Based upon initial first impressions, I had thought that Universal Studios had released superior DVD sets of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series overseas. Boy was I wrong!!
Just viewing the specifications for the "Galactica DVD Sets" released in England and Australia in the link above, you can tell that the poor folks in England and Australia got screwed by Universal Studios far worse than those of us here in the United States.
Keep in mind that these are single-sided discs released overseas, with Universal Studios cramming as many as 5 episodes on one....1 sided disc. Some of those episodes 2-parters!!
I can only imagine with horror the compression problems these DVD sets are presenting to consumers in England and Australia due to idiotic Universal Studios cramming too much content on one disc.
I am going to say what should have been said about Universal Studios a long time ago...
They don't know "jack shit" about DVD technology...They don't know how to manufacture DVD sets of classic, episodic television series. If there is a such thing as "Quality Control" within the DVD manufacturing wing of Universal Studios....it is an administrative broken system that needs to be cleaned up with rigorous regulation. Perhaps most importantly, Universal Studios is completely oblivious to the technological fact that cramming too much content on to one disc creates compression problems on these discs.
Universal Studios is releasing unacceptable and defective DVD products all over the world with alarming regularity. And that is no lie!!