I've been filling in some gaps in the region 1 original series and I got new from the BBC, Planet Of Fire (2-disc), Silver Nemesis and Battlefield (2-disc) still sealed, nicely printed sleeve (albeit with the different DVD lettering) and DVD-Rs inside. It has been awhile since I ordered new, and two of these I know would've cost more second-hand, but these were not cheap either, $25/$35 per set. I have a region 2 player, but I started on the region 1 Whos before then so have kept with those editions rather than mix them up (although I have the two '60s movies on a region 2 set). Before these new BBC purchases I'd only found the Warner Archives series to be DVD-Rs. I have had purple DVD-Rs eventually no longer play but hopefully these are not as likely to have that issue... still not totally thrilled to discover this is what you get now.