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captveg
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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#126 Post by captveg » Mon May 18, 2020 4:28 pm

June titles are starting to show up on Amazon

6/9/20

Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
Brian's Song (1971) (TV Movie)

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#127 Post by swo17 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:37 am

So our current understanding is that Sony MOD titles are only BD-R if you buy them directly from Amazon, and are pressed if you buy them from Deepdiscount, correct? When did this change? Can I get pressed BDs of Marie Antoinette, The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Toni Erdmann, Wiener-Dog, and Welcome to the Dollhouse if I order them from Deepdiscount?

EDIT: Sorry, I think I was confusing Paramount with Sony, but my question still stands as to whether any of these titles are available pressed from certain retailers

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domino harvey
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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#128 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:18 am

No, and I wouldn't expect them to be so unless Sony announces a reissue. I feel like they have done at least one formerly BD-R title to pressed with this line, but I can't remember what it was. And to be clear in case anyone is confused, copies of new Sony MODs (ie recent releases, not the titles swo listed) are pressed from Amazon, I can confirm firsthand

And you can get Marie Antoinette in a pressed double feature from Mill Creek

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#129 Post by Aunt Peg » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:57 am

I'm not sure what is going on with Sony-BR. I can confirm that I purchased Welcome to the Dollhouse from Amazon when it was first released and the disc was pressed. From what I can gather Bitter Tea & Toni Erdmann are BD-R from wherever you purchase them from but Welcome to the Dollhouse is pressed.

Happy to be corrected on what I have posted but that is my understanding.

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#130 Post by swo17 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:58 am

That's good enough for me to try for the Solondz. I'll report back as to whether it's still pressed when ordered direct from Amazon

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#131 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:53 pm

Did they already abandon this line? They were doing so well!

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#132 Post by Grand Wazoo » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:05 pm

swo17 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:58 am
That's good enough for me to try for the Solondz. I'll report back as to whether it's still pressed when ordered direct from Amazon
I just received this disc from Amazon and it's pressed.

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#133 Post by dwk » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:02 pm

Blu-rays coming on September 22:
I Love You to Death
The Passenger
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (Pressed Blu-ray, so hopefully Sony will replace their other burned discs with pressed discs.)

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#134 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:05 am

dwk wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:02 pm
I Love You to Death
Lawrence Kasdan's work tends to be middle-brow entertainment for white, suburban boomers, but I remember enjoying this one quite a bit. It's not a perfect film by any means, but remember thinking it was often funny in big part due to Kevin Kline and Tracey Ullman as repulsive husband and wife. Am I misremembering that it's good? It's also interesting to see it's the first pairing of Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix (albeit in supporting roles) a year before My Own Private Idaho.

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#135 Post by knives » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:26 am

It's a bit of both. Definitely boomer friendly comfort food, but also Kline does give a brilliantly vile performance and Reeves makes a great idiot.

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#136 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:33 am

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:05 am
Lawrence Kasdan's work tends to be middle-brow entertainment for white, suburban boomers
I believe it but my experience is actually the opposite, where The Big Chill has hit me harder emotionally than my parents (who like it) and has been one of my favorite films since I was a kid. It was incredibly strange to discover that several of my friends from different points of my life also adore the film, without any introduction by me, and we’re all gen y. Body Heat also happens to be the only neo-noir beloved by a handful of people I know who aren’t very into “old” films. Perhaps the films were aimed at a certain demographic, but their universality is standing the test of time in my bubbles.

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#137 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:56 am

Grand Wazoo wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:05 pm
swo17 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:58 am
That's good enough for me to try for the Solondz. I'll report back as to whether it's still pressed when ordered direct from Amazon
I just received this disc from Amazon and it's pressed.
I risked purchasing Welcome to the Dollhouse from Target, and it's a BD-R, so avoid

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Re: Sony MOD Blu-rays

#138 Post by captveg » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:52 pm

Ice Castles (1978) and Rubin & Ed (1991) are also coming 8/18/20

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