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Old 01-01-2019, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hello fellow members,

I currently have several region specific iTunes accounts and am always looking for content that is not readily available in the US. This includes content not on iTunes but available from another provider like Amazon or content that may be available from a different iTunes region.

As I find examples I plan on updating the referenced spreadsheet, but feel free to post any examples you may find as well, and I can add them when I have an opportunity. Also - suggestions, updates and corrections are welcome!

Let me know if anything like this already exists, but I couldn't find anything.

Thanks!

Just for clarification - this thread (and the spreadsheet) were formed around the idea of where titles are available for purchase digitally; however if there is enough demand, I could potentially add support for stream-able options as well - and I appreciate everyone's input!

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Old 01-02-2019, 02:25 AM   #3
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Not sure if this fits the bill, but the tv miniseries "Man in an Orange Shirt" is available uncensored in the UK, but censored in the USA. USA itunes has the PBS version, while the UK has the BBC version.
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I think that other members will find that useful...thank you.
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Added -
Young Guns (2001)
Three Amigos (1986)
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Available outside of the U.S.:
Cross My Heart (1987) - Universal (HD)
Gotcha! (1985) - Universal (HD)
Happy Together (1989) - Lionsgate (SD)
Loverboy (1989) - Sony (HD)
Reform School Girls (1986) - Lakeshore/Arrow (HD)

Only on FandangoNOW:
Mannequin (1987) - MGM (HD)

Only on Vudu:
Meatballs 4 (1992) - MGM (HD)
The Men's Club (1986) - MGM (HD)
Ski School (1990) - MGM (HD)
Slam Dance (1987) - MGM (HD)
Some Girls (1988) - MGM (HD)
Wanda Nevada (1979) - MGM (HD)

Only on iTunes:
Porky's (1981) - Fox? (HD)
Sahara (1983) - MGM (HD)

4:3 HD on iTunes but correct aspect ratio on Amazon/Vudu/etc:
She's Out Of Control (1989) - Sony (HD)

Theatrical cut not on iTunes but on Amazon/Vudu/etc:
Stripes (1981) - Sony (HD)

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Gotha! I totally forgot about that movie that used to come on tv almost every weekend when I was a kid in the 80s

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Available outside of the U.S.:
Cross My Heart (1987) - Universal (HD)
Gotcha! (1985) - Universal (HD)
Happy Together (1989) - Lionsgate (SD)
Loverboy (1989) - Sony (HD)
Reform School Girls (1986) - Lakeshore/Arrow (HD)

Only on FandangoNOW:
Mannequin (1987) - MGM (HD)

Only on Vudu:
Meatballs 4 (1992) - MGM (HD)
The Men's Club (1986) - MGM (HD)
Ski School (1990) - MGM (HD)
Slam Dance (1987) - MGM (HD)
Some Girls (1988) - MGM (HD)
Wanda Nevada (1979) - MGM (HD)

Only on iTunes:
Porky's (1981) - Fox? (HD)
Sahara (1983) - MGM (HD)

4:3 HD on iTunes but correct aspect ratio on Amazon/Vudu/etc:
She's Out Of Control (1989) - Sony (HD)

Theatrical cut not on iTunes but on Amazon/Vudu/etc:
Stripes (1981) - Sony (HD)
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Available outside of the U.S.:
Cross My Heart (1987) - Universal (HD)
Gotcha! (1985) - Universal (HD)
Happy Together (1989) - Lionsgate (SD)
Loverboy (1989) - Sony (HD)
Reform School Girls (1986) - Lakeshore/Arrow (HD)

Only on FandangoNOW:
Mannequin (1987) - MGM (HD)

Only on Vudu:
Meatballs 4 (1992) - MGM (HD)
The Men's Club (1986) - MGM (HD)
Ski School (1990) - MGM (HD)
Slam Dance (1987) - MGM (HD)
Some Girls (1988) - MGM (HD)
Wanda Nevada (1979) - MGM (HD)

Only on iTunes:
Porky's (1981) - Fox? (HD)
Sahara (1983) - MGM (HD)

4:3 HD on iTunes but correct aspect ratio on Amazon/Vudu/etc:
She's Out Of Control (1989) - Sony (HD)

Theatrical cut not on iTunes but on Amazon/Vudu/etc:
Stripes (1981) - Sony (HD)
Corrections:

Porky's on ITunes is from TVA Films, who controls the catalog of former Canadian production company Astral Films and won't be MA anytime soon. At the moment, they only hold Canadian rights and US streaming rights (while Fox, who only acted as distributor outside of Canada, only holds TV, theatrical and video rights in all other regions). The source used on ITunes is different than the Arrow BD (which was an older Fox supplied HD master) and the US Fox BD (which is one of their 4k sourced restorations) that in addition to mushy compression, comes across as really old transfer of a beat up 35mm IP that opens up with an Astral Video logo of the 1990s.

