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Wow! I am shocked at this announcement. One of my truly 'Holy Grail' releases has finally been announced. I don't purchase a bunch of media these days but this will definitely be added to the library.

- Walter.
 

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Wow! I am shocked at this announcement. One of my truly 'Holy Grail' releases has finally been announced. I don't purchase a bunch of media these days but this will definitely be added to the library.

- Walter.
It was actually announced by Kino last August we've just been waiting for the release date.
 
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It was actually announced by Kino last August we've just been waiting for the release date.
As is evident by my surprise, I don't really stay on top of these announcements. My purchasing of media has really tailed off over the last few years so I don't spend a lot of time tracking releases. There are undoubtedly other titles that I would be thrilled to see and possibly purchase that simply have slipped under my radar. HT is a much more casual pursuit for me these days.

Regarding the price, which I did notice, I expect some discounting on Amazon plus there are 32 episodes in season one which will sort of amortize the price per episode. (Or at least that is my justification in my mind. :) )

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Wow, that is pretty steep, even for a entire season of Bluray. I'll probably order it anyways, but it gives me pause.
$100 is the MSRP so hopefully it'll come down to $80 or $75 with the usual pre-release discounts.
And with an Amazon pre-order you'll be guaranteed of a lower price when it hits. Being from Kino, based on other pre-order prices from them, I'm expecting at least a $60 price at some point.

I've had several pre-orders drop significantly for an hour or less yet still got the lower price, even if it was a price mistake. Most of those I'd never known there was a lower price and would have missed it without that price guarantee. It's one of the few things Amazon still does right.
 

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Regarding the price, which I did notice, I expect some discounting on Amazon plus there are 32 episodes in season one which will sort of amortize the price per episode. (Or at least that is my justification in my mind. :) )
Same here. Considering that labels/networks like HBO charge $80 for ten episode or less seasons of their shows, which already have digital masters and need no fancy work to bring to Blu-ray, $75-100 for over thirty episodes seems reasonable to me. Not cheap, but reasonable.
 

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I think the pricing is in line with other Kino releases. 32 one hour episodes is a lot of material. Not sure if any TV show with that many one hour episodes has been released on blu ray before as one set.
Kino's normal list price is $29.99 for 1-2 blu rays. This is 7 so 6 blu rays would be $99.99 with the 7th one free. More than likely that is the formula that they used.
 

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Yes, we are getting a lot of value here, even at MRSP...I will gladly pay the street date price with a smile on my face. Kino Lorber has filled my shelves and viewing hours with well over a 100 Blu Ray releases in the last 4 years alone, so many classic feature films on Region A HD for the first time ever, and now with some classic American TV shows coming as well. (Hope for more) Kino Lorber have gained my admiration and trust, and beyond that, a genuine affection and loyalty that I believe they deserve.

Despite being flippers, the old MGM DVD were good enough for most shows in my library, but OUTER LIMITS is such an essential show in the totality of my Television youth and collecting mindset that I must have it in it's best possible presentation...and considering how good the old DVD's look, these new BD scans and transfers will look stunning!
 
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Before everybody starts going off on the deep end about the price just remember what the original manufacturer price was for each season of Twilight Zone. First season has 32 episodes it's going to be a little more costly the second season has less it'll probably cost less but in time these will fall in line the same as the Twilight Zone episodes I only wish that we could be discussing this about two other TV series as well. Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and One Step Beyond. If there was a bonus to be thrown in there it would be Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

We as fans of classic television like this ask for these but then comes the idea of we have to pay for it I'm not taking either side good or bad my pre-order went in today I wait for Amazon to do what they're going to do either way I'm going to get to watch a program I want the is only a couple of months older than I am I wait to see what Kino's has done.
 

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I think the pricing is in line with other Kino releases. 32 one hour episodes is a lot of material. Not sure if any TV show with that many one hour episodes has been released on blu ray before as one set.
Kino's normal list price is $29.99 for 1-2 blu rays. This is 7 so 6 blu rays would be $99.99 with the 7th one free. More than likely that is the formula that they used.
"Lost in Space" comes to mind and it was all three seasons for $99. It also went through some extensive clean up work before being released on blu-ray. Generally, speaking I'd say most TV series are cheaper based on disk or material length than moves so I don't really see that as a valid argument.

However, "Lost in Space" was released by the studio so they have time and other ways to recoup costs than a third party like Kino with a limited license period, so I can see that coming into play. But, we also have to remember CBS shot themselves in the foot with I Love Lucy and TAGS on blu-ray and they were filled with extras and bombed with a $60 on release day discount. Big fans will obviously buy on initial release, the question will be is that enough? Will the average fan snub the initial pricing knowing larger discounts may come later if initial sales are questionable. Lots of people brag of waiting and getting Star Trek TNG for a fraction of the price from the UK. Many went with Batman 1966 from Italy to save big bucks. Of course this probably won't show up in other regions until after the Kino license expires.

I hope it works with "Outer Limits" and both seasons are released. However, I'm going to have to wait this one out for $50 or less per season. The DVDs are just fine for now. I bought BD's of ILL, TAGS, and Star Trek TNG on release day. I can't justify that anymore with loads of content still unwatched.
 
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I'm eager to know what is the complete list of extras?

For the time being, we already know they have prepared audio commentaries.
 
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