Criterion's The Third Man OOP???

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  1. David Ely

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    A couple of hours ago I was in a DVD retailer in downtown Toronto. They had Criterion's The Third Man listed as OOP. Is this true? If so, when did it go OOP?
     
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    More likely, Criterion still have the rights (and so don't list it as OOP) but haven't done a new print run in a while. I remember their Brazil box going through periods of rarity at least two or three times between print runs.
     
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    Yes I had this problem with Brazil, had to wait 2-3 months for my e-tailer to be able to source it. Was worth the wait.
    Criterion do seem to be slow in repressing especially for their titles which have been out for some time.
     
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    Do you think the Criterion website might list a title as OOP that isn't really, or that they might start printing a title again that was previously listed as OOP? The reason I ask, and sorry that it's a bit off-topic, is that I just rushed around to get Time Bandits, because the guy at the first store I went to told me it was OOP, and that he had seen it listed as such on the Criterion website. Yet I look there now, and it's not listed as OOP. Could it have been listed as OOP, and now not listed, or was this guy just plain wrong?
     
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    This would seriously suck. I already have the disc , but this is one Criterion most people should own. Orson Welles' reveal is worth the purchase alone
     
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    At times and especially for Criterion there is the mistake of equating Out of Stock with Out of Print. Out of Print means we have no plans for any of multiple reasons to make this ever again at this time other things may happen in the future, but this is the current status. Out of stock we will do it again when we can and should. A point to be very careful about on auctions etc. Almost every Criterion issue has gone throught the out of stock phase.
     
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    Another case in point is Beauty and the Beast. Criterion lists it as available, but you can't find it anywhere, at least not for less than $100. [​IMG]
     
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    "Beauty and the Beast" may well be a slightly different situation. Apparently, Criterion is releasing a new-and-improved version using the recently restored print for transfer. Whether it will include the original array of excellent supplements, new supplements, etc., is unknown.
     
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    Rich, you might be right, but I have to wonder what possible reason there would be for not including the extras...unless they have some different stuff lined up.

    In any case, I'm hanging on to mine until the new one is in my hands.
     
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    The Third Man is a public domain title. I can't see Criterion losing the "rights" to it.
     
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    A great movie and a great documentary with the DVD. I had not realized that Vienna was divided up like Berlin until the mid-50s.
     
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    Even the thought of The Third Man being OOP makes me nervous! I better pick this one up while I can!
     
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    Jean-Michel said:
     

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