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Unread post by Rob » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm

“On the other hand, if you're the type that, say, stretches everything on your TV for 16:9, you won't know the difference anyway.”

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Unread post by oldposterho » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:37 pm

I refuse to buy this because the font on the package is incorrect.

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Unread post by David Alp » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:38 pm

So i am in England and am a bit worried about being stung by customs and excise opening the package etc and charging me tax? What are OTHER guys in Europe doing??? Are we buying it directly from Criterion in America?? Or are we going to wait until its available from Amazon UK? Or will Eureka be selling it??

what is the best thing to do??

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Unread post by siriami » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:09 pm

In the UK here too - but as I don't have an all-region Blu-ray player, I wondered if this will be picked up and released over here - I originally thought that it might be issued here by the British arm of Criterion, but after asking on another forum (thanks Malcy!) it was hinted that as it is a Universal restoration, the rights over here might be with Arrow Academy?

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:12 pm

And I step up to the rubber on the pitching mound and throw my usual spitball question: "Is it captioned?"

After all, Criterion's policy is to caption everything EXCEPT all-music videos (e.g., Monterey Pop).

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Unread post by bigshot » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:19 pm

Criterion stuff has been good about turning up on Amazon UK. I would just wait for it there if I was you.

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Unread post by David Alp » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:46 pm

bigshot wrote:Criterion stuff has been good about turning up on Amazon UK. I would just wait for it there if I was you.
Yes I am going to have to wait because I went to order it from Criterion in America -- and when it asked me for my address there was NO option to type in UK. It has a drop-down menu for the country that one lives in, and that drop-down menu only has Canada or USA. (There is no UK option). So I shall await an Amazon listing. (My blu-ray player is multi-regional, as is my DVD player so it matters not what region it is in).

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Unread post by Donald Binks » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:48 pm

David Alp wrote:
bigshot wrote:Criterion stuff has been good about turning up on Amazon UK. I would just wait for it there if I was you.
Yes I am going to have to wait because I went to order it from Criterion in America -- and when it asked me for my address there was NO option to type in UK. It has a drop-down menu for the country that one lives in, and that drop-down menu only has Canada or USA. (There is no UK option). So I shall await an Amazon listing. (My blu-ray player is multi-regional, as is my DVD player so it matters not what region it is in).
We are bound up with rights issue David me lad. Even though the world has become smaller, we still find that things get tied up in knots due to regions. For some reason or other, Canada always got linked up with the United States as far as these issues went - I remember on sheet music the copyright always used to read "Copyright for the British Empire and the Irish Free State except Canada".
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Unread post by bigshot » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:52 pm

Perhaps Masters of Cinema will do a UK release.

Canada is our red headed step child here in the US.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:32 am

bigshot wrote:Perhaps Masters of Cinema will do a UK release.

Canada is our red headed step child here in the US.
Red-headed stepchildren are bad. Canada is the blond, blue-eyed angelic child ... who elbows his little brother in the face when Dad isn't looking.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:35 am

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David Alp wrote:
bigshot wrote:Criterion stuff has been good about turning up on Amazon UK. I would just wait for it there if I was you.
Yes I am going to have to wait because I went to order it from Criterion in America -- and when it asked me for my address there was NO option to type in UK. It has a drop-down menu for the country that one lives in, and that drop-down menu only has Canada or USA. (There is no UK option). So I shall await an Amazon listing. (My blu-ray player is multi-regional, as is my DVD player so it matters not what region it is in).
We are bound up with rights issue David me lad. Even though the world has become smaller, we still find that things get tied up in knots due to regions. For some reason or other, Canada always got linked up with the United States as far as these issues went - I remember on sheet music the copyright always used to read "Copyright for the British Empire and the Irish Free State except Canada".
Canada has been blessed by getting British stuff the Americans can't, and American stuff the British can't.

We got Penguin paperbacks, but also Signet Classic paperbacks.

We got Monty Python, but also Seinfeld.

We got, er, marmite, but also, er, Moxie.

We got Churchill, but also Trump. (See: Trudeau, Pierre and Harper, Stephen.)

We got lucky.


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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:34 am

Jim Roots wrote:We got, er, marmite, but also, er, Moxie.
A couple of years back I would have scoffed at this post, because until recently I'd never seen Moxie for sale in Canada (luckily, I live not too far from the Maine border). But now it's being imported for novelty food stores like our own Freak Lunchbox.

As for Marmite...I'm more of a Vegemite guy, but it's only slightly less than a king's ransom to get around here.
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I'm devoted to (diet) Moxie! Even here in Maine it's often hard to find.
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drednm wrote:I'm devoted to (diet) Moxie! Even here in Maine it's often hard to find.
I grew up in Massachusetts and my parents would often have Moxie in the fridge. As a child, it was a little too bitter for my taste but I later grew to love it!! Now I live in NYC and it's impossible to find. I wish some enterprising chain (Trader Joe's?) would start to carry it. I like the diet version too!

