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Old 11-04-06, 08:27 PM   #1
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The Saint (Monochrome episodes) Umbrella (Australia) versus Network (UK)

The Saint (Monochrome episodes) Umbrella (Australia) versus Network (UK)

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Old 11-04-06, 11:55 PM   #2
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Well, if you've got any other Network titles, you know that their encoding can be hit-or-miss at times. Sometimes it's superb (Strange Report, Robin of Sherwood), other times less so (The Baron, horrible transfers and dirty unrestored prints). I've just gotten today the Umbrella versions in the mail, but haven't looked at any of them yet, though I have read the liner notes. Umbrella houses each disc in a seperate Amaray case, and I believe Network uses double Amarays.

Umbrella's versions include at least five commentaries, loads and loads of image galleries, music-and-effects tracks on two episodes, and introductions (I think to camera) by guests stars to certain episodes. And a vintage 1963 Roger Moore interview, though I haven't seen this either.

Network's version may be cheaper, just,for an American buyer, but for quality of extras I'd go with Umbrella. Conversely, I plan to pick up the Network Colour set for the same reason -- quality of extras
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Old 11-05-06, 11:33 AM   #3
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That's a shame about The Baron. That title was pretty high on my 'Want List'.

The Umbrella Saint sets (Vol 1-3) are only $20.00 more than the complete Network set, I think I might go that route.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 11-05-06, 03:14 PM   #4
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The Baron is still highly watchable. If you ever saw any of these series broadcast in, say the late 1970s/early 1980s then you'll have some idea of the quality of the prints. Both Umbrella and Network used the same prints for The Baron; Umbrella has managed to encode them better, or so I'm told -- I've got the Network set. Hey, it's around $35 from Network before shipping. Do a price comparison...
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Old 11-05-06, 07:54 PM   #5
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http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/dvds/id/82015

This is the best price I've found for the Umbrella 'Saint' sets. Are there any better deals available?

$149.94 (sets 1,2,&3)
$32.00 Shipping
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$181.94 AUD

181.94 AUD = $140.046 USD
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Old 11-06-06, 07:10 AM   #6
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That's where I got mine from; don't think you'll beat that price.
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