Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#151 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri May 22, 2020 10:48 am

Jean-Luc Garbo wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:35 am
No booklet in Irma Vep - hoped for one as the website still had the first pressing notice up during the Easter sale - but they just emailed me the pdf.
Mine didn't have one either and I bought it a while ago (just left unopened until last night), huge bummer - guess I'll email them about the .pdf too, thanks for the tip

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#152 Post by Ovader » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:14 pm

I read in this thread some people received no booklets for The Grand Duel and Horrors of Malformed Men but mine arrived with booklets from a June 3rd Unobstructed View purchase. Kansas City and Dream Demon are recent releases so they have booklets, the latter in a slipcase and with a poster. Surprised the 18 month old Black Angel had a booklet and the older Django, Prepare a Coffin naturally didn't have the booklet.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#153 Post by TMDaines » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:53 am

Booklets for Pickup Alley and Model Shop received.

No slip case and no booklet for The Far Country. Pretty disappointed at that.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#154 Post by rapta » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:39 pm

No booklet for Man of a Thousand Faces and Sheba Baby, but got one for Kansas City, Manon, Edge of the Axe, Tower of London and One Missed Call Trilogy (plus slipcover). Those last three I got from HMV online, so I don't know if that was a factor.

So in all, bit surprised Man of a Thousand Faces is apparently into a second pressing already. I figured that would be a slower seller for Arrow, but perhaps all the Lon Chaney fanatics really went wild for it?

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#155 Post by swo17 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:51 pm

Or maybe they figured they could just not print a booklet for that one and no one would ever notice?

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#156 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:10 pm

I have a very strong belief that the booklets last way longer in the American releases and I’m not sure I really have any evidence for that, beyond that I’ve never had bad luck despite picking up older titles somewhat frequently. But I’ve also always had good luck with the UK booklets too, so I dunno. Most of what I bought in the sale is older so I do not expect any to have them.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#157 Post by DeprongMori » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:43 pm

If Arrow insists on restricting the booklets to “first printing only”, I really wish that that they would package all their first printings in O-cards so that both the buyer *and* the seller would know what is being sold. The fact that Arrow themselves have no idea whether an item they are shipping has a booklet or not (because there is no external indication) is inexcusable.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#158 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:31 am

Where's the fun in that?

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#159 Post by TMDaines » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:32 am

It's getting into loot box territory, where people are buying a product with no real understanding of what they're going to receive.

Who's designing their releases and planning their distribution so that every arrival of a standard Arrow title is greeted by either just disappointment or relief? Getting your hands on a boutique label's Blu-rays should just be a feeling of pure excitement.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#160 Post by TMDaines » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:05 pm

TMDaines wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:53 am
Booklets for Pickup Alley and Model Shop received.

No slip case and no booklet for The Far Country. Pretty disappointed at that.
Amazon sent me a copy of The Far Country with slip and booklet!

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#161 Post by rapta » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:48 pm

TMDaines wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:05 pm
TMDaines wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:53 am
Booklets for Pickup Alley and Model Shop received.

No slip case and no booklet for The Far Country. Pretty disappointed at that.
Amazon sent me a copy of The Far Country with slip and booklet!
At this point, if you're chasing the booklet or slip, you're better off getting these titles from HMV, Amazon or Zavvi rather than Arrow themselves. I managed to get Edge of the Axe with a booklet from HMV, but others received it from Arrow without. A shame the Academy titles aren't on sale elsewhere though!

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#162 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:26 pm

Given that they've been out for awhile and how cheap they were on sale for at MVD, I was quite surprised to receive booklets for The Big Knife and Terror in a Texas Town. Alas I'll need to get a replacement disc for The Big Knife.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#163 Post by Ribs » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:34 pm

Booklets for the US releases last way longer, I feel

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#164 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:45 pm

rapta wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:48 pm
A shame the Academy titles aren't on sale elsewhere though!
Forreal, though it feels right that I can now officially declare my demonlover booklet to be priceless

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#165 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:08 pm

Ribs wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Booklets for the US releases last way longer, I feel
FWIW I recently ordered Cruising from Amazon US and The Loveless from Deep Discount and both came without booklets

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#166 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:10 pm

Yeah, unfortunately, I've received a couple of US titles that I ordered around release date since this all began that came without. Maybe it's more true, but I don't think it's enough so to make a huge difference. Guess you've just been lucky, Ribs!
TMDaines wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:32 am
Who's designing their releases and planning their distribution so that every arrival of a standard Arrow title is greeted by either just disappointment or relief? Getting your hands on a boutique label's Blu-rays should just be a feeling of pure excitement.
It's not quite Code Red bad, but in some ways it's getting there. I was looking at getting four of their film noir titles late last year, I think, and was relieved to find out that Flicker Alley had released duplicate versions right down to the booklet contents, so that was an easy choice to make.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#167 Post by Ribs » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:32 pm

My run of good luck has ended: after having never before recieved a release without a booklet that once came with one, my sale order was missing three: Nightfall, Detective Bureau 2-3, and Horror Express. The Iguana With the Tongue of Fire was the sole older release that still had one. Ah well!

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#168 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:32 pm

FWIW, my most recent order included the following *with* booklets: Hold Back the Dawn, Kansas City

The following had no booklet: The Human Condition (as expected), Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Is there a master list somewhere with confirmed bookletless titles? (The first post in this thread has some 2019 confirmations, but hasn't been updated in a while.)
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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#169 Post by Orlac » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:58 am

Ribs wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:32 pm
My run of good luck has ended: after having never before recieved a release without a booklet that once came with one, my sale order was missing three: Nightfall, Detective Bureau 2-3, and Horror Express. The Iguana With the Tongue of Fire was the sole older release that still had one. Ah well!
The booklet for Iguana is really interesting, one of the best alongside Hiroshima. It's a crime that you have to play silly-buggers lottery to get them.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#170 Post by Drucker » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:39 am

I received a copy of Viva L'Italia with no booklet.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#171 Post by modernmalaise » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:56 pm

Stocked up on some noirs, most did not have a booklet. Sort of expected at this point, but still disappointing.

No booklet: The Big Knife, Too Late for Tears, Blue Dahlia, Glass Key
With booklet: Woman on the Run
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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#172 Post by swo17 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:52 pm

modernmalaise wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Apparently The Blue Dahlia and The Glass Key never had booklets.
This is false

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#173 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:23 pm

modernmalaise wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:56 pm
There wasn't any indication that Too Late for Tears had a first pressing only booklet, I figured everything was just replicated from the Flicker Alley release.
This had a booklet too.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#174 Post by modernmalaise » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:06 pm

swo17 wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:52 pm
modernmalaise wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Apparently The Blue Dahlia and The Glass Key never had booklets.
This is false
Yeah sorry, found out just after posting but didn't edit. No mention of it on Beaver or DVDCompare so went with it.
Glowingwabbit wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:23 pm
modernmalaise wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:56 pm
There wasn't any indication that Too Late for Tears had a first pressing only booklet, I figured everything was just replicated from the Flicker Alley release.
This had a booklet too.
Oh no, I meant I assumed there would always be a booklet, as in it wasn't limited to a first pressing. Which all things considered, is ridiculous to think so. Boy what a rough day--sorry everyone!

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#175 Post by Ovader » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:42 pm

Five out of eight blu-rays arrived from my July 1 Zavvi order thus far and The Bloodstained Butterfly came with a booklet. The other four (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Death Walks on High Heels, and The Case of the Scorpion's Tail) I was not expecting booklets even though I have the PDF booklet for Scorpion's Tail.

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