Region 0 Bunuel DVDs, worth $60?

 
Old 05-08-03, 11:35 PM
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Region 0 Bunuel DVDs, worth $60?

Are these worth $60?

1 - Los Olvidados / Las Hurdes

2 - El / Ensayo de un Crimen (Criminal Live of Archibaldo de la Cruz)

both have subtitles? I'm thinking about buying them, but wanna make sure im not getting scammed and this is a good deal.
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Old 05-09-03, 12:15 AM
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I have both (I hope you mean $60 for both--I spent about $30 apiece at MachiavelDVD.com) & am very happy with them. Good transfers. No English subs on the Las Hurdes short. There are reviews at DVD Beaver here and here.
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Old 05-09-03, 11:58 AM
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Not great transfers, but certainly adequate and you couldn't pry these discs from my hands! I love 'em, particularly "EL", which I think ranks among Bunuel's best from the Mexican period. It's hard to really get "Las Hurdes", though, without understanding the arch "travelogue" narration--you really lose out here, but nonetheless that disc is definitely worth having for "Los Olvidados" alone (which, by the way, includes the alternate ending--fortunately never screened--among the extras).

I thought these were OOP. If you're a Bunuel fan, grab 'em if you can find 'em!!!
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Originally posted by Richard Malloy
... and you couldn't pry these discs from my hands!

U said it.....
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Originally posted by Richard Malloy
...I love 'em, particularly "EL", which I think ranks among Bunuel's best from the Mexican period...
...Yup! what the man said!...

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Ok, so now the seller is telling me that they "might be bootlegs" and giving me this run around about how he doesnt think they're the original OOP! and now I WANT THESE! I dont know if any of the ones on ebay are legit are not. Can someone gimme some help here?
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Can't help you there, but in my experiance, many, MANY OOP DVDs on e-bay are bootlegs or misrepresented. I have stopped getting OOPs on e-bay because of being burnt in the past.

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Old 05-10-03, 09:30 AM
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That's what I'm afraid of. After reading about them, I really really want them.
If anyone knows a reputable seller, lemme know, either here or email.

Thanks.
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As I stated above, I bought both recently from MachiavelDVD.com (located in Canada). Both are now out-of-stock there. You might email Marc, the owner, and see if he'll be getting more in soon (he had copies of The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz/El as recently as a week ago).

DVDGo used to stock these, but doesn't anymore.
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