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Old 10-09-16, 08:48 AM
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Re: Deep Discount Olive Films Halloween BOGO

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Olive Films has begun reissuing movies in signature editions, loaded with special features.

The first titles in this new line were Johnny Guitar and High Noon.
I don't mind the lack of special features but it looks like Olive is giving these signature editions a newer transfer than their old discs. Do they plan on doing this with their entire catalog?
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Re: Deep Discount Olive Films Halloween BOGO

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I don't mind the lack of special features but it looks like Olive is giving these signature editions a newer transfer than their old discs. Do they plan on doing this with their entire catalog?
Probably not, only the bigger and more important selections. From what I've heard, they plan to release two signature editions a month.
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Re: Deep Discount Olive Films Halloween BOGO

After viewing some of the titles from the not-so-recent DDD BOGO, have decided the ONLY price Olive BD's are worth is $4.99, no more. Haven't seen any of the signature editions yet but this is a company committed to shitty transfers - I mean, these guys are in Mill Creek territory charging premiums for unworthy offerings. The only winners here are the studios licensing their crappy HD scans to Olive and Olive.
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Re: Deep Discount Olive Films Halloween BOGO

I would categorize Olive Films' transfers as hit or miss. Probably miss more often than not, but usually serviceable for obscure back catalog.
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Re: Deep Discount Olive Films Halloween BOGO

Shock Em' Dead and Killer Workout worth it at BOGO $16.99?
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Re: Deep Discount Olive Films Halloween BOGO

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After viewing some of the titles from the not-so-recent DDD BOGO, have decided the ONLY price Olive BD's are worth is $4.99, no more. Haven't seen any of the signature editions yet but this is a company committed to shitty transfers - I mean, these guys are in Mill Creek territory charging premiums for unworthy offerings. The only winners here are the studios licensing their crappy HD scans to Olive and Olive.
Wow...that's a statement that I certainly don't agree with on any level. After purchasing and viewing a number of Olive Films' titles during the recent Deep Discount sale, I am very thankful they're even available on Blu-ray. At $10 a pop they were more than worth what I paid. I'm sure the new signature editions look marvelous, but so do the previous releases of "High Noon" and "The Quiet Man." I also acquired "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "Caveman," "Cujo," "Partners," "Lord of the Flies" "Undertow," "Tales That Witness Madness" "Bound" and a few others. They may not offer much in the way of extras, but they are all above average for catalog releases. To criticize their entire catalog as "Millcreek" is simply overblown....waaay overblown rhetoric. You are certainly allowed your opinion, but I don't think it's anywhere near being accurate.

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Re: Deep Discount Olive Films Halloween BOGO

Movies like Undertow and Caveman are lucky to hit Blu-ray at all. For fans of movies with limited mass appeal in 2016, Olive prices their stuff pretty fairly. The $10 sale was especially nice.
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Movies like Undertow and Caveman are lucky to hit Blu-ray at all. For fans of movies with limited mass appeal in 2016, Olive prices their stuff pretty fairly. The $10 sale was especially nice.
Amen
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Movies like Undertow and Caveman are lucky to hit Blu-ray at all. For fans of movies with limited mass appeal in 2016, Olive prices their stuff pretty fairly. The $10 sale was especially nice.
I bought 44 discs in that sale, and I'd wager about seven of them will (or might) get the deluxe re-issue treatment while the rest -- good films all, based on what I've watched so far, and some of them being replacements for old DVDs -- will probably never see the light of day on disc ever again. I wouldn't bite at regular price, but $10 was more than fair. Yeah, I suppose I could've waited until they maybe dropped to $4.99 -- and if they ever do, I'll certainly scoop up even more blind buys -- but I'm not holding my breath for that to happen en masse anytime soon. A lot of what I picked up are fairly obscure movies from the 40s, 50s and 60s, and as much as I enjoy them, I can finally understand Olive not shelling out for top-drawer restorations. In most cases, flaws in the original prints are more than tolerable, if they're there at all.
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Re: OLIVE Films BOGO Sale at Deep Discount

