salo criterion collection

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  1. bigmix007

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    i want to buy this movie but i need the orginal not a bootleg. Anyone know a legit dealer to buy from that isn't out the ass expensive.

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  2. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    no way man...
     
  3. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    Amazon has one for over thousand dollars.
     
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    Wasn't this due to be reissued at some point?

    Anyway - the R2 release from Bfi is a better print all round. 25 seconds more footage, and a fraction of the price.

    If you insist on a Criterion then you're going to have to sell your mother. Be sure to ask her permission first.
     
  5. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    I thought I heard this was going to be re-issued along with a couple other Criterion rarities in the near future.
    If I had any interest I'd get that R2 disc. You can get that and a region free player for less than 1/4 of the Criterion's aftermarket price. If you refuse to go region free for some reason, then bootlegs are the next best thing. I mean around a grand for a fucking disc?, be real! That is just insanity.
    I think you might be able to snag one off ebay for 7-9 hundred, still insane. IMO $100 is insane, although if I saw this title for that price I would buy and re-sell on ebay.:D

    I was looking forward to watching the aftermarket reaction to a re-issue. I hope it happens just for that reason.:)
     
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    Interesting that this topic appeared here lately, as I just purchased a boot off ebay the other day. I will not pay the outrageous prices for the Criterion original.

    And yes, I too heard about the re-issue, but since I first heard of it over 6 months ago, I still haven't found any info confirming if it is still happening....
     
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    Why buy a boot off Ebay when you can get the longer R2 cut? Was it much cheaper than that one?
     
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    Criterion definitely announced the new disc on their blog, so it's coming. I wouldn't rule out a late summer or fall release, knowing their release patterns.
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    I'm not region free. And it's widescreen and uncut, and was only 6 dollars.
     
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    Yeah this is one DVD I've never understood. Why the fuck is it so expensive? There have since been better quality releases, the Criterion isn't the full version, a new version FROM CRITERION is coming out...why the hell is it so expensive!? I can understand OOP Criterions like Rebecca, Spellbound and Notorious being expensive, since there has yet to be a DVD release (on any region) that tops the Criterions. But Salo? What's the big deal with this DVD? I thought the movie was terrible. Then there's other Criterions like Straw Dogs that have gone OOP but they STILL sell for the original SRP. What's with that?

    ~Matt
     
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    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    Criterion is different, since their DVDs are also very collectible, they cost a lot but they also have the highest resell value of any DVDs from any company ever. This goes back to their laserdisc days. The same will be true when they start releasing Blu-Ray discs once the war is 100% over.
     
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    Oh, you're one of those. :D

    As was pointed out, Kr~1, the Salo disc seems to be over-priced by far more than other OOP Criterions.... still I've never really thought about it, since this film is available elsewhere.
     
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    Yeah, one of those... I'll go region free when I finish watching all my unwatched movies, and have the cash to spend on a region free player.

    But a downside for me going region free would be that then my collection would grow way to fast and I'd never catch up because there were be soooo much more temptation to spend money on DVDs. So I don't think I'll be going region free for a while.
     
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    LOL that's been my problem ever since I went region free like 4 years ago.

    ~Matt
     
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    I cant believe people are still buying it at that price.


    amazing
     
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    HAEMORRHAGE If he dies, he dies

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    There's a lot of sicko's out there that'll pay big bucks for this sucker.
     
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    I can't even understand why people watch (literal) shit like this, never mind pay hundreds of dollars for it.
     
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    Yeah I know what you mean. It's such a tasteless film, I'm really not surprised the director was murdered after making this. It's vile, depraved and disgusting. I don't know what the people at Criterion see in this movie. (However, it's still not as tasteless as I Spit on Your Grave and Cannibal Holocaust, a film that should be burned and completely obliterated from all existence.)

    ~Matt
     
  19. Rockmjd

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    You should move to China!
    http://www.horrordvds.com/vb3forum/showthread.php?t=35976

    :banana: Cannibal Holocaust:banana:
     
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    Not surprised Pasolini was murdered after making it? Why's that - because the world is full of intolerant idiots who think killing people is okay if they make a movie some others don't appreciate? Wow. *I* find that surprising, and totally reprehensible. I think the person who killed him should be hunted down and handed over to the Baltimore PD.
     

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