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What I want is the super cheat boxed set of either The Matrix, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings..!!

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The Big Dragnet Collection (4 DVDs, 26 ep. plus others) - $6.85

http://www.amazon.co...7476966&sr=1-11

Dragnet Classics vol. 1 (4 DVDs, 22 ep.) - $8.16

http://www.amazon.co...7476966&sr=1-12

The Dragnet Collection vol. 1 (2 DVDs, 20 ep.) - $2.91

http://www.amazon.co...07476966&sr=1-9

M Squad - The Complete Series (15 DVDs, 117 ep., plus 1 music CD) - $37.99

http://www.amazon.co...07476966&sr=1-7

Car 54, Where Are You? - Complete First Season (4 DVDs) - $18.49

http://www.amazon.co...RXQM88KFV9KJSFX

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Arrest and Trial (part 1) (3 DVDs) - $16.79

http://www.amazon.com/Arrest-Trial-Chuck-Connors/dp/B000W4KSV0/ref=pd_cp_d_1

Arrest and Trial (part 2) (3 DVDs) - $17.20

http://www.amazon.com/Arrest-Trial-Part-2/dp/B0014FAINO/ref=pd_bxgy_d_text_b

Dick Wolfe has said that Arrest and Trial was the inspiration for Law & Order.

The Man from UNCLE - Complete Series (105 ep., 1 pilot, 1 movie) (41 DVDs) - $119.99

http://www.amazon.com/Man-U-N-C-L-Complete/dp/B00005JM5Z/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1307482061&sr=1-1

Oceans Collection (two Oceans 11, 12 and 13) (2 DVDs) - $5.88

http://www.amazon.com/Oceans-Collection-Favorites-Eleven-Thirteen/dp/B002GSXKP6/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1307482348&sr=1-5

What I want is the super cheat boxed set of either The Matrix, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings..!!

Look what I found!

The Matrix Collection - 4 Film Favorites (2 DVDs) - $6.60

http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-Collection-Film-Favorites/dp/B001DJLD1M/ref=pd_bxgy_d_text_b

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Route 66 - Producer's Picks (2 DVDs, 11 ep.) - $10.81

http://www.amazon.co...A/ref=pd_cp_d_2

Get Smart - Seasons 1 & 2 (8 DVDs) - $14.99

http://www.amazon.co...Q/ref=pd_cp_d_1

Get Smart - Seasons 3 & 4 (8 DVDs) - $15.49

http://www.amazon.co...d_bxgy_d_text_b

Perry Mason - Season 4, vol. 1 (4 DVDs) - $14.71

http://www.amazon.co...07486281&sr=1-4

Charlie's Angels - The Complete First Season (5 DVDs) - $14.90

http://www.amazon.co...07486696&sr=1-1

Barney Miller - The First Season (2 DVDs) - $10.14

http://www.amazon.co...07486864&sr=1-4

Barney Miller - The Complete Second Season (3 DVDs) - $10.43

http://www.amazon.co...K/ref=pd_cp_d_2

Barney Miller - The Complete Third Season (3 DVDs) - $10.28

http://www.amazon.co...0/ref=pd_cp_d_1

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This is starting to look like aloc's thread.

:huh:

LOL! Well, I just wanted to get it started. Don't anybody hold back!

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Secret Agent aka Danger Man, The Complete Collection (18 DVDs) has been reduced to $38.99.

Thanks - I love The Prisoner, but have only faint memories of the German synchronisation of Danger Man in my teens - I will get me a copy later this month. Available in Germany for a similar price.

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I don't buy many DVDs, but amazon UK has some good offers that I now and then go for:

The Jean-Pierre Melville Collection

Prices tend to go up and down quite some... there's a Chabrol box that went for under 10£, also a Rohmer box was very cheap once. Worth watching if you're interested, and with some patience you might get some good deals. I also got some "artificial eye" DVDs for very good prices (the Tarkovsky Companion, the Vigo Collection, and some single editions) - I haven't been able to see a pattern with regard to the prices going up and down, but it seems sometimes they also sell of last copies of a whole bunch of stuff cheaply (the Tarkovsky set - this one here - has gone OOP and expensive now).

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I bought those large DVD sets of Danger Man and the Prisoner a few years ago for quite a bit more $$. I see you can get both together now for $66.98.

