Senior HTF Member
- Oct 3, 2008
- New York City
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Yes, if you're not in Australia, these releases are very expensive. I fancied The President's Analyst, but it's £35 on eBay (that's the cheapest from a good seller that I've bought from before) & Alfie is £65! It's a two disc set & Imprint seen to charge by the disc, so god know what the Silver Screams & Hammer sets will cost. There comes a time when you just have to say no. I love The President's Analyst, but my US DVD looks pretty good, & if Paramount have licensed it out in Australia, well (I tell myself) there's a good chance they'll license it elsewhere, or even maybe release it themselves.
Boxed sets are pricey but they're in line with what other boutiques charge for similar sets in the UK and US. I get individual Imprint titles for $34 from Deep Discount - more or less what I pay for Arrow. OK, maybe a bit higher but these ARE hard to obtain outside of Australia so I don't mind paying a little more. I'm impressed by this label enough to grab select titles day 1 (when they're up for preorder at DD). I did make a mistake by purchasing the Major Dundee set, though. I should've anticipated a better release from another label down the line and, sure enough, Arrow announced their own release with an improved scan. Overall, an exciting label who have already released a handful of personal "grail" titles still MIA in the US.
Also, I've recently learned that the 1993 disaster film Alive was distributed by Paramount outside of North America (Disney controls US rights via Hollywood Pictures). I'll be over the moon if Imprint releases it on Blu-ray. I won't care if it's a dated master - I need this film in HD.