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The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Old 07-21-11, 01:39 AM
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The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

I know this was posted in the DVD Talk area, but figured it'd be good here as well...

Special Edition Blu-ray Artwork:
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Limited Edition Tin Blu-ray Artwork:
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Anchor Bay has announced an October 4th, 2011 release date for the zombie horror series, “The Walking Dead” in a double dip. The Blu-ray will come with the same Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track while the DVD has the standard Dolby Digital 5.1 as well. The 3-disc Blu-ray will command a $59.99 SRP, the DVD a $49.98 SRP and the Limited Edition tin Blu-ray $89.99 SRP.

ALL THREE RELEASES:

Pilot Episode: Black & White Version (New)
Audio Commentary on all 6 episodes (New)
We Are the Walking Dead (New)
Bring Out the Dead-KNB and the Art of Making Zombies (New)
Digital Decay-The VFX of “The Walking Dead” (New)
No More Room in Hell-”The Walking Dead” Phenomenon (New)
Adapting the Dead (New)
Killer Conversations-Frank Darabont and Greg Nicotero (New)
Extra Footage (New)
The Making of “The Walking Dead”
Inside “The Walking Dead” Episodes 1-6
A Sneak Peek with Robert Kirkman
Behind the Scenes Zombie Make-Up Tests
Conversation Panel with the Producers
“The Walking Dead” Trailer

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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11



Go figure they double dip on season 1 and I did buy the 1st release. I was mad that the initial release of season 1 had 0 audio commentaries, especially considering it's only 6 episodes. And low and behold all 6 episodes in this new special edition have commentary tracks.

Whoah!! The MSRP for these sets are pretty high. Even if it gets a 20-30% discount release week, it's still pretty expensive for only a 6 episode season.

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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

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Go figure they double dip on season 1 and I did buy the 1st release. I was mad that the initial release of season 1 had 0 audio commentaries, especially considering it's only 6 episodes. And low and behold all 6 episodes in this new special edition have commentary tracks.

Whoah!! The MSRP for these sets are pretty high. Even if it gets a 20-30% discount release week, it's still pretty expensive for only a 6 episode season.
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I will wait for Black Friday........I don't need this right away, I will wait for Black Friday..........
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Glad I didn't buy the first release. However, I think I'll be fine with the standard Blu...the tin's price reportedly includes an exclusive, limited edition zombie mask designed by Greg Nicotero. Cool, but I don't need it.
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I couldn't care less about the packaging, but holding back all those special features was a crappy move. Still not going to buy it.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

never picked up the first...i'll bite on this version when the price is right. the pilot in black and white should be cool.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

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I will wait for Black Friday........I don't need this right away, I will wait for Black Friday..........
I see them clearing out the original release on BF for dirt cheap, leaving the new higher price one on shelves.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

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I see them clearing out the original release on BF for dirt cheap, leaving the new higher price one on shelves.
Great. I'll buy one if it's under $10.
With that, this is sort of a crappy move but also one that makes sense. Obviously re-released to promote the second season. Still sucks if you bought the first version and are a big fan of the show.
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dammit.... i knew I should've held off.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Bought the first release dirt cheap - don't care about this one. Who figures they double dip a show this quickly?
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Wow. This is beyond pathetic.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
I see them clearing out the original release on BF for dirt cheap, leaving the new higher price one on shelves.
That is my hope.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
Bought the first release dirt cheap - don't care about this one. Who figures they double dip a show this quickly?
Honestly, who figures any studio double-dips a show, ever? How many times has this happened?

I'd be a little miffed if I actually liked the first season, which, despite being a frothing-at-the-mouth zombie fan, I really, really didn't.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Fuck. You.

This is such a bullshit move. Those are features I want, but I typically don't feel like rebuying any TV show - EVER. Plus, they really stick it up my ass by offering a limited edition set. That's the kind of useless shit I need to own, look at once and file away.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Honestly, who figures any studio double-dips a show, ever?
Yeah, it's pretty amazing when some shows are dropping BD support or failing to go back for BD releases of early catalog seasons.

I certainly don't think I could've predicted a TV season double-dip.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Originally Posted by Doctorossi View Post
Yeah, it's pretty amazing when some shows are dropping BD support or failing to go back for BD releases of early catalog seasons.

I certainly don't think I could've predicted a TV season double-dip.
Certainly not this show. Maybe an older BD TV release (like Smallville) but gees. We were all happy not to have to wait a year for the BD (when S2 would premiere) but I guess this was their plan all along.
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I guess on the upside, it seems like Blu-rays are getting a lot less double dipping than during the hey day of DVD.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

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never picked up the first...i'll bite on this version when the price is right. the pilot in black and white should be cool.
This is my position as well. I didn't buy it yet, but I would be pretty pissed if I did. I really do find it pretty shocking that they would be double-dipping on this so soon.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Awe. Some.

Never picked up the first release due to lack of features... well, this fixes that! Will pick this up fo' sho'

I can't see how people didn't see a double dip coming with the HUGE gap between seasons. They needed another release to help put the show back in peoples' minds. Not saying that it's right to do, but it makes sense to me business-wise.
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Unreal. As much as I love the comics, i'm not so keen on this show (yet) so I can wait for a nice price drop.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

I wasn't planning on buying Season 1 until Season 2 was closer to airing so I'm happy I held off. The tin looks cool but not an extra $30 cool. I'll stick with the SE.

However, I don't blame anyone who bought Season 1 for being pissed. This was obviously their plan from day 1 and they should have made it known that a relatively barebones edition would be released first followed by a special edition closer to the premiere of Season 2.
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I'm glad that I held off, and will probably get this release, but I do think it was a bullshit move on AB's part...
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

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I can't see how people didn't see a double dip coming with the HUGE gap between seasons. They needed another release to help put the show back in peoples' minds. Not saying that it's right to do, but it makes sense to me business-wise.
It's only been off the air for a year. Season ends in Nov, BD comes out a few months later, S2 premieres a few months after that. I'm fairly certain all the marketing for S2 will get the show back on people's minds, not a double dip that comes out 2 weeks before the season begins. They've just been sitting on these features to fuck with fans they knew would rush out to get S1. Not everything gets a loaded edition these days, so I figured I was safe buying it.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

it's AB...it's expected at times.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season: Special Edition - 10/4/11

Dammit, I had initially waited on getting this but about a couple months back I decided to pick it up. Now I wish that I had waited for it. Screw it I didn't like the show enough to double dip on it. Unless it drops in price eventually I'll pass.

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