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Author:  Reeniop41 [ Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:33 pm ]
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Got some CC GC and Loyalty points and plan to use it for the Olympic set during the 2/2018 CC 50% Flash Sale unless there is any strong indication that it will go OOP fast, then I will get it for Christmas!

Author:  Ribs [ Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:07 pm ]
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Though it's obviously not coming any time soon (as MichaelB's attested to here just within the past few weeks), Arrow does seem to indicate on Twitter that they hope to get into the UHD game at some point, but the market's just not quite there yet.

Author:  tenia [ Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:20 pm ]
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I'm quite sure every label would.
But only if it was profitable.

Author:  MichaelB [ Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:24 pm ]
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The situation at present is that per-unit manufacturing costs are much too high and the market is much too small - basically, the situation Blu-ray was in a decade ago. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Arrow was the first boutique label to take the plunge, as they've clearly been future-proofing their masters for some time, but at present the format is a certain money-loser.

Author:  Adam Grikepelis [ Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:43 am ]
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I bet Arrow just can't wait for all the "Bad Taste/Braindead on 4K BD!" requests.

Author:  Banasa [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:56 am ]
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From Facebook:
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Join us this Friday (August 18th) at 3.30pm BST / 7.30am PST / 10.30am EST for our November title reveals!
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Eraserhead is the obvious guess. Unless there is some pencil stabbing themed slasher film some people know about.

Author:  Ribs [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:58 am ]
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& the Academy clue:

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Author:  Apperson [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:16 am ]
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Possibly The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak)?

Author:  What A Disgrace [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:21 am ]
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Clearly clues to Ingmar Bergman's Through a Glass Darkly and Carl Th. Dreyer's underrated slasher The Pencilling.

Author:  MichaelB [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:31 am ]
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Marcel Carné's Drôle de Drame features a character called Madame Pencil.

(But the chances of that film being an Arrow Video release are roughly on a par with Donald Trump donating his entire fortune to the Southern Poverty Law Centre.)

Author:  NABOB OF NOWHERE [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:39 am ]
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There is also a Tamil Mystery thriller set in a school called 'Pencil' but I'm not betting the farm on it.

Author:  domino harvey [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:42 am ]
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Apperson wrote:
Possibly The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak)?

Since they've now posted a clue for it, I guess it won't hurt to confirm that this is absolutely correct

Author:  rapta [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:00 pm ]
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domino harvey wrote:
Apperson wrote:
Possibly The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak)?

Since they've now posted a clue for it, I guess it won't hurt to confirm that this is absolutely correct


Isn't that with Paramount? Does this confirm a Paramount deal, or am I missing something?

Also, very cool if the Arrow Video clue does turn out to be Eraserhead. Day one for me - I'm a full Lynch convert after many years of not understanding him (well I still don't, but I've grown to enjoy his work at least).

Author:  MichaelB [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:03 pm ]
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Famously, Paramount's entire pre-1948 library has been managed by Universal for decades, with the exception of The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

This was most recently demonstrated by Arrow's all-Paramount Marx Brothers box.

Author:  domino harvey [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:09 pm ]
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I guess the pencil could be for Godard's Numero Deux, but I imagine that would be an Academy release, not Video

Author:  rapta [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:11 pm ]
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MichaelB wrote:
Famously, Paramount's entire pre-1948 library has been managed by Universal for decades, with the exception of The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

This was most recently demonstrated by Arrow's all-Paramount Marx Brothers box.


Ah right, thanks for that Michael. I was going by the Olive Films release which was apparently licensed via Paramount. Is that just in the US then?

Author:  MichaelB [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:15 pm ]
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It's not a Paramount film to begin with, so I've no idea.

Author:  dwk [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm ]
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rapta is right, the Olive is licensed from Paramount as it is part of the Republic Pictures catalog.

Author:  Banasa [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:44 pm ]
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The pencil is an obvious hint towards Arrow Records releasing a re-issue of Electriclarryland by the Butthole Surfers.

Author:  rawlinson [ Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:33 pm ]
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Could the pencil possibly be Sightseers? Thinking of the sequence with the Pencil Museum and the giant pencil. Too many pencils in this post.

Author:  AfterTheRain [ Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:35 am ]
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Banasa wrote:
The pencil is an obvious hint towards Arrow Records releasing a re-issue of Electriclarryland by the Butthole Surfers.


Butthole Surfers? I've been calling them Buttho' Surfers! Why didn't someone tell me? Oh, I've been making an idiot of myself!

Author:  M Sanderson [ Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:29 am ]
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I was thinking Into the Mirror, a South Korean film that I used to have the Tartan DVD of.

Author:  Morbii [ Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:52 am ]
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Why has no one guessed the Tarkovsky?

Author:  MichaelB [ Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:57 am ]
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Morbii wrote:
Why has no one guessed the Tarkovsky?

Because these teasers are never that blindingly obvious.

Remember the sign for "Round-Up" a couple of months ago? "Yay, Miklós Jancsó!" went people oblivious of the fact that the UK rights to The Round-Up are with another label (so are the rights to Mirror, come to that). But it turned out to be Terror in a Texas Town, as Round-Up is a town in Texas.

Author:  kidc85 [ Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:54 am ]
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Morbii wrote:
Why has no one guessed the Tarkovsky?

Mosfilm confirmed the rights for Ivan's through Stalker are now with Criterion UK. The guess is AE squeezed out their blu-ray releases just before their rights ran out.

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