Should we buy Frasier's finale season b4 the rest get released

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  1. Rodrick

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    Already in our flyers at Great Canadian Superstore, Walmart, Safeway, A&B Sound, and Future Shop, they have a few new tvshow sets.

    Frasier season 11 is out this week, and Im wondering if should pick it up b4 even season 4 is out.
    Also now I see Friends Season 8 and former sets all come packaged with the finale episode.
    Like why are they doing this?

    Im picking up Cheers season 4 anyways.
     
  2. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

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    Paramount wanted season 11 on the shelf because it is fresh in everyone's mind having just happened.

    I'm personally going to pick this up, as I think it makes more sense than to wait until the middle of 2006 to have the rest of the seasons be released before going back and picking this up.

    However, a word of warning. If someone is getting in to this show via the DVD releases then if you pick up season 11 I wouldn't watch it until after you've gotten a few more if not the rest of the series because season 11 obviously tells you about some of the major character stories and where they've gone.

    I have mixed feelings as to whether this strategy will be effective or not, we shall see.
     
  3. Lynda-Marie

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    Rodrick, Casey, you have summed up my feelings to a tee. I could wish that they would wait until seasons 4-10 are out, but maybe this is some sort of test. [​IMG]

    As I suggested to someone else, I am going to leave this on the shelf, unwatched, until 4-10 are available.

    Weird, but it works for me! [​IMG]
     
  4. Andrew Radke

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    Well being somewhat on a tight budget, I'm going to grab this now while it's still on sale. In other words........while I can get it $20 below suggested retail price. Right now, seasons 1, 2 & 3 are around $65 Canadian at the stores I've seen them at. If I wait, it'll be the same deal with this one. Take "Cheers" for example. I've been wanting for some time to start collecting that series. But to this day, I have not been able to find seasons 1 & 2 for under $65.

    I have no problem getting season 11 now, because Paramount has assured us that the rest of the seasons will follow, rather promptly in fact. With seasons 4, 5, 6 & 7 all being released next year. It's not going to be a long wait to have the whole collection. So why not pick it up now? Get it while it's cheap. Makes sense to me anyway.
     
  5. Rodrick

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    Yes Correct. Frasier series and Kelsey himself won so many Emmys for this show as the best Comedy. And it is. Cheers follows right behind.
     
  6. Burn Rourk

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    "Paramount wanted season 11 on the shelf because it is fresh in everyone's mind having just happened."

    And this is exactly why I wouldn't have released it so soon. As they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder. I don't feel the need to buy something I've seen so recently. I thought it was funny when they released the Friends Series Finale on DVD one week after it aired on TV. I guess that was handy if you missed it. I think they should just keep trucking along, releasing sets in sequential order.
     
  7. Jason Seaver

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    By this logic, studios should go back to waiting six months to release a movie for rental, and then another six to eight months before the sell-through video comes out. Paramount isn't looking to schedule the release for when the audience might have a greater appreciation, but for when it is most present in their mind and thus likely to sell better - and the market tends to show that this sort of release works.
     
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    I have started to watch season 11 nevertheless that I have seen only season 1-3. I'm actually greatly enjoying it. I thought people said that the later seasons are not as good. But it's real funny. Especially I find Niles' new stable situation, making Frasier's unstable situation funnier.
     
  9. Ken Chui

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    Same here. I missed the first two seasons, but became an avid viewer sometime during the third season. For those preferring to shop at B&M outlets (as I do), it may become more difficult to secure copies of earlier releases as time passes (I haven't had much luck online with box sets; in my experience, the paperboard packages tend to be more susceptible to damage, regardless of the shipper and/or shipping package used). By the time Season 10 rolls around in 2005, it may be a challenge to find Season 11 locally.

    I'm not bothered by the early release of Season 11 today (heck, I picked it up this morning before heading to work [​IMG] ). It was one of the more enjoyable seasons in recent memory, due in large part to Laura Linney's recurring role as Frasier's love interest.
     

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