Bank Dick CC to go OOP in September 2004

 
Old 07-19-04, 08:58 PM
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Bank Dick CC to go OOP in September 2004

http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=78

Criterion's edition of Edward Cline's The Bank Dick, starring W.C. Fields, will be available only through August 31, 2003. This title will be out of print and unavailable come September 2004.


i guess this has something to do with the WC Fields reissues coming in November from Universal...
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Old 07-19-04, 09:03 PM
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Glad I bought it in the ddd sale.
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Thanks for the update, just ordered it right now from dvdplanet.
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Thanks for the heads up... bumped up slightly in my "to buy" queue.
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I picked this up awhile back, great movie. Wonder if it will be rereleased in the future with some extras.
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Old 07-20-04, 01:09 AM
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Well Universal is releasing a W.C. Fields boxset this fall, which includes The Bank Dick. No word on whether the titles will be available separately though. I already have the Criterion release and the only other title in the box I'm desperate to buy is It's A Gift.
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Anyone buying from amazon wanna share STL? I've got a thread going for that purpose

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Originally posted by Joe1086
Thanks for the update, just ordered it right now from dvdplanet.
Just snagged one also... Only about 15 more to complete my Criterion Collection!!!
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Old 07-21-04, 09:58 PM
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What's the investment value of this? as an OOP Criterion
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Old 07-21-04, 10:06 PM
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What's the investment value of this? as an OOP Criterion
I'd be quite surprised if this ever became a "valuable" OOP Criterion, since it's basically a bare-bones release of a title that will be available on another label. Also, it's been out there for quite a while so there are probably a decent number of copies floating around.

Don't plan your retirement around this.
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I'm guessing that the Universal will be better and cost less. The Criterion is devoid of extras, so unless Univerasal completely screws up, then the Criterion is perhaps only for completists.
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how to get ahead in advertising is available on mgm but the cc still sells for above 50.00
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how to get ahead in advertising is available on mgm but the cc still sells for above 50.00
But, How to Get Ahead in Advertising was discontinued without much warning ahead of time. Other OOP Criterions such as Notorious, Straw Dogs can still be found at their original prices. I wouldn't expect The Bank Dick to be any different.
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Originally posted by Mikey
so unless Universal completely screws up
Better buy the Criterion then.
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I guess I am going to be one of the rare ones who is selling off their Criterion and investing in the Universal set.

From what I read when the Universal set was announced, it will be released as a single unit set in a digipak. In other words, the individual titles will NOT be released separately.

If this is case, I would rather sell off my CC copy of The Bank Dick and recover the original cost (which should bel within reason, I think) and then invest that toward the box set. As was mentioned, the CC version isn't that spectacular as far as extras, and the Universal set may very well be a better presentation.
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Thanks for the heads-up.

I never found compelled to buy this one right away, but I do collect the Criterion titles, and try to pick them up before they go OOP.
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