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L.A.
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Re: Imprint

#76 Post by L.A. » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:11 pm

Where do you order your copies, btw?

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Re: Imprint

#77 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:50 pm


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L.A.
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Re: Imprint

#78 Post by L.A. » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:11 pm

Thanks. I’ll give it a try.

I ordered my first title from the company I Married a Monster from Outer Space from JB Hi-Fi but I would like to know other alternatives where to get these.

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Re: Imprint

#79 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:43 pm

I actually tried JB Hi-Fi before but couldn't get an order to work and upon inquiry was told that they wouldn't ship internationally the particular Imprint titles I was trying for

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Re: Imprint

#80 Post by rapta » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:28 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:33 am
The Winslow Boy def seems like an Indicator title. But their Noir box mixes Paramount, Universal, and Sony titles— I thought general wisdom was labels can’t do that?
StudioCanal released it back in February here in the UK.

Apparently the distributor Via Vision are licensing these titles from handles Sony, Universal and Paramount which probably explains how they can include different studios' titles together in one set, but it is indeed quite rare to see (again, here in the UK at least, and I assume in the US too).

I'm just baffled how many of the Paramount titles are untouched by labels like Indicator, MoC, Arrow. Especially things like Hard Eight, The War of the Worlds, The Duellists, A Place in the Sun, The Day of the Locust etc. Frustrating they've all been on the Hollywood Classics site for years showing as 'available' but still not appeared, and then an Australian label is releasing all of them at once.

The optimist in me thinks this might signify a sea change in attitude from Paramount's end in regards to their somewhat hesitant attitude to sub-licensing, and we may well see a lot of these Imprint announcements appear as Indicator, MoC and Arrow titles in the near future. That would be outstanding news for those of us in the UK, not only because it'd be easier to acquire them, but like you say they'd be more likely to create new extras for most of them.

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Re: Imprint

#81 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:58 am

rapta wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:28 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:33 am
The Winslow Boy def seems like an Indicator title. But their Noir box mixes Paramount, Universal, and Sony titles— I thought general wisdom was labels can’t do that?
StudioCanal released it back in February here in the UK.

StudioCanal released the 1948 Anthony Asquith version in the UK. Imprint are supposedly releasing the 1999 David Mamet adaptation which is from Sony. Wonder if that press release is the correct version?

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Re: Imprint

#82 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:36 am

It's definitely the Mamet, the cover art and the specs (including the commentary from the DVD) make that clear.

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Re: Imprint

#83 Post by nitin » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:12 am

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:47 am
knives wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:43 am
Unless you're a little mad I guess. What's so wrong with these that you'd want another label to release them though?
As far as I can tell, this label uses what the studios give them, so nothing other than the knowledge that no Indicator release has ever been bested by another label. I’ll be buying a lot of these titles come October, though the disparity between the two great and the two not great films in the noir set is certainly striking!
Not always true, Kino's Charley Varrick is superior to Indicator's since it uses a newer 4k restoration rather than the crappy master Universal supplied Indicator at the time of their release. And to a large extent, Indicator is also generally at the mercy of the masters they get, just that usually Sony masters are in pretty good shape. Their Universal sourced releases are way more spotty (eg Charley Varrick, A Dandy in Aspic and Charlie Bubbles).

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Re: Imprint

#84 Post by swo17 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:30 am

But they also have David Mackenzie encoding

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Re: Imprint

#85 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:24 am

October titles are now available to order. Here's the full bundle. Not quite as good of savings as usual (13% off individual titles and 25% off of the last two bundles) with only 20% savings this time. Comes to $325 USD shipped (or about $25 per film). Note that Major Dundee is priced the same as the Bob Hope Collection at twice the standard level, while the noir set is only 3.5 times the standard pricing instead of 4.

Shipping is $20 AUD for one title, $30 AUD for two, and $45-50 (never higher than $50 AUD or about $36 USD) beyond that. So one title shipped is about $40 USD, compared to the $25 figure that I listed above for the bundle.