Get them! :tup

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Remington Steele - Season 1 (4 DVDs) - $11.79

http://www.amazon.com/Remington-Steele-Season-Stephanie-Zimbalist/dp/B00096S45S/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1307742769&sr=1-1

The first season of Remington Steele was classic television IMO. The writer Glen Gordon Caron joined about episode 5. Unfortunately, the ratings were dismal. Instead of cancelling the show, they dumbed it down for the remainder of its run, and it became fairly popular! Caron left after that one year to create and enjoy success with Moonlighting.

Secret Agent aka Danger Man, The Complete Collection (18 DVDs) has been reduced to $38.99.

Thanks - I love The Prisoner, but have only faint memories of the German synchronisation of Danger Man in my teens - I will get me a copy later this month. Available in Germany for a similar price.

Fifteen years ago I saw the show dubbed in French in Quebec. It was called Destination: Danger. I hadn't realized till then how important McGoohan's voice was to the appeal of the character. The French guy sounded like a nerd!

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Remington Steele - Season 1 (4 DVDs) - $11.79

http://www.amazon.com/Remington-Steele-Season-Stephanie-Zimbalist/dp/B00096S45S/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1307742769&sr=1-1

The first season of Remington Steele was classic television IMO. The writer Glen Gordon Caron joined about episode 5. Unfortunately, the ratings were dismal. Instead of cancelling the show, they dumbed it down for the remainder of its run, and it became fairly popular! Caron left after that one year to create and enjoy success with Moonlighting.

I always enjoyed the interactions of "Remington" and "Laura" but I agree I much preferred the original series with the 4 characters. I actually strongly disliked the older, bumbling woman who joined the firm (Mildred?) and if she had a really prominent role, I often would stop watching. Interestingly, in the commentary on these CDs, one of the writers claimed that a trio of characters makes for more compelling storylines than a quartet. Not sure I would agree (I almost always prefer complex storylines to simple ones), but certainly the ratings improved.

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Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 5 (Cornered / Desperate / The Phenix City Story / Deadline at Dawn / Armored Car Robbery / Crime in the Streets / Dial 1119 / Backfire): $20.60 at Amazon (59% off).

Inner Sanctum Mysteries Complete Movie Collection (Calling Dr. Death / Weird Woman / The Frozen Ghost / Pillow of Death / Dead Man's Eyes / Strange Confession): $5.42 at Amazon (82% off).

Adventures of Superman: The Complete First Season: $14.69 at Amazon (63% off)

The Errol Flynn Signature Collection, Vol. 2 (The Charge of the Light Brigade / Gentleman Jim / The Adventures of Don Juan / The Dawn Patrol / Dive Bomber): $22.95 at Amazon (54% off).

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I don't buy many DVDs, but amazon UK has some good offers that I now and then go for:

The Jean-Pierre Melville Collection

Prices tend to go up and down quite some... there's a Chabrol box that went for under 10£, also a Rohmer box was very cheap once. Worth watching if you're interested, and with some patience you might get some good deals. I also got some "artificial eye" DVDs for very good prices (the Tarkovsky Companion, the Vigo Collection, and some single editions) - I haven't been able to see a pattern with regard to the prices going up and down, but it seems sometimes they also sell of last copies of a whole bunch of stuff cheaply (the Tarkovsky set - this one here - has gone OOP and expensive now).

Great boxes, but unfortunately they're not viewable in the US (PAL vs NTSC).

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Great boxes, but unfortunately they're not viewable in the US (PAL vs NTSC).

Au contraire, mon frere. It is extremely simple to find region free DVD players (or do the simple hacking that makes most players region free) and also most players and TVs can handle PAL vs. NTSC conversion. I suppose maybe it would look funny on a hi-def TV, but on my set-up it looks fine. I would guess about 15% of my DVD collection is Region 2 with a tiny number of region 5s thrown in as well.

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ejp, is the typical computer DVD player regionalized or region-free?

PS - Look what I found!

http://www.regionfreedvd.net/

Like playing a DVD on a laptop or desktop?

Interesting thing about computers is that they are region locked, and if you pop one in from the wrong region, it will ask if you want to change regions. However, there is an internal firmware thingie* that only allows a maximum of 6 or 7 regional changes, so you don't want to get into the habit of doing it. I don't believe anyone has found a way around that, but I could be wrong. Of course, given how cheap laptops are (I picked up a reconditioned one for under $200 the other day), you could have a laptop for nothing but playing region 2 DVDs. So yes, that is a bit of a drawback.

Now my impression is that it is possible to unlock Blue-Rays, but it is somewhat harder. This is one of the main reasons I have been a Blue-Ray hold-out (that and I don't want to buy more stuff).

* Note the technical jargon here.

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