YAY! I just got the DVD in the mail today! EARLIER than I expected! I was supposed to come in on the 25th but came today! I'm shocked really! And I got it via Amazon!
excellent quality and sound. (For those who purchased the bootlegs, this is probably a huge sigh of relief)special rising stars like Sarah Polley makes her debut at the pilot episode.
Poorly packaged. I understand people are trying to go more "green" but there's no inserts, instead the the clear box reveals the backside of the dvd has the notes
about the episodes. So yes, I have to take the dvd COVER out to read the episode guide behind it.
The menu guide isn't that great either and the graphics for them are not very well done. Now, I'm not bragging I'm the best but when I took my college ****on DVDpro and assembling assets for the dvd? I knew better than to add some med-res images. I dunno, I expected at least some hi-res photos (which could have been attained from the show's press kit) for the dvd.
Why It's Worth It Despite Flaws
Like some of you here, I've waited a good 10 years or so for this series to come out on DVD. It's obvious CBS (which is weird because Chiller TV has the airing rights and it's on NBC?) didn't put much of a budget to getting the set done. Although, I vaguely remember someone once telling me it's more of the producers/production house than the studio per se who handle the dvds. Regardless, I am sure a lot of fans who watch the show will be satisified to get these dvds without resorting to paying ridiculous prices for shoddy copies because until recently the show wasn't being aired, no copies of the show were to be found in the US, etc.
It's worth supporting and getting these DVDs if only to show the "cult" status and love for a series ahead of its time. Sure, the special f/x are nothing compared to today's standards but at the time it was very innovating and different.
The next dream (besides getting the rest of the series on DVD) is having a revamp of the series, something new with a nod to its previous incarnation.