All of those TV on DVD Releases Making You Flat Broke?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by R. Kay, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. R. Kay

    R. Kay Second Unit

    May 11, 1999
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    I really love TV on DVD, but the overall cost is excrutiatingly painful on the wallet ...

    And to think ... the best TV on DVD isnt even out yet!

    Get Smart
    Hill St. Blues
    St. Elsewhere

    These studios keep piling on the releases, but there's a limit to one's affording it all!
  2. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

    Apr 22, 2003
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    I will be buying at least 1 TV box set every Tuesday from January 6, to February 10, and a couple of those days I will buy more than 1. I would like to see Get Smart on DVD though, and with all the money I'm spending I'm relieved that Seinfeld will not be coming out until later next year.
  3. Tyler DJW

    Tyler DJW Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 13, 2002
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    Simpsons x3
    Futurama x2
    Family Guy x2
    Buffy x4
    Angel x2
    Law & Order x2
    The Osbournes
    Malcolm in the Middle

    I hate to even think of the cost. The good thing is that there is always something to watch, the bad news is that between XBOX and TV on DVD I don't watch enough real-time TV to justify the $50/month.[​IMG]
  4. David M.

    David M. Agent

    Nov 9, 2003
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    Alias, Deep Space Nine, Buffy and Firefly are my picks for December. My wallet will beg for mercy that month. LOL
  5. Jake Johnson

    Jake Johnson Second Unit

    Apr 25, 2003
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    Scrubs needs to hurry the heck up. I'll be buying Alias Season 2, though.
  6. Christopher D

    Christopher D Second Unit

    Oct 16, 2000
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    Yes! I just ran the total for my DVD spending (five years worth, collection of 500++ titles) through Quicken and was absolutely shocked. It seems like only a few bucks for two or three titles a week at Weekly Roundup prices, but the total quickly adds up. I am cutting back by a marginal title a week -- Three's Company was first on the list.
  7. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

    Apr 22, 2003
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    Ok, I’ll bite here…

    These are the TV releases I own.
    All in the Family, 2 seasons
    Beavis and Butt-head, 6 DVDs
    Cheers, 1 season
    Dick Van Dyke Show, 2 seasons
    Family Guy, 3 seasons (2 volumes)
    Frasier, 1 season
    Friends, 5 seasons
    Futurama, 1 season
    Good Times, 1 season
    The Jeffersons, 2 seasons
    King of the Hill, 2 seasons
    Malcolm in the Middle, 1 season
    Married…with Children, 1 season 2 best ofs
    Mary Tyler Moore show, 1 season
    M*A*S*H, 4 seasons (5 in December)
    Osbournes, 1 season
    Ren and Stimpy, 3 DVDs
    Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends, 1 season
    Sanford and Son, 3 seasons
    Saved by the Bell, 2 seasons
    Sex and the City, 2 seasons
    Simpsons, 3 seasons, 2 best ofs
    South Park, 2 seasons (3 in December) and 3 best ofs
    Spin City, 2 best ofs
    Sports Night, complete series
    3’s Company, 1 season

    A few more if you counted the Daria, is it fall yet TV movie, and the Peanuts collections.

    In January/February I will add…
    1/06/2004, Frassier season 2, and Cheers season 2 (at least 1 of these should be a birthday gift)
    1/13/2004, Green Acres season 1
    1/20/2004, Dilbert the complete series
    1/27/2004, The Critic complete series, and Friends season 6
    2/03/2004, In Living Color season 1
    2/10/2004, Dick Van Dyke season 3

    TV boxes are the main part of my collection, I don’t buy a lot of movies really.
  8. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

    Oct 1, 2003
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    Luckily I'm not caught up in it really. I just collect the Little House set so far due to money restrictions but if I had alot more money I'd sure buy alot more.

