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January 09 2008

Firefly Box set named one of the most significant DVDs to reach the marketplace. The BD Box Set is included with the LOTR and Matrix box sets.

Wow. Some very notable company to be placed in there.
The Simpsons has become the penultimate American television show.

I'm kind of wondering if the person who wrote this actually knows what "penultimate" means...
I'm surprised that 'The X-Files' is not included since it was a pioneer in the field of full season TV DVD sets.
This was a good article. Im glad LoTR was number 1, because they are, without a doubt, the best DVD's ive ever had the pleasure of viewing. They are what all DVD's should strive to be. Come on... *FOUR* commentarys. FANTASTIC.
I'm kind of wondering if the person who wrote this actually knows what "penultimate" means...


Good point, deird. I wonder what the antepenultimate American television show is, in his or her estimation?
Heh. That's a funny mistake. I would like to see a penultimate top 10 list. "We picked a #1, but we're not going to tell you what it is. Have fun guessing!"
The Matrix box set is one of the most significant DVDs to hit the marketplace? Really?
"The Matrix box set is one of the most significant DVDs to hit the marketplace? Really?"

Well yeah i think it is, as it is a boxset with *10* dvds...

i think his point is that its a milestone of what can be achieved with a single dvd 'premise' i.e. 'lets release a definitive matrix dvd set...'. 10 DVDs is pretty cool, i think. You get your moneys worth :D
The LOTR editions remain the gold standard, it's true. But no props for the mega-brilliant collector's edition Freaks and Geeks DVD set, with cast, crew, and fan commentaries galore, extras up the wazoo, and classy presentation besides? (It could easily have been included alongside Firefly). Feh.

And as for the remaining reviews:

Seen coherently, [Firefly] was both exciting and stimulating in the best tradition of science-fiction programs


This guy has captured my attention . . .

If you ever get a free month and the chance to do it, watch all ten seasons of Warner's Friends from beginning to end


He has lost me.
If you ever get a free month and the chance to do it, watch all ten seasons of Warner's Friends from beginning to end


He has lost me.


Sorry but it was at this point I began to trust his opinion. Friends is a FANTASTIC show. People knock it COMPLETLY unfairly, and the 10 seasons of DVD I have of it is one of my favorite things I own. I also own all the VHS from the pre-DVD days. And I also have most episodes on tape from when I recorded them off the TV as I watched them. The show only got *better* as the years went on (only one bad season in my opinion, and that was the season post Ross' wedding in London), and it made me laugh-out-loud more than pretty much any show I can remember.

Just my two cents. :D

(edit to add that David Schwimmer, in the last 3 or 4 years, was absolutely fantastic. His comedic acting, his facial expressions - all were just perfection. I particularly remember the episode with Ross and Mike trying to be 'friends' with each other... The episode 'The One Where Ross is Fine'... and the one where he kept forgetting about Mona. Im laughing just thinking about that '...Mona!!')

[ edited by Beren77 on 2008-01-10 08:23 ]
The article states...

Fox has demonstrated an uncanny ability to utilize DVDs in the resuscitation of supposedly dead television programs.


... but I'm not so sure that FOX can take credit for the success of Firefly DVD sales. All they do is produce them and then let the fans market and promote the product.

The article also states the following about Futurama...

...its success on DVD has facilitated new direct-to-DVD episodes...


...I wonder how that will pan out for Firefly?

I also wonder what Joss would say if FOX came and said they were wrong (unlikely) about cancelling Firefly so would you fancy continuing the story on direct-to-DVD?
... but I'm not so sure that FOX can take credit for the success of Firefly DVD sales. All they do is produce them and then let the fans market and promote the product.


Fox the network definitely can't. 20th Century Fox Studios and Fox Home Video are huge fans of the shows the Network brutalizes and they decide the DVD fates of our gavorite cancelled Fox Network shows :)
I have to go with SoddingNancyTribe on the Friends issue, I'd rather contemplate the mating habits of bees. I wonder if the DVD's at least removed the laugh tracks?
That article read like a bad English essay... you know, the kind where you throw in all sorts of big words when they aren't really necessary, just to sound more impressive.

Nice to see Firefly represented. But for every bullet point in the top ten, they discussed three or four other DVDs... maybe they shoulda just gone for a top 50?

Also - I love DVDs. In a way that I never loved VHS. I collect shows and movies that I enjoy on DVD. They're convenient, affordable, high quality, and often have nice extras.
This guy could have mentioned the Angel Season 1-5 Collector's Edition. Especially because it's still being sold by Amazon for $70(!) since last Christmas.
Shey :

The laugh tracks from the live studio audience?
Anyway, i agree with the writer that you should, one day, watch the show from beginning to end. The is nothing bad there...

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