Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum


Go Back   Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum > Main Mission > The Big Screen

Notices

SPONSORED BY
&

Reply Bookmark and Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26-01-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
martin
Medical Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 169
Lightbulb Year 2 Blu ray

From http://digitalbits.com/#mytwocents
Quote:
I've confirmed with sources that A&E is planning to release Space: 1999 - Season Two on Blu-ray Disc later this year. Official details will follow in the coming months, but if you're a fan and you loved Season One on Blu-ray, the good news is that Season Two is on the way.
To be confirmed...
martin is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
Captain Sci-Fi
Commander
 
Captain Sci-Fi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Glos, UK
Posts: 5,027
Thumbs up

That's good news, where do I order?

Thanks Martin

Cap'n
Captain Sci-Fi is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2011, 08:09 PM   #3
Mark42
Chief Eagle Pilot
 
Mark42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Nottingham, England
Posts: 1,204
Default

I'm a bit suprised as I only bought my series 1 bluray on saturday (together with a player to watch it on!) and was rather amazed to see that it was only 'Limited Edition No 0358'. When I saw that I thought that if thats a guide to how many they are selling then there would be no chance for series 2!
__________________



....... S.I.G David Mark Sisson
Mark42 is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
alfalfa
Communications Officer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,063
Default

As I understand it it is perfectly possible, in these times, to get a graduate to do it for minimum wage. The tech is well understood now and there are plenty of bright young things who would give their eye teeth to have something like this in the CV.
alfalfa is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
martin
Medical Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 169
Default

The numbers people get seem to be in different ranges- Network have quite low numbers, Amazon have higher numbers. Some ones without the numbered sleeves have been sold too.
martin is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 26-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
scatta
Astrophysics Technician
 
scatta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Technical Section, Moonbase Alpha
Posts: 304
Default

Has Year 2 been remastered?

I think the cropping for a 16:9 aspect may present some challenges:













scatta is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2011, 07:11 AM   #7
jerome
Hydroponics Technician
 
jerome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 39
Default

an Update, with Network, on thedigitalbits.com

Quote:
I've confirmed with sources that A&E, Network (etc) are hard at work on a Blu-ray release of Space: 1999 - Season Two. Much work remains, but the hope is that you might see it on store shelves by the end of the year. Rest assured, we'll post updates and official details as we get them in the months ahead. Bottom line: If you're a fan of the series and you loved Season One on Blu-ray, the good news is that Season Two is moving forward. [Editor's Note: We removed the street date we posted last night, as it's apparently very tentative and still subject to change. The text has been updated to reflect the situation more accurately.]
jerome is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2011, 07:34 AM   #8
martin
Medical Technician
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 169
Default

The original date was 18th October 2011, btw.

The A&E Year 1 blu ray street date was delayed by months, so it's probably wise to ignore that date!

The HD remastering hadn't been commissioned at the end of last year, so even if it's started now it it take time to complete (remember the Year 1 blu ray had an existing HD remastering from 2005; year 2 only has Metamorph done).
martin is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2011, 08:20 AM   #9
jerome
Hydroponics Technician
 
jerome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 39
Default

It's the same with The Persuaders at network. The Blu-Ray release is planned for this year but The HD remastering hadn't been commissioned yet.
jerome is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2011, 09:45 AM   #10
gwent
Computer Technician
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 227
Default

So is Network actually doing the remastering? It was the BBC who did the awesome remastering job on year 1, several years ago. If Network is doing season 2 themselves, does anybody know what to expect?
gwent is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 28-01-2011, 09:10 AM   #11
VoyagerOne
Hydroponics Technician
 
VoyagerOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, BC, Canada
Posts: 33
Default

Unless they've done a fair amount of work ahead of time, I wouldn't be surprised if the release date isn't until early 2012. By the time the remastering is done (assuming the episodes are being remastered) and extra features are selected and licensed...Add to that the time to create the menu, disc layout, and physical media, such as disc pressing and booklet printing (if any...I can dream, can't I?), I think we're looking at a bit of a wait. Still, I'm just glad there were enough units sold of Season One to incite A&E/Network to also release Season Two. One wonders, seeing that The Metamorph was remastered, if the rest of Season Two has already been done? (That's just my inner Mulder talking to me.)
VoyagerOne is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2011, 09:28 AM   #12
MkIXHawk
Communications Officer
 
MkIXHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 1,460
Default

Oh, Lovely: The Rules of Bluton...


