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Old 02-02-10, 12:34 PM
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OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

Just got an email from Criterion that they are losing the rights to some of their Studio Canal titles, including spine #1 Grand Illusion!

They are taking $5 off their current store prices.

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Alphaville
Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy(Eclipse Series 6)
Le corbeau
Coup de torchon
Diary of a Country Priest
The Fallen Idol
Forbidden Games(Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Gervaise(Essential Art House edition)
Grand Illusion(Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Le jour se lève(Essential Art House edition)
Last Holiday(Essential Art House edition)
Mayerling(Essential Art House edition)
The Orphic Trilogy
Peeping Tom
Pierrot le fou(DVD and Blu-ray editions)
Port of Shadows
Quai des Orfèvres
The Small Back Room
The Tales of Hoffmann (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Trafic
Le trou
Variety Lights(Essential Art House edition)
The White Sheik


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Old 02-02-10, 12:44 PM
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

Thanks for the heads up! Hoping to hold off until next Barnes & Noble grab to catch remaining marketplace items but good to know information (still regret not grabbing Straw Dogs last B&N sale).
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Old 02-02-10, 12:47 PM
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

Never know how fast the Criterions sell-out after going OOP. If you really want one of them, you may want to pounce before they're gone.

I've been wanting Le Corbeau, but the Six Feet Under DOTD on Amazon is eating much of my DVD budget for the month.
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Old 02-02-10, 01:29 PM
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

These prices turn out to be pretty damn good, as it is, and, yes, RequiemX, is correct, Criterions that are announced as OOP often disappear form stocks soon after the announcement. The rights of Studio Canal are now controlled by Lionsgate, and God knows they can't do a comparable job to the work of Criterion, so many of these will remain the definitive editions.

I plan to buy several! And it will hurt the wallet, no doubt, but, down the road, I know I won't regret it. If anyone knows of better prices happening now do share...
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Old 02-02-10, 01:36 PM
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I just quickly picked up Trafic (I had been waiting for a BD edition) from Buy.com. Not the price I was hoping for, but I'd rather pay $28 now than a ton later. I'd have picked up from the Criterion store, but I couldn't think of anything else to combine with free shipping.
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Old 02-02-10, 01:50 PM
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

These are not announced as OOP, but going OOP in March. We should have a couple weeks to pick them up, and perhaps another B&N sale.
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Old 02-02-10, 02:24 PM
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These are not announced as OOP, but going OOP in March. We should have a couple weeks to pick them up, and perhaps another B&N sale.
Well, hopefully that means some of the out of stock items at Criterion's site will be available again because some of these titles are already on back order.

As for the B&N sale, unless someone has hard information that it is indeed, definitely coming this month or early March, then fine, but otherwise you could miss it out sitting with your fingers crossed for this sale to happen and waiting.
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^ Agreed as to the likelihood of a bn sale: don't count on it.
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Old 02-02-10, 08:15 PM
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They conveniently waited 1 day until the buy 2 get 1 bn.com sale ended. Why couldnt they let us know before that ended.
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Originally Posted by g View Post
They conveniently waited 1 day until the buy 2 get 1 bn.com sale ended. Why couldnt they let us know before that ended.
I was thinking the same damn thing.
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Old 02-02-10, 10:40 PM
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

sad to hear about this news.. some of those titles we may never see it available again. I really love Grand Illusion.. i dunno what Lionsgate is thinking buying up the rights for all theses..
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They have been rereleasing many of the ones that theyve taken the rights from criterion. Such as Ran and contempt and they are likely to release these as well but, of course, not as criterions which I want. Although there are some criterions like alphaville which may see an improvement as a rerelease.

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Old 02-02-10, 11:09 PM
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

Anyone else having trouble trying to order Grand Illusion from Criterion? I keep getting an error message when I click Add to Cart.
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

This sale is good for the $19.95 titles, so I picked up 4 of the essential Art house titles which I was waiting on before as I wasn't sure if Criterion would release them as full blown Criterions:

Gervaise (Essential Art House edition)
Le jour se lève (Essential Art House edition)
Last Holiday (Essential Art House edition)
Mayerling (Essential Art House edition)
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

Originally Posted by zekeburger1979 View Post
Anyone else having trouble trying to order Grand Illusion from Criterion? I keep getting an error message when I click Add to Cart.
I tried it. I pressed the green + button, then the page blinked and did not move except get rid of the + button. I pressed the "backorder" button and it added it to cart. Hopefully it will come back in stock...

Edit: oh, green + button is the "add to wishlist" feature. Pressing "bockorder" adds it to your cart. You can try and check out with it, but you won't be charged until when and if it comes back in stock and ships to you.
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Hopefully it will come back in stock...
They've said that they will get more copies and will honor all orders through the end of March.
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We're sorry, but something went wrong.

We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly.
Come on guys.
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Re: OOP Sale at Criterion Store!

Anyone have a link to this? All I'm seeing are artwork, clothing and mugs for sale at Criterion.com.
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Old 02-06-10, 02:48 PM
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The links are all in the first post in this thread.
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Old 02-06-10, 03:09 PM
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They've got their site back up and running. I ordered the four JAE titles, plus a mug for free shipping. All were 41 cents cheaper than they would be during the 25% off sale, so no complaints.
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