Three Colors on DVD

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Three Colors on DVD

Post by TomSpeed » Mar 15th 2003, 12:49 am

Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors Trilogy (Blue / White / Red) (1993) is now available on DVD. It's been a long time since I've seen these movies, but I remember them fondly. I love Juliette Binoche. Anyway, this is my impulse buy and DVD pick of the week.
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Post by fnordboy » Mar 15th 2003, 5:21 am

I went to 3 different stores on the day they were released and everyone was sold out of the boxset, they had the individual dvds but I wanted the box. Still haven't picked it up, maybe this weekend. Just placed two large orders from Japan so that kinda killed the fundage this week.

I was pissed that I couldn't find the set anywhere, but at the same time it made me feel good that people are interested in something other than the latest Vin Diesel movie or some other crap. :)

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Post by TomSpeed » Mar 15th 2003, 4:39 pm

I ordered my set from Amazon. Of course, I have to wait until it is delivered before I can enjoy it.
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Post by GaryEA » Mar 16th 2003, 2:40 am

I'm not surprised that you couldn't find it. I'm starting to notice a strange pattern of what stores will carry on release day, and in what quantity.

If it's a major studio release, say "Daredevil" for example, every store will have it. Easily. If it's a catalog title, the race is on because stores order very little, if at all.

The last time I went through this was with "Fear and Loathing...". How many stores did we get ready to go to if CD World was sold out? Paramus was going to be very busy that night, if I remember correctly.

"Metropolis" took me (and I'm not kidding) seven tries before I found a single copy at a Suncoast. Best Buy, Borders, Circuit City, CD World, Coconuts (sp?) -- no copies available the day after street date. There had been a blizzard that Monday, but it only affected Borders; all others stores admitted they had it scheduled to come in the following week... maybe.

I'm so used to pre-ordering online, I've never run into these problems. Now, you have to walk the earth to find "The Day the Earth Stood Still", because you sure as hell won't find it at a B&M that's skewed towards the new release crowd.

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Post by lance » Mar 16th 2003, 2:29 pm

GaryEA wrote:I'm not surprised that you couldn't find it. I'm starting to notice a strange pattern of what stores will carry on release day, and in what quantity.

If it's a major studio release, say "Daredevil" for example, every store will have it. Easily. If it's a catalog title, the race is on because stores order very little, if at all.

The last time I went through this was with "Fear and Loathing...". How many stores did we get ready to go to if CD World was sold out? Paramus was going to be very busy that night, if I remember correctly.

"Metropolis" took me (and I'm not kidding) seven tries before I found a single copy at a Suncoast. Best Buy, Borders, Circuit City, CD World, Coconuts (sp?) -- no copies available the day after street date. There had been a blizzard that Monday, but it only affected Borders; all others stores admitted they had it scheduled to come in the following week... maybe.

I'm so used to pre-ordering online, I've never run into these problems. Now, you have to walk the earth to find "The Day the Earth Stood Still", because you sure as hell won't find it at a B&M that's skewed towards the new release crowd.

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Yup,

I agree with you, on more "specialized" releases pre-ordering saves a ton of hassle. I personally recommed Amazon. They are incredible good in getting my orders out to me in the time frame that I want.

I have never seen Red, White or Blue, but I think I will borrow them from the library and see what I have been missing.

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Post by GaryEA » Mar 16th 2003, 3:25 pm

I was going to order less and less online to give my credit card a bit of a respite, but it looks like I'll have to split my buying habits with the B&M's getting my money for the bigger titles, and ordering other stuff online.

Like you lance, I like Amazon. A lot. I've used it for years with absolutely little complaint, the exception being their method or switching prices on occassion. Deepdiscountdvd is very good, and has steep markdowns, with free media shipping (I usually opt for priority because I'm an impatient bastard :D ).

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Post by fnordboy » Mar 16th 2003, 4:04 pm

GaryEA wrote:I'm not surprised that you couldn't find it. I'm starting to notice a strange pattern of what stores will carry on release day, and in what quantity.

If it's a major studio release, say "Daredevil" for example, every store will have it. Easily. If it's a catalog title, the race is on because stores order very little, if at all.
Definitely agree here, but I am also surprised at what Best Buy and the others do get sometimes.

For Three Colors, Best Buy told me they got 4 in and they all sold, they did have a lot of the single discs though I admit. CD World in Totowa only got 1 box set in and that sold. Metropolis I found at Suncoast almost a week after it came out, i believe. I wasn't even looking for it at that point and happened to see it in their new releases rack.

On the other hand though, Best Buy has been getting anime fairly quickly and they have even started carrying the Volume 1 + art box variations which is really surprising to me. And the day I saw the .hack//SIGN limited box in my local Best Buy I almost dropped dead. I couldn't believe that they actually got an extremely limited set (only 15,000 made) like that.

There are a few other titles at Best Buy I am surprised they are getting now, Criterion Collections have become fairly common at Best Buy on or around release day. It is so weird seeing Luis Bunuel movies in such a mainstream store :D

When I picked up the Rules of Attraction DVD I had to go to a few stores to find it which I thought was weird. I thought the movie was a popular one and they seemed to have ahd a very limited stock of it in store. I found that a few days after release day.

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Post by fnordboy » Mar 16th 2003, 4:09 pm

lance wrote: I agree with you, on more "specialized" releases pre-ordering saves a ton of hassle. I personally recommed Amazon. They are incredible good in getting my orders out to me in the time frame that I want.
I actually don't use Amazon as much as I would like to. If there is a slim chance that I can find it in a Brick and Mortar store than I will usually get it cheaper there, expecially on release week. I also tend not to pre order my movies or tv DVDs. I tend to have so much money already tied up in pre orders of anime titles that I have to watch what I actually preorder for fear of emptying my bank account ;)

I only tend to order my anime (region 1) and my non region 1 movies and/or tv shows online only.

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Post by lance » Mar 16th 2003, 5:25 pm

GaryEA wrote:I was going to order less and less online to give my credit card a bit of a respite, but it looks like I'll have to split my buying habits with the B&M's getting my money for the bigger titles, and ordering other stuff online.

Like you lance, I like Amazon. A lot. I've used it for years with absolutely little complaint, the exception being their method or switching prices on occassion. Deepdiscountdvd is very good, and has steep markdowns, with free media shipping (I usually opt for priority because I'm an impatient bastard :D ).

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So you use one-day shipping too?

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Post by GaryEA » Mar 16th 2003, 7:39 pm

On the other hand though, Best Buy has been getting anime fairly quickly and they have even started carrying the Volume 1 + art box variations which is really surprising to me. And the day I saw the .hack//SIGN limited box in my local Best Buy I almost dropped dead. I couldn't believe that they actually got an extremely limited set (only 15,000 made) like that.
Best Buy gives me a headache sometimes. I'll give them praise for picking up on anime in a big way. Rt. 10 had four dot Hack box sets this week, and I had no cash (damn!). They seem to stock most titles.

Not sure about the Criterions though. I've been hoping that I'll catch a copy of "M", but I've never seen it. Sometimes I wonder if they carry only the "higher profile" discs - movies from notable directors.

Then there's silent films, which they have virtually ignored from my observations. No excuse for that IMO.

I think this strange bipolar approach is because they own Suncoast, which will stock a lot of catalog and foreign films. Perhaps they float some genres over to the big stores.

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Post by GaryEA » Mar 16th 2003, 7:41 pm

So you use one-day shipping too?
Not the overnight - that's too expensive for me. I opt for the 3-5 day priority shipping, which gets it here in good time and reduces the chances of my stuff getting damaged.

Sorry for going OT! :D

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