Non-Criterion Boutique Home Video Discussion (Kino, Warner Archive, Arrow, Indicator, Vinegar Syndrome, Code Red, etc.)

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The notion was floated a while back of starting a thread to cover the myriad of non-Criterion boutique physical media distributors, and this bit of (potentially sad? although opinions are divided as to what it actually means) Warner Archive news finally prompted me to undertake the daunting process of clicking 'New Question':

QUE SERA SE-SAVINGS!
2021 is here, and with it comes change. So we and our friends at the Araca Group that manage WBShop wanted to say thank you for your support with a final 4 for 44 sale! Start your lists and get ready to save on the weekend of March 12th, 2021! See you then!

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 20:33 (three years ago) link

Oh good, that sale's still like three weeks away.

avatar of a kind of respectability homosexual culture (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 20:37 (three years ago) link

Olive Films puts out a lot of good stuff. Can't seem to find a proper home page.

https://www.deepdiscount.com/olive-films/b236587

clemenza, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 20:43 (three years ago) link

A small and arthouse-centric Kino sale started today alongside Criterion's: https://www.kinolorber.com/list/view/code/feb-brrr-ary-sale_2021

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 20:46 (three years ago) link

xpost I appreciate the titles that Olive releases but I'm not crazy about the fact that they're mostly bare-bones releases (usually just the film itself).

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 20:48 (three years ago) link

Agreed. Olive releases tend to make me frustrated Criterion or someone else didn't get them.

avatar of a kind of respectability homosexual culture (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 20:55 (three years ago) link

Sometimes I stream from Kino Now, does that count?

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 21:00 (three years ago) link

Weekend before last I watched some Hungarian mind game thriller that I liked, title is really long and hard to remember.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 21:00 (three years ago) link

Huh, I didn't even know they had their own streaming service. It seems like a lot of their physical releases wind up streaming on Criterion Channel.

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 21:04 (three years ago) link

Wait, I misspoke. Kino Lorber does have its own streaming service called Kino Now, but I streamed PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME from Film Forum.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 22:43 (three years ago) link

Really hope that's not really the final Warner Archive sale! I didn't buy that often, but it was a nice thing to have around.

Nhex, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 02:03 (three years ago) link

Streaming the latest Philippe Garrel from Film Forum now before it goes away.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 03:39 (three years ago) link

xpost My understanding is that WB is parting ways with the company that runs WB Shop. There has been speculation running the gamut from 'so this is just the final 4 for $44 with that particular distributor' to 'so this means that WB is shuttering Warner Archive altogether'. Given that WB often demonstrates the sound business acumen of a downed power line whipping madly across a roadway, the real answer could fall anywhere within that continuum.

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 03:56 (three years ago) link

I recommend this Philippe Garrel film.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 05:07 (three years ago) link

I'm sad about the possible demise of WB Archive but to be honest I could never be bothered with bare bones releases, even if the transfers are very good. Without the contextualization I'd rather just stream it or, in the before times, wait until it hits a repertory cinema.

Can heartily recommend the first volume of Indicator's Columbia Noir boxes. Bought it kinda expecting scraps, but the overall level is actually pretty good, and Drive A Crooked Road might make it on a hypothetical list of my all-time fave noirs.

Second Run is another one to look out for - they specialise in Eastern European cinema, so I end up giving them less of my money than I should because I'm just not very savvy on that topic yet. But a recent release that I loved is Tomorrow I'll Wake Up And Scald Myself With Tea, which is a nazi time travel comedy (!) from Czechoslovakia. Very much official state cinema, not a Czech New Wave kind of thing, but really clever with its time travel conceit; can't think of another movie that uses it so well this side of Back To The Future.

