For six seasons Carrie Bradshaw and friends Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte offered us their hilarious, outspoken and outrageous look at dating, mating and relating in the big city. Celebrate the show that explores the da... more »y-to-day -- and night-to-night -- world of single women in this, the definitive collector's edition.« less
"Holy moley, I'm so happy to see one of the best television series of all time to receive the DVD set it's always deserved! According to 'TV Shows on DVD', the special features on the 20th DVD will include:
"- Sex Essentials - a video jukebox for advice, quips and quotes on dating, sex, fashion and more. - Location, Location, Location - a guide to the restaurants, clubs and boutiques frequented by Carrie and friends. - Naughty or Nice? - the ultimate test to find out which character from the series you are most like. - You Can Quote Me On It - a "finish that phrase" game that tests your knowledge of the show. - En-SEX-lopedia - an all encompassing guide that takes a look back at the defining moments in dating, fashion, friendship and relationships."
All this is in addition to a book that is incorporated to the interior layout, and some sweet, sweet packaging... This will truly be the "fine China" version of 'Sex and the City' for those of us who already own all the seasons! (And for those of you who don't already own it, let's just say that this is being released right in time for the holidays!)
PS: I do recognize that a lot of people are upset about this release. I am a little bit unhappy as well considering I can't really seem to justify shelling out $200 for a television series I already own. It doesn't make sense to me, however, to blame HBO because this is just how the DVD market is nowadays. Sure it's a ploy, but HBO didn't create it. Nor will complaining about it do anything to stop this practice because let's face it, people still end up buying it twice. Obviously that won't happen to this release because of its (relatively) high price tag to anyone who already owns the series. My advice is to follow Sheryl Crow's advice in Soak up the Sun... "It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got." So you may already have the show. That just means you've been able to enjoy it how much longer than anyone who doesn't have it yet? I really don't think waiting a few years for this edition would be worth the loss of all the good times I've had hanging out with friends and watching 'Sex and the City'. But that's just me."
Ray Hill | 11/02/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What the description for this box set doesn't tell you is that it is half again as tall and half again as wide as a standard DVD, so it won't even fit on the same shelf as the rest of your DVDs. And as nice as the suede album cover might look, inside it's just a ring binder with cheap cardboard DVD holders. Definitely not the high quality boxed set I was looking forward to. And I really was looking forward to having a decent box set of Sex and the City, since the individual season DVDs had such flimsy plastic cases (very prone to ripping at the edges if you open them at all frequently).
Now I'm kicking myself for having sold my individual DVDs to buy this boxed set. Maybe in another few years they'll come out with a box set in which they do *not* skimp on the packaging. SatC is the only series I've seen that has such consistently shoddy packaging. I really don't understand why."
Poor quality of discs
Karin Hassenger | Atlanta, GA United States | 11/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Apparently there was a problem wherever these discs were manufactured, because I, like many other shoppers on here, have had to return my set due to malfunctioning Season 3.
Which basically means that, if you order this set, you need to watch every disc in its entirety within the 30-day return window."
Good Show, bad packaging and video quality
Norm | 06/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the set for my wife. We both think the show is great. But I was not happy with the paper/cardbord inserts and packaging. Also, starting with the third season, the video is too bright. I had to turn the brightness all the way down on my Samsung DLP TV and it is still a bit washed out. Some of the disks were scratched."
BUYERS BEWARE DEFECTIVE DVD (BOX SET)
E. Gibson | San Jose, CA | 04/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this box set for my girlfriend and had problems with several DVD's in the series. I recieved replacement items from Amazon that were also defective (shows didn't play or stopped in mid-stream). I even checked my local retailer and had the same defects there too. Amazon did offer a refund of the complete series. However, we just accepted the defects and kept our original set. It's that good. In addidtion, HBO customer service offered some contact info to address this problem, seems several people have had similar problems with this batch of dvd's. I haven't heard back from HBO yet."