    A little off topic, I keep seeing the complete Wonder Years series on ebay for around $150 for all 115 episodes, are these things legit or do you think they are bootlegs?
  9. Dane Marvin

    Dane Marvin Screenwriter

    Jul 21, 2003
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    I'm not kidding that every spare cent I get goes to buy TV on DVD box sets. I don't even buy movies on DVD. If I made more money, I'd of course have a lot more DVDs, but truth be told, I have most of what I really want. My habit began about a year ago and has resulted in this:

    Twilight Zone Coll. 1-3,5 (still need 4)
    Friends 1-5
    M*A*S*H 1-4
    Smallville 1
    Futurama 1,2
    Family Guy 1,2
    The Simpsons 3 (still need 1 and 2)
    Saved by the Bell 1&2
    Sports Night Complete Series
    Three's Company 1
    All In the Family 2
    Married w/Children 1
    Soap 1
    Anna Nicole Show 1
    Cheers 1
    Frasier 1
    ER 1
    CSI 1
    The Dick Van Dyke Show 1,2
    Little House On the Prairie 1
    Malcolm in the Middle 1
    NYPD Blue 1,2

    With all these series I've started collecting that went on for several seasons (Cheers, M*A*S*H, Friends, Simpsons, Frasier, etc.) and about 2 or 3 new series I like coming out on DVD every month, pretty soon I will have no trouble finding about 3 or 4 box sets I NEED each Tuesday.

    It's going to be insane and expensive. I see myself having prioritize in the very near future. Nobody likes to do that.

    From the rest of Nov. through Feb., I'll be adding:

    The West Wing 1
    Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast 1
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force 1
    The King of Queens 1
    M*A*S*H 5
    Friends 6
    Frasier 2
    Cheers 2
    The Critic Complete Series
    Barney Miller 1
    Lost In Space 1
    Gilligan's Island 1
    Curb Your Enthusiasm 1
    NYPD Blue 3
    Green Acres 1

    And February announcements have just begun...
  10. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Feb 6, 2001
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    It has finally started to catch up with me. I have yet to pick up 24 season 2 or X-Files season 8. I want both seasons of All in The Family and Dick Van Dyke that are out, as well as the Honeymooners.

    And on the horizon Alias, Firefly, Babylon 5 the final DS9 and then Voyager follows...

    The wife is gonna kill me.

  11. StacyV

    StacyV Second Unit

    Oct 13, 2003
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    If all I had were the four Sopranos box sets I'd be broke with those prices, but I also have 24--Seasons 1 & 2 and first season sets of Soap, Good Times, Three's Company, and What's Happening with the Honeymooners Classic 39 on the way. If money allowed, I'd also own Smallville, All In The Family, the Jeffersons, Homicide, Saved by the Bell and the Star Trek: DS9 sets. For starters. Maybe someday...
  12. StephanieC

    StephanieC Stunt Coordinator

    May 12, 2002
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    Oh yeah, especially since I've recently gotten into Farscape and "had" to buy them on DVD. Here's a list of my favorite shows I'm currently collecting.

    Andromeda Season 1- blind buy, will be renting the rest afterwards
    CSI Season 1 & 2 I love this show, and it's one of the few (CSI, Angel and Survivor) I watch when it normally airs.
    Clerks: Uncensored
    The Dead Zone Season 1 Brilliant show, hope the rest of the seasons come out soon
    The Dick Van Dyke Show Season 1 Season 2 is on the wishlist
    Family Guy Seasons 1-3 Caught every episode when it was on, love having these on DVD!
    Farscape Season 1 Actually all but the last 3 discs, seasons 2 and 3 are in the mail on the way.
    Futurama Season 1 & 2 Same as The Family Guy.
    Hercules Season 1 Another blind buy, I really loved this show- to my surprise. Will be renting season 2 and Xena.
    I Love Lucy Season 1
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1
    The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus Probably my favorite DVD set
    Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean
    Mr. Show Season 1-3 Another blind buy that I LOVE, I've probably watched the first set about 50 times already.
    My So-Called Life My favorite show when I was in the fifth grade, watched the orginal airings then taped them all on the MTV marathons... so glad I got to replace those tapes that were falling apart.
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Every release so far, I've loved this show since I was a kid and I hope they release these (especially the pre-SciFi Channel years) on a regular basis.
    Strangers with Candy Season 1 & 2 I only caught about 10 episodes here and there on TV, love owning the sets to watch anytime I want.
    The X-Files Season 1-7 I actually love the later seasons, and this is my all time favorite show. Will be renting season 8 as it was pretty touch and go and will skip season 9 as it was a big soap opera.

    Thankfully Netflix has lots of tv shows, I can just rent the ones I'm kinda interested in and save up on the ones I REALLY want.
  13. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

    Aug 3, 2001
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    Do you guys REALLY want to know what MY TV-on-DVD collection looks like? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  14. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Jul 17, 2000
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    I think I know what your TV-on-DVD collection looks like, Dave - a bunch of boxes, plastic cases, cardboard snappers that each contain 1 or more shiny metal discs. [​IMG]

    As for the titles, I don't think there's enough time in the day for you to type them all up.
  15. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Feb 6, 2001
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    I wanna see it Dave! Geez, I forgot that I still have to pick up the latest Sopranos and Homicide, and I've also been collecting Farscape.