...I can hardly wait
MkIXHawk is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2011, 11:26 AM   #13
healvis
Communications Officer
 
healvis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: London
Posts: 943
Default

I think all the behind the scenes & continuity photo's on the discs are worth the 29 on their own. I noticed a couple of things when watching the first few episodes, one is Koenig's computer readout notes are sheets of Letraset. & you can also see quite clearly that the Eagle has 2 lights attached to each front pod leg in "A matter of life & death".

Last edited by healvis; 28-01-2011 at 11:48 AM.
healvis is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2011, 05:32 PM   #14
NeoGoglu
Eagle Pilot
 
NeoGoglu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 505
Default

I think it was in RATM, and i can't remember well but in SD the
lights are fading even the cockpit one when the eagle touched down i think
NeoGoglu is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2011, 07:15 PM   #15
healvis
Communications Officer
 
healvis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: London
Posts: 943
Default

Doh...Yes, Ring around the moon. It looks like they used 2 GOW's on each pod leg. The lights on the Eagle including the cockpit look like they lose a few volts right at the end of the sequence.
healvis is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Old 30-01-2011, 01:09 PM   #16
Waldo
Alphan
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8
Default

Fingers crossed that series 2 does get the full restoration treatment - it's long overdue, so I'm really pleased to hear this news.

I really did think that it wouldn't happen though and thought that the only reason The Metamorph was on the series 1 bluray was just to use it up as it had already been done.
Waldo is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2011, 08:49 AM   #17
jerome
Hydroponics Technician
 
jerome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gwent View Post
So is Network actually doing the remastering? It was the BBC who did the awesome remastering job on year 1, several years ago. If Network is doing season 2 themselves, does anybody know what to expect?
No, Network will not do the remastering, Granada will, like for Series 1. It's not the job of the dvd company, it's the one of the rights owner.
jerome is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2011, 07:00 PM   #18
Troy
Medical Technician
 
Troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 160
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark42 View Post
I'm a bit suprised as I only bought my series 1 bluray on saturday (together with a player to watch it on!) and was rather amazed to see that it was only 'Limited Edition No 0358'. When I saw that I thought that if thats a guide to how many they are selling then there would be no chance for series 2!
Maybe they are shipping them working back from No 1999? I have 'Limited Edition No 0393' and I bought mine a couple of weeks ago on the day the offer started. So perhaps they have sold more than we think.
Troy is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 01:14 AM   #19
Dorzac
Eagle Pilot
 
Dorzac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Norfolk, UK
Posts: 516
Default

I'm guessing certain major online outlets have limited qty's of the limited editions, Amazon certainly have (or had) some as thats where i got mine ...
Dorzac is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 04:47 AM   #20
scatta
Astrophysics Technician
 
scatta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Technical Section, Moonbase Alpha
Posts: 304
Default

Quote:
Maybe they are shipping them working back from No 1999? I have 'Limited Edition No 0393' and I bought mine a couple of weeks ago on the day the offer started. So perhaps they have sold more than we think.
It's unlikely that the transit carton (the brown cardboard boxes which carries the blu-rays from manufacturer to distributer) would show the number range of the disks carried inside.

By the time they have been moved from pallet to truck to delivery point etc, the only numeric order left will be the collection of blu-rays in that particular box, and a box may only contain 20, 30 or 40 pieces.

even when they have been unboxed at the distributer, no one is going to care which order they are sent out in.
scatta is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site and contents are copyright Bernard Walsh 2010 all rights reserved, no reproduction of material in any form without written permission email: Bernie.walsh@mac.com