The saga of Daria
on DVD continues! Yesterday morning we brought you MTV/Paramount's official announcement
for Daria - The Complete Animated Series
. This long-awaited 8-DVD set, filled with all 65 episodes from the 5 season run, and both telefilms, and extensive bonus material, will arrive at last on May 11th
. Late in the afternoon yesterday we updated you
with an early look at the cover art for this collection, along with word that this set would be a "great value" at a "low price" (quoting the studio there).
This afternoon Paramount Home Entertainment began circulating finalized package art for this release, in a high-resolution 3D picture that we show you below. As you can see, the key art is exactly what we showed off yesterday afternoon. What's the "low price" going to be? Several of our readers have pointed us toward an Amazon placeholder listing
, which doesn't currently have pricing (nor is it accepting pre-orders; right this moment it only says "sign up to be notified when this item becomes available
"). However, a DVDEmpire.com pre-order listing
has gone live today for this title, where you can lock in a copy of the set right away. DVDEmpire gives a list price of $69.99 SRP, and is currently discounting it to just $49.99 as of this writing (subject to change without notice, at DVDEmpire's discretion).
During the past day, fans have been inquiring about whether or not the original music would all be intact. In a report we passed along
last November from The-WildOne.com, it was said that there WILL be music changes on this release. After seeing the finalized cost for the set, we're convinced that the production team couldn't have met that price range without making the indicated musical changes. So, although we don't have definite word from the studio saying "yes" or "no" about music edits, it's certainly something we reasonably expect here. That's going to be our answer to this question, unless the studio tells us otherwise. Still, we are very happy that Daria
is making it out at last, and we hope all of you will be too!
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