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Babylon 5 : The Complete Universe,
This review is from: Babylon 5: The Complete Universe [DVD] (DVD)
Fantastic collection. Simply fantastic. I was a bit afraid that it wouldn't be as good as the German boxset which comes in a tin, but it's even better really. If you don't need the useless merchandise that comes with it. Babylon 5 is all about the movies & series' anyway and this boxset even comes with Crusade.
What surprised me was the redone CGI. Even though it's clearly more modern now and looks like it's more at the same par with the series 5 CGI, it's still not good. They should have put more effort into it or just leave it as it was. The original CGI was always poor (in the first series'), so replacing that with equally poor (modern wise) isn't really that great of an idea.
That doesn't however make me drop a whole star. The story is still there with the original characters and everything, and that's what makes Babylon 5 the series we all love. The boxsets inside the large one also look very nice with all series DVDs containing 4 episodes and all of the DVDs are in their own small covers. Haven't got in the movies yet (watching those after I'm through with the series), so I can't comment on those just yet.
What does bother me about the boxset is the amount of plastic wrapping. It's just a wasteful use of resources. I'm not a tree hugging hippie, but even I dislike the amount of wrapping used.
However as a whole I have to give it five stars. 4.5 might be more closer as it's not perfect. But giving half stars isn't a choice here at Amazon. Nothing is perfect anyway. It's a philosophical impossibility to create or have something which is seen as perfect by all.