countdown boutiques-francophones Beauty Furniture Kindle Explore the Amazon.ca Vinyl LP Records Store sports Tools

Customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
9
5 star
5
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
3
Format: Blu-ray|Change
Price:$25.59+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on February 9, 2009
I'm not going to bitch about the season being split in half and released as 2 box sets. It is what it is, and there isn't an alternative purchase option, so we have to live with it.

Instead, I'll just say that BSG 2.0 and 2.5 are both excellent. There are a few weak episodes but, for the most part, the second season is even better than the first. While I wish it was less expensive, I still feel that it was money well spent.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
TOP 500 REVIEWERon November 11, 2011
One of my favorite television series of all time along with 'The Wire'
and 'Breaking Bad'.

Like 'The Wire' this is a complex, Dickensian study of human nature,
not afraid of asking big questions, and meticulously plotted like a
great novel, so that each episode is a chapter in a much larger whole.

Just as 'The Wire' used the overly familiar cliché' world of the cop
show to jump off from and shatter our preconceptions, and 'Battlestar
Galactica' uses the sci-fi series, and the idea of human versus robot
wars the same way.

This is thinking person's sci fi, in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke,
or Isaac Asimov. It's about why we are how we are, what it means to be
a human being, morality under constant pressure in times of war,
fathers and sons, impossible loves, metaphors for modern and recent
politics and real world situations.

My wife, far from a sci-fi fan was hooked after 3 episodes, and we tore
through 5 years of shows in just a few days. It's that addicting.

The acting is all at least quite good, and some cast members are
remarkable, creating characters full of depth, complexity and
contradiction. The writing is terrific, allowing the characters to
change and grow, but always in ways that make sense, creating seemingly
inexplicable conundrums, only to find surprising, sometimes shocking -
but ultimately logical and satisfying - ways to explain where they've
taken us. The special effects are generally very impressive for TV,
even if they're not really why you watch this show.

It also has some of the most tense episodes of television I've ever
seen, and some of the season enders left me completely wrung out and
blown away. I was sad to get to the last episode, just as one is sad to
finish a great book.

I haven't bought it in other forms, so I can't compare, but generally
the blu-ray set (the non-Cylon box) is quite complete, and well packaged.
However, I have read accounts that quality control was a bit of a problem
and I didn't escape the bugs. On a couple of my discs there was
a slight 'pulse' to the image at times. At first I thought perhaps
it was a strange, but intentional, lighting effect, but looking at it carefully
it seemed more a reproduction problem.

This isn't just the intentionally added grain, a look I don't love, but accept
as an artistic decision.

Since then, I've read similar comments from others, so I'm not crazy
(or at least not in this case!). So, if you do order this, you might want
to make sure it's returnable, and try to do a quick quality check the best
you can. Of course, if the problem is intermittent, and mostly in the later
discs, as was in my case, by the time I saw it it was way too late
to ask for an exchange.

None-the-less, for me, the quality of the content way over-rode the
occasional image problems (and I'm a perfectionist - my wife
never noticed the pulsing until I pointed it out.).

As far as getting the individual seasons on blu-ray, it looks as though
you can do better buying the box set, although prices fluctuate
quickly here on Amazon and elsewhere, so I'd advise you do the math
and figure out the most reasonable way to own the complete set.

Also, Amazon UK currently has a complete region free blu-ray box
set for about $100 with shipping. It seems to have all the same extras
as the US box set. Well worth considering as long as the price holds up.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
TOP 500 REVIEWERon November 12, 2011
Right now you can buy the region free, blu-ray
box of the entire series form Amazon UK at not
much over $100. Even if that price goes up, please
do yourself a favor and look at your other options.
As this set is priced it is WAY out of line with other
ways to buy the show.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 30, 2009
Okay the pricing is terrible...but please people do not rank the pricing rank the show.

Battlestar did not suffer from the sophomore jinx. This season was consistently solid. The season started off strong with the aftermath of Adama's shooting, finishes the Caprica storyline, includes the Pegasus episodes and ends up on New Caprica.

Despite how much I like the series and would like to buy it I won't. It will be interesting to see what series packages and HD packages will be offered when the show wraps up production. If this "Star Trek-like" pricing continues I will not be partaking.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 15, 2008
I really love Battlestar. I adore it. But I can't afford to pay $70 for a single season. I understand how the episodes air, and I understand how the sets are released, but this season came out 2 years ago. There's no need for the price to still be so high. I'd really love to own these, but the exhorbitant cost prohibits me from ever doing so. Do yourself a favour, wait until all the seasons are released and then buy the enormous boxed set that will likely include both mini series, the seasons, the webisodes, etc. It will still be an outrageous price, I'm sure, but I think it will be more satisfying and likely cheaper in the long run. I would feel very ripped off if I paid $70 for a single season, or $50 for HALF a season. Terrible.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 5, 2013
I bought them all when they were on sale at 20$, I usually hate sci-fi tv show because most of them have cheesy plots and crappy special fx, but it's probably one of the best tv show i've ever watched.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on November 12, 2015
Excellent shows; excellent series - a Classic.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on May 24, 2016
great show loved it
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 13, 2007
The Second Season of Battlestar Galactica is simply amazing and intense. The reason I'm giving this box set a low score is because I cannot stand the way we are cheated. Season 2.0 and 2.5 is a fancy way of saying that we have to pay twice for one complete season. Why would you break a season into two sets of ten episodes. Oh right, to charge me double. Even worse, they're sold together! Well I'm sorry Amazon. That is not going to work now, or ever. Drop your prices.
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse