Season 3 DVD release date confirmed!

Wow! I've been a little out of the loop. Apparently a few days ago (December 31) it was announced that season 3 of Battlestar Galactica will be released in North America (Region 1) on March 25th, 2008. Ha! I scoured the web for news just about every other day until recently for this, and it finally comes up while I gave up and wasn't looking. We had heard some loose confirmations for "Spring 2008" before, and I'm pretty sure I remember March and April being thrown around. Thankfully it's not April (but pretty frakking close).

From dvdactive:
The six-disc package will be available to own from the 25th March, and should retail at around $59.98. All 20 episodes will be presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks. Extra material will include an exclusive DVD version of the "Unfinished Business" episode with 25 minutes of never-before-seen footage, deleted scenes, podcasts, behind the scenes featurettes, and more.
Nice! But there still seems to be no mention of the Resistance webisodes being included. That's certainly one of the points of contention with the current strike, so I'm kind of doubting we'll see it on the DVD set. C'mon NBCU! How hard can it possibly be to attach some proper credits to the webbies, throw them on the DVD (it's under 30 minutes total for all 10 together), and kick back to the writers? So sez the naive Hollywood wannabe.

Anyway, now we can lay back and relax a little now that we finally have a date and some info.


RJ said...

I'll probably just have finished season 3 on my DVR by the time they come out on DVD.

And last night I watched Unfinished Business, which is the episode where that picture is from, I believe. The Admiral and the President smoking under the stars...

Dan Myers said...

Actually, it looks like the Resistance Webisodes will be in the DVD set. On Universal Home Video's official Web site here it lists "Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance Webisodes" under "Bonus." Also, the press release here says "The Resistance Webisodes" will be on Disc 2 of the set. They probably aren't on Disc 1 so they can fit the Occupation-Precipice-Exodus1&2 sequence all on the same disc, but it'll still be a bit jarring to go from Disc 2 to Disc 1 to watch the events chronologically.

Hansgirl3 said...

I saw that the other day! I was so excited!!


I sure hope they include the Webisodes. *fingers crossed*