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Series Six - Blu-Ray available October 20th
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:24 pm    Post subject: Series Six - Blu-Ray available October 20th Reply with quote

http://www.amazon.fr/The-Avengers-Season-6-Blu-ray/dp/B010LP15V6?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B010LP15V6&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Series Six - Blu-Ray available October 20th Reply with quote

modrevolve wrote:
http://www.amazon.fr/The-Avengers-Season-6-Blu-ray/dp/B010LP15V6?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B010LP15V6&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96
60 euros for season 6. that's just crazy. At this rate to have the entire series in blue-ray it could cost well over 300 euros. I know there has been significant inflation since the time the series was filmed but can you imagine the cast/crew knowing that just one season would cost 60 euros? that might have been someone's weekly salary for all I know back then.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this will be 9 discs because of the number of episodes right?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:10 am    Post subject: Re: Series Six - Blu-Ray available October 20th Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
I know there has been significant inflation since the time the series was filmed but can you imagine the cast/crew knowing that just one season would cost 60 euros? that might have been someone's weekly salary for all I know back then.

If the cast and crew were told that one day you would be able to buy an entire series at all they would have been incredulous! That it would cost about the same as a decent meal in a restaurant would surely have been somewhat depressing for them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compared to how much we all spent on buying the series on VHS with 2 or 3 episodes per 10+ cassette, the DVD and Blu-ray sets are remarkably good value.

Of course the US Blu-ray set of Series 5 is about $20 but it's a false economy - no extras and episodes compressed down onto three discs.

You've got to remember that The Avengers is a niche product these days - though StudioCanal's Blu-ray prices are generally higher than those of other companies.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone know if it will have a pcm 24 bit audio like the rest of the uk sets i bought so far?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan makes a very good point re cost, I recall paying 22 or 33 very other month in the early 90s for VHS cassettes which by today's standards were pretty crumby. The prices for the Blu Rays may be high in comparison with some other series, but the niche nature of the series is always going to make this so
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps true. I never owned the VHS tapes so have no comparison. Is everyone happy with the quality of the current DVD's just released?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pre-ordered the French blurays a month ago. They're more expensive than the UK ones (compared to the amount I paid for the Series 4 UK bluray set). The three boxsets cost 180, which is really costly. But I'd do anything to buy them! Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

73:51 for the UK set from Amazon.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
Perhaps true. I never owned the VHS tapes so have no comparison. Is everyone happy with the quality of the current DVD's just released?


The DVDs were amazing but the new Blu-Rays are tons better again.

Those VHS tapes were always a rip off, IMHO. I never bought any of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the Amazon UK link
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B013JZW7WQ/ref=pd_aw_sim_74_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1FBE3T2VMYS3HC3TJYPH
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's already gone up 6 in a week!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Series 5 went up 11 in the same time... and then it started appearing in the Amazon emails.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can talk all we like about niche value and how the money is comparable to the VHS tapes, but this is still price-gouging. It's not about the studio valuing the product; it's about the studio valuing the profit and knowing that a niche audience will pay for it because they have no other options. (This is also, BTW, one of the things that's keeping younger viewers from this show: lack of streaming availability and prohibitive pricing on the DVD/Blu-ray releases).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever the format (Beta, VHS, DVD, or Blu-ray), The Avengers on video is a bargain at any price (which is to say that the series is "priceless"). I will, however, wait for series 6 on UK Blu-ray.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The German version is a much more reasonable 48.

http://www.amazon.de/Mit-Schirm-Charme-Melone-Blu-ray/dp/B0116C3NTA/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1439963086&sr=1-1&keywords=Schirm

....which works out at just under 34.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

38 delivered to the UK.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My preorder for Series 6 shipped to the States from Amazon UK would cost me $100. My preorder from Amazon DE would cost me $47. While I'd prefer the box to have English writing on it, I can't deny the savings of over $50 so I'm canceling my UK preorder.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon UK price has dropped to 59:99. Still sticking with my .de order though.
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