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Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Epic Series (1978)

Lorne Greene , Richard Hatch , Richard A. Colla , Vince Edwards  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (425 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, John Colicos
  • Directors: Richard A. Colla, Vince Edwards, Donald P. Bellisario
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: February 10, 2004
  • Run Time: 2040 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (425 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00018LTDI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,774 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Epic Series" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1:
  • Commentary with Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Herbert Jefferson Jr.
  • Saga of a Star World: Deleted Scenes
  • Glen Larson on the Creation of Battlestar Galactica
  • Stu Phillips: Composing the Score
  • The Lost Planet of the Gods: Deleted Scenes


  • Disc 2:
  • The Lost Warrior: Deleted Scenes
  • The Long Patrol: Deleted Scenes
  • The Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Deleted Scenes


  • Disc 3:
  • The Young Lords: Deleted Scenes
  • The Living Legend: Deleted Scenes
  • Fire in Space: Deleted Scenes
  • Inside Battlestar Galactica
  • A Sneak Peek at the New Battlestar Galactica Mini-Series
  • Behind the Scenes of the Battlestar Galactica Game


  • Disc 4:
  • The War of the Gods: Deleted Scenes
  • The Man With Nine Lives: Deleted Scenes


  • Disc 5:
  • Murder on the Rising Star: Deleted Scenes
  • Greetings From Earth: Deleted Scenes


  • Disc 6:
  • Baltar's Escape: Deleted Scenes
  • Experiment in Terra: Deleted Scenes
  • The Hand of God: Deleted Scenes
  • Remembering Battlestar Galactica

  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Back Cover

    In the deepest reaches of space, the fight to save all human life from extinction has begun in this science fiction adventure that launched the Battlestar Galactica phenomenon! Hopeful for lasting peace following centuries of intense warfare, the Twelve Colonies gather to sign a treaty with their dreaded enemies, The Cylons. But after an act of treachery on the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons launch a devastating surprise attack, destroying the Colonies' home planets and most of their military strength. A lone flagship battlestar, the Galactica, remains to aid the surviving colonists on their epic journey for a new home to a far-off legendary planet--Earth. They must survive the pursuing Cylons in a series of epic battles that will determine the fate of the human race in this non-stop action-packed classic filled with cutting-edge special effects by John Dykstra ("Star Wars," "Spider-Man").

    Product Description

    Lorne Greene, Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch. Every big-budget adventure of the original ragtag Galactica crew as they accumulate survivors of decimated planets, evade their robotic pursuers and search for the distant, mythical planet known as Earth." Includes 24 episodes on 6 DVDs in collectible Cylon Head packaging. 1978-79/color/19 hrs/NR/fullscreen.

    NOTE:Disc 4 and Disc 5 are single -sided disc whereas Disc 1,2,3,6 are Double-sided disc.

