Warner Bros Home Video has announced that the Babylon 5 spinoff, Crusade was released on DVD
December 7. The series stars Peter Woodward, Gary Cole, Marjean Holden, Tracy Scoggins,
Daniel Dae Kim, David Allen Brooks and Carrie Dobro. This 13 episode series (576 mins)
will be released in a 4 disc set, and carries a suggested price of $59.98 US. It'll contain
an English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track, along with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
The video will be presented in the original aspect ratio: 1.33:1. We have little information
on the special features, just that there will be audio commentaries and a documentary.
For those of you not familiar with CRUSADE, here is a synopsis of the plot:
In 2267 the Earth is quarantined, having been infected with a deadly plague by an attacking
alien force. Scientists estimate that it will kill every inhabitant within 5 years, not nearly
enough time for a cure to be developed. So the planet's only hope lies with the Excalibur, an
advanced prototype starship sent out to search ancient alien ruins for their former inhabitant's
secrets, hoping that somewhere out there a cure can be found.
While there are a lot of places where you can pick up the new DVD of BABYLON 5: THE MOVIES, my favorite
is CostCo. The price is hard to beat! They have a terrific on-line catalog as well.
Today, Warner Bros Home Video releases the "Babylon 5: The Movies," on DVD. This 5 disc set will
contain all 5 movies as well as special features. The set will carry a $59.98 SRP and will be available in
stores and online August 17th. "The Gathering" will be presented in 4:3 (original aspect ratio) while the
other movies will be 16:9 anamorphic widescreen; all movies will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. The sets
will be closed captioned and be subtitled in English, Spanish and French.
Each movie will contain commentary from the creator (J. Michael Straczynski), cast and crew, as well as an
introduction for each movie by JMS. Rounding out the special features is the featurette, "Creating the
Future - How Science Fiction and the show influenced each other."
A number of clips have been received from Warner Bros. for your viewing pleasure. Don't miss them. They have
been provided in a number of formats so that everyone can enjoy them -- no matter what the speed of your
connection is. Go to Season 5 to view them.
Materials are arriving from Warner Bros. and will be posted shortly related to the release of the
Season 5 DVD for Babylon 5.