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"Serenity" Movie Makes Quick Voyage to DVD

Wednesday 9 November 2005, by Webmaster

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com)- Joss Whedon’s short-lived FOX drama "Firefly" found its greatest success on DVD and it looks like Universal is hoping the same will be true of Whedon’s feature "Serenity."

After 38 days in release, "Serenity" has grossed just over $25 million domestically and it’ll make its transition onto DVD on December 20, a theater-to-home window of well under three months, an extra fast turnaround.

Now you know what to get as a stocking stuffer for that Browncoat in your life.

The film reunites the stars of "Firefly" — including Nate Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher and Alan Tudyk — in another adventure that combines outer space fantasy with Western action. Although writer-director Whedon was able to complete his first feature with a relatively modest budget (somewhere in the $40 million range), the box office for "Serenity" fell short of what most observers thought would be required to greenlight a theatrical sequel.

Of course, passionate fans of the series and movie have been told before that the story was over, getting the franchise resurrected with their faith (and DVD-buying dollars).

The DVD contains deleted scenes, outtakes, a special introduction and commentary from Whedon and several other documentaries and features.