Criterion "The Killer" Bootleg/Legit DVD Comparison Site?

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  1. Chas_Michael

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    Criterion "The Killer" Bootleg/Legit DVD Comparison Site?

    I recall viewing a website dedicated to the comparison of the Criterion "The Killer" Legit/Boot DVD? I couldn't find anything in the archives. Anyone have the website address?
    Appreciate it.
     
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    Thanks Glenn, but I'm referring to the site that helps you identify the BOOTLEG version, so one doesn't get ripped off by purchasing a boot.
     
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    It's all about the white inner ring on the DVD. If that's there it's an official Criterion. To my knowledge, no bootleggers can create that on the actual disc. Trust me, I have the Criterion and am trying to sell it. People are very hesitant.
     
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    What percentage of the discs actually have the white ring? I have many early Criterion discs bought from retail and none have the ring.
     
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    I believe the older Criterions have the white inner ring. Beisdes the Killer I don't think any of mine have it.
     
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    There are authentic Killer Criterion discs that have a mirrored center ring like the Hard Boiled Criterion does. Alot of people think that if it doesn't have a white ring then it's fake. It seems the Killer with the mirrored center ring is even more rare than the white ring version. Salo also has a white center ring.
     
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    I have a copy bought when the disc first came out. It had the white ring.

    About a year ago, I found another copy in a secondhand shop for cheap, and picked it up. It doesn't have the white ring, but everything else is IDENTICAL - the disc content, the inserts, cover.

    I don't believe that because a copy doesn't have the white ring its a boot. Perhaps there were two print runs, I don't know, but I'm not buying the White = Genuine, Non-White = Boot argument.
     
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    My copy, bought long before the Criterion DVD went out of print, has no white ring.

    Mark
     
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    My copy has a whitish ring. Not painted/even but more like sandpaper in appearance.
     

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