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Steve Matz
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Billings, Montana, USA
Registered: Sep 2003

 - posted 06-03-2014 02:36 PM      Profile for Steve Matz   Email Steve Matz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Amazon has a really good Price on the Full Collection of TV's Star Trek(all 3 seasons) for $59.99. That sounds like a really good price but some of the Reviews are making me pause a little even though most are 4 and 5 stars. Anybody have this Collection. I know ST is pretty Campy by today's Srandards but I liked it in the 60's. Figuring at about 75 cents per episode on Blu-Ray would seem to be a No Brainer but then again why is the Price reduced so Much to begin with....

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Mitchell Dvoskin
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: West Milford, NJ, USA
Registered: Jan 2001

 - posted 06-03-2014 02:48 PM      Profile for Mitchell Dvoskin   Email Mitchell Dvoskin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have them, and the transfers are stunning. On the Blurays, you have a choice of the original versions, the digitally enhanced effects versions, the original mono tracks, and reprocessed stereo tracks.

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Steve Matz
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Billings, Montana, USA
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 - posted 06-03-2014 06:49 PM      Profile for Steve Matz   Email Steve Matz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I respect your Opinions Mitchell,I just ordered the Set.Thanks S.M. [thumbsup]

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Bobby Henderson
"Ask me about Trajan."

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 - posted 06-04-2014 01:18 PM      Profile for Bobby Henderson   Email Bobby Henderson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Amazon had a "gold box deal of the day" on the Blu-ray box set for the first 6 theatrical Star Trek movie releases. $28.49 - 80% off the MSRP. Seemed like too good a deal to pass up, even though a couple of the movies weren't so great.

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Sam Graham
AKA: "The Evil Sam Graham". Wackiness ensues.

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From: Waukee, IA
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 - posted 06-04-2014 08:23 PM      Profile for Sam Graham   Author's Homepage   Email Sam Graham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's an amazing price you got there. I paid at least twice that on a previous sale and though I'd gotten a bargain. And I did, at the time.

Looks like the original movie set is close to the price Bobby noted, $29.49 currently. The TNG movie set is $18.99. Or buy hem all in a single combination of the two movie sets called "Star Trek: Stardate Collection" going for $47.99.

So take advantage if you don't already have them.

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Frank Angel
Film God

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From: Brooklyn NY USA
Registered: Dec 1999

 - posted 06-06-2014 08:11 AM      Profile for Frank Angel   Author's Homepage   Email Frank Angel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yah, we have the hunter instinct, but there must be some of the GATHERER instinct going on in there someplace too because it's certainly is hard to resist the call of the compilation sets.

It's the Collector's Syndrome; I stared realized some time ago, that I would need to live to about 2200 to be able to watch all the DVDs, BRs, 35mm, 16mm prints I have collected and then be watching without sleep for 24hr a day while at the same time, having earphones on so I could listen to all the CDs that I have and all the LPs that I saved because they are unique.

For awhile I used to rationalize collecting by thinking, well I keep this stuff because surely my kids will have these great films to watch. But the kids have very little interest (mostly none) in anything THEY didn't see when they were young.

It was incredibly satisfying to me when THE HOUSE OF WAX was FINALLY released in 3D. I thought the kids (I say kids...they are in their 30s) would be just as thrilled. They couldn't care less. It's becasue that film was in MY personal experience, never in theirs. I never saw the TV Star Trek series, so owning it doesn't move me, although I must say, the re-runs I have seen are far from impressive. The opening theme music alone is so gawdawful hokey (something you could hear in a porn movie) that I almost can't get past it to watch the actual show.

I never saw BEN HUR, and yah, I have the 35mm technicolor print (mag, my friends, MAG!), but not because I am terribly interested in it as a movie, but because of the special technical aspects of it -- but I didn't bother with the BR release (I also happen to be one of Charlon Heston's biggest non-fan, but that's besides the point). Point is, it's not referenced to a WOW experience in my youth. I think that maks a BIG difference in what you collect. Yet, I have a print of CAROUSEL as beat red as you will ever see, and I won't give it up for love of money because my moms took me to see it was a kid; will I buy the BR (hope it is stunning), you bet.

I think subconsciously we collect because it's a way to retain a bit of our Youth...a way to hold on to our past and keep it close to us. That's not a bad thing, just a slightly irrational when you come to think, why would I even consider buying another 40 hours of program material when I have enough to last way past my life line....I mean, WAY past?! Because we are human beings and some irrationality is what makes us a terrificly interesting species.

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Joe Redifer
You need a beating today

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From: Denver, Colorado
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Still waiting for the fixed version of Star Trek 1 on Blu-ray that has the replaced matte paintings that have been corrected. In the original movie any matte painting featuring the Enterprise looks horribly wrong and it has always bothered me since I first saw the movie. That and Spock crying. And the uniforms. But mostly the mattes featuring the Enterpise. It's like they didn't even know what the ship looked like and they sure didn't know anything about perspective. I hope the matte painter for that movie is long gone.

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