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rrenault
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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#926 Post by rrenault » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:09 am

I found A Woman is a Woman with a white case at J&R in Manhattan a little over a year after it officially went out of print. And at around the same time, a cache of Rans turned up and was stocked in the store. This was summer of 2011. I bought three copies of Ran and sold two of them sealed on ebay but only wound up getting roughly MSRP for each one. I eventually wound up selling the third one I had kept for myself when I needed some cash. I still have A Woman is a Woman though. A B&N outlet would never wind up with a stash like that, but J&R tends to get that sort of stuff from time to time.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#927 Post by dad1153 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:43 pm

^^^ But, since J&R relocated its block of stores to just one corner building (and their video section to a portion of the 2nd floor), I doubt extra stock inventory like OOP Criterions can fit into a space that's about 1/4 the space that was available on the old basement/top floor.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#928 Post by rrenault » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:36 pm

When did this happen? I've been outside the US for quite a while. So what happened to the music section at J&R? So is it safe to say digital files and streaming are killing the DVD/Blu-ray industry already?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#929 Post by dad1153 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:18 pm

About 3-4 months ago. The entire block of stores are now 'For Rent' and the corner building (the one closest to the church and nearer to Wall St.) that used to have the computers and videogames has the entire J&R stores in the upper floors. The music/CD section takes about 1/4 of one floor. The DVD/Blu-ray section is right next to the reduced-in-size TV section (only two of the salesmen remain), both of which had their own basements as of a few months ago (and which combined now take less half of what one of the basements would fit). Yep, lean and mean time for independent brick & mortar retailers like J&R. :(

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#930 Post by rrenault » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:21 pm

I always figured there'd be sufficient demand that at least one store of that nature could survive in the city, even if only one.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#931 Post by rrenault » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:10 am

So are SC Collection editions of Le Cercle Rouge and Army of Shadows not being released in the US, or will they be eventually?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#932 Post by rrenault » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:08 am

vsski wrote:
rrenault wrote:I'd say dinged corners are pretty much unavoidable for any digipak Criterion release if you're ordering it online.
Sad but true, although it didn't used to be that way. That's why I'm always dreading when another digipack is announced and wait until the next B&N sales, so I can personally inspect the packaging (and hopefully find one among 10 that is not dinged). ](*,)
This may not necessarily apply to stand-alone releases, but at least when releasing box sets, like the Rossellini-Bergman set, wouldn't it solve their problems with dinged corners if they could package it the way they do the Eclipse sets with those thin plastic cases, or would that not be sexy enough? I'm afraid to order the Rossellini-Bergman set online, knowing just how fragile it would be if they package them in digipaks. I know this isn't related to Studio Canal, but still...

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#933 Post by jfish226 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:25 pm

Any word on whether StudioCanal will release Pierrot le fou on Blu-Ray?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#934 Post by ianungstad » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:09 pm

Latest Criterion titles to go out of print:

Le Samourai
Killers (1946) / Killers (1964)

Killers will certainly be getting a duel format reissue. Isn't Le Samourai a Studio Canal title?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#935 Post by dwk » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:35 pm

No mention of StudioCanal on the Le samourai packaging. It was licensed from Filmel, I think

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#936 Post by Cinephrenic » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:35 pm

Le samourai was announced in the New Years drawing, unless things have changed.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#937 Post by Jeff » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:29 pm

Cinephrenic wrote:Le samourai was announced in the New Years drawing, unless things have changed.
That clue was likely not for Le Samouraï.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#938 Post by captveg » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:35 pm

Jeff wrote:
Cinephrenic wrote:Le samourai was announced in the New Years drawing, unless things have changed.
That clue was likely not for Le Samouraï.
Yeah, in retrospect it was almost certainly a hint for Zatoichi

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#939 Post by bdsweeney » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:32 am

Discussion occurred two or so months ago on Breathless going out of print. As we all know, it was just a matter of replacing the separate DVD and blu editions of the film with the newly announced duel-disc version.

Considering the current version of Le Samourai isn't labelled as Studio Canal, it's more likely that the current DVD version is now out of print and that we'll see a duel disc in a few months' time.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#940 Post by willoneill » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:12 pm

According to Facebook, the Paul Robeson set is going out of print on December 31st.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#941 Post by falcone7401 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:51 pm

I just signed up here and am reading some of the recent oop news. So glad I got Le Samourai during the Barnes and Noble July sale now.

