News regarding Battlestar Galactica’s voyage to Blu-ray Disc keeps pouring in with the latest offering your first opportunity to secure every episode in high definition.
As previously reported, two Universal advertisements have confirmed Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series is on its way to Blu-ray Disc (and DVD, for that matter). The advertisement that appeared on Hulu even offered a July 28 release date.
Beginning this weeekend, Amazon.com has begun taking pre-order sales for not only The Complete Series on Blu-ray Disc but Season 4.5 as well. The downer? They won’t come cheap.
Season 4.5 has an SRP of $69.98 and Amazon is selling it for $48.99. Keep in mind that is only 10 episodes so you’d be paying almost $5 per episode.
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series is a better deal but wallet-breaker nonetheless. Universal has set its SRP at $349.98 and Amazon is selling the set for $244.99. Keep in mind this set includes every episode and the extended cut of Razor.
As of Sunday morning Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on Blu-ray held the #7 spot in Amazon’s hourly Blu-ray bestsellers chart. Not too shabby for a nearly $250 set and good news for the future of television on Blu-ray.
Universal is expected to issue an official BSG on Blu-ray announcement in the coming weeks. We’ll have that for you along with high-res cover art the moment either are first available.