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Old 02-06-04, 11:02 PM
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Angels In America ---> June 1st!

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$39.98 Retail

Run Time: 352

Widescreen [16:9]

Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

5.1 English, 2.0 English, 2.0 Spanish

Episodes:
1 - Part 1: Millenium Approaches- Chapters 1-3

2 - Part 2: Perestroika- Chapters 3-6
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Old 02-06-04, 11:04 PM
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Never saw it, but will pick it up for Pacino.
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Yep, it's expensive, like I predicted.


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Well, it runs about 6 hours. I expected it to be kind of high. I'm sure there will be extras on it as well.
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Six hours, schmix hours. Other miniseries are released at much more reasonable prices, and this is receiving the HBO markup needlessly. Look at the releases of the Dune and Children Of Dune miniseries... they're both under twenty bucks.

I want to watch it, but at that price, I will certainly not buy it.
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Old 02-07-04, 01:45 AM
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Look at the releases of the Dune and Children Of Dune miniseries... they're both under twenty bucks.
By comparison, sci-fi has a very large potential audience. Angels in America is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, high concept, intellectual discourse which prominently features the subjects of homosexuality and AIDS---hardly the kind of thing Joe Six Pack will be picking up on a whim.

The price is higher because the sales potential is much lower.

I'll be buying this in a heartbeat. Tony Kushner is one of the true geniuses of the theatre, and I'm happy to reward HBO for taking the financial risk with this kind of project (no matter how many Emmys and Cable ACE Awards they win as a result).
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I don't think the price is that high for an HBO miniseries.

Eight half-hour episodes of "Sex and the City" will set you back fifty bucks retail. Eight hours of "Oz" is $55. Thirteen hours of "Sopranos" is one hundred.

I was expecting this to retail for at least sixty dollars.

And, interestingly enough, most sci-fi series on DVD don't sell as well as things like "Friends," and "Sex and the City." (I posted a top-50 TV on DVD titles a few weeks ago. It surprised me, too.)
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A little pricey, but this is still my most-wanted DVD at the moment.
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Old 02-07-04, 09:53 AM
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This is about what I figured it would cost. I'm eagerly anticipating this release, so I'll gladly pick it up.
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Considering it's HBO, just be glad they're not releasing Parts 1 & 2 separately.

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Originally posted by FilmFanSea
By comparison, sci-fi has a very large potential audience. Angels in America is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, high concept, intellectual discourse which prominently features the subjects of homosexuality and AIDS---hardly the kind of thing Joe Six Pack will be picking up on a whim.

The price is higher because the sales potential is much lower.
I disagree. This miniseries has Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and a huge interest after so many awards - it's eagerly awaited.

As for sci-fi having a very large potential audience, I don't disagree. Not my cup of tea, however.
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Thanks for the heads up - hopefully we'll hear a little more about the release as time goes on. Perhaps some nice extras...commentary...
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Retail $39.00.

Probably can be had for $25.00. Not Bad!

Miniseries is terrific. At least rent it.
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This should make for a satisfying rental as so many awards were heaped upon it at the Golden Globes, I have to see it. I hope it's as good as I've been told.
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May have to buy this baby.
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I didn't get a chance to see the mini-series, so I'll give it a rent and see if it's a good adaptation of Kushner's play. I've seen a stage production of both parts up here in Canada in the late 90s, so I'm psyched to see Pacino as Roy!
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lets just say that if you have a short attention span, you will not enjoy this miniseries, many over at the tv forum didn't like it because the show takes its sweet old time to get through everything.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
lets just say that if you have a short attention span, you will not enjoy this miniseries, many over at the tv forum didn't like it because the show takes its sweet old time to get through everything.
Welcome to theater, kids.

I still haven't seen it as I don't have HBO and my parents refuse to improve their cable hookup (nevermind it wasn't in stereo). I may just have to blind-buy this one. I have never heard a film more respected and impressed by a majority of my friends as this was. Plus I'm a huge Al Pacino fan.
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Excellent. I cancelled HBO because everything I'm interested in there, has been released on DVD, and now we get this. Definitely looking forward to this.
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Thanks for posting this announcement. Looking foward to renting or buying this set.
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Having read the plays and seen the miniseries, I can say that it is extremely faithful. Almost every scene is intact.
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Nice cover.

I only saw one episode and will definitely be checking out the whole series.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Yep, it's expensive, like I predicted.


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$10 more than a regular dvd for 6 hours of contant is expensive? Wow, just wow.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Six hours, schmix hours. Other miniseries are released at much more reasonable prices, and this is receiving the HBO markup needlessly. Look at the releases of the Dune and Children Of Dune miniseries... they're both under twenty bucks.

I want to watch it, but at that price, I will certainly not buy it.
Dune cost more when it first came out. I think it was at least $29.99 MSRP and you couldn't get it for less tha $20. And thats Artisan we're talking about here. Most of their stuff is cheap compared to other studios.
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