I finally got my hands on a copy of Serenity on DVD. Widescreen of course. I received it as a christmas present this year from family, so now I just have to find time to crack open the plastic wrap and settle down in front of the 8' screen for some good viewing. :-)
I went to go see it opening night at the movies. I never see movies in the movie theaters anymore (it just isn't worth it) but I figured Serenity just might be worth it. I was right. If the DVD transfer is even halfway decent it will look and sound pretty good here at home too. Though it could look even better if I ever actually could get around to adjusting the convergence on my projector.
Too bad the box office numbers for Serenity weren't as good as what the browncoats were hoping for. Flightplan really took away from Serenity, as has been said before. I don't think it was really marketed as much as it could have been. Maybe if some of the cast was able to do more of the talk show circuit the movie would have fared better. Hopefully the DVD sales will go well. Its currently #3 on Amazon.com's DVD sales, and has been in the top 10 since it was released. The TV show box set is currently at #4. Not bad for the little series that could! Especially when one considers the fact that the TV show box set has been available for years, and its the box set's sales which helped get the investment in the movie. You would think that everyone who wants the boxed set already has one.
Hmm. I don't have the TV series box set yet. And I want one. But $34.99 for a boxed TV series that I've seen before is likely not the best investment for a poor graduate student. Maybe next year.
I'm definately looking forward to more from Joss Whedon and crew.