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Fortisquince
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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1026 Post by Fortisquince » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:21 pm

Got my order in before 12:05. A new personal record.

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#1027 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:27 pm

Site's offline for maintenance? How do companies still not learn to alert their server in advance of high traffic events like this?

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#1028 Post by stevewhamola » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:33 pm

Heads-up to Canadians: Unobstructed View is also running a 50% off flash sale. Their site is similarly bogged down at the moment.

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#1029 Post by fdm » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:35 pm

Guess I squoze mine in just in time.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1030 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:36 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Site's offline for maintenance? How do companies still not learn to alert their server in advance of high traffic events like this?
Especially after the Fall sale which was the worst flub I've seen since I've been collecting. It's back up now though

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1031 Post by black&huge » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:35 pm

I got my order in after the maintenance issue about 35 minutes after the sale started. Is it safe to think my order may ship today?
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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1032 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:45 pm

Not necessarily, I don't find any consistency in when they ship. I've placed mine pretty regularly within the first ten minutes of the sale the last few years and rarely get it shipped immediately, even within a few days after, while other people will do the same or put an order in later in the day and get it delivered sometimes that same week. I have no idea what goes into that decision making process but it's safe to say that nothing is predictable.

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#1033 Post by black&huge » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:54 pm

Thanks TWBB that was the exact info I was pretty much seeking.

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#1034 Post by senseabove » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:35 pm

Hilariously, it seems that, thanks to a #FilmTwitter/#PoliticsTwitter cross-over meltdown sparked by a podcast host's stupid joke, Salo has sold out.

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#1035 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:45 pm

I’m gonna need some more details on this, and yet am reluctant to search “Salo” on Twitter...

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#1036 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:46 pm

This is the tweet, which is hilarious in my book but YMMV [and NSFW because it includes a still from the film]

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#1037 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:48 pm

If you’re on mobile, you have to click ‘View more replies’ to see the original tweet

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#1038 Post by Fortisquince » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:12 pm

Wow, I wasn't expecting the Pete Buttigieg angle on what eventually becomes the Salo Twitter thread. I hope Salo is discussed in tonight's debate.

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#1039 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:11 pm

I was set on finally ordering Salo -- just my luck! Though this is probably for the best, as I haven't seen any of Pasolini's films and Salo may be an extreme place to start. I went with the Trilogy of Life instead.

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#1040 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:19 pm

I still cannot believe that comment propelled Salo into selling out, though I imagine stock was probably not super high for that one to begin with so who knows how many copies it took

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#1041 Post by black&huge » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:37 pm

All 30 of them

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1042 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:44 pm

Boosmahn wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:11 pm
I was set on finally ordering Salo -- just my luck! Though this is probably for the best, as I haven't seen any of Pasolini's films and Salo may be an extreme place to start. I went with the Trilogy of Life instead.
I think Trilogy of Life is a great place to start. I really had no interest in seeing Salo until I watched those and immediately sought out the latter. I think the Trilogy allowed me to get better acquainted with his style enough that I really didn't find Salo to be difficult to watch at all. It's just a darker vision of what he was already doing in the Trilogy of Life.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1043 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:50 pm

I saw Salo first and it didn't exactly make me stop everything to explore his filmography, but it was definitely affecting and sparked curiosity. By contrast I didn't love the trilogy or a lot of what I watched thereafter, but enjoyed his first couple features and love Porcile.

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#1044 Post by Luke M » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:00 pm

senseabove wrote:Hilariously, it seems that, thanks to a #FilmTwitter/#PoliticsTwitter cross-over meltdown sparked by a podcast host's stupid joke, Salo has sold out.
I'm a big fan of this Chapo Trap House/Criterion Forum crossover.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1045 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:06 pm

Speaking of politics and movie references, regardless of his other failings, Ted Cruz invoking It Follows by name in one of the 2016 debates was great and a lot more interesting than that dumb tweet

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1046 Post by black&huge » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:46 pm

I got shipping confirmation today. I did select the free shipping via USPS but my order is being shipped with UPS. Does this mean faster delivery?

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1047 Post by goblinfootballs » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:48 pm

black&huge wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:46 pm
I got shipping confirmation today. I did select the free shipping via USPS but my order is being shipped with UPS. Does this mean faster delivery?
Depends on where you live. If you're close to central Kentucky, UPS may be faster. On the west coast, I get USPS packages 1-2 days faster than UPS ground typically.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1048 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:18 pm

My order shipped today as well via USPS. I live in NYC.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1049 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:20 pm

Mine as well. As ever, they love me enough to bump me up to free Priority shipping, but not enough to send me valued member early emails

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#1050 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:01 pm

Mine shipped too, which is a first in like five years at shipping before the weekend. I guess I made the nice list

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