The excellent news retains coming for all Babylon 5 followers: The whole collection is coming to Blu-ray only a few months after sharing that an animated feature-length movie is within the works. The Thirtieth-anniversary launch will embody all 110 episodes of its five-season run and its pilot TV film, The Gathering. Present creator J. Michael Straczynski shared a celebratory tweet directed at followers stating, “YOU WANTED IT, YOU ASKED FOR IT, AND IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED!”
ATTENTION #BABYLON5 FANS! YOU WANTED IT, YOU ASKED FOR IT, AND IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED! To have a good time B5’s Thirtieth Anniversary, the Full Babylon 5 collection can be launched ON BLU-RAY December 5, ’23. Pre-orders might be positioned STARTING TODAY through the retailer of your selection. Huzzah! pic.twitter.com/9OfI05I0fa
— J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski) July 18, 2023
Straczynski’s collection adopted the inhabitants of a Twenty third-century Earth Alliance house station set as much as mediate peace between 5 highly effective empires. Its preliminary manufacturing wasn’t the best high quality — to say the least — leaping between acted scenes and blurry CGI frames. However, in 2021, Warner Bros. House Leisure launched Babylon 5 Remastered to stream on what was then referred to as HBO Max and as a digital obtain on iTunes and Amazon. The unique digicam negatives have been scanned in 4K after which downscaled to HD with a clean-up and shade correction as well. The CGI sequences have been upscaled to HD, and the present has been accessible to look at in its authentic 4:3 ever since.
The Blu-ray launch can be “absolutely remastered in HD,” which may very well be the 2021 replace or a more moderen model. Babylon 5‘s Blu-ray version is now accessible to pre-order for $100 and can be launched within the US and Canada on December fifth.
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