MGM's The Bride Wore Black DVD - OOP?

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Is MGM's DVD of Francois Truffaut's The Bride Wore Black out of print or is the current printing just scarce? Can't seem to find a copy of it anywhere... [​IMG]
     
  2. Rain

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    I don't know, but I can't seem to find it with any online retailers. I would think it is a safe bet that it is OOP.

    I wish that there was a website that was as diligent about announcing titles going OOP as they are about new releases.

    A more interesting question might be why is it OOP? Could this suggest that someone other than MGM has acquired the home video rights?
     
  3. Mark Pfeiffer

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    I don't have the time or inclination to do the legwork since I have them all, but I wonder if Mississippi Mermaid and Small Change have befallen the same fate. All three Truffaut titles were released around the same time, which is when I got them. Better transfers and special edition materials would be more than welcome.
     
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    The other two titles appear to remain available.

    Weird.
     
  5. SteveGon

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    Okay, I found one online retailer that apparently has The Bride Wore Black in stock:

    http://www.themovie-store.com


    Cost me $21.99 with shipping but that's what I get for procrastinating.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Rain

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    Glad to hear you found one, Steve.

    Really, how dare they pull a title out of print when I have no money. [​IMG]

    I hope I can scrounge one up somewhere before it's gone.
     
  7. Ted Todorov

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    The MGM Truffaut's are:
    The Bride Wore Black
    Mississippi Mermaid
    The Story of Adele H.
    Small Change
    The Wild Child
    The Man Who Loved Women


    Are any of these besides Bride OOP? Of course considering that none of these transfers are anamorphic, maybe OOP is good news, and something better will come along...

    Ted
     
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    All of the other ones are still in print. For some reason, Bride is definitely gone. Weird.

    Jeff
     
  9. Jay Gregory

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    Don't know if the MGM website is accurate, but both Adele H. and Mississippi Mermaid are missing as well as Bride:
    MGM's "World Films"

    I've got all of them, but I suppose I would buy them again if they were significantly improved.

    I've been waiting for an MGM release of The Green Room. I've always considered that movie to be the somber flipside of the "comic" Man Who Loved Women.

    And where the hell can I see Such A Gorgeous Kid Like Me (I think that's the title)?
     
  10. Jay Gregory

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    Well, if you click on the link I've posted above, it appears that all the Truffauts are "Currently Unavailable." Women On The Verge and Chocolat are also unavailable, according to the MGM website.

    Are there any other movies released under this banner that are not listed here, beyond the three missing Truffauts?
     
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    I'm glad I picked up Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown when I did. Now I need to score a copy of Small Change...
     
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    As I recall, Bride went out of print very quickly for reasons that I never uncovered. I started looking for it a month or two after it streeted and I couldn't find online retailers that had it in stock. I had given up hope that I would find a copy when one day I randomly found it in a Sam Goody store near me. I snatched it up that afternoon and I've never seen a copy anywhere else since.
     
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