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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I saw the set on sale at my local Sam's Club several weeks ago. It looks like a lot of the discs are stacked one on top of each in the box. Can this be confirmed?


Ouch! If this is true, it is pretty awful!!


This doesn't look good to me.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wait until you see the picture!

They're not the remasters.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of the Network releases are packaged like that. If you have to get one of the bottom discs out, it's a bit of brain teaser to get them all back in again!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lando wrote:
John Johnson wrote:
I saw the set on sale at my local Sam's Club several weeks ago. It looks like a lot of the discs are stacked one on top of each in the box. Can this be confirmed?


Ouch! If this is true, it is pretty awful!!


This doesn't look good to me.



Thanks for the picture! Would you please post some more of the packaging as well?

The discs are stacked correct?

That is multiple discs on each of the spindles?

I bought Bewitched the complete series at Costco and the discs were stacked inside the box set of that series.

It is a real missed opportunity by A&E to have not issued the remastered discs. In addition, a blu ray release of the remastered discs would've been a day one purchase for me.

For now I am very very happy with the Optimum UK 50th anniversary DVD set.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lando wrote:
John Johnson wrote:
Lando wrote:
John Johnson wrote:
I saw the set on sale at my local Sam's Club several weeks ago. It looks like a lot of the discs are stacked one on top of each in the box. Can this be confirmed?


Ouch! If this is true, it is pretty awful!!


This doesn't look good to me.



Thanks for the picture! Would you please post some more of the packaging as well?


horrible..discs are prone to scruffs....etc.....

The discs are stacked correct?

That is multiple discs on each of the spindles?

I bought Bewitched the complete series at Costco and the discs were stacked inside the box set of that series.

It is a real missed opportunity by A&E to have not issued the remastered discs. In addition, a blu ray release of the remastered discs would've been a day one purchase for me.

For now I am very very happy with the Optimum UK 50th anniversary DVD set.
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I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.
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I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.


It is very disappointing, I agree. Especially given the A&E releases have been out-of-print for awhile now. Given that the region 2 releases are all put together already, you`d think it would be easy for a region 1 distributor to simply convert the format and release them over here. They clearly believe there`s a market, as they`re rereleasing the Emma episodes. It tends to undermine the arguments for the (pointless) DVD region system, as well. How can they be protecting the North American market when there are no region one releases to protect? Rolling Eyes
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Lhbizness wrote:
I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.


It is very disappointing, I agree. Especially given the A&E releases have been out-of-print for awhile now. Given that the region 2 releases are all put together already, you`d think it would be easy for a region 1 distributor to simply convert the format and release them over here. They clearly believe there`s a market, as they`re rereleasing the Emma episodes. It tends to undermine the arguments for the (pointless) DVD region system, as well. How can they be protecting the North American market when there are no region one releases to protect? Rolling Eyes


good point...i own the original Peel mega set...with the 'large-fat' dvd cases....which I purchased yrsago..eventually, the were re release with the smaller and slimmer cases, along with a peel bonus disc.....they finally went outta print...and I believe A & Estill sells whatever left over stock they may have....it's a shame that the rights have not been retained...and a clean up..done..and-or-a blu-ray edition for the U.S. market performed..and given the right promotion, they would do well...I would buy another mega Peel set in an heart beat
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mousemeat wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Lhbizness wrote:
I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.


It is very disappointing, I agree. Especially given the A&E releases have been out-of-print for awhile now. Given that the region 2 releases are all put together already, you`d think it would be easy for a region 1 distributor to simply convert the format and release them over here. They clearly believe there`s a market, as they`re rereleasing the Emma episodes. It tends to undermine the arguments for the (pointless) DVD region system, as well. How can they be protecting the North American market when there are no region one releases to protect? Rolling Eyes


good point...i own the original Peel mega set...with the 'large-fat' dvd cases....which I purchased yrsago..eventually, the were re release with the smaller and slimmer cases, along with a peel bonus disc.....they finally went outta print...and I believe A & Estill sells whatever left over stock they may have....it's a shame that the rights have not been retained...and a clean up..done..and-or-a blu-ray edition for the U.S. market performed..and given the right promotion, they would do well...I would buy another mega Peel set in an heart beat


Yes, I've got the original megaset as well, but both versions have indeed been out-of-print for awhile now. It's a real shame. The A&E releases did well, I think, and it's been long enough that they could do a whole fresh set of releases without worrying about a saturated marketplace. It's a shame because they're neglecting a whole (profitable) segment of the show's fanbase, and making it harder for new fans to get access to the show.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lhbizness wrote:
I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.


