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Is this is a good buy ( Almodavar boxset, UK ) ?

Old 05-12-05, 05:05 PM
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Is this a good buy ( Almodavar boxset, UK ) ?

I was looking to buy the Lukas Moodysson boxset when i noticed this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...454714-0763665

Is this a good buy (transfer, extras etc.) ? . I did a search with no results. I love Almodovar films yet don't own any of them , the price is very tempting ...

Any/All input is welcome. Thanks

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All of these titles are available in R1 and are cheaper here. Not sure about differences in extras though.
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Originally Posted by Damfino
All of these titles are available in R1 and are cheaper here.
Not really ( Unless I am missing something)

Bad Education - 20.64 (DDD)
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down - 20.99 ( DVD Empire)
Live Flesh- 9.12 (DDD)
All About My Mother - 22.06 (DDD)
Talk To Her - 20.34 ( DDD)

Total - 93.15 $ ( excluding shipping )

From amazon.co.uk , I get it for 40.52 GBP ( ~ 75 $ Shipped with no VAT) . Not sure of the transfer or extras, though I am assuming european movies generally receive bad R1 treatment.
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dvdsoli:

ALL of these films have identical to R1 transfers.

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Still looking for affordable Kika...
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Tie Me Up Tie Me Down appears to be OOP in R1 now and I was assuming 2-3 of these had already had R1 price reductions (only Live Flesh has a low list price). With that in mind the UK set is looking like a good deal.
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Originally Posted by DVD Smurf
Still looking for affordable Kika...

I am actually awaiting High Heels to finally arrive in...any region with English subs.




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Is there any good place to get most of Almodovars films?
The ones I really want are:

Matador
Law of Desire
High Heels

Or should I just wait cuz of the news that Almodovar formed his new video company and will be distributing most of his films himself?

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Matador, Kika, and some of his earlier films are later this year being issued in a new boxset in the UK. (the UK Law of Desire disc has an average PQ). I would still wait though as many of them are NOT restored and up to the standards they deserve. My advise (if it should matter to you)-wait!!

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Thank you! I'll wait. So should I wait for the boxset or wait until something better comes along? Is the boxset just a rerelease of the older discs?
Have Kika already.
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"High Heels" with English subtitles was released on DVD in Australia by Siren Visual Entertainment. I bought mine a couple of years ago at the international section of HMV in Hong Kong.
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Originally Posted by tali219
"High Heels" with English subtitles was released on DVD in Australia by Siren Visual Entertainment. I bought mine a couple of years ago at the international section of HMV in Hong Kong.
That is certainly news to me as I have never seen the disc for sale.

Neitzl: I would wait and see if something better comes out (better than the boxset). As I mentioned above I don't think that the current transfers for Kika and Laws of Desire are good enough....but let's see what this UK set will look like.

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