Charlie's Angels Season 5

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  1. younger1968

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    I can not see charlie's angels selling for $46. I can see it priced at 95-110 for the set. You may be able to get the complete set on sale in a few years when price typically drop.
     
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    That really is the Amazon pre-order price:
    http://www.amazon.com/Charlies-Angels-Complete-John-Forsythe/dp/B008H6GHII/ref=sr_1_8?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1342975601&sr=1-8&keywords=charlie%27s+angels+complete+series
    You can see that the other seasons are discounted to about $10 too. Obviously they feel this is where the price needs to be to sell quantity.
     
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    Well, i am shocked at the price! If i can get that in Canada then i will give away my S1-S4 sets
     
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    But you forget... Sony does their complete series sets dirt cheap, in cardboard packaging with all the discs packed on a spindle.
    So, 46 bucks does sound right if you compare it to other longrunning Sony series like King of Queens or Married With Children. And the price looks even better when you consider that they're printing new S5 discs to go with the set instead of being able to just re-use the old ones.
     
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    Yup. That is what I'm thinking too. This may have an atrractive outer case but inside will be a pity.
     
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    I think the best packaged Sony complete series I've ever seen was the one released by Shout... The Complete Barney Miller. The box was still fairly small thanks to the use of cases that stored 6 or so discs per case, and best of all, everything was protected much better than just stacking the discs on top of each other.
    Hopefully, Sony will go that route with their upcoming complete series releases instead of continuing with just stacking the discs.
     
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    Yeah, but at 46 bucks for the entire series, one could sell off their S1-S4 sets for five bucks apiece, use the money to help fund buying the complete series set, and still probably wind up paying around the same price, or less for the entire series than the single S5 set would cost.
    However, I do agree that a nice, cheap, bare bones S5 set for people who don't want to go through the hassle of selling stuff off or re-buying sets would be nice to see.
     
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    Forget it. Unless season 5 is released individually, I'm not double dipping for this. Sorry, I like my individual season sets. I know Sony does this on the cheap. I don't feel like rewatching the entire series just to make sure the discs are playable and then hassle of selling off the extras. To much of a pain.
     
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    I just bought Season 4 last week! I figure it only took a few years for Season 4 to come out. 5 will come out as an individual season eventually.
     
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    I will not be buying the complete series just to get season 5. I bought all 4 previous seasons. Will wait for a season 5 set. I am still working my way thoriugh season 2 anyway.
     
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    If by some slim chance that I do get this, I will take out the season 5 discs and sell off the rest of the set. I won't get rid of my previous sets. They are too nicely packaged and the chance that this is going to be some super cheap packaging really worries me.
     
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    http://www.charliesangels.com/
    The webmaster at Charliesangels.com states the packaging contains over 80 photos which means it can't be one of those cheap cases like GOOD TIMES, SOAP etc. came in when Sony released the Complete Series of those.
    You can see the front of the box at the above link.
     
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    The Barney Miller style packaging makes more sense with "over 80 photos" mentioned.
     
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    I have been a fan of all of the Angels since they started in 1976, however the only way I would purchase season 5 (or the complete series box) is if the Season 5 Premiere episode was in its original 3 hour format.
    The original airing had the first story (Julie's intro) running about 2hours and 15min (with commercials, etc) and then they were off to Hawaii and the next 45 minutes were about Kris getting kidnapped. The season 5 premiere syndicated episodes cut out a lot of footage from the Julie intro segment to fit into 2 one hour syndicated blocks. Another reason for wanting the original airing, is each season premiere of Charlies Angels had an opening credit sequence unique to that premiere episode. The season 5 has been shown only once during that original airing. Also the original title was "Of Street Models and Hawaiian Angels".
     
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    It'll depend on the packaging whether I get this release or not, I don't have any of the other seasons yet so maybe it'll be worth it. Maybe not, no cardboard stuff for me that is. Could be a R2 release is coming too, that one might have subtitles I believe R1 Sony doesn't.
     
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    I am definitely getting this! Love my angels!
     
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    For $46 I'm likely to just say screw it and order the set. Just annoyed that they couldn't be bothered to release the last, truncated season separately especially because the people that would most want it are the people that already bought the last 4 (and season 4 of this show was absolutely atrocious to me). 17 eps should have an msrp of $30 and a street price around $20- so $26 extra for material I just don't need. Not cool, Sony.
     
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    It is amazing that Sony decides to sell S1-S5 after S4 last came out in 2009. I picked up Charlie's Angels when the sets were about $15-20 range. I like S5, but not at the expense on double dipping. I will wait out Charlie's Angels as S5 has low priority in my DVD budget. I have already geared up my purchases for the next few months based on the released schedule.
     
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    I do that too. I use an excel list inputting the upcoming titles I'm interested in with their MSRP, and then prioritize them. Helps keep track of how much I spend and how much I'm going to be spending.
    I've got a budget for the last 5 months of the year figured out, and this year I think I will be able to stick to it and possibly even come in under it for a change. Usually I end up blowing it by a good % with all the good nickle and dime sales that hit post BF and post Christmas.
    The only way I think could run into trouble is if the Batman TV show gets a special release from somebody like Time-Life. Something like that would easily be a multi hundred $ set- but that's about the only property at this point that could cause me to drop that kind of money. I'm confident someday it will show up, but it may not be this year.
    The only thing I'm concerned about with CA S5 is that they bypass single pressed sets and dump it straight into the MOD program- where it would cost almost as much as the pressed set and be on possibly less reliable media.
     
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    Bad news: It's been revealed that the discs will be packaged on spindles just like the Good Times, Soap, etc. sets.
     

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