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Old 18th February 2014, 03:26 PM
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Plus, as with many cult releases, region plays a big factor still in as much as there is still a significant market that only buy domestic titles and will not import. Taking Scream Factory thread on Blu-ray.com as a flip-side example, the amount of people on there who request titles that already have releases over here or in Europe is quite staggering, and that is a 'hardcore' collector community. The average cult film fan will be more likely to pick titles up in store or may not be familiar with the title and blind-buy on faith of reviews or word of mouth, or because the blurb on the back sounds good (with Tarantino being such a fan, films such as this have filtered down through into mainstream film fandom too).
Forums like this do tend to create the impression that the vast majority of people shop around globally, but the reality seems to be very different.

When I started work on Arrow's The Night of the Hunter and realised that my budget would only stretch to a single-disc release, I initially thought "What's the point? Won't people just import the two-disc Criterion?" - but this ignores several points, namely:

1. The Criterion is Region A, and the overwhelming majority of UK-based Blu-ray users are locked to Region B.
2. The Criterion is an expensive premium edition, retailing at $49.99 RRP. True, you can certainly get it for less, but you're unlikely to be able to get it brand new for under 20 inc. shipping...
3. ...which means that you're playing the Customs lottery and might well end up spending a fair bit more!

Whereas you should be able to pick the Arrow edition up for half that, and while the Criterion is unquestionably the superior package, the Arrow is considerably better than merely half as good! (Crucially, it's based on the same UCLA restoration, and also has that amazing 159-minute "making-of" documentary).

In other words, it was absolutely worth doing.
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Old 18th February 2014, 03:33 PM
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OK, check these pics out please.




They look very digital, don't they? Also there's that distracting noise. The runnig time of the movie is 102 min. The movie is only 13.9 GB.
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Old 18th February 2014, 08:12 PM
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When it come to "mainstream" vs. "cult titles", I buy what I am interested in!

It's as simple as that!!!!
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Arrow Q2 announcements:

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Old 19th February 2014, 12:33 PM
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Brilliant announcment!

Will get all, especially excited for the Qatsi set and The Beast Within
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Old 19th February 2014, 12:33 PM
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Bit of a mixed bag for me there, some I'm interested in, some I'm not
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Bit of a mixed bag for me there, some I'm interested in, some I'm not
Same for me.

I'm definitely in for all the Price films and Sisters as well as The Beast Within and L'Assassino. I'm not a fan of Delta Force or Porky's, so they definitely won't be getting bought by me. I have the Fernando Di Leo collection already so I will probably hold off on Caliber 9 (unless it's a significant upgrade) and I've never seen Koyaanisqatsi. As for The 'Burbs, lots of people seem to love it but I can't recall it being that great so I will definitely be giving it a re-watch before I decide if I want to purchase the Arrow release or not.
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Old 19th February 2014, 12:40 PM
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A really eclectic selection, with some top announcement. I really like the Complete Dr Phibes collection, the steelbooks and the Koyaanisqatsi/Powaqqatsi set, which will replace my DVDs.
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Well that's strange. I can't see the announcements foe The Pit & The Pendulum and The Assassin on facebook.
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Arrow Q2 announcements:

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All must buys for me. Will be going for steelys when possible as well. Really stoked about porky's. Some may say 'mainstream' but I'm a big fan! Also Chuffed both Dr Phibes are packaged together.

Looks like My Midnight movies collection I took so long to amass is becoming redundant!

Also beast within is a fantastic film. Glad I haven't bought the scream factory release. Going to be VERY poor!
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