View Full Version : Aust gets Stargate Movie and Season 5

July 14th, 2004, 11:30 PM
In the past two days EzyDVD has announced the realease of the orginal Stargate Movie: The Ultimate Edition which is a two disc set and also announced a release date for the Season 5 box set.

Stargate Movie: http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/228459
Season 5 Box Set: http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/228447

The upcoming Season 4 box set is due for release on the 18th of August, the movie is slated for the 15th of September at this stage, and the Season 5 box set is due to be released on the 17th of November.

For the people paying attention to the box set release dates, there seems to be three month gap between releases at the moment, with the exception of the movie release. I am curious to find out if this will continue and if the box sets will just keep being released, or do we have to finish seeing Season 7 before we have a chance to get the S7 box set at all?

July 14th, 2004, 11:32 PM
Also the movie comes in a nice covering jacket.

July 15th, 2004, 02:28 AM
I cant be bothered waiting for them to come out here. I've just been buying the Region 1 box sets from amazon.com

Are there any places in Australia where they are still screening the episodes? I'm in Melbourne and its been a while since an episode was shown on Channel 7. I've only seen up to S6, I cant wait for the box set release of 7.

July 15th, 2004, 02:48 AM
Yeah the R1 box sets are ok, just the NTSC picture quality is rather poor when you compare it to PAL, and i'm never too sure about ordering items from overseas.

here in Adeliade the last episode we got was 621 Prophecy, so we are farther behind than most states. Recently I heard that New Zealand had finished S7, or is very close to finishing it.

July 15th, 2004, 03:47 AM
Here in Melbourne I dont think we even got up to prophecy. I think it was 4 or 5 eps into S6 when they stopped. By that time, there were showing them so inconsistantly that I lost interest.

With regard to ordering from overseas, it only took 1 week and it cost 72 Australian Dollars which I think is cheaper than buying them retail here, 6 or more months later. And I think Amazon is well respected and secure enough with credit card details.

I'm Jealous that the Kiwis have finished S7. Its annoying on the forums when everyone is talking about s7 and s8 and I'm still months away from seeing s7 let alone s8.

July 15th, 2004, 03:49 AM
I just download all the eps, makes it easier than having to wait for years until they are aired over here. Also it makes the weekends interesting for once.

July 15th, 2004, 03:53 AM
Bit Torrent? Kazaa? And how large per Ep?

I've got cable but Im not sure of my download limit.

Downloading might prove a viable alternative, waiting is driving me crazy.

July 15th, 2004, 03:57 AM
Yeah, waiting sucks, Bit Torrent is ok, the file sizes on there are about 350MB per episode. I haven't had any luck connecting to Kazaa recently so i'm not sure about there.

I get the 30MB eps first and torrent the bigger ones while I wait, so that I can watch it in a comfortable resolution.

Download limits are a little unfair, cable is especially bad for them, i'm on ADSL and have a 32GB limit, most cable internet connections I have come across are limited to about 10 - 12GB.

July 15th, 2004, 04:01 AM
Better remove that link ASAP.

July 15th, 2004, 04:02 AM
Yeah, I was just waiting for the other guy to get it, then I was planning to remove it. I know what the MPAA is like.

July 15th, 2004, 04:03 AM
Thanks for the tips, I'll definitely check it out. I'm becoming such a Stargate freak that even after downloading them I'll probably be compelled to buy the Box Sets anyway. But for now low quality 30mb eps should satisfy the cravings. Cheers.

July 15th, 2004, 04:04 AM
Thats ok, the 30MB eps are just to keep me going until I get the good ones or until we get them on TV.

July 15th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Yeah the R1 box sets are ok, just the NTSC picture quality is rather poor when you compare it to PAL, and i'm never too sure about ordering items from overseas.

I have the solution to all your problems!

Order from the U.K.! I get my box sets from Amazon.co.uk. Best of all, season 4 onwards happens to be dual encoded so will play on all Region 4 players as well. The box sets are also a MUCH higher quality than the Australian ones. The first thing you'll notice is that the cases are made of a much stiffer cardboard....the Aussie ones bend really easily. The next thing you'll notice is that they have 6 DVDs in them, not 5. The same number of disks but they're not stingy with putting two disks in one case.

