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Old 11-25-12, 10:43 PM
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

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Crud, that would have made a nice purchase otherwise.
The Warner Brothers picture quality will likely be better, but you can get the whole series on DVD from Australia, if you have a region-free player:

http://www.magnapacific.com.au/index...=detail&id=368
http://www.magnapacific.com.au/index...=detail&id=390

Both sets are also available as part of Magna Pacific's "Peanuts 60th Anniversary Collection":

http://www.magnapacific.com.au/index...detail&id=2023
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WB archives has a 5 for $50 sale going on with free shipping. I just ordered a bunch of titles including
Red Dust w/Gable and Lombard,The Hanging Tree,Westward the Women andNight Court Seasons 6 & 7.
I've always been very happy with the quality of the discs and Warner's customer service. I've been ordering with them since they started up their program and never had a problem. Can't say that about some pressed discs I've bought.
Come Christmas time I'll be watching some of these long awaited titles. Others can continue to moan
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

Exactly. I've heard people complain for years about the quality. I haven't noticed anything wrong with a MOD set so far. Other than lack of extras some of the time, you can't really tell the difference. As you said, I've had FAR more problems with so-called normal dvds. Discs that wouldn't play or wouldn't play all the way through. Discs that wouldn't play even though there are no apparent scratches. Just a ton of problems. All the MOD dvds I've tried so far have been great.
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

So the official burned DVD comes on like a Maxell Disc or Sony DVD-R? It's not just a plain DVD without a title, but looks like it could be some random blank DVD-R?

If it was something that was exceptionally rare that I really wanted in my collection I would probably buy it because I would want to the people who made such an awesome movie to get paid for it. But I would also expect that since the studio saved money by not pressing up the DVD with actual art that the price would be lowered. Does it even come with a regular artwork case? If it's just a burned disc in a white slip I expect to pay $10-15 at the most. And again that's for some super rare classic. If it's just some obscure comedy that I like that's never been popular I expect it to be $7-10.
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

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So the official burned DVD comes on like a Maxell Disc or Sony DVD-R? It's not just a plain DVD without a title, but looks like it could be some random blank DVD-R?
No, they have printed labels on them. Probably from an inkjet. See here:
http://www.soundadviceblog.com/produ...e-day-19-2010/

They probably use a disc like this, which has a white printable top:
http://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-DataL.../dp/B00020T4UK
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

That looks fine to me. I would pay $15 for that. $20 though I can't see that considering that a new DVD with special features, fancy menu interface, and non-CDR would be the same price.

Thanks for the link.
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

So as reported elsewhere and a few posts above, box sets are being pressed. How is this an MOD? Nothing like confusing the brand. I would buy DVDs and have indeed picked up the Bowery Boys set due to these reports. So, now it's like a gamble.

And to continue on topic, I would have picked up the Wonder Woman TV film.
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

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So as reported elsewhere and a few posts above, box sets are being pressed. How is this an MOD? Nothing like confusing the brand. I would buy DVDs and have indeed picked up the Bowery Boys set due to these reports. So, now it's like a gamble.

And to continue on topic, I would have picked up the Wonder Woman TV film.
I have had many,many great evenings watching what i've purchased from WA. I guess others have had great evenings looking at their growing list of films they would have purchased if the world was different. To each their own.
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

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I have had many,many great evenings watching what i've purchased from WA. I guess others have had great evenings looking at their growing list of films they would have purchased if the world was different. To each their own.
I'm glad you had many, many great evenings watching your WA purchases. I would also guess that others had such great evenings too. So what? Why would i care?

I don't have an issue with those who enjoy and appreciate MODs. Buy them up. Start a thread about the greatness of the format. That's cool. Some people love vinyl records over CDs. Others love downloads. Some folks love 8 track tapes and cassettes. I prefer pressed media over MODs. That is what I collect. As you said, to each their own.
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

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I have had many,many great evenings watching what i've purchased from WA. I guess others have had great evenings looking at their growing list of films they would have purchased if the world was different. To each their own.
I get the impression that many people on this site have advanced to a stage where they're really just buying new releases for their movie collections. Myself, I'm still working feverishly on old releases, namely stuff on DVD that won't be making the transition to Blu Ray soon, if ever, and in many cases is OOP and getting scarce. In this situation, and with Blu Ray disks generally coming in second (I currently own 14 BR's!), I have zero issues pushing MOD's to last place. Once I'm comfortable on the DVD front, and once I've made some proper BR wants lists, then...maybe.

