Second Sight Films (UK)

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senseabove
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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#501 Post by senseabove » Fri May 22, 2020 2:32 pm

EddieLarkin wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:06 pm
A standard edition minus the books and CDs is already confirmed. No date though.
Googling around and I'm seeing some posts on another forum about that... but have they said that officially anywhere?

It certainly seems the obvious thing to do, but something official would be nice given the struggles this movie's had.

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Drucker
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#502 Post by Drucker » Sat May 23, 2020 12:25 pm

Someone on twitter mentioned to me this set won't ship to American from the Second Sight website. Is that true?

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#503 Post by dwk » Sat May 23, 2020 12:38 pm

Yes, their site is only shipping it to UK addresses.

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#504 Post by kekid » Sat May 23, 2020 1:42 pm

Do we understand why Amazon UK is not shipping selected items to USA? I could understand why they had stopped shipping to USA altogether, but I do not understand how they pick and choose what not to ship. In some cases they select individual items not to ship. (e.g. the Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Limited Edition issued by MoC, even though they ship other MoC titles to USA). Is there a rationale?

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#505 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat May 23, 2020 2:02 pm

I think they allow items to ship to the USA when they are closer to release date, though this doesn't apply to all items. The latest Indicator announcements ship to the USA, for example, while the Takeshi Kitano box released the same day does not, nor does Czechmate from Second Run. Zavvi doesn't seem to have this problem, so I'm doing most of my shopping there nowadays.

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#506 Post by reaky » Sat May 23, 2020 2:34 pm

hearthesilence wrote:Second Sight doesn't release limited edition titles in cheaper standard editions (i.e. with less or no extras), do they?
Yes, they do. Asylum and The House That Dripped Blood are now out in standard blus, minus only the boxes, posters and booklets.

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#507 Post by tenia » Sat May 23, 2020 5:02 pm

And also The Changeling, Xtro, When A Stranger Calls, and The Color of Pomegranates.

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#508 Post by Calvin » Tue May 26, 2020 10:58 am

Dawn of the Dead is now available to pre-order direct from Second Sight or Zavvi.


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#510 Post by swo17 » Tue May 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Yeah, Base is a lot cheaper because they deduct VAT, charge much less for shipping, and don't add tax.

I'm curious how many people might be going for the UHD vs. the BD editions

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#511 Post by Cash Flagg » Tue May 26, 2020 4:04 pm

I'm going to pre-order from Diabolik, even if it costs a little bit more than Base/Zavvi, so I can avoid the risk of cancellation in the case of a sellout (and Diabolik always has excellent packing/customer service).

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#512 Post by Drucker » Tue May 26, 2020 5:50 pm

Cash Flagg wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 4:04 pm
I'm going to pre-order from Diabolik, even if it costs a little bit more than Base/Zavvi, so I can avoid the risk of cancellation in the case of a sellout (and Diabolik always has excellent packing/customer service).
How likely is this to occur, the risk of cancellation?

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#513 Post by Cronenfly » Thu May 28, 2020 3:05 am

I’m curious about cancellation too. Base is the only economically feasible option for me, so I guess I’m just SOL if they can’t come through.

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#514 Post by eerik » Thu May 28, 2020 4:34 am

Pre-orders are "guaranteed" to be filled per Second Sight's own Twitter account. I don't remember if they've said how limited the set is, but it looks like they are going to produce at least enough to fill all the pre-orders.

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#515 Post by Cronenfly » Thu May 28, 2020 2:50 pm

Great, thanks for that.

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#516 Post by Calvin » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:01 pm

WALKABOUT: LIMITED EDITION Blu-ray box set released July 27th. Brand new 4K scan and restoration, new extras and 3 books!! Full details shortly, here's the gorgeous new artwork by Michael Boland...
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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#517 Post by Calvin » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:50 am

Available July 27th
Director: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gulpilil

Following the suicide of their father, Mary and her younger brother Peter are left stranded in the blistering heat of the vast Australian outback. Facing exhaustion and starvation, their salvation comes when they cross paths with an Aboriginal boy on ‘walkabout’, a ritual in which he must leave his home and learn to survive off the land. He teaches them how to survive in the wilderness but a clash of cultures leads to terrible and tragic consequences.


Special Features

Brand new 4k scan and restoration
A new audio commentary with Luc Roeg and David Thompson
Producing Walkabout: a new interview with Producer Si Litvinoff
Luc’s Walkabout: a new interview with Luc Roeg
Jenny in the Outback: a new interview with Jenny Agutter
Remembering Roeg: a new interview with Danny Boyle
2011 BFI Q&A with Nicolas Roeg, Jenny Agutter and Luc Roeg
Archive introduction by Nicolas Roeg
English SDH subtitles for the hearing impaired

Limited Edition Contents

Limited Edition Box Set of only 3,000
Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Michael Boland
The source novel ‘Walkabout’ with cover artwork excusive to this release
Soft cover book featuring facsimile copy of the original 65 page First Draft Script with preface by Daniel Bird
Soft cover book with new essays by Sophie Monks Kaufman, Simon Abrams and Daniel Bird plus stills and lobby card images

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#518 Post by Luke M » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:31 pm

Dawn of the Dead is up for pre-order at Diabolikdvd. It'll only be available to order today and tomorrow.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#519 Post by perkizitore » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:05 pm

Luke M wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Dawn of the Dead is up for pre-order at Diabolikdvd. It'll only be available to order today and tomorrow.
I guess that is the maximum they could keep Rubinstein distracted enough to make this happen! :P

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#520 Post by Adam X » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:39 pm

Glad I didn’t sleep on it then.
Last edited by Adam X on Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#521 Post by Adam X » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:06 am

**MARTIN update**
We've been looking into additional source elements and have materials to inspect. Unfortunately the lockdowns have delayed this process but we are hoping to pick up again soon. A release date is now being held until we are more sure of the timings. Thanks for bearing with us.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#522 Post by Calvin » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:13 am

Trailer for their release of Walkabout

It's not even in full HD, so it's not going to provide any revelations into the new restoration but it does give a look at the package.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#523 Post by GaryC » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:46 pm

Calvin wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:50 am
Director: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gulpilil
Following the suicide of their father, Mary and her younger brother Peter are left stranded in the blistering heat of the vast Australian outback. Facing exhaustion and starvation, their salvation comes when they cross paths with an Aboriginal boy on ‘walkabout’, a ritual in which he must leave his home and learn to survive off the land. He teaches them how to survive in the wilderness but a clash of cultures leads to terrible and tragic consequences.
An error here - the children are only called Mary and Peter in the novel, which is quite different to the film in many ways. In the film, they're not named, not even in the end credits.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#524 Post by Calvin » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:00 am

Beaver on Walkabout

Detail advances leaps and bounds over the Criterion, but the colours might cause some chin stroking...

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tenia
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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#525 Post by tenia » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:09 am

I havent compared yet the colors but in terms of texture, it's a huge leap forward.

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