Universal Vault Series - Amazon.com exclusive DVD-Rs

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  1. Justin Ray

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    Another Universal Vault pre-order: For Love or Money (1963) with Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter, and Julie Newmar.
     
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    An additional pre-order: Next Time We Love (previously released in the James Stewart: Screen Legend Collection) with Margaret Sullavan and, of course, James Stewart.
     
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    Response from Amazon:Hello, I understand your concern with regards to the Amazon's direct deal with Universal Vault Series. Its actually like this. The item is not directly shipped from Amazon's facilities. The customer has to order first, then the DVD is going to be manufactured, then shipped to the customer. And the manufacturing of the Universal Vault Series is handled by our affiliate CreateSpace. CreateSpace, a member of the Amazon.com group of companies, provides on-demand publishing of books, DVDs, and CDs. CreateSpace allows authors and artists to sell their works as books, CDs, or DVDs without having to pay for inventory. The print-on-demand service produces units as customers order, so there is no inventory needed. Content providers can use CreateSpace as a one-stop solution to distribute their work through Amazon.com. You can find out more here: http://www.createspace.com I have also passed your feedback along to customer service at CreateSpace as well as our Instant Video team here at Amazon.com--I'm sure they will appreciate your comments about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
     
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    That one I'll buy. I've been waiting a long time for this. It's no masterpiece but . . . . Mitzi Gaynor, Thelma Ritter and Julie Newmar in one movie!
     
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    Along with 6 titles mentioned above, another title available for pre-order is a TV movie Bates Motel (1987)
     
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    Unfortunately, that is a non-answer to your question about why many titles are now unavailable.
     
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    Thing that couldn't die, For Love or money ,Flesh and Fantasy and You never can tell are listed as in stock and ready to ship at Amazon .
     
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    I got a similar non-answer a few weeks ago to something else, and when the "Did I answer your question?" email came, I sent it back with a resounding NO, and illustrated how they didn't read it carefully, or at all. The next reply came from a supervisor, with apologies for the lack of help from "the original representative", and it was clear from the response that this person did indeed comprehend it, and knew the answer.

    This runaround is very very typical now, and either it matters to you enough to pursue something, or it doesn't. We pays our money and takes our choice.
     
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    I'm not confident I will get a real answer on this, but will respond back NO and see what happens.
     
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    Some of the OOP titles are now popping up at other stores with October 15 release date. Looks like they won't be Amazon exclusives anymore, but some of them re-appeared on Amazon.

    Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
    The Cat and the Canary
    Dragnet
    The House of the Seven Gables
    The List of Adrian Messenger
    The Other Side of the Mountain
    Pete 'n' Tillie
    Resurrection
    The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
    Sometimes a Great Notion
    Stick
    Tarantula
    Welcome Stranger
     
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    Yeah, I'm seeing that on ImportCDs and Oldies.com, to name two sites.
     
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    They are also showing up at screenarchives.com (the site which sells Twilight Time Blu-rays and DVDs).

    It would have been nice if Universal had given a heads-up on what was happening. I feel sorry for people who panicked and paid exorbitant prices to third-pary sellers on Amazon. One Amazon seller is asking $118 for McHales Navy (the feature film).
     
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    I had an email today from Screen Archives Entertainment (aka Twilight Time), announcing that Adrian Messenger and Seven Gables were "new" titles they were carrying. So, I guess now we know what happened. Anyone want to buy these titles from 3rd party sellers and pay over $100, this may be your last chance!
     
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    I see that KITTEN WITH A WHIP and THE BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH are being sold for big bucks by the 3rd party marketers.
     
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    And there is a region-free import Blu-ray of THE BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH available for $30 or so.
     
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    I hope the print (TTTCD) is in better shape than what showed up as a premiere on TCM about a month or two back.
     
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    Couldn't find a legit FLESH AND FANTASY. Only a bootleg release.
     
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    Damn, I just ordered a French PAL version of Flesh and Fantasy. Didn't know a MOD was coming out. Oh well.
     
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    So will there be titles that will be exclusive to Amazon?
     
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