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Old 10-19-22, 06:39 PM
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The Imprint Films Blu-ray Thread

I figured it was time to start an Imprint Films thread.

Imprint Films is a premium Blu-ray label from Via Vision Entertainment in Australia. Their Blu-ray releases are English-friendly and are usually region-free. You can buy them directly from the Via Vision shop or Oz retailers like JB Hi-Fi. Or you can get them at decent prices from importers like Amazon or the Alliance Entertainment family (Deep Discount, ImportCDs, Blowitoutahere).

The mission statement of Imprint is "delivering a library of 'must have' films of long requested & previously unreleased classics in stunning High Definition. All first pressings of each release will have strictly limited-edition deluxe packaging along with new transfers, audio commentaries, exclusive bonus features & more."

A lot of releases they do are the first time a film is available on Blu-ray worldwide, or the first time it has an English/Region A-friendly release. Some examples of major films getting their first Blu-ray release on Imprint:

Hard Eight (1996)
Lolita (1997)
School Ties (1992)
The Contender (2000)
The Out-of-Towners (1970)
Double Jeopardy (1999)
The Apostle (1997)

Most of their limited edition titles don't get reprinted once they sell out. The Selling Fast page shows you which ones are almost out of stock. New title announcements on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/imprint_films

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Re: The Imprint Films Blu-ray Thread

This month's releases:



TESTAMENT (1983)
SAVE THE TIGER (1973)
THE MOLLY MAGUIRES (1970)
NORTH DALLAS FORTY (1979)
PRETTY BABY (1978)
COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (1952)
THE ROSE TATTOO (1955)
WARNING SHOT (1967)
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Coming in November:


AFTER DARK: NEO-NOIR CINEMA - COLLECTION TWO (1990 - 2002) – Imprint Collection #178 - 183
• Limited Edition 7 Disc Hardbox with 80 page booklet
Blue Steel (1990)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Crimson Rivers (2000)
The Way Of The Gun (2000)
The Yards (2000)
Narc (2002)

DIRECTED BY ROLAND JOFFE (1984 - 1992) – Imprint Collection #184 - 187
Limited Edition 6 Disc Hardbox, 1500 copies only
The Killing Fields (1984) - 2-Disc Set
The Mission (1986)
Fat Man and Little Boy (1988) - worldwide first on Blu-ray
City Of Joy (1992)

SCHOOL TIES (1992) - worldwide first on Blu-ray
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS (1982) - worldwide first on Blu-ray
CITY OF GOD (2002) - 1500 copies only
DISTANT THUNDER (1988) - worldwide first on Blu-ray

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Re: The Imprint Films Blu-ray Thread

Coming in December:


Limited to 1500 copies each:

THE KILLER ELITE (1975) - 2 cuts
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED (1976) - 2 cuts
BURN! (QUEIMADA!) (1969) - 2 cuts
FEAR IS THE KEY (1972)
- worldwide first on Blu-ray
PORK CHOP HILL (1959)
A RAGE TO LIVE (1965) - worldwide first on Blu-ray
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Re: The Imprint Films Blu-ray Thread

Nice. Perfect place to boast about how nice their Barfly release isÖ

Iíll tell you, this new set is absolutely beautiful. I was so surprised. Sturdy. Nice art. Really a nice releaseÖ









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Re: The Imprint Films Blu-ray Thread

Apparently their January titles will be announced next Thursday, and thatíll include their first UHD title(s). One rumor is a Jean Rollin box set (or at least The Nude Vampire).
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Iíll be getting School Ties. Very happy with my Warriors box set with the theatrical cut.
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Most excited that Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains is finally getting a BD
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Neat label out of Australia. They clearly go after movies which haven't seen BD in North America before. The transfers are hit-or-miss for the most part but they often provide exclusive new special features. Kind of a mix between Kino Lorber and Arrow Video.
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Re: The Imprint Films Blu-ray Thread

Why isn’t Barfly mentioned in the October releases?
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Re: The Imprint Films Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Why isnít Barfly mentioned in the October releases?
It was a Sept release.
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Re: The Imprint Films Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by TheBang
It was a Sept release.
good answer, though i think is was pushed back to 10/7, but i did see it mentioned in their Sept release calendar. But, Barfly is actually an Oct release.
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February releases. Limited to 1500 copies each

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March releases. Limited to 1500 copies each

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April releases, including 2 collections:


ESSENTIAL FILM NOIR: COLLECTION FOUR – Imprint Collection #210 – #213
Five acclaimed and much sought after classics, from 2021 4K scans, in a limited edition 4-disc Hardbox, and jam-packed with brand NEW special features.
• ROPE OF SAND (1949) – starring Burt Lancaster & Claude Rains, and directed by William Dieterle (Dark City)
• APPOINTMENT WITH DANGER (1950) – Alan Ladd’s final Film Noir, directed by Lewis Allen (The Uninvited)
• THE ENFORCER (1951) – starring Humphrey Bogart and Zero Mostel, shot by the great Robert Burks (North by Northwest)
• BEWARE, MY LOVELY (1952) – worldwide 1st on Blu-ray, starring Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino
• JENNIFER (1953) – worldwide 1st on Blu-ray, starring Ida Lupino

TALES OF ADVENTURE: COLLECTION ONE – Imprint Collection #214 – #217
This fascinating four-disc set showcases five timeless adventure films of a bygone era. This first collection brings you five Arabian style genre features rich with the mystic wonder in lavishing Technicolor.
• ARABIAN NIGHTS (1942) – nominated for four Academy Awards
• THE DESERT HAWK (1950) – worldwide first on Blu-ray, starring Yvonne DeCarlo
• ZARAK (1956) – worldwide first on Blu-ray, starring Victor Mature (Kiss of Death) and Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita)
• A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS (1945) – worldwide first on Blu-ray – a clever, self-parodic version of the Aladdin tales
• OMAR KHAYYAM (1957) – worldwide first on Blu-ray- from a NEW 6K scan of the original negative

THE HAUNTING OF JULIA (1977) – Imprint Collection #218
• Worldwide 1st on Blu-ray • Housed in a Lenticular Hardcase, with a collector’s booklet • Includes the newly remastered CD soundtrack, featuring 20 min of previously unheard music • 2022 4K scan of the original negative
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June releases
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I need to sit down and look at a few of their releases. Never used them before.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
I need to sit down and look at a few of their releases. Never used them before.
The whole collection from #1 to current can be viewed here: https://viavision.com.au/shop/category/imprint-films/

Most of their releases have a print run of only 1500 copies each. Many of the older titles are out of print and out of stock already. You can see which ones are about to go out of stock here: https://viavision.com.au/imprint-films-selling-fast/
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Originally Posted by TheBang
The whole collection from #1 to current can be viewed here: https://viavision.com.au/shop/category/imprint-films/

Most of their releases have a print run of only 1500 copies each. Many of the older titles are out of print and out of stock already. You can see which ones are about to go out of stock here: https://viavision.com.au/imprint-films-selling-fast/
Thanks for the links. It sucks about the limited print runs because all the ones I was interested in was OOS. Ohwell.
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if i didn't have the foreign loaded version, i would be all over Malena. great movie. and Monica Bellucci is unbelievable looking.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
Thanks for the links. It sucks about the limited print runs because all the ones I was interested in was OOS. Ohwell.
Thatís just the stock on the Imprint Store. If they are more recent titles, you might want to check some of the importers here like blowitoutahere and importcds and rarewaves and see if they still have stock.
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LEAP? Really? Does Imprint have some kind of contractual obligation to take on a newer piece of Mainland Chinese propaganda in order to get an older piece that at least had the benefit of being debatable?

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