Firefly/The Complete Series

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Firefly: The Complete Series
Firefly
Firefly: The Complete Series
Release Date December 9, 2003
Format DVD
Region 1
Distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Disc Count 4
Episode Count 15
Running Time 675 minutes
Retail Price $49.98
Video Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
French
Spanish
Subtitles English
Spanish
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Contents

Overview

The entire fifteen-epside run of Joss Whedon's Firefly. The DVD presents the episodes in production order, as they were originally intended to be viewed, as opposed to out of order like they were originally run on Fox.

Disc Breakdown

Disc 1

  • Episodes: Serenity, The Train Job, Bushwhacked
  • Full Length Audio Commentary featuring Joss Whedon and others on Serenity (with Nathan Fillon) and The Train Job (with Tim Minear).

Disc 2

Disc 3

  • Episodes: Out of Gas, Ariel, War Stories, Trash
  • Full Length Audio Commentary featuring various members of the cast and crew on Out of Gas (with Tim Minear and David Solomon) and War Stories (with Nathan Fillon and Alan Tudyk).

Disc 4

  • Episodes: The Message, Heart of Gold, Objects in Space
  • Full Length Audio Commentary featuring various members of the cast and crew on The Message (with Alan Tudyk and Jewel Staite) and Objects in Space (with Joss Whedon).
  • 3 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
    • Here's How It Was: The Making of Firefly
    • Serenity: The 10th Character
    • Joss Tours the Set
  • Deleted Scenes (from Serenity, Our Mrs. Reynolds and Objects in Space)
  • Alan Tudyk's Audition
  • Joss Whedon Singing the "Firefly" Theme
  • Gag Reel

Special Features

  • Here's How It Was: The Making of Firefly: This 30 minute featurette explains the ideas behind Firefly and what the cast and crew thought of creating the series. It cuts between interviews, footage of filming and footage of actual scenes from the show. It also explains some of the complications with the network and what sacrifices they made in order to work with FOX.
  • Serenity: The 10th Character: The 10 minute Serenity featurette explains the design of Serenity, the ship. Joss takes the viewer through the set designs (and color schemes) of the ship and how important the ship is as a character of its own.
  • Joss Tours the Set: Joss Whedon takes a very brief tour of the set and shows how the ship is brought together from a filming angle. He also explains, also briefly, the idea behind the show. This featurette is only about a minute long.
  • Alan Tudyk's Audition: This is a short audition take of Alan's first impression on the introduction of Wash in the pilot episode (where he's playing with the dinosaurs).
  • Joss Singing the "Firefly" Theme: Exactly how it sounds. The preliminary version of the theme song to the series, "Ballad of Serenity," played by Joss Whedon on an acoustic guitar is played over the opening credits.

Easter Eggs

  • Disc 4: In the Special Features menu, select the next page and highlight "Joss Sings the Firefly Theme." Press left and the symbol next to the picture should light up. Press enter to see Adam Baldwin sing "Hero of Canton."

Alterations

  • Episodes are presented in the intended airing order rather than the order that Fox ran them in.
  • A scene in "Objects in Space" was removed by Joss Whedon. The removed scene contained exposition necessary in the broadcast version because "Heart Of Gold" had not been aired previously to "Objects in Space" as intended. This scene appears in the deleted scenes.