Originally Posted by HDMe2
I noticed that MSRP for TOS on Amazon says $129.99 and currently going for ~$70...
So... IF these are $118 MSRP, then wouldn't that translate more to $60? I read the article, so I'm curious to see once Amazon lists.
Meanwhile... I bought all of my TOS Blu-rays for $45-$55 each... and even that is well more than many modern TV shows on Blu-ray are costing.
I think given this economy, either we will see some sales and be able to pick these up much cheaper OR they will sell very poorly if prices stay that high compared to other TV series.
It isn't even about how much they are loved or worth, as it is how many people have that kind of disposable income to put into Blu rays.
The problem with that thinking is, eventually the economy will get better - long before the whole series is finally released. If they release the early seasons at $50 now while things are bad, will you pay $70 or so later when things are better?
I'd bet not. Once you discount something, it's nearly impossible to get full price for it. Further, unlike a lot of catalog releases, there's some real effort being put into this one.
Do I want them to be cheaper? Sure, but I don't want them to be tossed into the bargain bin and not be worth them releasing all the seasons with the same effort (or at all, for that matter).
Look at it this way: the average movie release happily DNR'd by Universal will run you around $20 for 2 hours or less of entertainment. Let's say this is $80. You get 22+ episodes each season at around 47 minutes each.
That means, while you only get 8 hours of entertainment for $80 with movies, you get over 17 hours of entertainment with each season. That's a lot of bang for the buck.
Now, my hope, though is it will be closer to $70 than $80, though.