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Old 05-27-2008, 09:09 PM
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I just got these two classic HD DVD movies today from Amazon.fr and since they probably have high repeat value I was thinking about picking up the Criterion releases since they have English subs, a second disc full of exclusive extras and just that it's a Criterion release it will probably hold it's value fairly well. I'm not a Criterion collector by any means, but I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about buyin these 'companion' sets to watch first and then again on HD DVD. The downside though is the Amazon price ($35, BTW are there any cheaper sources). I guess I'd wait to buy it until I want to watch the movie, or I could just resign my Netflix account and rent it if they have it.
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that's exactly what I have done with ALL my HD DVDs that had Criterion versions including "The 400 Blows" and "The Tin Drum."
I already owned the Criterion versions though.
made sense to me to get all the HD DVD versions to see how they came out.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:18 PM
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that's exactly what I have done with ALL my HD DVDs that had Criterion versions including "The 400 Blows" and "The Tin Drum."
I already owned the Criterion versions though.
made sense to me to get all the HD DVD versions to see how they came out.
Sounds good. It all works out the same in the end. Are there any other non-English HD DVDs that have Criterion releases?
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:22 PM
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"The 400 Blows"
"Ran"
"La Haine"
"Army of Shadows"
"The Tin Drum"
"The Seventh Seal" (Blu-Ray)

I think that is all the non-English releases that have a corresponding Criterion version.
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"The 400 Blows"
"Ran"
"La Haine"
"Army of Shadows"
"The Tin Drum"
"The Seventh Seal" (Blu-Ray)

I think that is all for non-English releases that have a corresponding Criterion version.
I'll have to get The Tin Drum and 400 Blows Criterion versions. That'll give me an excuse to buy the HD DVDs. Where would I find 'The Tin Drum'?
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I'll have to get The Tin Drum and 400 Blows Criterion versions. That'll give me an excuse to buy the HD DVDs. Where would I find 'The Tin Drum'?
Hehe good luck finding the HD DVD of it as well I know I have been looking
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Hehe good luck finding the HD DVD of it as well I know I have been looking
Under which country and name was it released?
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Under which country and name was it released?
The Tin Drum is a Japanese release.. But one of those "only certain versions for a limited time had the HD DVD version with it" discs

Disc name is Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) according to Kannisto on the Imports List
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:42 PM
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Is this it?
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Is this it?
Maybe? That is the movie in question but since only the 1st issue of it also included the HD DVD I am not willing to place the $40 gamble in getting a DVD only....HMV is listed as it being only a 1 disc release (as is Amazon.jp) so I just don't know. Best guess is to see if Kannisto can round us up a few copies and have me send him another wad of cash
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