Admittedly the front cover design is dramatic and eye-catching. However, who's going to buy it? Obsessive collectors and those who don't yet own a Bluray player I suppose. At £19.99, it's not too bad for all 26 episodes but I can't yet see the attraction!
The more I look at the box illustration, the more I like it. They seem to have confused the Alien escape pod with an actual UFO, but never mind. I shall probably buy it eventually, but not until it's come down in price to about a tenner! It's probably good value for those who didn't want to spend extortionate amounts on the Blurays (although even they can be bought now at a reasonable price).
Okay, I've got the new ITV UFO DVD set. Judging from disc 1, the contents are exactly the same as the 2002 Carlton DVD set. Right down to it still saying "Carlton" when you first put the disc in the player. There are 8 discs (as before), they are PAL region 2 (as before). The only thing that's different here is the case, the outer sleeve, and the disc labels.
Apart from the prices being dearer, the Blu-Rays have had problems too! Certain Hammer Horror discs have had too dark a colour on them as well as lip sync trouble and pixellation effects requiring the producer to either refund the buyers or exchange the sets with corrected versions!