Paramount to release 1st season of "CSI" on May 12

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  1. Jesse Blacklow

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    That is great news. I'm a huge fan of the show but for one reason or another I never collected it on DVD. Hopefully this will now open the floodgates and CSI: Miami, CSI: New York and maybe even NCIS (different studio, I know) get a release on BD.

    I'm also surprised they're doing it from S1 onwards rather than just releasing the latest season.[​IMG]
     
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    And the season one set of CSI on DVD was atrocious. 4:3 as I recall rather than 1.78:1 anamorphic transfers.

    CSI was the primary reason I wanted to buy my first HDTV, so this is great news. If it's not too outrageously priced, I'd love to replace my abysmal season one set.
     
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    Interesting release strategy starting off with season 1 and I like it. I never bought any of the DVD releases even though I religiously watched the show up until the recent cast changes. Now I really don't watch it anymore unless I happen to catch it.
    With them starting off at the beginning, I can essentially rewatch episodes that I haven't seen in years and most likely I won't remember much about them.
     
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    HELL YEAH!

    It's about damn time!

    Saw season 1 reruns in HD (caught it from the beginning, oddly on the same damn day I broke down and bought the 4:3 DVD set) and it was fantastic. Never did watch that set and this was back in December of 2006.
     
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    Never did watch any of the original CSI so this is good news. If the price is right, I'll be picking it up. [​IMG]
     
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    NCIS is from Paramount Network Television. What made you think it was a different studio?
     
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    There's no way they'll hold to that $100 shocker SRP price.

    This needs to be about $39.95 at retail, tops.

    People are aware the show has, what, like ten seasons already? People will quickly calculate $75 (on Amazon) x 10 = $750. They'll decide not to get on that train.
     
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    That won't happen for a looooong time, Will.

    The price on the SD version of Season 1 dropped just a year or two ago to get people sucked into the idea of buying the other SD sets which are still very highly priced.

    It's Paramount and a very popular show. And, an hour-long highly-produced drama to boot.
     
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    Paramount is selling season sets of the DVDs (at Amazon prices) at $15 for the 1st season to $42 for most of the other seasons. Realistically, we could see a $50 Amazon price point for the BD of later seasons. Dunno why it's so high for the 1st.
     
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    I remember passing on the first season on DVD because it wasn't widescreen, and the discounted price was around $40 at the time, so $60 for a high def version isn't outrageous for 20 hours of high def content.
     
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    Ok, $55 tops then. Same as "Lost" on BluRay -- another hour long drama.
     
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    I tell ya...I hope I'm wrong. Season 1 in HD OAR will rock.

    But I was just noticing at an FYE today (which, always has extremely high prices on new product) that CSI: Season 8 was still $89.99! [​IMG] I know there are sometimes deals to be had...but I don't think I've seen Season 8 yet much under $60.
     
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    Wow, that's strange. Here in Canada I don't see the sets for more than $50 before taxes. $45.99 or so tops.
     
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    I picked it up at Target a few weeks ago for $45 or $40.
     
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    Man...I gotta start paying more attention to software prices! [​IMG]

    Honestly, I don't know how that one got by me. $40 for the latest season of CSI is a GREAT price.
     
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    I don't care if this Blu-ray is $100, I MUST have it.

    The image will be stunning, guaranteed, and it'll be very interesting to hear real 7.1 surround. I'd have to hook up two more speakers for it.
     
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    Different distributor. Alliance is a co-producer on CSI and therefore holds the Canadian distribution rights.
     

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