It is puzzling I agree. I gave up a year ago and ordered the UK box set. I sold my 90s Emma Peel set and at the time it brought in enough that I was able to cover the purchase of the UK set.

Of course I'm sure the 90s A&E sets are now declining due to the reissue.

It's so strange that The Avengers has not been issued on blu ray, IMO.

I'm not sure what is the reasoning for keeping The Avengers out of print in the US market. Or why A&E HV is reissuing old masters on dvd, when there are the fantastic new transfers used on the UK set.
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Lando wrote:
Lhbizness wrote:
I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.


It is puzzling I agree. I gave up a year ago and ordered the UK box set. I sold my 90s Emma Peel set and at the time it brought in enough that I was able to cover the purchase of the UK set.

Of course I'm sure the 90s A&E sets are now declining due to the reissue.

It's so strange that The Avengers has not been issued on blu ray, IMO.

I'm not sure what is the reasoning for keeping The Avengers out of print in the US market. Or why A&E HV is reissuing old masters on dvd, when there are the fantastic new transfers used on the UK set.


no common sense...probably at A & E, what little supporters of the show, are gone..and the new powers that be, have little or no interest in the show period.
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mousemeat wrote:
Lando wrote:
Lhbizness wrote:
I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.


It is puzzling I agree. I gave up a year ago and ordered the UK box set. I sold my 90s Emma Peel set and at the time it brought in enough that I was able to cover the purchase of the UK set.

Of course I'm sure the 90s A&E sets are now declining due to the reissue.

It's so strange that The Avengers has not been issued on blu ray, IMO.

I'm not sure what is the reasoning for keeping The Avengers out of print in the US market. Or why A&E HV is reissuing old masters on dvd, when there are the fantastic new transfers used on the UK set.


no common sense...probably at A & E, what little supporters of the show, are gone..and the new powers that be, have little or no interest in the show period.


As has been suggested, it may be that A&E are losing their distribution rights and so reissued the Emma Peel discs as a sort of final attempt to make some money off the show. If the UK discs are doing well, it could impel whoever acquires the American distribution rights to try and market them in the US. The problem with any show like this is you can't just sell the full boxed set, which is far too expensive for a lot of casual fans. Selling the individual seasons would probably wind up being more profitable. I do know that a lot of Avengers videos were pulled from youtube at the request of Lionsgate - and those were videos from all seasons. Usually companies don't care about youtube unless they have plans to issue the shows themselves.
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Lhbizness wrote:
mousemeat wrote:
Lando wrote:
Lhbizness wrote:
I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.


It is puzzling I agree. I gave up a year ago and ordered the UK box set. I sold my 90s Emma Peel set and at the time it brought in enough that I was able to cover the purchase of the UK set.

Of course I'm sure the 90s A&E sets are now declining due to the reissue.

It's so strange that The Avengers has not been issued on blu ray, IMO.

Interesting. I didn't know Lions Gate was involved.

When does the license end for A&E Home Video? Why did they keep them out of print for so long until the reissue?



I'm not sure what is the reasoning for keeping The Avengers out of print in the US market. Or why A&E HV is reissuing old masters on dvd, when there are the fantastic new transfers used on the UK set.


no common sense...probably at A & E, what little supporters of the show, are gone..and the new powers that be, have little or no interest in the show period.


As has been suggested, it may be that A&E are losing their distribution rights and so reissued the Emma Peel discs as a sort of final attempt to make some money off the show. If the UK discs are doing well, it could impel whoever acquires the American distribution rights to try and market them in the US. The problem with any show like this is you can't just sell the full boxed set, which is far too expensive for a lot of casual fans. Selling the individual seasons would probably wind up being more profitable. I do know that a lot of Avengers videos were pulled from youtube at the request of Lionsgate - and those were videos from all seasons. Usually companies don't care about youtube unless they have plans to issue the shows themselves.
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Lando wrote:
Lhbizness wrote:
mousemeat wrote:
Lando wrote:
Lhbizness wrote:
I'm distressed that The Complete Set is not available in America on Region 1 discs. The Region 2 set is right now prohibitively expensive, but I think that if given a chance and the proper marketing, the full series could do very well in America. At the very least I'd like a proper chance at the Cathy Gale episodes and the few commentaries that are available.


