Well a number of people have been asking ADV to release DVDs cheaper, especially last year… and now it looks like ADV is responding with their new releases of Box collection sets but also the re-released series are getting some noteworthy cuts in prices too…
July 2009 releases seem to be indicative the most of the price shifting. (Discuss July releases in PP’s thread linked to). This thread is to discuss the price reductions.
For example Godannar’s previous set is listed at $69 MSRP, the new version will be $39 MSRP ($27 preorder price).
Great news for consumers, but at what cost (cheaper packaging, less/no extras)? We’ll find out in the next few months. Anime fans have been demanding cheaper, cheaper, cheaper for years now and companies in the last year or two have been responding by cutting costs and corners… Who knows what the future will hold? Consumers have to have a limit of trying to bend companies instead of trying to break them. Let’s just hope this works out for all. From a business perspective it might be risky with the small buyer’s market. One can only hope it attracts new buyers or buyers who don’t usually buy stuff to shift into buying with reduced prices.
Having said that I can’t wait to buy a few of these, especially if there are extras on the ADV rereleases. :laugh:
July 2009 Releases:
* All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku: Complete Collection (Re-release) - $39.98 * Aquarian Age: Complete Collection - $34.98 * Burn Up! (Re-release) - $14.98 * Grave of the Fireflies - $19.98 * MD Geist - $14.98 * Mezzo: Complete Collection (Re-release) - $34.98 * Now and Then, Here and There: Complete Collection - $29.98 * The World of Narue: Complete Collection - $29.98 * Those Who Hunt Elves: Complete Collection - $39.98
New addition: ???
* Blue Seed: Complete Collection (Re-release) - $29.98 * Cromartie High School: Complete Collection (Re-release) - $19.98 * Gantz: Season 1 & 2 Collection (Re-release) - $39.98 * Godannar: Complete Collection (Re-release) - $39.98 * Maburaho: Complete Collection (Re-release) - $39.98 * Samurai Gun: Complete Collection (Re-release) - $29.98