41-43, 51-53 The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen Volumes One and Two

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Re: 41-43, 51-53 The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen

#26 Post by MichaelB » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:17 pm

Oh, and in case anyone's unaware, all three boxes are completely region-free (with neither region-locking nor extras at European framerates), aside from the DVD of Jason and the Argonauts, which is locked to regions 2 and 4.

(For contractual reasons, Powerhouse could only include a clone of Sony's existing discs of Jason, and while the BD was region-free the DVD wasn't.)

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Re: 41-43, 51-53 The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen

#27 Post by gcgiles1dollarbin » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:53 pm

I was wondering about the identical menu. Interesting to know. Wonder why the contract stipulated the clone; proprietary issues involving branding identity, aiming for uniformity? Is this common? It's certainly less time and trouble for Indicator simply to duplicate, although I imagine they'd have preferred to put their stamp on it.

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Re: 41-43, 51-53 The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen

#28 Post by swo17 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:03 pm

They don't want a competing (superior) edition out there. Same thing happened with Arrow and a couple of the Woody Allen films.

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Re: 41-43, 51-53 The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen

#29 Post by MichaelB » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:14 pm

Yup - it was either the existing Sony disc or nothing. But the existing Sony disc was absolutely fine where it mattered, so it wasn’t much of a hardship.

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