So go....buy buy buy!

edited to add: Not to mention the totally awesome special features...I'd almost pay that much just to have access to those!

July 15th, 2004, 04:26 PM
****. They're actually releasing the Stargate movie here. :)

July 15th, 2004, 05:24 PM
Woah, you gotta be nuts to order from the UK, the last time I did an exchange rate check on what they would cost me it was $132, thats ridiculous, the boxes we get here are a bit flimsy but they are still good, from season 2 onwards we have been getting 6 discs and we still have all the special features on them as well.

Yeah, the movie is finally coming out here, it's about time.

July 15th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Woah, you gotta be nuts to order from the UK, the last time I did an exchange rate check on what they would cost me it was $132, thats ridiculous, the boxes we get here are a bit flimsy but they are still good, from season 2 onwards we have been getting 6 discs and we still have all the special features on them as well.


Maybe you're ordering at the wrong times. I wait for it to go down in price a bit. I bought season 6 for $101, including postage, only a few months ago. It's gone back up in price now.

I guess you just gotto shop around...

But I wouldn't get the R1 DVDs if you paid me. Well, maybe if you paid me lol ;)

July 15th, 2004, 05:32 PM
When I found the $132 price I used http://www.xe.com to exchange the currencies, but that end result was obviously subject to change as the A$ might have been poor against the british pound, but still if you paid $101 for a box set, thats still a little high for me, I would have waited until it was released here.

July 15th, 2004, 05:45 PM
See, I just can't wait that long.

When I first started buying from the U.K., I did it because I needed to get caught up. I've been watching stargate from the beginning, but when i got RIGHT into it, I need a refresher course.

At that stage, the season 1 set was out in Australia, and I started with that. It was actually selling at close to $100 at Myers, and after some shopping around, I found it at Big W for $71. But then I needed 2 and 3 etc and they weren't out yet.

Since then, even the new releases don't seem to be priced at over $76 when they come out here. If Australia catches up to the U.K., I might consider buying them here but until that time....nope.

Remember that when I started buying them, there was no indication that I wouldn't have to wait YEARS for season 4 etc to come out here.

My season 1, 2 and 3 are Aussie box sets though.

July 15th, 2004, 05:50 PM
Yeah, I fully understand your impatience, I for the past few days was seriously thinking about ordering the R1 box sets, I can play them fine, but on one of my DVD players it is adjusting the framerate on the fly, so the video looks a bit stuttery.

But after watching Disc 1 of the S6 box set, kindly loaned to me by Positively Kanyon, I decided against it as I wasn't too fond of this stuttering effect, and since the S5 box set is now listed i'm going to wait for them here, it will take a long time, but I feel that it is worth it.

Yeah I have S1,2,3 as the Australian ones, and I hope to be able to hold off ordering overseas ones so that they are all the Australian box sets.

July 15th, 2004, 06:01 PM
Well even tho I have a hybrid collection, I'm pretty lucky that they still all match and look good together.

The art work is very similar and the colours are pretty much the same too. Only some minor differences.

The most noticable thing is the extra disk, but I can live with that.

Another reason I might be more willing to spend the money is because I don't actually have to pay for them all myself. My brother and I have a shared collection, so sometimes he buys a set, sometimes I do. That makes a pretty big difference.

July 15th, 2004, 06:19 PM
Lucky about sharing the cost of these things, I usually have to pay for them myself, but if they are released about the right time, I can get my mum to buy me one for my birthday or christmas.

I'm lucky as my birthday is the 18th of Februray and there is normally one released either a few days before, on the day or just after so I can normally get my folks to get me that one released about then.

July 15th, 2004, 10:20 PM
I've been building up my movie collection lately. I've got a few TV shows on DVD but the only DVDs I've bought recently are movies. :) (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Spider-Man from EzyDVD this month alone. :))

July 15th, 2004, 10:32 PM
I haven't bought any DVDs for a while now, the last was Underworld that was at least a month ago, maybe more. I've been saving my money for Stargate items and my new computer that I will need to win the lottery to get at this rate.

July 16th, 2004, 07:31 PM
I like having a range of movies I can watch at anytime. :)