Today's the day Wing Commander was to be released in France (useless fact: I used to live in Aix-en-Provence)... is there anyone out there who can drop us a line and let us know whether or not it was released?
Markus Steinkamp reports that Wing Commander DVD is available in Germany -- at Internet Media Service for 69.99 DM (or 67.89 DM if your order is more than 170 DM). Thanks!
Brace yourselves... after months of waiting the coolest possible thing you will ever buy is finally available to order! I speak, of course, of the Pilgrim Cross, which is now featured at Tuscany Trading Company -- and, get this, it's only $36! Buy it now! Have it in time for ten days from now! (Oh, thanks for delivering this news, Vaaseul.)
This authentic reproduction features a cast metal handle intricately detailed with gold color accents and a 4-7/8" 420 stainless steel blade that can be displayed in the fully extended position, mounted on the black lacquered plaque, or removed to wear the cross on the stainless steel neck chain included. This knife is officially licensed and each one includes a certificate of authenticity.
Wing Commander has appeared en masse at Blockbusters, Hollywoods, etc, everywhere -- and people report that it's selling very well! People have reported that the movie is 50 to 100 percent sold out at many locations. Over half of DVD Express' initial stock of 1100 copies have been ordered, and DVD Empire lists the movie as its number four best seller! Maybe it'll pull an Austin Powers and get a sequel off of video sales...
Lizard reports that the Wing Commander DVD is available in London for £30 at SRS on Shaftsbury Avenue. Get yours before they're gone.
DVD Box Office is offering the superb Wing Commander DVD for only $19.97! If you haven't already bought it (shame on you), do it now!
Well, I went against all odds and grabbed a copy of Wing Commander DVD from Circuit City today (and a shout out to my pal Samcat for making that possible). Here's my review...
Good: The video quality is far and away superior to that of the VHS version -- in particular, the CGI sequences look incredible. The interactive menus (by B1 Media are excellent! They're very animated -- very cool. The DVD's paper insert includes (in addition to the usual cast list) small cast bios (although Paladin's photo is wrong -- they used Gerald instead!).
Bad: At a list price of $34, this is an expensive disc... and although I wasn't expecting them, it would have been wonderful to have the extra scenes thrown in. That would have made the price more than worth it, and have given us a chance to decide whether or not it was confusing. Maybe if it sells well enough we'll see a special edition...
The rules for the Peter Telep Wing Commander Contest have been announced! You can get them here. Be sure to read the Privacy Statement here, too. Good luck!
3DGN's Bitchslap column's topic is currently 'Movies Based on Games'. Naturally, Wing Commander is talked about... check it out here.
I just want to thank Mark Day for sending me something VERY! cool. I owe you big time, man...
Just kidding. Today actually marks fifteen years of continuous daily WC news updates. The last day we missed was May 25, 2003, short of the occasional technical issue that may have slightly delayed the daily news a bit. (2018-05-26)
Games that Rock: Wing Commander 3
Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. (2018-05-25)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Who Would Win?
Wing Commander Movie Model Rundown
Atherin has been busy recreating nearly every ship in the Wing Commander film using SketchUp. There's really not much missing - we don't see the Kilrathi Concom, Diligent or some of the small background items, but just about all of the other major stuff is there. It's a pretty nice lineup! (2018-05-24)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: It's Not Going To Happen
That's what we've been saying all along! (2018-05-24)