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30 June 2008 @ 08:51 pm
That Torchwood Series Two Boxset  
Beloved flist, as you may well know the Torchwood Series Two boxset was released today! I'm sure most of you are thinking along the lines of "YAY DVDS!!!" but to be honest? They're really nothing to get excited about. In fact, they're actually pretty damn depressing.

Sure we get all those lush episodes, the mini-declassifieds (why not just the fullblown versions!?) some deleted scenes, some outtakes and one featurette on the "many deaths of Captain Jack", but that's it.

We get no commentaties (which we knew about but still count), no blooper real or video diaries or episode guides and certainly nowhere near the 14featurettes we got with the last Series! And damnit but I wanted my minute long Jack/Ianto snog. Why have they deprived me this!? This one scene that could have redeemed their whole goddamned boxset!? Grr. They get one- ONE- bonus point for this deleted scene here:

Deleted Scene: From Meat: Jack/Ianto



...are we finished grinning like loons and contemplating just what Jack was doing with his hand? ::waggles eyebrows::

No?

How about now?

Good. Now that you've seen that scene, I recommend you fav it, download the series via some supa-seekrit and sneaky means and voilla! You've saved yourself £30-something quid you can spend in the pub instead, drowning your sorrows and bemoaning the complete and utter fail that is the boxset. Even the menu screen pales in comparison to the snazz we got with the Series One set. B'zah!? Just what is all that about?? Ugh. Trust me guys, a hangover will be more exciting that this boxset is.

YOU FAIL DVD MAKERS! FAIL. ::pouty face::

edt: and no, joulez217, the fact that the box is red does not in anyway make up for its complete and utter fail XD
 
 
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I'd call you a genius but I'm in the roomelfinessy on June 30th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
I had the same reaction on Saturday when I ran through the outtakes and deleted scenes looking for the missing kiss! :-( I can't believe it's not there. And I agree - why why why do they cut down the confidential thingies?!

I've got DVDs with commentaries on all episodes of the series, half an hour of outtakes, hour long documentaries charting the making of, little extra videos, music, etc. This one's terrible!!!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.03 \\ would you miss me?cs_whitewolf on June 30th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
I just don't know what the hell they were thinking when they decided to release this! I'd have waited a few more months, my god, in order to actually get my money worth!

The series one dvds are brilliant for extra content, I really don't see why they couldn't have put some effort into series two. And if they couldn't be arsed they could at least have slashed the price.

I really don't know what we got for our money. Though I have to say, I think it's the lack of THAT kiss is probably the thing that miffs me the most XD
Joulez217joulez217 on June 30th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
I seriously didn't read any of what you've written but OMFG Caspe you are awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! OMFG!!! You are made of awesome for this scene!!!!!

Seriously, now maybe i should go back and actually read your post!!!!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.03 \\ Janto kisscs_whitewolf on June 30th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
XD Julie, darling, that scene is the ONLY good thing about the DVDs. And even at that it's not worth £30+!!

Still, glad to be of service ;) hehe I love how you can't quite see what Jack's doing with his hand! But whatever it is, it sure gets Ianto speechless!
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Erin Giles: rhys - HA!erin_giles on June 30th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
I agree! The only thing that made my flail about the boxset was the above scene! *grins* And Kai and John singing the Harwoods lorry theme tune! You won't be sorry with a Harwoods lorry! YEAH!

Other than that severly disappointed... apart from the fact when you watch Adrift you can press the A-B button and the episode magically just becomes porn and extremly short! XD
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.12 \\ Falling into youcs_whitewolf on June 30th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! The Harwoods Lorry thing was pretty amusing too, I'll give you that, but overall the fail wins.

And what's this magical A-B button, and why don't I have one!? (unless by "A-B" you mean scene select and repeat in which case... ;D)
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she's got bette davies eyes.: DW ; time to pretendcarouselcity on June 30th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
Don't be ridiculous. Of course the red box gives it some extra points!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto's Coffee Clubcs_whitewolf on June 30th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Of course you'd say that! :P
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_stolendreams_ on June 30th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
*pouts* now I'm not sure if I'll get it although I probably will because then it can sit next to my s1 boxset and I can say 'look I have the whole set' and that sort of thing excites me far too much

However it does earn extra points for being red.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.12 \\ Cinderella Storycs_whitewolf on June 30th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
yes, that sort of thing excites me far too much too. but only when I have the cash for it. and it's really not worth the cash.

