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#1 of 33 trajan

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Posted April 18 2013 - 09:29 AM

MARATHON MAN will be released in the UK on June 3  Region free!


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#2 of 33 Will*B

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Posted April 18 2013 - 09:55 AM

After last year's release of Rosemary's Baby, I was hoping Criterion might get Marathon Man.

 

One of my favourite films of all time, and the ultimate 70's paranoid thriller. Looking forward to finally seeing it in HD, but I hope Paramount have provided more extras. I doubt it unfortunately....


 

 


#3 of 33 Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 18 2013 - 11:28 AM

That is great news.  

 

I have a feeling that Marathon Man is close to a domestic

release.  However, I'll probably bite on the region-free offering.


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Posted April 18 2013 - 03:41 PM

That is great news.  

 

I have a feeling that Marathon Man is close to a domestic

release.  However, I'll probably bite on the region-free offering.

Just ordered this on Amazon's UK website, Ron...about US$18 including shipping!!! :thumbsup:



#5 of 33 Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 18 2013 - 04:09 PM

Luke, it's a struggle for me at this point.

 

The price is perfect.  I would just rather have a domestic

copy over a region-free import.  As I stated, I am guessing

that this should be on the front burner right now either at

Paramount or Warner.


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#6 of 33 Yorkshire

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Posted April 19 2013 - 12:41 AM

If anyone is in a rush it's out in France next week:

 

http://www.amazon.fr...hon man blu ray

 

Or Germany at the start of May:

 

http://www.amazon.de...hon man blu-ray

 

The European discs will almost certainly be identical.

 

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#7 of 33 Robert Crawford

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Posted April 19 2013 - 03:09 AM

I might be buying several of those UK titles coming out on June 3rd.


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#8 of 33 Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 19 2013 - 03:11 AM

What other titles, Robert?  I didn't look at anything other than 

Marathon Man


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#9 of 33 Robert Crawford

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Posted April 19 2013 - 03:18 AM

What other titles, Robert?  I didn't look at anything other than 

Marathon Man

Several Eastwood and Wayne titles which aren't out on BD here.

 

Joe Kidd

Escape from Alcatraz

Two Mules for Sister Sara

The War Wagon

Rooster Cogburn

 

http://www.amazon.co...4FE3C9F45D6B3B1


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#10 of 33 Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 19 2013 - 03:54 AM

Woah.   Those are some great titles.  There is the 

potential to drop a load of money on these.

 

I am inclined to pull the plug and purchase a majority

of those titles but damn, do I hate those rating codes

plastered on the cover.


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#11 of 33 Yorkshire

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Posted April 19 2013 - 07:29 AM

Woah.   Those are some great titles.  There is the 

potential to drop a load of money on these.

 

I am inclined to pull the plug and purchase a majority

of those titles but damn, do I hate those rating codes

plastered on the cover.

 

They do a reversible cover thing on some titles in Germany.  The rating is on the front, but if you turn the cover inside out it's identical, but without the rating.

 

My copy of Amazing Grace came like that.

 

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Posted April 19 2013 - 07:50 AM

I don't have a whole lot of foreign Blu-rays but the few that I do have are somewhat lackluster (The Fog, for instance). Do European branches of major US studios typically have access to good materials when they release a US film? There's so much product coming out in the next few months I just don't want to settle for "good enough" as I feel it's not spending wisely.


 

 


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Posted April 19 2013 - 08:08 AM

I don't have a whole lot of foreign Blu-rays but the few that I do have are somewhat lackluster (The Fog, for instance). Do European branches of major US studios typically have access to good materials when they release a US film? There's so much product coming out in the next few months I just don't want to settle for "good enough" as I feel it's not spending wisely.

 

The quality of European BRDs (Zone B) is every bit as variable as Zone A BRDs. It's impossible to generalize. Quite certainly, some European BRDs indicate the producers had access to first class materials. 



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Posted April 19 2013 - 08:28 AM

Actually, I think that the ultimate paranoid thriller has to be The Parallax View, which unfortunately has yet to see a blu release.

 

After last year's release of Rosemary's Baby, I was hoping Criterion might get Marathon Man.

 

One of my favourite films of all time, and the ultimate 70's paranoid thriller.



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Posted April 21 2013 - 06:03 AM

I don't have a whole lot of foreign Blu-rays but the few that I do have are somewhat lackluster (The Fog, for instance). Do European branches of major US studios typically have access to good materials when they release a US film? There's so much product coming out in the next few months I just don't want to settle for "good enough" as I feel it's not spending wisely.

 

The UK release of A History of Violence has substantially better PQ than the US version.

 

To be honest, the majority of releases where the same studio has the rights in both Europe and the US are identical as far as the films go, though occasionally there are different extras.

 

I seem to remember the UK Chinatown had no extras, while the US version had all of the extras from the SD DVD.  Picture and sound were identical, though.

 

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#16 of 33 Peter Neski

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Posted April 21 2013 - 07:47 AM


 

I seem to remember the UK Chinatown had no extras, while the US version had all of the extras from the SD DVD.

 

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No it didn't!! 



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Posted April 21 2013 - 04:59 PM

They do a reversible cover thing on some titles in Germany.  The rating is on the front, but if you turn the cover inside out it's identical, but without the rating.

 

My copy of Amazing Grace came like that.

 

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thanks for the tip, just noticed my German Escape From Alcatraz was like that

hate those ratings logos



#18 of 33 Bob Cashill

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Posted April 21 2013 - 07:05 PM

Amazon France is releasing a region-free MARATHON MAN BD this week, along with TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.



#19 of 33 lukejosephchung

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Posted April 21 2013 - 07:20 PM

Amazon France is releasing a region-free MARATHON MAN BD this week, along with TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.

Already have "Marathon Man" on order from Amazon.UK, but ordered "Terms Of Endearment from Amazon.fr, along with Paramount's "The Great Gatsby" with Robert Redford and "Sophie's Choice", both in region-free BD!!! :biggrin:



#20 of 33 Ken Koc

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Posted April 22 2013 - 01:43 AM

Marathon Man is being released on Blu in France this week along with Terms of Endearment.


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