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PostPosted: May 13, 2004 02:44 AM 

On "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" tonight, Seinfeld was on and did a little stand-up then during the interview said the DVDs are scheduled to be released in November...can't wait!


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PostPosted: May 13, 2004 10:19 AM 

yeah i was watching the tonight show aswell,
i thought the little stad up bit was quiet good too! i cant wait for the dvds!!!!
they will sell fast , need to pre order for sure!!!!


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PostPosted: May 13, 2004 08:43 PM 

That's great. It's about time they came out with a DVD set... Especially after they turned down returning for another season...

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PostPosted: May 15, 2004 03:23 AM 

Jerry also referred to the many extras they will be including, like the making of each episode, script info, etc ... I don't remember all the details but it sounded pretty cool. Plus the cast interviews we've all been hearing about.

What worries me, though -- what worries me a lot -- is one little word he used: he said the DVD's are coming out ***STARTING*** in November. I don't know how significant this word "starting" is, but it seems to confirm the belief that this DVD series will be released in stages, season by season, like so many of the other TV releases. So we'll get, what, maybe the combined short Seasons 1 & 2 in November. And then how long do we wait for the *really* good stuff?

As a big Seinfeld fan, I already have more than 90 episodes on VHS, plus the DVD's I'm currently putting together thanks to Stan's great library of HQ episodes. Given all that, do I really want to spend money on the earliest episodes which were mostly before the series really got their act together? IMHO, they really started to hit their stride with Season 3, and were at their very best around Seasons 5 and 6, albeit with great episodes here and there throughout. It might well be 2006, 2007, or later before they get to Season 5, the idea being of course that we desperate fans will just buy whatever we can get and eventually end up buying it all.

So personally, I'm not holding my breath over all this. I hope I'm wrong, but it smells of calculated greed carried to a shameless extreme Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: May 15, 2004 08:40 AM 

It's not greed it's standard, any show with more than one season is released season by season, always has been always will

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PostPosted: May 15, 2004 05:59 PM 

Like "Absolutely Fabulous", which released Seasons 1,2,3, and 4 in March 2001? Or "The X-Files", which just released 7-DVD sets of Seasons 1,4,5,6,7, and 9 together? Smile

It is true that almost all series releases, including the ones above, are staggered to some extent. The "greed" part depends on just how long they try to play this out. If the Seinfeld DVD's come out in batches of a few seasons a few months apart, fine. But if I have to wait years to get my favourite episodes, that just unconsciounable, IMO. Just my 2 cents ...


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PostPosted: May 15, 2004 06:08 PM 

my guess is that there'll be a new volume/season released every few months or so. i'm with jose; it's not greed, it's just the way these things work. doesn't matter much to me, really. i have every episode saved on my computer and backed up on discs. i'm just happy that they're finally getting the ball rolling. special features are very important to me -- if i'm coughing up cash for your product, the least you can do is put some bitchin' extras into it. and from the sounds of it, this is going to be a heck of a quality product, well worth the wait. i'd rather have to wait a couple years to get the whole series then get it all in one shot with no extra effort put into it. not to say that they coudln't release the whole set in one package with the bells and whistles, just that it's no reason to complain.


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PostPosted: May 17, 2004 05:42 AM 

The X-Files have been releasing season box sets over the past three years or so about six months apart, what your referring to is a groups of already released box sets being sold together.

Ab Fab is different because you only get 6 eps per season so it makes sense to release four season at once.

As far as Seinfeld dvds go if they do this the right way, the quality of the eps will be so much better than anything you get off a tv and no commercials to edit out and no scenes chopped for extra adds. It sounds like a lot of care is going into these sets, not just a generic release with some episodes and a few featurettes, i think they will be worth the wait and the money.

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PostPosted: May 18, 2004 10:04 PM 

Well, we'll see what they come up with. I don't mean that in any cynical sense, we'll just have to see what all the extras are (which sound good!) and what the release schedule is.

For those interested, here's the verbatim transcript of that DVD discussion from the show.

Leno: Now, when are the DVD’s coming out?

Jerry: The DVD’s of the Seinfeld series which people have been, ah, umm… wanting to see…
[ I love how he pulled back and delivered this awesome understatement; he seemed about to say something more like, maybe "...which people have been clamouring for for years, signing petitions, beating down the doors of Sony/Columbia..."]

Leno: Yeah, cause I can’t find it on TV anywhere...

Jerry: It’s only on 19 times a day... so, we need to fill in some gaps... the reason it took so long ... is because we wanted to add documentary footage... like, every episode you watch now you’ll see interviews with the actors, with the writers, how the show got made, how the script got written... So instead of just the episode, you’ll get a whole bunch of other stuff… extras… it’s going to be, like, unbelievable. So that starts in November.


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PostPosted: May 19, 2004 01:52 AM 

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