Life On Mars - Series 1 - Complete [Blu-ray] £10.44 delivered @ Amazon
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Life On Mars - Series 1 - Complete [Blu-ray] £10.44 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 29th Mar 2010
LIFE ON MARS is a throwback to the crime-fighting style of the 1970s, drawing its inspiration from such TV series as THE SWEENEY and THE PROFESSIONALS. As was characteristic of classic 60s fantasy, the creators have taken some risks with the shows politically incorrect references, daring to be slightly subversive. While its creators are quick to brush off comparisons to fellow time-travelling TV series QUANTUM LEAP, there are obvious thematic similarities, however unconscious. John Simm (HUMAN TRAFFIC) ably stars as Sam Tyler, the fish-out-of-water detective who must piece together the mysteries of his own predicament, while solving the crime du jour. The show takes its title from David Bowies haunting theme song.

Number of discs: 2
Classification: 15
Run Time: 472 minutes

9 Comments

Great show, but we aware that this is not a high definition release - its just the DVD release but on fewer discs, with no upscaling or quality improvements.

Banned

dvdbargainhunter;8238528

Great show, but we aware that this is not a high definition release - its … Great show, but we aware that this is not a high definition release - its just the DVD release but on fewer discs, with no upscaling or quality improvements.



in the reviews on amazon they say there is an increase in picture quality and a true hd soundtrack so i am confused :?

jaystan;8238640

in the reviews on amazon they say there is an increase in picture quality … in the reviews on amazon they say there is an increase in picture quality and a true hd soundtrack so i am confused :?



Oh, maybe I'm wrong? I was sure it was a direct DVD port - in fact there was a big discussion on here about it a while ago.

Not seen this on blu-ray, but there have been lots of discussions and debates about the hd quality.

Absolutely love this, gutted this isn't HD though as i'd buy it again

I've also read that the original DVDs are better quality than the blu-rays so it's best to stick to them.

Cold from me. It's currently £10.43 at Asda. Bought this and the 2nd series from Asda last week, using the 10% off code getting both for less than £10 each.

It was shot in 16mm film. So not true HD.

BigDave;8247415

It was shot in 16mm film. So not true HD.



Film is an analogue medium and being shot on any particular film stock has very little to do with the resolution (it could still be transferred at 4k for example which would be a lot higher than 1080p) the problem was that all the effects and matte shots were done in standard definition, so the blu-ray versions are just 'studio enhanced' HD from SD masters, the problem with this is that they overdid the edge enhance which ******s up the picture quality.
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