In November, Warner Bros. is releasing a box set containing all ten seasons of Friends for about $200US, and Fox is releasing a set with all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for only $140 (both of those are current Amazon prices -- the list prices for each are $300 and $200 respectively). By comparison, a single season of The X-Files, which contains about the same number of episodes as a season of Buffy, currently has a list price of $100, meaning you're lucky if you're able to find it for less than $70 at most retailers -- we won't even talk about the price of Star Trek sets.
Now, Friends and Buffy aren't exactly two series that I've been itching to buy, but here's hoping they're a sign of more to come. How about some smaller packaging now?
Update: It looks like Warner is, in fact, releasing TV sets in more sensible packaging, starting with the complete Sex and the City series in a slim, book-size volume for $300 list, or about $200 at Amazon.
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 8/19/2005|| Comments (0)|
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