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Old 11-15-08, 01:44 PM
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Did these all get pushed back?
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Yes.
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Old 11-15-08, 01:47 PM
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Bummer. Ah well, next week is going to be expensive as is...
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Old 11-15-08, 02:33 PM
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Well, glad I got my 11/18 titles pre-ordered during the DVDPlanet 25% sale so that I am locked in at such a low price for The Last Emperor, The Third Man, and The Man Who Fell From Earth

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Old 11-16-08, 10:35 AM
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Really sad about the dates getting bumped back. I was really looking forward to getting my hands on these.
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Yeah, the date bump is obnoxious. I need David Bowie in HD! The Prestige isn't enough.
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Old 11-17-08, 06:11 PM
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I just got the following email from Amazon:
I had to call DVD Planet this afternoon about an order that included "The Third Man." They said it is now due for release on Dec. 16.
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Old 11-17-08, 06:37 PM
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Do you think they moved the release dates back so that people couldn't use the 25 % off deals for them?

Since they want to see how the titles would sell in regular circumstances, to determine their future strategy... I don't know how much the 25 % off deals might skew the data but the thought came to me.
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Old 11-17-08, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by CloverClover View Post
Do you think they moved the release dates back so that people couldn't use the 25 % off deals for them?

Since they want to see how the titles would sell in regular circumstances, to determine their future strategy... I don't know how much the 25 % off deals might skew the data but the thought came to me.
The titles were delayed by Criterion, not Deep Discount/DVD Planet. Criterion wouldn't delay releasing a batch of titles because one e-tailer is having a sale.

Delays are nothing new for Criterion.
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Old 11-17-08, 09:05 PM
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Are the deep discount orders w/ the t shirts being cancelled?
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Old 11-17-08, 10:03 PM
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I don't know why they would be. The discs have just been delayed a bit, not canceled.
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Old 11-17-08, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
I don't know why they would be. The discs have just been delayed a bit, not canceled.
I dont think thats what he meant. DD was canceling the T-shirt pre-orders because for some reason they were working with the DVDTALK 25% discount, even though they were pre-orders.
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Old 11-22-08, 07:03 PM
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The first review for any of em is out:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...97&show=review
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Old 11-22-08, 07:30 PM
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The packaging looks a little disappointing.
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Not happy with the packaging.

Good review, Pro B!
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Old 11-22-08, 08:08 PM
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I don't mind the digi-pack, but I don't care for the top/bottom loading style Criterion goes for. What's wrong with loading it from the side?
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Not happy with the packaging.

Good review, Pro B!
Ditto! I hate digipacks as much as snappers.
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Old 11-22-08, 10:27 PM
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I can't believe a company like Criterion messed up the packaging like this. That looks really shitty. I don't care about the spine number being over 400 but the packaging sucks.
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Didn't even notice the spine #...

I was more hoping for a nice slipcase like Sleeping Beauty that flips open rather then...this. Oh well. Custom Coverart coming soon...
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Old 11-22-08, 11:17 PM
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It's no wonder they're keeping the pricing the same as the DVDs since they're using such cheap packaging like that.
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Old 11-23-08, 12:04 AM
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^ digi-packs cost more to produce/print than standard packaging.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:42 AM
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Looks fine to me. I like different kinds of packaging as long as it is about the same size as the Blu-ray standard size.
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Digipacks? Really? Bad form, Criterion. Just give me a regular Blu-ray case, thanks.
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Old 11-23-08, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
^ digi-packs cost more to produce/print than standard packaging.
Hmmm, well there goes my theory.
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Old 11-23-08, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Digipacks? Really? Bad form, Criterion. Just give me a regular Blu-ray case, thanks.
Honestly, wear&tear aside, I think these digi-pack look so much better than those ugly, gaudy baby-blue Blu-ray cases. Kudos to Criterion!
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