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Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Old 02-22-11, 08:55 PM
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Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Don't get too excited... it's coming from Optimum and may be region locked. I'm not sure how most of their titles are, but here's the pre-order page.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004OQJS5O/

Amazon's DVD-R can suck it!
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Holy shit

If the reviews are good, I will definitely be picking this up on Day 1. I have a Region Free BD player, so the possibility of Optimum locking their discs (as usual) to Region B isn't an issue.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Yeah, every Optimum disc I'm aware of is region-B, but I'm also in the region-free camp, so that's not gonna get in my way. Can't wait!
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Optimum will also be releasing Don't Look Now on 3/7.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

might be the title that pushes me over the region free edge
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

I too will likely pick this up if the reviews are good.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

This figures, since I now have the DVDR. Can't believe it's a freaking Blu Ray. Think I'll buy it and sell the DVDR on Ebay.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Blu-Ray!! Thank you, Jesus.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

16 lbs is about 30 bucks, quite pricey not to mention about 5 bucks for shipping though I'm sure the VAT would off-set that. Not that I'm currently Region-free capable anyway.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why the idea of paying for MOD DVD-Rs is ri-goddamn-diculous.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Well the issue here can be rights-related; it wasn't an MGM proper film, I think it was from AIP? Although it did play in HD on MGMHD a while ago.
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Originally Posted by davidlynchfan View Post
16 lbs is about 30 bucks, quite pricey not to mention about 5 bucks for shipping though I'm sure the VAT would off-set that. Not that I'm currently Region-free capable anyway.
Total price as of now after VAT removal and including shipping would be 16.49, which is $26.76. The price might also drop a couple of pounds in the interim as well. I am wondering why the list price is 22.99 instead of 19.99, like the other Optimum Blu-rays.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

If the reviews are good, I will definitely pick this up.
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A few more upcoming Optimum/Elevation Releases:

Cross of Iron - 6/13
Ice Cold in Alex - 6/13
The Cruel Sea - 6/13
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Originally Posted by gmanca View Post
Well the issue here can be rights-related; it wasn't an MGM proper film, I think it was from AIP? Although it did play in HD on MGMHD a while ago.
I still have this sitting on my harddrive from that channel. I must watch it sometime.
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I emailed Optimum asking about possible special features on this disc, and this was there response:

This is all still to be confirmed. But at this point it is scheduled for June 6th, but there is still a chance it will be postponed to later on this summer.
Not really the answer I was looking for...
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

should've asked about region coding...
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
should've asked about region coding...
I hadn't thought about that, as I have a region-free player, but I'll shoot off another email.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
I hadn't thought about that, as I have a region-free player, but I'll shoot off another email.
yea i know you do which is why i assumed you didn't ask...it's titles like this that will likely force me to pick one up.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Yeah, every Optimum disc I'm aware of is region-B,
Oh bollocks. DVDR for me I guess...
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
yea i know you do which is why i assumed you didn't ask...it's titles like this that will likely force me to pick one up.
Anyone know what the best deal on one is these days? Is that Insignia from Best Buy a good buy?
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Anyone know what the best deal on one is these days? Is that Insignia from Best Buy a good buy?
hopefully NoirFan can chime in but i think thats the one he got
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Anyone know what the best deal on one is these days? Is that Insignia from Best Buy a good buy?
That's the one I have. It was $89.99 on sale. The only annoying thing is that you have to change the region coding every time you put in a Region B disc. I've only watched a couple of discs, but so far no problems, and it's quiet, unlike my Philips region-free DVD player and apparently the Sherwood Blu-ray player. The newer Insignias apparently also aren't hackable, so I'd say proceed with caution, but other more knowledgeable folks might have more info on that.
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re: Rolling Thunder (1977) -- 1/30/12

I'm starting to get worried - three weeks from the theoretical release date, and still no news on extras, or even finalized cover art. Plus, the Amazon UK listing says "Temporarily out of stock", when it hasn't been released yet.
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