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Old 01-02-2006, 23:10   #41
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Lots of bare-bones LDs used to list for $29.95 back in the day with some features even going for $24.95 and $19.95.
Yes, I know what the RRP generally was, and their import price (in the lovely days before t'interweb) was dollars translated directly into pounds, and sometimes, if the importer was feeling generous, multiplied by 1.5.

I certainly usually paid £39.99 for NTSC discs in my local emporium.
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I won't be going in for HD or Stingray or whatever they call the latest fad. Give me a decent OAR transfer and some interesting extras and I'm happy.
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Old 01-02-2006, 23:45   #43
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Some great titles there. The Superman collection is a major standout for me, as are the Kubrick SEs. But there will surely be more Warner-owned Kubricks to follow, so I might wait for the inevitable boxset (maybe even a HD version seeing as I've got the current 9-disc DVD set to tide me over) instead of splurging on those separate DVD SEs. Blade Runner is a shoo-in, but as jonathan.e said (sort of), it's best not to get too excited about that.
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Old 01-02-2006, 23:52   #44
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I won't be going in for HD or Stingray or whatever they call the latest fad...
It's Bluebird ya great Yorkshire numpty! And apparently, you won't see much difference unless your screen is over 50" wide or you're sitting with your 23" Bush (oo-er missus) on your knee. Or so I'm told.
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Cannot wait for the 2nd volumes of the Astaire and Rogers and Bette Davis collections.
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Lord, I'm going to need another job.

What interests me most is the identity of this year's noir releases; fingers crossed for more Mr Mitchum in the Lawrence household...
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It's Bluebird ya great Yorkshire numpty! And apparently, you won't see much difference unless your screen is over 50" wide or you're sitting with your 23" Bush (oo-er missus) on your knee. Or so I'm told.

23 inches is nothing in Yorkshire.
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Yes, I know what the RRP generally was, and their import price (in the lovely days before t'interweb) was dollars translated directly into pounds, and sometimes, if the importer was feeling generous, multiplied by 1.5.

I certainly usually paid £39.99 for NTSC discs in my local emporium.

That’s where you went wrong then. Fax ordering from Ken Cranes in the States coupled with holiday buying in New York and Canada accounted for most of mine. I sometimes bought stuff from Laser Enterprises in their "sale" or Westminster Film Fair if I wanted something fast but there is no way I would have paid £40 for a bog-standard LD even back in the day.
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Considering I worked in Sainburys at the time and was about 17, jetsetting and credit card hijinx were somewhat beyond my means.
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anephric! Have you found your intestines?
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Where's How the West was Won?

Didn't Digital Bits or some one here say that HTWWW was coming late '06?


while I'm here, time to beat a dead horse again-
any hope at all for a decent El Cid?
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Didn't Digital Bits or some one here say that HTWWW was coming late '06?
Check out the dedicated thread from about here.

As for El Cid, it's not a Warners property, and there's simply nothing on the horizon in R1 land unfortunately.
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I saw a lot of titles to spend $$$$ on, but several wanted titles unannounced. Hopefully they will get an announcement & release later. These include:

1. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (With Technicolor inserts included)
2. "San Francisco"
3. "Red Dust"
4. "Marie Antoinette"
5. "The Prisoner of Zenda" (Both Films like the LD)
6. "Rich and Famous" (With Jacqueline Bisset)
7. "Crossing Delancey"

And I'm hoping against hope that "Grand Prix" has a director's commentary. (Hopefully recorded before his death).
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I agree with your HD centric posts. I will be an extremely late adopter if I do decide to at all. DVD's are more than fine for my liking!
I've just bought a projector though and am looking forward to blu ray. Is that 29.99 retail price uk sterling?

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Old 06-02-2006, 20:11   #56
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BTW, one of the pieces of news leaked prior to this month's Warners/HTF chat is the news that, for box set, Warners will be switching to Thinpak cases, rather than Amarays, for which my shelves will be etermally grateful - with Warners set to unleash a record number of sets on us this year, that's good news in my book.
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nooooooooo. My shelves may be lighter, but my inner can't stand thinpaks for movies. The amarays just seem ... more substantial. I'll adjust though - 52 boxsets down the line, when I'm drowning in shiny discs, I'll probably be grateful ....
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BTW, one of the pieces of news leaked prior to this month's Warners/HTF chat is the news that, for box set, Warners will be switching to Thinpak cases, rather than Amarays, for which my shelves will be etermally grateful - with Warners set to unleash a record number of sets on us this year, that's good news in my book.
Do we know when the switch will be made? I was wondering whether the Warner's Tennessee Williams Film Collection coming in May, would be subject to this change?
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They are beginning May apparently, so there's a chance, but reports suggest they've already started; they've repackaged the previously released Weismuller 'Tarzan' set into thincases.

BTW, from the HTF:

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According to Variety, a 2 disc special edition of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF will be the centerpiece for the Taylor/Burton collection.
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Boo! Thinpaks means I have to have the whole box on my shelf rather than have the individual title go in its correct place and I won't be able to sell off titles from a set if I don't like it. Anyways.....

Has anybody seen the titles that are going to come with The Maltese Falcon? I'm unfamilar
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