This deal is on again at deepdiscount. Looks like same coupon code as well.
http://www.deepdiscount.com/olive-fi...o-sale/b233819
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This deal is on again at deepdiscount. Looks like same coupon code as well.
http://www.deepdiscount.com/olive-fi...o-sale/b233819
Thanks. Here's the BD only link: http://www.deepdiscount.com/olive-fi...=AB&ft=Blu-ray
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Thanks for the heads-up. Glad this is an annual thing, apparently. Grabbed these to finish off the remaining Olive stuff I want to either see and sell, or own:

The Monster Of Piedras Blancas
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock
The Return of Dracula
Tam Lin
Strategic Air Command
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (curious to see this ever since it made the Golden Turkey Awards)
The Geisha Boy
Rock-A-Bye Baby
Who's Minding the Store

Only thing left for me now are four Signature Series upgrades, and these BOGO prices seem to be as low as they've gone . . .

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The prices were a little cheaper when the sale first started.

I highly recommend Strategic Air Command for Jimmy Stewart fans. The film transfer looks great.

http://doblu.com/2016/10/20/strategi...lu-ray-review/
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The prices were a little cheaper when the sale first started.
I think they did that last year, too, although I ordered almost immediately when that one went live and the regular price was $20.97 out of the gate, so I can live with $20.99 this year, as long as that "little cheaper" wasn't crazy lower (?).
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I think they did that last year, too, although I ordered almost immediately when that one went live and the regular price was $20.97 out of the gate, so I can live with $20.99 this year, as long as that "little cheaper" wasn't crazy lower (?).
They were closer to $17 at first.
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They were closer to $17 at first.
There still are some titles priced at $17.49 before discount

Now what are the chances of getting 'Penny Serenade' ?
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They were closer to $17 at first.
Now that you mention it, I actually did see a bunch at that price, but by the time I logged in they were all ones I that already own, or didn't want, so if the ones I did get were at that price, some of them must've been really short-lived. I also checked last year's order or 44 bogo discs and realized that I actually got a (very) small number of titles for that price then, too. Regardless, even the higher sale price still beats what I've seen for Olive discs anywhere else, particularly on this scale. And then there's the resale value up here should any of them not become, uhh, permanent residents!
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I highly recommend Strategic Air Command for Jimmy Stewart fans. The film transfer looks great.

http://doblu.com/2016/10/20/strategi...lu-ray-review/
Just picked it up. Paired it with King Solomon's Mines. Thanks!
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Just picked it up. Paired it with King Solomon's Mines. Thanks!
http://doblu.com/2017/02/27/king-sol...lu-ray-review/

King Solomon's Mines looks serviceable but don't expect a dazzling transfer. The movie itself is recommended as a b-movie Indiana Jones rip-off with a young Sharon Stone.
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The Captive has stunning picture quality for 1915 if you're a silent collector.

http://www.deepdiscount.com/the-captive/887090127011
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http://doblu.com/2017/02/27/king-sol...lu-ray-review/

King Solomon's Mines looks serviceable but don't expect a dazzling transfer. The movie itself is recommended as a b-movie Indiana Jones rip-off with a young Sharon Stone.
I obtained so many titles during the last Olive Films sale that I had a hard time putting together an order. I ended up getting "King Solomon's Mines," "Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold," "Houdini" and "Evelyn."
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I obtained so many titles during the last Olive Films sale that I had a hard time putting together an order. I ended up getting "King Solomon's Mines," "Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold," "Houdini" and "Evelyn."
going for broke, aren't you ? ☺
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going for broke, aren't you ? ☺
... at a certain point in collecting, there's bound to be a few you call "guilty pleasures." No doubt an intervention would be helpful...


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http://doblu.com/2017/02/27/king-sol...lu-ray-review/

King Solomon's Mines looks serviceable but don't expect a dazzling transfer. The movie itself is recommended as a b-movie Indiana Jones rip-off with a young Sharon Stone.
Oh no, I thought it was the 1950 version! That's what I get for placing an order so late in the evening.

I'll still give it a spin. A young Sharon Stone will probably hold my attention.
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I'll still give it a spin. A young Sharon Stone will probably hold my attention.
It's also got an excellent score by Jerry Goldsmith, which certainly elevates it quite a bit in the ranks of Cannon product.

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