Award-Winning ‘Sopranos’ Set Gets New Look8 Sep, 2009 By: John Latchem
HBO Home Entertainment is doing everything it can to keep “The Sopranos” fresh in people’s minds. And why not? It was one of the cable network’s most successful shows.
The limited-edition complete-series boxed set just earned the title of the DVD Critics Awards’ top DVD of the year, as well as best multidisc collection.
Nov. 17 (order date Oct. 13), HBO is releasing a slimmer version of the complete-series DVD set at $299.95. The new packaging seems to have more economical accordion sleeves as opposed to the bulky coffee-table style of the collector’s edition. Personally I think the collector’s edition is a bit more elegant, but at $100 less, the new configuration should help the show find its way into many more homes.
HBO also is putting the first season of the show on Blu-ray Disc Nov. 24 (order date Oct. 20) at $69.98. Since some of the later seasons are already on DVD, the studio is getting around to completing the set. At this rate, don’t be surprised to see a complete-series Blu-ray set by next Christmas.