Mc-Serenity (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Joss Whedon Starring: Nathan Fillion Gina Torres

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Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 229041421
UPC 025192145315
UPC 14 00025192145315
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 4/22/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Heroines
Mercenaries
Psychic Forces
Science-Fiction
Space
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Beloved television cult director Joss Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL) makes a spectacular first foray onto the big screen with SERENITY, the cinematic adaptation of his wildly popular but short-lived sci-fi series, FIREFLY. A mix of space western, comedy, and drama, SERENITY follows captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and his ragtag crew as they trade their way around the edges of civilized society. Of particular interest are two passengers they take on, Simon and River Tam (Sean Maher, Summer Glau), a brother and his telepathic sister on the run from the corrupt governing Alliance. As notorious former members of the anti-Alliance opposition, Mal and his crew make it difficult for Simon and River to stay hidden. Everything goes completely awry when a government assassin is sent to retrieve River. As Mal is forced to choose between his close-knit crew and the brother and sister newcomers, it becomes apparent that River harbors both a dangerous secret and astounding fighting powers, and Mal decides that discovering the truth about what she knows might just be worth his time.^Many of the film's action sequences revolve around Summer Glau's martial arts skills in her portrayal of River. Glau prepared for her role with Hong Kong stuntwoman Ming Lu, as well as stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and Hiro Koda, and as a resulted performed nearly all the stuntwork herself. In addition to the stellar stunts, realistic graphics, and an often haunting score, the film's actors display a rare chemistry that brings viewers both into their lives and into a possible version of humanity's future.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "[A] TV season's worth of roller-coastering drama, most of it balanced on the capable shoulders of Fillion, a natural leading man." -- Grade: B 10/07/2005 p.51
Sight and Sound "Many of the film's pleasures are down to small-screen values...and the good-humoured playing of an experienced, non-starry ensemble cast." 11/01/2005 p.78
New York Times "Scene for scene, SERENITY is more engaging and certainly better written and acted than any of Mr. Lucas's recent screen entertainments." 10/28/2005 p.E29
Premiere "Sci-fi connoisseurs will find this esoteric universe quite refreshing; the effects and action are wisely underplayed to keep the focus on its crackling, character-driven story..." 03/01/2006 p.111-112
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "This fantastically funny, inventive triumph defied all the doubters, proving both a smash with sci-fi nerds and a joy for skeptics..." 04/01/2006 p.142
Widescreen Review "Some scenes have a surreal blown-out and hazy appearance that evoke a dreamy mood....The visual effects are effectively incorporated with the live action." 06/01/2006 p.64
Directors
Joss Whedon
Actors
Nathan Fillion
Gina Torres
Cast & Crew
Alan Tudyk - Star
Jewel Staite - Star
Summer Glau - Star
Chjwetel Ejiofor - Star
Morena Baccarin - Star
Sarah Paulson - Star
Adam Baldwin - Star
Nathan Fillion - Star
David Krumholtz - Star
Ron Glass - Star
Michael Hitchcock - Star
Gina Torres - Star
Sean Maher - Star
Jack N. Green - Director of Photography
Joss Whedon - Screenwriter
Lisa Lassek - Editor
David Newman - Composer
Ruth E. Carter - Costume Designer
Barry Chusid - Production Designer
Joss Whedon - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
UPC 00025192145315
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Features
No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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