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Old 07-28-06, 12:15 PM
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Kino 5 Disc Film Noir set as low $35

Check this out.. All 5 for $38 - at the Kino Site!

http://www.kino.com/video/item.php?product_id=960

or $35 at DDD or Amazon

For 5 films, this is great..
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Old 07-28-06, 12:49 PM
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For 5 Kino films it is. Maybe their taking a cue from Warner Bros since WB Noir sets are so well priced. Kino has had some poor transfers in the past though. Anybody able to comment on how these films look?
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Old 07-28-06, 03:03 PM
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well, that is one concern of mine. Go to DVDBeaver for a really tough critical review of these tranfers. That is why I haven't bought them yet -$30 list is insane for each of these without restoration. But for about $7 a pop, well- that's about the price of a disc from Alpha!
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Old 07-28-06, 03:21 PM
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thinpaks!
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Old 07-28-06, 05:45 PM
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I was cosidering some of these titles in the DDD Kino sale. Glad I waited. Wish Scralet Street was in this set. I'am tempted to get it at DDD now for 12.48 but I guess I will wait for the next set and see if its in there and in a thinpak.
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Old 07-28-06, 06:21 PM
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I really want to see Sudden Fear in this set and one other, but how is the quality of transfers, etc. Kino isn't particularily known for the best handling of movies. Any idea if this is already on sale as part of DDD Kino sale?
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Old 07-28-06, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by hiccup
I really want to see Sudden Fear in this set and one other, but how is the quality of transfers, etc. Kino isn't particularily known for the best handling of movies. Any idea if this is already on sale as part of DDD Kino sale?
Nope, not part of the curent DDD Kino sale. In the sale the prices are 14.98 per title 1/2 off. Box set = 7.00 per title. I couldnt find Sudden Fear on dvd at DDD. They did have a poster though.
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Old 07-28-06, 07:37 PM
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I'll be patient and get it later, perhaps at the DDD December sale. Plus I already have Hangmen also Die so I'll probably sell that off sometime.
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Old 07-28-06, 09:49 PM
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Let's hope this signals the start of some rethinking on prices by Kino.
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Old 07-28-06, 10:31 PM
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Let's hope this signals the start of some rethinking on prices by Kino.
As nice as that would be, it seems unlikely. Kino is a small company that finds passable (or even "restored" in the case of Metropolis and Dr. Mabuse Der Spieler) copies of fairly obscure films and re-releases them in attractive packaging and sometimes with extras...I can't imagine they make a lot of money doing this. As far as the Noir set goes, I ordered it from DDD (pre-ordered it, actually), and didn't find the price all that unreasonable. $7 each is only a little more than Alpha Videos, and I have yet to get a bad DVD from Kino...yeah, sometimes the image quality isn't as good as I'd like, but that the films are even available at all is enough for me. Thanks to companies like Kino, I'm putting together a pretty good collection!
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Old 07-29-06, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Calamari
As nice as that would be, it seems unlikely. Kino is a small company that finds passable (or even "restored" in the case of Metropolis and Dr. Mabuse Der Spieler) copies of fairly obscure films and re-releases them in attractive packaging and sometimes with extras...I can't imagine they make a lot of money doing this. As far as the Noir set goes, I ordered it from DDD (pre-ordered it, actually), and didn't find the price all that unreasonable. $7 each is only a little more than Alpha Videos, and I have yet to get a bad DVD from Kino...yeah, sometimes the image quality isn't as good as I'd like, but that the films are even available at all is enough for me. Thanks to companies like Kino, I'm putting together a pretty good collection!
Yaeh, Kino isn't really a bad company. Pretty good to decent, but I guess us DVDTalkers/CAGgers have been spoiled by companies like Criterion
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Only $5.60 per film from DDD if you can wait until....ummmm...never mind.
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Of cause they announce this boxset after I picked up 4 out of 5 films...
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Old 07-31-06, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by hiccup
I really want to see Sudden Fear in this set and one other, but how is the quality of transfers, etc. Kino isn't particularily known for the best handling of movies. Any idea if this is already on sale as part of DDD Kino sale?
I would have liked to have seen and bought this during the ongoing DDD 50%-off Kino too, but I finally figured out WHY it's not included: DDD is saying that the release date is not until 09/12/06 (consistent with Amazon's stated release date).
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Old 07-31-06, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by seymouru
Only $5.60 per film from DDD if you can wait until....ummmm...never mind.
Dude, it's not what you make it's what you keep.

And yes there will be sales later.

The name of this forum is DVD bargains not DVD Impulse Purchases.
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Originally Posted by ctyankee
Dude, it's not what you make it's what you keep.

And yes there will be sales later.

The name of this forum is DVD bargains not DVD Impulse Purchases.
So much for my feeble attempt at humor.
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Old 07-31-06, 08:08 PM
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back to the topic, the google $10 off $20 is still working at CD Universe (see related thread). They have the Kino set for $35.+ $5 shipping (ugh) = $40 -$10=$ $30.

Or about $6 a film...
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Old 08-02-06, 12:15 PM
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DDD dropped the price of this 5 disc box set from $34.97 down to $33.22 after the kino sale ended (free shipping of course) with a release date of sept 12.
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