Fillion, Nathan

SKU: 025195055796

UPC 025195055796
Release Date 2008-12-30
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 119
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 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.[A] TV season's worth of roller-coastering drama, most of it balanced on the capable shoulders of Fillion, a natural leading man. -- Grade: BMany of the film's pleasures are down to small-screen values...and the good-humoured playing of an experienced, non-starry ensemble cast.THEATRICAL RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2005Scene for scene, SERENITY is more engaging and certainly better written and acted than any of Mr. Lucas's recent screen entertainments.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...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...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.
Cast Alan Tudyk (Star)
Jewel Staite (Star)
Barry Chusid (Production Designer)
Summer Glau (Star)
Chjwetel Ejiofor (Star)
Joss Whedon (Director)
Gina Torres (Star)
Jack Green (Director of Photography)
Morena Baccarin (Star)
Sarah Paulson (Star)
Adam Baldwin (Star)
Nathan Fillion (Star)
David Krumholtz (Star)
Ruth Carter (Costume Designer)
Ron Glass (Star)
Michael Hitchcock (Star)
Joss Whedon (Screenwriter)
Lisa Lassek (Editor)
David Newman (Composer)
Sean Maher (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Snap Case Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: DTS 5.1 Surround - French, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, (SDH) ,French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Extended Scenes Alliance Database Deleted Scenes: Optional Commentary Director, Joss Whedon Featurette: 1. Future History - The Story of Earth That Was 2. What's In A Firefly 3. Re-Lighting The Firefly 4. A Filmmaker's Journey 5. We'll Have A Fruity Oaty Good Time! 6. Take A Walk On Serenity 7. The Green Clan 8. Session 416 Audio Commentary: 1. Writer / Director, Joss Whedon 2. Nathan Fillion 3. Adam Baldwin 4. Summer Glau 5. Ron Glass Interactive Features: BD Live: My Scenes Sharing U Control: Digital Tour of Serenity U Control: Mr. Universe Compendium U Control: Picture in Picture U Control: Visual Commentary with Writer/Director Joss Whedon & Cast
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Science Fiction,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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