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International Odeon Entertainment - DVD distributor

Discussion in 'DVD' started by WaveCrest, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. WaveCrest

    WaveCrest Well-Known Member

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    I first found out about Odeon Entertainment's DVD releases on a DVD news website, and was interested by some of the titles they've released and are releasing. They're a mixture of British and Hollywood movies. The link to their website is below:


    Odeon Entertainment website
     
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    Do they sell movies that you can play on a regular dvd player or do you need an all region player to play their dvds ?
     
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    I have the DeMille's NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE with Gary Cooper from them and it's region 2 so I would assume you would need a region free player. It's a nice and vivid Technicolor transfer though.
     
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    They have a licensing deal with Universal UK which allows access to that company's holdings, hence the Universal and RKO titles. Of late, they've been doing some good stuff. Not up on their own site, but coming in May from them are Hawks' The Big Sky and Tourneur's Experiment Perilous.
     
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    I have The Locket and Scarlet Street from Odeon, both are not region coded.
     
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    I haven't got any of their titles yet so I can't answer your question at the moment, but Assignment Redhead (which I'm interested in seeing) is released in the UK tomorrow.
     
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    Even though they are listed as "region-free" they are still PAL format discs so you would need a player that cna convert PAL to NTSC.
     
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    I thought it was a different DVD distributor (as the front cover artwork style (not including the image used from the film) is different to that used for other Odeon Entertainment DVD releases), but Odeon are releasing some RKO Pictures films.

    Upcoming Odeon DVD releases (source of release dates is Play.com):


    The Clairvoyant (1935) - Monday 13th June
    Don't Ever Leave Me (1949) - Monday 16th May
    Easy Money (1948) - Monday 27th June
    Jumping for Joy (1956) - Monday 27th June
    Owd Bob (1938) - Monday 16th May
    Tawny Pipit (1944) - Monday 16th May
    They Met in the Dark (1943) - Monday 6th June
    Trottie True (1949) - Monday 6th June


    Upcoming Hollywood Studio Collection (RKO Pictures) releases (source of release dates is Play.com):


    Annie Oakley (1935) - Monday 6th June
    Blackbeard the Pirate (1952) - Monday 13th June
    Blood On the Moon (1948) - Monday 13th June, 2011
    Isle of the Dead (1945) - Monday 6th June
    The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) - Monday 23rd May
    Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) - Monday 23rd May.
     
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    Already posted in the PAL and Other Regions thread -


    On the way from Odeon in the UK:


    July 11
    Angel Face
    Armored Car Robbery
    The Body Snatcher
    July 18
    Damsel in Distress
    Kitty Foyle
    The Falcon in San Francisco
    July 25
    5th Avenue Girl
    Apache Rifles
    The Saint Strikes Back


    These titles are all up for pre-order for 5.99 GBP.
     
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    Has anyone here got Odeon's 'digitally remastered' release of the Robert Redford film Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1969)?
     
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    I'm surprised this news about The Big Sky hasn't received more discussion or is there another seperate thread on this film's release? There have been a lot of people waiting for this DVD release. The release date has now been put back to 8th August. Would be good to see a review to determine how this differs transfer-wise from the previously released Spanish and French versions? Sadly this UK release is the cut version as the film's duration is 122 mins approx. Has there been any more recent news of The Big Sky getting its long-awaited release on DVD in the USA?
     
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    The Universal MOD of this title is one of their better transfers. That is after you get past the titles in Windowbox. The film color is as it was during the time of the release and the transfer is anamorphic.
     
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    Upcoming Odeon Entertainment releases (source of release dates: Play.com):


    June:

    Easy Money (1948) - next Monday, 27th June
    Jumping for Joy (1956), next Monday 27th June


    August:


    My Brother's Keeper (1948) - Monday 8th August
    The Seekers (1954) - Monday 15th August


    Upcoming The Hollywood Studio Collection (Odeon Entertainment) releases (source of release dates: Play.com):


    June:


    The Bachelor & The Bobby-Soxer (1947) - next Monday, 27th June


    July:


    Angel Face (1952) - Monday 11th July
    Armoured Car Robbery (1950) - Monday 11th July
    The Body Snatcher (1945) - Monday 11th July
    Damsel in Distress (1937) - Monday 18th July
    The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) - Monday 18th July
    Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) - Monday 25th July
    The Narrow Margin (1952) - Monday 25th July
    The Saint Strikes Back (1939) - Monday 25th July


    August:


    Best of the Badmen (1951) - Monday 15th August
    The Big Sky (1952) - Monday 8th August
    Cornered (1945) - Monday 22nd August
    Experiment Perilous (1944) - Monday 22nd August
    My Forbidden Past (1951) - Monday 8th August
    Quality Street (1937) - Monday 15th August
    The Set-Up (1949) - Monday 8th August
    Summer Storm (1944) - Monday 22nd August
    Vivacious Lady (1938) - Monday 15th August.
     
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    Upcoming The Hollywood Studio Collection DVD release (source of release date is Play.com):


    September:


    The Falcon Out West (1944) - Monday 5th September.
     
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    Good list of titles and going to go for a couple, but I'm going to hold out on a Falcon Collection from Warner Archives. The George Sanders Saint Collection was outstanding.
     
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    I'm interested in the following titles from the list in post #13:

    Armoured Car Robbery, The Body Snatcher, Cornered and The Narrow Margin.

    Shall be interesting to see how the Odeon release of Experiment Perilous compares to the Warner Archive disc.
     
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    Upcoming Odeon Entertainment releases (source of release dates: Play.com):


    September:


    The Beast in the Cellar (1970) - Monday 26th September
    The Body Stealers (1969) - Monday 19th September
    Golden Salamander (1950) - Monday 12th September
    London Town (1946) - Monday 19th September
    What's Good for the Goose (1969) - Monday 26th September


    Upcoming The Hollywood Studio Collection DVD releases (source of release dates: Play.com):


    September:

    Apache Rifles (1964) - Monday 12th September
    Christopher Strong (1933) - Monday 12th September
    It Happened Tomorrow (1944) - Monday 19th September
    A Scandal in Paris (1946) - Monday 26th September
    Step By Step (1946) - Monday 26th September.
     
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    Oh I hope The Big Sky looks OK, it's been a favorite film for many years now.
     
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    The BBFC have added a couple of new listings for Odeon Entertainment titles, for Promises! Promises! (1963) (starring Jayne Mansfield) and Outlaw Women (1952). The former title was added yesterday and the latter title was added today. Both have UK release dates of Monday 10th October.
     
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    The UK release date for Promises! Promises! has been pushed forward a week to Monday 3rd October (see below).

    Couple more new listings added to the BBFC website today for Odeon Entertainment titles, Four Fast Guns (1960) and Portland Expose (1957). They have UK release dates of Monday 17th October and Monday 10th October respectively.


    Upcoming The Hollywood Studio Collection DVD releases (source of release dates: Play.com):


    October:


    New York Confidential (1955) - Monday 3rd October
    Portland Expose (1957) - Monday 3rd October
    Promises! Promises! (1963) - Monday 3rd October.
     

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