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MOD in U.S. but Pressed DVD overseas list?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by DeWilson, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. DeWilson

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    Has anyone assembled a list of films released on MOD in the U.S. That have been released overseas as pressed DVDs? Especially if they are better-different transfers.
     
  2. Darby67

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    Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 6 was released as MOD/DVD-R in the US and on pressed discs in Region 4.

    Darby
     
  3. classicmovieguy

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    Forever Amber
    Lili
    Tender is the Night
    The Pleasure-Seekers
    No Highway in the Sky
     
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    Flight of the Doves -- MOD in the US, pressed in the UK (region 2)
    McHale's Navy (1964) -- MOD in the US, pressed in Australia (region 4) and on bluray (all region)
     
  5. Aunt Peg

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    The Landlord - DVD-R in the US, pressed in the UK
    The Boy with Green Hair - DVD-R is the US, pressed in the UK
    The WIndow - DVD-R in the US, pressed in France
    FNAC in Frances have also released some disc which are DVD-R in the US and pressed in France. Bewster McCloud and The Valley of Decision are just 2 of a number of titles.
    Also titles like Westward the Women and The Search were released in France on pressed disc first and then released in the US on DVD-R.
     
  6. Aunt Peg

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    And of course Samuel Fuller's Park Row DVD-R in the US, pressed in the UK (might even be on Blu Ray I think).
     
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    Tillie and Gus-DVD-R in the US, but pressed in the UK box set; The W.C. Fields 17 Movie Collection.
    It also includes If I Had a Million, not available at all here in the US.
     
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    The Black Shield of Falworth - available on region free Blu-ray from the UK; MOD from Universal here in the US.
     
  9. classicmovieguy

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    Pressed in the UK, MOD in States:

    Cobra Woman
    Born to Be Bad (Fontaine)
    Quality Street
    My Forbidden Past
    Berlin Express
     
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    The recent TCM Archive release of "Midnight Lace" will eventually become a MOD disc, but is available on pressed DVD in several countries as well as a region-free Blu in Australia.
     
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    Ruggles of Red Gap - DVD-R in the US and pressed on Blu Ray in the UK.

    I am amazed that Criterion have not picked this up yet. The Blu Ray is stunning.
     
  12. Douglas R

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    Some more Warner titles;

    The Four Horesmen of the Apocalypse - France & Spain
    Crisis - Spain
    Moonfleet - France & Spain
    Plymouth Adventure - Spain
    Tarzan (all six Gordon Scott films) - Spain
    The World, the Flesh and the Devil - Spain
    Young Bess - Spain

    Whether all of the Spanish titles are authorised by the studio is another matter....
     
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    Flesh and Fantasy (1943) - France
     
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    WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES NELLIE- reportedly a terrible Fox MOD. A recent pressed disc release in Spain. Have ordered one and will comment on the transfer when I can
    GOODBYE CHARLIE- MOD by FCA and pressed disc in Spain (both P/S)
    NIGHT PEOPLE- P/S FCA MOD, 16:9 'Scope transfer in Australia,LBX Spanish release
    23 PACES TO BAKER STREET- P/S FCA release in US, 16:9 'Scope transfer in Australia
    THE VISIT- P/S MOD in the US, P/S pressed disc in Australia, 16:9 'Scope transfer in Germany
    TAKE HER, SHE'S MINE- LBX MOD in the US, LBX Pressed disc in Australia, 16:9 'Scope transfer in Germany
    IN LOVE AND WAR- P/S MOD in the USA, LBX Pressed disc in Spain
    TENDER IS THE NIGHT- P/S MOD in the US, pressed LBX disc in Spain
    ONE FOOT IN HELL- Wide Screen MOD in the US, 16:9 pressed disc in Spain
    UNTAMED- LBX stereo MOD in the US, LBX mono pressed disc in Spain
    THE ROAD TO GLORY- MOD in the US, Pressed disc in Spain and France
    GOOD MORNING MISS DOVE- upcoming FCA MOD, pressed Wide Screen version in Spain/Portugal
    I am sure there are more.....
     
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    Hollywood Party-DVD-R in the US, pressed in the UK.
     
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    Koch Media Region 2 in Germany have released a stunning pressed transfer of the great Henry Hathaway western for Fox, FROM HELL TO TEXAS. US release is MOD and non-anamorphic letterbox.
     
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    Actually, it might be easier to list the MOD titles not available on pressed DVD elsewhere.
     
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    Is this so?
    The only UK release I could find was of Peter Seller's The Party which was released as Hollywood Party.
     
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    The majority of overseas pressed editions of current Warner Archive titles are inferior given that many of the Warner Archive titles are newly remastered rather than simply putting an aged video master on disc. The vast majority of these overseas discs are RKO. MGM and WB pressed retail product are overseas are usually released in tandem with NA (sans WAC titles).

    However, some of these pressed WB-owned overseas titles are most certainly identical. For example, The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer is a British production that naturally got a UK release on DVD yet only made it to MOD in NA. The UK disc even has a commentary making it the definitive disc. I'm sure there are other British produced outliers that are on the WAC because they has lesser popularity in NA than they do in the UK. The same thing happened in the Sony and MGM MOD lines, where there films like The Scarlet Blade and The Quatermass Xperiment on MOD whereas they got retail DVD releases in the UK due to their origins as UK productions that have more of a minor cult following overseas

    Sony MOD product should have the same expectations as WB--its usually superior or at least identical to any existing overseas product unless there happens to be a blu-ray somewhere out there (don't know of any offhand)

    MGM MOD, Universal MOD and Fox MOD is where things get tricky. Many of those (particularly of the Universal MOD) exist overseas on pressed discs because for some reason or another the openly licensed or even personally released discs in overseas nations while not bothering with NA until the MOD discs came along. These MODs are rarely superior to overseas product with the exception of not having PAL speedup. They are often identical to the overseas discs using the same transfers (for better or worse) or sometimes noticeably inferior to the overseas DVDs, with the Fox MOD line being the worst offender in this regard. One overseas Universal title that blows away the MOD is the Australian blu-ray of McHale's Navy (the feature film). Not only is it a stunner, but it's packaged with the sequel, McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force which Universal to this day still hasn't bothered to release in NA in any form.

    Of the three, the MGM MOD line surprisingly holds up the best in terms of having the most exclusive library and also holding its own with overseas transfers (almost always identical). There is one major overseas disc that blows away the MGM MOD edition however--that of Rolling Thunder which was released in a stunning blu-ray edition in the UK that MGMs MOD can't hope to measure up to.

    There is also a NA MOD of Brighton Rock released by Lionsgate. It is the only exclusively MOD title of its library in NA yet it was released a while ago on pressed retail DVD in the UK. It is either identical or inferior to the UK edition.
     
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