The OOP Heads-Up Thread

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1151 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:29 am

Ribs wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Here is a list helpfully compiled from the Blu-ray forums of the UK labels' Fox-licensed titles. Earlier this month the BFI said it's Fox-licensed titles will fall OOP as they come up for renewal, and that The Innocents will be the first of these, and it's reasonable assume that will follow with the rest of the labels:
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Signal One/Plan B:
Between Heaven and Hell
Black Widow
The Boston Strangler
Broken Arrow (1950)
Compulsion
The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Damnation Alley
Deadfall
The Earth Dies Screaming
Eyewitness
Fire Sale
Guns at Batasi
The Iron Curtain
Kiss of Death
The Magus
Man Hunt
The Mephisto Waltz
The Panic in Needle Park
Panic in the Streets
Rawhide
The Razor's Edge
The Seven-Ups
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
Sherlock Holmes in New York
Stagecoach
The Sun Also Rises
Super Troopers
Three Coins in the Fountain
The Three Faces of Eve
A ton of these Signal One releases are dirt cheap at base.com right now

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1152 Post by Adam X » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:01 am

If only they shipped to Australia! Just one more reason I don't like the current government.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1153 Post by palntsc » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:23 am

It's also quite odd they don't ship to Italy either, while shipping to nearly all other EU countries...

Edit: does anyone know of an alternative to base.com to get Signal One releases relatively cheap?

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1154 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:49 am

rarewaves.com has them all for not quite as good of a deal but still reasonable prices. It's worth noting that almost all of these titles are already unavailable from Amazon so I'd pounce if there's anything you want

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1155 Post by Ribs » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:11 am

I would, once again, posit that it's perfectly possible that Signal One or any of the labels above are still able to make more printings of titles that sell out - just that their contracts will eventually expire and they'll disappear at that point. So movies that are within the usual 3-year window of recency are probably relatively safe in the short-term. Signal One still has several coming out in the Fall, as well! I wouldn't be surprised if one or two more pop up from MoC as well, seems perfectly possible

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1156 Post by Drucker » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:15 pm

Ribs wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:11 am
Signal One still has several coming out in the Fall, as well!
:-k :-k :-k

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1157 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:18 pm

Yeah, like Nightmare Alley

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#1158 Post by Adam X » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:08 pm

After looking at base.com's prices, I feel like I'm being ripped off at rarewaves even though they're much closer to regular prices. That's a horrible search engine they've got, though.

Thanks swo. :)

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1159 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:20 pm

base.com: ridiculously low prices on Fox titles plus stupidly inflated shipping costs--it's like the Twilight Time sale all over again!

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1160 Post by Adam X » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:40 pm

Which makes me want to ask about rarewaves' really low shipping costs. Do they throw them in a dog's mouth and get it to swim to your country unsupervised, or are they absorbing the costs a bit. Whenever I see cheap international postage costs these days, I fully expect things to arrive in a paper bag a month or more later.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1161 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:10 pm

Rarewaves absolutely ships their shit across the ocean in an unpadded gray plastic bag. Avoid

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1162 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:12 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Rarewaves absolutely ships their shit across the ocean in an unpadded gray plastic bag. Avoid
100% true. Although somehow I've never gotten a damaged item from them. It's a complete mystery to me.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1163 Post by Adam X » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:55 am

Thanks for the warning, guys. I really wish that the Amazon-monster hadn't consumed all the good UK competition, and thanks to the Australian government's tax law changes, even they won't ship here. Maybe Signal One's recent sign's of possible life will be fruitful, and they'll start selling things again. Who knows.

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The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1164 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:51 am

swo17 wrote:Yeah, like Nightmare Alley
I’ll believe that when they ask me for a fully mixed copy of the commentary!

(A mere formality - they paid me for it nearly two years ago - but I can’t do it until they send me the uncompressed feature soundtrack.)

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1165 Post by swo17 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:56 am

I was joking that that was one of the only titles that I saw Amazon had listed as coming up this year

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1166 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:22 pm

I'm not sure this means L.A. Confidential is OOP, but it is being sold thru the Amazon Marketplace. One thing that confuses me that maybe someone can address. How did Fox end up with this? It was produced by Regency and Warner Bros.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1167 Post by cdnchris » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:47 pm

In the late 90s (98 or 99 i believe) Regency entered a deal with Fox for distribution of most new titles. I'm guessing distribution rights expired for Warner at some point and they simply went to Fox. Fox also distributed Heat on Blu-ray, though references to Warner Bros. are still there. Once Upon a Time in America as well.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1168 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:50 am

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:14 am
Another Earth is in stock on Amazon.ca
Sound of my Voice too, for reasonably cheap

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1169 Post by Noiradelic » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:12 am

cdnchris wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:47 pm
In the late 90s (98 or 99 i believe) Regency entered a deal with Fox for distribution of most new titles. I'm guessing distribution rights expired for Warner at some point and they simply went to Fox. Fox also distributed Heat on Blu-ray, though references to Warner Bros. are still there. Once Upon a Time in America as well.
My 2009 copy of Heat has just Warner branding. The 2017 DIrector's Definitive Edition's Fox but references Warner in the credits as cdnchris said. The 2015 Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's Cut's Fox, 2011 version's Warner.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1170 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:57 am

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:12 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Rarewaves absolutely ships their shit across the ocean in an unpadded gray plastic bag. Avoid
100% true. Although somehow I've never gotten a damaged item from them. It's a complete mystery to me.
Same here. Had I known it was a bag, I probably would have avoided them, but everything was fine, so I kept on ordering and hoped that their return policy would be honored. Still do - they're such a cheap and easy way of getting UK stuff - and they're still batting 1.000. It probably helps that the standard plastic BD cases are pretty sturdy themselves - I haven't had to replace any of them.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1171 Post by Grand Wazoo » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:15 pm

Do they still use the plastic bag even if you place a larger order for multiple items, or do you earn a box at that point?

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1172 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:24 pm

I ordered a boxset and three standard size blu-rays and still got them in a bag, if that's considered a large order. The boxset had bumped/crushed corners, but nothing extreme.

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1173 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:30 pm

Now OOP from Eureka: Fellini Satyricon, Youth of the Beast... and Boomerang! and Two for the Road. Get those Fox orders in while you can!

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1174 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:42 pm

I imagine other Fox titles like Rapture are not far behind

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Re: The OOP Heads-Up Thread

#1175 Post by soundchaser » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:52 pm

I know it’s been said countless times before in this very thread, but this whole situation is just infuriating. We’re losing entire swaths of film history.

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