Green Acres: The Complete Series due from Shout! on Oct. 17th, 2017

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by OldSoul, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    YEA, TAKE a short cut and charge high prices...nice, but there is no alternative...and when they do release a BR TV show they charge astronomical prices...
     
  2. Channel Z

    Channel Z Forum Resident

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    It's the best price for it now, (eBay, Amazon). I don't shop at Amazon and pretty soon all the Chinese Counterfeits will show up on eBay so this was a fair price for me. I also did not purchase series 1-3, waiting (patiently) for the complete box set.
     
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  3. Jamey K

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  4. Shawn

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    I just compared the first episode of season three (The Man For The Job) and - while the source files seems to be the same (episodes are the exact same length and dirt, specks and other video anomalies are identical), the image on the new set looks slightly darker. The easiest comparison between the two sets is to look at Oliver's suit - in the new set, it looks charcoal grey whereas in the previous set it looks like a medium/light grey. I did this viewing on my Benq 24" PC monitor and ran the episodes side-by-side. Caveat - I had to use VLC for playback of the new set and MPC-HC for the previous set as I was unable to open up two different sessions of VLC simultaneously. Could the software change the coloring? While I doubt it I can't say for certain.

    Edit: I just reversed the process playing the discs in the opposite software and the results were the same as above.
     
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  5. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    Yep, got it at Walmart for 70 bucks. Haven't watched it yet as I'm still going through my Gilligan's Island single-sided box set I got from Best Buy for 25 bucks. Take that Amazon! Nothing yet beats the $15 I paid for the complete and unopened Twilight Zone DVD box I scored at a used book shop. Someone wasn't paying attention!
     
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  6. Manapua

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    I also scored Daredevil season 2 on Bluray for $19.96 at Walmart but never did see season 1 for sale there.
     
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    nice price on the TZ, but the BR is incredible! no comparison...
     
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  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    me too, but I'm holding back...we may see great pricing around the Holiday's...
     
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  9. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    I bought the three individual seasons as they were released all those years ago, not thinking they'd stop at the third season... I wouldn't have had the patience to wait 13 years for the complete set. :)
     
  10. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    They released "Gilligan's Island" on single sided DVDs? I thought they only did the double sided sets (like I purchased upon release).

    Great score on the "Twilight Zone" series: Is it in the big plastic case with 2 DVDs on each side of the plastic "pages"? I ask because the complete "TZ" series set I bought at Walmart (for $49.96) is packaged that way...
     
  11. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    Try Best Buy for the GI box set. There may be 2 of them in circulation but the one you want is the 17 disc collection. My TZ box is black with silver/white lettering and has 5 individual cases for each season with 3 plastic dividers holding 2 discs on either side. It comes from Image and has a total of 28 discs.
     
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  12. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the tip about "Gilligan's Island": Since I already own the complete series, I'm not in a big rush to buy the version you own, but if I come across it at the right price, I'll be picking it up...
     
  13. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    If the one you have works for you, I'd spend the money elsewhere. My double-sided GI discs froze or refused to play certain episodes. Have had no such issues with the single-sided ones. While we're on the subject of good scores, I picked up The Dick Van Dyke complete series on Bluray a couple of years ago for $45.
     
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  14. Benno123

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    Ditto, I thought I paid $53 for my Dick Van Dyke on blu set but a few weeks ago I ran across the email from the order. I must have printed it for some reason I don’t remember now — $35!!! What a steal!!!
     
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  15. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Well-Known Member

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    That's how it was with Shout!'s Barney Miller all-in-one-- first three seasons' worth (spring 1975-1977) being the same as the original Sony seasonal releases, menus included; starting with the fourth go (1977-78) and continuing through the end of the series, there was a different menu design that incorporated the squad room door for the front menu, and the duty roster blackboard for the episode menu.

    As, again, what was done with Barney Miller, and also w/The Bob Newhart Show, in that the second through fourth seasons' worth (1973-76) of the latter had all the bonuses (documentaries, et al.) that were on the original seasonal double releases (double-sided) from Fox Home Entertainment (there was also a bonus disc with more assorted bonuses).
     
  16. Blimpboy

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    I'm happy with the set. Shout Factory does the best they can with the transfers available to them. I have no problem with re use of older DVD files. I am particularly happy they have added a security hologram sticker on their box sets now. I bought a counterfeit Jeffersons set online and could have used that addition to fight the seller.
     
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  17. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    Out of curiosity, does Amazon block counterfeit items other than what's being sold by private sellers? Also, are these items inferior in quality all the time, some of the time or what? I once saw a Good Times complete series set for around $20 but it seemed too cheap to be legit.
     
  18. Blimpboy

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    My Jeffersons set was a very good forgery. The disc were well pressed and the files were of normal size and not compressed. The DVD cases were the giveaway. They were a style and type Shout has never used. More like what VEI uses if you are familiar with their output. I bought on Ebay. The seller had photos and wasn't from China or Russia, so I rolled the dice. I bought a counterfeit AC/DC set on Amazon that was supposed to be the Australian release. They were poor fakes with bad pressing and artwork. The seller refunded my purchase without a fight.
     
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  19. rpd

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    Not edited in new set
     
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  20. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Forum Resident

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    I just noticed this set is back to $69.96 on Walmart.com. Still close to $90 on Amazon, surprisingly, given that those two websites frequently seem to track each other's prices.

    I also see a lot of copies on eBay around $40, but I assume these are fake (Chinese) boots since I don't see how many sellers with no feedback would suddenly have overstock of an item that was only released within the past few weeks.
     
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  21. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Forum Resident

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    I sent Amazon a message about Walmart's price and Amazon just reduced their price to match.
     
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    from where did you buy this? $35.00? Incredible...
     
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  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    looking for $49.99 all it's worth for DVD...maybe $35.00.
     
  24. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    In time.
     
  25. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

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    Amazon during the time in 2014 when the set was selling cheap .. real cheap!!!!
     

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