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rfduncan 04-04-08 08:39 AM

TV season sets on Blu-ray question (LOST & Prison Break)
 
So I missed (mostly because of interference) most of S3 of Prison Break. I saw that S1 was released on Blu-ray, but S2 has not. Is it likely that S3 will not be released without them releasing S2 first?

Also has there been any word from BVHV as to how well LOST S3 sold on Blu-ray? I heard that if it did well, they would give the previous two seasons the same treatment. I would hope they continue with S4 getting the same attention S3 got! I would really, REALLY like to own the entire series on HDM. The scenery alone is worth the purchase!

Gizmo 04-04-08 08:51 AM

I would not count on Season 3 or 2 of Prison Break any time soon. Season 1 sold poorly when it came out.

Lost S3, however, sold OK on Blu-ray and is the best example of a show on HDM done right (followed by Heroes). There has been no news on Season 1 or 2, but I hope they come out with them as well (or at least release Season 4 day and date with the DVD).

Weeds is the only show on HDM that has had, or will have, several seasons released on Blu-ray making up the entire series (Season 1 came about a year after the DVD, Season 2 was day and date and Season 3 will follow the same lead)

Michael Corvin 04-04-08 08:56 AM

There's a thread for Lost: S1 & 2 on Blu around here somewhere.

rfduncan 04-04-08 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Weeds is the only show on HDM that has had, or will have, several seasons released on Blu-ray making up the entire series (Season 1 came about a year after the DVD, Season 2 was day and date and Season 3 will follow the same lead)

And thanks to the last J&R sale, I own them both after watching them through Netflix. And I will do the same once S3 comes out!

I figured the sales numbers would suck, but since I'd missed most of S3 of Prison Break, I'd hoped I could catch up for what I hope will be the show's final season starting next fall. :( I guess I should expect that from FOX who has seemingly been notoriously lackluster with its Blu-ray releases thus far.

Chew 04-04-08 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by rfduncan
I'd hoped I could catch up for what I hope will be the show's final season starting next fall.

If you don't ulimately go the Netflix route, Hulu has the last five episodes of S3. Frankly, that's really all you need anyway to get caught up.

rfduncan 04-04-08 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by Chew
If you don't ulimately go the Netflix route, Hulu has the last five episodes of S3. Frankly, that's really all you need anyway to get caught up.

Maybe I'll have no choice if FOX doesn't rerun it over the summer. I'm not sure how "caught up" I'll get seeing as I only made it 5 episode INTO last season. :lol:

bookcase3 04-04-08 02:05 PM

Price is what keeps most people from going the TV-on-BD route -- at least that's my view. I picked up Damages: S1 on BD when I found a used (but never opened) copy for less than $40. I couldn't have afforded it otherwise. This is why Weeds probably sells better than others.

Chew 04-04-08 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by rfduncan
Maybe I'll have no choice if FOX doesn't rerun it over the summer. I'm not sure how "caught up" I'll get seeing as I only made it 5 episode INTO last season. :lol:

If you already saw the first 5 and Hulu has the last 5: you're missing the middle three. Again, I don't think you're missing much by not seeing those 3.

Michael Corvin 04-04-08 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by bookcase3
Price is what keeps most people from going the TV-on-BD route -- at least that's my view. I picked up Damages: S1 on BD when I found a used (but never opened) copy for less than $40. I couldn't have afforded it otherwise. This is why Weeds probably sells better than others.

$50 is my breaking point and most are even higher than that. I spent that on Lost and Heroes. Two shows I'm gung-ho about. No way I would spend near that on a blind buy not to mention anything higher.

Bill Geiger 04-04-08 05:25 PM

I can get Prison Break BR for but $25.00 shipped through Half.com

John*D 04-05-08 01:31 AM

Picking up these sets brand new on ebay for half of SRP is the way to go!

Drexl 04-05-08 02:46 AM


Originally Posted by bookcase3
Price is what keeps most people from going the TV-on-BD route -- at least that's my view. I picked up Damages: S1 on BD when I found a used (but never opened) copy for less than $40. I couldn't have afforded it otherwise. This is why Weeds probably sells better than others.

I agree with this. While it's logical that there is a premium to be charged for HD media, it probably can't go in a linear fashion. What I mean is, just because someone will pay 50% more for a movie, say, going from $20 to $30, that doesn't mean that he will pay $75 for a BD set that costs $50 on DVD. It's out of impulse buy territory then. It's easier to justify an extra $5-10 here or there on individual movies than it is to justify an extra $20-30 at once on a TV set, even though it's more content and the math works out the same. I think they're going to have to realize this and try to get the pricing down to more like $60 for that set.

Seantn 09-17-08 01:59 AM


Originally Posted by Michael Corvin (Post 8607301)
There's a thread for Lost: S1 & 2 on Blu around here somewhere.

I couldn't find the thread in the search, but wanted to bump this to ask: Any new word on the first or second seasons of "Lost" coming to Blu-Ray? I'm especially interested in the first season.

aktick 09-17-08 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by Seantn (Post 8944226)
I couldn't find the thread in the search, but wanted to bump this to ask: Any new word on the first or second seasons of "Lost" coming to Blu-Ray? I'm especially interested in the first season.

Me too...seeing S1 in HD (Sci-Fi) for the first time the other night, I really want S1 & S2 ASAP. Hopefully we don't have to wait until the series is finished. :(

JayDerek 09-17-08 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by aktick (Post 8944805)
Me too...seeing S1 in HD (Sci-Fi) for the first time the other night, I really want S1 & S2 ASAP. Hopefully we don't have to wait until the series is finished. :(

last i heard was that this year the blu-ray pressing lines have been fairly busy and they wanted to make sure they kept up w/ at least the current seasons (ie Season 4 to be release in December).

Seasons 1 and 2 will be put out but next year at the earliest....

dsa_shea 09-17-08 12:13 PM

Can't wait for Seasons 1 and 2. Hopefully they can deliver season 1 around April/May and season 2 around August/September. That would leave some time between those releases and the eventual release of season 5.


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