ADV Films to Release Farscape: Starburst Edition on DVD

On November 16, 2004, ADV Films will release the first volume of the new expanded and updated FARSCAPE: STARBURST EDITION. The new collection includes documentaries on the series, new audio commentaries with the cast and crew and behind the scenes footage.

The adventure begins when American astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) undertakes an experimental space mission in a ship of his own design. After a wild ride through an unexpected wormhole, he tumbles out on the other side of the universe right into the middle of an intense space battle. Crichton joins a quarreling, offbeat band of escaped strange alien prisoners onboard a massive ship named Moya -- who just happens to be a living creature.

Created by the Jim Henson Company and Hallmark Ent., FARSCAPE has been called "The Best Sci-Fi on TV," by TV GUIDE, and hailed as "TV's Best Space Series" by USA TODAY. FARSCAPE also received the Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Series three years in a row (2001, 2002, 2003).

FARSCAPE: STARBURST EDITION VOLUME ONE ($24.98) is a DVD-only release, including seven complete episodes on two double-sided discs, with audio presented in English 5.1 and 2.0. Extras include Documentary: "Making of a Space Opera," "In the Beginning: A Look Back with Brian Henson", recorded exclusively for the Starburst edition, "From the Archives: Early Makeup Tests, Video Profiles: Ben Browder (John Crichton) and Claudia Black (Aeryn Sun), 14 brand new audio commentary tracks recorded exclusively for the Starburst edition, deleted scenes, Cool Farscape Facts, New Farscape Facts, Alien Encounters, greatly expanded production design galleries, image galleries: conceptual Aat, Crichton, Aeryn, Farscape trailers and ADV previews.

In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the U.K. ADV Films' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs. Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit www.advfilms.com.

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