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post #271 of 1612 Old 06-17-2009, 07:13 PM
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peterlee, I think we just keep circling the point: you think $59.25 is a price-gouging ripoff for a season of BSG based on current market conditions, and I don't agree based on a long history of getting hosed by studios. All I know is that I'm going to be a happy guy come July 28th, because there will be a whole mess of BSG to enjoy!
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In a perfect world... I'd expect:

Season 1 (includes mini-series prequel) @ $39.95
Season 2 @ $49.95
Season 3 (includes Razor) @ $49.95
Season 4 @ $49.95

That'd be $189.80 total.

In a "collected complete set" deal, I'd either expect $149.95 as a slightly discounted OR I'd expect $199.95 but it comes with extra goodies (like the cylon figure).

So at $225+ I can wait a bit either for a sale or a coupon or something. If it becomes available under $200 I would jump if I have the budget available at the time.

If I had my 'druthers I'd prefer a $150 price-point without extra toys and stuff... but I can live with $200 as that is at least not too out-of-bounds for most TV-on-Blu sets these days. Incidentally, my prices of desire are what I would like to pay, not the MSRP which would likely be way above that so stores could claim 30% off retail "sales" to get to the price-point I'd like.

Fortunately, I stopped buying DVDs after 2.5 came out so I didn't invest too heavily in the DVDs before knowing the Blu would be coming.

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We're not so far apart. I do think that $60 per season in a fug-ugly and inconvenient case is too much to ask but I'd probably spring for the standalone seasons if they are in the $50 range. I MUCH prefer the look and convenience of the standalone boxes. I understand where you're coming from with your history of buying overpriced Blu-ray sets. Me, I only recently started buying when prices dropped to levels that I thought was reasonable and not robbery. Whether or not a studio's pricing decision is out of whack with the market, the decision whether it is acceptable is ultimately your own. Enjoy the set!
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I was doing laserdiscs when Special Editions were $124.95 for a single movie! Talk about price gouging!
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Sorry I don't have a whole lot of patience for posts that don't stand up to 30 seconds of scrutiny.

Don't mind me...I just like to see a bit of levity infused once in a while.

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My problem is that I have all the DVD's so far, and I am not sure that it is worth selling them for an upgrade to Blu Ray. I also have the HD-DVD season 1 set as well....The HD-DVD set is a definite upgrade over the season 1 DVD's, especially the sound. These sets are hard to decide if it is worth a hidef upgrade, especially the first couple of seasons, when there is a lot of film grain, and blown out contrast ( as I call it). The space scenes always look good.
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I was doing laserdiscs when Special Editions were $124.95 for a single movie! Talk about price gouging!

I'm in that boat with you! The faux-leather bound T2 Special Edition box set is still a treasure.
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What is meant by "how it usually works," and the point of the post, is that box sets typically offer a discounted price compared to buying individually packed seasons. Granted, both are priced high, but his point is valid, just the same.

Bingo. Of course the standalones will cost just as much, if not more then the box set counterparts.

Anyways, I also don't think it's horribly overpriced when we pretty much get 5 seasons ( 73 episodes including the split season 4/4.5 that are 40+ minute shows as apposed to 20 minute tv), The 2 hour mini, The 2 hour movie Razor, and the almost 3 hour finale. Then add on the extras, deleted scenes, commentary, ect (will podcast be included?).

That's a damn lot programming.

Plus it'll drop with specials and discounts.

Funny enough, not including everything extra it's $3 an episode at amazons price point. Funny how cheap that really is from a different perspective.
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Just a small thing of note:

The season 1-4 BSG Blu-Rays listed on amazon are for imports... not sure from where though.

That's why the price is a goofy 112.98 and not something more realistic like 99.99 or 89.99.

Check out the Studio listed under all four now as well (BSG Season 1 BR link)

The MSRP price should have been a rather large red flag for people that these were not legit US releases.
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As of right now, Amazon has the uber-box for $219.99. Since I only have the first two seasons anyway, that's close enough to sanity (considering the usual pricing) for me to pull the trigger on it; we probably won't see it sub-$200 until Black Friday or thereabouts.

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Will there be any mail-in rebates for those of us who already dipped on the DVDs and HD DVDs of BSG? That could take a bit of pain off the pricetag.

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Probably a slim chance, but I doubt we'd see anything immediately at release.

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As of right now, Amazon has the uber-box for $219.99. Since I only have the first two seasons anyway, that's close enough to sanity (considering the usual pricing) for me to pull the trigger on it; we probably won't see it sub-$200 until Black Friday or thereabouts.

Ooh, $55 per season. Even better!
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Amazon's price is getting better... but still not at my must-have point yet.

History tells us too that virtually all (there are always exceptions) TV show sets drop in price 6 months to a year after their release... so if it doesn't get to a must-buy price by the release date i can wait.

On a related note, Amazon's change in policy last year to no longer do price-matching after the ship date means there's really no incentive to jump early either since invariably the week of release most things like this seem to go on sale for a week while all the stores compete for early-release business.

