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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 08:08 AM EST
    I don't see this anywhere else on here, but outpost gallifrey is reporting that the region one dvds have been postponed due to "complications." No new date has been revealed, it seems.
    I, for one, am horrified by this, and I am wondering what complications they could be talking about. They should be straight region conversions with exactly the same content as the U.K. editions, correct? Isn't that the new policy? Hate to be the bearer of bad news. Maybe when we get them, they will be even better. Who knows.

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 10:47 AM EST

    There was a glitch on the region 2 discs. Maybe clearing that up caused other issues. Also, this could be a rights issue. Or a deal for broadcast may be immanent and the potential broadcaster asked for a delay (one can hope Smile ). Who knows what is going on? It wouldn't be the first time there was a major foul up with the DVD line. Web Planet's release in the UK was delayed.

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 12:04 PM EST
    I sincerely hope that there is a broadcaster in the US (sci-fi network!!!)who wants to pick up the show. I'd be extremely happy to see that. Of course, if there's a technical glitch, that's important to fix too, but I find it surprising that with the DVDs to have been released on 2/14/06 that we're just hearing about this now. Very odd.

    I don't know much of how the industry works, but typically with other DVD releases, DVDs are pulled back from release because of a marketing issue: Releasing DVDs closer to a related film coming out in the movies, etc.

    I'm hoping that a statement is put out soon. Has anyone written to the BBC and asked them?

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 03:59 PM EST

    This stinks!

    Frown

    If it is a technical problem with the DVD itself, well, it is better that it is sorted out first before releasing it... but if it is due to other reasons, it just plain stinks.

    So much for a Valentine's release... I thought the whole thing tying in with the two hearts worked well too... Wink

    Oh well...

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 04:08 PM EST
    Is this the new series box set you're talking about?

    Maybe it has something to do with the new packaging since that is all that is different.

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 04:51 PM EST

    Maybe they had to fold the discs to fit them in the packaging... Evil

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 05:37 PM EST
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    Maybe they TRIED folding all of the discs to make them fit in the packaging.

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 06:18 PM EST

    Maybe, they labled them "Dr. Hu".

    I had a thermodynamics professor by the name Dr. Hu in college. It was odd that his office was in the nuclear power lab...

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 06:22 PM EST
    I really hope it's a technical glitch, because teasing us like that just isn't a good way to run a business.

    I'm not too surprised though, because when I checked this past Monday, Amazon still didn't have a release date for it.

    Of course, if this means there's a TV deal in the works, that's great. But still, they got the series in Canada, why should they miss out?

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     Wednesday, January 11 2006 @ 07:34 PM EST
    I wrote some feedback to the BBC, asking them why the DVDs aren't be released, but I've not received a reply. Frown

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     Thursday, January 12 2006 @ 02:52 AM EST
    It's always annoying when release dates get pushed back. At least in this case, though, I'd guess that they know that over-delaying it would be a bad thing. I do have a few possible thoughts on it, though.

    * It could easily be a manufacturing glitch, and maybe linked to the R2/R4 problems.

    * It's really popular, and well-known amongst long-term and net-savvy fans. It's always possible that pre-orders are reaching/exceeding current manufactured stock. And I'm sure that, pre-orders or not, they want them on the shelves.

    * If it is related to a TV deal I can see how this would seem unfair for the Canadian customers but I can also kinda understand a double-delay in this case. They announced the US release after announcing the Canadian one, but are keeping for a simultaneous release date.
    If there is a TV-related delay they'll still be wanting both releases at the same time, as I'm pretty sure that they know that otherwise the American fans will just order from over the border. (And I'm guessing that getting DVDs from Canada is easier than from UK/Australia)

    And one thought I just had...

    * Maybe they had a look at the other Valentines Day releases, and decided that it just wasn't worth contending. (Or couldn't get decent in-store space until after whatever Valentines' promos had passed)

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     Thursday, January 12 2006 @ 06:24 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat] Or a deal for broadcast may be immanent and the potential broadcaster asked for a delay (one can hope Smile ). Who knows what is going on?

    Hey, my suspisions were correct for once...

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     Friday, January 13 2006 @ 02:43 AM EST
    What's the latest on the Canadian DVD release? Is that still on for Feb. 14th, or has that actually been held back too?
    (I can easily see it going either way)

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     Friday, January 13 2006 @ 03:32 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  TiggsPanther] What's the latest on the Canadian DVD release? Is that still on for Feb. 14th, or has that actually been held back too?
    (I can easily see it going either way)

    Tiggs


    According to Cynful456 in the Doctor Who on Sci-Fi thread, the Canada release is still set for the 14th... But when I checked the Amazon Canada online store, there's no listing for it yet. If it is the case, I will buy it from a Canada retailer instead of waiting until July.

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     Friday, January 13 2006 @ 04:30 AM EST
    In the Last Post column at the moment for this forum it says:

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    Louis, you should be ashamed of yourself. Delaying the R1 DVD's and spoiling everyones chances of getting them earlier. Wink

    Although I just realised - once I post this, it'll be me who is responsible!!! Eek!

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