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Criterion Press Release: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Dual Format)

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#1781 of 1814 BarryR

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Posted April 09 2014 - 12:06 PM

Unlike in the early 70s when something like "Airport" with its mild language, mild violence and talk about illegitimate pregnancies still got a G rating, today I think the mild language and general nasty tone would alone give it a PG, apart from the scary scenes, reckless driving, and don't forget the smoking and drinking.  It's actually hard to get a G today.

That's because it's become ridiculously more limited in scope. Even a puff on a cigarette will do it. For instance, "The Artist" was to me clearly a G (it got the equivalent tag in some other countries), The affable tone of the movie was such that the mild bits of mayhem or whatever were hardly an issue to fret over. Even PG movies are deemed a tad too lightweight nowadays, so scads of dramas with little prompting get the ideal marketing ploy of PG13. Hey, at least we have RIO 2 with a G, definitely going against the trend! 

 

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#1782 of 1814 Jari K

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Posted June 25 2014 - 04:12 AM

I don't want to start any rumors, but it seems that this title is not in stock (anymore?) in Amazon.com? Is it quietly going OOP?

#1783 of 1814 Mike2001

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Posted June 25 2014 - 04:35 AM

I don't want to start any rumors, but it seems that this title is not in stock (anymore?) in Amazon.com? Is it quietly going OOP?

It's in stock right now - just checked.



#1784 of 1814 Jari K

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Posted June 25 2014 - 05:15 AM

Ah, for some reason it doesn't give me the Amazon option first (only 3rd parties) and I have to go to the "buying choices" to find it.

#1785 of 1814 Mark-P

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Posted June 25 2014 - 11:36 AM

Ah, for some reason it doesn't give me the Amazon option first (only 3rd parties) and I have to go to the "buying choices" to find it.

Amazon has been doing that for a few years now, giving Amazon-fulfilled 3rd party sellers the prime spot when they beat Amazon's price.

 

I ended up picking up a copy a Costco for only $20. It's not even a movie I particularly care for, but I just had to see the miraculous restoration for myself.



#1786 of 1814 Jari K

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Posted June 25 2014 - 11:47 AM

"Amazon has been doing that for a few years now, giving Amazon-fulfilled 3rd party sellers the prime spot when they beat Amazon's price."

Yes, this has been confusing me a few times now (probably also w Lawrence of Arabia set).

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Posted June 25 2014 - 11:54 AM

Has anyone seen what MGM doing for it's 90th Anniversary with some of it's titles, here's Mad, kinda Criterionesque, but kinda gives away the ending too.

 

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#1788 of 1814 Tino

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Posted June 25 2014 - 02:02 PM

Ooooh. Gonna pick this up at Walmart for the Vudu digital copy. That's a bargain.
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Posted June 25 2014 - 03:02 PM

Ooooh. Gonna pick this up at Walmart for the Vudu digital copy. That's a bargain.

 

I hope that's sarcasm.



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Posted June 25 2014 - 03:04 PM

I hope that's sarcasm.

 

You mean he really doesn't want the Vudu copy. ?  Say it ain't so. :lol:


     :Fun Movie Quotes:

"A good body with a dull brain is as cheap as life itself"   

"Maybe it's a sheep dog... let's keep going" 

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#1791 of 1814 Moe Dickstein

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Posted June 25 2014 - 04:30 PM

That is the best non Criterion packaging this film has ever had.


Yes, these strange things happen all the time - PT Anderson, Magnolia

#1792 of 1814 darkrock17

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Posted June 25 2014 - 04:33 PM

That is the best non Criterion packaging this film has ever had.

 

Even though it kinda gives the ending away, but only to those who have seen it before.



#1793 of 1814 Moe Dickstein

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Posted June 25 2014 - 04:50 PM

It's not like it's something that's "ruined" by a revelation though.


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#1794 of 1814 Charles Smith

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Posted June 25 2014 - 04:53 PM

It's not like it's something that's "ruined" by a revelation though.

 

Not at all. 

 

What a breath of fresh air!  Who in the hell made them come to their senses?



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Posted June 25 2014 - 05:02 PM

Not at all. 

 

What a breath of fresh air!  Who in the hell made them come to their senses?

 

MGM's resissuing a lot of their titles in these new poster cards only at Wal-Mart though, here's some others.

 

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Posted June 25 2014 - 05:25 PM

Ooooh. Gonna pick this up at Walmart for the Vudu digital copy. That's a bargain.

 

I'd like to have a Vudu copy too.



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Posted June 25 2014 - 05:47 PM

These covers look amazing. Almost as good as the Twilight covers.
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Posted June 25 2014 - 05:52 PM

Those covers are a lot of fun. Try these, from a country with a long history of fantastic alternate poster art:

 

http://wellmedicated...rs-from-poland/


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#1799 of 1814 Charles Smith

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Posted June 25 2014 - 06:49 PM

Oh man, do we ever need some alternate poster art on these shores...


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Posted June 25 2014 - 09:30 PM

I hope that's sarcasm.


Not at all. Currently the Vudu HDX digital copy is $13.99. For $9 I get the 1080P digital copy and the blu ray which I can gift or sell. Like I said..a bargain.
It's gonna be a hell of a ride. I'm ready. .





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