Spielberg's Taken - Specs, Cover & Disc Art

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  1. Patrick Mirza

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    DreamWorks Home Entertainment has just announced Steven Spielberg Presents Taken. This mammoth alien abduction mini-series, which originally aired last year on the Sci FI Channel, will land in stores on October 21st.

    The six-disc set will feature anamorphic widescreen transfers, English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, and a slew of subtitles options. Episodes include (DISC 1) Volume One - Roswell: The Landing, (DISC 2) Volume Two - A New Generation, (DISC 3) Volume Three - Abductions & Government Conspiracies, (DISC 4) Volume Four - Alien Contact, and (DISC 5) Volume Five - The Gift. The sixth disc will be reserved for bonus features to be announced shortly.

    Retail is $119.99, with a minimum advertised price of $89.99.

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  2. David Lambert

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    Yep...also available for preorder at DVDPlanet for $83.99 (MAP be damned, I guess! [​IMG] ).
     
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    You've just made my day. One of the great television events period. Even at that price tag, it's mine no questions asked.
     
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    Never watched it...but its Speilberg and I will buy it![​IMG]
     
  5. Dave Molinarolo

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    Hmm, surprised the price tag is so high beit a Sci-Fi series rather than an HBO series. But being that it's a Spielberg production I guess that's expected. Band of Brothers both an HBO and a Spielberg production was quite expensive as well. I paid $90 for mine for an Amazon pre-order while Amazon quickly dropped their price to like $68 IIRC, but now it's back up to $90 I see.

    I don't know if I'll buy this set or not. My 63-year old father watched it, but I didn't. Although he's a big classic sci-fi fan from way back in his life (Asimov fan), he wasn't really blown away by this series.
     
  6. Dharmesh C

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    More extras than the R2?
     
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  8. Dan Rudolph

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    The price is a bit of a disappointment. Based on recent TV-on-DVD releases, I was hoping for an MSRP of $80 or so. Guess i'll be getting this one used.
     
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    Nice. But I might have to get it from Canada. Do DreamWorks do bilingual covers?
     
  10. John Berggren

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    You didn't think a Spielberg project would carry the same price tag as a standard TV on DVD release did you?

    What's the release date on this one?
     
  11. David Lambert

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    10/21
     
  12. Dan Rudolph

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    A standard release would have a $60 MSRP. I knew it would be more, but hoping it wouldn't be that much more.
     
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    Bummer on the no DTS do's this mean that he is moving a way from it.
     
  14. Dan Rudolph

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    As there are about 3 hours of material on each disc, DTS probably just didn't fit.
     
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    In NZ, we are up to episode six, and I've enjoyed it so far. Don't know whether it would be a must-buy, but I would definitely consider it. The frustrating this is, with the constant replacement of actors as they grow older, whenever a new actor turns up, it takes a minute for me to realise who the new actor is supposed to be.

    One question - the titles for each disc may me wonder whether the two episodes on each disc have been re-edited into one 3-hour show. Does anyone know whether this has happened, or whether each disc title is a covering title for the two episodes in that disc.
     
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    Sign me up! I thoroughly enjoyed the series. Another addition to my extensive collection:

    LOTR

    Hey, I just got a DVD player last week! [​IMG]

    Jack
     
  17. James Reader

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    Supplements for Taken revealed in DVD Exclusive Magazine

     
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  19. James Reader

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    Its DD 2.0 or DD 5.1 Ex English language soundtracks only (and only English subtitles too). Unusual for a UK release.

    Perhaps this mean's our European neighbours may receive their own versions with the US supplements as well?
     
  20. DeborahK

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    Yikes -- that is one expensive little number!!

    I was very disappointed to see the cost, but I will probably look around for the best on-line price I can find, swallow hard, and order it. I only got to see a few of the episodes when they aired on SCiFi but what I saw I really loved. I thought I had heard that it was going to be released in April, and when it wasn't I was hoping we wouldn't have to wait too long to see it. But I never expected it to be so expesive! Better start saving those pennies -- at least I am now all done buying The X-Files sets so I have a little more DVD money.

    Deborah
     

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