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  • For UK DVD Buyers/fans....

    Check out these prices

    http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleMultiSea...mitSearch.y=10

    Could not resist and have ordered a whole set as a present for my mum and sister.
    http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
    Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
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  • #2
    The prices are too low. I suspect that the price of collected sets and individual episodes have been swapped.
    Andrew Swallow

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Andrew_Swallow View Post
      The prices are too low. I suspect that the price of collected sets and individual episodes have been swapped.
      What do you mean? Each of the five seasons is 9.99 pounds, which is a little over 16 US dollars. There have been a number of sales at Costco, Best Buy, and other stores in the US with prices as low as $15 in the last few months. It's not unreasonable to think that an online store would have comparable prices.

      Though charging more for individual movies is odd, and roughly $55 for Crusade is crazy, but it's almost always higher for those 13 episodes than any season of B5.
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      • #4
        O/STAR is correct re online pricing on this site, for certain items. Don't forget that this is the wonderful UK where we get everything almost last and way overpriced. So to spot a gem like this is a great find.

        Most of the time it just seems that businesses see the US price and just swap the $ sign for the £ sign without adjusting the actual figure downwards!

        Still, as I said in the OP, I could not resist and just had to buy a full set for my mum and sis. I brought them into B5 way back when, and they have loved it ever since! I would give them my old VHS copies but they just don't have the room for them.

        Did rather sting a little though, as I paid full price for the DVD sets first time around and this just seems like a bit of a slap in the face.

        Ahh, the price of progress I suppose....I'll just wait for WB to finally get a sound brain in the CEO's suit/shoes and realise what a hot property B5 is and so decide to fund a complete CGI HD rerendering for the FX (in the correct ratio!) and a total remaster and 4K scan of all the live footage and new Fx then release it all on Blu-Ray.

        Some day...oh, someday...
        http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
        Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by LightStorm View Post
          Ahh, the price of progress I suppose....I'll just wait for WB to finally get a sound brain in the CEO's suit/shoes and realise what a hot property B5 is and so decide to fund a complete CGI HD rerendering for the FX (in the correct ratio!) and a total remaster and 4K scan of all the live footage and new Fx then release it all on Blu-Ray.

          Some day...oh, someday...
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          • #6
            well it might be a long wait, but I have sandwiches and a flask of soup!
            http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
            Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
            47" Phillips 1080p 46" Samsung 1080p Toshiba HD-30E (2 both Multi Region) PS3-80G 120G BR Multi-Region Maidstone MD-BR-2102 Sky-HD Freesat-HD Pioneer DVL-909 CLD-D925 CLD-2950 (AC3) CLD-D515 CLD S315 Yamaha ADP-1 Meridian 519 Pioneer 609 (DD/DTS) x 2 Speakers & subs Jammo M/S Pioneer Technics Sony Eltax Akai Aiwa

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LightStorm View Post
              Did rather sting a little though, as I paid full price for the DVD sets first time around and this just seems like a bit of a slap in the face.
              That was several years ago, and it is perfectly natural that stores would sell these things much more cheaply when they have already been on the market for a good long time. Could be they have an excess of stock that they can't shift any other way.

              Having only paid around £30-35 per season when they were brand new on release, I really don't see how selling them at £9.99 per season now can be considered a slap in the face.

              In fact in my (admittedly quite limited) experience of buying season sets of DVDs the real slap in the face comes in the fact that native UK shows are often much more expensive than US shows for fewer episodes per season ... e.g. B5 at £30-£35 per 22 episode season vs Doctor Who at around £55 per 13 episode season.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
                native UK shows are often much more expensive than US shows for fewer episodes per season ... e.g. B5 at ú30-ú35 per 22 episode season vs Doctor Who at around ú55 per 13 episode season.
                Erm... actually, they have those cheap too...

                http://hmv.com/hmvweb/simpleMultiSea...r+who+complete

                Ok, I accept your point about the passage of time, old stock etc. Just seems like yesterday as my B5 sets are always being borrowed by somebody or other so contact with them is always fresh in my mind, I guess it never had a chance to fade properly.
                http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?a...er=dgtwoodward
                Yes, I still collect Laserdiscs!!
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                • #9
                  Guys, have you checked out Amazon UK as well? Right now, they are selling the seasons of B5 for under ten pounds each and the collectors edition box, that HMV is offering for 110 is priced at 62.77 at Amazon.

                  Beats me how they can sell it for such an amazing price, since in Germany it costs almost twice as much (or more).
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                  • #10
                    For US DVD Buyers/Fans

                    I was at Walmart this past weekend and they had every season for under $20 each. The availability will vary by store.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by *Starstuff* View Post
                      Guys, have you checked out Amazon UK as well? Right now, they are selling the seasons of B5 for under ten pounds each and the collectors edition box, that HMV is offering for 110 is priced at 62.77 at Amazon.

                      Beats me how they can sell it for such an amazing price, since in Germany it costs almost twice as much (or more).
                      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Babylon-Comp...7807771&sr=8-1

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                      • #12
                        Finally got round to buying crusade on dvd from HMV in Leeds. ú13 a bit of a bargain. They were also doing the full set (inc movies) for ú80.00.
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                        • #13
                          A question for those who own the UK/Region 2 DVD set of B5.

                          During the show's original television run, the show made some mid-season alterations to its opening credits sequences during some of its seasons, specifically:

                          During Season 1, the normal crediting for Julie Caitlin Brown as Na'Toth is replaced with one for Mary Woronov as Ko'Dath (who'd been intended as a regular, but was replaced when she couldn't cope with the prosthetics) for the episode Born to the Purple This change is not reflected in the Region 1 DVD release.

                          During Season 2's first two episodes, the credits sequence featured visual footage of Delenn from back in Season 1 so as not to give away her changed appearance until it's reveal during the post-credits narrrative of the second episode, Revelations, which is then reflected from episode 3 (The Geometry of Shadows) onwards. In addition, Claudia Christian's crediting changes from "Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova" to "Commander Susan Ivanova" from episode 4 (A Distant Star) onwards, after her post-credits promotion during the narrative of episode 3. The Region 1 DVD release makes the rather odd choice of using the post-alteration Delenn footage and pre-promotion Ivanova crediting, thus leaving only 1 episode out of 22 actually reflective of the original broadcast. (The Geometry of Shadows.)

                          During Season 4, the crediting for Jerry Doyle and Jeff Conaway, goes from "Security Chief Michael Garibaldi" and "Zack Allan" respectively to basically the other way around ("Michael Garibaldi" and "Security Chief Zack Allan") as of episode 8 (The Illusion of Truth) so as to reflect Garibaldi's resignation in the episode before (Epiphanies) and Zack's promotion to his post. The Region 1 DVD release uses only the second version of the credits, effectively giving away Garibaldi's resignation a half dozen episodes early.

                          I have been told that these mid-season credit changes were retained in the Region 2 DVD releases. As I've finally gotten my hands on a region free DVD player and I'm just a wee bit OCD about the accuracy of my collection, I'm wondering if anyone who owns the Region 2 releases would be kind enough to let me know if these changes are, indeed, retained in that release, so as to know whether it would be worth the trouble of ordering the Region 2 sets.

                          Thanks in advance for any help.

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                          • #14
                            I'd be interested in the answer to this also. Not sure it would be enough to get me to buy a third set of DVDs but it's possible.

                            At least they put the correct title sequence on "The Corps is Mother...".

                            Jan

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                            • #15
                              Thanks.

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