Oh, not you too, Bexy!! XD
galaxy_song: andygalaxy_song on June 30th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
OMG yay for clip cause well yay but boo at dvd makers. I havent gotten the dvd's yet and I think I will wait till the price goes down until I do.

Can't belive there is no blooper reel even Eve Myles thought there would be one.

so gutted no minute kiss
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.05 \\ Still Hurtcs_whitewolf on June 30th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
See? Made of fail!!

I just think for the amount of money they're charging for it, they should have given us more. Esp since they have a larger fanbase for series two, you'd think there'd have been *more* not less that the first set of dvds.
Georgie: Doctor Who - Eve laughing (confidential)indiefairy on June 30th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
I'ma still going to get it, cos it's shiny and red and will look so pretty next to my series 1 boxset, but I may wait until my new job ::fingers crossed::

and dude! do we even need to contemplate what Jack was doing with his hand, I think it's pretty obvious ;) XD XD
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Blindfoldedcs_whitewolf on June 30th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Well, better get it while you still have your ASDA discount XD ::crosses fingers for you too::

Dude, I know right!? Ianto's inability to so much as much UNGH noises amuses me as much as it amuses Jack. I think he should have kept going. You know? At least make that boy whimper or something ;D
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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.05 \\ Ianto & Geek!Owencs_whitewolf on July 1st, 2008 07:06 am (UTC)
The DVDs themselves aren't very good. Unless you *just* want them for the episodes, then they're find I guess :S

I know!! So much for all this talk they've been doing about it. Ianto's not even *in* the extras (if you squint you'll maybe spot him in the background) except in the scene I posted above.

I mean, what's that all about!?
H. Dayvampyran on July 1st, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Aw.. I wanted the snog scene...

I can't believe that John and Gareth talked about this scene and we don't get to see it! That is just MEAN
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.12 \\ Ianto hurtcs_whitewolf on July 1st, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
It's so unfair really!

The least they could've done was give us a blooper reel or something that showed all the takes they had to do for that scene in "Adrift" since Eve kept just wanting to watch them XD ...but oh no. Not so much as a whif of Jack/Ianto save the clip I posted above.

Woe!
Gaycrow: Ianto/Jack by Grlindirtyshirtgaycrow on July 1st, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)
Well, that's it for me. I'm definitely not going to buy it now. I'd heard there weren't going to be commentaries (BOO!) but since there are virtually no extras featuring Ianto, I will save my money for something else.

*grrrr*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.12 \\ Bang! Bang!cs_whitewolf on July 1st, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
There is a ridiculous lack of Ianto in the extras. Honestly, it's like he's not even a main character or something. ::has mini fume moment::

But yeah, I'd save your money. At least until it drops in price!
luinecu on July 1st, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
Oh no O___O and here I was growling at myself yesterday because everyone else was getting it, and in some act of stupidity I'd left it off my birthday list.

I might just have to wait for this one to come down to the £17.99 they are selling season 1 for now. How very dissapointing.

Thanks for the heads up Caspe *snug*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto/Weevil FTWcs_whitewolf on July 1st, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
::snuggles:: You're welcome!

I suppose it'd be fine if you were gifted it ;) but if you're buying it yourself then you really are better off waiting until it drops in price. It's very depressing content-wise for the cost of it. And there is a severe lack of Ianto in what extras there are too.

::pouty face::
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on July 2nd, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
UR RIGHT! I'M WELL PEEVED! I MISSED OUT ON THE COMMENTARIES LAST YEAR COZ I GOT THE INDIVIDUALS! AND MY PATIENCE THIS YEAR IS UNREWARDED!

XD I TOTALLY NOTICED WHERE HIS HAND WAS GOING. WHY DELETE THIS SCENE! IT WAS THE BEST ONE IN MEAT! AND A NICE FOLLOW ON FROM THE KISS IN TTLM

I do like the redness though LOL
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ SinCity \\ Bilis Mangercs_whitewolf on July 2nd, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
IT WAS MADE OF FAIL. COMPLETE AND UTTER FAIL. WOE IS ME.

I was chatting to some friends at work and even the ones not into the show were SHOCKED AND APPALLED that they didn't come with the commentaries, never mind everything else!!

OMG HIS HAND!! *HIS HAND*!! IT WAS TOTALLY DOING NAUGHTY THINGS BY IANTO'S PANTS. UNGHYUMMYTHOUGHTS.

They fail for deleting that too. pooey.

asdfgh. the fact that it's red does not make up for anything!! XD
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