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A few words about...™Young Mr. Lincoln -- in Blu-ray



Cinematographer Bert Glennon's work, shines through in Criterion's most recent release via their agreement with Fox.

John Ford's 1939 black & white production, with Henry Fonda in the lead, not only stands the test of time, but does it beautifully, thanks to a 35mm nitrate print, held by MOMA, which was used as the basis of the new work.

The fact that a print was the base source, holds out hope for other films that may no longer survive with prime original elements.

A magnificent Blu-ray, with (typically) a ton of extras.

More Ford on Blu-ray, please...

Image - 4.75

Audio - 5

Pass / Fail - Pass

Upgrade from DVD - Yes

Highly Recommended

RAH
 
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It's only $22 to pre-order on Amazon. I am not waiting for a sale in 9 months where it's $2 cheaper. Life is too short. :)
 
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WTF is wrong with Amazon lately? When I preordered 'Young Mr. Lincoln' I got the typical "want it release date then pick free 2-day shipping" offer. That's what I picked (as always). This afternoon I get an email from Amazon telling me the title won't be delivered until the 15th or 16th. Release date is tomorrow (9th). WTF?

I chatted with an Amazon rep and they upgraded the shipping to overnight for free. But she said the earliest it will arrive is Friday.

Is there some distributor strike or something? WTF is going on?

Mark
 

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WTF is wrong with Amazon lately? When I preordered 'Young Mr. Lincoln' I got the typical "want it release date then pick free 2-day shipping" offer. That's what I picked (as always). This afternoon I get an email from Amazon telling me the title won't be delivered until the 15th or 16th. Release date is tomorrow (9th). WTF?

I chatted with an Amazon rep and they upgraded the shipping to overnight for free. But she said the earliest it will arrive is Friday.

Is there some distributor strike or something? WTF is going on?

Mark
I've found Barnes & Noble (bn.com) to be a pretty good alternative to Amazon for certain releases. As an example, they had the recent Arrow special edition blu-ray of "The Apartment" after Amazon had sold out, and for a few bucks less.
 

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WTF is wrong with Amazon lately? When I preordered 'Young Mr. Lincoln' I got the typical "want it release date then pick free 2-day shipping" offer. That's what I picked (as always). This afternoon I get an email from Amazon telling me the title won't be delivered until the 15th or 16th. Release date is tomorrow (9th). WTF?

I chatted with an Amazon rep and they upgraded the shipping to overnight for free. But she said the earliest it will arrive is Friday.

Is there some distributor strike or something? WTF is going on?

Mark
Another HTF member posted in a different topic that an Amazon rep informed him that the 2 day shipping merely means that the order will be delivered within 2 days from when it is shipped, without any guarantees regarding when the shipping will take place. In my opinion, this move is rather cheesy on Amazon's part, but there you have it!

CHEERS! :)
 

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WTF is wrong with Amazon lately? When I preordered 'Young Mr. Lincoln' I got the typical "want it release date then pick free 2-day shipping" offer. That's what I picked (as always). This afternoon I get an email from Amazon telling me the title won't be delivered until the 15th or 16th. Release date is tomorrow (9th). WTF?

I chatted with an Amazon rep and they upgraded the shipping to overnight for free. But she said the earliest it will arrive is Friday.

Is there some distributor strike or something? WTF is going on?

Mark
I'm a Prime member and my November 27th order shipped today with delivery on Wednesday. My "waiting to be viewed" pile is so huge, I don't mind waiting an extra day.
 
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Another HTF member posted in a different topic that an Amazon rep informed him that the 2 day shipping merely means that the order will be delivered within 2 days from when it is shipped, without any guarantees regarding when the shipping will take place. In my opinion, this move is rather cheesy on Amazon's part, but there you have it!

CHEERS! :)
Here is a screen grab of Amazon's webpage for the forthcoming 4K version of Blade Runner 2049. I've placed a red box around the area of interest:




That's EXACTLY what it said in that area when I placed my order for 'Young Mr. Lincoln'. Yes, I wanted to receive it the day it came out. Amazon didn't meet that guarantee and it needs to stop advertising it if they aren't going to followthrough. Or, provide restitution to the customer for not meeting the guarantee.

Mark
 

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I got a message today that mine will not arrive until Friday. Since I have plenty of free time this weekend, except for that 3:40 Sunday playoff game, I should be ok, but I agree, don’t say it will be there on day of release when it can’t happen.
 

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I've had a lot of problems with Amazon on this very issue.

They insist they NEVER guarantee release day delivery.

Yet, there it is.
Any of you guys ever receive the following email from Amazon:

Hello,

We have good news! One of your pre-ordered items is now eligible for release date delivery and has been upgraded at no additional charge. Your new delivery estimate is:

"The Hanging Tree (1959) [Blu-ray]"

Estimated arrival date: January 23, 2018


Please visit Your Account (www.amazon.com/youraccount?ref=fxm_em_4_0) for the most up-to-date delivery information about this order. If there are other items in your order, they'll be shipped according to the delivery estimates listed in the order details in Your Account at no additional cost.

Sincerely,
Customer Service Department
 

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Not for that specific title, but yes, I've gotten a ton of those emails over the years. And then they still fail at delivering on time.
 

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Not for that specific title, but yes, I've gotten a ton of those emails over the years. And then they still fail at delivering on time.
If it bothers you then go back for some kind of credit from them and insist on speaking to an American customer service person.
 

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If it bothers you then go back for some kind of credit from them and insist on speaking to an American customer service person.
I often do get a credit - I think I have a free year of prime for all of the extensions they've given.

The issue is that they always insist that it's a one time mistake on their part, and that it won't happen again - and then it happens again. Five years ago, this would never happen.

Now, it's the first full week in January, first street date, and they've missed my first "Guaranteed delivery date" and "release date delivery" promise for my first scheduled shipment of 2018.

It's just a bummer that they've gotten so unreliable but are so big that there's no consequence possible to them. Ultimately, I don't want another credit. I want delivery dates promised to be honored.
 
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