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Short Skirts, Short Season... Sex and the City: Season 5 coming in December!

Short Skirts, Short Season... Sex and the City: Season 5 coming in December!

 
Old 09-08-03, 11:13 PM
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Short Skirts, Short Season... Sex and the City: Season 5 coming in December!

This was a nice surprise, since the first four seasons all came out in May.

From TVShowsonDVD.com:
Yes, the very short (8 episodes, due to star Sarah Jessica Parker's pregnancy) fifth season of Sex and the City comes to DVD on December 30th, just in time for you to redeem your holiday gift certificates!

Despite the brevity of the season, HBO doesn't skimp on the extras. There will be the usual Audio Commentary with Michael Patrick King, plus "next on" previews, biographies, at least one featurette, and an "interactive trivia game" with 30 questions about the show.

Presented in its natural 1.33:1 format, this release will have an English Dolby 5.1 soundtrack as well as 2.0 Stereo for both English and Spanish. Subtitles will be in English, Spanish, and French. This will have a list price of $49.95. Here is the cover art:

I hope that SRP is wrong. $50 for eight half-hour episodes?

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Old 09-08-03, 11:15 PM
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Nice to see it sooner, but yeah I hope the price is off.
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$49.95! For only eight seasons, that's absurd. I hope my girlfriend doesn't mind this
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49.95 does seem a bit steep, but I'm betting that the sale price will be somewhere around 24.99-34.99. Nice cover art, too.
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Old 09-08-03, 11:54 PM
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$49.95 must be wrong. The first season, with 12 episodes, is $39.95, isn't it?

I like the show, I like the cover art, but I hate that price.
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49.95 is crazy talk.
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Old 09-09-03, 07:02 AM
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Nice to see it coming out early but yea, the MSRP has got to be wrong.
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It looks like they changed the cover design too. I admit that the plastic covers were a bad idea (they break after being openned and closed enough times) but I would have preferred a more consistent design. Especially with only the 2 seasons left to release.

And I hope they lower that MSRP. $50 is what they charged for S2,3, and 4. $35 would be more reasonable.
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This a 2-Disc set right?

Columbia just announced a 1-Disc My Big Fat Greek Life disc & it only retails for $24.95 (It has 7 episodes)
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Old 09-09-03, 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by edytwinky
$49.95! For only eight seasons, that's absurd. I hope my girlfriend doesn't mind this
I would say for eight seasons thats a steal
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Old 09-09-03, 07:25 PM
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thats waaaaaaaay too expensive, especially all the others are what? 18 episodes. except S1, i think it was about 12... I was wondering when S5 was coming out, hoping it would be cheaper.
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I noticed that DVDFile's report on the set says it's a 4 disc set.

Perhaps the studio just used the news release for Season 4 and didn't update the information correctly? I think there'll be a correction in the next week or two with a corrected disc count and a lower price.

http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...003/09_09.html
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Cover your children's eyes and ears... it is the return of everyone's favorite horny urbanites, the girls of Sex and the City: The Complete Fifth Season. HBO Home Video will debut this four-disc set on December 30th, complete with 4:3 full screen transfers, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 surround tracks, audio commentary with Michael Patrick King (on select episodes), a making-of featurette the "Sex and the City" interactive trivia game with over 30 questions, filmographies and episodic previews. Retail is $49.95. Don't you just want it now?
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Originally posted by Blade
I noticed that DVDFile's report on the set says it's a 4 disc set.

Perhaps the studio just used the news release for Season 4 and didn't update the information correctly? I think there'll be a correction in the next week or two with a corrected disc count and a lower price.

http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...003/09_09.html


"Sluts in the City," this guy can be cruel sometimes. Still makes me laugh.
TVShowsonDVD.com confirmed that it will only be 2 disks:
In regard to the disc count in this set: 2 DVDs are what will be in this release. At this time TVShowsOnDVD has access to official material from HBO and distributor Warner Brothers that states "8 half-hour episodes on 2 DVD discs".

...and yes, IMO HBO is getting out of control with their MSRP's.
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its actaully 18 episodes. hbo spread the season over 2 (like they are doing this season)
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Rypro 525, Season 5 of Sex and the City was not 18 episodes. Sarah Jessica Parker got pregnant so they had to cut the season to only 8 episodes. Season 5 Contains the following episodes:

Anchors Away
Unoriginal Sin
Luck be an Old Lady
Cover Girl
Plus One is the Loneliest Number
Critical Condition
The Big Journey
I Love a Charade

I believe you're thinking about Season 4, which was spread out.
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From the latest TVShowsonDVD.com news item: (bolding is mine)
The suggested list price for this item is $49.99, and the Minimum Advertised Price (M.A.P.) is $39.99. There has been concern expressed among you that the prices seem high for such a short season. We agree that it is running on the high side, but isn't exceedingly higher compared to per-disc or per-episode prices for the shorter seasons of shows like The X-Files or Star Trek: The Next Generation. Still, we sadly agree that the price tag for this 2-disc set will probably turn off a few fans.
Understatement alert! What turns me off is their greed. The $50 SRP was fine when the seasons had 18 episodes, but for a season that's only half as long, the SRP should be reduced. I'll still be buying this, but I'll wait and buy it used, unless someone offers it at a huge discount.

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Sadly I will not be buying season 5. $50 list for 8 episodes is obscene. Too bad. I guess I will tape them the next time they show up on HBO Signature. I thought 4 episodes of I Love Lucy for $14.98 list was insane but this is far worse.
HBO can choose to charge whatever they like and I can choose not to buy it.

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Hopefully the price will change when its released. I could see paying $25 tops for this 8 episode set and would like $20 even more.
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I too will not be paying that price. If I find it used for $20, great. If not... I'm a patient person.

$50 for 8 30-min. episodes is freaking insane.
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It's actually less than half of a full season.

Sucks big time.
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I agree that 20... 25 tops is a fair price, anything more is just too much.
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Amazon.com now has it listed for $32.49 + free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
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Yea, i saw that amazon thing... still a little too pricey for what youre getting, considering season 4 is about the same price, and its 18 episodes.
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Yea, i saw that amazon thing... still a little too pricey for what youre getting, considering season 4 is about the same price, and its 18 episodes.
But you get a FREE interactive trivia game
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This has been p*issing me off till no end!!!! If I could I would never buy an HBO production EVER again... But due to my extensive collection the only way I can placate my wife is to get her favorite show. Plus, how could I live without Curb Your Enthusiasm when it comes out?!?!

It just feels like such a ripoff when they package 8 shows and call it a season, and then try to pawn it off at the same price. Might as well sell each episode individually for 50 bucks.
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