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#1 of 10 JulianK


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Posted August 16 2003 - 05:23 PM

Could anyone confirm whether or not the "Unbroadcast Pilot" that purchasers of the Dead Zone box set can send off for is the same as the single disc that's available separately?

#2 of 10 Howard Glenn

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Posted August 17 2003 - 03:55 AM

The single disc release contains the same pilot episode that is included in the Season One box set (with the exception of the commentary track).

The send-away disc is an earlier version of the pilot that was never aired.

I have not recieved my copy of the bonus disc yet, but will post my findings when it arrives. It's not clear how the unaired pilot differs, other than the fact that one or more of the supporting characters (Dana Bright) is played by a different actor.


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Posted August 17 2003 - 04:00 AM

If you listen to the commentary you see that Michael Moriarty is also in there instead of David Odgen Stiers and some scenes were played differently originally. Probably more differences as well.


#4 of 10 TerryW


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Posted August 17 2003 - 04:49 AM

the separate pilot also combines the first two episodes as one 90 minute presentation whereas on the boxed set they are as originally aired, two shows.
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#5 of 10 Kai Zas

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Posted August 18 2003 - 01:28 AM

Bastards. I bought my Season 1 in Canada, I live in Belgium. When I saw the big gaping hole in the box, I asked the people at Lions Gate if they could send me the disc, I was willing to pay. I never got a reply. My online store couldn't help me either.

So I turned to eBay and was glad to find the Pilot.

Now, after reading your post, I'm not so glad anymore.

#6 of 10 Dave Scarpa

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Posted August 18 2003 - 03:36 AM

Has anyone gotten the unaired pilot disks that was offered? My check was cashed but I never have received anything.
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#7 of 10 NeilO



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Posted August 20 2003 - 08:35 AM

What did anyone in the US who got their DVD from DVDSoon do?

I can use the bounceback card from

but as far as an original sales receipt from DVDSoon - no such thing exists (for me, anyway). They had computer problems the week I ordered my set and I never received an email receipt. I can go to their site and print out the shipping information which does state when it was shipped. Does anyone know if this will be good enough? Should I enclose some other proof of purchase?



#8 of 10 Richard_D_Ramirez


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Posted August 20 2003 - 08:57 AM

Do the bounceback cards that come with the season set DVDs ship to only retail-specific sites, or are they included with all season sets? I saw the offer on USA's webstore, but want to purchase it at my local Best Buy.

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#9 of 10 Howard Glenn

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Posted August 20 2003 - 11:46 AM

The bounce back cards are suppose to be included in all of the Region 1 releases sold in the U.S.


If you purchased your set on-line, then the etailer has to have a copy of an invoice in some form they can email, fax, or mail to you. I would bug them until they can send you something you can use as a receipt. I purchased my set from Tower.com and used their email shipment notification as the receipt-something that shows you actually paid for the discs should work fine. My check was just cashed last week, so I'm expecting to see my disc within the next month or so. The offer states that the turnaround time is aproximately 8 weeks.


#10 of 10 GaryEA


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Posted August 20 2003 - 11:51 AM


Having ordered my set from Tower.com, I was surprised that there was no receipt enclosed. Instead, the final email from them was labeled within the text as the official receipt.

I printed it out, highlighted the part about it being THE receipt, wrote "internet Order" on the top, and mailed it in.

To date, I've yet to hear anything. (fingers crossed)