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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Frozen in a freak mishap, astronaut Captain William "Buck" Rogers is returned to Earth ... 500 YEARS LATER!
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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Post by Croft2014 » Mon May 25, 2015 2:37 am

I'd love to get this series on BD, but sadly Koch Media in Germany have released it as standard defintion on BD. great for the saving of space, but the picture quality is not improved at all.

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/2 ... rogers+blu

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Re: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Post by Scott » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:03 am

Croft2014 wrote:I'd love to get this series on BD, but sadly Koch Media in Germany have released it as standard defintion on BD. great for the saving of space, but the picture quality is not improved at all.

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/2 ... rogers+blu
Actually it was released by Ascot Elite Home Entertainment, not Koch Media.

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Re: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Post by Scott » Mon May 23, 2016 6:22 am

The entire series is set for release down under on August 17th, 2016. My guess is this will be a true HD release, not like the SD on HD discs from Germany.

https://b2b.madman.com.au/actions/catal ... seId=34998

The theatrical cut of the pilot is also included, but sadly this is in the listing: Theatrical Version of the Pilot episode (in Standard Definition)

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Post by Red Eye » Mon May 23, 2016 9:25 am

VERY interesting indeed!

Can't wait to take some HD screencaps from it once it gets released... :smile:
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Re: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Post by GoldCylon » Mon May 23, 2016 5:48 pm

I'd buy it. I haven't seen Buck in so long. I guess I finally held out long enough.

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Re: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Post by Scott » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:50 am

Madman has what's listed for the blu ray set. I'm disappointed that appears Awakening is the cut two part episode version instead of the TV movie cut. Same with Flight Of The War Witch. At least War Witch has the TV movie version included, even though it's in SD. I'm excited to check out the isolated music & effects audio track

EPISODES
SEASON ONE
1. AWAKENING – PART 1
2. AWAKENING – PART 2
3. PLANET OF THE SLAVE GIRLS (Feature-length episode)
4. VEGAS IN SPACE
5. THE PLOT TO KILL A CITY – PART 1
6. THE PLOT TO KILL A CITY – PART 2
7. RETURN OF THE FIGHTING 69th
8. UNCHAINED WOMAN
9. PLANET OF THE AMAZON WOMEN
10. COSMIC WIZ KID
11. ESCAPE FROM WEDDED BLISS
12. CRUISE SHIP TO THE STARS
13. SPACE VAMPIRE
14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUCK
15. A BLAST FOR BUCK
16. ARDALA RETURNS
17. TWIKI IS MISSING
18. OLYMPIAD
19. A DREAM OF JENNIFER
20. SPACE ROCKERS
21. BUCK’S DUEL TO THE DEATH
22. FLIGHT OF THE WAR WITCH PART 1 & 2

SEASON TWO
1. TIME OF THE HAWK (Feature-length episode)
2. JOURNEY TO OASIS (Feature-length episode)
3. THE GUARDIANS
4. MARK OF THE SAURIAN
5. THE GOLDEN MAN
6. THE CRYSTALS
7. THE SATYR
8. SHGORATCHX
9. THE HAND OF GORAL
10. TESTIMONY OF A TRAITOR
11. THE DORIAN SECRET

Special Features

Bonus Theatrical Version of the Pilot episode (in Standard Definition)
Bonus Feature-length version of Flight Of The War Witch (in Standard Definition)
Ending and Opening sequences for 2-part version of Awakening.
Bonus Syndicated 2-part version of Journey to Oasis (in HD)
Opening Titles without narration
Textless Opening and Closing Titles
Isolated Music & Effects Audio Track on each episode

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Post by Croft2014 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:52 pm

I've preordered it. I'm hoping that the version of The Awakening is the original 98 minute compilation version as that is the version released in standard def on the R1 Season Two set a few years ago (it's not on the complete series set from 2004). Most likely they used HD masters for the Season Two set (fingers crossed).

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Re: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Post by Scott » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:08 am

My copy of the Madman Buck Rogers blu ray set arrived last Thursday. I've managed to make it up through Cosmic Whiz Kid. It's been a great looking set so far. I've been able to read more labels, computer screens, and notice more painted wood than ever before!

Despite what the specs say online, this set CAN be watched in a U.S. Region A player. You won't be able to access the material in the set that's in SD, but all the HD material will play with no problem.

Buying directly from Madman is just over $60 U.S., and my copy arrived 8 days after it shipped.

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Post by GoldCylon » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:01 am

That is good news it works in the US

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Post by Red Eye » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:09 pm

Scott wrote:My copy of the Madman Buck Rogers blu ray set arrived last Thursday. I've managed to make it up through Cosmic Whiz Kid. It's been a great looking set so far. I've been able to read more labels, computer screens, and notice more painted wood than ever before!

Despite what the specs say online, this set CAN be watched in a U.S. Region A player. You won't be able to access the material in the set that's in SD, but all the HD material will play with no problem.

Buying directly from Madman is just over $60 U.S., and my copy arrived 8 days after it shipped.
Sounds awesome!

Could you also post some screencaps, please?
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Re: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Post by Scott » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:08 pm

Sorry, I have no way to make blu ray screen caps, unless I take photos directly off the TV screen. :sad:

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Re: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Blu-ray

Post by Red Eye » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:12 am

What a pity indeed. :sad:
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