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#1 of 217 Gwon Chang

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Posted March 17 2004 - 11:49 AM

When? Where? Someone posted in the other thread that he'd seen the promo disc and that it was great. I've read a few other things with people (not sure who they are or what their credentials are) who said that the DVDs will raise the bar by which other TV series DVDs are measured. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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#2 of 217 Louis_P

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Posted March 17 2004 - 02:04 PM

Does anyone know if the deluxe version will be sent out the same time as the regular version will be out?

#3 of 217 Bill GrandPre

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Posted March 17 2004 - 05:58 PM

The 6-disc version streets on 4/6 and the 8-disc is supposed to ship the week of 4/12.
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#4 of 217 Gwon Chang

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Posted March 25 2004 - 08:51 AM

Yay!

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#5 of 217 Colin Jacobson

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Posted March 26 2004 - 07:41 AM

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The 6-disc version streets on 4/6 and the 8-disc is supposed to ship the week of 4/12.


What 8-disc version? I don't see this listed anywhere. My screener's 6 discs...
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#6 of 217 Craig S

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Posted March 26 2004 - 08:51 AM

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What 8-disc version? I don't see this listed anywhere.
Colin, check out these threads for all the previous discussion on this release (including the 8-disc set):

http://www.hometheat....hreadid=116079

http://www.hometheat....hreadid=174126

And here's where you can get the official scoop, see pics, and order this puppy:

http://www.freaksand.../dvd/index.html

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#7 of 217 Dane Marvin

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Posted March 26 2004 - 08:54 AM

Colin, the 8-disc is for the ultimate superfan. Not available in stores.

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Posted March 26 2004 - 11:17 AM

To my surprise, my collectors edition arrived in the mail today. The yearbook packaging is great. I was not expecting to get this today and when I opened it, I thought, "who has sent me a yearbook?" Anyway, It is well worth the extra money. I've only looked through it a little but what I've seen looks excellent.

#9 of 217 Gwon Chang

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Posted March 26 2004 - 11:52 AM

Mike Slade:

Give us a review, quickly! I can't wait until April 6th!
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#10 of 217 Mike Slade

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Posted March 26 2004 - 01:05 PM

I'm not too good with reviews and I haven't had a chance to start looking through the DVDs. All I can comment on is the packaging. It is very nice. They "yearbook" itself is about 9"x11". It has 80 pages with lots of photos and information about the show. The producers really put a lot into this release. Before today I was questioning spending the extra money for the collector's edition but what they have given us is definitely worth it.

The only slightly disappointing thing is the disc themselves are in plastic sleeves and inserted in the back pages. However I suppose that was done so the book wouldn't be really thick.

Sorry I can't offer any info about the actual DVD content but it'll probably be awhile before I get a chance to dive into those. However with the amount of work they put into the packaging, I can't imagine the discs would be any less quality.

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Posted March 26 2004 - 02:47 PM

Man, I wish I had my copy.
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Posted March 26 2004 - 10:17 PM

Gentlemen,

I just talked with my representative from Shout Factory, and they forgot to send out my screener copy of the set for DVDTown.com, so I should have a review up by next Friday.

I have, however, seen the first disc, and can easily tell you the video and audio quality is superb, the 5.1 remix sounds decent and isn't distracting whatsoever and sounds fine, and all the music is retained from the original series.

There will be, I believe, three episodes per disc, averaging out to about two and a half hours of material per disc, add in commentaries and audio tracks and extras, and there is no problem with compression at all, at least that I have seen so far.

As for the extended version of the pilot, I couldn't tell you what was different because I never saw the show in broadcast, but it was very good.

I'll tell you straight up: if you were a fan of the show, you'll be happy with this set.

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Posted March 27 2004 - 03:54 AM

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To my surprise, my collectors edition arrived in the mail today.
My bank account was charged for it this week, so I'm guessing I should receive it early as well.

#14 of 217 Brad Porter

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Posted March 27 2004 - 04:35 PM

I received my copy of the special edition today. Woohoo!

Those of you who opted for the regular edition can start regretting it now. Posted Image I say this without even having looked at the bonus discs.

I watched and listened to everything on Disc 1 except for the "parents commentary" on "Beers and Weirs". I then watched the 4th and 5th episodes from Disc 2. Everything so far has been outstanding. The packaging is really nice, although I'll need to be pretty careful not to lose the plastic sleeves when I'm playing one of the discs. The yearbook packaging is a great idea, and they pull it off very well.

If you're even remotely interested, I recommend this set highly.

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Posted March 28 2004 - 06:30 AM

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Those of you who opted for the regular edition can start regretting it now.
Not really, since they can cancel their pre-order and get a limited edition since copies are still available. Posted Image

#16 of 217 Dan Rudolph

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Posted March 28 2004 - 01:02 PM

I'm on the fence about this. I like the yearbook, but it costs $75 more (almost three times as much) compared to the regular edition.
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#17 of 217 Matt Stone

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Posted March 28 2004 - 03:40 PM

It's got 2 more discs of extras too, so the value-added doesn't just come from the yearbook.
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Posted March 29 2004 - 05:09 AM

I got an e-mail today from the university mail center that I got a package from UPS, meaning that it probably came on Thursday or Friday, seeing as they always lag behind by a day or two. I can't wait to pick it up!

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Posted March 29 2004 - 05:46 AM

Wow, I got shipping notification about a half-hour ago, and ten minutes later it arrived! Talk about ultra-quick shipping Posted Image

Awsome packaging. I can't wait to dig in and watch everything.
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#20 of 217 Antonio Silva

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Posted March 29 2004 - 06:45 AM

Would anyone with the Special Edition be kind enough to tell me if it includes English or Spanish subtitles other than Closed Caption ones?

I would appreciate the help.

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