Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Miss the music from the series when you saw the movie??? well get this.. and hear all the gerat music from the TV series...... BTW the Score from the movie is also available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AYYUGQ/qid=1133343381/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-6006799-4103803?s=music&v=glance&n=5174
Friday, November 25, 2005
Buy the Aussie version of the dvd.. Why.. Well we get 2 discs!
- The film itself (obviously! There may be some problems if we left this off!!)
- Deleted Scenes
- Future History: That Story of Earth That Was
- What's In A Firefly
- Re-lighting The Firefly
- Joss Whedon Introduction
- Feature Commentary
- Easter Egg - We'll Have A Fruity Oaty Good Time
- A Filmmakers Journey: Journey with Joss from Script to Screen (this will be on all international DVDs but not the US version)
DISC 2 (at present, this disc is exclusive to Australia and Benelux - Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg - only but other international territories may decide to release the 2nd disc as well)
- Joss Whedon Q&A Session filmed at FOX Studios in Sydney
- Extended Scenes
- Take a Walk on Serenity: Cast & Crew take us on a special tour of the Serenity ship
- The Green Clan: Feature on Cinematographer Jack Green and his team
Out on Feb 1
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Some people accuse me of being a Mac Zealot and thinking Macs are perfect white machines that never fail. Nothing could be further from the truth, in fact I think its most PC owners that are the Zealots....well the ones who protest at the highest tower as soon as you say Macs are better or Windows sucks.
I have used Macs and Pcs consistently for the last 20 years, and I have extensive experience on both platforms! That's right I use both systems daily. In fact I have more experience on PC's than Macs. But if you go to a restaurant and continue get bad a bad experience then you don't go back, well avoid it where ever you can (Windows) I choose better food, and one that doesn't give me a bad experience 9 times out of 10. Thus like most Mac users we have tasted the bad food and choose not to eat there any more, and if we cant avoid it,eat as little as possible. Like most food, some people like , some do not, what you like, your mate doesn't.. that's fine. But SOME PC owners think they can look at the window of the restaurant, and say YUCK! Sorry PC Zealot you are a hypocrite!
Windows continues to offer a bad experience to users, and now with 4 layers of virus protection, COUPLED with spyware, maleware, Trojan ware, whateverware and chickenware the whole net experience on Windoze is bad. You have to be some tech head to figure it all out.... and you are accused of being some simpleton if you choose a Mac above a PC by the Zealots cause you don't have a degree in computer science, or enjoy spending hours configuring your PC to actually be on the net, and constantly look over you shoulder for some nasty trying to get into your computer.
A recent person who converted to Mac after his whole life on windows said to me , he felt "naked" on his Mac, as he had no Virus protection, spyware etc etc running.. to which I answered no.. now you are free to use the net and all it offers with out Paranoia, fear of anything affecting your computer, now you see what Mac users are talking about, after 2 weeks of owning a Mac he has said, he doest know why he didn't do this years ago. Why indeed!? Most PC zealots have NEVER owned a Mac or even used one for that matter, thus have no IDEA what they are talking about, except FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) spread by wives tales, rumour, or prejudice by PC zealots WHO HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING of Macs at all.
Macs are not perfect, they have issues like any appliance, but next to a PC they start looking that way. For ever one problem I have had with my Macs over the years, I guarantee PC owners have had 100's. This is why over 1 MILLION PC owners have switched to Macs in the past 12 months.
So all you PC zealots out there, its time to put up and shut up. Wanna stay on your heathen box's fine... but don't bag what you don't understand, cause. You are just being RACIST!
Battlestar Galactica is such a huge hit for NBC Universal Studios and The Sci-Fi Channel that before the second season has even concluded it has been given the green-light for 20 new episodes for Season Three. Not only that, the first ten episodes of Season Two will be available on DVD release by December 20, 2005 for the holiday rush.
The entire cast will return for the conclusion of Season Two and all of Season Three. Also returning are executive producer and writer Ronald D. Moore and executive producer David Eick. YEA!
Well looks like sony found that self destruct button after all, Ever since Sony BMG decided that (a) its customers were all, of course, potential copyright thieves and (b) the fact that they'd bought a CD gave Sony the right to install dangerous software on their PCs to protect its digital rights, they have been enjoing so much negative press and customer hate mail, it makes Jonny's IR laws look like a picnic!
Latest news that the Texas Attorney General has filed a civil lawsuit against the company under the State's anti-spyware legislation, describing Sony's actions installing the XCP software - which includes a so-called "rootkit" - as "a technological version of cloak and dagger deceit against consumers by hiding secret files on their computers".
It seems, however, that the deceit didn't end there. For instance, Sony claims to have withdrawn the offending CDs, but as recently as last Sunday, US time, Texas investigators were able to purchase several of the CDs at Austin retailers.
And just exactly how many dangerous CDs have been released on the market? According to Sony, they've sold only 2.1 million of 4.7 million CDs released with the XCP software. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation - which is also suing Sony BMG - claims that a second variation of the software, labeled as SunnComm MediaMax, has not been addressed and affects 20 million CDs.
The EFF claims the MediaMax software installs itself on computers even when users choose not to run the application. It says that software allows the company to track customers' listening habits despite denials the company collects such data, and it lacks any feature for deleting the program entirely.
Meanwhile, the fact that the software Sony deployed to protect itself from copyright violation contained software that violated the copyright of others, seems to expose it to more legal action - particularly ironic action, given the company has been suing college students and their parents over much less serious copyright infringements.
So far, it seems, Sony hasn't been experiencing much of a consumer backlash. But we expect it's only a matter of time.
We can only wonder whether Sony might begin to wonder, as it watches its reputation being shredded, whether it's really a good idea to try to stop its customers making a copy of the music they've paid for. Given that CDs seem to be rapidly becoming obsolescent technology, what with iTunes Music Store sales beginning to overtake the business being done in bricks and mortar stores.
Of course, none of this means anything to Mac or Linux users.... as this software from Sony does nothing to NON windows computers....so you should have bought a Mac shouldnt you...!? And if you dont own a Mac... GET ONE.. before Sony gets you ;-)
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Universal has officially announced Serenity will be available to own from the 20th December, priced at around $29.98 in the USA ONLY.... In Australia we have to wait!!
... here is the press release from United Australia " Here at Universal Pictures Australia we are very excited to be planning the DVD release of Serenity, which is scheduled for February 8, 2006. The Australian version of the DVD will be unique from other countries, in that it will feature some additional pieces of bonus content that will not appear on the US version. We are in the process of finalising the extra content and we will let you know exactly what you will find on the Australian DVD shortly. We are also looking at creative options for some special packaging and we will also update you on this in the near future. Rest assured though that we will be delivering a unique DVD for this market! ".
The film itself will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Extras will include a feature commentary with writer/director Joss Whedon, a director introduction, deleted scenes, outtakes, a Future History: The Story of Earth That Was featurette, a What's in a Firefly featurette and a Re-Lighting the Firefly featurette.. Check out the artwork above!
So when it comes out, don’t rip this off. or torrent it, buy the dam thing. Heck buy a few for friends and give.. support Joss so we can get more of these made! And if you don’t know what the heck I am talking about go by Firefly .. its only 29 bucks for the whole season, and see what great SF you been missing! Make things shiny once again! Just a pity Aussie fans have to wait 2 more months, the extras better be worth the wait!