As with Season 3, the WB Shop is offering this on pressed DVD's (not DVD-Rs) for the first printing----But only if you buy from them direct. Of course, it's overpriced but----if I'm going to pay too much----I'd rather pay it for pressed DVDs (that will last) rather than DVD'Rs (that won't). There is a coupon code to save $10 off of a $50 order DEALS10 . Maverick- Season 4 is just 5 cents under $50. If you pick something cheap from the sale section you can use the coupon and still end up under $50. I hope they'll release Season 5 on pressed discs too!
EDIT---UPDATE---July .3. 2014--- SEASONS 3, 4 & 5 ON SALE As of posting, the WB Shop still has SEASONS 3 & 4 on sale for 20% off and SEASON 5 for 15% off! The coupon codes will still work with the sale. You can use the code DEALS10 to save $10 off of a $50 order or the code SAVINGS for $20 off a $100 order. I have just tried both codes and they were working. I have just found two new codes which I will post here in case the other codes suddenly stop working.------As an alternative, you can use the code SLICKDEALS10 to save $10 off of a $50 order or the code SLICKDEALS20 for $20 off a $100 order. There are also the official WB Shop coupons which you can activate right on their site----I'm sure whether or not these codes change from day to day so I'll just post the link to the page where you can activate them from----please see comment #19 as Amazon won't let me post a link in the actual review.
EDIT---UPDATE---April .30. 2014--- SEASON 5 IS NOW AVAILABLE ON PRESSED DISCS FROM THE WB Shop!!! It is now confirmed that the WB Shop has released Season 5 on pressed/replicated discs! It is still available at the pre-order discounted price---- $34.95 %15 off (marked down from $40.99). The WB Shop still has Seasons 3 & 4 on sale----20% off! The coupon codes will work with the sale. (DEALS10 gives you $10 off of a $50 order and SAVINGS gives you $20 off a $100 order
No word yet from the WB Shop as to whether or not 'BRET MAVERICK' was released as pressed/replicated discs----Again, if anyone that reads this has bought it please let me know if it's pressed/replicated discs or not. Thanks!
EDIT---UPDATE---April .25. 2014--- Season 5 is now available for pre-order from the WB Shop!!! It will ship out on 04/29/2014. Also, the 80's spin-off/follow up series 'Bret Maverick' was released two days ago and is available now to order from the WB Shop! Because these are both such new releases the WB Shop doesn't say yet whether or not these are pressed/replicated discs----I'm guessing (and hoping) they are. I've gone ahead and pre-ordered Season 5 so when it comes in I'll let you know what I get.----I'm planning on buying 'Bret Maverick' too but I'll wait until it goes on sale.----If anyone that reads this has bought it please let me know if it's pressed/replicated discs or not. Thanks! (Remember, pressed/replicated discs are always silver on the playing side. DVD-Rs are purple on the playing side.----That is, the side that you put face-down in to your player not the side with the title/art.)
EDIT---UPDATE---April .10. 2014--- The WB Shop just put Seasons 3 & 4 on sale today--20% off! The coupon codes will still work with the sale. (DEALS10 gives you $10 off of a $50 order and SAVINGS gives you $20 off a $100 order)----I'm hoping Season 5 (pressed discs) will be available soon!!!
EDIT--UPDATE---February .19. 2014--- As of posting, the WB Shop is still offering Maverick Season 3 on pressed DVD's (not DVD-Rs)----But, again, only if you buy from them direct. If you want both 3 & 4 you can use the code SAVINGS for $20 off a $100 order. Seasons 3 & 4 are both 5 cents under $50 each----If you pick something cheap from the sale section you can use the coupon and still end up under $100. Be sure to check out through the WB Shop NOT the Warner Archive shop because the coupon code will not work through the Warner Archive shop.
To confirm that these are still available as pressed (replicated) discs-- go to WB Shop then click Warner Archive then click Replicated Discs on the sidebar on the left.
This will show you all the Warner Archive titles currently available on pressed (replicated) discs. As of 2012 Warner Archive has stated that they will be releasing all sets of 3 discs or more on pressed (replicated) discs first (again, only when purchased from the WB Shop direct and only while supplies last---after that they will switch to DVD-R).
FOR THOSE OUTSIDE THE U.S.----
Unfortunately, the WB Shop does not ship out side the U.S. However, for those that live outside the U.S. that want pressed/replicated discs there are some possible solutions.---- When Warner Archive releases a title on pressed discs they ship it out to other retailers----mostly---though not completely----as pressed discs. Thus, as long as Warner Archive is showing a title as available in their Replicated Discs section you are likely to receive pressed/replicated discs when ordering from another store. Many people have ordered Warner Archive sets from Movies Unlimited (ships to Canada and International) and received pressed/replicated discs. Also, many people have ordered Warner Archive sets from Import CDs (ships to Canada and International) and received pressed/replicated discs. From what I understand, the success rate of receiving pressed/replicated Warner Archive sets from Import CDs is, perhaps, not quite as high. However, as the prices at Import CDs are certainly not as high------you may decide it's worth the risk!
The reason why, when ordering from Amazon, you receive DVD-R's is that Amazon themselves manufactures the MOD (made on demand) products that they sell. This creates problems because Amazon downloads the content from online. There are often authoring problems---such as skips, glitches, ect. That's why if I buy a DVD that is only available on MOD/DVD-R I make sure that I buy it direct from the company or from a store that has. ----That way I make sure that it has been authored in the best way possible. It's true that, sometimes, even Amazon receives shipments of pressed/replicated Warner Archive sets. Some people have actually received pressed/replicated Warner Archive sets when purchasing from Amazon. However, that is the exception rather than the rule and is, I think,----even as an exception---becoming less common than before. It isn't very tempting to try to order from Amazon, anyway, as they have the highest price around right now.
Trying to get pressed/replicated Warner Archive sets out of Amazon would be pretty risky gambling----and remember----gambling is one thing Pappy told you to avoid!
HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE PRESSED/REPLICATED DISCS OR DVD-Rs
PRESSED/REPLICATED DVDs are always silver on the playing side. (That is, the side that you put face-down in to your player not the side with the title/art.)
DVD-Rs are never silver on the playing side. The playing side of a DVD-R is purple----the lighter the shade of purple, the higher the quality of the disc. For instance, Warner Archive DVD-Rs are a pale lilac/violet colour.