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The Duelists 1977 on Bluray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by doug zdanivsky, Oct 7, 2019.

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    doug zdanivsky

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    What the.. Why so expensive on Amazon, et al??

    Along with Last of the Mohicans, Rob Roy, and Master and Commander, this is one of my favourite 18/19th century dramas.
     
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    I haven’t investigated, but it must be out of print. I bought my copy back when it was first released. Maybe this is good news, though. Ridley’s work is getting fair representation on UHD, so maybe there’s a new mastering and release in the works.
     
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    DUELLISTS has been out of print since shortly after it was released in a one-shot licensing deal by Paramount for Shout! Factory. I imagine there were relatively copies pressed and sold, which is why the high eBay prices. I wouldn't trust the Spanish import unless you have seen decent reviews, even though it is Region-B locked, suggesting it's legit.
     
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    D'oh.. So that's it, then? :-(
     
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    If you have access to any of the digital storefronts like iTunes or Vudu, you can rent the exact same transfer for about $4 or buy it for $15. Not the same as owning a physical disc but significantly cheaper in this instance.
     
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    Paramount title that somehow Shout got the rights to.

    It's been OOP since late 2016. The only other worldwide release is almost certainly a Spanish Bootleg (Resen which is 99% pirated).

    There was a least some hints a year or two ago that Filmstruck has some interest in it and possibly Criterion, but then Filmstruck went away so nobody seems to know much of anything.
     
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    Damn, ok.. Will see about Itunes or Vudu, thanks..
     
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    Given that Paramount seems to be loosening its grip on catalogue titles, I wouldn't be surprised if we see this again at some point in the future.
     
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    I'm not sure that the release of ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES or the couple of Paramount titles Scream Factory has been able to license quite means that the company is "loosening its grip" on their back catalog. I've heard rumors that the studio has some new faces in its home entertainment division, but I am skeptical this will result in any big, enduring change in policy after many, many years of having stonewalled on their many in-demand titles.
     
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    Man, wouldn't it be great if Criterion got a hold of this? THAT I would pay $60-70 for, not some used DVD or double for a Blu-ray..
     
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    Now all I need is a smart TV. :)

    Or could hook up a laptop.
     

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