Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series is coming to DVD … again! MGM and Fox Home Entertainment have announced a new release date and a lower price for the gift set, which will be in stores in North America on March 23.
The 26-disc collector’s set includes all 100 episodes from the series, including the extended versions of Season Five’s “Vegas” and “Enemy At the Gate.” It will also include all the bonus material from the individual season releases (the discs are likely the same), including tons of episode commentaries and behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Check out the full press release on Page 2 for a listing of the individual disc contents.
A version of the set was previously released last October (story). While we never saw it ourselves, there was no indication at the time of any bonus material original to this release. Amazon.com still lists it as containing 25 discs, indicating the same content as the individual season releases (five discs per season).
The new set does include a bonus disc, including two new featurettes: “Mission 100: Atlantis Reaches a Milestone,” and “Stargate Atlantis: A Retrospective.”
According to our friends at TV Shows On DVD, the original October release was exclusive to Amazon, and March 23 is the date that the set goes wide to other retailers. While Amazon still lists the set with only 25 discs, they have updated the price and listed the bonus disc’s two featurettes in the product description.
Episodes are presented in their original 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio, with 5.1 Dolby Surround. French and Spanish audio tracks are also available.
There is no word on a Blu-ray release of the Complete Series. MGM tells GateWorld that future high definition releases for the Stargate franchise will depend on viewer demand — seen particularly in how well Stargate Atlantis: Fans’ Choice performs on Blu-ray.
The suggested retail price for the new set is $199.98, down from last fall’s $259.98. Fans north of the border will also be happy to see that the Canadian price is now equivalent: $199.98 CAN.
NEXT: The press release