3 Criterions OOP!

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  1. Tanner

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    Tanner-
    Thanks for the notice. I already had
    M. Hulot's Holiday and was waiting
    to purchase the other two, as they were lower on
    my priority list of films to buy "this month" [​IMG].
    Glad to get them now before the Criterion versions
    are hard to come by...even if that possibly is months away.
    Mark
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up! I've had these titles on the backburner for months. Now I'll definitely pick them up though I imagine they'll be in stock for a while yet - I doubt that they're huge sellers. Still, better safe than sorry! [​IMG]
     
  4. Enrique B Chamorro

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    For a Criterion timetable, the Hulot's comedies
    are fairly recent, why would they go OOP so fast?
    Will they come out under another label?
     
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    Since I'm totally broke, I'm relieved to find that the titles in question are all already in my collection. Whew!
    All 3 are defintely highly recommended though. [​IMG]
     
  6. Joseph Young

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    Thanks for the heads-up! I really enjoy Jacques Tati's films and will have to pick these up now. I especially like M. Hulot's Holiday, since its pace is very methodical, kind of like an enjoyable lazy summer day, but fused to each and every scene is a comic deftness and timing that is genius.
    The scene in Holiday where the firecracker whooshes throught the open window, [​IMG][​IMG] gets me every time.
    They don't make comedies like this anymore.
    Again, thanks for the news!
    Joseph
     
  7. Enrique B Chamorro

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    If you were forced to pick only one,
    which one would you recommend?
     
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    Guys, I wouldn't be so sure. I bought Playtime a short while ago, but had put off getting the other 2 until I found out about the OOP today. DVDPlanet pulled them from their site entirely (as of 10-11est anyway). DVDEmpire is out of stock. I ordered from deepdiscount.

    Enrique, I believe Playtime is considered the best (or at least most artistic) of the 3, but it is also the least accessible. M. Hulot's Holiday is the most accessible, but I think the slightest thematically.
     
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    I placed an order for Mon Oncle and Playtime last night at Digital Eyes. Today I got an e-mail stating that they won't be able to fill all orders due to overwhelming demand. Mine was cancelled. Time to look for another option.[​IMG]
     
  10. Rain

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    I'm sorry to see you guys having such terrible luck with getting these titles.
    Perhaps my one complaint about Criterion is that they don't give enough notice when stuff is going to go OOP. [​IMG]
     
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    Whew, just barely got them.

    I placed orders at Amazon, Digital Eyes, and Lasers Edge with no success. Barnes and Noble.com (bn.com) came through with and shipped my last minute order. Check your local Borders and Barnes and Noble stores. Some of the larger music stores may have some too.

    This is a rather foolish way to handle OOP. Playtime had a defect in the first batch and if they aren't supposed to go out of print until Oct.31, then why not put out another batch of disks before that date. They should be prepared for countless requests for corrected copies of Playtime too.

    Thanks, Tanner for the warning.
     
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    Whew! I placed an order with DVDPlanet yesterday for Mon Oncle and Playtime and received an email notification that my order was being allocated at their warehouse. Still, I'm keeping my fingers crossed! They didn't have any copies of Mr. Hulot's Holiday in stock so I had to order that one from Amazon - the cost was a bit higher but they still had it in stock so I'm not too worried about that one. Sigh, like I really needed this right now! Too many DVDs, not nearly enough money! [​IMG]
     
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    I ordered Mon Oncle and Play Time from DVDPlanet as soon as I heard the news and so I managed to get both of these at 35% off. They had already removed the listing for M. Hulot's Holiday and so I had to order it from Barnes and Noble. DVDPlanet has now removed the listings for all three titles.
    The best place to still find these titles is Borders. My local Borders doesn't have them, but I checked their store inventory and a lot of other stores still have all three titles in stock.
     
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    For the first time that I can recall, Deep Discount DVD
    has not sent a second "confirmation" e-mail after
    the initial, automatically generated one. (It has been
    about thirty-eight hours since the intial order, meaning
    they are sixteen hours later than they ever say they are
    at generating an "real" order number.)
    And I am antsy about getting Playtime and
    Mon Oncle.
    So I ordered them (new) from those secondary vendors over
    at amazon.com for aproximately $22 and $25 respectivly
    (that includs shipping). So now I may end up with two of
    each of those.
    If that is the case,
    (I'll know for sure by August 6),
    I'll post that info in here, and anyone who really wants
    a copy of either can have it (them) for the same
    price I paid.
    (Just as an FYI: the few times I have used secondary
    vendors over at www.amazon.com I have had zero complaints.)
    Mark
     
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    Last time I used one of those 'secondary' vendors for a recent OOP title they canceled the order. Probably so they could list it on ebay.
     
  19. Tanner

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    I managed to get Playtime and Mr Hulot's Holiday from DeepDiscountDVD. I ordered Mon Oncle too, but it did not ship with Playtime and Mr Hulot's Holiday. I called them and according to the rep I spoke to, DeepDiscount is out of Mon Onlce, even though the website does not indicate that. I ended up ordering it from BarnesandNoble.com. They say it is in stock and will ship in 2-3 days. Good luck to anyone who is looking for them online.
     
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