A few months back we learned that a 2-disc special edition of Joss Whedon'sFirefly spinoff, Serenity, was on the way. And now, because I'm such a pathetic nerd when it comes to this particular TV series / movie, I'm elated to share the news on what'll be included on that dual-platter release (which hits the shelves on August 21). Plus there's some pretty nifty cover art ... but let's focus on the extra goodies right now.

Here's what you'll find on the Serenity 2-disc special edition, and I'll italicize the stuff that was not on the single-disc release that you probably already own and have watched about 14 times:

  • Audio commentary with writer/director Joss Whedon
  • Audio commentary with Whedon and actors Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau and Ron Glass
  • Joss Whedon introduction
  • Deleted scenes with optional Whedon words
  • Extended scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Featurettes:
  • "Take a Walk on Serenity"
  • "Green Clan"
  • "We'll Have a Fruity Oaty Good Time!"
  • "A Filmmaker's Journey"
  • "Future History: The Story of Earth That Was"
  • "Re-lighting the Firefly"
  • "What's in a Firefly?"
  • "Session 416"

(Again, the italicized goodies are the "new" ones, unless you own all of the international Serenity DVDs, in which case the second commentary is the only truly NEW item. I think. I'm sure a smarter Browncoat than I will come along and correct any glitches I may have made.) And yes, this is the original theatrical cut: No "added scenes" or "director's cut" gimmickry here. Plus the cover art is pretty damn slick, albeit not exactly what I was expecting. I snipped a little section out for this post, but you can check out the full goods over at DVDActive.com. Pretty gorram shiny.
categories Features, Cinematical