  16. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

    Apr 22, 2003
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    Yeah Dave, I'm curious. I mean I know you've got to have a lot and yet I still am curious.

    Of course, if you don't want to tell us, instead you can just tell us when All in the Family season 3 is coming out? Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I'm sure it probably would take awhile for you to type it all up, but I am curious.
  17. ScottDombrowski

    ScottDombrowski Second Unit

    Oct 14, 2003
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    I can't seem to get enough TV on DVD (especially old shows)! I now only watch about 3 hours of broadcast tv a week! Here's my list so far:

    Alias-season 1
    The Avengers '65-4 sets
    Bonanza-2 "best of" sets
    Dark Shadows-sets 1-7
    The Dick Van Dyke Show-2 seasons
    I Love Lucy-Vol. 1-9
    Little House On The Prairie-3 seasons
    Malcolm In The Middle-1 season
    Once And Again-1 season
    The Rifleman-2 sets
    Six Feet Under-1 season
    The Sopranos-3 seasons
    Star Trek: TNG-7 seasons
    Star Trek: DS9-4 seasons
    24-1 season
    Twilight Zone-Collection 1
    Twin Peaks-1 season
    Wild Wild West-7 Columbia House volumes
    Will And Grace-1 season
    Wiseguy-set 1

    That's 20 shows and there's at least that many more on my list of shows I want that haven't been released yet! I love it though because I just don't find that many newer shows interesting, you can revisit old favorites from childhood, you can watch as many as you want anytime you want, you can discover shows for the first time, and best of all--NO COMMERCIALS!!
  18. Craig S

    Craig S Producer

    Mar 4, 2000
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    League City, Texas
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    Craig Seanor
    I hear you guys. A couple of years ago I would never have imagined how TV-on-DVD has blown up.

    Lambert, I partially blame you & Lacey and your ^%#$ site. You can expect my bills in the mail. [​IMG]

    Seriously, I'm just glad I'm almost done with Star Trek (no "Voyager" for me) and "X-Files". Those are the big ticket items, and there's only one more of each to go.

    Anyway, since we're whipping out our lists, here's what I've been collecting:

    All Creatures Great & Small
    All In The Family
    Babylon 5
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Coupling (BBC)
    Dick Van Dyke
    Family Guy
    Fawlty Towers
    Homicide: Life on the Streets
    King Of The Hill
    Larry Sanders [​IMG]
    Mad About You
    Mary Tyler Moore [​IMG]
    Monty Python
    The Muppet Show
    NYPD Blue (although I think I'm stopping with S2)
    The Outer Limits
    The Prisoner
    Rocky & Bullwinkle
    Sex & The City
    The Simpsons
    The Sopranos
    South Park
    Sports Night
    Star Trek: TOS, TNG, DS9
    Stargate SG-1
    The Tick
    The Twilight Zone
    Twin Peaks [​IMG]
    Upstairs, Downstairs
    The X-Files


    Band Of Brothers
    The Beatles Anthology
    Bridehead Revisited
    The Civil War
    Elizabeth R
    The Forsyte Saga (B&W)
    From The Earth To The Moon
    I Claudius
    Lonesome Dove (All 3 series - "Return" doesn't count)
    Tales Of The City (All 3 series)
    Victory At Sea
    The World At War

    On the horizon:

    The Critic
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Freaks & Geeks
    Gilmore Girls
    Invader Zim
    The West Wing
    The Winds Of War

    Hopefully someday (I can dream, can't I?):

    Hill Street Blues
    Northern Exposure
    Rich Man, Poor Man
    St. Elsewhere
    The Tick (Animated)
    War & Rememberence (in normal sized packaging at a reasonable price)
    WKRP In Cincinnati
    The Wonder Years
  19. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Feb 8, 2002
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    If Ebay is the only place you see it (i.e. no other big name retailers like Amazon or Best Buy), then yes, it's a boot. [​IMG]
  20. ScottR

    ScottR Cinematographer

    Apr 1, 2000
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    Do you guys think there is a chance that Twilight Zone will be reissued in season sets?

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