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Dave F

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I have heard that Fox slightly altered the packaging of the R2 Buffy sets to reduce the chances of the discs getting scratched. When was this altered? Was it before season 3 was released? Or are early pressings of season 3 in the old design?

Also, the change was to make line the sleeves with paper & to make the sleeves looser, correct?

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TheoGB

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To answer your second question yes and yes: The sleeves now come with a non-scratch lining and the booklet is also 'deeper' so you can get at them more easily.

I have the original version of S2 (my DVDs are stored in a separate place) - it was pulled and reissued with S3 with the improved packaging: S3 has always had the improved design.

I don't have S3 (waiting to see if you guys get widescreen by some miracle) but I do have S4. The other major change is there are BBFC logos all over the book itself. With Season 2 I could remove the outer sleeve and have a ratings-less book on my shelf. Ho-hum...
 

Jeff Kleist

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Theo, Season 3 will not be widescreen

Season 3 they started shooting 35mm
Season 4 was the first where they started protecting the 16:9 area for widescreen airing.
 

TheoGB

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Well they've deleted it over here now anyway. Unless it reappears then it will be cheaper and there will be more extras on the R1 of S3.
 

Julian Lalor

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Well they've deleted it over here now anyway. Unless it reappears then it will be cheaper and there will be more extras on the R1 of S3
Series 3 is readily available from www.amazon.co.uk. It's also available from Australia at significantly cheaper prices. i doubt the extras on the R1 will be materially better - the R1 versions of Series 1 and 2 don't have anything material to add.
 

TheoGB

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(a) I don't shop with Amazon for anything but text books - too pricy.

(b) No cool packaging on R4.

I can wait. I have the VHS after all...
 

Dave F

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Thanks for the input - I just got S3 on a flea-Bay auction. :) I'll be buying the U.S. set when it's released, so buy it new & at full price just seemed excessive for my situtation. Although I'll pre-order S5 as soon as I can.:)
-Dave
 

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Once you get the widescreen version, you can join in the fun of identifying screen shots with cameras in the shot and the arm of Prop Dude(tm) :D
Angela
 

Anders Englund

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For those of you with the original season 2 box: I called Fox Uk regarding the issue and they told me to send it in, and I'd get a new one. The guy I spoke with was very nice, and told me I'd have it by the end of next week.

Oh, and season 1-3 was pulled briefly, but were reissued with the release of season 4.

--Anders
 

TheoGB

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I don't mind having the original S2 box, actually. All my discs seem to play fine. Might be worth something one day!!:D
I'll look around for the best price on S3 then I guess...
 

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