But personally, if such opportunities exist, I'd just as soon get the films via Netflix, record them with a screen recorder, and burn my own disks...which is all the studios are really selling me anyway, but at inflated prices.
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So as reported elsewhere and a few posts above, box sets are being pressed. How is this an MOD? Nothing like confusing the brand. I would buy DVDs and have indeed picked up the Bowery Boys set due to these reports. So, now it's like a gamble.
Yes, they aren't doing themselves any favors.

But if there's a title that really moves you, buy it, and if it's MOD, send it back. Or inquire with the studio first, and tell them your game plan. If they won't give you a straight pressed vs. MOD answer, write back and make them feel guilty for losing a sale. Don't suffer in silence!
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

An MOD release, the wonderful Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper flick, "A Study in Terror," was released in the last year in the UK on a region free Blu-Ray. I'm watching my copy now. Looks good. I think it was 6 pounds when I ordered it.

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I just got my blu-ray copy of the Green Slime and I'm thrilled. I also picked up Doc Savage and Lost Horizon. I'm so glad some of the previous MOD titles are getting pressed editions again and on blu-ray no less. I was hoping to see this happen, even if it's just a handful of titles.
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I am also glad I waited. I did buy a number of pressed DVD's from Italy in favor of various studios' MOD programs, and skipped the rest. Now many MOD's are going Blu and I already own a bunch of Kino disks like The Black Sleep. Will finally stock up on WA Blu's during their next sale. I am hoping for additions like While the City Sleeps, Tormented, The Hypnotic Eye, and (if they can't/won't do better) some lesser Hammer titles. I wonder if Warner has long-term plans for their Lon Chaney Sr. silent films?
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

I'm so happy more and more MODs are showing up on blu-ray. I recently got The Cyclops.

Here's hoping some of the MOD-only Hanna Barbara cartoons will show up on blue. I know they weren't MODs but I'm encouraged that past DVD Hanna Barbara titles the Scooby Doo Movies and Jonny Quest are heading to blu-ray disc.
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A holy grail for me. So glad to see horror TV movie “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” getting a blu-ray release from the Warner Archive Collection.
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Who knows the real future of Warner Archives. I always found their branding confusing with MODs. Spit it out, is it dvd-r or not? Some multi disc sets were pressed. I'm so glad I learned that in time in buying the Bowery Boys sets. The last few years have been great with their Blu-ray releases, including Hammer and especially Curse of Frankenstein. I used to never buy from them but then the blu-ray releases (which were pressed) were awesome. Add in the 4 for $44 sales and all was good. Odd to think back when they first started and many of their dvd-rs were more than the current blu-ray equivalents. So glad I waited and saw many of my wants jump over to blu-ray.

I started this thread through my frustration of MODs (DVD-r's) but things changed for the better so my hats off to Warner Archives. I hated ya, then I loved ya, now I'll miss ya. We'll see how it goes and grows with Amazon.
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Re: What movies would you have bought if they were on DVD instead of DVD-R?

Incidentally I've heard that Amazon is going to stop doing DVD-Rs for smaller companies like they've been doing for a while (in small print they usually say they are made by Amazon.)
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Incidentally I've heard that Amazon is going to stop doing DVD-Rs for smaller companies like they've been doing for a while (in small print they usually say they are made by Amazon.)
This is indeed a positive change, but please tell me, where does one hear this information?
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It keeps getting better:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09741GVLY/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09741GVLY/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

I really wanted this one. I would have easily bought this on DVD but couldn't bring myself to do the MOD. Now it's going to be on blu-ray! That's awesome news. The only other MOD I remember wanting was the Wonder Woman TV movie. Everything else has made it to blu-ray.

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