Finally, 88 Films, headed by Nicky Wire in a banana suit, have just had British censors refuse them permission to release a blu-ray for some Italian nazisploitation orgy thing, which is dumb but also very funny if you immediatley think of dude's ilx days.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 10:58 (three years ago) link

i've been eyeing up the Second Run dvds for a while now, always meaning to buy more, but i only have the Jancso box.

koogs, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 11:42 (three years ago) link

(and Daisies. but then everyone has Daisies)

koogs, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 11:43 (three years ago) link

I'm sad about the possible demise of WB Archive but to be honest I could never be bothered with bare bones releases, even if the transfers are very good.


It's worth researching what's actually included each release, as some of their releases are completely feature-free while others are positively laden with features and occasionally even an entire extra film.

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 12:12 (three years ago) link

Huh. Are the latter regular Warner DVD releases that went OOP?

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 13:39 (three years ago) link

Some are. They just released Curse of Frankenstein which I think got a crummy snapcase DVD release 20 years ago in the US but was otherwise only ever available in multipacks. The new blu-ray is a two-disc set with the film in three different aspect ratios and a whole lot of new features.

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 13:44 (three years ago) link

Looking over my recent purchases (Curse, Shop Around the Corner, Meet Me in St. Louis, Best Years of our Lives), only Best Years is fairly stingy with the extras.

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 13:54 (three years ago) link

Second Run's Goodbye Dragon Inn might be my favorite release of the last year. Or at least my favorite movie that finally got a decent set.

avatar of a kind of respectability homosexual culture (Eric H.), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 13:59 (three years ago) link

Didn't realise Nicky Wire Bananaman actually ran 88 Films, but did watch one of his documentaries on a release - might have been Massacre In Dinosaur Valley? - so it makes sense.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:00 (three years ago) link

I have never understood what "nicky wire in a banana suit" means and had no idea he was a poster...is there some reasonable reason his company has that name?

rob, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:03 (three years ago) link

Big Hitler fan and cinephile

jammy mcnullity (wins), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:06 (three years ago) link

One of those more believable than the other.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:09 (three years ago) link

ugh hitler stans are so annoying

rob, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:11 (three years ago) link

Just did a nostalgic search through thread titles started by his most frequent identity and that was a wild ride. I didn't realise there were just so many of them.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:16 (three years ago) link

In actually relevant news I went to order that Czech film from Second Run but I can't check out the shopping cart. Oh well.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:18 (three years ago) link

yeah sorry for derail (also embarrassingly realized I've figured this out before)

still, I would probably avoid releasing nazisploitation movies with that company name

rob, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:34 (three years ago) link

I wasn't having a go except at myself because I thought I was derailing.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 15:17 (three years ago) link

there are lots of WB Archives Blu-Rays with extras. Off the top of my head, a couple Michael Curtiz movies (Dodge City + Adventures of Robin Hood) have newsreels, cartoons, short films (by Curtiz!), trailers, and multiple radio broadcasts of the film in question. Usually some contemporary interviews with scholars/critics, too.

Dunno about entire extra films though, I've only ever encountered that with Criterion. They should really emphasize that more imo, I mean the Stranger Than Paradise disc for example: it has Permanent Vacation! That's hardly an extra. Stranger Than Paradise is an extra on that disc!

flappy bird, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:06 (three years ago) link

Gaslight at least has both the 1940 and 1944 versions of the film. I could swear I have at least one other with a bonus film.

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:11 (three years ago) link

But yeah, Criterion (and others who do likewise) should make a bigger deal about that. I bought The Front Page from Kino not realizing that it was included on Criterion's release of His Girl Friday.

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:13 (three years ago) link

Most (if not all) of the Warner Archive Blu extras are ported over from the original DVDs.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:13 (three years ago) link

The first Gaslight with Anton Walbrook is grebt.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:16 (three years ago) link

Wow, I had no idea about Gaslight. Yeah, I had the same reaction with His Girl Friday, tbh I didn't even know it had the extra movie when I bought it. I went to watch HGF again like 2 years ago and was like "what's this extra disc...? ...oh..... wtf?!!"

flappy bird, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:22 (three years ago) link

It Happened One Night has a feature length Capra silent (haven't watched yet), and the Stagecoach release has one of the best Ford silents I've seen, Bucking Broadway.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:22 (three years ago) link

Killer's Kiss included with The Killing...The Report included with Certified Copy...yeah...

