Major price drop on OOP Criterion´s Spellbound

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  1. Maggi Magg

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    $35 is low?
     
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    Not unreasonable for an OOP Criterion.
     
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    thats not a price drop.
    it's not even in print anymore.
    that just a private seller selling it for a reasonable price.
     
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    Well it´s a price drop if you look at the prices people are trying to get both on Amazon and Ebay for this OOP.

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    Well WB is releasing spellbound along with rebecca, notorious, and spellbound in the future, so i'm sure they'll do an excellent job.
     
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    Your source for this???

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    Your source for this???

    barrie maxwell's coming classics attractions list:

    Alfred Hitchcock Collection:
    -the lady vanishes
    -notorious
    -the paradine case
    -rebecca
    -sabotage
    -spellbound
    -the thirty-nine steps
    -young & innocent

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articl...ell/index.html

    its on the database dated 4/4. down at the bottom.
     
  9. Maggi Magg

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    Ok cool news for those who did not buy the criterion versions of the titles they released.
    I´ve already bought the R2 version of Paradine Case so i´ll pass on this box unless there is a major PQ and Sound upgrade.
    Which i doubt.

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    i'll definately be buying the set since certain criterion titles are out-of-print and very expensive. i have very good confidence that the WB set will be just as good as the criterion set.
     
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    Corey, I don't think WB is bringing this out. Barrie's list references MGM. The rumored releases of a few years ago were under the MGM banner as well. These got pulled for reasons that arent' entirely clear to me other than there apparently was some dispute over who actually had the home video rights to this. The BITS website even had cover art for these titles for awhile.

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    Rebecca, Spellbound, and Notorious were all licensed by Criterion from the "American Broadcasting Companies, Inc." The first two were made for Selznick, the third for RKO (Selznick later apparently acquired the rights), and ABC subsequently bought the rights to all three somewhere along the way. Since Disney owns ABC, that leads me to believe that Disney owns the rights to these films (unless they've changed hands yet again), rather than MGM or Warner.

    With respect to the "price drop" for the Criterion Spellbound among Amazon Marketplace sellers, I would only say that prices at Amazon Marketplace frequently go up and down for reasons other than classic supply and demand. And once one seller significantly reduces the price, others tend to follow suit. Prices can go down due to the presence of bootlegs, because a seller needs to sell an item quickly, or because a new release is on the horizon. In this case, I don't think the lower-price sellers have any inside info about an upcoming re-release of Spellbound (there are enough "insiders" on this board and others that such an upcoming release would've been already well-publicized).
     
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    i'm not finding this on Barrie's page...i'm reading the 4/4 news...can someone copy & paste
     
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    There seems to be some confusion about the dvd rights to these Hitchcock titles. First off, Warner doesn't own the rights to the titles mentioned in this thread. Secondly, some of these titles were licensed by Disney to both Criterion and Anchor Bay on previous dvd releases. These titles include Notorious, Rebecca and Spellbound. Also, Anchor Bay released The Paradine Case on dvd. Criterion released The Lady Vanishes and The 39 Steps which were films Hitchcock directed before coming to America and working with Selznick.

    The question remains whether Disney still has a licensing deal in place with MGM, in which case, MGM could be working on releasing these titles along with some of the Hitchcock titles they have dvd rights to. Don't know perhaps that's what Barrie has heard some talk about?



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    ok...thanks
     

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