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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as good as I expected..., July 28, 2009
This review is from: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete 2004 Series (+ Collectible Cylon) (DVD)
The complete series box set is a *big* box, not something that will fit easily on a shelf. The box is quite sturdy, with each season's discs packaged in their own sleeve (four in all). These sleeves are cardboard with flip up covers; inside, the discs are nested in a folded cardboard separator.

Some have claimed that this set would include the movie "Caprica", but it is *not* included. The 25 DVDs in this set are the same DVDs available in the 6 season sets (1, 2.0, 2.5, 3, 4.0, 4.5).

The series was produced in HD, which means a wide-screen presentation; however, it was deliberately shot with a grainy look to give it a 'gritty' film quality.

Why get this collection instead of the six season sets? You get a neat Cylon Centurion figurine (and it's good sized!), but no booklet, a huge box, and inferior internal packaging. I bought the series this way mainly because it was (slightly) cheaper than purchasing the six season sets individually; nevertheless, I'm experiencing a bit of buyer's remorse.
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Initial post: Jul 31, 2009 11:25:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 2, 2009 10:06:07 AM PDT
FrankieBoy says:
That's why I ordered from amazon uk, check out this link , cool and Convenient box

This link is for regular DVD set, but the Blu-ray is the same. I paid 168.69 US conversion. After you place in basket and go to the end the price says 99.90 pounds, 3.08 shipping pounds total 102.98 pounds.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B0027UY8AY/ref=dp_otherviews_z_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&img=1

Yes, I'll wait till September, or until they bring down price for same box here ( if that happens?)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2009 2:38:55 PM PDT
fang says:
Unfortunately FrankieBoy, I've heard through a reliable source that the UK version MAY NOT contain the exact same extras as the American release. The packaging is radically different too. I've pre-ordered just in case as for £114:99 for the Blu-ray set, you're laughing really. But if we get ripped off again with a lack of the juicy good stuff, I'm importing - import tax be damned.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009 10:43:42 AM PDT
PrestoChango says:
@K. Kanitz I feel the same way. This is most excellent content, it's great to have everything in one place with uniform packaging...but folded paper sleeves? Extremely disappointing. This was my first experience pre-ordering from Amazon, I wish I'd waited for reviews.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 4:37:19 PM PDT
I was thinking about buying this but will not buy yet another US set where DVDs are shoved into cardboard slots. This happens far too often on complete sets in the US. Those who designed these should be run through a gauntlet of kicking feat wearing Doc Marten's boots. The UK does a better job with their complete set packaging. Compare their Stargate, X-Files, Wire box sets. On the down side you get the PAL speedup.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 5:10:10 PM PDT
fang says:
Everyone should go take a peek at this, THEN make up their minds whether or not they want to order it, or buy it from a store themselves instead!

http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/?p=2669

If Bear McCreary can't even get his set delivered in pristine condition considering the amount it costs, then what hopes do we have?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 5:10:18 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2009 11:10:29 AM PST
Kokopelli says:
I've been trying to figure out which of these sets to buy and thought for sure the UK set would be the proper one, but now I see that it "may not" be playable in other areas besides the UK. Did you have to buy a special set to play the UK region version?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2009 11:17:00 AM PST
FrankieBoy says:
i bought the uK version the first day it came out. it is region free. much better box and holder. still not traditional blu case with holdings for them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2009 12:30:00 PM PST
fang says:
Definately sturdier Kokopelli. Also, check out ebay.co.uk - if you're patient and willing to search around a little, you can pick the sets up even cheaper (just be careful you check s

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2009 1:31:04 PM PST
Kokopelli says:
Thanks for both responses to my question. I want to get this set for my son's Christmas present. I check ebay (US), and they were all just as, or even more, expensive than the Amazon price. I'll check ebay.co.uk. Thanks again!
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