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Old 07-21-06, 10:23 AM
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The Sopranos - Season 6 Pt. 1 - 11/7/2006

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Streeting Nov. 7 is The Sopranos: Season Six, Part One ($99.98), featuring four discs with all 12 recently aired episodes of the suburban mob drama.

The set includes the first-ever commentary from Emmy-winning star Edie Falco as well as commentaries from stars Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler and Jamie-Lyn Sigler, creator David Chase and writers Terence Winter and Matthew Weiner. Also included is a making-of featurette on The Sopranos: Road to Respect video game.
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Old 07-21-06, 10:50 AM
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I own Seasons 1-5, but won't be picking up Season 6: The Season When Nothing Happened Edition
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Old 07-21-06, 10:59 AM
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Why not wait and release a complete Season Six box?
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Old 07-21-06, 11:00 AM
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Wait, you own Season 4 and are dissing season 6!!?!? I thought this past run was pretty damn decent and will be picking up the DVDs... I hate this half season crap, but at least it's only 1 episode shy of the norm... part 2 on the other hand, which I'm sure HBO will charge the same amount for, is going to be brutal.

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Old 07-21-06, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k
I own Seasons 1-5, but won't be picking up Season 6: The Season When Nothing Happened Edition
Same here.
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Old 07-21-06, 12:08 PM
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So season six is going to retail for $200.? That's insane.
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Old 07-21-06, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cmleidi
So season six is going to retail for $200.? That's insane.
I'm guessing the 10-episode Season 6 (Part 2) set will be about $10 less. The first part of Season 6 was only one-episode short of all the other seasons, so it's going to be taking up the same number of DVDs...hence the same price.

Not saying the pricing isn't insane...just trying to explain HBO's pricing logic (or lack of it).
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Old 07-21-06, 12:26 PM
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Well, I'll pass since I had HBO for this season. I generally don't watch them twice. Now, if I can weasel FREE HBO for another year, I'll pass on the second part. If not, oh well...DVD rental for me.
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Old 07-21-06, 12:31 PM
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I know for a fact that they have a shit-load of deleted scenes for this show. I wonder why they don't ever put them on the dvds.
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Old 07-21-06, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
I'm guessing the 10-episode Season 6 (Part 2) set will be about $10 less. The first part of Season 6 was only one-episode short of all the other seasons, so it's going to be taking up the same number of DVDs...hence the same price.

Not saying the pricing isn't insane...just trying to explain HBO's pricing logic (or lack of it).
I seriously doubt that HBO will lower the price of the SOPRANOS set. Their prices have always infuriated me, but to split the sets in half and then charge twice for a single season set is outrageous. Even at ten dollars less, it will still be $190.

I still don't understand why they don't offer rebates for people who already subscribe to HBO. A $20. rebate would be a nice "thank you" for those who pay for their HBO service.
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Old 07-21-06, 02:48 PM
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I hate this. I hate it when they split up season sets, like Battle star galactica, and Sex in the city. Sigh.
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Old 07-21-06, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by stingermck
I hate this. I hate it when they split up season sets, like Battle star galactica, and Sex in the city. Sigh.
They're not really splitting up the Season. Sopranos has always been 13 eps, and this time it's just 1 less. To call Season "7" Part II of Season 6 is just semantics. Now, I've heard that the next Season (call it what you will) is only 8 or 10 episodes. If they try to charge full price for that DVD set, then you have a valid gripe.
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Old 07-21-06, 05:45 PM
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This was the first season that I actually saw when it was broadcast, so I'll probably wait to see if there's any sort of pts. I and II deal or set down the road. I agree that this wasn't exactly an overly exciting batch of episodes and don't really cry out to be rewatched right off.
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Old 07-21-06, 08:49 PM
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The worst episode of the Sopranos is better than almost anything on any other TV show, so I'm looking forward to rewatching all of these again. I don't know, the first half of the season was a lot more subtle than past seasons have been, but I guess I'm not one of those people who isn't happy unless someone gets killed in every episode. I think people who complain that nothing happened in the 12 episodes weren't watching close enough because plenty of things happened. Yes it did sort of feel like a gradual setup for the last 10, but so what? Every single episode was still great, despite having a lower bodycount than previous seasons.
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Old 07-22-06, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k
They're not really splitting up the Season. Sopranos has always been 13 eps, and this time it's just 1 less. To call Season "7" Part II of Season 6 is just semantics. Now, I've heard that the next Season (call it what you will) is only 8 or 10 episodes. If they try to charge full price for that DVD set, then you have a valid gripe.

I agree - I wouldn't get hung up on what the seasons are called.

It is strange however because Oz had a similar situation with S4 (split season), yet they released as a complete season and even more amazingly, the price for a 16-episode S4 was the same as the other 8-episode seasons.

I really enjoyed S6. Definitely getting this.
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Why anyone would pay $100 for a 13 episode show is beyond me.

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Old 07-22-06, 01:03 PM
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A.) I don't get cable and/or HBO.
B.) I <3 the show and am going to want it. Period.
C.) It never costs me $100; closer to half that price thanks to sales, coupons, or whatever.
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Old 07-22-06, 01:06 PM
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Even with the high (true) price for the Sopranos, when you look at the cost/minute, you're easily getting a better deal when you compare it to the average cost a 2-hr-movie DVD.
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Originally Posted by Tarantino
Why anyone would pay $100 for a 13 episode show is beyond me.

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Who pays full SRP for any DVD?
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Originally Posted by Tarantino
Why anyone would pay $100 for a 13 episode show is beyond me.

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13 episodes = roughly 6 to 7 movies

6 to 7 movies = roughly $100
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
It is strange however because Oz had a similar situation with S4 (split season), yet they released as a complete season and even more amazingly, the price for a 16-episode S4 was the same as the other 8-episode seasons.
I suspect that a number of factors make a difference. First, I doubt Oz sells nearly as well as the Sopranos does on DVD so boosting the price by twice as much for a season probably wouldn't have done them any favors. Also, when Oz season 4 came out, Oz had already been off the air for years so there was no buzz or anything to justify releasing the first half of the split separately to build momentum for the second half. With the Sopranos they're not only hoping to sell copies to the Christmas crowd, but also to build more interested in the final (half of a) season.

I have a sneaking suspicion though that with the air date for the last episodes being pushed back two months that this set might also get pushed back a couple of months. I hope not though.
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Old 07-22-06, 09:28 PM
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I own Seasons 1-5, but won't be picking up Season 6: The Season When Nothing Happened Edition
That sums my situation up also. The past season was very good for the first handful of episodes then went way downhill. Most of the last half of this run has little to no rewatchability for me. Another's mileage may vary.

I am hopeful that the second half of S6 will redeem the series.
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Old 07-22-06, 10:22 PM
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You know what? Since HBO released a complete Sex & The City and are now releasing a complete Six Feet Under (both with more extras and cool packaging), dollars to doughnuts, they're gonna do the same w/ Sopranos - maybe that's why they're holding back the deleted scenes.
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