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NOTE: Contains violence

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"'Serenity' is a fun flick"
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Serenity' may be one of the least visually impressive movies. Not that it's the fault of the HD DVD format, but rather indicative of the style of the film itself. A rough, oftentimes grungy-looking movie, ‘Serenity’ is not supposed to look totally polished, which means it is not quite ideal home theater demo material. Highly stylized with a processed veneer, the look of ‘Serenity’ sometimes varies wildly, with some shots looking almost crystal clear, and others heavily sprinkled with film grain, pumped-up colors and bleached out whites that make it appear as if the film was left out in the sun too long. Maybe its a bit schizophrenic, but it can sure look cool.

That said, this HD DVD release certainly looks more detailed than its standard DVD counterpart. Despite the all the technical trickery, the overall depth and clarity of the image is considerable, especially during the cleanest-looking sequences in the film. Colors are also a bit more stable than the standard DVD, with less apparent noise on the most vibrant hues. I also felt the blacks where a tad bit more robust, and shadow delineation improved – in some of the darker moments, such as the opening action scene, I could clearly make out fine details in the dimmest areas of the picture that weren't discernible at all on the standard DVD release. However, overall, someone who pops this one in as their first taste of HD DVD may come away wondering what all the fuss is about.


They aim to misbehave...

Serenity is the feature-length adaptation of Joss Whedon’s cult TV show, Firefly, about a band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future.

The story centres on Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family – squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.

When Mal takes on two new passengers – a young doctor and his unstable telepathic sister – he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl.

The crew that was once used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space. Hunted by vastly different enemies, they begin to discover the greatest danger to them may be on board Serenity herself.

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Joss Whedon
  • Outtakes
  • Joss Whedon Introduction
  • Future History - The Story of Earth That Was
  • What's In A Firefly
  • Feature Commentary with Joss Whedon
  • Re-lighting the Firefly
  • A Filmmakers Journey
  • We'll Have A Fruity Oaty Good Time! - Easter Egg
Release date NZ
March 28th, 2007
Movie Format
  • HD DVD
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Swedish, Danish
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
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