Corrected pressing of Rififi available.

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  1. Mick Wright

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    I just got this email:
    Dear Sir or Madam,
    The second printing of RIFIFI has arrived. To exchange your faulty
    copy for the new, corrected DVD, please send your RIFIFI disc to the
    following address:
    The Criterion Collection
    210 E 52 Street, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10022
    Attn: Jon Mulvaney
    As soon as we receive your disc we will mail a replacement to you.
    Please be sure to include your mailing address with the DVD. We
    apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
    Thank you for your patience and your commitment to The Criterion Collection.
    Best,
    JM
     
  2. James D S

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    That's great to hear Mick. So I assume they are shipping to stores now?...
     
  3. Mick Wright

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    Yes, I would assume so. When I get my new copy I'll try to note any differences.
     
  4. Scott H

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    Please enlighten me - what is wrong with the previous pressing? A search returned nothing, and I own this DVD.
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  5. Mick Wright

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    An audio sync error that is mainly noticeable during the hiest. Watch the scene where the hammer meets the chisel.
     
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    Why did you get this e-mail? Just curious what the steps are for the rest of us that have this DVD.
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    This title is on my wish list. Does anyone know how to tell the difference between the two pressings by looking at the packaging?
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  8. Ted Todorov

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    I wonder if they allow walk ins -- I'd much rather go over there than deal with the mail. Plus, I'd get to check the place out [​IMG]
    Do we need to contact Criterion individually, or will they just exchange all Rififi disks? I guess a contact number would be helpfull.
    Ted
     
  9. Mick Wright

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    quote: Why did you get this e-mail? Just curious what the steps are for the rest of us that have this DVD.[/quote]
    I contacted them inquiring about when the corrected pressings would be available. Most likely all you have to do is send your defective disc to the address above.
    [Edited last by Mick Wright on August 14, 2001 at 04:04 PM]
     
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  11. Jon Robertson

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    I'm willing to place money that the way to tell them apart is the phrase "Second Pressing" on the back cover.
    Anyone care to take me up? [​IMG]
    [Edited last by Jon Robertson on August 14, 2001 at 08:49 PM]
     
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    Anyone know if we're meant to send the disc in its case, or if we can send just the disc? I'm assuming the case unless I hear otherwise...thanks!
     
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    I got a reply today about whether to send the disc with or without the case.
     
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    Duplicate
    [Edited last by AdrianJ on August 20, 2001 at 05:25 PM]
     
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    Another duplicate.
    [Edited last by AdrianJ on August 20, 2001 at 05:27 PM]
     
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    did the 'corrected' seven samurai disc have second pressing on it? just curious, i do own the first, first pressing.. i didn't think it changed there.
    i did not pick up rififi yet, so once the corrected versions are in hand by some of you, please be sure to post if there are any outward differences.
    many thanks,
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    [Edited last by Alex Johnson on August 20, 2001 at 07:09 PM]
     
  18. Andrea W

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    The "corrected" (2nd) Seven Samurai did not say second pressing. But there were other visual clues to differentiate the two pressings: the location of the UPC, the running time, the region 1 logo, etc. There's more info in this thread:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/Forum15/HTML/028829.html
    [Edited last by Andrea W on August 20, 2001 at 07:22 PM]
     
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    Does someone have a list of players that exhibit this audio sync problem ? I have watched this movie with its French track on my Panasonic player, and I don't remember coming across any audio sync issues ...
     
  20. Greg_S_H

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    Interestingly (or not), both copies available at my local Fry's have stickers warning potential buyers that the disc has been returned and possibly opened. I wonder if the original purchasers returned it because of the sync problem. In any case, I'm now afraid to order it on-line. I'm sure getting Criterion to swap discs wouldn't be too difficult, but I'd rather get the correct version the first time.
     

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