Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly’ On Sale on Amazon

by on May 10, 2012

in Entertainment

Joss Whedon director of 'The Avengers' moviesThe space western from Joss Whedon, Firefly, seems to be on sale this month in both DVD and Blu-ray formats on Amazon.  It’s not a huge sale, but a sale is a sale!

Firefly was that ill-fated series that aired on Fox, but for some “creative” reason, Fox reordered all the episodes so things seemed rather confusing to the TV viewing fan and what promised to be a fantastic series, faded in ratings after a single season.  (And no one ever lets the entity of Fox TV ever forget that.  But then again, on a smaller scale, they did the same thing to Joss’s Dollhouse!  But that show, it might not have really mattered.)

But now that everyone’s eyes are on Whedon, I can see various outlets taking advantage of his popularity.

Many many fans love Firefly.  I in turn, absolutely love the franchise ending movie from the show, Serenity.  Either project shows off how well Whedon manages ensemble casts, though in a TV series, he spreads the wealth of attention on characters around in more episodes.  In a movie, knowing he only has two hours, he still manages this focus so eloquently that it’s silly good.

Be it as it may, you can nab Firefly on either DVD or Blu-ray….  here’s how the special features look like (and tell me which you think might be the better deal!!!)

Firefly DVD

Firefly on DVDSpecial Features

14 episodes, including 3 that never aired
Commentary on Serenity Part 1 & 2, The Train Job, Shindig, Out of Gas, War Stories, Objects in Space, and The Message
Deleted scenes from Serenity, Our Mrs. Reynolds, Objects in Space
Featurettes: “Here’s How How It Was: The Making of Firefly,” “Serenity: The 10th Character,” “Joss Tours the Set”
Alan Tudyk’s audition
Gag reel
Joss sings the Firefly theme
Easter egg: Adam Baldwin sings “Hero of Canton”

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Firefly Blu-ray

Firefly on Blu-raySpecial Features
Disc 1:

Trailers: Dollhouse Fox Promo, Buffy Series on DVD, Angel Series on DVD
Serenity (Part 1 & 2)
Commentary by Executive Producer Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion
The Train Job
Commentary by Executive Producers Joss Whedon and Tim Minear
Bushwhacked
Shindig
Commentary by Writer Jane Espenson, Morena Baccarin and Costume Designer Shawna Trpcic
Here’s How It Was: The Making of Firefly

Disc 2:

Safe
Our Mrs. Reynolds
Commentary by Executive Producer Joss Whedon and Actors Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and Ron Glass
Jaynestown
Out of Gas
Commentary by Executive Producer Tim Minear and Director David Solomon
Ariel
Commentary by Executive Producer Tim Minear and Director David Solomon
Firefly Reunion: Lunch with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion,
Alan Tudyk and Ron Glass

Disc 3:

War Stories
Commentary by Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk
Trash
The Message
Commentary by Alan Tudyk and Jewel Staite
Heart of Gold
Objects in Space
Commentary by Executive Producer Joss Whedon
Serenity: The 10th Character
4 Deleted Scenes:
Serenity – Scene 1
Serenity – Scene 74 & 75
Our Mrs. Reynolds – Scene 18
Objects in Space – Scene 6
Alan Tudyk’s Audition
Gag Reel
Joss Sings the Firefly Theme
Joss Tours the Set
Easter Egg: Adam Baldwin Sings “Hero of Canton”

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For an $8 difference, I’m thinking Blu-ray, if you have the player.  But either one is  a wonderful experience if you only have a DVD player.  (I have the DVD version.)

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Firefly, the complete series

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