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A great show -- why can't they package it correctly?,
This review is from: Northern Exposure: The Complete First Season (DVD)Like many others here, I've been waiting (patiently but anxiously) for the DVDs of Northern Exposure, my favorite show ever. And I was charmed, I'll admit, by the external packaging (the mini down jacket).
But it's all downhill from there:
* Package includes only two two-sided DVDs, despite the fact they're charging such a high price for just 8 episodes.
* Episodes are completely out of order. The pilot episode, for example (which sets up the premise of the show) is on the reverse side of disc 1.
* WHY WHY do they torment us with those darned previews? I UNDERSTAND why they include previews on a CURRENT movie release that they're going to sell to me cheap. But don't make us fast-forward through previews on a 13-year-old show that's being sold at a premium price!!!
* IF YOU OWN A LASONIC PLAYER, READ THIS. Side 2 of Disc 1 is apparently unplayable on my all-region DVD player (a Lasonic DVD-8090: I receive a "data error"). This happened on two copies of the show. I returned my first copy assuming the disc was damaged; when my second copy also failed, I decided to test it on a standard player (where it worked fine).
In all, a sloppy marketing and manufacturing job. Disappointing for such a great show...