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Old 08-09-17, 06:21 PM   #126
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

There is no way I'd place an order that was 30 titles or more, and gambling the package wouldn't be completely thrashed, slashed, and smashed when it arrived on my doorstep.
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Old 08-09-17, 07:56 PM   #127
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

I might get that top spot if they ever have another sale like this. The Criterion sale has been taking most of my attention. I'm over 100 of them at my local BN so far.

Could someone ask that Kino guy over on the BR forum to try and schedule sales around Arrow and Criterion instead of getting hit with all of them at once!
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Old 08-09-17, 08:45 PM   #128
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

What's next to drain the wallet ? An Olive sale at DD ?
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Old 08-09-17, 10:01 PM   #129
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What's next to drain the wallet ? An Olive sale at DD ?
Please, let's not give them any ideas.

I don't think my wallet could take it.
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Old 08-09-17, 11:42 PM   #130
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I might get that top spot if they ever have another sale like this. The Criterion sale has been taking most of my attention. I'm over 100 of them at my local BN so far.

Could someone ask that Kino guy over on the BR forum to try and schedule sales around Arrow and Criterion instead of getting hit with all of them at once!
You must have an awesome job!
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Old 08-10-17, 01:37 PM   #131
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

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I might get that top spot if they ever have another sale like this. The Criterion sale has been taking most of my attention. I'm over 100 of them at my local BN so far.

Could someone ask that Kino guy over on the BR forum to try and schedule sales around Arrow and Criterion instead of getting hit with all of them at once!
I suspect all these boutique labels run these sales as a way to clear out inventory before Labor Day and clean up their books for the fiscal year.

If they really wanted to maximize total sales, they would be better off using a more strategic window than the dead of summer.
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Old 08-10-17, 02:24 PM   #132
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

My orders came today and several movies were missing. None of them were pre-sale.
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Old 08-10-17, 03:10 PM   #133
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

well, at least everyone seems to be getting something. My order of 7/21 still hasn't shipped and they haven't responded to my 2 emails... I got my other order today with 2 missing titles, but they were clearly marked back order... not sure what is going on with my 7/21 order - that was the one with the Bob Hope films.
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Old 08-10-17, 04:25 PM   #134
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I suspect all these boutique labels run these sales as a way to clear out inventory before Labor Day and clean up their books for the fiscal year.

If they really wanted to maximize total sales, they would be better off using a more strategic window than the dead of summer.
I don't mind summer sales because I remember when home video releases (DVD/BD) were nonexistent during the summer and most of us were just waiting for the Fall. I just wished they wouldn't run them all within the same small time frame in July. We do have June, July, and August and I believe all three companies would benefit.

The boutique brands having sales during the summer probably work better for them because the studios push more sales around Black Friday.

In the very least, I wish BN would space out the Criterion sales a little more, as the wait after the next one is pretty long.
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Old 08-10-17, 05:05 PM   #135
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Question on Order Status: If you checked out without creating an account, is there any way to check order status ? TIA

Edit: Never mind. Just saw this bit in the order confirmation email 'Registered customers may check status of their orders by logging in and visiting https://www.kinolorber.com/account/orders. This does not apply to orders placed via guest checkout.'
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Old 08-11-17, 08:52 AM   #136
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Thank you so much for the phone #! Finally got a hold of someone. It turns out they sent the order to the WRONG ADDRESS! they are shipping a new batch to me today.

Meanwhile, someone is enjoying some bob hope movies for free....
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Old 08-11-17, 05:00 PM   #137
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Got my order from 8/3, well, what isn't currently backordered. Here's what I received and what's BO'd in case anyone ordered what I did.

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Film Noir - The Dark Side of Cinema - 5 Blu Ray Collection
Hidden Fear
The Mephisto Waltz
Night People
Woman of Straw

Backordered
23 Paces to Baker Street
99 River Street
Boomerang
Compulsion
Cover Up
Daisy Kenyon
House on 92nd Street
I Wake Up Screaming
A Kiss Before Dying
Lifeboat
The Lodger
No Highway in the Sky
The Oblong Box
The Paradine Case
Road House
Tales of Terror
The Scar
Twice Told Tales
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
Witness for the Prosecution
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Old 08-11-17, 07:24 PM   #138
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

I received a package today with several items backordered. Of course one of the titles I wanted to watch tonight wasn't in the package that arrived. Oh well. Plenty of other options.