I have a question about an OOP I recently obtained. I purchased a "Used Like New" copy of Pierrot Le Fou recently and when I got it I noticed it wouldn't play on my PS3 unless I put the disc in with the station turned sideways. The other problem is when I would finally get it to play the movie froze mid-movie.

I tested other Criterion Blus and they played right away. Anything that might be able to help me possibly remedy this? Or is the disc defective?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#942 Post by Minkin » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:22 pm

falcone7401 wrote:I just signed up here and am reading some of the recent oop news. So glad I got Le Samourai during the Barnes and Noble July sale now.
Uhh, Le Samourai is not OOP, nor is it Studio Canal. Its just out of stock on Criterion's website since we are very likely to get a new dual format very soon.
Criterion's site wrote:Unfortunately, we are not able to offer this product for sale on Criterion.com. Please note that it is not out of print and is available at other retailers, like Amazon.com.
Not sure what to say about your Pierrot le Fou disc. Is the disc seriously scratched on the bottom? Any other players you can try? I don't think I've heard of people complaining about their Pierrot discs before - so it's most likely just your disc. I'd say check for scratches (clean the disc if there are any) and/or check the disc out in another player, and if the problem persists contact your doctor/seller and return it.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#943 Post by falcone7401 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:14 am

Minkin wrote:
falcone7401 wrote:I just signed up here and am reading some of the recent oop news. So glad I got Le Samourai during the Barnes and Noble July sale now.
Uhh, Le Samourai is not OOP, nor is it Studio Canal. Its just out of stock on Criterion's website since we are very likely to get a new dual format very soon.
Criterion's site wrote:Unfortunately, we are not able to offer this product for sale on Criterion.com. Please note that it is not out of print and is available at other retailers, like Amazon.com.
Not sure what to say about your Pierrot le Fou disc. Is the disc seriously scratched on the bottom? Any other players you can try? I don't think I've heard of people complaining about their Pierrot discs before - so it's most likely just your disc. I'd say check for scratches (clean the disc if there are any) and/or check the disc out in another player, and if the problem persists contact your doctor/seller and return it.
Oh thought I read earlier in this thread that Le Samourai went OOP. I checked the criterion site and it is only available on Amazon and not from the Criterion store. Guess they are planing a future rerelease then.

Yea there aren't any scratches on it. I am gonna try it on another blu-ray player and see what happens. Was kinda bummed when all this happened as I had been looking forward to seeing it(and spent almost 70 after shipping).

Now I just wait for my copies of Hard Boiled, The Killer, and This Is Spinal Tap and pray they aren't bootlegs.

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Tati and Studiocanal

#944 Post by Mouse » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:07 pm

So, I've tried to look up info in regards to the situation with Studiocanal owning the Tati catalog and I can't find how Criterion managed to get the rights for the forthcoming box. The rumor being that the Tati estate asked for Studiocanal to go through Criterion in the U.S. seems a little strange to me. I mean, it just doesn't make sense to me that Studiocanal would break their exclusivity agreement with Lionsgate just because they were asked to stick with Criterion by the Tati estate, and does this mean that "Trafic" would come back into print with the box?

I guess what I'm asking is how the conclusion that most have about the Tati estate intervening came about?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#945 Post by Ashirg » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Studiocanal may only own the titles in other regions and Criterion has an exclusive license for region 1 from Tati estate. I doubt Trafic will be included in this box since it's owned by Studiocanal from the beginning.


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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#947 Post by giovannii84 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:35 pm

Is there a list online anywhere of all the films Studio Canal have the rights to in the US?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#948 Post by ianungstad » Mon May 26, 2014 6:48 pm

http://dvdlist.kazart.com/queryDVDList2.php3?id=18747" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hopscotch was discontinued today. I assume Criterion will be reissuing the film in a new edition in the near future. No reason for it to be going out of print otherwise.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#949 Post by Cinephrenic » Tue May 27, 2014 12:47 am

So Studio Canal is just sitting on a bunch of rights in the U.S.? Why they not releasing the films?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#950 Post by captveg » Tue May 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Cinephrenic wrote:So Studio Canal is just sitting on a bunch of rights in the U.S.? Why they not releasing the films?
Because Lionsgate is their US distributor.

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