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  • DGTWoodward
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    Getting There...Slowly,

    A few more added!

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...0511621&type=3

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  • DGTWoodward
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    Yes it was silly....

    It is indeed a strange way to have done it! Still, there is some consolation in that I only have a small number of discs to track down to have as much B5 as there was available to get.

    What with the horrid mix-up that became the DVD releases, and no realistic outlook for a Bluray release any time soon, these remain the definitive way to watch the show, whilst still retaining the maximum available picture resolution from that format, and the correct framing for all shots.

    It's in 4:3, but that's how most (all?) of us saw it in its first run anyway.

    This is just one of the titles that I will just keep buying, in whatever format it is released in. There are several in my collection...Blade Runner, Dune, the BATMAN movies, the SUPERMAN movies, the STAR WARS movies, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Forbidden Planet, STAR TREK, 007...and so on.
    Last edited by DGTWoodward; 03-20-2012, 07:42 AM. Reason: bda smelling miskoots.

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  • KoshN
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    Originally posted by JasonDavis View Post
    They began with seasons one and five, which made a sort of sense. Season five had just aired on TNT and I imagine they were trying to get to anyone who missed the tv broadcast (though I'm damned if I ever met an individual who owned a laserdisc player, but didn't have cable). Obviously, season one one was a logical place to start.

    The fact that they finished year one and proceeded to year two makes perfect sense, but I have no idea why the meet-in-the-middle concept arose, leading to season four following the completion of five.

    The ways of Image were like unto those of the Vorlon...
    ....plus they never completed Seasons 2 or 4, and never issued any of Season 3 on LD.

    I sold my complete B5 Laserdisc collection to resonator79 (Vienna, Austria) of the B5tv bboard.
    Last edited by KoshN; 03-19-2012, 05:43 PM.

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  • Jan
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    Those are some great covers! Thanks for sharing. And congratulations on your find.

    Jan

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  • DGTWoodward
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    I Struck THE Motherload!!!

    Half already with me, the other half on the way....












    The very best part is that a) 9 out of the 12 discs are brand new and still sealed! b) They were only รบ1.67 each, that's only $1.05 (at today's rate) each!! I am overjoyed. I will post pix of the second lot when they arrive in a couple of days time. This means that I will have 26 out of the 33 U.S. produced B5 Laserdiscs ever made, with one Hong Kong and one Japanese one to also track down.

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  • DGTWoodward
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    I won some more...

    I have just scored some more BABYLON 5 Laserdiscs. And the best thing about then is that the majority of them are still sealed!!!

    I got couple of dupes but the majority most are new...

    Vol. 1.1 The Gathering - The Movie (dupe'd)

    Season 1
    Vol. 1.2 Midnight on the Firing Line / Soul Hunter (dupe'd)
    Vol. 1.3 Born to the Purple / Infection
    Vol. 1.4 Parliament of Dreams / Mind War - sealed
    Vol. 1.5 The War Prayer / And the Sky Full of Stars - sealed
    Vol. 1.6 Deathwalker / Believers - sealed
    Vol. 1.7 Survivors / By Any Means Necessary - sealed
    Vol. 1.8 Signs and Portents / TKO - sealed
    Vol. 1.9 Grail / Eyes - sealed
    Vol. 1.10 Legacies / A Voice in the Wilderness Part I - sealed

    Season 5
    Vol. 5.4 Learning Curve / Strange Relations - sealed
    Vol. 5.6 A Tragedy of Telepaths / Day of the Dead - sealed

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  • DGTWoodward
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    And YAYAY!!!! Not my last ones either....

    just got these this morning....





    I am very pleased indeed!

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  • JasonDavis
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    Originally posted by Marsden View Post
    Doesn't that seem like a strange order of release?
    They began with seasons one and five, which made a sort of sense. Season five had just aired on TNT and I imagine they were trying to get to anyone who missed the tv broadcast (though I'm damned if I ever met an individual who owned a laserdisc player, but didn't have cable). Obviously, season one one was a logical place to start.

    The fact that they finished year one and proceeded to year two makes perfect sense, but I have no idea why the meet-in-the-middle concept arose, leading to season four following the completion of five.

    The ways of Image were like unto those of the Vorlon...

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  • OmahaStar
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    Originally posted by Marsden View Post
    Doesn't that seem like a strange order of release?

    But who am I to question the wisdom of the people that issue the discs.
    Well, that sounds exactly like the videotape release. They did seasons 1 and 5 simultaneously - in box sets of six episodes at a time on three tapes, then they did a couple releases from seasons two and four, then stopped.

    As far as I know, they never did release season three that way.

    When Columbia House was releasing them, they did the episodes in order, starting from The Gathering, through Sleeping in Light. But I don't believe they ever did laserdiscs.

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  • Marsden
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    Doesn't that seem like a strange order of release?

    But who am I to question the wisdom of the people that issue the discs.

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  • KoshN
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    Originally posted by JoeD80 View Post
    Unfortunately they never finished releasing the entire show on laserdisc. There is a complete set of season one and five but only part of two and four and none of three.
    Heh, beat me to it. I have all of the ones that they released.

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  • JoeD80
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    Unfortunately they never finished releasing the entire show on laserdisc. There is a complete set of season one and five but only part of two and four and none of three.

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  • JasonDavis
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    Originally posted by DGTWoodward View Post
    LD only ever had anamorphic titles and HD right at the end of it's life (yes that is correct, anamorphic AND 1080i HD) but only a few titles were produced in those ways. But it sure introduced the world of real Dolby Digital 5.1 and true DTS to home theatre owners everywhere! In fact, on that basis LD did just about every important thing first!
    Indeed, Criterion's Laserdiscs were the first to feature commentaries, deleted scenes and movies presented in their original aspect ratios. Laserdisc pioneered virtually every concept that has become status quo on DVD. It was a glorious medium...and Babylon 5 on LD is infinitely superior to the DVD transfers due to the mishandling of the CGI when the episodes were converted to 16x9.

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  • Jan
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    Hint: If you find several, SotS, it might be worth seeing if you can get them into a Flat Rate box from the post office. Those have a 70 lb limit, iirc.

    Jan

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  • SmileOfTheShadow
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    Originally posted by DGTWoodward View Post
    I am in the UK. Postage is usually pretty high for such large/heavy items, but if we could split them up a bit, month on month..?
    Let me see what I can find first. If I have any, they'd be back at my parents house so I'd have to go over there to look.

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