Seinfeld DVD set to cost $280

For big-time fans of a show about nothing, a superdeluxe collector's edition DVD set of Seinfeld is going to cost something...a whole lot of somethings.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revealed that the special boxed set, dubbed Seinfeld: The Complete Series, is due in stores on November 6, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That is the same day the final season--season nine--of Seinfeld is released on DVD.

While season nine of Seinfeld only comes with a paltry four discs, the Complete Series pack will come on a whopping 32 platters. However, the Complete Series is for the hardcore (or ridiculously wealthy)--it's suggested list price is $283.95.

Almost $300 gets fans all 180 episodes of the show, as well as a bunch of extras, including a 226-page Seinfeld coffee table book that even Kramer would love. Other bonuses include a DVD featuring a roundtable reunion with the show's creators and stars (Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Michael Richards). Also included are the requisite documentaries, deleted scenes, bloopers, and more.

"When the show wrapped, the book, which had taken years to assemble, was privately shared with only the cast and crew," Sony Pictures Home Entertainment vice president of marketing Marc Rashba told THR. "When we were launching the TV-DVD series sets five years ago, we loved it so much, but we took a look, and it was ridiculously expensive to put it out. Now, we reshaped and redesigned it, and we were able to make it happen. It's the first time the public will get to see it."

Seinfeld premiered in July 1989 and bowed out in May 1998. For more on the show, read TV.com's previous coverage.

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I got the whole box set when it came out and it's worth every penny!!!!!
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Not gonna sell.



Good show though.
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Wow...it's a little bit pricey...But at what it has...it's worth it.
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I'll get it eventually
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worth every penny
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Wow, that's a lot of cash for not much in return - IMO. It's funny, the comments posted run the gammut from not worth it to people breaking open their piggy banks.
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Glad I got my TV card in my computer, no need to waste money on DVDs of a free show...
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$280 is their hype price to get sales. Multiple stores are apparently already taking advantage of it and listing it at the $200 range which is about what the equivalent would cost in season by season sets.



I dunno though, a year down the line this might very well be one of those rare marketing made collector's objects that actually goes up in price(above the actual RP not the crap MSRP) depending on the amount of represses they do.
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I'd never get it. I get sick of it if I watch more than one episode at a time. 300, 200, 100. I don't care. I'd never pay over 75. It's funny, but not very funny.
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It's worth it. I saw this on amazon for $199. I bet other places will sell it even cheaper.
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I'm buying on amazon. I'll charge it if I have to.
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That show isn't worth $10 for a complete set. In my opinion, of course.
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Not worth it but a really great show :)
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well that's my christmas present sorted!
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Seinfeld never went downhill.Actually 7th season is the best after the 4th.Due to the departure of co-creator Larry David,8th and 9th seasons weren't as good as the previous ones but they were still much better than the % 90 of tv.
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You REALLY had to have liked it A LOT to put down that money. Since the show went downhill after the 5th season, I dont think it would be worth getting seasons 6-9 just to see seasons 1-5. And I still say the final episode was the worst final episode ever.
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It is worth every penny
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This is well worth the money. Considering it's the same price as the other series sets. And it's the SRP. So, it'll be around $250 :).
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It's nothing compared to this one:

amazon.com/gp/product/B000JU7KCC
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No way. $280+ for a show that has had constant reruns since 1995 with no end in sight. I only like seasons 3 to 6 so I definitely would not buy this anyway.
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I'm not bothering with this. I have seasons 1-8 and getting 9 . Lets see for volumes 1-5 it costs me 20 bucks (sale at best buy) $100. volumes 6-7 for 30 bucks. $60. So i have spent $160 on the DVD's plus the other $30 for season nine. I'm happy thank you very much. $190 vs $280 its not worth it.
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i'll get it...when it comes down about a hundred bucks a year after it's released...doesn't pay to get it now...the show is on re-runs enough anyways
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Die hard fans of the show won't mind spending nearly $300 for the collectors addition. IMO, it's not worth the price.
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to me not worth it
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So totally worth it, for fans of the show.
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It's a great deal for people who didn't get the previous DVDs, you just need to look at it in perspective. A quick look at Amazon shows that all DVDs cost about 30$-35$ per season, with the exception of the first two seasons that are bundled together. The 9th season DVD should cost about the same.

You've got 8 DVDs, for the average price of about 33$, so 8*33$ = 264$. The difference between that and the new complete series boxed-set isn't big at all.
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Does the coffee table book turn into a coffee table like the one on the show did?
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thats a good price, 9 seasons and a 226-page book for only $280. i'm in for one.
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I'll pick it up in due time.
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Not Worth It..
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Oh that is beyond my budget IMHO!
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O_O This is insane, I hope they don't put to many of these in stores because it would put them out of business.
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