The studios haven’t made an official announcement yet, but TVShowsOnDVD.com did some digging and found pre-release info and preliminary box art. The studio later confirmed the release to the site. The cover design matches the DVD release of The Complete Series, but is marked as temporary art and so subject to change.
The full series will be released on July 26 in North America, featuring all 100 episodes of the show on 20 discs.
There is no word yet on the bonus content in this release, but based on the studio’s track record it will include all the same content as the DVD release.
The set comes at a suggested retail price of $199.99. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.com for 30 percent off ($139.99 – subject to change)!
The studios released Stargate Atlantis Fans’ Choice two years ago, which included just three episodes — extended versions of the 2-part series premiere, “Rising,” and of the series finale, “Enemy At the Gate.”
There’s no word yet on when (or whether) this release will show up in the U.K. and other regions.
The news comes at the same time as MGM and Fox announced last week that they have renewed their DVD and Blu-ray distribution deal through 2016.
And what about Stargate SG-1? While there is nothing new to report on that front, MGM told GateWorld in 2009 that they were evaluating options for releasing the series on Blu-ray. In that case, older episodes would have to be remastered for the high definition format.
(Thanks to Billz, Tanith, Rob Korporaal, Lyle, Rick, Robert, Alex, Dave and Krzysztof for the tip!)