Got a copy direct from the source. Yes, the set is a UK release, but anyone worldwide with a region 2 player can of course order their copy for international shipment from for example amazon.co.uk or play.com.
Good review. Will be getting this for sure, though I'll wait a month before placing order in case they announce a R1 release. I sincerely hope they do. Shame they didn't improve the video, it doesn't even compare to the actual season 1 release of Pilot which had more vibrant colors, this one seems to have dull tone. And no 5.1 audio? Most shocking, but not surprising, is lack of extras. Yeah behind the scenes pics are nice but how hard it is to get some interviews of the cast or the crew?
Seems like DVD has been sent out earlier than blu-ray. I doubt, Blu-ray would be any different, but I will hold out passing judgment on it. But from the reviews it still seems that not much effort was invested in this release, of the DVD at least. Because that's what I'll be getting as blu-ray would be useless here as I can't play it unless we get an R1 release.
Update Feb 24 A Blu-ray copy finally came available for review as well.
Fans hoping for a remastered, high quality copy will be disapointed as this Blu-ray release comes with the same 2ch audio spec as the DVD and the same video source. Video is 1080i (interlaced) and not full HD 1080p/24 (progressive scan). Black bars to the left and right of the picture since its in its original 4:3 format. We doubt those with DVD players who can up-scale a normal DVD to 1080i can spot any difference between the two formats. The Blu-ray comes with no additional features than the DVD, but the still gallery is of higher quality in full 1080p. So to sum it up, those with DVD players only are not missing out with this release.
My blu-ray copy of Airwolf the Movie arrived today 26th February and i am not happy with the film at all the picture is worse than the DVD copy that came with the tv series and the black borders are massive on the left and right side of the screen , not worth the money , best to avoid this. I think i will keep watching the DVD Version and i suggest all Airwolf fans do the same.
I read the review this evening. It's well written, but there's one technical detail that's incorrect. It mentions a Laserdisc digital release. Laserdisc format is analogue though, with only the audio being digital.
"Do you think that you and your compadres might be able to help us repair that thing out there thatīs responsible for the destruction of your peace and the elimination of eggs in your sisterīs diet?" - Stringfellow Hawke
Umm, as a person that know's 222's and Airwolf, I would have to say it is you sir that is incorrect. The rotor head that was shown in the pic that Airwolf04 had raised concerns over was something that was more like something off a Russian chopper. The rotor head on the 222 was much different. As for the "stub wings", he was referring to the fact they were too extended. A 222's "stub wings" are called sponsons. Airwolf04 has plenty of knowledge in his field and quite frankly, I see no error in his comment.
"So you wanna play kicks with a mule, do ya?" Harlan Jenkins- Airwolf II
In these "review" it is not mentioned that the dvd contains a 15 minute ducumentary with a interview by Mr. Ernest Borgnine, where he talks about working with Jan-Michael Vincent, how the actors were not allowed to go up in the helicopters, alot of behind the scenes stories which make this dvd a must for hard core Airwolf fans. The interview with Mr. Borgnine alone is worth getting the dvd.