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Unread post by Donald Binks » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:29 pm

Jim Roots wrote:
Canada has been blessed by getting British stuff the Americans can't, and American stuff the British can't.

Oz gets the worst from both - MacDonalds and KFC from the U.S., for example and the detritus of British TV on the commercial networks.

We got Penguin paperbacks, but also Signet Classic paperbacks.

In Oz we have real books! :D

We got Monty Python, but also Seinfeld.

There's no accounting for taste - we got Seinfeld too! :(

We got, er, marmite, but also, er, Moxie.

Obviously you are yet to savor the delights of VEGEMITE - the world's No.1 - no dinkum Aussie can live without it!

We got Churchill, but also Trump. (See: Trudeau, Pierre and Harper, Stephen.)

We have a lot of second-hand, used politicians we can send to the U.S. or Canada - or ANYWHERE!

We got lucky.

We're all lucky Jim!
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Unread post by greta de groat » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:18 pm

ajabrams wrote:
drednm wrote:I'm devoted to (diet) Moxie! Even here in Maine it's often hard to find.
I grew up in Massachusetts and my parents would often have Moxie in the fridge. As a child, it was a little too bitter for my taste but I later grew to love it!! Now I live in NYC and it's impossible to find. I wish some enterprising chain (Trader Joe's?) would start to carry it. I like the diet version too!
I got my first (and so far only) Moxie at Buster's Cafe in Cottage Grove. So if you are ever on a Buster pilgrimage, you can get some Moxie at the same time (they also own the awesome soda pop store next door where i actually snagged some Cel-Ray).

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Unread post by roger P » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:03 pm

There's one sure way to get Moxie: Attend Captolfest next August. There's always a good supply on hand and it's a great tradition to have one (or more) that weekend. And oh, there's also a bonus to imbibing in this treat there - they are screening a lot of great films there, too!

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roger P wrote:There's one sure way to get Moxie: Attend Captolfest next August. There's always a good supply on hand and it's a great tradition to have one (or more) that weekend. And oh, there's also a bonus to imbibing in this treat there - they are screening a lot of great films there, too!
I was about to say I tried a Moxie when I was at Capitolfest this past August. It may be an acquired taste; I certainly haven't acquired it. Fortunately this didn't interfere with enjoyment of this year's programming. If I do go to the 2018 Capitolfest, shall I look for anyone who wants to share a Moxie?

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:40 pm

Capitolfest has certainly been on my radar for some time, unfortunately it takes place during a busy time of year at work, when there is also lots of competition for vacation slots. It was a lot easier to get to Cinefest in Syracuse in March, nobody went on vacation then but me!
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Unread post by David Alp » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:45 pm

bigshot wrote:Perhaps Masters of Cinema will do a UK release.

Canada is our red headed step child here in the US.

Oooooh "bigshot" do you think "Masters Of Cinema" will release it here in the UK? Wow I hope so because they really ARE the beez-knees!

Guys, please keep me posted if you find out any more info on a UK release -- so I can be first in the queue!

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Unread post by bigshot » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:24 pm

They've mirrored Criterions in the past and vice versa. Both labels are great, but MoC is much more reasonably priced.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:45 pm

The question is, have they released any Universal titles that Criterion licensed? Lonesome? Make Way For Tomorrow?

If not, then I wouldn't count on this one, though anything is possible.
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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:04 am

Mike Gebert wrote:The question is, have they released any Universal titles that Criterion licensed? Lonesome? Make Way For Tomorrow?
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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:27 pm

Okay, that's promising then.
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Unread post by precode » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:42 pm

Canada has been blessed by getting British stuff the Americans can't, and American stuff the British can't.

We got Penguin paperbacks, but also Signet Classic paperbacks.

We got Monty Python, but also Seinfeld.

We got, er, marmite, but also, er, Moxie.

We got Churchill, but also Trump. (See: Trudeau, Pierre and Harper, Stephen.)

We got lucky.

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The U.S. has Moxie.

Canada has Coke and Dr. Pepper with sugar.

Canada wins.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:27 pm

precode wrote:
Canada has been blessed by getting British stuff the Americans can't, and American stuff the British can't.

We got Penguin paperbacks, but also Signet Classic paperbacks.

We got Monty Python, but also Seinfeld.

We got, er, marmite, but also, er, Moxie.

We got Churchill, but also Trump. (See: Trudeau, Pierre and Harper, Stephen.)

We got lucky.

Jim
The U.S. has Moxie.

Canada has Coke and Dr. Pepper with sugar.

Canada wins.

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Unread post by bigshot » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:51 pm

Canada's only problem is all those Canadians who live there!

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:18 pm

bigshot wrote:Canada's only problem is all those Canadians who live there!
Whaddaya mean?!?! We're the nicest @#$%^& people on earth, ^$($#$%^ it, you little @#$%^*!!!

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:19 pm

And so again I ask: is it captioned? No, seriously, all ketchup potato chip jokes aside: is it captioned?

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:20 pm

It doesn't say on the Criterion page, and I don't know how anybody else would know.
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