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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby H-Man » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:56 pm

I’m pretty sure The Crawling Eye is part of Wade Williams’ “collection,” so it’s not on Blu-ray and don’t expect it to be for a long time.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:13 pm

Picked this up to watch this month as it has finally been remastered properly:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby klen7 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:30 pm

I've been thinking about The Crawling Eye a lot recently and was surprised its a bit hard to find. I had the VHS as a kid and watched it all the time
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby H-Man » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:31 am

klen7 wrote:I've been thinking about The Crawling Eye a lot recently and was surprised its a bit hard to find. I had the VHS as a kid and watched it all the time


It all boils down to Wade Williams, the rightsholder. In short, his films were more available on video and during the very early days of DVD because he hasn't kept up with the times. Distributors (such as Kino) have shown interest and made offers to him to release his "collection" (which is a lot of '50s B-movies), but he's supposedly demanded ridiculous prices. Distributors also aren't interested in releasing his existing transfers on Blu-ray because most of them seem to have been done in the '90s or early 2000s. There's a very depressing thread on the Home Theater Forum where Mr. Williams offers his own thoughts on why his collection is sitting idle.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Rody » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:49 pm

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Would you believe it took me a trip to Canada to to buy Godzilla: King of the Monsters? It's definitely not what I intended, but I stalled on the Best Buy steelbook and missed my chance as a result, so I was kind of waffling over when to get the standard edition. While I was away on vacation, I ended up in Walmart and couldn't resist checking out the video section. GKOTM was 20 CAD, so I figured that was the best price I'd see for a while.
Being in the mood, I also picked up the Back to the Future digipak, which I think ended up being around the same price it would be in the States.

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Of course these also arrived from Amazon. The Ultra Q slipcover is, sadly, a bit bent out of shape at the top; but overall they're pretty snazzy releases. I look forward to watching them!

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While I was out shopping the other day, I picked up these three. Stranger Things has been tempting me sitting at $10 for probably MONTHS now; and having finally watched the first season recently, I went ahead and bit the bullet.
The two anime are blind buys; I've been doing that more with anime. :lol: In the case of Penguin Highway, I've greatly liked other adaptations of this author's work (Tatami Galaxy, The Eccentric Family, The Night Is Short), so I figured it's a safe bet. I also just get a kick out of seeing semi-obscure titles like these in Target, of all places, so I spoke with my wallet.
Satellite Girl was sitting in a $5 Walmart bin, so I took pity on it. The synopsis sounds like a riot, too, so I'll probably watch it soon!
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby canofhumdingers » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:15 pm

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Should be here just in time for Halloween viewing. I opted for the steel book with Ultra Q. I don’t usually care much about packaging as long as it gets the job done but the Mothra disc was pretty nice so I thought I’d give it a shot. Will see how I like this one before I decide which Ultraman packaging to order.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:08 pm

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby lhb412 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:02 pm

I got a couple of Christmas gifts via the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale, but as the sale nears its end I decided to pick up two more for me now!

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:57 pm

lhb412 wrote:I got a couple of Christmas gifts via the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale, but as the sale nears its end I decided to pick up two more for me now!

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby lhb412 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:35 pm

Not usually one to go in for Black Friday shopping, but I just happen to be in a Walmart yesterday and saw their display of incredibly marked down DVDs and Blu-rays...

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby superhedorahsaiyan » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:03 am

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:51 pm

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:07 pm

The BBC 50% sale at B&N is ON!! Made my first of three planned trips today:

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Oh, and I ended up getting Ideon from Amazon because it's apparently out of print now and they were the only place to have copies still in stock.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:35 pm

Yeah I was fortunate to get Ideon a while back when I did. I'm getting worried about Space Warrior Baldios. From the same company. it is so expensive, and nobody has it on sale
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:09 am

Thanksgiving night after work I picked up Spider-Man Far From Home and Suicide Squad on 4K because we had them on sale for Black Friday for only $7.96.

Tonight after visiting the local Best Buy I got Batman 89, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman and Robin on 4K because they had them on sale and I only paid $56 each for them. I was going to get Geed and Orb but they didn't have them.

Thursday I'll be getting Finding Nemo and Finding Dory on 4K, we have a 25% off day for working Thanksgiving so I'll be picking that up.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:18 am

O.Supreme wrote:Yeah I was fortunate to get Ideon a while back when I did. I'm getting worried about Space Warrior Baldios. From the same company. it is so expensive, and nobody has it on sale


I don't know what Baldios is, but I've heard some rumors that Maiden Japan, the company that did Ideon, is being shut down, hence why all of their products are going out of print.

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:33 am

And for my final trip to B&N:

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Oh, and had to get this updated release of Gatchaman since it was on sale for $37. Now to ebay my other set for like $30-40.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:06 pm

Is there a difference between that Blu Ray set of Gatchaman and the one released a couple of years ago?
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:02 pm

O.Supreme wrote:Is there a difference between that Blu Ray set of Gatchaman and the one released a couple of years ago?


It includes an artbook that features all of the pieces Alex Ross had done along with some original character design drawings and the movie is included.

I have the old set, but would have never bought it had I known this one was coming. WIht it on sale for $37, with the movie being $15-20 alone anyway, I figured I might as well bite and get the entire thing for $20 more and just sell off the old set.

I will say that I do prefer the old set listing off the titles to every episode whereas this set just says what episodes are on what disc.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:04 pm

I've never been a big fan of compilation films, even of my favorite Anime series. To take 26, let alone 50, or 100 episodes and cram it even into 3 hours is incoherent at worst, or just plot point highlights at best. I only get them if the series itself isn't available. I can live with the set I have now, especially since I previously had the ADV DVD releases that encompassed nearly 30 DVD cases! The artwork is amazing, I'll definitely give you that, but getting all the episodes/bonus features and the 90's OVA in one set was more than good enough, plus the amazing shelf-space saving Adding the compilation movie isn't worth triple dipping for me anyway.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby The Shadow » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:43 pm

O.Supreme wrote:Is there a difference between that Blu Ray set of Gatchaman and the one released a couple of years ago?


I believe the new Gatchaman set also fixes some display errors in the OVAs that were on the previous release.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:21 pm

What OVA errors?

O.Supreme wrote:I've never been a big fan of compilation films, even of my favorite Anime series. To take 26, let alone 50, or 100 episodes and cram it even into 3 hours is incoherent at worst, or just plot point highlights at best. I only get them if the series itself isn't available. I can live with the set I have now, especially since I previously had the ADV DVD releases that encompassed nearly 30 DVD cases! The artwork is amazing, I'll definitely give you that, but getting all the episodes/bonus features and the 90's OVA in one set was more than good enough, plus the amazing shelf-space saving Adding the compilation movie isn't worth triple dipping for me anyway.


I'm not a fan of compilation films either, but considering I bought this series for review purposes, I kind of need the movie in my collection in order to give it a complete review. As such, I was going to have to buy the movie sooner or later anyway, so getting it in this new set was the best option.
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