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Anyone own A Fish Called Wanda UK SE?

Old 09-17-03, 03:36 AM
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Anyone own A Fish Called Wanda UK SE?

Hi. It may be silly, but I was wondering if anyone owns the UK 2-disc Special Edition of A Fish Called Wanda and can confirm that it comes in the slipcase. I've seen pics on Australian sites (the R4 is identical in features) and most show a slipcase that goes over the other cover (the slipcase has holes that show the actors faces as if they were water bubbles).

The R2 SE is currently on sale at Amazon.co.uk for £8.99 each (as originally posted by deckel in the Bargains forum).
Old 09-17-03, 08:53 AM
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is this version any better than the bad R1 version?
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8.99 GBP includes the VAT which is removed when you go to checkout. (but still there is shipping). I've added it to my shopping cart and will get it when I find enough values to warrant the shipping charges!

dvdcompare.net likes it as one of the many R2 choices.

R2 SE (United Kingdom) - MGM

DISC ONE
The Film
Audio commentary by actor John Cleese

DISC TWO
"Something Fishy" featurette
"John Cleese's First Farewell Performance" featurette
"On Location With a Fish" featurette
"A Message From John Cleese" featurette
Deleted scenes with introductions by John Cleese
Alternate ending
Photo galleries
Theatrical trailers
TV spots
Trivia tracks
Turkish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese and English Subtitles
1.85:1 anamorphic PAL
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Amaray Case

read it here: http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/compari...ge.php?fid=611

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As for the comparison, yeah, this one is loaded compared to the R1 release. Still wondering about the slipcase, silly as it may seem.

VAT is like the Australia GST, right? It doesn't apply to non-UK customers?

I created a bogus account to test it and it appears as though the price without VAT is £7.65. So here's what I've figured if you just order A Fish Called Wanda: Special Edition:

£8.99 - VAT = £7.65
+ £2.09 S&H per order + £0.99 per item = £10.73
- £3.00 coupon = £7.73
= $US 12.21

Does this sound right? If so, it's a great price for a loaded SE. And a UK one at that. And I'll be playing it on my soon-to-arrive Philips 727, jblackie.

NOTE ABOUT THE COUPON: If you've never ordered from Amazon.co.uk before, you should get a popup window for a £3.00 coupon. If it doesn't appear, delete your Amazon.co.uk cookie. That coupon nicely takes care of the shipping charge for one title.

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Re: Anyone own A Fish Called Wanda UK SE?

Originally posted by DVDude!
[B]Hi. It may be silly, but I was wondering if anyone owns the UK 2-disc Special Edition of A Fish Called Wanda and can confirm that it comes in the slipcase. I've seen pics on Australian sites (the R4 is identical in features) and most show a slipcase that goes over the other cover (the slipcase has holes that show the actors faces as if they were water bubbles).
I've got the UK SE and yes it comes in that nice slipcase.
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Re: Re: Anyone own A Fish Called Wanda UK SE?

Originally posted by Mikkis
I've got the UK SE and yes it comes in that nice slipcase.
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... and it is currently on sale at Amazon UK for a great price:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=318283
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Originally posted by bboisvert
... and it is currently on sale at Amazon UK for a great price:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=318283
Thanks. Um... Read my first post. And my second post (fourth down).
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Originally posted by DVDude!
Thanks. Um... Read my first post. And my second post (fourth down).


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I've bought two copies (one when it came out and one more recently as a present), and both came in a slipcase.

However, with these UK releases you just never know when they are gonna change it. I know that MGM changed the digipack cover of The Usual Suspects when it got discounted, and when I recently got another copy of Y Tu Mama Tambien (no MGM title though) for GBP 7.99, the collector's booklet was no longer included.
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Originally posted by Mark_vdH
I've bought two copies (one when it came out and one more recently as a present), and both came in a slipcase.

However, with these UK releases you just never know when they are gonna change it. I know that MGM changed the digipack cover of The Usual Suspects when it got discounted, and when I recently got another copy of Y Tu Mama Tambien (no MGM title though) for GBP 7.99, the collector's booklet was no longer included.
Thanks for the info. I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed.

Yeah, my R1 of The Usual Suspects doesn't have the orange slipcase. I wanted it. Oh well.

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