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Marc Martin
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Hey, people are getting emails from Network that their pre-buys have shipped!  Haven't heard anything about Amazon.uk shipping yet.

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Branko
amazon.co.uk says: "Will despatch 15 Nov"
I, personally, had problems with network's provider on Space: 1999 season 2 box, so, having that in mind and their shipping being off the chart expensive, I have decided on amazon.co.uk... No posters, postcards etc, but I am sure set will be here as soonest and safest (and most affordable) as possible.
All the best,
Branko

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Hey, people are getting emails from Network that their pre-buys have shipped!  Haven't heard anything about Amazon.uk shipping yet.

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Marc Martin
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Really, on the 15th?  I would have thought they'd ship sooner than that.  

But I imagine people in the UK may start getting theirs as soon as tomorrow?

Marc

 
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Marc Martin
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Network has posted that the first pressing of their UFO Box has sold out, so any new orders will be delayed.  I wonder what that means for Amazon.uk pre-order and HMV in-store copies?
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Marc Martin
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I'm seeing reports that Amazon.co.uk is now shipping the UFO Blu-rays, with some people expecting delivery tomorrow / Monday.
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Branko
I just got the E-mail with shipping notification. It says the set will arrive on November 24th, a day after 42th aniversary of the day I first seen UFO on our TV (November 23rd, 1974)



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I'm seeing reports that Amazon.co.uk is now shipping the UFO Blu-rays, with some people expecting delivery tomorrow / Monday.


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Derek22464
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Pre-ordered from Amazon UK too at £62.99.

No confirmation e-mail yet, but will update the Thread when I get one.
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Marc Martin
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Great!  My email from Network (FedEx, actually) indicates it might arrive tomorrow here, so evidently that expensive shipping is overnight international shipping!

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Branko
That would mean exactly 45 additional pounds for customs duties, since everything shipped with FedEx, UPS, DHL etc, and not Post, comming through the airport customs, is being taxed 50% it's value where I live...

All the best,
Branko

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Great!  My email from Network (FedEx, actually) indicates it might arrive tomorrow here, so evidently that expensive shipping is overnight international shipping!

Marc



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Derek22464
Wow, you guys are dedicated! It's free shipping here with Amazon UK.

Anyway, I checked my bank account earlier today and it looks like around £37 has been taken out, plus checking my Amazon account shows that they're, "Preparing for despatch" and I've been given a delivery window of November 17-19.

Nearly there now....
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Marc Martin
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We ARE dedicated.  :-)

Mine has shipped now, and they claim it will be delivered tomorrow before noon.  Which would be quite a feat, considering that I'm on the other side of the world...

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Griff
This post was updated on .
Hi all :)

Sorry it's been a while... haven't been too well. Still undergoing essential maintenance. The main trouble is that it's apparently hard to get spares for folks from the 1960's... Nevermind, custom made 3D laser sintered parts have and are being made; way better than the original by a long way...

Delivery Information
       
UFO: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
Sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L.
£58.33
Item Subtotal: £58.33
Postage & Packing: £0.00
Total: £58.33
Paid by Visa: £58.33




Woo Hoo... can't wait to watch this in Blu-ray...

Take care, all

Best, Griff
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SHADO
What???




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 Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:21 AM
 
 
 
     Hi all :)
 
 
 Sorry it's been a
 while... haven't too well. Still undergoing essential
 maintenance. The main trouble is that it's apparently
 hard to get spares for folks from the 1960's...
 Nevermind, custom made 3D laser sintered parts have and are
 being made; way better than the original by a long way...
 
 
 Delivery Information
 
        
 
 UFO: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
 
 Sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L.
 
 £58.33
 
 Item Subtotal: £58.33
 
 Postage & Packing: £0.00
 
 Total: £58.33
 
 Paid by Visa: £58.33
 
 
 
 Woo Hoo... can't wait to
 watch this in Blu-ray...
 
 
 Take care, all
 
 
 Best, Griff
 
 
 
 
     
 
     
 
     
     
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Griff
What's the question?
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SHADO
Nevermind.  Seeing as I only see posts to the group via email, it sometimes gets confusing reading a reply without knowing what it is a reply to (no quote).



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One of priorities.


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Derek22464
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Got my message from Amazon UK - item shipped and due to arrive this Saturday!
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Clare Cross
Nothing's perfect.

But apart from the less than satisfactory picture restoration and the fact that the discs tend to be difficult to get in and out, what are the general thoughts on other aspects of the set?  
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Marc Martin
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Which aspects are you interested in?

There are quite a few special features to go through still, at least for me.  There is about 40 minutes of "raw footage" that is interesting to me, although I suspect some might find it dull.  The documentaries seem a bit slapped together, not nearly the same caliber as the old Fanderson documentary.  The photos galleries are mostly taken straight from Rex features, although there are many photos taken from Gerry Anderson's personal collection that have never been seen before (although none of these galleries take up the full resolution of the HD picture, which is kind of disappointing).

Overall, I think we're still waiting for the ultimate UFO release on video.  Maybe it will come from Australia, or maybe it will never happen (in which case, maybe the Australian DVD was the ultimate release)

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Marc Martin
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Here is what I just posted on the Network Facebook page, in case they decide to delete it.  :-)

"Unfortunately, the picture quality on this new Blu-ray is not up to the marketing claims, and often falls short of the previous Blu-ray (German, Japan) and DVD releases. The problem is that detail has been noise reduced away, to the point where detail visible on the DVD cannot be seen on the Blu-ray! Also the image is often overly bright and washed out, or there are color casts that have not been removed, or there is cropping along all 4 edges. I take it that nobody from BBC Resources was involved in this restoration? And hence the problem, it compares poorly to the DVDs previously remastered by BBC Resources for all aspects except resolution and bitrate.

Also, there seems to be a fault in the restoration of TIMELASH, as if a linear gradient darkening has occurred on the bottom half of the image for several scenes.

Here is a gallery comparing various releases, and many people find this new Blu-ray to be not as good as previous releases of UFO on home video, or previous Network restorations (although I'm sure it will still get plenty of good reviews)

http://new.ufoseries.com/video/compare"
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