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Old 03-10-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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I'm contemplating preordering this, considering it's the entire first season, with restored and remastered video and audio. What can I say? I'm a sucker for the classics.

However, having a region A player, I was wondering if:
  1. the UK version of the set is region free
  2. both the US and UK version will contain the same items
  3. Even if it's region free, I won't have trouble playing the UK version on my region A player
The thing is, I would get the region A set but when I calculate the price in euro, there's a big difference:
  • US version: 110 USD (about 70 Euro)
  • UK version: 50 GBP (about 50 Euro)
So if both are the exact same and the UK version will play perfectly on my region A player, I'd get that version (especially considering I live in Europe)

Any feedback would be appreciated, so thanks in advance.

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Old 03-10-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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If its uk version, its uk version and not region free. So make sure you look into it before purchasing it.


This is a good palce to check: http://bluray.liesinc.net/index.php?region=b
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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This is a good palce to check: http://bluray.liesinc.net/index.php?region=b
thanks. Unfortunately, it's not listed (yet)
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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why is the us version so much $$?
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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No one will have their hands on it for another month. It's likely region free, but I'd wait and be sure. Be aware of PAL extras, a lot of region A players refuse to pass PAL even though they're technologically capable of doing so
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why is the us version so much $$?
So much? This release is the cheapest Star Trek box set on first release ever. TNG was release at $130, DS9 was at $160 at point. TOS on DVD was at $110.
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So much? This release is the cheapest Star Trek box set on first release ever. TNG was release at $130, DS9 was at $160 at point. TOS on DVD was at $110.
Yep, even preordering each DS9 season on amazon was $90.99. I was surprised that this Blu version is so relatively inexpensive.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:34 PM   #8
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I would be careful because the UK pressing might be overdubbed with British voices. I prefer the original actor voices so if I do get this I will order the USA release.
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I would be careful because the UK pressing might be overdubbed with British voices. I prefer the original actor voices so if I do get this I will order the USA release.
What are you talking about?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:27 AM   #10
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The only thing that indeed concerns me is the possible inclusing of PAL extras. Otherwise, I think they'll be the same and region free (so far Paramount has been virtually cosistantly region free)

Oh, I just noticed the preorder price at Amazon is 77.99 USD, meaning the price is closer to the UK preorder price than I first thought: UK 50 euro, US 60 euro.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:01 AM   #11
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However, having a region A player, I was wondering if:
  1. the UK version of the set is region free
  2. both the US and UK version will contain the same items
  3. Even if it's region free, I won't have trouble playing the UK version on my region A player
The thing is, I would get the region A set but when I calculate the price in euro, there's a big difference:
The set is being release in 3 regions: US/North America, UK and Japan.
All three versions are set to region A, B, and C (aka, region free)
All three versions have exactly the same content using the same video and audio for the English languages (no British re-dubs. ).

The English subtitles for the UK release are different than the English subtitles for the US release, but I'm not exactly sure how different they are.

The only other differences between the 3 sets are the additional foreign languages in the form of audio and subtitles. All bonus material is subtitled in every available language on the disc.

If your only concern is watching it in English, it doesn't matter what set you buy.
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I would be careful because the UK pressing might be overdubbed with British voices. I prefer the original actor voices so if I do get this I will order the USA release.
WTF!!!

The Shat et al have never been dubbed with British voices. I don't recall any US series that has ever had this treatment... ever!!!

As regards the region issue. Paramount so far have always been region free. Given their past record on region coding, I would say that it is worth while taking a punt.
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Heh... See my post above.

No British re-dubs, and they are all region free.

It's also, technically, not a Paramount release, but CBS Television release (Yeah, owned by Paramount, I know, just making an observation...)
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...It's also, technically, not a Paramount release, but CBS Television release (Yeah, owned by Paramount, I know, just making an observation...)
Since we are talking here mostly about the UK release, then technically speaking it is in fact a Paramount release, as all Star Trek video products are. Paramount logo on the case, Paramount logo on the screen & copyright Paramount Pictures.

Just an observation.
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Nope. CBS Television is handling the release for the original series in all markets. There are no Paramount logos on the discs in any region. They all start with a new CBS logo.

Still a Paramount company, but the Paramount logo is not on the discs (not sure if it will be on the packaging at all or not).
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Supposedly today, there is going to be a review of the US verson on digitalbits. FYI
Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
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Supposedly today, there is going to be a review of the US verson on digitalbits. FYI
Can't wait to see what he says...
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So much? This release is the cheapest Star Trek box set on first release ever. TNG was release at $130, DS9 was at $160 at point. TOS on DVD was at $110.
And if I remember right, the set on HD-DVD was in the $130-$150 range. The blu set is almost half that and we get both versions of each episode to boot.
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Star Trek TOS blu is currently $72.99 and Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection (1-6) is $79.99 on Amazon for pre-order.
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