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Old 05-31-17, 07:38 PM   #1
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Flicker Alley LOST WORLD (1925) 25% off + free shipping

Received an email announcing this today. Sounds like an excellent edition all around. Sale price is $29.99, regular $39.99, which is about as much of a discount as FA ever offers. Email arrived around 1:30 pm, May 31, offering free shipping for 24 hours, so make of that what you will.
https://www.flickeralley.com/classic...u-ray-Edition/

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Flicker Alley, Lobster Films, and Blackhawk Films® are thrilled to present the world-premiere Blu-ray edition of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, the most complete version of the film ever released. This visually stunning 2K restoration, accomplished by Lobster Films, features newly-discovered scenes and special effect sequences, incorporating almost all original elements from archives and collections around the world. Renowned silent film composer Robert Israel contributes a new and ambitious score, performed by a full orchestra in 2016.

Bonus Materials Include:
Deleted Scenes: Restored outtakes from a 1925 original nitrate transfer of The Lost World.
R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. (1917): Short film directed by Willis O’Brien for producer Thomas Edison.
The Ghosts of Slumber Mountain (1918): Short film written and directed by Willis O'Brien in a new 2K restoration by the Dinosaur Museum.
Creation (1930): Unfinished film directed by Willis O’Brien that nonetheless convinced Merian C. Cooper to hire O’Brien for King Kong.
Booklet Essay: "The Lost World: Secrets of the Restoration” by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films.

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Old 05-31-17, 08:36 PM   #2
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Re: Flicker Alley LOST WORLD (1925) 25% off + free shipping

Bought. Thanks, BrianT
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Old 05-31-17, 09:29 PM   #3
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Re: Flicker Alley LOST WORLD (1925) 25% off + free shipping

I've already bought this 3 times..........!
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Old 05-31-17, 10:54 PM   #4
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Re: Flicker Alley LOST WORLD (1925) 25% off + free shipping

Looks pretty cool. Just bought. Anything else worth it on the site?
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Old 06-01-17, 08:27 AM   #5
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Looks pretty cool. Just bought. Anything else worth it on the site?
Lots, actually, but I'd recommend signing up for their email newsletter where they routinely provide discounts on pre-orders of new releases (like here) as well as discounts to commemorate certain holidays or anniversaries of old film stars, that kind of thing.

Their Cinerama titles are certainly crown jewels, and the 3D Rarities disc is essential viewing if you're so equipped. The two film noir restorations they did (Woman on the Run, Too Late for Tears) are likewise fantastic. The Mack Sennett and Chaplin Mutuals collections are top notch, too.

However, because they'ir prices are a bit steep, it's advisable to buy stuff when it's on sale. At best, you'll get 25% off (maybe 30%), but it's something. There's quite a few 25% off titles on the site at the moment.


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I've already bought this 3 times..........!
Well, this does appear to be the definitive version at a full 110 minutes, so the fourth time's the charm!

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Old 06-02-17, 10:28 PM   #6
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Re: Flicker Alley LOST WORLD (1925) 25% off + free shipping

How does one sign up for their email sale list? Or is it Farcebook only? I've spent over 10 minutes on the FA site trying to find an email sign up with no luck.
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Old 06-03-17, 09:24 PM   #7
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How does one sign up for their email sale list? Or is it Farcebook only? I've spent over 10 minutes on the FA site trying to find an email sign up with no luck.
It appears you have to go to their Facebook page and sign up there. Went there to see if there was any info about how long the Lost World pre-order special pricing will last. Didn't find out anything about that but did come across a link to signing up for their email newsletter.
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Old 06-05-17, 08:35 AM   #8
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They do not force you to go through Facebook. The newsletter sign-up is on their site, #5 in 'General Inquiries' (which has no #4, oddly) in the FAQ.

Not sure how long the pre-order pricing stays in effect, but the free shipping expired at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 1. Mind you, their shipping is reasonable ($2.63/$3.39 depending on first class vs. media mail).

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Old 06-18-17, 09:24 PM   #9
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Well, I had intended to place a pre-order for this but I've been getting "The store is closed for maintenance" message since early yesterday (06.17).

Hmmm... I wonder if this means I missed the cut-off date to order. That would piss me off. I hate when companies make these sort of sale announcements but don't you give a cut-off date.
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Old 06-19-17, 09:15 AM   #10
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Wow, looks like it's still down (06.19), but I'm fairly certain that Flicker Alley pre-order prices stay in effect until release day. The limited time window was only for free shipping.
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Old 06-19-17, 10:57 AM   #11
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It's back up and still at the pre-order special pricing.
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Old 06-19-17, 05:44 PM   #12
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Hopefully they'll have another free dhip sale before Sept release. I'm still on the fence on this one. I'd like to have it; but $30 is a lot of money & I really have bought it 3 times (Lumivision the shortest & best looking one I've seen), Image & Fox.

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Old 06-19-17, 07:44 PM   #13
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Re: Flicker Alley LOST WORLD (1925) 25% off + free shipping

I just did a pre-order from Amazon. Current price is $34.63 w/free shipping (and sales tax). I expect it to drop a bit more before ship date - hopefully under $30.
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Old 06-20-17, 02:01 AM   #14
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That's not a bad idea. Damn, I hate the sales tax!
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Old 06-20-17, 03:39 AM   #15
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Re: Flicker Alley LOST WORLD (1925) 25% off + free shipping

I don't like spending more that $20-$25 for a single film, and with regular Criteron sales usually don't. I also recently bought my first Cohen title for around $17. With Flicker Alley it's been trickier, and given the length of my wants list am holding off for now. There should eventually be a UK "Masters of Cinema" or similar offering. For example, Cohen's "Thief of Bagdad" (1924) is currently only £8.73 through Eureka and Amazon UK.

I tried signing-up for Flicker Alley's mailing list months ago (twice!) and never received a thing. I tried again just now using the form at the bottom of their home page. Perhaps it's been broken?
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Old 06-20-17, 12:09 PM   #16
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Re: Flicker Alley LOST WORLD (1925) 25% off + free shipping

Got an email just now announcing a couple of additional bonus features for this release:

- Audio Commentary: Feature-length audio essay by Nicolas Ciccone, amateur filmmaker and film historian.

- Image Gallery: Featuring original production, exhibition, and promotional materials.


Not familiar with Ciccone of his work (if any), or how they acquired him, and I'm also not certain they realize their wording makes him seem like both an amateur filmmaker AND an amateur film historian. Mind you, if that's the case, there's a refreshing honesty that could probably be applied to a lot of other commentators of late. Guess we'll hear if he's got the chops. Hopefully FA will reveal a little more about him down the road.
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Old 09-29-17, 07:16 PM   #17
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I bit today. I THINK it's the last day of the sale. $32.63 with Media mail shipping. 4th purchase of this title...........
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Old 09-29-17, 08:32 PM   #18
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I cancelled my Amazon order. I'd really like to own this release but already have 3, quite good, versions and that $35 price didn't drop. I'll chance waiting for a lower price.
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