Stargate SG-1: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Posted in: No Huddle by Gino Sassani on August 16th, 2021

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Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.

2 Comments

  1. Lenny Nero
    08/21/2021 @ 11:26 am

    Oh man, I’ve always loved when a TV series has taken up major space on the shelf, especially a long one, such as this, because it needs to look monumentally impressive, like a library book series you see in law offices. A real collector never complains about the size, the nice sturdy boxes, and appreciates it, especially long digipacks, like the first $100 seasons of X-Files on DVD had, or digibooks, or any special kind of packaging… besides the low budget crap the hacks at VEI spew out. They prey on TV series enthusiasts, releasing older fan favorites in extremely cheap sets with compressed discs of 6-8 eps each. Disc folder sleeves, like I used for my recordable discs 15-20 years ago, just scream ugly and cheap. The transfers are just upscales on the first seasons. I’ll probably never buy it, unless for very cheap, replacing the discs in my three shelves of amarays.
    I remember I was buying UK boxsets, because of a little higher resolution of PAL (back when we were adequate, and counted horizontal lines if resolution, not how wide in pixels the image is, just to call UHD 4k, instead of its real 2k resolution), and when the last 1 or 2 seasons came out there in thinner boxes, went back to US, where it was still in full size amarays. Hey, at least it was just 5 discs – how about Farscape, with Japanese maner of release of just 2 episodes per disc, 11 volumes for the first season, 20 bucks each! I bought those too. ?

  2. Gino Sassani
    08/21/2021 @ 5:41 pm

    Have to say you’re wrong here Lenny. This is not low budget crap. Compare them and there is a world of improvement. Those first seasons on DVD are unwatchable. These are huge upgrades.

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