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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#101 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:19 am

OK, could we not debate pricing here? I didn't realize Jose26's post was pushing his own eBay listing, but regardless, let's not get into a pissing match about it on the release's thread.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#102 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:27 am

MOD NOTE: Do not post links to your own eBay auctions anywhere on this forum

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#103 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:34 am

Maybe it's because I've spent a fair bit of time in the relevant countries going back more than two decades, but I'm always fascinated by the way people seem happy to pay massively over the odds just so they don't have to order something directly from a central/eastern European country whose website might not be in English.

I must have placed dozens of orders over the years with multiple companies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Serbia, and I've never had the slightest problem. In fact, the packaging of some of these places puts many Western outlets to shame - DVD Best in Slovakia routinely sends me stuff in boxes so thick and tightly bound that they'd reliably stop a tank.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#104 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:39 am

The level of buyer protections on eBay definitely make it an appealing prospect especially if you have to provide your CC info at point of sale (and PayPal isn't accepted, etc) on a strange website (not just a foreign one, mind you, but any smaller and/or unfamiliar retailer). I can understand the impulse, even though as you say, it's probably a wholly unnecessary one. But you can inform eBay about an issue with something not arriving or arriving incorrectly and you know you're getting refunded, or that the issue will be remedied shortly thereafter. Same goes for Amazon's marketplace.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#105 Post by Finch » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:40 pm

Thanks for the tip, swo. Was going to import the Czech BD but if this is expected from CC soon, I can hold off.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#106 Post by swo17 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:46 pm

I never promised soon. :wink:


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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#108 Post by soundchaser » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:18 pm

Not a huge shock, but Blu-Ray upgrade coming in March, per Second Run's coming soon page.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#109 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:47 pm

Absolutely delightful news.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#110 Post by lzx » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:47 am

Gorgeous cover, obviously alluding to how much this influenced 2001:

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Special Features and Technical Specs:

• NEW 4K RESTORATION from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive
• Short film The Most Ordinary of Occupations (Nejv edn j í povolání, 1963)
• A filmed appreciation by Kim Newman
• Alternative US version Voyage to the End of the Universe opening and end scene
• Original trailer
• Voyage to the End of the Universe trailer
• Photo gallery
• New and improved English subtitle translation
• Booklet featuring a substantial essay by writer and film historian Michael Brooke
• REGION-FREE

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82 Ikarie XB1

#111 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:58 am

Both Stanley Kubrick and Gene Roddenberry saw it at a crucial stage of developing their own sci-fi projects, making it very possibly the most influential Czech film ever made.

And I’m delighted that they’re including the ending of Voyage to the End of the Universe, which ludicrously reconceptualises the entire film for the sake of a shock ending that’s quite out of tune with the rest of the film’s stately, measured pace.

I can’t wait to see this - to date I’ve only managed SD video versions.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#112 Post by TMDaines » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:17 am

Second Run are so exciting now on Blu. Will definitely be buying this too.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#113 Post by Lowry_Sam » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:31 am

This was the only blu I picked up on a recent trip to Prague. Figured since Second Run hadn’t released it yet, perhaps Criterion might have snagged it for both US & UK and would wait for a Janus theatrical run. You’re welcome everyone.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#114 Post by KJones77 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:08 pm

Wow, this sounds terrific. I had never heard of this one before, but just pre-ordered. First Second Run purchase, too.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#115 Post by Bikey » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:27 pm


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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#117 Post by Petty Bourgeoisie » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:06 pm

Mine shipped out a couple days ago. Pretty excited to get it.

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Re: 82 Ikarie XB1

#118 Post by Bikey » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:06 am

"An agelessly stylish affair... remains a dramatically satisfying and gripping watch and was clearly influential on much to follow. The themes and science explored on screen were ahead of their time too and remain relevant and intriguing today. So, altogether it’s a wonderful film that stands up better than most sci-fi of its era and helped usher in the next."
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Re: 82 / BD 20 Ikarie XB 1

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Re: 82 / BD 20 Ikarie XB 1

#120 Post by Bikey » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:46 am

"Evocative of both the latter-arriving Star Trek original TV series and Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Second Run 4K-restored Blu-ray transfer is very desirable to those seeking this charismatic and curious sci-fi gem in the best possible presentation."
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Re: 82 / BD 20 Ikarie XB 1

#121 Post by Orlac » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:01 pm

And once again Beaver manages to zero in on a shower scene...

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Re: 82 / BD 20 Ikarie XB 1

#122 Post by Bikey » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:36 am

After some (still unexplained) hiatus at Amazon UK, pleased to report it's now back in stock there: https://amzn.to/2JZiwZL

And of course at our website: http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_ikarieBD.html

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Re: 82 / BD 20 Ikarie XB 1

#123 Post by Bikey » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:06 am


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Re: 82 / BD 20 Ikarie XB 1

#124 Post by SSF » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:03 am

Bikey wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:36 am
After some (still unexplained) hiatus at Amazon UK, pleased to report it's now back in stock there: https://amzn.to/2JZiwZL

And of course at our website: http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_ikarieBD.html
It hasn’t been in stock on Amazon for quite some time. Will it be returning soon?

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Re: 82 / BD 20 Ikarie XB 1

#125 Post by Florinaldo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 pm

Mine was shipped March 26th by Amazon UK and arrived last week, so it may be just a glitch where the listing does not reflect the actual inventory.

I am really looking forward to watching this one; I remember seeing it 30 or 40 years ago, with French subtitles. In my memory it sometimes gets scrambled with bits from the German TV series Spaceship Orion, alhough that one was dubbed since it was a coproduction with ORTF.

It might have been interesting to compare it to the Lem novel, but like a good chunk of his early work it was not translated in either English of French (and I never felt compelled to track down the German edition). If it is at the same level as the contemporaneous Eden, it may not be a great loss and the movie was most probably a great improvement on it.

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