I already own Talk to Her and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, but I'll gladly give them to my sister-in-law (another Almodovar fan), just so I can own the two Almodovar films not previously available on R1--Matador has been on my wishlist for a long time!
I should be receiving my set in the mail today. Ordered the set for a song last month after Bestprices mistakenly listed it for around $36 (and then I applied a $10 Google checkout bonus on it to drop the price down even more). I heard the packaging uses the overlaying DVD leafs.
I don't know who owns the rights. I have the Anchor Bay disc from a years ago, but it's been out of print for awhile. Fox Lorber owns the DVD rights to two 80s Almodovar films: Dark Habits and What Did I Do to Deserve This.
I wasn't able to find it online or in B&M stores in Canada so I got it from Amazon.com
This is a great set although it's a little disappointing that some of the movies have lost the extra features that were present in their previous releases. I also like the movie postcards included on the set.
Now, how about the other companies releasing the other Almodovar movies in Region 1.
Miramax still controls TIE ME UP TIE ME DOWN and HIGH HEELS. I predict there will be some sort of issue of these when Sony announces their VOLVER release.
Since Sony splurged to acquire the rights to earlier Almodovar titles such as the MGM releases, MATADOR and LAW OF DESIRE, I would wager a few more dollars that they will eventually acquire the remaining Cinevista releases that Fox Lorber previously issued.