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JasonTHX 04-30-08 11:40 AM

Now I HAVE to get this. Here's why: I popped my Disc 1 of Sports Night in last night. I was starting A Sports Night marathon. One Episode for the next 44 weeknights. After about 15 minutes into the pilot - the moment right after Jeremy's first hilarious Huff (of which many more were to come) the disc just completely froze. The player wouldn't respond at all. Had to unplug it. Tried again. Same thing.

Anyone else have this issue with disc 1?

asianxcore 04-30-08 04:05 PM

My girlfriend loves this show.

She already has the first release of the DVD set, but this will be good news anyway :)

thecrazydude 04-30-08 04:14 PM

Bought the Set when it first came out...never knew that it was OOP. Love the show, but won't double dip. Definately recommended!

bigjim25 05-16-08 08:46 PM

It's official. It's coming September 30 from Shout!, so time to unload your barebones sets. :D

LasVegasMichael 05-16-08 10:28 PM

I had no idea this was OOP either. Time to eBay mine, I guess. I have no problem double dipping on thios great show.

zekeburger1979 05-17-08 12:03 AM

I'm unloading mine on eBay. Hopefully, I'll get enough for it to cover the cost of the new one.

macphoen 05-17-08 04:10 PM

I'll probably keep the OOP release, but I'm really anticipating September 30th. Thanks Shout!

Matthew Chmiel 05-18-08 01:36 AM

Two discs worth of extra? :thumbsup:

However, I still will only double-dip if they can remove the laugh tracks. The two-discs full of extra sound great, but I don't think I need it unless the episodes are in a higher quality.

CropsyX 05-18-08 05:48 AM


Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
However, I still will only double-dip if they can remove the laugh tracks.

Unfortunately they aren't removing the laugh track. It's mentioned in the article linked at TV Shows on DVD that Shout Factory weren't able to remove it.

I'll wait for news on the extras but no laugh track was the one thing I really wanted from this re-release.

Gunde 05-18-08 06:23 AM

The laugh track is kinda discreet and on most episodes you don't hear it. It's certainly not gonna keep me from enjoying this new set

Michael Corvin 05-18-08 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by Gunde
The laugh track is kinda discreet and on most episodes you don't hear it. It's certainly not gonna keep me from enjoying this new set

I have to agree. I'd love to have a set without it, but it's not a deal breaker.

Gunde 07-18-08 09:22 AM

Don't how accurate it is but here's what Amazon lists as extras:
The Show: An in-depth look back at Sports Night with creator/writer Aaron Sorkin, directors Thomas Schlamme and Robert Berlinger, cast members Felicity Huffman, Peter Krause, Josh Charles, Joshua Malina, and Robert Guillaume, Emmy® award-winning editor Janet Ashikaga, Emmy® award-winning director of photography Peter Smokler, producer John Amodeo, and set designer Thomas Azzari. Includes never-before-seen behind-the-scenes home movies shot by John Amodeo.
Face Off: ESPN's SportsCenter vs. CSC's Sports Night - Sports Night's real-life ESPN counterparts discuss what the series got right and wrong.
A Conversation with Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme
Inside The Locker Room - A look at the innovations of Sports Night with Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, Robert Berlinger, Janet Ashikaga, Peter Smokler, John Amodeo, and Thomas Azzari.
Season Gag Reels
8 Episode Commentaries including creator/writer Aaron Sorkin, director/executive producer Thomas Schlamme, director Robert Berlinger, editor Janet Ashikaga, and cast members Peter Krause, Josh Charles, Joshua Malina, Sabrina Lloyd, Greg Baker, Kayla Blake, Timothy Davis-Reed, and Ron Ostrow.
Original Promos
36-Page Booklet including an introduction by creator Aaron Sorkin
Pretty much everything I could have hoped for. Can't wait!

Michael Corvin 07-18-08 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by Gunde

Pretty much everything I could have hoped for. Can't wait!

Except for that whole laugh track thing, but everything else sounds great!

WallyOPD 07-18-08 10:20 AM

No Sabrina Lloyd in the look back? :( At least it looks like she's on at least one commentary.

Gunde 07-18-08 02:21 PM

^ that's why I said I didn't know how accurate the info is....a few thinks like that doesn't make sense.....

Michael Corvin 10-08-08 10:54 AM

So did anyone get this? I was hoping for a review but none of our reviewers have put one up yet.

Kal-El 10-08-08 01:50 PM

Ended up getting it for around $5 shipped thru DDD. I had a $35 credit sitting on one of my credit cards for the longest time and I decided to use that to pay for this. I got it yesterday, but I haven't had time to watch it. I too, was waiting for the DVDTalk Reviews but I guess none are coming in the near future. I found a bunch of online reviews by googling and they all say this is what the fans have really been waiting for.

Josh Z 10-08-08 02:19 PM

What's the verdict on the video quality? Any better than the old set?

JasonTHX 10-08-08 02:45 PM

Video quality looked better in the last set, in my opinion. But I'm not using an HD-TV. No Captions Either.

And I'm slightly disappointed in the extras too. No Sabrina in the look back doc. But that ten minute gag reel of season one is pretty good. It makes the 2 minute gag reel for season 2 look awful.

The sound does appear to have more clarity, though.

abintra 10-08-08 02:50 PM

5 reviews currently listed via DVD-Basen

Gizmo 10-08-08 02:50 PM

Shame this is a Shout! Factory release otherwise I would buy right away. Oh well, I'll grab it used on eBay in a few weeks.

OldBoy 10-08-08 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by GizmoDVD (Post 8992294)
Shame this is a Shout! Factory release otherwise I would buy right away. Oh well, I'll grab it used on eBay in a few weeks.

isn't Shout! known for fabulous tv set releases?

Gizmo 10-08-08 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by scott1598 (Post 8992346)
isn't Shout! known for fabulous tv set releases?

I'm boycotting them for the re-release of the "never to be re-printed ever again we promise breaking the molds right now" lie on Freaks and Geeks yearbook. So I'll be picking this up used somewhere down the line.

OldBoy 10-08-08 09:37 PM


Originally Posted by GizmoDVD (Post 8992821)
I'm boycotting them for the re-release of the "never to be re-printed ever again we promise breaking the molds right now" lie on Freaks and Geeks yearbook. So I'll be picking this up used somewhere down the line.

what's the big deal? it is the nature of this business afterall...

Michael Corvin 10-08-08 10:57 PM

Thanks for the review links. Sounds like it's really worth an upgrade. This is a prime candidate for the DDD 20% sale.


Originally Posted by scott1598 (Post 8993010)
what's the big deal? it is the nature of this business afterall...

Don't go down that road... the F&G: Yearbook thread is a nightmare as is. :lol:


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