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Band Of Brothers R1 Or R2

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by s1hastie, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. s1hastie

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    Are there any differences between the R2 & R4 boxset and the Region1. Looking to get this one but the R2 is £19.99 at cdwow the Region1 is £59.99. Although i have found it cheaper £42 at dvdsoon just wondering if there is anything on there to make it worth shelling out the extra money for?
     
  2. Marc

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    the Region 1 has a DTS soundtrack
     
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    ..and that is the only different?! Certainly not worth the extra quids / 100% + increase! I have been tempted by getting this from CD-WOW, may take the plunge.
     
  4. Marc

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    the packaging is also different, the one on cd-wow comes in a 6-disc amaray case (it's the australian R4/2) whereas the UK R2 comes in a Digipak (or a tin if you can find it) as does the US one. Last of all is the Korean one which comes in a replica military bag with all sorts of novelty bits and pieces, but that ones a lot more expensive!

    here's an online comparison. http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=2171

    other than the dts track and the packaging there's not a lot of difference, so if you're just after getting to watch the show without paying an extortionate price, the one on cd-wow is the way to go :)
     
  5. danjaq

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    I agree, packaging is not THAT important - especially if it increases the overall price by such an amount!
     
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    i was lucky in that i bought the R2 uk digipak off someone on the forums along with AvP (sealed) for £25, otherwise i definitely would have gone for the CD-WOW one.
     
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    I think I was the luckiest!! I got a brand new sealed tin pack of this for EUR 19.99 in Karstadt (a German retail chain) around 6 months ago...a week later it was back to EUR 49.99 (which itself was a discount price)....the packaging is really awesome...plus only a German language sleeve...rest everything in English!!
     
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    The tin edition is really nice, I bought it on release day from Tesco and paid quite alot for it too but was defently worth it.
     
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    This is so good that when you actually get round to watching it ( :rolleyes: ) the packaging is so unimportant that you start to think why bother paying more than £17.99 from cdwow. That price is so low it's incredible.
     
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    Could not agree more, at this price you cant go wrong......watched the lot in 3 nights.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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    I would normally go for the cheaper price too - but there was something about the tin edition that it just had to be mine! :D
     
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    For the cheaper price its a bargain - I would rate it as probably the best mini-series I have ever seen. Its miles better than most of the feaure films that are released nowadays.
     
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    This has been recommended to me by a few people.

    Is this the type of thing you'd watch more than once?

    For example I'm working my way through day 1 of 24 by renting. I'm really enjoying it but it's definitely the type of thing I'd only watch once.

    I'm just debating whether to fork out 19 quid to buy BoB or 9 quid to rent...PJ
     
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    Are you mad? BOB is worth every bit of the £39 I paid when it first came out. For £17.99 it is literally THE bargain of all time IMO. This is a must own. MUST. Have you seen any of it at all? Don't want to sound patronising, but you will watch it over and over. Forget renting it. BUY IT :lease:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/ratings ranked higher than Star Wars, The Godfather and lord of the overrated rings, that'll be the BOB. :devil:
     
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    Wow didn’t realise that – if only they incorporated it into the 250 list. It’d be the clear leader!
     
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    Nope, not seen any of it, not even a trailer / advert etc.

    Methinks I'll order it from CDWOW then!

    ...PJ :thumbsup:
     
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    I watched the whole series twice and then bought it :thumbsup: .....once you start watching you just cannot stop... its the best mini series ever and at the CD WOW price you cannot go wrong

    Shane
     
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    I remember watching it, on the off chance, some time ago on tele and I was hooked and watched it to the end. Cannot wait to get this bargain from CDWOW and re-experience it in 5.1.
     
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    i thought this post would get some replies! just ordered the R2 at that price its a steal.
     
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    Although i have to admit that region 3 looks great

    "BOB Guide Book, Eisenhower Message, German Strategy Map in Normandy, 9 items of D-Day memorabillia, Military necklace & Serial Number Card "

    Only 6000 made though so probably quite hard to track down.
     
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    Mate, I've watched mine a dozen times. Its a fantastic collection and probably the best value DVD purchase I've ever made.
     
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    I'll just echo what everyone else is saying, this is a MUST. I got the R1 tin shortly after release, and consider it a bargain at the £40 I paid for it. I have lost count of the number of times I've watched it.

    The dts track is great, but the dolby is no slouch either, at £18 this has to be one of the bargains of the year.
     
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    Are there any decent prices for the UK digipack edition at all?
     
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    If you're looking for a price comparison, there's a list here..

    Bobo
     
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    I spent out on the R1 purely for the DTS sound track.It's not worth the difference for the price at cdwow.Cant go wrong for 19.99.
     
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    CDWOW say it's packaged in a single amaray case. Can 6 discs be fitted in a single case?!...PJ
     
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    Ive just grabbed a tin version of ebay for under £30, so quite happy with that, Im a sucker for packaging and didnt fancy a 6 disc Amaray case, had seen the tins in HMV for £34 a few weeks ago and was really tempted then, wish I had now.

    Damn this thread for getting me to part with more money!! lol
     
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    I got the tin for £15 on a deal listed on this site many a moon ago. Its a fantastic series. A must have in my opinion.
     
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    The tin sounds a nice idea, but for price - can the CDWOW be beaten?
     

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