I do want this... but I can wait for the optimal price for my wallet.

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Maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing the Face of the Enemy webisodes included on the set...?

You are right, see here:

http://www.theblurayblog.com/2009/05...x-set-blu-ray/

This just came from a google search, so I don't know how reliable it is...............for those who have seen the series, is this a major missing feature?
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As I understand it The Face of the Enemy is basically a side story for a supporting character...but, being that, it adds some serious color to a short but important arc in the fourth season. So it would be really nice for it to be included...here's hoping it's just a last-minute editing gaffe or something...

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Amazon's price is getting better... but still not at my must-have point yet.

History tells us too that virtually all (there are always exceptions) TV show sets drop in price 6 months to a year after their release... so if it doesn't get to a must-buy price by the release date i can wait.

On a related note, Amazon's change in policy last year to no longer do price-matching after the ship date means there's really no incentive to jump early either since invariably the week of release most things like this seem to go on sale for a week while all the stores compete for early-release business.

I do want this... but I can wait for the optimal price for my wallet.

If I learned anything from Amazon, it's pre-order with the hope that they will make a price mistake during the pre-order period and forced to match it with their pre-order guarantee. 2-3 days before release, if you dont like the price, cancel it.

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Looks alright, except for that blaring misplaced apostrophe on the Time Magazine blurb, "One of the best drama's (sic) on TV"

I know, nobody hired me for the grammar police job, but it's a pet peeve.

The product photo at Amazon seems to show the typo's been corrected.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product
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I saw that being on preorder on Amazon already, whether I'd like to spend that much on it, that's another thing.

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The Digital Bits has the review up 20 BD-50s of BSG Goodness.
It does come with Razor.

The UK release is also 20 discs, what are the chances they are the exact same region free releases(without funky player generated subtitles)?

The UK set has better packaging and a lower price, I don't know if I should try to buy this at DD or order the UK set.

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The Digital Bits has the review up 20 BD-50s of BSG Goodness.
It does come with Razor.

The UK release is also 20 discs, what are the chances they are the exact same region free releases(without funky player generated subtitles)?

The UK set has better packaging and a lower price, I don't know if I should try to buy this at DD or order the UK set.

I'd say the chances are pretty good that the releases in various regions are actually the same discs. The HD DVDs of Season 1 that were sold in different countries all used the same discs, just printed/screened differently and packaged with different artwork.
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The HD DVDs of Season 1 that were sold in different countries all used the same discs, just printed/screened differently and packaged with different artwork.

I read somewhere that the UK HD DVD release had the UK music, unlike the US release, which had the US music. There's a review of UK set over here . I've asked the writer if he'd check the region and music, and he said that he would, and get back to me. I'll let you know what he says.

On a related note, can anyone confirm which theme music is used for Season One on the US set?
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Maybe I misspoke then. I do know that the AUS HD DVDs were identical to the US releases (same music, discs made in Mexico).
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we probably won't see it sub-$200 until Black Friday or thereabouts.

What the heck are you talking about?

You can get BGS1 from Deepdiscount (http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewprod...uctId=71060181) and use the 25% off code (HOTSTUFF) (starting on the 28th-DD doesn't accept the code on pre-orders) and use Bing.com for 4% cash back and the total comes to $169 (with free shipping to the U.S.).
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What the heck are you talking about?

You can get BGS1 from Deepdiscount (http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewprod...uctId=71060181) and use the 25% off code (HOTSTUFF) (starting on the 28th-DD doesn't accept the code on pre-orders) and use Bing.com for 4% cash back and the total comes to $169 (with free shipping to the U.S.).

That's IF DD doesn't jack the price on release day. I went ahead and preordered from DVD Planet using their 25% off code for a total price of $190 shipped. Yah, it's possibly $20 higher than DD, but I told myself that I'd jump as soon as I could find it under $200 shipped.
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Someone posted pics of the box on BR.com



It looks like the cases are housed in cardboard(disc on cardboard surface, ugh), both the discs and cardboard look like they will have too much wear over time.

The UK set looks more shelf friendly, and those little booklets look like they are plastic. It also comes with a collector's booklet(wonder if it has episode guides), which, to me, sounds like it will get more use than a figurine.

I guess I'll get the UK set it comes out to around $170 shipped, just a bit more than it would cost at DD with the discount. Fingers crossed these are the exact same as the US.

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Buy.com has the set at $175 now, so get in while the gettin's good.
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Thanks for the heads up. Told myself today that would be the magic number for me. Pre-ordered!
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Oh man, I would be all over this if I hadn't just watched the past seasons with some friends a while back. By the time I get around to watching them the price will probably have come down more.
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Here we are a few days away from release. Surely somebody has their hands on this set by now.
Is there a mail in rebate for those of us who have already purchased BSG seasons on DVD or HD DVD?
Did they do anything to fix the massive lip sync issues a few episodes of season 1 HD DVD had?
Did they clean up the video for those scenes in Season 1 HD DVD where they obviously had some debris on the camera lens, but made you paranoid that your TV just blew a few pixels?

Bazinga!

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