I must credit the previous reviewer for giving the actual break out for this product (5 CDs, 2 DVDs, and 1 Blu-ray Disc). A cursory cost analysis reveals that the artwork makes for a large part of the price. If you seriously dig the Pixies, like I do, and you can afford to burn the cash, then this should make a great addition to your music collection (or is that Pixies collection). Let it be your screaming fist of defiance against economic doomsayers.
I could wax poetic about the virtues of the Pixies. But, if you've read this far, then you probably already know and feel the same. You probably own all their albums. So what are you missing? 5.1 audio mixes, a concert, and a hardback art book residing in ostentatious packaging. The 5.1 mixes give a new dimension to the music you already love, but they're not really mind blowing. They do make a stereo mix seem flat. Then again, maybe I'm just a snob.
So that's the product. It's probably best suited for the most pretentious collectors.
On another note, Amazon originally shipped me a set that had two copies of Surfer Rosa, but no Doolittle. Naturally, I returned it and the process was smooth. My replacement was here before the deficient item had left. I've been using Amazon for about eleven years now and have always experienced excellent customer service no matter where I've been around the globe. I'm also an active duty service member, so some of those locations weren't exactly vacation spots. It just peeves me to read a review where a customer uses this venue negatively review their shopping experience rather than the product. So, thanks Amazon, without you I wouldn't have even known the Minotaur Box Set existed, nor would I have my own. And to whoever got the box with two Doolittle CDs in it, now you know.