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:24 (three years ago) link

I'd imagine with Criterion that it has to do with them gatekeeping what gets the official "prestige" of being included in the Collection, which kinda makes since for stuff like De Palma's Murder A La Mod (bonus for Blow Out) or the 30s version of Magnificent Obsession on the Sirk disc, but is pretty baffling choice when it comes to Permanent Vacation.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:26 (three years ago) link

Killer's Kiss included with The Killing...The Report included with Certified Copy...yeah...

― Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:24 PM (three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

YO

flappy bird, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:29 (three years ago) link

I'VE HAD THE REPORT THIS WHOLE TIME.....?

flappy bird, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:29 (three years ago) link

xxp Yeah that does make sense, it just feels like they should advertise them more, I mean I had NO idea Certified Copy came with The Report-- and I've had that disc for years!

flappy bird, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:31 (three years ago) link

But, then again, I don't read stickers!

flappy bird, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:31 (three years ago) link

My birthday present to you!

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:35 (three years ago) link

I love you

flappy bird, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:36 (three years ago) link

The studio killed the original UK Gaslight in various ways such as renaming it so as not to compete with the US remake, iirc..

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:41 (three years ago) link

Okay, MGM destroyed the negative at the time, and one or both versions were variously known as Angel Street and The Murder in Thornton Square.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:51 (three years ago) link

Bonus films are indeed an awesome feature, though tbh I'm not sure I'll ever get around to the earlier version of Holiday

rob, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:55 (three years ago) link

I haven't looked at the Warner Archive site in years, but I remember being wary because the DVDs (and maybe the blu-rays?) were sometimes DVD-Rs/MOD. The fact that a even some factory-pressed Warner titles from about fifteen years ago became unplayable over time helped sour me on buying Warner releases. But I also just rarely watch physical discs any more, unfortunately.

xxp Another bonus feature IIRC is The Traveler on Criterion's Close-Up.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:57 (three years ago) link

^Warm Water Under a Wet Bridge is a must-buy. One of the greatest career cappers ever

beamish13, Thursday, 30 May 2024 02:30 (one month ago) link

People's Joker getting a physical release was not on my bingo card

Physical media just got way more TWISTED!! That's right, you clowns! Soon you can bring Joker the Harlequin into your home via (purple!!!!!) VHS and Blu-ray/DVD (with tons of special feats and a zine that tells the whole story of how we made it)!!

Preorder links below!!! pic.twitter.com/uCRXXnaDmD

— Vera🃏 (@VeraDrew22) June 4, 2024

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 4 June 2024 22:03 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Also if you are crazed like me, Deaf Crocodile has a full year subscription option now that they're going through Diabolik where you can order fancy new editions of forthcoming releases up to a year in an advance. (And yes I went for that.)

https://diabolikdvd.com/product-tag/subscription/

Still running as an option for the next couple of days, I gather.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 June 2024 18:22 (three weeks ago) link

have had my eye on Kino's Fantomas and Les Vampires sets for quite a while, so I am happy that Eureka announced a 10 disc Louis Feuillade set including both those serials + Judex and Tih Minh for the UK
https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/louis-feuillade-the-complete-crime-serials-1913-1918limited-edition-set/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 27 June 2024 18:38 (three weeks ago) link

LOL just saw that as I perused around Diabolik (thanks to Ned's link) and, damn, that's a total must-have if the transfers are up to snuff

Rich E. (Eric H.), Thursday, 27 June 2024 19:00 (three weeks ago) link

It's pretty much a must buy for me, even if it'll be my third version of Les Vampires (and the second of Fantomas and Judex).