It is puzzling I agree. I gave up a year ago and ordered the UK box set. I sold my 90s Emma Peel set and at the time it brought in enough that I was able to cover the purchase of the UK set.

Of course I'm sure the 90s A&E sets are now declining due to the reissue.

It's so strange that The Avengers has not been issued on blu ray, IMO.

Interesting. I didn't know Lions Gate was involved.

When does the license end for A&E Home Video? Why did they keep them out of print for so long until the reissue?



I'm not sure what is the reasoning for keeping The Avengers out of print in the US market. Or why A&E HV is reissuing old masters on dvd, when there are the fantastic new transfers used on the UK set.


no common sense...probably at A & E, what little supporters of the show, are gone..and the new powers that be, have little or no interest in the show period.


As has been suggested, it may be that A&E are losing their distribution rights and so reissued the Emma Peel discs as a sort of final attempt to make some money off the show. If the UK discs are doing well, it could impel whoever acquires the American distribution rights to try and market them in the US. The problem with any show like this is you can't just sell the full boxed set, which is far too expensive for a lot of casual fans. Selling the individual seasons would probably wind up being more profitable. I do know that a lot of Avengers videos were pulled from youtube at the request of Lionsgate - and those were videos from all seasons. Usually companies don't care about youtube unless they have plans to issue the shows themselves.
Politics and capitalism seem to explain a lot of things. I am just so glad I bought the UK set. I think most Americans don't think or know about it would be my guess. Otherwise you'd never buy the recycled version of the 90's version to profit A&E.
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But they're really not available in America. You have to have a multi-region player, be able to actually spend the money on either the full set or on the individual seasons, and face the fact that it would be impossible to play them on computer (a primary reason why I haven't sprung for the full set yet). Most casual viewers are not as immediately aware of the Gale/Tara seasons either. They haven't been marketed here. A Region 1 set would solve at least some of those issues for American viewers.
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But they're really not available in America. You have to have a multi-region player, be able to actually spend the money on either the full set or on the individual seasons, and face the fact that it would be impossible to play them on computer (a primary reason why I haven't sprung for the full set yet). Most casual viewers are not as immediately aware of the Gale/Tara seasons either. They haven't been marketed here. A Region 1 set would solve at least some of those issues for American viewers.


Yep. I agree with all of the above. Not sure why they are out of print.

The UK Region 2 DVD set is outstanding.
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Lhbizness wrote:
But they're really not available in America. You have to have a multi-region player, be able to actually spend the money on either the full set or on the individual seasons, and face the fact that it would be impossible to play them on computer (a primary reason why I haven't sprung for the full set yet). Most casual viewers are not as immediately aware of the Gale/Tara seasons either. They haven't been marketed here. A Region 1 set would solve at least some of those issues for American viewers.


I have the first two Region 2 sets and can play them on my computer.
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Lhbizness wrote:
As has been suggested, it may be that A&E are losing their distribution rights and so reissued the Emma Peel discs as a sort of final attempt to make some money off the show.


A&E lost their licence in 2008. That's why everything was deleted in the US.

The new Emma Peel megaset is not issued by A&E, but by Lionsgate. There is hope, therefore, that they will issue further sets, but the chances of them being remastered as per the UK/German discs are likely to be slim.
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It seems odd to me that Canal are willing to license two different versions of the episodes, one pristine-looking and the other looking terrible. It doesn't do them any favours to have shoddy-looking product representing them, so why do they do it??
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Frankymole wrote:
It seems odd to me that Canal are willing to license two different versions of the episodes, one pristine-looking and the other looking terrible. It doesn't do them any favours to have shoddy-looking product representing them, so why do they do it??


Agreed. Maybe only A&E are allowed the older masters due to the contract, etc.

It's an odd thing all the way around.

Great profile picture, btw! Great episode!
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