Second Run General Chitchat

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AlexHansen
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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#201 Post by AlexHansen » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:06 pm

Sounds like it's going to be another good year. Can't wait to see what those contemporary works are.

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Bikey
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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#202 Post by Bikey » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:08 am

Greatly gratified to receive mentions for CONFIDENCE, CASA DE LAVA, MUNDANE HISTORY and TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS in Sight & Sound's DVDs & Blu-rays of 2012


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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#204 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:37 am

Hi!

Many thanks for the recent announcement about Zanussi´s Illumination on DVD!

I´m also a big Jancso fan -- and would like to ask, would you like to release Sirokkó, La pacifista, Hungarian Rhapsody and Allegro barbaro? Just reread a Sight & Sound article about the last two films. Sounds like prime or near-prime Jancso to me. Maybe you could also find some text information about Concerto, the never-filmed third part of the trilogy (with Hungarian Rhapsody and Allegro barbaro), for booklet material?

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Bikey
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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#205 Post by Bikey » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:53 am

Such nice words from CineOutsider as Slarek chooses a selection of Second Run titles in his round-up of the best releases of 2012.

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Bikey
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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#206 Post by Bikey » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:22 am

Movie Mail are running a great 'Communist Cinema' promotion (lot's of Second Run titles included there at bargain prices!).
Also check out Michael Brooke's terrific essay there too...

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Re: The Bona Fide Bargain Thread

#207 Post by stroszeck » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:23 pm

can anyone recommend a site that has the best prices on Second Run DVDs? Or if there are any sales going on? I want to make a large purchase order. Thank you.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#208 Post by RossyG » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:54 am

Here are the prices on MovieMail: http://www.moviemail.com/secondrun/?order=Bestsellers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#210 Post by TMDaines » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:06 am

A lot of them are currently £6.37 at WOW HD. The clear winner right now.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#211 Post by stroszeck » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:57 pm

Beautiful, thanks for the tips guys!

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#212 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:07 pm

TMDaines wrote:A lot of them are currently £6.37 at WOW HD. The clear winner right now.
Great find! Too bad they don't have The Confrontation though.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#213 Post by Mathew2468 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:44 pm

How do these small companies release such cheap DVDs?

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#214 Post by Kauno » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:16 pm

TMDaines wrote:A lot of them are currently £6.37 at WOW HD. The clear winner right now.
Thanks. I grabbed five and holy crap I'm pleased. But most likely WOW will cancel two or three of them.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#215 Post by TMDaines » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:19 pm

They won't. These DVDs are pretty much always dropping down to these prices there, before bouncing back up again.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#216 Post by zedz » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:11 pm

TMDaines wrote:A lot of them are currently £6.37 at WOW HD. The clear winner right now.
I can't think of any Second Run release that isn't worth getting at that price, (even the early ones with dodgy transfers).

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#217 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:41 pm

It's worth nothing that WOW has a US site as well where the prices are good but not as low as £6.37, and that shipping is free to the US whichever portal you use.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#218 Post by MichaelB » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:17 am

Mathew2468 wrote:How do these small companies release such cheap DVDs?
By watching every penny like the proverbial hawk. There's a reason that Second Run doesn't do all-stops-out special editions with umpteen bells and whistles: you'll always get a booklet, but if there's an on-disc extra at all it'll probably just be a short video interview or appreciation - there are very few exceptions to that general rule.

But it's a very sensible business model, as Second Run's catalogue is so obscure that it relies on people's willingness to blind-buy. So it's very much in their interest to keep the price as low as possible.

In fact, the two-disc Fighters aside, have they ever released anything for more than £12.99 RRP? (Which in practice means you'll never have to spend more than a tenner even if it's a brand new release).

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#219 Post by Kauno » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:43 am

TMDaines wrote:They won't. These DVDs are pretty much always dropping down to these prices there, before bouncing back up again.
Ok, that would be fine. They just cancelled my latest order (Will Penny, a western I have never even seen), but maybe they had their reasons.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#220 Post by TMDaines » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:59 am

I've just never had a problem, that's all, and these prices aren't anything stupendous for Second Runs on WOW HD. I keep getting alerts about them dropping down to this level for a short period.


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Bikey
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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#222 Post by Bikey » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:39 pm

3 for £25 offer on Second Run titles at MovieMail

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#223 Post by Bikey » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:31 am

Our lovely friends at the BFI are offering an early summer discount on all screenings of Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone in Love
To enjoy £1.50 off tickets simply quote the reference SL when booking online, in person or by phone (020 7928 3232).
Like Someone in Love
BFI Southbank : June - July 2013
A subtly tender film from the great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. Its’ subject is the impossibility of intimacy in the modern world and uncertainties about our identities and what we think we see and hear.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#224 Post by Bikey » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:00 pm

The lovely people at the BFI are offering friends of Second Run DVD an exclusive rate on all films and events in their comprehensive Satyajit Ray season that kicks off August 14.
To enjoy this £1.50 discount simply quote SECOND in person, on line or over the phone 020 7928 3232.

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Re: Second Run General Chitchat

#225 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:08 am

When are we going to find out what spines 31, 47 and 67 are?

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