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Smallville S1-9 DVD box set for the UK?
We have new Smallville artwork, evidently from a design for a S1-9 box set, but the file name seems to suggest that this is for the UK. To be honest, I don't see the point of releasing a box set now, that won't include the 10th and final season. In any case, the image is gorgeous! :) Click all pics for BIGGER.

This looks like a variation on the artwork used on the OMFG FYC insert in Emmy magazine:

Scan of the insert courtesy of Smallville Buzz, with my thanks!

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chrisluvstommy From: chrisluvstommy Date: June 16th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder when Tom did this little photoshoot *sigh*

I want more, T


I'm sooo torn between buying the boxset now vs waiting for the 10

They'll use different art for that I'm thinking...and I'll want them both
theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: June 16th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, I understand this line of thinking, lol. But will the DVDs work in the US is the question.
chrisluvstommy From: chrisluvstommy Date: June 16th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure they'll release the US version but will it be the same art?

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! I want the pics that inspired this artwork! But then, I also want the unreleased S8 promo pics. :/

When they release a box set for Smallville, I want it to be the ultimate box set, with all ten seasons in Blu-ray, new commentaries from Tom, an extended gag reel, and everything else they've been denying us for all these years. I would gladly pay A LOT for that, even though I already have every DVD and Blu-ray set they've ever offered.
frelling_tralk From: frelling_tralk Date: June 16th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what always entices me to buy complete collections when I already have the individual DVDs! I brought all of the Buffy DVDs as they came out, and I still brought the new complete collection when they added a new bonus disk. Ditto with Farscape when the complete collection included commentaries I didn't previously own

But so often these days the complete series boxsets seems to be the individual DVDs repackaged, and so I can't justify the expense. I'm surprised that more of these complete collections don't see the people behind them striving to add new content. It seems like they would make even more money by appealing to the existing fans who already own those seasons, but could be offered something new if they brought it. Even if Tom himself was not willing to take part in DVD features (because quite honestly I doubt that he would) I would be surprised if they couldn't appeal to other members of the cast like Erica, Allison, and Justin to take part in new interviews or commentaries to give us something new.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
New extras would totally get me to buy all the seasons again! Not for every show I own, but certainly for Smallville. When Friends came out with their complete collection, they let fans buy the special case it came in separately, so if you already owned all the seasons, you could just get that. That's what I did. And they put the new extras (like an extended gag reel for the whole series) in the DVD set for the last season. It was a very cool thing to do, I thought.
chrisluvstommy From: chrisluvstommy Date: June 16th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm with ya I'd pay for all that too!

I'd hope that they'd take advantage of those extra things I mean I'd fall out to have Tom commentating LOVE IT
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: June 16th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems to be a weird marketing choice. But I love the artwork!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
The image is beautiful! Tom looks gorgeous, the embodiment of Superman, and I really like the background, too.

A 9-season box set makes no sense to me. Are they not going to show S10 in the UK?
frelling_tralk From: frelling_tralk Date: June 16th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
The UK has a trend of adding all of the season in one boxset before a series has finished for some reason. They did it with Bones (you can buy a complete seasons 1-3 or complete seasons 1-4 boxset) and with House (complete seasons 1-3, complete seasons 1-4, complete seasons 1-5).

They've got a complete seasons 1-8 boxset for SV as well http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smallville-Complete-Season-1-8-DVD/dp/B00288A1RY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1276696459&sr=1-2
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thank you so much for the info, and the link! Now it makes much more sense! I think this is just for the UK, and the US will see a box set of the complete series when it's over.
jwm_rocks From: jwm_rocks Date: June 16th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's with the season nine specific imagery? It's like eight years of red and blue in the town bearing the show's name are completely forgotten!

Not that I don't like the picture itself, it's nice. But it only represents a fraction of what's inside the box.

Add me to the list of folks wondering about the logic behind marketing a box set that everybody knows is one year short of the full series. Maybe it will have some exclusive goodies inside they figure hard core fans won't be able to resist.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the image, of course, but I can see where it could prove misleading or confusing to people. And evidently in the UK they do box sets season after season. I had no idea. They already have S1-7 and S1-8 sets on amazon.co.uk.

I am looking forward to a complete series DVD set when Smallville is finished, and I want to see some new extras included with it. I hope they take their time and do it right, rather than rush to get something in the stores.

Edited at 2010-06-16 09:45 pm (UTC)
chris_43 From: chris_43 Date: June 16th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
The artwork is stunning and I would love to have it, but it doesn't make sense that the UK puts out complete seasons before they are complete.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
People from the UK are telling me that multiple box sets for a show before it has completed its run are quite common there. I just want the boxes because they look cool! ;)
jeannev From: jeannev Date: June 16th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's gorgeous!

But honestly? This image is so dark and depressing for a young Superman show.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is dark, especially with the ominous clouds above his head, but I guess it's representative of the season we had. I really hope S10 is bright and sunny, and that we've already seen the last of the Blur's outfit from S9.

Tom totally nailed the Superman pose for this image, especially that noble and far-reaching gaze. It makes me want to see him as Supes on the big screen, which is something I'm usually pretty ambivalent about.

I hope you're feeling better today! *hugs*
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: June 16th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pretty, but also pretty pointless. One more season. You can't wait?
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems premature to me, but I guess that's how they do it in the UK. They had S1-7 and S1-8 sets, too.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love them both, even better that the artwork for the US DVD set, but what I really want to see are the original photos of Tom they must have taken for the artist to work with. Is that my Superman or what? :)
gildinwen From: gildinwen Date: June 16th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sigh* I love U.K but we can be pretty crazy sometimes:) why couldn't we wait for one more year. I want to see Superman's colours on the box and instead it's this- beautiful as the art may be, it's like they think Superman won't sell :(
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
If that's what they were thinking, it just might backfire on them. I've already seen people who don't watch the show, or haven't in awhile, talking about how they didn't realize Smallville had become dark like Batman or the Matrix until they saw this image, and that they didn't want to see that story. Although is a 9-season box set really intended for anyone besides a hardcore fan anyway, someone who knows exactly what they're buying?

Although I'm beyond tired of the darkness on the show, I do love this artwork. Tom looks amazing, and the quality is far superior to some of what we've seen in the past. Didn't the S7 DVD cover have Tom's head from one season and his body from another, with the shirt color changed in Photoshop? :)
tjw_jaypat From: tjw_jaypat Date: June 16th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the promos. I think that the first one is not very well done. Apart from the darkness, as mentioned by Valerie, his hair fuses with the clouds so that it looks like he has a badly receding hairline. This is not the case in the last one, which therefore is much better done.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 16th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like them both, but I agree with you. And I really appreciate your honesty in expressing your opinion, I trust your discerning eye. That image from the Emmy insert blew me away when I first saw it, and I still love it. I wonder if there's any chance we'll get the text free version from our favorite source someday.
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: June 17th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the latest image although I prefer the one that was used for the OMFG FYC insert. This makes me want a series box set with Tom in red and blue, in blue-ray, with all of the features you mentioned in an earlier comment!
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