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Firefly: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

Nathan Fillion , Gina Torres , Allan Kroeker , David Solomon    Unrated   Blu-ray
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As the 2005 theatrical release of Serenity made clear, Firely was a science fiction concept that deserved a second chance. Devoted fans (or "Browncoats") knew it all along, and with this well-packaged DVD set, those who missed the show's original broadcasts can see what they missed. Creator Joss Whedon's ambitious science-fiction Western (Whedon's third series after Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel) was canceled after only 11 of these 14 episodes had aired on the Fox network, but history has proven that its demise was woefully premature. Whedon's generic hybrid got off to a shaky start when network executives demanded an action-packed one-hour premiere ("The Train Job"); in hindsight the intended two-hour pilot (also titled "Serenity," and oddly enough, the final episode aired) provides a better introduction to the show's concept and splendid ensemble cast. Obsessive fans can debate the quirky logic of combining spaceships with direct parallels to frontier America (it's 500 years in the future, and embattled humankind has expanded into the galaxy, where undeveloped "outer rim" planets struggle with the equivalent of Old West accommodations), but Whedon and his gifted co-writers and directors make it work, at least well enough to fashion a credible context from the incongruous culture-clashing of past, present, and future technologies, along with a polyglot language (the result of two dominant superpowers) that combines English with an abundance of Chinese slang.

What makes it work is Whedon's delightfully well-chosen cast and their nine well-developed characters--a typically Whedon-esque extended family--each providing a unique perspective on their adventures aboard Serenity, the junky but beloved "Firefly-class" starship they call home. As a veteran of the disadvantaged Independent faction's war against the all-powerful planetary Alliance (think of it as Underdogs vs. Overlords), Serenity captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) leads his compact crew on a quest for survival. They're renegades with an amoral agenda, taking any job that pays well, but Firefly's complex tapestry of right and wrong (and peace vs. violence) is richer and deeper than it first appears. Tantalizing clues about Blue Sun (an insidious mega-corporation with a mysteriously evil agenda), its ties to the Alliance, and the traumatizing use of Serenity's resident stowaway (Summer Glau) as a guinea pig in the development of advanced warfare were clear indications Firefly was heading for exciting revelations that were precluded by the series' cancellation. Fortunately, the big-screen Serenity (which can be enjoyed independently of the series) ensured that Whedon's wild extraterrestrial west had not seen its final sunset. Its very existence confirms that these 14 episodes (and enjoyable bonus features) will endure as irrefutable proof Fox made a glaring mistake in canceling the series. --Jeff Shannon

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Synopsis : Après une guerre civile qui a permis à l'Union des Planètes de dominer l'espace, le capitaine Malcolm Reynolds et son équipage s'efforcent de survivre à bord du vaisseau Serenity en effectuant diverses missions (transport de marchandises ou une mission de sauvetage...) sans trop se soucier de la légalité.

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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top-notch television, grounded before its time. Oct. 14 2003
If you're not a science fiction fan, you may be looking at the endless string of rapturous reviews for "Firefly" and rolling your eyes. While "Firefly" certainly doesn't lack in geek appeal, its sharp writing, excellent cast and often-striking visual style elevate it into the ranks of Just Plain Great Television. After a somewhat bumpy start, this series found its groove with remarkable speed, and began cranking out hour after hour of compelling drama as if it had been on the air for years.
The Fox network employed a novel strategy to introduce Firefly to audiences in the fall of 2002-- sidelining its brilliant two-hour premiere in favor of a dumbed-down and hastily-written successor, airing the series out of order (with all its least compelling episodes up front), and frequently pre-empting the show in favor of the world series. Fox then proceeded to throw up its hands in feigned amazement when the series tanked in the ratings. While fans of writer/producer/creator Joss Whedon do tend toward fanaticism, in this case it's more a testament to the quality and intelligence of "Firefly" that the series has enjoyed eye-popping pre-orders on DVD and new life as a feature film.
Standout episodes include "Serenity," the series' haunting, dryly funny pilot; "Our Mrs. Reynolds," a sly mix of screwball comedy and crime caper; and "Objects In Space," a nail-biting, beautifully shot game of cat and mouse between the series' most mysterious heroine and one of the more memorably whacked-out villains in recent TV memory.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Jamie MacDougall TOP 500 REVIEWER
There have been few science fiction series in past memory that are as warm and memorable as Firefly. A perfectly cast crew of loveable characters (that you actually care about), well-written stories, beautiful sets, music, wardrobe and special FX blend into an intoxicatingly brilliant series. It’s a wildly fun-filled tale with wit, action, adventure and humor.

