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Old 12-15-05, 03:26 PM
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British titles in R1 format

For those interested in R1 DVDs of British titles, Koch Vision is releasing a number of older, Classic BBC dramas from the 60’s and 70’s, along with other titles in the coming months.

Currently scheduled for release:

Jan, 10, 2006
Rebus
Agatha Christie's "The Pale Horse"
Hands of a Murderer (a Sherlock Holmes' Mystery)

February 7, 2006
Wire in the Blood (Complete Season III)

March 7, 2006
Pornography: The Secret History of Civilisation

April 4, 2006
Take Me
BBC's David Copperfield (1974)
BBC's The Old Curiosity Shop (1979)

May 2, 2006
BBC’s The Fall of Eagles (1974)
Omega Factor
Dick Francis Mysteries
BBC's Nicholas Nickleby (1977)

Other titles will follow and will include the R1 versions of the BBC Classics listed in the Strawberry Entertainment catalog (with the unfortunate exceptions of the Anthony Hopkin’s War and Peace and the 1976 Our Mutual Friend).
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Originally Posted by Dai
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I think what Toben means is that this "adonroe" has signed up just to post this one message. Usually, a person's first message is going to be a question or a basic introduction; instead, this is an advertisement.
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Even if the OP is affiliated with the DVD release, I don't see how this is an advertisement. There are no links to pre-order and no invitation to a commercial transaction. It's a press release. Regular forum members post or link to press releases all the time.
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It would appear that I have inadvertently caused somewhat of an uproar over my post. I did indeed join primarily to post this information. However, I deliberately did not post a link or pricing information precisely so that it would not come across as an advertisement. It is mainly my attempt to let others like myself, who have been waiting a long time for the older BBC Classics to be released in R1, know that a company was finally scheduling some for release. Hopefully, if these titles can reach a large enough audience perhaps other long lost BBC gems like the 1975 Legend of Robin Hood, 1982 Woman in White, etc. will see the light of day! That is my only ulterior motive. I have absolutely no commercial or professional connection to either Koch Vision or Strawberry Entertainment. However, I am in contact with Koch in order to keep updated on their release schedule. If, after all is said and done, this is an inappropriate post, then please remove.

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OIC...

I didn't look at the OP's join date.
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Originally Posted by adonroe
If, after all is said and done, this is an inappropriate post, then please remove.
I don't guess your message is inappropriate. It's just that a popular message board like this one does get its fair share of spamming, and a number of members are quite sensitive to this. Like I said, it's just the fact that this was your very first post and that it sounds very press release-ish....

That being said, it's always good to know that more British films, TV shows, and TV miniseries are being released.
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I understand the sensitivity and I appreciate your remarks. Thank you!
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Thanks for the info.

I'm not sure why people would think this is spam.
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Following titles in Region 1 now available for preorder at both Amazon.com and DeepDiscountDVD.com
(also available for preorder on the Koch site but at full retail price):

1979 Old Curiosity Shop (Natalie Ogle)

1974 David Copperfield (Anthony Andrews)

Looking for Region 1 Fall of Eagles and Nicholas Nickleby to be available for preorder sometime next month.
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BBC Fall of Eagles and Nicholas Nickleby

The Koch Vision region 1 (US/Canada) DVDs of the BBC's 'Fall of Eagles' and 'Nicholas Nickleby' (Nigel Havers, 1977) are now available
for pre-order at DeepDiscountDVD and at DVDPlanet. I imagine they will be listed soon as well on Amazon.

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Apparently, because there are sensitive people on this board who speak before they think.

Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Thanks for the info.

I'm not sure why people would think this is spam.
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Is there a reverse list. Region 1 titles into region 2?

I've been after Lightning Jack and Ready to Rumble for months, but they're only region 1.
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Is there a reverse list. Region 1 titles into region 2?

I've been after Lightning Jack and Ready to Rumble for months, but they're only region 1.
I'm afraid I can't help with those titles. My information deals only with those BBC Classics that Koch has licensed from Strawberry Ent. for R1 release. You might want to contact the distributors for those two films to see if any R2 distribution is being contemplated.
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Thanks for the info.
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The following BBC Classic titles in DVD region 1 are now available for pre-order:

The lost Boys (1978) – Ian Holmes (not to be confused with the 1987 movie which is an entirely different story!)
Orde Wingate (1976) – Barry Foster

These previous DVD releases are also in region 1 and available for preorder:

Fall of Eagles (1974) – Michael Aldridge. Frederick Alexander, Patrick Stuart
Nicholas Nickleby (1977) – Nigel Havers
David Copperfield (1974) – David Yelland
The Old Curiosity Shop (1978) – Natalie Ogle

They appear to be available at most of the larger U.S. DVD outlets on the internet.
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I'm still waiting for a R1 release of Peter's Friends
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I'm still waiting for a R1 release of Peter's Friends
And me, for "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"
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And me, for "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"
Yet another reason to go multi-region. The BFI R2 release is pretty decent, and has some fine extras.
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