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Old 02-08-17, 05:02 PM
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CLASSICFLIX HOME VIDEO

I am thrilled to announce we are launching our own home video label under the “ClassicFlix” banner with our first releases coming in late March.

Like many good independent labels, we plan to make available long-neglected classic films -- some which have never been released on DVD or Blu-ray and some which badly need restoration. I’m not able to disclose what our releases will be at this time, but I hope to make an announcement early next week.

Stay informed by either visiting ClassicFlix.com or our Facebook or Twitter page. You may also ask questions via our Facebook page or email us at [email protected].

Thank you for your continued support over the years and we look forward to serving you for many more years to come.


This from their website. Interested to find out what becomes available.
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Old 02-09-17, 06:04 PM
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Re: ClassicFlix label

The website says the label is devoted to films made before 1970.
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Old 02-10-17, 09:12 AM
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sounds like they are using the old Netflix model of renting movies for $8-10/month with a membership. At that price, I am not interested in renting.. However, their site also said they sell movies without membership.. I just can't find any titles that have a "buy" button on them. They only say "rent."

I like their selection...can't see me renting anymore, tho..especially at that price point..I would want some of these for my collection.....will wait to see how much they charge to buy these....
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Old 02-10-17, 02:05 PM
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However, their site also said they sell movies without membership.. I just can't find any titles that have a "buy" button on them. They only say "rent."
If you click the word "BUY" up beside their logo, you can see what they're selling. Prices seem about average, but their pre-order on the 3D special edition of SEPTEMBER STORM at $14.99 is good deal. Not sure if shipping would kill it though.
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Old 02-10-17, 04:32 PM
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sounds like they are using the old Netflix model of renting movies for $8-10/month with a membership. At that price, I am not interested in renting.. However, their site also said they sell movies without membership.. I just can't find any titles that have a "buy" button on them. They only say "rent."

I like their selection...can't see me renting anymore, tho..especially at that price point..I would want some of these for my collection.....will wait to see how much they charge to buy these....
They've been around for years. I started renting because they have the Warner Archive and MOD titles from Fox, Columbia and MGM/UA for rent. Also TCM Vault and Olive. Can check out some obscure stuff.

They are splitting the rental from the retail. They are no longer accepting new rental memberships and moving it to a different, gated site.

The important part, and reason I posted the announcement, is that they are starting their own label to release titles on BD that haven't been released. The first batch of BD releases will be announced in March.
No details yet. Hoping it's similar to Twilight Time.
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Anybody know if ClassicFlix tends to reduce the price of their titles over time? Logic would say yes but I'm looking at Noose Hangs High (Abbott & Costello) and would like to upgrade my dvd. But $21.99 (@Amazon) is a bit much for me and I was hoping for something closer to $15. Just curious, not trying to be cheap, but judging how much demand there is for their titles.
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"They are splitting the rental from the retail. They are no longer accepting new rental memberships and moving it to a different, gated site."

I've been a member off and on for several years, and recently found to my dismay that they eliminated my account while I was taking a break. Probably because I gave 'em a lot of grief over their general ineptitude and the fact that after screwing up and not sending me any dvd's they always refused to refund my money!

"The important part, and reason I posted the announcement, is that they are starting their own label to release titles on BD that haven't been released. The first batch of BD releases will be announced in March. No details yet."

I've seen one of the dvds - Another Man's Poison starring Bette Davis and Gary Merrill. Looks great. The dvd was made from a very clean print of the film and the company even took the time to add subtitles. A nice surprise, considering how unbelievably bad the rental service was.
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Anybody know if ClassicFlix tends to reduce the price of their titles over time?
They've likely been around too short a time for anyone to know for sure, but you're probably right. I have yet to buy any of their titles but am considering a few. The reviews are mostly quite good. A concern is that future titles ("Nightmare" from 1956 comes to mind) may lend themselves better to bare-bones DVD or Blu-Ray double features than to elaborate $20+ packages. But we'll see what they do. I am happy to have more labels in the market and at some point may try convincing them to tackle a few obscure films.

So their rental business is winding down? I'd wanted to try it since the early days (mostly for MOD's, which I can't bring myself to buy), but guess that moment has passed. I wonder if you can get these through interlibrary loan?
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Just FYI, but Noose Hangs High is now down to $15 on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073HJJD9F/
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Bump this thread but Noose Hangs High has been jumping around in price quite a bit (it's fluctuated from
$25 to $16), but it's finally $15 again. I finally bit.
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New release for May 29: THE MAN WHO WATCHED TRAINS GO BY (1952). Not familiar with it, but seems interesting as a "technicolor noir".



ewly transferred and restored.

Mild-mannered bookkeeper Kees Popinga lives a mundane life and dreams about the places he can go on the trains that travel through his hometown of Groningen, Holland. But when a French police detective shows up at his firm to inspect the books, Popinga’s unremarkable existence is instantly altered, and he soon finds himself on the way to Paris with a suitcase of cash, on the run from the law and entranced by a strange and beautiful woman.

Based on the 1938 novel by Georges Simenon—the author who created fictional sleuth Jules Maigret, and whose books like The Man on the Eiffel Tower and The Brothers Rico were also adapted for the big screen—The Man Who Watched Trains Go By casts beloved Warner Bros. character actor Claude Rains (Mr. Skeffington) as the meek Popinga. The supporting cast includes Herbert Lom, Marta Toren and Anouk Aimee… with appearances by such solid British veterans as Felix Aylmer, Marius Goring, Lucie Mannheim and Ferdy Mayne.

This taut and suspenseful classic, shot in Technicolor, also benefits from beautiful location shooting in both the Netherlands and "The City of Light."
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