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Old May 17 2012, 02:52 PM   #76
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The Man from UNCLE suffered that fate. Only hard-core (and I do mean hard core fans) will get the chance to own that because it's too much all at once for most of us to spend.
Amazon has the whole series for $100 ($90 used). That's certainly less expensive than you'll find any batch of 105 episodes from the Star Trek franchise (any series).
True, if you have the $100. I'm lucky to scrape together maybe $20 every few months for such things. Maybe $30 if I cut corners on my other expenses. That's just about enough for one season set of any other show. At that rate it would take half a year or more to get TMfU, and only if I had an active credit/debit card.

Yes, I realize I would pay more over the long run, but such is the life of a person with a severely restricted budget.
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Old May 19 2012, 03:08 PM   #77
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Speaking of stuff that hasn't been released, I'm still peeved that Disney will never release Song of the South, a charming film from my childhood that has some of my favorite Disney songs. I don't even think the film is racist. By this point they've made it obvious that they consider it an embarrassment (In spite of being the basis of one of their most popular theme park attractions).
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Old May 19 2012, 03:31 PM   #78
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Speaking of stuff that hasn't been released, I'm still peeved that Disney will never release Song of the South, a charming film from my childhood that has some of my favorite Disney songs. I don't even think the film is racist. By this point they've made it obvious that they consider it an embarrassment (In spite of being the basis of one of their most popular theme park attractions).
I've seen the suggestion among critics and film historians that Disney should release Song of the South at a collector's price (say, around $50) rather than at a consumer's price (around $20). If Disney took the bullet and moved on, the backlash they fear would blow over.
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Old May 19 2012, 03:59 PM   #79
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I got a Northern Exposure DVD the other day, and all 6 discs were fitted into one standard size DVD case they use for one movie.

Makes me wish they had just started doing this from the beginning, as I would have a lot more room on my shelves.
Some of those are fine. Some of those have overlapping discs, which is an absolute pain in the ass. (See also: roughly 15 of the 20 seasons in the complete Law & Order set. <_<)
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Old May 19 2012, 04:30 PM   #80
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Speaking of stuff that hasn't been released, I'm still peeved that Disney will never release Song of the South, a charming film from my childhood that has some of my favorite Disney songs. I don't even think the film is racist. By this point they've made it obvious that they consider it an embarrassment (In spite of being the basis of one of their most popular theme park attractions).
I've seen the suggestion among critics and film historians that Disney should release Song of the South at a collector's price (say, around $50) rather than at a consumer's price (around $20). If Disney took the bullet and moved on, the backlash they fear would blow over.
Exactly. they could have had a Leonard Maltin intro, perhaps a roundtable discussion that could discuss the film (both positives and negatives) and that period in American history. If done correctly, they could come out looking really good...like mature adults.
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Old October 1 2012, 10:59 AM   #81
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Don't know if this has been mentioned, but how about the Babylon 5 DVD releases? Those have got to be the worst quality releases ever!

I was just watching the Season 3 episode the other day (the one where Sheridan declares independence) and besides the SFX cropping, the stuff that was supposedly retransferred from the original film looked like it had been transferred to SVHS and then scanned in! I'm sitting there looking at Deleen's blue costume and I'm seeing artifacts of what looks like VHS or even SVHS playback, since parts of the blue have red streaks, and not from stuff sewn into the costume, but from crosstalk between colors---and this is in sequences that were apparently transferred from the original film for the "New" Digital transfers! Some Digital transfer!
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Old October 1 2012, 02:24 PM   #82
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Three words: The Twilight Zone. $60 a season O_O; along with any of the Star Trek series... at around $90 or so a season. Both series are just way too expensive to even think about getting full price.

If I want either of them, I'll do my best to get them on sale online somehow.
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Old October 1 2012, 03:15 PM   #83
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My Season 1 DVD set of Farscape had a disc that didn't work. I never got around to swapping it out, but I have the complete series now, so it's okay.
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Old October 1 2012, 05:49 PM   #84
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^ I always assumed that there wouldn't have to be *that* much done to TMP to qualify it for Blu-Ray release. The effects would have to be 're-rendered'. What exactly does this involve? Not doing them all over again from scratch, I take it. Re-rendering, isn't that a bit like re-compiling a computer program?
Yes, but you have to meet several criteria for it to be applicable:

1) You need to have the original source files. (With the death of Foundation Imaging, they may have been lost.)
They aren't lost. Daren Dochterman said, that he still has the files and keeps them ready for an HD-release of the Director's Cut.

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2) You need to have the version of the software used to create the files, or they need to open trouble-free in newer versions of it.
Lightwave can still open files from years ago without problems.

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3) The source models need to have enough detail in them to be suitable for HD resolutions.
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Old October 1 2012, 06:20 PM   #85
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THE AVENGERS Blu-ray has of course much more special features than standard DVD. I expected that. Standard has Joss Whedon's commentary. But without Blu-Ray, you cannot see the Captain America deleted scenes. I call that penalizing the cheap. But I suspect the PROMETHEUS DVD will exclude even more good stuff from the standard disc.

I want HILL STREET BLUES: THE COMPLETE SERIES as well, and with no original musical deletions or substitutions. God willing Shout Factory will pick up the ball Fox dropped. ST.
ELSEWHERE also deserves a completed set.
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Old October 1 2012, 08:05 PM   #86
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I'm disappointed there were no audio commentaries on the FRINGE Season 4 DVD set. They never had very many to begin with (only 2 or 3 last season, I think), but not even one this time? Jeeze.
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Old October 1 2012, 08:38 PM   #87
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I'm still sad that Starchaser: The Legend of Orin was released with the film out of alignment on the letterbox (like the problem Back to the Future II suffered on its first DVD release). I hold out some hope that we may see a Starchaser 3D release on Bluray (after all, the film was originally released to theaters as 3D only), but I unfortunately do not believe Starchaser has enough interest to revisit a home video release (or that they would make the effort to fix the print if they did release it again).
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Old October 1 2012, 08:59 PM   #88
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The dvd release of Due South is really bad. I guess that the company that put them out tried to save money by putting too many episodes on one disc. The picture quality is sub VHS on most episodes. I agree with the poster who complained about different packaging for different seasons of the same show. I have all 5 seasons of Alias and the box for each season is smaller than the last. No two are alike.
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Old October 1 2012, 09:21 PM   #89
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I just recently finished all 7 seasons of MacGyver and that set had no outtakes, gag reels, deleted scenes, commentaries, featurettes...bare bones.

In fairness I suspected from the lack of mention in the write up it didn't contain anything extra a part of me hoped maybe it was a lazy write up and there would be something additional.
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Old October 1 2012, 10:51 PM   #90
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This DVD release is disappointing, because (in Region 1, anyway) it DOESN'T EXIST:

Charlie Jade.

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^ I always assumed that there wouldn't have to be *that* much done to TMP to qualify it for Blu-Ray release. The effects would have to be 're-rendered'. What exactly does this involve? Not doing them all over again from scratch, I take it. Re-rendering, isn't that a bit like re-compiling a computer program?
Yes, but you have to meet several criteria for it to be applicable:

1) You need to have the original source files. (With the death of Foundation Imaging, they may have been lost.)
They aren't lost. Daren Dochterman said, that he still has the files and keeps them ready for an HD-release of the Director's Cut.
Has he ever gave an indication of how likely it will be that such a release will ever happen? Is there any progress on that front?
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