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Old 07-28-2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default I'm confused - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Would someone please explain this to me? I was looking for this movie on BD today and found that it is still not released...but then I saw this one:

Charlie [IMPORT]

What exactly is this? It says import, but it also says it's in English. Please educate me.



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Blu-ray

^^Get Charlie import from Amazon UK

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Old 07-28-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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It's from 101 Distribution. They are importers of blu-ray titles released in other countries. Yes, it will have an English track, yes it is a BD disc.
The price is higher than a US release, for sure.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:33 AM   #3
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Incredibly high!
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:37 AM   #4
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That's probably the UK import.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:12 AM   #5
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Would a fair assumption be that the US release is imminent based on the availability of this import?
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:27 AM   #6
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Would a fair assumption be that the US release is imminent based on the availability of this import?
no, look at Goonies
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:36 AM   #7
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You can buy it a whole lot cheaper directly from amazon.uk
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You can buy it a whole lot cheaper directly from amazon.uk
Yup, I got my copy from them for £9.98 (and it still is 50% off).
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:58 AM   #9
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October 20, 2009
http://www.fye.com/Willy-Wonka---the...VVviewprod.htm
Obviously not set in stone and obviosly not the cheapest price, BUT it's a start
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Obviously not set in stone and obviosly not the cheapest price, BUT it's a start
But unfortunately the wrong movie.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:25 AM   #11
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Ouch Hep you are RIGHT
Feelin' kinda sheepish here....Sorry for the NooB mistake and sorry to the OP for the wrong info...
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Yup, I got my copy from them for £9.98 (and it still is 50% off).
How does it look?
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:25 AM   #13
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The UK version is fantastic.

You can buy it here if your in the States for about $18-$20 shipped to your door.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlie-Choc...8755035&sr=8-7

Just use your American ID and password for everything. You don't do anything different than when you order an American movie.

The movie disc has no compatibility issues with US players.
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Would someone please explain this to me?
Outside of that, we CAN'T explain the Tim Burton C&CF to you:

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Old 07-28-2009, 06:07 AM   #15
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The UK import looks great and if you've seen the DVD you'll notice a few additional scenes on the BD that were added to make it an extended cut.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #16
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The UK version is fantastic.

You can buy it here if your in the States for about $18-$20 shipped to your door.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlie-Choc...8755035&sr=8-7

Just use your American ID and password for everything. You don't do anything different than when you order an American movie.

The movie disc has no compatibility issues with US players.
Thanks! Ordered! $22.42. I've been waiting for this movie for months. It's my first legitimate double-dip. We also bought Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back on BD after owning it on dvd, but that was only because Mewes signed our dvd. We took it out of circulation, but still wanted a watchable movie...and why buy a dvd?

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How does it look?
I am quite satisfied with both the PQ and AQ. I'm not a magnifying glass pirate, and although I would not quite consider this disc demo material, it is a solid 4/5 on both counts. Burton's use of colours is well showcased here. I would have no issues recommending it to you based on PQ and AQ.

As far as movie quality goes, youíll have to decide that on your own. Many people criticise this version when compared to the Willy Wonka version (nostalgia is likely the issue here). I liked it on first viewing, and since my three year old loves to watch it (over and over it seems), it continues to grow on me as a movie. It doesnít have so much depth that new bits are realised with each viewing, but it just hasnít gotten stale yet Ė much of that due to my love for Burtonís visual style.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:26 PM   #18
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I wouldn't be surprised if this comes to the US roundabout when Alice in Wonderland hits with Depp/Burton.
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This is for the Tim Burton version?

I think the UK release for the original will also be a digibook, which I have no need for. I was hoping the UK release would be a ordinary BD case
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Many people criticise this version when compared to the Willy Wonka version (nostalgia is likely the issue here).
Yeah, I've experienced this. I prefer this version, as it feels truer to the book. The Willy Wonka version was geared too heavily for kids of that generation IMO. It's very bubble-gum. The book was far creepier...like this movie that bears its actual name.
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