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Old 06-07-12, 11:14 AM
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Re: Why aren't there more TV series released on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by davidh777
I think that's what gives HBO shows a certain cachet and "premium" pricing. A lot of people haven't seen the episodes already, and they can justify that they're saving on the price of subscription. Remember Sopranos being $125 for half a season (which was insane by any standard, but anyway...)?
The only half-season sets produced for "The Sopranos" was the sixth and final season and when they where released the DVD was $59.99 and the blu was $99.99. Thats MSRP, so take another 30% off for store pricing. Just wanted to point out that it was never THAT expensive.



I think the main reason is like others have said, many aren't willing to pay the $10/20 price difference upon release day and it's just not "worth it" to the manufacture or the regular joe blow customer.
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Re: Why aren't there more TV series released on Blu-ray?

I love buying TV on Blu-ray. I will buy any show that I like on Blu-ray, as long as they have released all of the seasons on the format. I hate mixing formats, so "The Office," for example, I have only bought DVD copies of. On top of it being annoying, my reasoning was that if they eventually release a complete series Blu-ray set (which I am praying for) I won't be double-dipping at all, it will be a strict and complete upgrade. It's definitely annoying having your favorite shows not get Blu-ray releases though. Thankfully Warner has their act together and is finally including lossless audio, since they're the most consistent studio releasing TV on BD.
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Re: Why aren't there more TV series released on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Universal also didn't release "The Event" and "Caprica" to blu-ray, either.

I suspect that Universal's television blu-ray strategy isn't as aggressive as that of others like Warners (who put out Fringe).
The really weird thing though, is that "The Event" got a U.K. Blu-ray release, and I'm 99% sure that "Caprica" did as well (if not in the U.K., in some European country.)

That part REALLY doesn't make sense, since the discs are already pressed up and ready to be sold --- they would just need to print different packaging without the U.K. ratings labels on it. Kind of baffling, really. When shows don't get a release anywhere, I can understand that, but when another country gets them, it's insane to me that the U.S. can't get them.

Another good example is the complete series of "Prison Break" which has gotten complete series releases in two different countries at least.
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Re: Why aren't there more TV series released on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by critterdvd
The only half-season sets produced for "The Sopranos" was the sixth and final season and when they where released the DVD was $59.99 and the blu was $99.99. Thats MSRP, so take another 30% off for store pricing. Just wanted to point out that it was never THAT expensive.
Thanks for taking the time to correct me, but according to this IGN review, the MSRP of season 6, part 1 was $129.98. And yes, I'm aware that stores often discount off MSRP.

http://bluray.ign.com/articles/766/766463p1.html

With an MSRP of $129, this four-disc set would cost you $30 per disc if you actually paid full price for it. What you get for that price is a great transfer of 12 episodes of one of TV's most memorable shows, plus four forgettable commentaries. As The Sopranos usher in a new generation of disc formats for HBO, one would hope the company will take a long look at its past pricing practices and make adjustments. The show is right, the price ain't.
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Re: Why aren't there more TV series released on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by davidh777
Thanks for taking the time to correct me, but according to this IGN review, the MSRP of season 6, part 1 was $129.98. And yes, I'm aware that stores often discount off MSRP.

http://bluray.ign.com/articles/766/766463p1.html
My bad. I didn't realize that the copies I purchased several years ago were actually re-releases a year after the original product was released.
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Re: Why aren't there more TV series released on Blu-ray?

Originally Posted by critterdvd
My bad. I didn't realize that the copies I purchased several years ago were actually re-releases a year after the original product was released.
I'd say you were smart for waiting
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Re: Why aren't there more TV series released on Blu-ray?

We have LOST on Blu-ray. That's more than enough.

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