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Old 08-03-17, 10:45 AM   #101
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

wow! you are right! I copied the tracking info into fedex site and 2 orders are arriving on Saturday!
My other 2 orders have no tracking info.

Why Kino is linking to the USPS tracking site is beyond me
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Old 08-03-17, 11:16 AM   #102
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

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wow! you are right! I copied the tracking info into fedex site and 2 orders are arriving on Saturday!
My other 2 orders have no tracking info.

Why Kino is linking to the USPS tracking site is beyond me
Since it's SmartPost it will will eventually be handed to USPS for the end delivery. I'll know more tomorrow how the tracking numbers work, but I think when the package in handed off to USPS the tracking number will appear in their system. I can't remember if the Fedex system will continue until the actual delivery or no.

I guess they could have sent two different links though the FedEx link is more useful. The same think with UPS SurePost and UPSMI, the tracking of one system works from the initial part then becomes active or even changes number for the last 24 hrs.
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Old 08-03-17, 10:14 PM   #103
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Well... this is all interesting.

Guess I'll place my order Saturday, hope it isn't shipped until the pre-orders are released on the 8th, and cross my fingers that it doesn't arrive until I return home on the 22nd.

Or the 23rd... depending on how much time we are delayed stopping to watch the eclipse on the 21st.
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Old 08-04-17, 12:46 AM   #104
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Mine ended up making it to the post office yesterday. Die to distance from home, I got it today. Nice batch for $50; that $25 Noir box was a steal! Watching Hurricane at the moment. I grabbed it because it's said to be going oop; I may have been happier with a different choice. Kino did fine, just not sure if it's the greatest film.
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Old 08-04-17, 07:12 AM   #105
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Re: Hurricane. That was my concern, too. This was one of the few times I bought something mainly because it was going OOP and I didn't want to pay insane prices to get it on ebay. Not sure if I would have bought it otherwise. Will not do this again. I have bought too many good/great films from this sale.. Looking forward to getting those to watch!
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Old 08-04-17, 02:35 PM   #106
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Five days later, still processing.
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Old 08-04-17, 04:08 PM   #107
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

I just got 2 orders delivered. Oddly enough, the oldest one (7/21) hasn't shipped yet. Took 5 days once it shipped.
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Old 08-04-17, 08:06 PM   #108
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Re: Hurricane. That was my concern, too. This was one of the few times I bought something mainly because it was going OOP and I didn't want to pay insane prices to get it on ebay. Not sure if I would have bought it otherwise. Will not do this again. I have bought too many good/great films from this sale.. Looking forward to getting those to watch!
Hurricane gets better at about 1/3 in. It's unlikely that I'll watch it again, but it isn't awful. Decent print, too (which also gets better as the film goes on).
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Old 08-04-17, 08:09 PM   #109
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Five days later, still processing.
Probably waiting for the August 6 cutoff and then most peoples' orders will ship out thereafter.
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Old 08-04-17, 08:58 PM   #110
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Just started Zaza. I picked it up because their is so little Swanson available.

While I only paid $12; I am really disapointed in the lack of ANY scratch removal considering the $30 list price.

I should probably switch to the noir box, which I know I'll like!
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Old 08-04-17, 09:21 PM   #111
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Succumbed and placed an order that's pretty sizable by my wallet's standards:

Road to Rio $8.98
Road to Bali $8.98
The Mark of Zorro (1940) $11.98
Planet of the Vampires $13.99
OSS 117: Five Film Collection $35.97
Captain Apache $7.98
Really Weird Tales $7.98
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (50th Anniversary Edition) $17.97
Subtotal: $113.83

Zorro, TGTB&TU, Vampires, and the Road pictures are all upgrades, which I am generally reluctant to pull the trigger on. But the Road movies and Mark of Zorro are some of my all-time faves, and Planet of the Vampires is should look great in hi-def.
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Old 08-05-17, 09:18 PM   #112
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Went sort of crazy and bought over $200 worth. Dozens more I'd like to have but, will have to get those at a later time.

