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  1. AndyMcKinney

    Oppo BDP-93 Firmware question

    Sorry for posting this query about a now-ancient player, but I'm having trouble finding reliable info online. I know that the most recent firmware (the one still downloadable from Oppo's site, 9x-82-1009) is one of the 'broken' releases (no more support for ISO, MKV or BD5/BD9 blu-ray discs)...
  2. AndyMcKinney

    anybody bought the DOC MARTIN Series 7 blu-ray?

    I'm sure this disc is probably 24fps so it can be 1080p rather than than 1080i/60, but anyone got any idea whether Acorn at least managed to "pitch-correct" the audio so it doesn't suffer from "NTSC slowdown", which affected the HD broadcasts (and Acorn's DVD release) of series six? I think...
  3. AndyMcKinney

    OUT OF THE UNKNOWN (BBC, 1965-71) coming in Region 2

    The BFI (British Film Institute) will be releasing a six DVD set containing all surviving episodes (and fragments from incomplete ones) of this cult BBC series. It will be released in September. No episodes have ever been released on VHS or DVD before now. Official announcement here. Figured...
  4. AndyMcKinney

    CORNER GAS: Season 3 DVD: ever released in anamorphic in R1?

    When I bought my DVD set of season 3 a few years back, I never really gave this much thought, as I was watching on a 4:3 TV, but now it really bugs me that although it was shot in widescreen, the DVD set is letterboxed rather than anamorphic, meaning you have to use the "zoom" to make the...
  5. AndyMcKinney

    LEXX Season 1 being re-released...in Canada June 8, 2010

    According to Amazon.ca, the initial four LEXX telemovies (aka "Season 1") are getting a Canadian re-release this summer. It's available as a pre-order for less than $20 Canadian with a release date of June 8th. Hopefully, it won't be a clone of the current Echo Bridge release, because I've...
  6. AndyMcKinney

    QUESTION re: A Bit of Fry and Laurie (R1 version)

    If anyone here has the US/Canada R1 version of A Bit of Fry and Laurie: Season Three, can you please answer my question? According to Wikipedia, the song Hey Jude is missing from series 3, episode 3, presumably to music rights problems. A list of what's supposed to be in the episode here...
  7. AndyMcKinney

    Is there even a ghost of a chance for the Jasper Puppetoons (George Pal)?

    I saw one of them (the "Haunted House" one) on an Australian DVD that compiles a bunch of other "politically incorrect" toons and really liked it. Who owns these? I suspect there's not even a snowball's chance of this coming out, but maybe somebody around here has heard something, one way or...
  8. AndyMcKinney

    BENNY HILL SHOW: R1 vs. R2 thoughts?

    Anyone here had a chance to compare the R1 and R2 releases? How about you, W.B.? From what I remember, the main difference seems to be that the R2s still retain the vintage "AdCaps" (ad break caption slides), which are edited out on the US sets. I also understand some of the VT countdown...
  9. AndyMcKinney

    WARNING for American AmazonUK customers! VAT glitch!

    A major word of warning to ANYONE ouside of the EU who orders from AmazonUK! AmazonUK have somehow developed a "bug" in their system for the past few weeks in which VAT is, by mistake, not being deducted at the checkout phase. Making matters worse, in the VAT space on the order form, it reads...
  10. AndyMcKinney

    A&E may have screwed up WHOSE LINE-Britsh...

    If their press mateirals are accurate, then A&E have screwed up the season 1/2 set of the British series Whose Line is it Anway? They describe it as the "complete" seasons 1 and 2, "all 25 "episodes. Well, as a long-time fan who has had VHS tapes of these episodes for years now, I can state...
  11. AndyMcKinney

    two important pre-Monty Python shows due for release...

    TVSonDVD hasn't mentioned this yet, so thought I would. According to British website Action TV , there will be a Region 1 DVD release of two important pre-Monty Python TV Shows: At Last the 1948 Show, starring John Cleese, Graham Champan, Tim Brooke-Taylor (of The Goodies), Marty Feldman...
  12. AndyMcKinney

    DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1981 BBC) 4th April (R2)

    The BBC have finally gotten around to releasing their excellent adaptation of the Wyndham novel (certainly, much better than the hammy 1960s US film). Available at all good British e-tailers, including amazon UK, Bensons Word, Sendit, etc. from the 4th of April (originally slated for a March...
  13. AndyMcKinney

    Any idea if an SE of LOGAN'S RUN is gonna happen?

    My question comes from this quote than appeared in a thread about Superman II: Is a Logan's Run SE really happening? I can't see it, unless all the deleted footage (or the longer pre-release print shown to test audiences) has turned up. The longer pre-release print turning up isn't as...
  14. AndyMcKinney

    BENNY HILL SHOW: complete and unedited!

    Didn't see this at TVShowsOnDVD yet, so thought I'd post it. Apparently, A&E are going to be releasing the classic Thames "Benny Hill Show" COMPLETE and UNCUT in its original hour-long format, beginning with the first Thames episode from 1969! Details here. Deep Discount have this up for...