Overtoun House windows (aldo), Thursday, 27 June 2024 21:55 (three weeks ago) link

Also, that time of year again.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/the-criterion-collection/_/N-1p0i

Nhex, Friday, 28 June 2024 13:13 (three weeks ago) link

Oh god, it came a week too early this year! My payday isn't until next week :(

Rich E. (Eric H.), Friday, 28 June 2024 13:15 (three weeks ago) link

It's OK, if you're in this thread, you already spend too much money on this habit

Nhex, Friday, 28 June 2024 13:30 (three weeks ago) link

Indeed, I'm just going to get the Sembene box regardless, and probably at least 2 or 3 other titles

Rich E. (Eric H.), Friday, 28 June 2024 13:32 (three weeks ago) link

> ****Non-Criterion**** Boutique Home Video Discussion (Kino, Warner Archive, Arrow, Indicator, Vinegar Syndrome, Code Red, etc.)

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/the-criterion-collection/_/N-1p0i

er...

lots there that i want to see but which never made it to Criterion UK releases.

confusingly the remake of 'Fires on the Plain' has a near identical cover.

koogs, Friday, 28 June 2024 13:33 (three weeks ago) link

ah, mb. sorry

Nhex, Friday, 28 June 2024 14:04 (three weeks ago) link

Finding it harder to justify some boxed sets now when I only want to see one or two films in the set. Right now I can't make my mind up about the Jean-Pierre Mocky and Erotic Ghost Story sets. It's a lot of money and I prefer to spend silly money on books I might never read

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 1 July 2024 22:00 (two weeks ago) link

This new one from Vinegar Syndrome sure looks like something:

https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/frontpage/products/intrepidos-punks-vengeance-of-the-punks

The trailer, as you might guess, is rather NSFW (less nudity, more everything else):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuHhjCBAngQ

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 July 2024 22:08 (two weeks ago) link

I got the Mocky set from Radiance in the mail with a couple of other films

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Monday, 1 July 2024 22:26 (two weeks ago) link

Anyone going for Gaira's Guts Trilogy, in synopsis it doesn't sound like my kind of thing but a lot of people say they're special. I probably wont get it.

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/fellwulf/moviestv-mood-board/
This person has made some lovely collages, and in some cases making the films look a lot better than they really are. I'm still ganting for the later Masahiro Shinoda films, c'mon boutique labels!

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 5 July 2024 15:01 (two weeks ago) link

Demons is essential. It's a shame they couldn't get a license as I'd love to own it.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 13:06 (one week ago) link

Broken Highway is one Ive wanted to see for a while now

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 13:48 (one week ago) link

always wanted to see Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (because the first Woob track I ever heard samples it)

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 13:57 (one week ago) link

Lightning by Naruse is such a good film too. I wish someone could do a big boxset of his films.

I'd really like to see The Mattei Affair from that list.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 14:14 (one week ago) link

I always assumed that the Teddy Pendergrass songs in Choose Me were prohibiting its release. The MGM DVD has been OOP for years. I saw a beautiful 35mm print last year

beamish13, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 14:28 (one week ago) link

good set of announcements from Radiance today (Daiei Gothic box, Haxan, Dogra Magra)
the email also said they are doing a Nagisa Oshima box next year

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 14:49 (one week ago) link

Very happy to see Snow Woman, it's great (apart from the salt of the earth dad). Bride Of Hades is less great but I'm fond of Ko Nishimura. I've seen 4 or 5 versions of Yotsuya but never this one (it's from the same year as the most famous version). More!

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 15:42 (one week ago) link

Anyone going for Gaira's Guts Trilogy, in synopsis it doesn't sound like my kind of thing but a lot of people say they're special. I probably wont get it.

I took the plunge on this one but mostly bc I dream of a giant hisayasu sato box and see supporting this as an incremental step towards that goal [I'm doing my part gif]

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 21:31 (one week ago) link

I wish someone could do a big boxset of his films.

I heard somewhere Arrow Academy's release was the lowest seller they ever had...

