Sopranos...season 5?

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  1. James Sarno

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    Just wondering if anyone had any news at all about a possible release date...or any news in general.

    Thanks
     
  2. Alex Wagner

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    not til the end of 2005 to coincide with the 2006 premiere of season six.
     
  3. TravisR

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    Oops, you beat me to it.
     
  4. James Sarno

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    thanks guys.....thats brutal...
    I guess I'll have to start checking my HBO "On Demand" for upcoming season 5 episodes........
     
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    How about the DVDs of season 5 listed on e-bay? Some are from the US and others say they are from Asian releases.
     
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    Big "B", little "ootlegs".
     
  7. Rutgar

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    It just kills me, that they take so long in between seasons on this show. Talk about milking it. I can't think of any other TV show that spits in thier fans faces, the way this one does.
     
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    It's HBO doing the Spitting. At least other shows like the Shield and Dead Zone come out in a reasonable time so people that only watch on DVD can keep up
     
  9. Rutgar

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    Yes. But, I'm not just talking about the DVD releases. I'm also talking about the time between actual aired seasons. What other show, could get away with 2 years in between seasons, and on top of that, produce only half the amount of shows that usually constitutes a full season?
     
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    They take so long between seasons so they can make a quality product. Fortunately, HBO doesn't say "You have to the episodes finsihed by this date for a season premiere no matter what."

    That's the exact opposite of spitting in fans' faces. You may have to wait but the wait gives you a better product in the end.

    And almost all new shows have their DVD release come out near the season premiere. They use the DVDs as a marketing tool for the new season. Including the above mentioned The Shield and The Dead Zone. Unfortunately since there's a huge gap between seasons of The Sopranos, there's also a huge gap between DVD sets. My point is that you have to wait but it pays off in the end[​IMG]
     
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    I guess we'll be waiting for a LONG time for the season 6 DVDs! [​IMG]

    -Ross
     
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    But it's not like The Sopranos is some fledgling little show with only moderate public awareness. Anyone who does not live in a cave knows about "The Sopranos" and all the positive buzz surrounding it. I think for "The Sopranos" the DVD sets and the premiere can stand on their own and it is unnecessary to withhold Season Five to co-nincide with the premiere of Season Six.
     
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    Really? Is that why about a third of last seasons episodes totally blew chunks (ala "Dallas" Let's make this whole episode a dream), and were mainly filler? Plus, how do explain shows like "24". They do a full 24 episode season, start every year on time, and maintain quality. I really don't think the "quality" argument washes. If they were actually "working" on the show for the full two years, I would agree with you. But, I think we both know, that that's simply not the case.
     
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    I know the Australian release dates tend to be different, but we have a tentative relase date from Warner (local distributor) for a late January release.

    However, this hasn't been confirmed recently, and I haven't received any additional press releases, so I'm doubtful. Still chances are we may get it before the US.
     
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    HBO is bumping up the release date for the DVD of the fifth season to June 7.

    heard it here first. (i think)[​IMG]
     
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    Tony, Gord posted that yesterday. [​IMG]

    Info in there about the extras, and a link to the original newspaper article.
     
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    edited to say...
    oops didnt see that. so.

    ok, heard it there first. [​IMG]
     

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