Today marks the release date for Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series on Blu-ray in North America. The 20-disc set presents all five seasons and 20 episodes of the show, which ran on Syfy Channel from 2004 to 2009.
Also included are audio commentaries from the cast and crew on nearly every episode, plus all the same bonus featurettes that were previously released on the DVD edition.
The whole package is in stores now with a suggested retail price of $199.99. If you pick it up today on Amazon.com you’ll save over 40 percent ($114.99, subject to change) while supporting GateWorld’s continued existence. At Amazon.ca the current discount is 35 percent ($129.99, subject to change).
It marks the first full-series Blu-ray release for the Stargate franchise. Previous Blu-ray options have been limited to the original Stargate film, the two SG-1 movies, Season One of Stargate Universe, and a “Fan’s Choice” collection for Atlantis that included only three episodes — the two-hour premiere and the series finale.
We’re still awaiting word from MGM and Fox Home Entertainment on Blu-ray releases for Stargate SG-1, and for the second season (and/or complete series) of SGU. Though Atlantis and SGU were filmed with high def cameras, the earlier seasons of SG-1 would likely require a greater investment from the studio to remaster for a true HD experience.