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#961 of 1083 OFFLINE   Nebiroth

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Posted July 25 2014 - 09:41 AM

 

 Second, I think the notion that the DVD is going to be "double-sided" is also ridiculous..... Warner has never done it for TV releases.

 

They did in the Wonder Woman sets. It's either a lot of episodes for a single sided disc, or it's flippers.



#962 of 1083 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted July 25 2014 - 09:46 AM

These are not double-sided discs. Eight half-hour episodes (about 3 1/3 hours) will fit on one side.

 

I still think we may see some vintage material on the set. There has to be a reason certain discs only have 2 or 3 episodes. I remain optimistic.

 

BTW, Amazon has lowered the price again, blu-ray fans.



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Posted July 25 2014 - 09:48 AM

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Regarding the inclusion of extra materials, such as the un-aired Batgirl pilot.

 

Everything would have to be cleared, including the on-screen talent. That was never intended for broadcast and they would basically have to start from scratch.

 

That would have held up the set even longer.


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Posted July 25 2014 - 10:11 AM

So let me get this straight...

 

I wake up this morning to find out that you have to buy an expensive

box of junk to get these episodes.

 

This is why the set should have fallen in Fox's hands.

 

I will wait for the eventual release of just the discs.  It may take another

year, but at least that will represent what should have been released.

I'm not cancelling my pre-order for the Blu-Ray set, but I am disappointed in the packaging.  Very, very disappointed.


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Posted July 25 2014 - 10:14 AM

I'm keeping my pre-order, but might cancel if better info doesn't come out before release. 



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Posted July 25 2014 - 10:32 AM

They did in the Wonder Woman sets. It's either a lot of episodes for a single sided disc, or it's flippers.

The Wonder Woman release was over a decade ago. What *recent* release by any studio went this route? Plus, you seem to have forgotten that a flipper can't have artwork on the disc surface and the pictures we've seen already show otherwise.I'm all for criticizing when its based on factual information (The lousy bonuses) but when its based on paranoid speculation, that's when I think it's going too far.

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Posted July 25 2014 - 10:50 AM

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Eight episodes of 25 minute length has pretty much become the standard for TV on dual layer DVD's, same as four episodes for 50 minute content. The breakout on the DVD's as WB as referenced is not overly compressed or out of the norm in any way.



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Posted July 25 2014 - 11:03 AM

 

The Wonder Woman release was over a decade ago. What *recent* release by any studio went this route? Plus, you seem to have forgotten that a flipper can't have artwork on the disc surface and the pictures we've seen already show otherwise.

Good point about the disc artwork.  

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Posted July 25 2014 - 11:32 AM

I'm all for criticizing when its based on factual information (The lousy bonuses) but when its based on paranoid speculation, that's when I think it's going too far.

 

"Paranoid".

 

My suspicion about the nature of the discs is simply that the distribution of the episodes made me suspect it, and that it would offer a way to maximise the bitrates by having four on a dual-layer side and two on a single layer side.

 

As to the artwork on the discs, AFAIk th eonly discs we have seen an actual picture of are the ones from the BluRay set. For the DVD releases I believe the pictures are only of the boxes.

 

My suspicion simply arises from 120 episodes+extra on 18 discs sounded a lot for single siders.



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Posted July 25 2014 - 11:36 AM

I like Blu-ray, but I'm not part of the crowd that absolutely must-must-must have this sort of thing on the format.

 

Due to the high ticket price (even with online discounts involved) and a lot of unwanted "collectible" paraphernalia, it looks like the complete DVD set of the series is the way for me to go. It'll still look and sound incredible, won't hurt my wallet as much, won't burden me with superfluous geegaws and will fit on my shelf better. It remains for me to just bide my time, and see where and when I can get the DVDs at the lowest possible price.

 

It'd be nice if the BATGIRL pilot and some other hoped-for footage were in the sets, but that's not a make-or-break issue for me, especially if they required further expensive/complicated clearances. Uncut episodes, without time compression or network bugs devaluing them, are what's important, and we're getting that... after years of fan speculation that this alone was nigh close to impossible.

 

I wonder if Image Entertainment will (or can) re-press their BATMAN: HOLY BATMANIA! disc, in light of all this?


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#971 of 1083 OFFLINE   smithbrad

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Posted July 25 2014 - 11:37 AM

I think 120 episodes by 18 discs sounds pretty typical, even with extra content. As for having four 25 minute episodes on a single dual layer side, that is pretty much unheard of in any TV release I have every seen. Do you have a reference for this type of expectation?



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Posted July 25 2014 - 11:40 AM

I'm mentioning this in both threads, but since the "Official Press Release" makes no mention of the number of discs per set or the episode breakdown per disc, perhaps what's been posted so far in that regard won't prove to be factual.



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Posted July 25 2014 - 11:57 AM

"Paranoid". My suspicion about the nature of the discs is simply that the distribution of the episodes made me suspect it, and that it would offer a way to maximise the bitrates by having four on a dual-layer side and two on a single layer side.

Show me one studio that has used flippers in this decade starting in 2010. Don't give me releases from 12 years ago. At this stage, worrying about flippers is like worrying that the studio is only going to release on VHS.

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Posted July 25 2014 - 12:06 PM

I really hope the PSAs & pilot are on there, maybe as Easter Eggs.


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#975 of 1083 OFFLINE   Bob Furmanek

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Posted July 25 2014 - 12:13 PM

I doubt it, Eric. Clearance issues...


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Posted July 25 2014 - 12:34 PM

Show me one studio that has used flippers in this decade starting in 2010. Don't give me releases from 12 years ago. At this stage, worrying about flippers is like worrying that the studio is only going to release on VHS.

 

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Posted July 25 2014 - 12:38 PM

I'll go for either the complete DVD set or the individual season sets. The BluRay is too expensive, perhaps region-locked (which is more of a pain to get around than DVD) and I'm not interested in the incidental stuff like the Batmobile or cards. The extras dont; bothe rme all that much, it;s the episodes I'm after - I;d be perfectly content with just those, espescially if it's a big saving though I guess season two will be bigger and more expensive as it;s sobig compared to the others.

 

Also willing to bet that the $39.95 seaon set will be going for $20 or less on amazon within three months. The only issue I have is that there's no guarantee of a season two and three. depends on the sale snumbers for the complete set and season one I guess.



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Posted July 25 2014 - 12:43 PM

Also willing to bet that the $39.95 seaon set will be going for $20 or less on amazon within three months. The only issue I have is that there's no guarantee of a season two and three. depends on the sale snumbers for the complete set and season one I guess.

 

Well, unless the sales are truly dismal, I'd say the chances of individual S2 & S3 are pretty high, as the work has already been done and the discs made (for the complete sets).  That's a head start you don't get with most series.



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Posted July 25 2014 - 12:44 PM

"The BluRay is too expensive, perhaps region-locked"I doubt it, since it's from WB. Or is this some kind of WB&Fox release?

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Posted July 25 2014 - 01:07 PM

WB got the cover to first season wrong, which is not surprising at all.  The used The Riddler from season 3 and not 1.

 

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