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 11 July 2024 09:27 (one week ago) link

There was this DVD box set from Masters of Cinema, long out of print:

https://www.leninimports.com/pages/naruse_box_set_volume_one_masters_of_cinema_series_uk_dvd.html

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 11 July 2024 09:31 (one week ago) link

yeah that's really expensive to get second hand. I do have a 3 film bfi set though and floating clouds new blu-ray arrived last week

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Thursday, 11 July 2024 09:50 (one week ago) link

Film4 showed all 3 of the films from the old BFI box set so i have those on pvr at least. but would like to be able to buy more, he seems under-released compared to the others of the same ilk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mikio-Naruse-Collection-Hideko-Takamine/dp/B000WM9WL4/ref=sr_1_7

'When a Woman Ascends the Stairs' (1960)
'Floating Clouds' (1955)
'Late Chrysanthemums' (1958)

koogs, Thursday, 11 July 2024 10:09 (one week ago) link

not a lot of Mizoguchi available either, there have been a few boxes before but they are long out of print and getting very pricey
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Late-Mizoguchi-BLU-RAY-Masters-Cinema/dp/B00EZT3KYA/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 11 July 2024 10:27 (one week ago) link

that was actually the second release of those eight, my slipcase is different (and £36 at the time). plus they were all available as pairs before the box was released (i have a copy of sansho dayo that i bought before). this and the bfi kurosawa dvds are basically what kickstarted my japanese dvd collection.

there was an 'early' mizoguchi box of 4 films as well (£17 at the time)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004SXSRS2/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01

koogs, Thursday, 11 July 2024 10:37 (one week ago) link

Sadly I don't have £360 for the mizoguchi

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Thursday, 11 July 2024 13:35 (one week ago) link

Very excited about a Nagisa Oshima box. I just saw The Man Who Left His Will on Film in 35mm. Hope it includes Band of Ninja and The Catch

beamish13, Thursday, 11 July 2024 13:41 (one week ago) link

haha, I just checked and I have the Mizoguchi box set. I know I certainly didnt pay as much as that for it.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Thursday, 11 July 2024 14:02 (one week ago) link

Severin summer sale active - https://severinfilms.com/

Nhex, Friday, 12 July 2024 22:38 (one week ago) link

This is probably the best sale, price-wise, that I've seen them do any time recently - lots of $8 blus

Nhex, Friday, 12 July 2024 22:41 (one week ago) link

Drowning by Numbers for less than $10 is an unbelievable bargain. Brilliant, beautiful film. Peter Medak’s The Changeling and Clear Cut are musts, too

beamish13, Saturday, 13 July 2024 00:53 (six days ago) link

Overboard for $5

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Saturday, 13 July 2024 04:17 (six days ago) link

Arrow USA also doing a sale, w/lots of >50% discounts.

https://www.arrowvideo.com/campaigns/camp-arrow.list

So I went through Indicator's Universal Noir Vol.2 box, and it features a comedy (Lady On A Train), a gothic melodrama (Time Out Of Mind), a Casablanca-inspired adventure film (Singapore), a very British Aldous Huxley adaptation (A Woman's Vengeance) and two social problem films (The Lady Gambles and An Act Of Murder, the latter of which also doubles as a courtroom melodrama). Some of these entries have noir elements (if Singapore was in more solid company I could see it as a noir), but as a group they are def not film noir.

It seems boutique labels have decided that anything produced in the US between the end of WWII and the 60's counts as "noir" as long as it's in black and white.

Which is disappointing because it raises false expectations, but at the same time I guess if that's the only way for these films to get decent editions it's a necessary evil? Don't think anyone will do a Women's Pictures set anytime soon for instance...and even actor-based releases are mostly a thing of the past, I do remember some recent ones (Cushing Curiosities, Box Of Burt) but nothing compared to the DVD era of the Signature Collection where every major classic Hollywood actor had a set. Don't know that some of the ones in Universal Noir Vol.2 should be anyone's priority tho.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 15 July 2024 09:01 (four days ago) link

Word has come down that the following Studio Canal titles featured in Kino Lorber's While Supplies Last Sale (https://kinolorber.com/collection/while-supplies-last-sale) will be removed from the site on the 23rd due to expired licenses.

