to comment on these possible timetables until we had some more solid facts. Now we've that for you!
We've gotten word from reliable sources up in Canada, that Fox has now set a release date for Firefly - The Complete Series
on Blu-ray, and provided details as well. The studio has always released titles day-and-date in all of North America whenever possible, so this date (and content info) very likely applies to the USA as well. The date? November 11th
We're told to expect a 3-disc set on Blu-ray "BD-50" discs, running 658 minutes. Video will be widescreen 1080p. Audio will be available in English - 5.1 DTS Master Audio, French Dolby Surround and Spanish Dolby Surround. English, French and Spanish subtitles will also be available. All the bonus material from the 2003 DVD release will be included, plus 2 new commentary tracks (with Joss Whedon and possibly other participants), and a new Cast Reunion as well. Here's the breakdown we were given:
- Commentary Tracks:
- "Serenity" (Part 1 & 2) by Executive Producer Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion
- "The Train Job" by Executive Producers Joss Whedon and Tim Minear
- "Shindig" by Writer Jane Espenson, Morena Baccarin and Costume Designer Shawna Trpcic
- "Our Mrs. Reynolds" (NEW to Blu-ray)
- "Out of Gas" by Executive Producer Tim Minear and Director David Solomon
- "War Stories" by Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk
- "The Message" by Alan Tudyk and Jewel Staite
- "Objects in Space" by Executive Producer Joss Whedon
- Deleted scenes:
- "Serenity" scene 1 (1:34)
- "Serenity" scene 74-75 (4:34)
- "Our Mrs. Reynolds" scene 18 (3:39)
- "Objects In Space" scene 6 (2:08)
- "Heres How How it Was: The Making of Firefly"
- Serenity: The Tenth Character
- Joss' Tour of the Set
- Cast Reunion (NEW to Blu-ray)
- Alan Tudyk's audition
- Gag Reel
- Joss Sings the Firefly theme
- Easter Egg: Adam Baldwin sings "Hero of Canton"
Pricing in Canada is CA$119.98 SRP, but what's the cost in the USA? According to the Amazon pre-order listing (see button link immediately below), the list price is $89.98 SRP in the States, but you can lock in your copy right now for $62.95 (but that's subject to change without notice).