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    Posted: 16 Mar 2021 at 3:09am
Just pre-ordered this:



I'd been eyeing up the set of Memories of Murder and Barking Dogs Never Bite for a while, but this is much better value even at base price. 

I've seen all the other movies, but the only one I actually own is Parasite, and that's digital. 
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Beautiful set. There's also a hidden schematic in the case as an Easter Egg. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2021 at 5:31am
Couldn't resist this on Amazon for £22.99! Especially since single film Criterion's will sometimes set you back £25. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2021 at 2:40pm
It came and so far it's pretty damn good, though I hate TV boxsets that don't move automatically between episodes. It's always back to the main menu with this one.


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It's also Sod's Law that the one time Amazon delivers early (package waiting before I even woke up this morning) it has to go straight back. Bet on Tuesday I'll be sitting around twiddling my thumbs all day (but I guess what else was I going to do these days?).

But meanwhile I've got to make an extra trip out to ship the broken set back to them. 

Normally I'd just replace the case, except I only have one blu-ray case spare and it's not got the centre clips for the extra disc holders. 

I normally just suck it up with cases broken in transit but I dropped £35 on this set. 
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^ They've got your money, they don't care anymore. Very annoying.
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What a nuisance, my boxset of Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex arrived from Amazon damaged so much the case won't even stay shut properly. Only two little breaks but in just the right places...got to send it back now and of course they suddenly can't next day delivery a replacement. Angry
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Nice selection there, got a couple myself for Christmas...




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Christmas blu-ray haul:


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Birthday blu-ray haul.

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A few recent collector's edition hauls put together, two lots of Arrow and my first Criterion Collection releases. 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Just treated myself to the blu-ray of Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, which also includes the original theatrical and Redux cuts. I have a tatty DVD copy of the Redux already that I didn't pay much for. I'll be looking forward to seeing how the Final Cut compares. 

So this set was completely misadvertised and doesn't contain the theatrical or the redux cuts. Angry
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There's none I've watched twice yet so it's difficult to say for sure, but the short list would be:

Strangers on a Train
Rear Window
North by Northwest
Psycho
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What's your favourite Hitchcock movie Adam?  I'm partial to Rear Window
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Just got the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection Blu-Ray for £24.99. I have most of the movies on DVD already but I plan to sell those on to make some of that back. There are a couple of movies I didn't have and a hardback collector's book in the set. 


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Having never seen the theatrical I thought the redux was fine, probably my favourite Coppola film. Final only came out last year. It's supposed to be Coppola's preferred version and has a length between that of the other two. 

It's also had restoration done on it to remaster for 4K which is also used as a basis for the blu-ray 1080p version. 
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the redux cut is so much worse than the theatrical, nothing they added is really of value to the movie.  Never seen "final"

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Just treated myself to the blu-ray of Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, which also includes the original theatrical and Redux cuts. I have a tatty DVD copy of the Redux already that I didn't pay much for. I'll be looking forward to seeing how the Final Cut compares. 
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Plenty to watch there. Haven't bought a lot of DVD's lately, though i got these for my Birthday in March...




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Recent Masters of Cinema haul: I already had the top 3 on DVD but old black and white movies are usually worth picking up on special edition blu-rays for the restoration work - although The Lost Weekend was highly disappointed in this regard - as well as their collector's booklets and special features. 


First of two recent Arrow Video hauls. All film noir. Arrow isn't quite as good as Masters of Cinema because they only put collector's booklets in the first press (which a few of these are) but they have the better selection of titles for my taste. 



Second Arrow haul. Still working my way through watching these ones. Owned the bottom two on DVD already but Secret Beyond the Door was only on a cheap region 0 release and while The Thing was perfectly OK on DVD it looks bloody brilliant on the 4K master used for this blu-ray special edition. 


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