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Old 08-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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So this came out last week, has anyone picked it up?? Haven't seen a thread.

Now my question is, I saw this in FYE today in a standard blu ray case....now I know StudioCanal has released past releases (i.e. The Third Man, Delicatessen, Ran, etc.) with slipcovers.....so I was wondering, is it supposed to come with a slipcover??
I also saw someone else mention it was released in digibook fashion (according to dvdbeaver)

so how is this release supposed to be packaged?

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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I got it, but have yet to watch it. I'm kind of disappointed with the quality of the packaging. I have some of the previous releases that all came with slipcovers and regular cases. This has no slipcover and one of those eco cases. Just a minor complaint I guess.

It seems to me they are trying to cut costs. Unless of course Amazon just took my slipcover, but I doubt that. I don't think their previous titles here in the states sold so well considering its been over at least a year and a half I think since the last Region A release. ( too lazy to go look up the exact date )

The digibook is the UK release. They are all released that way over there. Lucky limeys
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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Wonderful movie but anything with Jean Gabin is pretty much amazing

I think I will have to make and upgrade and sell my DVD
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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there are extras included on the UK release that have been omitted from the US release including the introduction by Renoir and a short film by Renoir.
the US release is, of course, the same encode, but is garbage otherwise compared to the UK release which is in the nice digibook packaging.
Lionsgate is a joke.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'll get around to picking up the UK version for this title. What's so hard about producing the same package everywhere? [Rights for certain elements withstanding, but I'm mostly talking packaging here].

In a related note, these Studio Canal Collection titles never seem to go on sale like BFI and MoC titles do.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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I have the French Release but have yet to watch it?
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #7
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I need to get this one. Such a fantastic film. One of my all-tile favorite films.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:31 AM   #8
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Is the US release of the Canals Third Man also on a Amaray and not digibook? If so I must pick it up along with Le Grande Illusion because I dislike digibooks, and here in Europe we're stuck on them..
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:23 AM   #9
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Looks like the Canadian release will still have a slip for this one based on the Amazon.ca image. Lists it for next week though while Future Shop listed it for this week but don't have it online or in any stores so thinking they probably based it on the US date when we are getting it a week later
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:51 PM   #10
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Blown away by the picture quality on this one. I have the old Criterion DVD, this one is a revelation on blu-ray. Fortunately, I couldn't care less about slipcovers, etc.

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So, all things considered, the UK is the one to get, right?
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #12
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Saw the price sticker for this at the Beast last night. No copies left but it is $17.99 and according to the tag that price is good for the nearly all of October.
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there are extras included on the UK release that have been omitted from the US release including the introduction by Renoir and a short film by Renoir.
the US release is, of course, the same encode, but is garbage otherwise compared to the UK release which is in the nice digibook packaging.
Lionsgate is a joke.
TWO whole extras. That hardly qualifies as :garbage" or a "joke", considering the short film has nothing to do with the feature film anyway. And its not the intro that's missing (which isn't by Renoir as you stated but by Professor Ginette Vincendeau), it's Francois Giroud Remembers Shooting the Film, a remembrance by Renoir's script girl.
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Saw the price sticker for this at the Beast last night. No copies left but it is $17.99 and according to the tag that price is good for the nearly all of October.
I picked it up at Best Buy last night. I saw the sales tag and then I was surprised to actually see a copy of it in store.
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TWO whole extras. That hardly qualifies as :garbage" or a "joke", considering the short film has nothing to do with the feature film anyway. And its not the intro that's missing (which isn't by Renoir as you stated but by Professor Ginette Vincendeau), it's Francois Giroud Remembers Shooting the Film, a remembrance by Renoir's script girl.
the extra I was referring to is entitled Presentation of the movie by Jean Renoir, who IS the director and it serves as an introduction to the film.
this extra is NOT present on the US bd, but was also present on the Criterion dvd. It is a sad omission from the US bd release.
so it is, in fact, more than 2 extras which have been omitted from the US release.


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for folk who are in the DC metro area, the new Angelika Mosaic theater is showing this in DCP form - saw it on Tuesday - wow!
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Looks like the Canadian release will still have a slip for this one based on the Amazon.ca image. Lists it for next week though while Future Shop listed it for this week but don't have it online or in any stores so thinking they probably based it on the US date when we are getting it a week later
Received it today, and it does have a slip. It is bilingual though (although since the movie is in French anyway it doesn't bother me).
This one is through Alliance in Canada, which is a change because The Third Man and Ran, which I also have, weren't.
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Picked up the Lionsgate release at Best Buy earlier in the week. Obviously it didn't come with the slipcover (disappointing), but I was doubly disappointed that there was no booklet inside the case. Was my copy missing it or are all copies that way? The other five (?) titles released in the US in this series have had booklets.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #19
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Got mine today (US release), also without the slipcover and booklet. What a disappointment.
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I am okay with the slipcover vs digibook, but the addition of a booklet along with it made it feel like a premium release. Granted, the 'StudioCanal Collection' releases have generally been pretty good (not Criterion but better than average), but without both it doesn't feel like a premium product any longer (which these are priced as).
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