DaViE wrote:Buddy, the box from my link also has a HBO print. That doesn't say anything.
Both of them are no official HBO boxes. Otherwise they would be part of HBO store.
Let's wait till next year. If Europeans won't get the official region 1 complete set (made as region 2 set), too, then I will agree that your box set is the official one for region 2. But I don't think so. Let's bet on an IKEA set.
No, I'm pretty sure it's an official box. If it's not produced/manufactured by HBO Video then surely it's licensed by HBO. It's widely available in chain stores in Europe; do you really think they would stock some chinese bootleg?
You see, region 2 box sets often differ from their R1 counterparts. For instance, the region 2 Deadwood sets doesn't include any bonus features and contain four discs instead of six.
This has happened before, even with HBO shows: the region 2 Six Feet Under box set was released six months before its region 1 counterpart (which, of course, included some additional special features). I'm afraid that's just the way it goes and I'll be surprised if the new Sopranos set is released in Europe.