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Criterion Press Release: Being John Malkovich (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 16 2012 - 10:37 AM

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#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Peter McM

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Posted February 16 2012 - 11:32 AM

Love the blurb from Malkovich, himself! Can't wait for this one!
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#3 of 21 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted February 16 2012 - 11:55 AM

:laugh: haha classic quote from the man himself. I'm in!

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#4 of 21 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 16 2012 - 12:15 PM

I'm in, too!


Am I missing it somewhere?  Is there a release date for this?


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#5 of 21 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 16 2012 - 12:20 PM

TITLE: Being John Malkovich (BLU-RAY EDITION)                                     CAT. NO: CC2142BD
UPC: 7-15515-09531-0
ISBN: 978-1-60465-586-5
SRP: $39.95                                                                        PREBOOK: 4/17/12
STREET: 5/15/12


 

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#6 of 21 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted February 16 2012 - 12:36 PM

Thanks, Ron!


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted February 16 2012 - 12:36 PM

This is one of my all time favorites.   It's one of the only titles I bought on D-VHS (remember that?!?!)  I am completely ready for this! 

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Posted February 16 2012 - 02:55 PM

I probably haven't watched this movie in 5 years so it'll be nice to see it again.

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Posted February 17 2012 - 06:56 AM

Does anybody know whether this will be Region A locked? And, also, are all the Criterion Blu-Rays region locked? I have a brace of them that I'm eyeing with intent!

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Posted February 17 2012 - 08:01 AM

All of Criterion's Blu-rays are region locked.

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Posted February 18 2012 - 12:59 PM

Now that they've done Being John Malkovich, they gotta release Adaptation next.

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Posted February 18 2012 - 01:27 PM

I think the dvd looks terrible so it will be great to see how this looks on Blu-Ray. Ever since I read how Cusack treated The writer/director of Better Off Dead, and One Crazy Summer it has been tough for me to appreciate him in any role though. I haven't seen this film in over 10 years. I hope It is still entertaining to me.

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#13 of 21 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 20 2012 - 08:18 AM

Now available for preorder


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Posted February 20 2012 - 11:38 AM

I will definitely pick it up once the price comes down.

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Posted February 20 2012 - 12:30 PM



Originally Posted by Dave H 

I will definitely pick it up once the price comes down.


+1  I was a little surprised to see where the pre-order price is right now.


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Posted February 20 2012 - 11:41 PM

I'm in for this during the next Barnes & Noble Criterion sale. Terrific film.

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Posted March 16 2012 - 10:23 AM

Not sure what the price was when the Amazon link first came up but it's at $27.99 now which, while pricey, is still within the norm for Criterion. Remember they don't own the film, nor do they make new films, so this pretty much their only sources of revenue. That's why they tend to be a little more expensive than direct-from-studio releases.

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#18 of 21 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 16 2012 - 11:08 AM



Originally Posted by Carlo Medina 

Not sure what the price was when the Amazon link first came up but it's at $27.99 now which, while pricey, is still within the norm for Criterion. Remember they don't own the film, nor do they make new films, so this pretty much their only sources of revenue. That's why they tend to be a little more expensive than direct-from-studio releases.


That's the normal price, Carlo, for a Criterion blu on Amazon.  And they usually come in at $29.99 or $34.99 @ Best Buy.

I can't remember exactly if that was the pricepoint when we were discussing it above a few weeks ago.  It strikes me that it might've been a little higher...maybe $30.99 or something odd like that.


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#19 of 21 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted March 16 2012 - 01:04 PM

Yeah I figured Mike. I know a few Criterions have been released at a much more appealing $19.99 price point, but I think it was more boutique titles like the Three Outlaw Samurai blu-ray which they obviously don't expect to sell in as much quantity as BJM. Makes sense for them to drop the price on 3OS and keep BJM higher to make some revenue for the company.

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Posted March 16 2012 - 01:10 PM

Criterion has been consistent with their BD pricing for a few years now:


$29.95 - 1-disc Barebones

$39.95 - 1-disc with Bonus

$49.95 - 2-disc with Bonus


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