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Old 30-06-2008, 14:34   #1
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'The Godfather' trilogy, confirmed (U.S. BD)

Oh, yeah...

September 23rd is confirmed for both BD and SD, stand-alone (SD only?) and boxes for both. The link below leads to details. I'm not sure about region locking.


http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4840821&EDATE=

£34.99 @ Play

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Old 30-06-2008, 17:13   #2
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Wonderful news. The newly restored versions will shine in HD, although I'm not sure that they'll be to the taste of some of our regular contributors here.
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Old 30-06-2008, 17:47   #3
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Not a fan in the slightest but it's great that older films are getting a proper restoration. I'm more interested in the restoration process itself than the film.
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Old 30-06-2008, 18:05   #4
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Fantastic news. The DVD's picture quality was always pretty bad. These are surely must-buys. $120 is a bit high though - still I reckon this set will be discounted quite heavily - it's bound to be a top seller.
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Old 30-06-2008, 20:15   #5
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Godfather in HD I'm sooooo there
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Old 30-06-2008, 20:22   #6
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Yay! Finally announced, I was concerned about it not making it this year but glad it has!
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Old 30-06-2008, 22:16   #7
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Here's a link to a similar announcement thread over at the Home Theater Forum, where Robert Harris comments briefly on the nature of the restoration process.

If this link doesn't lead directly to it, the post of interest is post #24.


http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...ml#post3397028
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Old 11-07-2008, 15:00   #8
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Getting ready to pre-order, cheapest I've found is £47 from Axel...

anyone beat that?
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Old 11-07-2008, 19:10   #9
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Blimey, that's a fair bit cheaper than my current customs-free pre-order. Most of the time Axel are a lot more expensive. I've said elsewhere that these are worth every penny, but I'm not gonna shun an £8 saving. Cheers!

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Old 22-08-2008, 13:45   #10
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Wowzers - the UK version of this is now up for pre-order for just £34.99 at Play. It should be identical to the US set (give or take a few extra language tracks) and at that price it's a steal.

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Yep, canceled order with Axel and will get UK version instead.
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Yep, canceled order with Axel and will get UK version instead.
Ditto.
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Nice one, I reserved from ordering the US at the Rip off asking price (even for my favourite film of all time). Ordered the UK from Play

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So, the new king of the swingers is Play for £34.99

If you see it cheaper, let us know!
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Cancelled my Axel order aswell.

£33.24 from Play with a 5% voucher.

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It's encouraging to see reasonable UK prices for the likes of this and Band of Brothers.
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It's encouraging to see reasonable UK prices for the likes of this and Band of Brothers.
Indeed, there have been quite a few titles just released/coming soon where the UK release is significantly cheaper than the US release.
Makes a very pleasant change.
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Yeah, I were just thinking that about our BD prices. I've pre-ordered the UK versions of several upcoming releases like Iron Man and Indy too, as there's no difference between the UK price and what the importers are charging.

The cost of catalogue stuff will take a little longer to drop to US levels (picked up Eraser for £12) but it's getting there - and about time too.
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Anyone have any decent Aussie sites for BD? Just checked ezydvd.com.au for this, and it's sitting at a pre-order price of $130
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Anyone have any decent Aussie sites for BD? Just checked ezydvd.com.au for this, and it's sitting at a pre-order price of $130
JB HiFi Online have it for $89.95

http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/Produ..._(BLU-RAY_Set)
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