Mannequin is also available on Vudu (Free with Ads) and BD disc via Olive Films

Some Girls is also available on Amazon Prime Video and Itunes, plus some of the other MGM titles in that bracket are available on BD via labels, as well as Prime Video and Free with Ads provider TubiTV. Sahara is indeed exclusive to ITunes ATM, but it was very briefly on Amazon Prime Video a few months ago.
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Corrections:

Porky's on ITunes is from TVA Films, who controls the catalog of former Canadian production company Astral Films and won't be MA anytime soon. At the moment, they only hold Canadian rights and US streaming rights (while Fox, who only acted as distributor outside of Canada, only holds TV, theatrical and video rights in all other regions). The source used on ITunes is different than the Arrow BD (which was an older Fox supplied HD master) and the US Fox BD (which is one of their 4k sourced restorations) that in addition to mushy compression, comes across as really old transfer of a beat up 35mm IP that opens up with an Astral Video logo of the 1990s.

Mannequin is also available on Vudu (Free with Ads) and BD disc via Olive Films

Some Girls is also available on Amazon Prime Video and Itunes, plus some of the other MGM titles in that bracket are available on BD via labels, as well as Prime Video and Free with Ads provider TubiTV. Sahara is indeed exclusive to ITunes ATM, but it was very briefly on Amazon Prime Video a few months ago.
Just looking for some clarification since the primary focus of the spreadsheet is where to purchase titles digitally.

Porkys and Mannequin - are there any other VOD provider/region it is available for purchase from?

Some Girls (1988) only seems to be stream-able from Amazon (not available for purchase) while the iTunes US version seems to be a different movie from 2013 unless I'm seeing something different in iTunes?

I am updating my OP for more clarity and could work on adding support for stream-able options if there is demand for it.

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Old 01-23-2019, 05:48 AM   #12
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Answers in bold underneath:


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Porkys and Mannequin - are there any other VOD provider/region it is available for purchase from?

Porky's is also available on ITunes Canada, being the provider is TVA Films and uses the same Astral Video transfer. For Mannequin, it is also currently available to purchase at Microsoft Store https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/ma...overviewtabwas.

It was on Amazon Video for a bit to purchase/rent (utilizing an older Fox HD master with their logo at the front) and briefly on Vudu (Free with Ads; utilizing an old SD MGM master with their lion up front) and Prime Video (using the newer MGM HD master as per the Olive Films BD). It's also shows up on TubiTV from time to time.


Some Girls (1988) only seems to be stream-able from Amazon (not available for purchase) while the iTunes US version seems to be a different movie from 2013 unless I'm seeing something different in iTunes?

Some Girls (1988) was definitely available to buy/rent from Amazon, but got recently regulated to Prime Video and is no longer available to purchase. I'm also certain it was on ITunes about two years ago during their 99 cent rental rounds, but I wouldn't be surprised if it had simply vanished considering all the ITunes nonsense going on with titles coming and going due to rights hassles and such.

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Added Julia X (2014), Inseperable (2013)

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I don't know if that are available in different regions but here some i notice are missing from the US Itunes stores
Revenge of the Nerds
Candyman
Young Frankenstein
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I don't know if that are available in different regions but here some i notice are missing from the US Itunes stores
Revenge of the Nerds
Candyman
Young Frankenstein
Have checked iTunes in Australia, Canada, Germany & UK so far and no luck in any of them.

Candyman is available from Vudu in SD via D2D, but is a hidden title.

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Have checked iTunes in Australia, Canada, Germany & UK so far and no luck in any of them.

Candyman is available from Vudu in SD via D2D, but is a hidden title.
Did not know that about candyman
But I find one
Mr Nice Guy not in the US iTunes (SD only) on Vudu and (HD) on Google Play
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Did not know that about candyman
But I find one
Mr Nice Guy not in the US iTunes (SD only) on Vudu and (HD) on Google Play
Mr. Nice Guy is also HD on FNow

https://www.fandangonow.com/details/...9e6413c6757353
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I don't know if that are available in different regions but here some i notice are missing from the US Itunes stores
Revenge of the Nerds
Candyman
Young Frankenstein
Candyman was on ITunes until about two years ago (most likely around the time Sony's rights expired and reverted to Polygram Films owner Universal). I also swore that Young Frankenstein and 'Nerds were on Itunes at some point, but considering all the shit going on with peoples stuff getting deleted due to region changes, encode updates (happened with the 4k Die Hard sequels before they changed them over to HDR versions) and rights issues with some titles, I wouldn't be surprised if those got removed by accident with no word of when they'll be back.
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Shaft in Africa Not on iTunes, but found it on vudu
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So make sure I understand what you are doing here.

Fantasia - Both are availble in the UK iTunes store.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/fa...0/id1429270511
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/fa...on/id399095705
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