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What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Dillon*G, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. Doug Wallen

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    20 disc set that was the only option on VEI's website that I could find. I looked for the original version.
     
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    Why would the VEI site have only the condensed version?
     
  3. GMBurns

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    Amazon is still selling the 31 disc set released in 2015, although it ain't cheap. As a huge Cannon fan, I was thrilled to buy it four and a half years ago. I don't know much about the quality of the 20 disc set, but the price is mighty attractive. Though I don't like the bulky single case that houses all the discs.

    It seems Cannon and Barnaby Jones were the last VEI releases where they had the traditional four episodes per disc. Everything they've been releasing since has fewer discs with 5, 6 or 7 episodes. I have purchased a bunch of those, like Longstreet, Dan August, Jake and the Fatman and Magician and they all have played just fine.
     
  4. bmasters9

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    It certainly isn't-- that 31-disc go is $120, versus only $35 for the condensed one.
     
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    Flashgear

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    I have the Cannon complete series 20 disc set. I haven't noticed any playability issues via data compression with my set, and although I wish the series had received deluxe CBS style remastering, it looks ok to me. And as we all know, it is apparently unedited, except for the 2 parter episodes being presented in one go, and not as they were originally aired with a recap, titles etc., for part two of those episodes. I think they generally run with 12-13 chapter stops, versus the 6 to 7 of the single episodes.

    I pre-ordered this set on Amazon Canada when it first came out...at the extraordinary price of $22 Canadian dollars...about $16.50 American!

    Here are some screen caps I took from my set, directly from the DVD...
    Cannon 4.JPG
    Cannon 1.JPG
    Cannon 2.JPG
    Cannon 5.JPG
    Cannon 8.JPG
    Cannon 10.JPG
    Cannon 11.JPG
    Cannon 14.JPG
    Cannon 15.JPG
    Cannon 17.JPG
    Cannon 18.JPG
    Cannon 19.JPG
    Cannon 30.JPG
    Cannon 32.JPG

    I would be interested to hear from those with the 31 disc set, if their edition looks any better than these screen shots...I suspect they don't, considering the old syndication transfers to begin with.
     
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    Randall, that is pretty much what the 31 disc set looks like as well. It's not great (a la Perry Mason or Gunsmoke), but it's not edited (like poor Barnaby). Cannon was one of all-time faves so I was willing to pay the price, after waiting so many years since the last CBS release.
     
  7. Jeff Flugel

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    I have the first two seasons of Cannon in the two-volume Paramount editions, gifted to me by a kind friend after he received the VEI complete series set...the transfers on those look equivalent to your screengrabs above, Randall. Not great by any means, but perfectly watchable (especially on a 50 inch or smaller TV set), and as you guys mentioned, uncut. Pity Barnaby Jones didn't receive the same treatment. I'd happily put up with Cannon-style video quality to get uncut episodes of that show...
     
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    Not exactly a DVD or Blu, but I did take advantage of the current iTunes sale to get something I passed by once and regretted: complete Stargate SG-1 series 1-10 for $50. And no shelf space required!
     
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    I'm sure you'll enjoy it, being as it's right at hand whenever you have a hankering!
     
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    Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Complete series - Norwegian Blu-ray edition.
     
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    The Odd Couple (CBS condensed all-in-one of this 1970-75 ABC classic w/Tony Randall and Jack Klugman [known for the classic opening line, "Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?"]); release criticized for not having all original music of the time as well, IIRC...

    oddcouple1. oddcouple2.
     
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    Archer seasons 8 and 9 finally came down to decent prices. Especially S9, which is only one disc.
     
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    Why is the 9th go on that one only one disc?
     
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    Only 8 20ish minute episodes, and I imagine Fox has gotten cheap.
     
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    Fox has *always* been "cheap" where physical media is concerned. They used defective DS/DL discs (OK... they weren't the only ones but them and Universal were the worst), putting existing P&S transfers on disc instead of springing for new WS transfers, non-anamorphic WS rather than anamorphic, and charging a premium to boot.
     
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    I also criticize it for not having this on any of the episodes...


    ~Ben
     
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    I thought for sure it would be very much like The Brady Bunch on Paramount logos!
     
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    Since they were discounted heavily on Amazon, I went ahead and snagged the Blu-Ray sets of the following (first purchases of 2020):

    Doctor Who S12 (Tom Baker S1)
    Red Dwarf, Series X
     
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    The Pink panther cartoon collection vol 6. series completed, The High Chaparral, the final season. series completed.
     
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