It’s a real shame that Firefly never stood a chance due to the network’s meddling and total lack of faith in the project from before it even made it to air. Thankfully the show developed a quick and loyal cult following of fans that fought valiantly to save their beloved series. In the end their passionate efforts did not resurrect the series, but instead rewarded us with Serenity, a motion picture I also highly recommend.

Regardless of if you’re a fan of the science fiction genre or not, I recommend the series to everyone. This Blu-ray is a must have for old and new fans alike and should find a place in everyone’s collections as it provides a solid upgrade from the previous DVD release of the show. The set also boasts an array of extras, including a partial cast reunion segment and an additional episode commentary exclusive to the Blu-ray release. You won't regret picking this one up. Highly Recommended!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FOX SUCKS!!!! June 10 2004
I think there's enough 5 star reviews for this show that me continuing to rave about it would serve no purpose. So instead I choose to berate and chide the "brainiacs" who first decide to bring the master storyteller Joss Whedon to their network only to drop his show before the tale could fully be told. IDIOTS!! Do these people not know Joss Whedon? Have they not seen Buffy or Angel? Do they not know that Joss is all about big story arcs that pay off wonderfully in the end? To just kill the show was an absolute crime! If it were up to me, I would take all the people involved in cancelling Firefly, lock them in a room, and make them watch American Idol or Joe Millionaire, or whatever the latest reality garbage show is on, over and over and over again until they choke on the filth they've created and pandered to the public. That wouldn't quite be justice, but pretty close.
Well I guess its the fans that showed them. The sales of this dvd set are through the roof and after reading several reviews, its clear that anybody who's watched this show loves it. Can't wait for the movie!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Funny, creepy, sad, desperate, grubby, horrible and honourable, honest and deceptive, sweet moments , incredible courage, betrayal and redemption, it beats all the "civilised" Star Treks and Star Wars to pieces. The "Reivers" are the most terrifying villians ever created! As an Isaac Assimov fan, I became instantly hooked and cannot believe the foolishness of the network to cancel it. May they rue the day! MJ
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Script Animal TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Amazing! acting 5 starts, best writing I have seen in a series in a long time and I don't even like sci-fi! I am now a newly minted "browncoat"!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watched Serenity first Nov. 7 2013
By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER
I watched serenity about 20 times before finally breaking down and watching the complete Firefly series (14 episodes, 2002-2003). You can see my Serenity review for more details on the movie.

This series has all my favorite characters from the movie. The series was of course made before the movie. The series has most of the same characters and loosely the same base story. I can see where the series closed down too soon.

Some space ship, some cowboy, and a lot of people to people situation interaction. Each episode brings in a new problem and we see how our characters are to solve the problem or at least leave us with the thought of what we would do if we were there.

I saw the complete series on Blu-ray DVD as I wanted more control over the display and repeated viewing without having to subscribe to a service. The extras were disanointing and there was no voiceover commentary. Some of the scenes ware a tad grainy; however this does not distract from the presentation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly entertaining
This show was pure fun. I liked all the characters. They had a great way with words. This is a program to just sit back and enjoy.
Published 2 days ago by corby
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy!
In a series that was cut short, Firefly will always be in my top 10 for greatest shows. Very few shows can pull off multiple genres without confusing the audience.
Published 2 days ago by Matthew Aiken
5.0 out of 5 stars love this series
This was such a great series, I'm really happy they listened to the fan base and at least tied off the story a bit with the movie. Read more
Published 4 days ago by sheamurai
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
If you enjoyed Serenity (the movie) I highly recommend purchasing this. This is the easiest 5 star rating I have given a product in a long time. Did I mention this was AWESOME.
Published 26 days ago by Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars great show
Great show, it really is a pity it got canceled. I did hear rumors of a 20 year special on one site.
Published 1 month ago by Devin
2.0 out of 5 stars Price Discrepancy
Don't get my wrong, I love, love, love this series! I would love to buy this series but I have limited funds. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Misha
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Such a shame that this series was not given a chance on the networks - I can't add to all that has been said. Certainly no regrets other than it's too darn short!!!
Published 1 month ago by Some Bloke
5.0 out of 5 stars Shiny
Space Cowboys. Whedon. Fillion. Not-to-be-missed cameo appearances by dinosaurs. What's not to love? One of the best television programs ever made in the history of ever. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bob o
5.0 out of 5 stars Grab the series while it is available
Glad to get the series at this price. Too bad that it waws cancelled. Maybe it will be resurrected some day
Published 1 month ago by Tom Riedel
5.0 out of 5 stars Firefly the way it should have been on TV.
It was nice to see the episodes in the correct order, especially the pilot. The color and sound was excellent in Blu Ray.
Published 1 month ago by Walter D. Tanner
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