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Old 10-23-19, 12:43 PM
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re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
This is a DVD, but I couldn't find an HB thread in dvd's. They have Wonder Years Compete Series for $25. I paid a whole lot more than that.

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/the-won...ete-series-dvd
Wow! Me too! Since I've only watched S1 so far it makes me wish I'd waited. Of course if I had it'd now be OOP and very expensive.
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link
Wow! Me too! Since I've only watched S1 so far it makes me wish I'd waited. Of course if I had it'd now be OOP and very expensive.
Of course. It always seems to work out that way!
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link
Wow! Me too! Since I've only watched S1 so far it makes me wish I'd waited. Of course if I had it'd now be OOP and very expensive.
Quality fairly good for this series on DVD? Better than broadcast quality?
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Quality fairly good for this series on DVD? Better than broadcast quality?
This review says not quite broadcast quality:
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/71307/wonder-years-the/

This review calls it "watchable," although it bizarrely thinks the show was originally mastered on VHS.
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/6647...te-series-the/

There's reviews for the individual seasons as well, but they all say about the same in terms of video quality.
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/list...wonder%20years

There's also the original discussion thread, where the actual releases start getting discussed around page 17:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/4...-works-17.html

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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Quality fairly good for this series on DVD? Better than broadcast quality?
It's been at least a couple of years since I watched it so I don't remember for sure. I recall it looking good - at least as good as broadcast quality - more than acceptable for sure. I worked for an ABC affiliate during the years it originally aired and don't recall it looking all that good back then - even on broadcast quality monitors in a control room viewing the live feed. It was shot on 16mm so isn't going to look as good as a 35mm product. Time-Life isn't exactly known for high quality DVD mastering either so there's that to consider. I'm constantly amazed at the premium they charge for generally average looking product.

That said, If you've seen it and like it I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a copy, especially at this price. Even as a blind buy I'd say it's worth the asking price of ~$30 after shipping. That's only $5/season (OK... S1 is very short, but still...). I could just about live with PD quality transfers for that price and it's much better than that.
Old 10-24-19, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link
It's been at least a couple of years since I watched it so I don't remember for sure. I recall it looking good - at least as good as broadcast quality - more than acceptable for sure. I worked for an ABC affiliate during the years it originally aired and don't recall it looking all that good back then - even on broadcast quality monitors in a control room viewing the live feed. It was shot on 16mm so isn't going to look as good as a 35mm product. Time-Life isn't exactly known for high quality DVD mastering either so there's that to consider. I'm constantly amazed at the premium they charge for generally average looking product.

That said, If you've seen it and like it I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a copy, especially at this price. Even as a blind buy I'd say it's worth the asking price of ~$30 after shipping. That's only $5/season (OK... S1 is very short, but still...). I could just about live with PD quality transfers for that price and it's much better than that.
It's the best version I've ever seen (I know that isn't saying alot...)
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Originally Posted by Jay G.
This review says not quite broadcast quality:
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/71307/wonder-years-the/

This review calls it "watchable," although it bizarrely thinks the show was originally mastered on VHS.
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/6647...te-series-the/

There's reviews for the individual seasons as well, but they all say about the same in terms of video quality.
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/list...wonder%20years

There's also the original discussion thread, where the actual releases start getting discussed around page 17:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/4...-works-17.html
It's been a couple years, but I have 0 memory of feeling that they were VHS quality.
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re: Hamilton Book (Blu-ray Bargains)

Originally Posted by Jay G.
This review says not quite broadcast quality:
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/71307/wonder-years-the/

This review calls it "watchable," although it bizarrely thinks the show was originally mastered on VHS.
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/6647...te-series-the/

There's reviews for the individual seasons as well, but they all say about the same in terms of video quality.
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/list...wonder%20years

There's also the original discussion thread, where the actual releases start getting discussed around page 17:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/4...-works-17.html
Originally Posted by BobO'Link
It's been at least a couple of years since I watched it so I don't remember for sure. I recall it looking good - at least as good as broadcast quality - more than acceptable for sure. I worked for an ABC affiliate during the years it originally aired and don't recall it looking all that good back then - even on broadcast quality monitors in a control room viewing the live feed. It was shot on 16mm so isn't going to look as good as a 35mm product. Time-Life isn't exactly known for high quality DVD mastering either so there's that to consider. I'm constantly amazed at the premium they charge for generally average looking product.

