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Viva Pedro: The Almodovar Collection on Jan. 30


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Haggai

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Posted November 24 2006 - 05:32 AM

This boxset release is the expected aftermath of the touring film series that 's been playing around the country:



#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Nick Shookla

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Posted November 24 2006 - 07:34 AM

Ah, great news. I was worried a while back when Talk To Her and Bad Education were going out of print... Glad to see Matador finally making its R1 dvd debut as well.

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted November 24 2006 - 07:58 AM

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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   GerardoHP

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Posted November 27 2006 - 03:54 AM

Glorious! But will these titles be available separately? I already own all his films except MATADOR and LAW OF DESIRE. I'd love to have them, but not if I have to re-purchase all the other titles. Does anyone know? (Personally, I'm sick of the damned sets when the movies are not available on their own!!!)
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#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted November 27 2006 - 09:55 AM

I'd like to have LAW OF DESIRE and MATADOR seprately also. I already own TALK TO HER, WOMEN ON THE VERGE... and BAD EDUCATION. It sucks that I have to buy the whole set to get those 2 titles.

#6 of 18 OFFLINE   JoshuaB.

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Posted November 27 2006 - 12:14 PM

I already own Talk to Her and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, but I'll gladly give them to my sister-in-law (another Almodovar fan), just so I can own the two Almodovar films not previously available on R1--Matador has been on my wishlist for a long time! Posted Image

#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Jean-Francois Masse

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Posted February 01 2007 - 02:31 PM

I wonder if there are french subtitles. I have no problem with subtitles in general but as a french, it's easier to read french than english. And what about the video quality ? By the way, even if I'm a french canadian, I have no problem with english only covers. In fact I prefer it that way, for english movies. Thanks.
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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   DonaldB

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Posted February 01 2007 - 04:14 PM

All of the films have optional French subtitles, except for Bad Education. Picture quality is excellent.

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted February 01 2007 - 06:18 PM

How do the discs of WOMEN ON THE VERGE and LIVE FLESH compare to their previous MGM releases? Better, worse, or do they appear to be direct ports?
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Lino Reno

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Posted February 02 2007 - 02:54 AM

http://www.dvdbeaver....r_classics.htm

#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted February 02 2007 - 05:48 AM

It's a great set. I just kind of wish, though, that Columbia had held off till VOLVER's DVD release, to include that, too (as well as making it available singly).

#12 of 18 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted February 02 2007 - 07:09 AM

I should be receiving my set in the mail today. Ordered the set for a song last month after Bestprices mistakenly listed it for around $36 (and then I applied a $10 Google checkout bonus on it to drop the price down even more). I heard the packaging uses the overlaying DVD leafs.
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#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted February 02 2007 - 07:44 AM

Lucky stiff! I got there too late, and they'd fixed the mistake. M.
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#14 of 18 OFFLINE   David (C)

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Posted February 02 2007 - 08:05 AM

Where’s “Tie me Up, Tie me Down”?

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   JoshuaB.

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Posted February 02 2007 - 01:32 PM

I don't know who owns the rights. I have the Anchor Bay disc from a years ago, but it's been out of print for awhile. Fox Lorber owns the DVD rights to two 80s Almodovar films: Dark Habits and What Did I Do to Deserve This.

#16 of 18 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted February 03 2007 - 02:36 AM

TIE ME UP was a Miramax release.

#17 of 18 OFFLINE   LorenzoL

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Posted February 03 2007 - 09:08 AM

I wasn't able to find it online or in B&M stores in Canada so I got it from Amazon.com This is a great set although it's a little disappointing that some of the movies have lost the extra features that were present in their previous releases. I also like the movie postcards included on the set. Now, how about the other companies releasing the other Almodovar movies in Region 1.

#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted February 03 2007 - 05:20 PM

Miramax still controls TIE ME UP TIE ME DOWN and HIGH HEELS. I predict there will be some sort of issue of these when Sony announces their VOLVER release. Since Sony splurged to acquire the rights to earlier Almodovar titles such as the MGM releases, MATADOR and LAW OF DESIRE, I would wager a few more dollars that they will eventually acquire the remaining Cinevista releases that Fox Lorber previously issued.
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