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The Brady Bunch 50th Anniversary. Might we finally see a Brady Blu-ray

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Kyrsten Brad, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Josh Steinberg

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    Those cases aren’t wonderful from an ease of access perspective (terrible for cherry picking one-off episodes) but at least they condense a whole lot of discs into a small amount of shelf space.

    I’ve yet to have a disc damaged by one of them but they are clearly better suited for people who watch a series in order from start to finish vs wanting easy access to individual episodes.
     
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    Even if you watch start-to-finish there are issues with those stacked disc pages. You'll either be removing some discs frequently to get to bottom ones or you'll have to leave discs out while those below are being watched. I can tolerate a single overlapping disc - it's inconvenient but not that bad. If I had to remove 2, or more, on the top stack and *then* one or more on the bottom to get to another disc I'd be saying bad things about the person who designed such a system. I think I'd rather deal with a couple of large spindles than these multi-disc spindle with overlapping disc affairs.
     
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    Yeah, like I said, they’re not great. But if it’s a sitcom with eight episodes per disc and something where only one is watched a day, it’s not so bad - I just leave the one I’m watching on top of the case.
     
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    That's a great point! Truth is, however, that Streets was such a remarkable show (all three major players [Malden, Douglas and Hatch] contributing mightily to that]) that I was more than willing to overlook how difficult the packaging was to work with in this release, and therefore I have deemed it more than worth the money.
     
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    Right, that is exactly how the new Brady Bunch release looks
     
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    As do many others like that! They save space, but, then again, there is a learning curve with that and other releases of that ilk.
     
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    They started doing that with Gunsmoke. I sold all my individual volume sets and replaced them with these other ones. It saved shelf space plus were cheaper than the season sets. Just waiting on seasons 13-15 to come out in one of these cases. But yeah, the cases are very flimsy and when you open it, discs start to fall out.
     
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    On which of the Gunsmoke releases did they start doing it-- the first of the big ones (the one with the first four half-hour gos)?
     
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    Also check your local Walmarts. I've recently seen the latest set (season 10-12) there.
     
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    Seen it there, and seems like it might be a good value!
     
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