now this is just a guess, but i assume that our neighbors in the "" have region A blu ray playersLadies and gentlemen:
I have received the following email this morning from ViaVision regarding the upcoming Blu-ray releases of Sorry, Wrong Number, The War of the Worlds, Waterloo, and, The Duelists.
Thanks for your inquiry.
The Imprint Blu Rays will be playable on Canadian players.
The Imprint website will be going live in the next few days at the below address where you can find more information and order links – please note the address will load as “not found” in the interim and will become available to view once the site goes live.
If it does, I hope it’s announced before the release date of this version.By the way, I looked at the extras for this movie and "Sorry, Wrong Number". There is little doubt in my mind that both titles will come out in the States this year. I see that Alan Rode and Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation did some bonus work on the "Sorry, Wrong Number" release which tells me it's coming here too.
FYI I got Greatest Show a few days ago for $4.99 on iTunes. I think the price has gone back up but i checked In Harm’s Way (one of my top faves) and it’s still $4.99,Yup, so maybe some of my little Paramount wants list will be released before too long:
The Greatest Show On Earth
The President's Analyst
Paint Your Wagon
In Harm's Way
Heaven Can Wait
& a few others...
Some of us aren't into digital downloads/streaming and want only physical discs which might be the case with Billy.FYI I got Greatest Show a few days ago for $4.99 on iTunes. I think the price has gone back up but i checked In Harm’s Way (one of my top faves) and it’s still $4.99,
I have both of those on my Tivo, recorded from HD broadcasts, but I will have to get into this streaming lark before too long. I don't know why Paramount are still hanging on to their John Wayne films, I'd think there'd be healthy sales there.FYI I got Greatest Show a few days ago for $4.99 on iTunes. I think the price has gone back up but i checked In Harm’s Way (one of my top faves) and it’s still $4.99,
The reverse is true too - at least it used to be when Amazon outlets everywhere could ship to Oz (only Amazon US ships into Oz now - with caveats).There seems to be a minor snafu with ordering from ViaVision. As I reported in a previous email from one Grant Taylor at ViaVision, these discs are supposed to be 'region free'. Today, I received an email from someone named 'Ryan' who informed me that if I wish to proceed with my order my credit card will be charged immediately. I think that's more than a little ridiculous, considering NONE of these title will ship until the middle of May.
Also, ViaVision is offering a discounted 'bundle' which will include all of the imprint titles for only $150. The individuals retail for $34.99 each, so there is a minor savings to be had. Also, shipping to Canada is $60. I fail to see why shipping to the US is only $20 and there is an extra $40 for us Canucks. Where I live I can literally see Detroit Michigan outside my window. So, shipping rates really shouldn't vary THAT much! Anyway, just passing along further info for the rest of our readership. Best to all.
At this point, most of the big studios feel it's not worth the effort to release titles that are only going to sell a few thousand copies. The annoying thing with Paramount is that not only were they unwilling to release titles themselves, they were also unwilling to licence them out to third party distributors who were interested them.Great packaging but why on earth are Paramount so opposed to a BD global physical release as this title will always sell more than enough to cover the printing costs & they did a 4K transfer years ago!
I like doing both. I trust physical more but there are good digital deals to be had especially if a title won't get a Blu-ray release. Great picture quality on this one!Bought the iTunes 4k version for $5 last night.
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