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Re: Imprint

#86 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:47 pm

~$200 for the order I'm contemplating... how do they ship these? I peeked over at the Blu-ray.com forum to see what their experience was and I'm seeing folks waiting months for their shipments to arrive. If I'm paying $35 US to ship something, there's no excuse for it to not be going UPS/FedEx

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Re: Imprint

#87 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:01 pm

I won't know until the second batch comes out

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Re: Imprint

#88 Post by Cash Flagg » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:45 pm

They used Standard International for my 3-title order (no idea if they upgrade for larger bundle, or even what the other Australian shipping options are), and my order took approximately one month to arrive.

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Re: Imprint

#89 Post by KJones77 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:26 pm

Mine was tracked and handed to USPS by Australian Post.

Received by Australian Post on May 22 and made its way to Melbourne to be shipped out on May 26. Didn't make it out until July 3 and it cleated customs. Delivered July 13.

Length could've been due to COVID, who knows.

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Re: Imprint

#90 Post by Aunt Peg » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:25 am

KJones77 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:26 pm
Mine was tracked and handed to USPS by Australian Post.

Received by Australian Post on May 22 and made its way to Melbourne to be shipped out on May 26. Didn't make it out until July 3 and it cleated customs. Delivered July 13.

Length could've been due to COVID, who knows.
Just in case people aren't aware there are barely any commercial flights (which do carry mail on them) coming and going out of Australia since the end of April. What few flights there are have been reduced even further in recent weeks as the state Governments requested and were granted a limit on the number of people they have to deal with in relation to enforced 14 day hotel quarantine - this has led to even longer delays for Australians trying to get home. Added to this is Melbourne has not had any international flights for the last 2 to 3 weeks due to a severe COVID-19 outbreak and this is to continue indefinitely until such times at Melbourne is in a position to resume limited international flights (me thinks a few months at best if we are lucky).

Furthermore, if Sydney which is teetering towards a devastating COVID-19 outbreak of its own (more likely than not to happen in the coming few weeks) goes the same way as Melbourne people can pretty much forget about international flights to Australia for the forcible future. The other capital cities simply do not have the capacity to handle a shutdown of Sydney & Melbourne flights no matter how limited they have been.

My understanding is that freight flights are continuing as per usual but priority is given to essential goods. I don't know what the % breakup is in relation to the amount of private mail (including packages) that arrives on freight flights vs. commercial flights. In Australia we have been receiving mail from overseas from anywhere between 2 weeks to 3 months and this has been the case since late March.

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Re: Imprint

#91 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:49 am

Further to my post above, Melbourne is going into a level 4 lockdown in the next couple of days for 6 weeks. This means only essential workers can go to work (i.e. doctors, nurses, carers, police, firemen, vets, etc) so it will not include people packing discs to be dispatched anywhere be it Australia or internationally. I don't know what this means for Imprint as I believe they are based in Melbourne but I would think there could be a delay with the August releases unless they have already moved stock to Sydney or elsewhere.

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Re: Imprint

#92 Post by Adam X » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:45 am

Don't forget our 8-5 curfew. I didn't think 2020 could get any better than last year, but it's really having a go at it.

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Re: Imprint

#93 Post by Adam X » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:27 pm

Hammer House of Horror: the complete series has been added to the October line-up, as the first in a new Imprint TV line, with new commentary tracks on most of the episodes.

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Re: Imprint

#94 Post by L.A. » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:18 am

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Re: Paramount Catalog Titles on Blu

#95 Post by Monterey Jack » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:09 am

Kenneth Branagh's marvelous genre pastiche Dead Again coming to Blu from Down Under.

https://viavision.com.au/shop/dead-again-1991/

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Re: Imprint

#96 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:01 am

As are
At Close Range
the Deep
Fire in the Sky
Rage
Year of the Dragon

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