Not only was the UK robbed when it came to the theatrical release of the Wing Commander movie, but fans have also been without a DVD release all this time. Fortunately Fox has decided to right this wrong, and released the movie on DVD in to British stores on January 3. You can now find it for sale for around £12.99. If you want to order online, the cheapest we could find was the newly launched Amazon Jersey's £7.25 (plus £1.24 postage, only available within the UK). If you prefer VHS for some strange reason, your only options are still to try and track down an ex-rental copy or tape your own next time the movie shows up on BBC2. It's pretty exciting that random Wing Commander items are still being released. Pedro has already received a copy and has prepared a mini review.
I'm enjoying the movie a lot more this time around, here in the UK we never got a cinema release, all I've seen before is a UK VHS squished in certain scenes and US DVD of unbelievably low quality, this was like an answer to my prayers having access to a home cinema whilst home from uni and such a high quality wing commander DVD... Anamorphic wide screen, single layer however there are no special features and only one audio track, the movie takes up the entire layer and this is clear from the very high quality picture. Audio quality is superb, especially the base, put the volume up to full and it really got my heart racing. True 5.1. Special effects are incredibly vivid.Sounds great. We was talking about surprises earlier this week, but we didn't expect one within a few days.