    Customer Reviews

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    566 of 596 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One-Year Cult Series Still Remembered July 29, 2003
    By A Customer
    Format:DVD
    Twenty-four years after its cancellation after just one season on the air, Galactica is still remembered fondly by a surprising number of fans. Is there any other one-year series this famous a generation later? None that I can think of. Here's a rundown of the seventeen episodes that make up this box set collection of every episode of "Battlestar Galactica."
    Saga of a Star World: The three-hour pilot that launched the series, later shown in theaters as an edited version. After a thousand years of war, the twelve colonies of man are wiped out by the mechanical Cylons. The Galactica and its ragtag fleet of survivors begins the search for the legendary planet Earth. Grade: A
    Lost Planet of the Gods: The Galactica discovers the planet Kobol, where mankind originated. Adama attempts to learn the path its inhabitants took when they journeyed to Earth. Meanwhile, the viper pilots have contracted a disease which forces the fleet to train shuttle pilots (women) to take over as fighter pilots. Grade: A
    The Lost Warrior: Apollo is stranded on a wild west planet where things resemble the movie Shane a little bit too closely. Grade: F
    The Long Patrol: Starbuck pilots a prototype viper into an unknown galaxy and finds an asteroid penal colony where the inmates are descendants of the original criminals. Grade: B
    The Gun on Ice Planet Zero: A giant laser cannon on an arctic-type planet threatens to destroy the Galactica as it comes in range. A "borrowed" plot from "Guns of Navarone." Grade: C
    The Magnificent Warriors: The fleet is threatened with starvation and lands on a planet where the local movie theater is playing "The Magnificent Seven.
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    211 of 220 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD boxset of the classic original series! November 8, 2003
    Format:DVD
    I just finished viewing all of the content in the Battlestar Galactica DVD boxset. It took me nearly two weeks to view all of the episodes and extra features. There is an enormous amount of material to go through on this set.
    The packaging is indeed unique, being a molded plastic Cylon helmet with a chrome coat on top of it. The "Red Eye" portion is a thin reflective coating similar to a lenticular sticker. The set is a little large with the helmet packaging, but that really doesn't bother me since it's interesting just to have sitting on a shelf. The set also comes with a nice collector's booklet with air dates and information about all of the episodes, photos, drawings, ship diagrams, etc. The booklet is about the size of a magazine, which is great since it wasn't some dinky little booklet.
    As for the 6 DVD discs themselves, they are all Double-Sided. Universal shows Single-Sided on the advertising materials for the set, and even on the back of the boxset! That's a minor gripe, but somewhat deceiving to potential buyers. Many of the DVD's are Dual-layer on one side and Single-Layer on the opposite side to maximize the footage on a single DVD. The Menus on all 6 discs are the same, but still a nicely done motion layer sequence that runs at about 52 seconds. As for the interior package that holds all 6 DVD discs, it is a foldout package that has clear plastic disc holders with photos underneath. They are rather sturdy in their grasps on the discs, I had trouble freeing up one disc at first. On the opposite foldout side are layered photos from the series. All episodes and time lengths are also listed on the back of the inner package.
    As for the episode transfers on the set, they are very clean and clear for a TV series which aired in the late 1970's.
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    470 of 509 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars No felgercarb in this set! November 8, 2003
    Format:DVD
    If Classic Trek is the epitome of a cult sci-fi show, then Battlestar Galactica is the very essence of one. The loyalty of the fan base is amazing, and Trekkies are probably jealous on some level or other about what little stolen thunder Galactica fans may have enjoyed in 1978 and since.
    As for the series, to be honest, there are some problems with it. The blatant overuse of stock footage puts an Irwin Allen spin on the proceedings (realistically, how many times can a Viper get nicked in the top tailfin by Cylon laser fire, and escape destruction?!) The shamelessly 70's hairstyles, disco dancing, and kid-friendly atmosphere have all tended to date Galactica over time. But even so, despite everything, Galactica retains a certain charm unseen in any of those new Treks we've been inundated with.
    The show was always a favorite of mine, but mostly because it was a show I watched as a kid, and have not seen except in bits and pieces over the years. Of course, I had to buy it when it came out on DVD.
    The episodes have been transferred to disc with good quality, and the show is as crisp and colorful as possible. The Cylon packaging for the set is interesting, but ultimately fragile and too bulky for storage. While the attempt is appreciated, the special packaging works against those of us drowning in our DVD collections.
    What really strikes me after screening the series in this set is just how BIG it was. The scale of the Galactica always seems to be nicely realized, especially on the bridge, which is just packed with extras moving about in the background. Touches like that help convey the epic scale of the story as well, and the sheer vastness of space in the Galactica Universe.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Battlestar Galactica Series
    I enjoyed the movie, its been a long time watching it. But I purchased it at a very reasonable price. I don't watch a lot of SyFi movies but this one is the exception.
    Published 3 days ago by bb23
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good Show
    Great series, ashamed they cut it off, but good anyway
    Published 5 days ago by rich_s
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for nostalgia
    Fun for nostalgia and backstory. A little dated and hokey by today's standards I really enjoyed it and enjoyed the full story
    Published 15 days ago by Handydeb51
    5.0 out of 5 stars brought me back to my childhood
    Loved seeing the original cast. I had a marathon watching the show I wish that the show lasted longer than it did.
    Published 25 days ago by Biscuit
    5.0 out of 5 stars Super Cool
    Super cool love it IDK what else to say bla love it ok are we done yet can I post it
    Published 28 days ago by Jay
    5.0 out of 5 stars I Loved This Show!
    This show was one of my favorites growing up, and I wanted to introduce my two boys to the real BG, and they are fans now too.
    Published 1 month ago by Anthony G Myers
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sci-Fi from years gone by
    I saw, as a youngster, the 1978 release of Battlestar Galactica. The movie brings back enjoyable memories of childhood & friends. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars The original Battlestar Galactica
    I'm having fun introducing my 13-year old to this fantastic old series. Such a pity there were so few episodes made.
    Published 1 month ago by Avril Howes
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great offer
    This set in package my grandson wants along with two other DVDs on the series was great ! My grandson loves the series and we watch it together as I did with my son when it first... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by norwegian
    5.0 out of 5 stars it cound happen
    what will happen some day we dont know what our future holds for since we are in space and our planet is getting more crowed
    Published 2 months ago by lois kingsland
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    Looking at Universal's website the only discernible difference I can see is the packaging:

    The newer (and more expensive set) info:
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