Posted Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 01:00 PM PST by Tom Landy
The classic original sci-fi series and the 1980 spin-off are bound for Blu-ray in May.
In an early announcement to retailers, Universal says they are preparing 'Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection' and 'Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection' for Blu-ray on May 12.
From renowned writer/producer Glen A. Larson, the creative force behind Knight Rider, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, comes the groundbreaking TV series that launched one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises in history, available in widescreen and high definition as Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection and Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection. These essential collections for Battlestar Galactica devotees include all 24 explosive episodes of Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series plus the complete 10-episode spin-off series, Galactica 1980.
Newly remastered in 16:9 widescreen presentation for the very first time, Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection features both pioneering series meticulously reformatted to be optimized for the HDTV viewing experience. Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection also includes both series in 4:3 Full Frame as they were originally televised, plus the theatrical version of the premiere episode "Saga of a Star World," presented in 1.85:1 widescreen for the ultimate collector.
This epic adventure, which provided the inspiration for the critically acclaimed 2004 Syfy reimagined series, comes with over 4 hours of bonus features, including over 3 hours of deleted scenes from Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series. These collections also includes featurettes such as "Glen Larson on the Creation of Battlestar Galactica" and "Stu Phillips: Composing the Score" with an inside look at the genesis of this remarkable production, and "Remembering Battlestar Galactica," a 45-minute retrospective documentary featuring cast and crew on the making of this ground-breaking series.
Suggested list price for the Remastered Collection is $119.98 while the Definitive Collection is set at $149.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection' and 'Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under May 12.
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