Recent content by Bartman

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    Netflix What’s Old On Netflix: Checking Out Classic Films

    I use Netflix DVD for Criterion, they have 95% of them. I've never had a Netflix Blu-ray subscription, so you're on your own there. Good luck.
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    Thanks, everyone. This has become too complicated and too risky for me. In the meantime, I've ordered the Day Of The Triffids PAL DVD via Ebay ($10+ inc shipping) that will tide me over until things return to normal and I can order the Blu-ray. I've just received an order from Go Peachy in...
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    Netflix What’s Old On Netflix: Checking Out Classic Films

    I send out a list to friends and family every few weeks, not all classics but films I've enjoyed, all free at Amazon Prime at the time of sending. Excuse my comments if they offend. Some Netflix movies are tacked on at the end: Mademoiselle: what is it with these Chatterleyesque wood cutters...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I chatted with Amazon, they offered to refund the shipping charges, after the order is received by me, that sounds dodgy. Could the reason for the shipping cost difference be, that I'm being assessed estimated US customs import charges and others are not? I tried my wife's Amazon UK account...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    Thanks for the help, everyone. I'm trying to order plain Blu-rays/DVDs, sent to a residential single family address. These higher shipping rates have existed since late March. One of the four was from a marketplace seller (my bad), when I deleted it, the shipping fell to 22pounds on a 30pound...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    Thanks, I've just price checked Amazon UK vs Rarewaves for four items (plus shipping) and they are within a couple of dollars of one another. Amazon shipping and price guarantee was a whopping $26+ on a $42 order! We've had it good at Amazon UK for many years, pity it had to end. In early...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I've always used Amazon UK but are there any other reliable international media retailers that subtract VAT and offer lower shipping costs?
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I put together an Amazon UK order for five regular Blu-rays a couple months ago and again a couple of weeks ago and the shipping charges were 28 pounds, half the order cost, so I didn't order, is that the new normal? In the past it would have certainly been <10 pounds.
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I just chatted with Amazon UK asking them to send out an email when shipping costs to US return to normal. I received a confirmation email from the agent promising to escalate the issue. I suggest you and your friends do the same for Prime benefits, make sure you get confirmation, they may...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    Thanks for the Roobarb link, that site did not appear in any of my searches. It's a pity the best video restoration team was not used for this project, I assume the best team was busy on another project. I doubt it will ever be re-released on Blu-ray in better condition. I know nothing about...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I'm glad this generated so much interest and thanks for your replies. I will wait for a positive review of picture quality before buying. Amazon shipping rates are horrendous at the moment, that is stopping me from placing an order for this and others. If the Blu-ray (15pounds) gets negative...
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    The Day Of The Triffids (1981, BBC) on Blu-ray......

    I watched the original BBC broadcast and streamed in SD from Amazon Prime (since deleted) a couple of years ago. Has anyone bought this new UK Blu-ray release and can comment on picture quality? The are a mix of positive and negative reviews at Amazon UK. I assume because the video footage has...
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    High Resolution Formats Like BD and UHD BD with Artifacting Problems?

    Search long and hard enough and someone (maybe a Samsung engineer?) will explain why this artifact happens (as happened in my case).
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    High Resolution Formats Like BD and UHD BD with Artifacting Problems?

    This reminds me of the flickering blue courtside ad panels at the 2019 US Open tennis tournament that were driving me nuts. I thought there was something wrong with my brand new OLED TV or the ESPN stream. Until some kind/smart person at a forum pointed out that they were electronic panels, not...
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    Pre-Order When Worlds Collide (1951) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I streamed this from Vudu in the U.S. a week or so before I bought War Of The Worlds in the B&N sale. I don't know if the Vudu and Imprint sources are the same but I was impressed (and I don't impress easily) and any small imperfections certainly didn't spoil my enjoyment. I'm hoping this will...