For about an hour ago I ordered and paid for my first movie/series in my life. More specific I ordered Ergo Proxy – The Complete Collection Box Set (6 Discs) from Play.com.
It costed me something about 40 €, with shipping included. But I think it’s totally worth it. I haven’t seen the whole series yet, only the first 7 episodes, and those were awesome.
On the other hand, I could have bought Ergo Proxy in Sweden for only ~15 €, however that box was only in Japanese, with Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish subtexts. And I wanted to have the box in both Japanese with English subs and with English speech, which the box that I bought includes. I did also read a comment about the Swedish version saying that the Swedish subs were pretty awful. And I prefer to follow my own guideline when buying stuff – better to pay some extra and be happy with your purchase, than be greedy and be unhappy with your purchase.
I could have kept on watching Ergo Proxy streamed online, but I felt that this is an anime series that I really want to own and have in my shelf.
Another alternative was to buy the Swedish version, and then download English subs and/or extract the English sound from downloaded episodes. However, this would be pretty messy if I would want to watch the series on a TV connected to a regular DVD-player. And like I said before, I prefer to pay a bit more and avoid this kind of problems.
I hope that Play.com and the mail in Sweden manages to deliver my package to me, since I wasn’t able to write å, ä and ö in my address field. And I have two ö, three å and one ä in my address. That’s actually pretty much even for a Swede.
I’m planning on uploading some photos here on my blog of the box when I have got it in 1-2 weeks. I wanted myself to see how the box and the discs looked like in reality, but all I could find were images of the cover (like the one I have in this post). I wanted to see the actually box, now I have no clue how large it is and if the discs got individual cases or not. However, I’m really looking forward to the delivery.
Perhaps this is my first series of a future collection?
UPDATE: Click here if you want to see some photos of the box.