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Ravi

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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #135 on: October 24, 2007, 06:06:21 PM »
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Someone on dvdtalk.com got this email from Family Video:

Warner Home Video Director's Series: Stanley Kubrick Collection has a listed release date of 10/23/07. We have gotten word from Warner Brothers has pushed back release dates on many of their titles, and this is one of those titles. The title should be shipping out as soon as we receive it in our warehouse.

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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #136 on: October 24, 2007, 06:30:04 PM »
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Yeah, I got that. Pisses me off.

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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #137 on: October 24, 2007, 06:51:59 PM »
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i have not received that e-mail at this time, but it really doesn't make a lot of sense.

people have been able to buy the box in stores, right?

if so, that negates the push back release date excuse.
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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #138 on: October 24, 2007, 08:17:52 PM »
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From The Digital Bits:

Now then... let's talk Warner's new Stanley Kubrick box set. There are a number of issues bring reported by readers today, and we're getting asked a lot of questions about the discs. First issue: A lot of readers are reporting shortages of the discs - both high-def versions and the DVD box set. Amazon is apparently warning customers of delays in shipping the Blu-ray versions. Our local Best Buys here in Orange County, CA had plenty of the high-def versions today, but the DVD box sets are in short supply. Other retailers have low or no stock of either or both high-def versions, etc. I just got off the phone with Warner, and they're telling me that ALL orders from distributors have shipped out, so retailers should have plenty of copies of everything soon. Warner isn't commenting yet on the reasons for the delay and street date shortages, but industry sources are telling us privately that the studio recently switched to a new software fulfillment/distribution system, and that change over is reportedly causing some delays and logistical hiccups.

Another issue: The Eyes Wide Shut discs (all formats - as originally announced back in July) were supposed to include scene specific audio commentary by Sydney Pollack and historian Peter Loewenberg. They do not, although upon checking, a revised spec list sent to us on 9/1 had already omitted the commentary. However, neither do these discs include the theatrical version as expected, so if you want that too, you need to keep your original DVD. Studio reps have suggested to us that this may have been a disc space issue, but we're expecting official word soon. The problem with this notion is that the Blu-ray Disc version should certainly have had the room to include the other cut of the film (via seamless branching as planned). Frankly, the HD-DVD version should have had room enough as well. But we're expecting to find out from the studio exactly what happened tomorrow. Unfortunately, we have been informed that (for whatever reason) the theatrical version WAS dropped from the disc and the packaging wasn't corrected to reflect this. We're told that future copies will have corrected packaging, which means that the branching feature will NOT be part of the release.

The other question a lot of people have had, is why Kubrick's Lolita and Barry Lyndon weren't included in the set. This may be due to the possibility that the films required additional remastering work... or it could have been just a bad decision made by the studio in thinking that fans wouldn't care if they were missing. Again, we've asked the studio why the films weren't included in the set (and separately on high-def) and we hope to hear back tomorrow.

Given all of the above, you might be asking still ANOTHER obvious question: Why didn't The Bits warn its readers about any of these issues before the discs came out? And believe me, we would have had we known. Unfortunately, we didn't get review copies of these discs until just yesterday... and then not all of them. We're just as frustrated as you are, believe me. As I said, we'll try to have some answers for you on all this issues as soon as possible.
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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #139 on: October 24, 2007, 08:37:36 PM »
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It's official:

Warner hates Stanley Kubrick.
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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #140 on: October 25, 2007, 07:56:13 AM »
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i've seen pics of the set - the Shining case doesn't even match the rest of the set
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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #141 on: October 25, 2007, 10:37:49 AM »
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It's also the worst cover out of a whole slew of bad packaging. Something other than just discs would have also been nice - an essay booklet or even some inserts (well, to be fair, they did include a Warner mini-catalog!).

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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #142 on: October 25, 2007, 11:09:11 AM »
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Count your blessings, Chesty.  At least you have the box set in your hands. 

Mine still says "in fulfillment."

Anyone else have this too?  Should I just go looking for this thing in the real world or do you think we're getting this sometime this year?



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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #143 on: October 25, 2007, 11:19:09 AM »
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Mine still says "in fulfillment."

Anyone else have this too?  Should I just go looking for this thing in the real world or do you think we're getting this sometime this year?

Same here too.

I'm thinking of getting it at Best Buy so I can start enjoying it, then, when (if?) the Family Video one comes, return that one to BB to get a full refund.
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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #144 on: October 25, 2007, 10:50:18 PM »
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I'm just going to wait for Family Video to ship it.  Hopefully I'm not halfway through Berlin Alexanderplatz by the time it arrives.

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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #145 on: October 26, 2007, 07:54:48 AM »
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I just got an e-mail 15 minutes ago that it shipped!  Today's payday for me, so I was planning on doing Mac's Best Buy idea.  But I can wait 5-10 business days.

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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #146 on: October 26, 2007, 07:59:52 AM »
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I just got an e-mail 15 minutes ago that it shipped!  Today's payday for me, so I was planning on doing Mac's Best Buy idea.  But I can wait 5-10 business days.

i have not got that e-mail yet...

the thing with the Best Buy idea - wouldn't they expect a Best Buy price tag to still be on it?
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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #147 on: October 26, 2007, 08:22:21 AM »
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Not if you bought it as a gift for someone but they already had it.

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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #148 on: October 26, 2007, 09:01:29 AM »
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I have not received the email yet, but I checked my account at the site and it says that it has also been shipped.

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Re: New DVDs???
« Reply #149 on: October 26, 2007, 10:00:26 AM »
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Not if you bought it as a gift for someone but they already had it.

i see, you pulled it off so they wouldn't know the price.

has anyone done this before?

i'm guessing bar codes aren't individualized? meaning, they wouldn't run the bar code and look at your receipt and know this wasn't the one that left the store.
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