Amazon's Blu-ray Deal of the Week affects Image Entertainment's The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series collection. Through January 5th, Amazon is offering the package for $149.99 (a 63% discount from its MSRP of $399.98).
This set bundles together all five seasons of creator Rod Serling's classic anthology program; it offers 1080p transfers and LPCM Mono audio tracks alongside many special features, such as behind-the-scenes featurettes, radio dramatizations of popular Twilight Zone episodes, and audio commentaries on selected episodes.
This deal expires at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST next Sunday, January 6th.
@yesfan13 This set IS Blu-ray, so yeah, that counts as a Blu-ray deal of the week.
@Ray O. Blu - Season 4 is not complete in SD form and no episodes are available in HD.... and not part of Prime... bummer for us Prime members.
@Ray O. Blu: There's lots of content available for HD (720p) streaming online, but its all lossy audio. I'll stream for some things, but for favorites like The Twilight Zone or Star Trek TOS… I'd rather own the BD and enjoy full 1080p video and true lossless HD audio.
This is a great price as i bought this last January when the same price was offered. The only difference as i got the five complete sets(without the Slipcase). I would take advantage of these sets at this price especially with all those sweet extras, commentaries, and audio dramas
Amazon has specific names for their deals of the week, there is the Blu-ray, Family and TV deals of the week. The Blu-ray deal of the week is Rise of the Guardians, the Family deal of the week are the Wimpy Kid movies, and the TV deal of the week is The Twilight Zone sets. The Family and TV deals have both Blu-ray and DVD options, so they cannot be considered a Blu-ray deal.
I understand completely, but Amazon Instant Video & Vudu are, in fact, in 1080p with up to 7.1 dolby digital plus which isn't a bad option considering these are mono soundtracks anyway.
Just saying that it's a viable alternative for someone else that also might've spent over $2000 on Blu-rays in the last 3 months.
I based my statement on Netflix. I didn't realize that Amazon Instant Video and Vudu are 1080p with up to 7.1 DD Plus. That's definitely better than I was aware of, and, like you said, more than adequate for mono soundtracks.
And I hear you about having dropped some serious coinage on Blu-rays in the last 3 months. Throughout 2012, starting with The Twilight Zone deal of the day last New Year's, to Bond 50 and Indiana Jones, to Lawrence of Arabia (my personal favorite!), all the way through the Qatsi Trilogy, Brazil, and several others earlier this month, seemed like I wound up buying a stack of BDs every month! I need a break!
Thankfully, major draws like the complete 7-season Next Generation set and The Hobbit extended edition trilogy are a few years out yet. Gives me time to save up, not to mention WATCH some of my recent purchases! ;-)
The deal is nice, but I feel like I'm being forced to buy it, since TV stations have never shown the HD versions, let alone the uncut versions. Netflix doesn't have them. And if I rent from ClassicFlix (the only place I know that rents these BDs), it would still cost me a lot of money due to the number of discs and slow delivery time. I might as well pay twice more to own them instead.
Someone else mentioned getting it there for that price, too, so I went to my local Costco to check for it. They had it, but it was $152.99. Not sure why there is such a price discrepancy between stores.
Re: dmarvin's comment, was at Costco today and they have the bluray collection for $152.99 - not $119. Dick Van Dyke on bluray is same price. Perhaps DVD collections were $119, but not bluray. Looks like I will be investing in this before the week ends as well.
picked this up during the Lightning Deal around Black Friday & couldn't be happier... my g/f wasn't as happy about it, but she also loves the show & is always willing to watch it when we can't think of anything else... can't imagine ever finding the time to get thru ALL the special features on this set, but i have watched a few of the commentaries so far. an easy recommendation for anyone trying to decide...