Backordered items for those keeping score:

Lifeboat
Marty
Paradine Case
Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Those Redheads from Seattle
Witness for the Prosecution
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Old 08-11-17, 08:29 PM   #139
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

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What's next to drain the wallet ? An Olive sale at DD ?
Well, apparently Kino still has a pre-order sale on . . .

https://www.klstudioclassics.com/lis...erpreordersale

I'm sure these have been priced like this for a while, since the notification said the sale "continues", but I think I can hold off for a while. It's a safe bet they'll drop further.
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Old 08-11-17, 09:28 PM   #140
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

THE LONG RIDERS
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Old 08-11-17, 10:53 PM   #141
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When Beggars Of Life gets under $10 on blu I'm in. I think it will be the first American Louise Brooks film on blu-ray.
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Old 08-12-17, 05:26 PM   #142
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

Received the rest of my orders today. Gonna be a nice weekend for movies.
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Old 08-16-17, 05:02 PM   #143
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

One order was placed on 8/5 and one on 8/6. Absolutely no movement on both orders. Have called twice, once Friday 8/11 and once today 8/16 - and its the same info each time - that the order was approved, all items are in stock and shipping/tracking info is awaited. What a great way of celebrating a new 'launch' ! In today's day and age, to be kept waiting for this long with no attempt made to get updated order info after 10 days of order placement !!
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Old 08-16-17, 05:05 PM   #144
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

My order from 8/5 has been in "processing" status for the last week. That's just the way it works with Kino I guess.
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Old 08-16-17, 05:10 PM   #145
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Glad I ordered relatively early; all are long watched & filed.
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Old 08-16-17, 07:31 PM   #146
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

I'm waiting on the items marked backordered on the shipping receipt that was in my first package. It would have been nice if the shipping notification email indicated the order was incomplete. Some kind of generic email explaining order status would have been nice. I'm not at all sure how long these items are supposed to be backordered. I bet Kino greatly underestimated the response from this sale.
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Old 08-17-17, 12:22 AM   #147
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

No movement on my order placed on the 6th as well, credit card already been charged. This will be my first and last time dealing with them. Obviously they're overwhelmed and can't handle the volume.
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Old 08-17-17, 06:22 AM   #148
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I'm waiting on the items marked backordered on the shipping receipt that was in my first package. It would have been nice if the shipping notification email indicated the order was incomplete. Some kind of generic email explaining order status would have been nice. I'm not at all sure how long these items are supposed to be backordered. I bet Kino greatly underestimated the response from this sale.
I got a shipping e-mail but it had no specific information on it, -not even who it was from. I got an invoice with my shipment that showed all my items with some crossed out and marked "BO" and a note that items were backordered. No word on those remaining items yet. I haven't checked if I was charged but I'll assume I was.
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Old 08-17-17, 06:27 AM   #149
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No movement on my order placed on the 6th as well, credit card already been charged. This will be my first and last time dealing with them. Obviously they're overwhelmed and can't handle the volume.
The 6th? I am still waiting for my order from July 21st!

Of course, in my case, they ended shipping the box to the wrong address (in another state, no less) and are shipping a new one to me.

I really can't complain, though. Haven't had time to watch my other Kino orders that I received. It is not like my life is seriously impacted by not having these movies now. I can be patient. Yet it is almost a month and no email correspondence - I had to call them and speak to a rep to find out what is going on. If I don't get my movies by today, then I will call them again and try to get a tracking number...
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Old 08-17-17, 07:08 AM   #150
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Re: Kino Studio Classics 'Launch' Sale - Ends August 6, 2017

I didn't send or get any emails, but got my order after a few weeks. I'd normally complain after maybe two months, so Kino is perfect in my book.
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