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Battlestar Galactica: 45th Anniversary Steelbook [4K Ultra HD] [1978] [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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Once again, clothing, jewellery, the odd scantily clad girl on display, all looked absolutely terrific. These were all great series (though Lost in Space went from serious to full-on camp very quickly), and they all approached their visuals in their own way.

How they were able to get away with it I'm not sure, but at some point it started to get dialed back until eventually it no longer happened. and skin details while various ship interiors present with added definition beyond the Blu-ray's ability.

Yet with the help of a human named Baltar (John Colicos), the Cylons have approached humanity with an offer of peace. There’s also additional footage that makes more explicit and obvious the Galactica crew’s plot to fool the Cylons on Carillon, and the sex scene between Starbuck and Cassiopeia is also edited for TV to remove obvious nudity in the theatrical cut. I know they did this because the source film wasn't anamorphic, and they know people hate letterboxes. Curiously (and likely because the negative was later conformed for syndication), the toned-down version of the scene and a few other TV changes remain in the film as released on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.

is bold and the opening shots of the Galactica roaring across your screen is sure to shake your floorboards. But instead of peace, the Cylons attack and destroy all of the battlestars with the exception of one: Galactica, led by Commander William Adama (Lorne Greene). Battlestar Galactica was shot on 35 mm photochemical film by veteran Universal Television cinematographer Ben Colman ( Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Fall Guy) in the 1. Which brings me to yet another of my eccentricities: most of my 1970's-to-present-time home video collection is focused around re-creating the way I experienced all this filmed entertainment back in my faded youth. But while waiting for George Lucas to mount his planned sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, Dykstra needed a way to keep his ILM team together and employed in the meantime.It was one of a few films released in Sensurround which gives it some epic bass in the space fighter scenes and the Galactica's engines too. And they all know this is probably the last time they will ever get to cash in on a physical media release. I remember how raunchy and risqué Soap was considered to be - and how tepid it is now in comparison. However, you do at least get a copy of the 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray released by the studio back in 2013 (and reviewed at the time here on The Bits). There was an incredible crash sequence in the year two episode "Space Warp" that featured an Eagle attempting to liftoff inside the underground hangar, flipping over and crashing into and taking out several other docked Eagles.

But Universal wasn’t interested in such high-concept science fiction until the success of Star Wars made them reconsider. Indeed, this series eventually spawned one of the most successful reboots of all time, when Universal and the Sci-Fi Channel commissioned Trek veteran Ronald D.

The f/x material is not as good as the scenes shot on the sets, the matte lines are obvious, but it's still very watchable. I still have the old CIC stripey videos for this and Mission: Galactica, although I haven't watched this version in over 20 yahren. All right, we’ll likely have at least one more review for you to check out later today, and we’re all working on more over the weekend.

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