Accident
And Hope to Die
Britannia Hospital
Buffet Froid
The Caper of the Golden Bulls
The Captive Heart
The Chicken Chronicles
Connecting Rooms
The Criminal
The Deadly Trap
Diabolically Yours
Dog Day
Don't Drink the Water
Dr. Who and the Daleks
Dr. Who - Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
Emmanuelle 2
Go Go Mania AKA Pop Gear
Goodbye Emmanuelle
Helas Pour Moi
Leon Morin, Priest
The Long and the Short and the Tall
A Man, a Woman and a Bank
La Marseillaise
The Mind Benders
The Monster
Morgan, A Suitable Case for Treatment
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud
The Night My Number Came Up
Not for Publication
Old Boyfriends
Perfect Friday
Pool of London
A Pure Formality
Quai des Orfèvres
The Raging Moon
Slayground
The Sound Barrier
A Sunday in the Country
Sweeney! | Sweeney 2 - Double Feature
The Third Lover

If you're R1-locked and interested in any of these, you might want to pick 'em up now at these prices, because while these titles will remain in stock at other retailers (as supplies last), Kino themselves will have to destroy their remaining stock after the 23rd (as opposed to dumping them on liquidators). This is likely your last shot at grabbing many of these in R1.

I grabbed Slayground in a previous sale - maybe i'll get those Dr. Who movies

Nhex, Monday, 15 July 2024 16:26 (four days ago) link

That Arrow sale is mega!!

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 July 2024 17:44 (four days ago) link

are you being redirected to the uk, tracer? because the uk one is twice as big (over 650 titles it says)

but because of these perpetual sales i'm almost running out of things from my wants lost

koogs, Monday, 15 July 2024 18:02 (four days ago) link

list. almost

koogs, Monday, 15 July 2024 18:03 (four days ago) link

yes, redirected and happy about it

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 July 2024 19:15 (four days ago) link

HMV/Fopp have a sale with almost all the in print BFI Flipsides at 2 for £15 including the ones going out of print very soon. Also includes a couple of worthwhile others such as the HMV exclusive Premium Editions of House of Wax and Satanic Rites of Dracula.

Severin's third euro Gothic box is the weakest so far, only Night of the Walking Dead was really any fun.

I was double dipping on all the films, but the Curzon Collection Peter Strickland box is beautiful. One of three badges in it, imo I got the best one (a cabbage with a knife through it). Only real downside is that the posters are really crisply folded, and the obi is very, very tight and I can see it breaking.

Also in double dipping, I got the new Pete Walker set to replace the Anchor Bay coffin box which has glowered at me every night to watch House of Whipcord.

I looked through the Severin sale and had everything I was tempted by. I'll look at the Black Emannuelle set more times but I'm not buying it until it's under $150 (which is a shared opinion among the people who didn't preorder it in a Severin FB group I'm in)

Overtoun House windows (aldo), Tuesday, 16 July 2024 09:35 (three days ago) link

House of Whipcord is great! But I don't feel the need to upgrade my Walker coffin box.

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 16 July 2024 12:42 (three days ago) link

House of Mortal Sin is my favourite if I'm honest. Also it's a nice copy of Flesh And Blood Show which is how I justified it to myself.

After picking up the Stanley Long set in a sale and thoroughly enjoying it, I'm looking forward immensely to the Confessions set next month. In a linked vein, the Pete Walker sexploitation box is pretty damn good. I wasn't that familiar with any of the films beyond reputation but they're all great in their own way.

Overtoun House windows (aldo), Tuesday, 16 July 2024 15:29 (three days ago) link


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