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ARE YOU BEING SERVED? box set No. 2: Anyone else excited about this?


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   AlanBrom

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Posted September 27 2003 - 05:45 PM

I just got the second box set of the classic Britcom, ARE YOU BEING SERVED? and am really happy about having all the episodes. There's a bonus disc with some nice extras. Anybody else a fan of this show?

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   StevenFC

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Posted September 27 2003 - 07:19 PM

Absolutley. Although I'm more a fan of the early years than I am the later years. I'm assuming it's a region two release, correct?
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#3 of 15 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 28 2003 - 12:09 AM

Region 1 release this Tuesday, Sept. 30th!

And yes, I am VERY VERY excited about this as well! Posted Image Posted Image You already got your 2nd Box? I'm jealous!
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#4 of 15 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 28 2003 - 12:23 AM

Oh, and I'm a bit surprised that no e-tailer or B&M that I've seen seems to be carrying this item that's also due out Tuesday! Posted Image
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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted September 29 2003 - 06:14 PM

I havent even seen the 1-5 box in stores, just occasionally the individual episodes...

i wonder if anyone will have the 1-10 for less than that $200?

I still remember getting the similar 14 disc Monty Python set from Costco for $99 right after it came out.
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#6 of 15 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 29 2003 - 10:15 PM

I'm figuring that Costco and Borders are the B&M's to look for this at.

As for the 1-5 box, I eventually got mine as a gift from my wife about 6 weeks after release; she bought it at Borders...used a coupon or a discount or something and picked it up for $97.74 (reg: $119.99).

Borders is supposed to be carrying the 6-10 box for the same regular price. Considering that it's $89.98 at Amazon and $83.99 at DVDPlanet, I may be heading online for this purchase.
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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   AlanBrom

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Posted September 30 2003 - 02:27 AM

The set is highly reccomended for fans of the series, it's great to now have the entire run in chronological order. The last disc in the set has some great new interviews with cast member, as well as a bonus disc with the first episode of "Allo Allo."

#8 of 15 OFFLINE   BrianP

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Posted September 30 2003 - 03:50 AM

You can get this set for $90.99 Canadian at Amazon.ca. And there is an active $10 coupon which would help cover the cost of shipping.

Here is a $10 off $50 coupon that should work.
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#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted September 30 2003 - 04:18 AM

Oh man, if Costco has that 14-disc set, it is so MINE! Posted Image They had the big Monty Python set, so I hope they have this one too. Posted Image
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#10 of 15 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 30 2003 - 07:03 AM

Brian, I had decided on that and was here to root around for the coupon code...thanks for making it easy on me! Posted Image
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#11 of 15 OFFLINE   BrianP

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Posted September 30 2003 - 10:28 AM

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Brian, I had decided on that and was here to root around for the coupon code...thanks for making it easy on me!

Glad I could help. I am still waiting for Amazon.ca to send me my box set. I just hope they give me a free upgrade to two day shipping like they did for my Ken Burn's the West order. They shipped that one yesterday and it arrived today.

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   EdwardKarlinski

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Posted October 01 2003 - 03:16 AM

I like the series, but I just can't bring myself to pay so much for it. I really think it is overpriced.

#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted October 01 2003 - 04:01 AM

Most BBC releases are overpriced, and spread across an unnecessarily large number of discs.

This is why I'll be looking for an exceptionally good deal on this set (and why I haven't purchased the first set yet).
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#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted October 01 2003 - 09:00 AM

Yeah, what's the deal with most BBC releases (even new ones like Neverwhere) using single-layer discs?
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#15 of 15 OFFLINE   EdwardKarlinski

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Posted October 02 2003 - 02:26 AM

I can understand that obscure shows will be more expensive, but going over the $100.00 mark is the kiss of death for a product with me. That number is magic and I just can't bring myself to pay that much for anything. I think they hurt themselves in the long run.