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Old 05-04-2009, 11:51 PM
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Tom Landy has just reviewed 'In the Realm of the Senses.' He thinks this powerful film may be the black sheep of the Criterion Collection as it's probably not everyone's cup of tea. This Blu-ray has spectacular video, excellent audio, and lots of meaty supplements. Recommended.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/2070/inrealmsenses.html
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Great review, yet again Landy.


I have this; will probably watch at some point this week.
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Firsties!
What are you, 12 years old?
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Its worth noting that the U.S. version of In the Realm of the Senses' Blu-ray is region-locked and therefore will only play in Region A compatible PlayStation 3 and standalone players.
Damn! Idiots.

[But many thanks for the info, Tom. I wish region-code information were included in every review.]
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all the Criterion releases are locked as are the UK bfi releases.
so each country has it's own little classic foreign cinema vault.
bfi has some great choices also.
btw: my friend says this is straight up soft core porn; nothing more, nothing less. I'm intrigued, but I just can't stomach the cost right now with so many other great films also out.
I mean if it was some classic French movie with Catherine Deneuve fucking that would be one thing; but I don't really feel a need to watch some unknown Japanes actors screwing if you know what I mean.
btw: I love how the reviewer says that this might not "be everybody's cup of tea"
like REAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYY?
how bout maybe <1% of the general population.
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Damn! Idiots.

[But many thanks for the info, Tom. I wish region-code information were included in every review.]
Who are the idiots? Criterion, because the company only can acquire rights for certain regions? Should Criterion only offer titles if they can obtain worldwide rights? It is a business decision by the rights owner to offer limited regions and limited time deals to Criterion and Criterion can accept the terms if the price is right or look for something else.

I am glad to see that Criterion has done a nice job again with what they have to work with. How Criterion can make their business model work for Blu-ray is what I don't understand, it is going to be very difficult in my opinion.

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actually Criterion has already stated that their bds are doing very well.
they make much more money on bds also.
they are planning to ramp up coming out with bds--which they should.
real cinema buffs want the best quality--simple as that.
hopefully they will begin to phase out their sd collection in a few years.
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Yeah, that's important. Film nerds spend a lot of money.
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actually Criterion has already stated that their bds are doing very well.
they make much more money on bds also.
they are planning to ramp up coming out with bds--which they should.
real cinema buffs want the best quality--simple as that.
hopefully they will begin to phase out their sd collection in a few years.
That would be a stupid business decision. How do they make "much more money" on their Blu-Rays if they're priced the same?
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How do they make "much more money" on their Blu-Rays if they're priced the same?
The statements about Criterion's Blu-ray sales being better than their DVD sales are kind of misleading. They're comparing Blu-ray stats to current DVD sales of the same titles. Something like The Man Who Fell to Earth is new to Blu-ray now, but it's been available on DVD since 2005, so of course it's not moving too many DVD copies these days. It's a lopsided comparison.
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