Where to buy The Killer?

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  1. Wallace Mason

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    I saw this movie this weekend at a friends and liked it a lot. I went to try to find a copy of it and haven't had any luck! His copy was a Criterion version, and he said that was the best version to buy. I saw one by Fox Lorber (I think?). Is that version okay to buy or should I just keep looking for the Criterion? Anyone know where to buy it?
     
  2. MartinTeller

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    You won't find the Criterion anywhere but eBay. Get the Fox Lorber. It's an excellent disc. Ditto for Hard Boiled.
     
  3. Matthew Brown

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    Here's some comparisons of the various versions of THE KILLER and HARD BOILED. Buena Vista is releasing these both in September. It's unknown if they will be cut in any way or dubbed.
    If you have a multi-region player, there will be a version of the KILLER from HONG KONG LEGENDS in the future. The Winstar/Fox Lorber versions are now on moratorium but they are still in most stores.
    http://www.loveandbullets.com/hardboiled.htm
    http://www.loveandbullets.com/killer.htm
    http://www.loveandbullets.com/killerhkvideo.htm
    Matt
     
  4. Wallace Mason

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    Woah! I had no idea that disc was so rare. I'm going to offer my friend 30 bucks for his copy. He won't know the difference, and I know he had no idea it's worth that much, or he would of mentioned it twenty times while we watched the thing.
     
  5. Ken Situ

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    Should you not pay fair market value for your friend's disc? Just because your friend doesn't know better, does not mean you should rip him off. Yes?[​IMG]
     
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    I got mine from Hong Kong and it has 5.1 DD; while the quality isn't as good as probably the CC, the music in 5.1 is a vast improvement and seems to add to the story.
     
  7. Michael St. Clair

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    Some friend you are!
     
  8. Mark Lee

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    Capitalism in action....
    Anyway, The Digital Bits reported that Buena Vista (which apparently somehow has the rights now) is looking at an autumn 2002 re-release of The Killer and Hard-Boiled. So you may want to wait (instead of fleecing your "friend").
     
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    Tell your friend I'll give him $31 for his copy of The Killer. [​IMG]
     
  12. Ken Situ

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    Hey, I'll be happy to pay $32.00 for his copy of The Killer.
     
  13. Matt Wooten

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    seriously.. don't do that to your friend. buy the fox lorber disc and enjoy. then later on try to get the disc through other means but for the love of god don't screw the man over..
     
  14. Wallace Mason

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    Alright alright! You've made me feel all guilty. I guess I'll just wait for a new release or buy the fox lorber copy. Trust me though, this guy deserves to have that disc ganked from him. You should see how he treats his stuff. On average he has about 5 or 6 dvd's flipped over on top of his receiver because he's too lazy to put them back in the cases and store them properly. So see, I was actually going to RESCUE the disc and give it a good home.
     
  15. Garrett Lundy

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    In that case Wallace, Just be sure to "liberate" the disc while he's at work and your wearing a ski-mask[​IMG] Then sell it to me for $33[​IMG]
     
  16. Jason Goodmanso

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    Or do what I did to get the Criterion versions of The Killer and Hardboiled - buy the LaserDisc. Picked up both for less than $25 each.
     
  17. Larry Seno Jr.

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    Why get discs with much lower quality picture?
     
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    But if you're going that route, remember to get the CAV LDs, not the CLV -- I don't believe the CLV discs contain the supplements.
     
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