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BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY - HD WIDESCREEN THATRICAL CUT???

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Has a widescreen hd version of this ever aired anywhere…and been saved for posterity? I have the bluray set, which is great. Interested if the above even exists? Thank you all for your hoped-for replies!!!

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Buck was originally intended as a tv miniseries and the switch to feature film came very late in production. Open matte full frame is probably best for it.

It’s too bad the stereo mix on the old Discovision Laserdisc hasn’t been carried over to modern releases.

Where were you in '77?

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The DVD set of the series has the theatrical version, not the 2 part episodic version which features some different scenes.

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Universal reissued Buck as individual season sets in 2012. (Single sided discs this time.) Season One has the two parter now. Not sure if they kept the movie version.
Uni’s double sided discs seem to go bad so often I dread revisiting my complete series set.

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SilverWook said:

It’s too bad the stereo mix on the old Discovision Laserdisc hasn’t been carried over to modern releases.

Oh? Can you elaborate about this, please? Is it better/different to that on the DVD and the uncompressed 2.0 LPCM stereo on the Blu-ray?

JEDIT: Ah, the Blu-ray is actually mono. Bill Hunt seems to have misreported the specs.

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/item/buck-rogers-25th-century-complete-series-regb-brd

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Recent captures…

*The Hunger Games HDTV 1080p (UK theatrical alternate version: not on Blu-ray)

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SilverWook said:

Universal reissued Buck as individual season sets in 2012. (Single sided discs this time.) Season One has the two parter now. Not sure if they kept the movie version.
Uni’s double sided discs seem to go bad so often I dread revisiting my complete series set.

I’ll have to look into that. With Battlestar Galactica they issued the multipart in the box set and they issued the movie version separately. I saw both the BG and BR movies in the theater.

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The BSG Blu Ray is a significant upgrade, but Universal deserves a Cylon invasion for bundling it with cropped for widescreen versions. You can’t get the full frame set separately unless someone breaks up the set on Ebay.

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JayArgonaut said:

SilverWook said:

It’s too bad the stereo mix on the old Discovision Laserdisc hasn’t been carried over to modern releases.

Oh? Can you elaborate about this, please? Is it better/different to that on the DVD and the uncompressed 2.0 LPCM stereo on the Blu-ray?

JEDIT: Ah, the Blu-ray is actually mono. Bill Hunt seems to have misreported the specs.

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/item/buck-rogers-25th-century-complete-series-regb-brd

There was a thread over at the LDDB forum where it was discussed in detail.
http://forum.lddb.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3104
As it’s an early title the discs are prone to the same defects and rot as most Discovision pressings are. I have two copies, and the rot affects the sound on both.
Is it possible somebody could work some digital magic cleaning the audio up?

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SilverWook said:

The BSG Blu Ray is a significant upgrade, but Universal deserves a Cylon invasion for bundling it with cropped for widescreen versions. You can’t get the full frame set separately unless someone breaks up the set on Ebay.

I think the UK release is just the 4x3 versions…

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