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Anyone going to purchase the World at War box set?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by BrianP, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. BrianP

    BrianP Well-Known Member

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    I was curious if the World at War box set is worth purchasing? I would appreciate any information or knowledge anyone has of this set that is going to be released November 20.
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  2. Larry Schneider

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    I recorded the set off the air many years ago and have re-recorded it twice more...it never came out on LD. It is, I think, the best war documentary series and well worth a purchase. I pre-ordered it.
     
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    I'm gonna get it. I always loved it. It's very dark and somber, of course the subject is pretty dark and somber.
     
  4. Rich P

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    I am currently recording over the version I taped off PBS about 15 years ago in anticipation of the DVD release. I pre-ordered as soon as it became available. Great series!
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  6. Mark Lee

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    Ohhh, yesss....it will be mine.... [​IMG]
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  7. BrianP

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  8. Ian Wilson

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    Interestingly the Region 2 version has 10 vs 5 discs for the Region 1 and its been available since March.
    Region 2
    • Animated Introductions with a four screen moving menu
    • Imperial War Museum Photo Gallery
    • Biographies
    • Brief history of 'The World At War'
    • Episode summaries
    • Speeches
    • Songs
    • Newsreels and maps
    • 'Making Of'
    • Chapter Selection
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      Contains all 5 DVD volumes (on 10 discs) of the classic documentary series narrated by Laurence Olivier and charting the history of the Second World War. The discs come in a specially designed, collectors edition box.
      Over 32 hours of digitally remastered footage. Packed with extras, including a hour-long 'Making Of' special presented by Jeremy Isaacs. No history enthusiast should miss the opportunity to own this remarkable visual document charting the impact of WW2 on the consciousness of the world.
      Region 1
    • Color, Black & White, Box set
    • 5 Discs Plus 8 Hours of Bonus Features
    • Individual Episode Introductions by Producer Jeremy Isaacs
    • Episodes Summaries
    • Episode Links To Specific Footage: Songs, Speeches, Maps
    • World War II Timeline
      Photo Gallery of Images From The Imperial War Museum, London
    • Brief History of World War II
    • 17 Biographies of Leading Figures Including Eisenhower, Goering, Churchill, Hitler, Himmler, MacArthur, Mussolini, Rommel, Roosevelt, Stalin, Tojo, Zhukov amnd More
    • DVD ROM: Links To The Imperial War Museum Website
    • Full-screen format
    Of course its more expensive but...
    Ian
     
  9. Lars Vermundsberget

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    That was kind o' complicated... Does this mean that the R2 version has more material than the R1, or not...?
     
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    maybe the R1 set is using DVD18s?
    I've had the R2s since september 2000 - the discs are brilliant although the menus could be a little clearer.
    Well worth getting.
     
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    I preordered it from Lasersedge for $89.94 along with several other dvds.
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  13. Ian Wilson

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    quote: Brian, I pre-ordered mine from Deep Discount DVD for $90 shipped. That was the best I found.[/quote]
    I just preordered it from Amazon using a $10 coupon to get the price down to $82 shipped. I am also hoping a Giftcertificate.com promotion for $125 worth of GCs for $100 comes through so I can turn them into Amazon GCs to lower the price more.
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  15. Michael Harris

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    Yes, Yes, Yes! I saw this show when it was first broadcast on US TV. It was, for me, a Friday night fixture. The fact that its coming out on DVD is great news. A little disappointed that we are not getting all the R2 goodies but the show is the thing. Now if only "Victory at Sea" would appear. Anyone know who currently owns the rights?
     
  16. Ian Wilson

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    In the course of sniffing around to find the actual run time, I found the best price at Dvdplanet, $83.98 shipping brings it up to $88.48
    Ian
     
  17. Larry Carlson

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    I ordered mine from DirectVideo.com for $73.07 shipped, with taxes. They are a Canadian company, so if you're looking at their website, make sure you're looking at the US Dollars price, not the Canadian.
    Larry
     
  18. Jim Spencer

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    cnl.com has the World at War series for $84.45 Canadian. Which works out to be around $56 US funds + shipping. I'm pretty sure they ship to the US.
     
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    Hendrik,
    How is that Victory at Sea set? Are the transfers good?
     

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