Firefly - The Complete Series [DVD] [2003] £10.97 delivered @ Amazon
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Firefly - The Complete Series [DVD] [2003] £10.97 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 1st Feb 2010Made hot 1st Feb 2010
Much praised and much missed after its premature cancellation, Firefly is the first SF TV series to be conceived by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy and cocreator of Angel. Set five centuries in the future, it is a show where the mysterious personal pasts of the crew of the tramp spaceship Serenity continually surface. In fact, it's a Western in space where the losers in a Civil War are heading out to a barren frontier. Mal Reynolds is a man embittered by the war, yet whose love of his comrades perpetually dents his cynicism--even in the 14 episodes that exist we see him warm to the bubbly young mechanic Kaylee, the preacher Book, the idealistic doctor Simon, even to the often demented River, Simon's sister, the psychic result of malign experiments.

Firefly is also about adult emotional relationships, for example Kaylee's crush on Simon, the happy marriage of Mal's second officer Zoe and the pilot Wash, the disastrous erotic stalemate between Mal and the courtesan Inara. Individual episodes deal with capers going vaguely wrong, or threats narrowly circumvented; character and plot arcs were starting to emerge when the show was cancelled. Fortunately, the spin-off movie Serenity ties up some of the ends; and in the meantime, what there is of Firefly is a show to marvel at, both for its tight writing and ensemble acting, and the idiocy of the executives who cancelled it.

On the DVD: Firefly on DVD is presented in anamorphic 1.78:1 with Dolby Surround Sound. It includes commentaries on six episodes by various writers, directors, designers and cast members as well as featurettes on the conception of the show and the design of the spaceship Serenity, four deleted scenes, a gag reel, and Joss Whedon singing the show's theme tune, more or less. One of the things that emerges from all of this is how committed to the project everyone involved with it was, and is--unusually, you end up caring as much for the cast and crew as for the characters.

26 Comments

Buy it. Watch it. Love it.

If you are a TV fan and you haven't watched or had the pleasure of owning Firefly on DVD before, then this really is your lucky day! Simple amazing show, we need more seasons!!! Don't forget to watch Serenity, the follow up film, after you have watched the series

Still want a Region B Blu Ray release, but hot price in the meantime!

cookiemonster83;7715760

Still want a Region B Blu Ray release, but hot price in the meantime!



I believe it's region free so you can import it from the US via Amazon. I'm just waiting for the price to drop first.

midnightz;7715786

I believe it's region free so you can import it from the US via Amazon. … I believe it's region free so you can import it from the US via Amazon. I'm just waiting for the price to drop first.



Oh, tempting, love firefly. Really want 1st two seasons of Buffy on Blu as the DVD doesn't uprate very well.

Bought this in April '08 (was £9.99, Play.com) - but I think it has since been 'borrowed' - so may have to buy again when it's cheaper!

Good show, worth £10.97.

Got this when it was in the sale before. Great show loved every episode.

more and more people are picking this show up... maybe they'll bring it back...
ive already gone through Serenity and the graphic novels.. need more.

Best main theme ever!

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me...

angryrich;7716828

Bought this in April '08 (was £9.99, Play.com) - but I think it has since … Bought this in April '08 (was £9.99, Play.com) - but I think it has since been 'borrowed' - so may have to buy again when it's cheaper!




may be wait a bit and then buy the Bluray version? (an upgrade to what you previously owned)


also got this DVD set, from ChoicesUK sale I think before they went bust & changed owners, costed couple £s more 3/4 yrs ago. Like what others said, just waiting for the Bluray to be cheaper now.

Hmmm. Everywhere seemed to have this for a fiver a couple of years back. Not a big fan meself, but its entertaining enough.

midnightz;7715786

I believe it's region free so you can import it from the US via Amazon. … I believe it's region free so you can import it from the US via Amazon. I'm just waiting for the price to drop first.



You not on Rpoints/CBK no more midnightz?

Firefly is worth twice this at least, awesome show, awesome cast, awesome concept truly great. I liked Serenity but it kinda spoilt it a bit for me as it answered the River Tam ongoing stuff which was really kept you intrigued but it had to be done as it was their swansong as for coming back nah that's done there's no way back don't even think Joss is bothered he's busy with other projects now.

I never thought i'd like a Baldwin in something but Jayne was great loved his character and the wife thought he was decent eye candy too

splatsplatsplat;7718749

You not on Rpoints/CBK no more midnightz?



Oh god no! Got chucked out as a mod a little after BangraMonkey left... good thing too as behind the scenes that place was a real stinker.

What was your alias over there?

Firefly - The Complete Series

Firefly was canned halfway through the first season. Seems somewhat of a lie to call this "the complete series" when Joss was more than happy to churn out another 13 episodes... *sigh* I miss Firefly.

Genius - criminal waste that it was cancelled. Christina Hendricks is in it too - hottest redhead on Earth.

OliWarner;7719229

Firefly - The Complete SeriesFirefly was canned halfway through the first … Firefly - The Complete SeriesFirefly was canned halfway through the first season. Seems somewhat of a lie to call this "the complete series" when Joss was more than happy to churn out another 13 episodes... *sigh* I miss Firefly.



"The Complete Series" is true in the sense that it is all of the available episodes; but as you say the series was in no-way completed.

That said don't be put off buying this as the last episode "Objects in Space" is great and leaves series on a high; plus the film Serenity answers all the major questions left from the series.

Banned

Thnx !

"Rather to go to bed supperless than rise in debt"- Benjamin Franklin

Great buy at the price.

Rich44;7719011

I never thought i'd like a Baldwin in something but Jayne was great loved … I never thought i'd like a Baldwin in something but Jayne was great loved his character and the wife thought he was decent eye candy too



He (Adam Baldwin) was pretty good in Chuck too. Your Mrs will defo like him in that!

All hail the Browncoats!

Rich44;7719011

I never thought i'd like a Baldwin in something but Jayne was great loved … I never thought i'd like a Baldwin in something but Jayne was great loved his character and the wife thought he was decent eye candy too



Adam Baldwin isn't a "Baldwin brother" (if that's what you meant)...so it's OK to like him!

Great Series.

midnightz;7715355

Buy it. Watch it. Love it.



+1

I am a leaf on the wind...

No1_Dave;7717981

may be wait a bit and then buy the Bluray version? (an upgrade to what … may be wait a bit and then buy the Bluray version? (an upgrade to what you previously owned)



Nice one, I wasn't aware a Blu Ray edition existed. I'll look out for it!

komakino;7724236

Adam Baldwin isn't a "Baldwin brother" (if that's what you meant)...so … Adam Baldwin isn't a "Baldwin brother" (if that's what you meant)...so it's OK to like him! Great Series.



Really? Oh I feel so much better for that I can stop despising myself now then :-D
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