That said, If you've seen it and like it I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a copy, especially at this price. Even as a blind buy I'd say it's worth the asking price of ~$30 after shipping. That's only $5/season (OK... S1 is very short, but still...). I could just about live with PD quality transfers for that price and it's much better than that.
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It's the best version I've ever seen (I know that isn't saying alot...)
Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
It's been a couple years, but I have 0 memory of feeling that they were VHS quality.
Awesome, thanks guys. Gonna get it. I grew up with that series and it's hard to find, even on cable channels.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Awesome, thanks guys. Gonna get it. I grew up with that series and it's hard to find, even on cable channels.
Just an FYI: The Wonder Years is available for streaming on HULU.
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Awesome, thanks guys. Gonna get it. I grew up with that series and it's hard to find, even on cable channels.
A few years back, I spent over $50 on a bad bootleg copy missing most of the music. It was a truly great series; & I was the same age as Kevin within a year or so in the years it is set in; so I really could relate.

When the TL came out; the complete set was well over over $100; so I bought it 1 season at a time. My total spent was somewhere between $65-100.
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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
When the TL came out; the complete set was well over over $100; so I bought it 1 season at a time. My total spent was somewhere between $65-100.
I, too, did that. Looking at my records I spent right at $100 for the series - and I've only watched the first 2 seasons so far (I think... may have only watched the first). My oldest grandson came in while I was watching and was totally engrossed by the show asking all kinds of questions. Since I was a year older than Kevin during the years depicted in the series I could tell him for sure when things were right or wrong and that mostly that's how things really were.
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I never watched the bootleg (which is now in the garbage can), but I did watch the series dvd's sets as I boughtthem. One of my fav all time shows, because like Bob I was there.
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New items are in; includes a bunch of MVD titles, some Drafthouse and some OOP Shout/Scream Factory stuff

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/product...&power_search=
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I got that email. It appears that Hamilton has given up on low pricing. Their prices in the last few batches are within about 15% in both directions of other retailers.
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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
I got that email. It appears that Hamilton has given up on low pricing. Their prices in the last few batches are within about 15% in both directions of other retailers.
Depends on what it is. Some things are some aren't.
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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
I got that email. It appears that Hamilton has given up on low pricing. Their prices in the last few batches are within about 15% in both directions of other retailers.
Seems like you have a false understanding of Hamilton Book's business model.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Seems like you have a false understanding of Hamilton Book's business model.
I remember a year or 2 ago where they were pretty much off price overstocks.
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Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
I remember a year or 2 ago where they were pretty much off price overstocks.
I'm a bit new to Hamilton Books, but based on a discussion I'm following in another forum, it appears in addition to the overstocks they've always had, they started selling front-list titles for certain genre distributors, based on some users requesting they carry them so they can buy them from Hamilton as add-ons to their overstock orders, instead of Amazon. There's still overstock titles there, but it's no longer exclusively overstocks.

Also, Hamilton has gotten a lot more popular in the past few years, and overstock titles are selling out faster. Additionally, some people apparently saw the prices on Hamilton and asked other retailers to price match, causing some friction between other retailers and the distributors because the other retailers weren't getting these heavy discounts on the stock they had. This may have dialed back how deep a discount Hamilton can offer on certain titles.
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If you're shopping on Price alone, you may do good elsewhere. If you're shopping on Price AND Customer service, shop EHB. You won't regret it, they're a wonderful company
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If you're shopping on Price alone, you may do good elsewhere. If you're shopping on Price AND Customer service, shop EHB. You won't regret it, they're a wonderful company
This. Exactly.
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If you know what you are doing, they have some great CD bargains.
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Hamilton is kind of unique in that it is a remainder media dealer that also carries new product. I think they have a great selection and price on both, I find they're VERY competitive on new product like specialty labels. They are definitely getting a lot more of the boutique Blu-Ray stuff, I'm guessing those labels are looking for other outlets to sell via.
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New stock and price drops right now >I mean right fukin now.
I'm still looking, not sure if any good deals.
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The best deals look to be the first two seasons of 12 Monkeys for $7.95. Paid a lot more for that when they first came out. The last two seasons remain stubbornly high.
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There are 3 or 4 Cohen Media films on sale for $9.95

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