FireflyUS Shafted By Serenity DVD
Thursday 15 December 2005, by Webmaster
Hey American Browncoats! Joss Whedon is really pissed off that you whined and tantrumed until Serenity, the movie based on your favorite TV show "Firefly", and then didn’t bother to turn out en masse at the box office to support it. How angry is he? He’s sending a giant screw you your way by giving the far more financially supportive (by per population anyway) British fans a slightly cooler Serenity DVD.
We don’t usually cover DVD news on this site, but this was just too hilarious to pass up. According to Empire Online, Whedon’s release of Serenity will be a step better in the UK than in the US. Those of you laughing right now thinking you’ll just order it online from Britain need to remember that Europe uses a totally different formatting than the states. You can order as many copies of the European Region 2 DVD, but most of you won’t be able to play it in your Region 1 DVD players. Heh.
So, what’s so great about the UK version? It will include a 20 minute bonus featurette outlining Whedon’s efforts to bring the movie to the screen. Other extras for the Brit release are pending but the package could continue to get better for the European crowd. Americans can expect the regular goodies like extended footage and deleted scenes, but for once Europe is getting the edge.
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