The Bitch $9.98
Certain Fury $9.98
The Children's Hour $9.98
Five Miles to Midnight $8.98
Heart of Midnight $8.98
Hell in the Pacific $11.98
I, the Jury $9.98
The Mephisto Waltz $9.98
Miracle Beach $8.98
Porky's II: The Next Day and Porky's Revenge $9.98
Savage Weekend $13.49
Shadows in an Empty Room $13.49
Shattered $8.98
Silkwood $11.98
Slam Dance $8.98
They're Playing with Fire $9.98
Thieves Like Us $9.98
Valentino $9.98
Welcome to L.A. $8.98
Wicked Lady $13.49
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Old 08-05-17, 10:35 PM   #113
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Held out on this sale for as long as I could, broke from all the other sales going on but tomorrow is the last day and I've Succumb.

Back Roads $7.98
The Bitch $9.98
Certain Fury $9.98
Malone $9.98
Marty $9.98
The Stud $9.98
Subtotal: $57.88
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Old 08-06-17, 01:03 AM   #114
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

The Bogart Deadline is an awesome print & the 2 I've played in the Noir box so far are very good prints. I could have easily spent another $400+ if I had it.
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Old 08-07-17, 12:20 PM   #115
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

I could have easily dropped $400 or even $500 on this sale. Somehow I did not.
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Old 08-07-17, 01:51 PM   #116
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Orders should have shipped for those who placed them.
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Old 08-07-17, 02:04 PM   #117
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

unfortunately, no - not everything has shipped. Certainly not all of my orders.
On their site they have the following:
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Thank you if you purchased films as part of our Studio Classics Launch Sale.

Please note, it's come to our attention that we have been provided some incorrect tracking IDs that were unfortunately emailed to customers. Our apologies for this, but orders have been sent to correct address. We have put measures to stop this for future orders, and apologies for any confusion.

We received an unprecedented amount of orders that required us to have more inventory sent to our fulfillment center. The majority of the stock has now arrived and the center is working through the weekend to pack the thousands of Blu-rays and DVDs ordered.

As the fulfillment center sends us tracking IDs you should receive an email from Kino with a link to Fedex Smartpost. The final delivery of the package will be handled by the US Postal Service.

With this in mind we ask that you hold tight and refrain from tracking requests. We have the orders and we'd like to focus on getting everything packed and in the mail for you.

This is a new site and we appreciate that you've tried it out. Many improvements and upgrades are already in process.

Thank you!
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Old 08-07-17, 02:53 PM   #118
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Got my shipment on Friday, and already watched a couple.
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Old 08-07-17, 04:47 PM   #119
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

I got the email saying my order had been processed this morning.
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Old 08-07-17, 05:34 PM   #120
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Depends on the size of the order IMO.

I placed one order over the weekend for 21 titles. Probably won't ship until early next week. I ordered 22 titles during the last sale and they shipped them all together after a few weeks. I figure with free shipping they wait on larger orders and ship together to save shipping expense of multiple packages.
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Old 08-07-17, 05:48 PM   #121
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

It just shocks the mind to see everyone of those sale titles now showing double the sale price. Until the next sale, Kino - you dented our wallets just fine
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Old 08-07-17, 05:55 PM   #122
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

My order has pre-orders, so it'll be a month or two before it ships.
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Old 08-08-17, 06:39 PM   #123
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Kino is running a deal on "some" preorders today. I noticed OSS 117 is down to $32 and they added SpaceCamp for 14.97.
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Old 08-08-17, 09:32 PM   #124
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Just an fyi, your orders will receive a USPS link to the tracking number. This will not be valid in USPS's system and will come not found.

You will need to go to https://www.fedex.com/ and copy and paste your tracking number there to get an idea of where your package is and ETA.

Shipping is terribly slow, at least going by the delivery schedule (10 days). I think media mail would have been quicker.
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Old 08-08-17, 09:47 PM   #125
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Actually shipping is quicker than the estimated date pretty much like most sites.

Pack 1 shipped 7/31, arrived 8/5
Package 2 shipped 8/2, arrived 8/8

Most of my Media mail packages do similarly -- when the number first hits the USPS systme I'll get a date 7-8 business days out and almost always it handily beat it. I did have one package leave last Monday and arrive Today (NC to OR) and that's the slowest I can remember in a while. Second package to the exact same address left Wed and arrived today.

Weirdest on I had was 2 package I sent last Wed to Ohio about 30 miles apart -- exact same package, handed them both the PO clerk the same day and had them scanned in, one package arrived Saturday and the other today clearing through the exact same PO transfer point up to the local. Oh well.
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