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Old December 2nd 20, 11:48   #51
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Some interesting details listed on www.discshop.se:

Release Date: 2021-03-19
Country of origin: England
Distributor: Warner UK
EAN code: 5051892231879

Price: 1,290kr (around 113)
Seems a little pricy, considering I got my TNG blu-ray boxset last year for 49. For ~113 I'd hope for not just all five seasons, but the pilot, 4 TV movies, Crusade, LOTR, Lost Tales, 5.1 surround sound and a ton of new special features!

I've always found blu-ray boxsets to be a little overpriced. For example I was looking at the Miami Vice blu-ray box set but just wasn't willing to pay 70-80 for a 35-year old show, so settled for the DVDs instead. B5 is different though, and I'll buy it regardless. And it's still about the same price as getting just one season on VHS, so I guess it's not that bad in hindsight.
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Old December 2nd 20, 12:59   #52
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Some interesting details listed on www.discshop.se:

Release Date: 2021-03-19
Country of origin: England
Distributor: Warner UK
EAN code: 5051892231879

Price: 1,290kr (around 113)
Seems a little pricy, considering I got my TNG blu-ray boxset last year for 49. For ~113 I'd hope for not just all five seasons, but the pilot, 4 TV movies, Crusade, LOTR, Lost Tales, 5.1 surround sound and a ton of new special features!

I've always found blu-ray boxsets to be a little overpriced. For example I was looking at the Miami Vice blu-ray box set but just wasn't willing to pay 70-80 for a 35-year old show, so settled for the DVDs instead. B5 is different though, and I'll buy it regardless. And it's still about the same price as getting just one season on VHS, so I guess it's not that bad in hindsight.
Yes, it is a little on the pricey side. I would assume it would be cheaper in the UK, as is being distributed by Warner UK.

I feel your pain. I recently paid 75 for the Miami Vice bluray boxset (one of my fav shows). However, it was produced by a lesser-known company ('Fabulous') and, presumably, not in the quantities you would expect from a mass-produced boxset from someone like Warners. I'm sure this played a significant factor in the price.

EDIT: Just carried out a bit of investigative work on EAN code 5051892231879. Turns out was recently issued in the UK. No title has been assigned to it yet, but I will keep my eye on it.
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Old December 3rd 20, 02:47   #53
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EDIT: Just carried out a bit of investigative work on EAN code 5051892231879. Turns out was recently issued in the UK. No title has been assigned to it yet, but I will keep my eye on it.
Just give me an ALL REGION Blu-Ray Release. I have no problem getting it shipped to me from the U.K. I can wait.
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Old December 15th 20, 15:25   #54
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Just give me an ALL REGION Blu-Ray Release. I have no problem getting it shipped to me from the U.K. I can wait.

Yeah same, I feel you. I am just now realizing these "gremlins" present in DVD releases, as well as digital streaming sites that use edits and out of order episodes that present a real problem to the show.


These reddit AI machine-learning upscales look great, which gives me hope about the future of AI.



However I worry about copyright, so ALL REGION may not be feasible? Hey I'm not a lawyer, I just like to portray one on television


Fair use is very much reliable. However, we've been struggling with these issues for quite some time it seems (see DMCA takedowns on the streaming site twitch).

Only time will tell how such issues may resolve themselves. We know the nature of WB, especially in 2020, so the results remain to be seen.
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Old December 15th 20, 17:21   #55
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Just give me an ALL REGION Blu-Ray Release. I have no problem getting it shipped to me from the U.K. I can wait.

Yeah same, I feel you. I am just now realizing these "gremlins" present in DVD releases, as well as digital streaming sites that use edits and out of order episodes that present a real problem to the show.


These reddit AI machine-learning upscales look great, which gives me hope about the future of AI.



However I worry about copyright, so ALL REGION may not be feasible? Hey I'm not a lawyer, I just like to portray one on television


Fair use is very much reliable. However, we've been struggling with these issues for quite some time it seems (see DMCA takedowns on the streaming site twitch).

Only time will tell how such issues may resolve themselves. We know the nature of WB, especially in 2020, so the results remain to be seen.
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I don't know the ins and outs of it, and it will depend on the labyrinthine workings of Warner Bros, but if there's to be a separate European edition as seems the case, it'll be multi-lingual and this might not necessarily carry over onto the extras, so it might be the European version won't get all the extras the US version gets (I hope that's not the case). I think on the DVDs we did get all the extras, except on the TV movies boxset. There's also the packaging to think about that might be multilingual. I don't think the lack of an all region boxset will be down to copyright I can't think of any source music or anything that WB doesn't own that's in the show that could prove a copyright issue in different countries.
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Old December 16th 20, 20:06   #56
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I've not heard any mention of a U.S. release. I might have missed something, but so far I've only heard rumors of a WB U.K. release. Please tell me I am wrong?
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Old December 18th 20, 19:48   #57
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Just noticed Amazon have slashed the price of each steaming season to 7.99, they were 14.99 yesterday. Might get myself one or two as an early Christmas present...!
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I have just started watching the iTunes versions because they have changed from their awful widescreen version to the original 4:3. Very happy with it because there is no more cropping and picture loss when showing scenes with SFX. Someone has obviously decided it was a mistake to try and present the show in widescreen because of these issues (20 years too late of course). Not worried about missing the pot plants from Sheridan's office as all scenes had to be shot with 4:3 in mind so cast had to congregate in the middle of the screen! Apple version is still SD but I'm not fussed.
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The colors are much better, too. I'm really glad they finally did this.
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Old December 20th 20, 16:05   #60
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Yes so far everything I've seen has looks pretty great. I mean by comparison it looks noticeably better than it did. So by the word "great" I just mean it makes me happy that it has looked better than it did.
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