Ahead of the 2011 release previously rumored, MGM and Fox Home Entertainment have officially announced the release of Stargate Universe: The Complete First Season, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on October 5.
The 5-disc set will include all 20 episodes from the show’s first year, plus audio commentaries on every episode from the cast and crew, all 30 kino webisodes, and lots of extra featurettes. The high-def release includes several bonus features not on the DVD, including an extra “Destiny SML” (Star Map Log) and the SGU: Survival Instinct game.
That’s all the same contents as the Season 1.0 and Season 1.5 releases, which were released in February and July. According to the studio’s announcement, “SGU Season One Blu-ray and DVD feature an extended pilot with never-before-seen footage and exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes.” We’re not sure if that means this set has even more material that wasn’t on the 1.0 and 1.5 sets, or if the “never-before-seen” is a reference to the television cut of the episode.
Episodes are in 1.78:1 widescreen video, with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital on the Blu-ray, and English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish Dolby Surround on the DVD edition.
The suggested sticker price for the Blu-ray high definition release is $59.99 ($69.99 Canada), and $49.98 ($59.98 Canada) for the DVD set. Of course, that’s before the discount you’ll find at many retailers.
Season Two of SGU premieres Tuesday, September 28.
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