The fake fiasco...
I'd also trust Powerhouse to do a much better job of packaging your boxset well so it doesn't get all banged up during shipment
Do such "fiascos" (fake, real or imagined) occur often enough to translate it into a hard and fast rule?
Powerhouse did make a very good job of packing the Harryausen bundle for shipment to Canada but then again, I have never had a box set get banged up from Amazon UK, even after crossing the pond and I have ordered a fair number of them over the past year alone.
That'll show me? Order wherever you like, but Amazon seemed to have no problem canceling a lot of orders for an item that people preordered. If you're worried about making sure you get a copy, order direct. You don't seem worried, so whateverFlorinaldo wrote: ↑Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:48 pmDo such "fiascos" (fake, real or imagined) occur often enough to translate it into a hard and fast rule?
Are we really expecting this limited edition to sell out before it even comes out in 2 months time, at 8 000 copies? If so, it will truly be quite an achievement; after all, the Sinbad Trilogy LE is still available on Amazon UK, Powerhouse and elsewhere, even though it was issued in a mere 6 000 copies in June 2017, and despite repeated noises about it getting out of print "soon" (which will eventually happen, of course).
Anyway, you have convinced me to go with Amazon UK. Thanks!
No such exhibitionism intended, but rather the exercise of free will (or as others might say "you pays your money, you takes your chances") based on the balance of reasonable probabilities.
If we applied the principle that a single event or small number of occurrences (as compared to the whole) is equivalent to an assured expectation, we would stop driving our cars, crossing the streets or taking buses and trains, because accidents do happen, in a small minority of cases. Unless it can be demonstrated that Amazon UK regularly cancels pre-ordered titles, I think that people should not be too worried about the safety of ordering the two Indicator sets now from that supplier.tenia wrote: ↑Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:47 amTo be fair with all those Arrow "fiascos", how many people were concerned with getting their orders cancelled from Amazon ? 1% ? 5% ?
These cases are most likely over-represented on specialized boards like here or blu-ray.com, but in practice, the numbers probably amounts in negligible figures out of each product' allocations, or maybe even each total run.
As it happens, he did, but I'm not sure why this would have made any difference, since even if he'd directed people to another retailer that wouldn't change the fact that only 8,000 copies are being produced in total.Florinaldo wrote: ↑Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:37 amI understand from MichaelB's sober remarks that there is unusual interest for this title, but will it be sustained long enough to use up the entire run in the next few weeks or is this just a transitory peak, as often happens? It is after all an item that is more expensive than run-of-the-mill BDs and won't attract casual customers. It is a very enjoyable movie, with many qualities (MacGinnis, the atmospheric sequences) and faults (the demon puppets are not all equally well realised), but is it really that much of a cult item to attract 8 000 hardcore fans to buy the whole run so fast? Did del Toro direct people directly and solely to Powerhouse as a source for buying the title?
I indeed have not followed the social media buzz, but even if I had I don't think it would have prevented me from pointing out what I think is a technical fault: some of the puppets look good (especially the one that materialises in long shot from points of light and wisps of smoke as I recall), others not as much (the one who holds a victim in its hand). But faults are never enough to harm a film's popularity (a point I never put forward anyway); many movies with filmic, storytelling or technical deficiencies are still very popular and watchable, and will surely remain so. If mentioning a movie's weaknesses, as is often done on these boards, is "oddly pedantic" then I fully embrace the oddness and the pedantry!MichaelB wrote: ↑Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:20 amAnd yes, all signs are that it is indeed that much of a cult item, which is why the print run was increased to 8,000 in the first place (and not out of fingers-crossed optimism; this came about after a fortnight of hard pre-sales data that suggested that this would be a wise investment on Powerhouse's part). You clearly haven't been tracking the social media buzz about this specific edition (going back a full year since it was first teased), otherwise you wouldn't be making these oddly pedantic arguments about the demon puppets being "faults", as though that's going to put people off buying it.
I was wondering the same! Glad that Cloven in Two is on there to discuss it further.
Careful, they'll call this post a meltdown and then pat each other on the back for their own mental midgetry
Everything’s been signed off for manufacturing. The book is 80 pages long (i.e. a similar length to the Harryhausen and Boetticher books) and crammed with original and archival material that’s designed to complement the disc contents.Gerald Christie wrote:Damn, not that I was expecting any less but it looks like an all around terrific and comprehensive package. What about the booklet though? Is that finalized as well? When can we expect to know more on that?
In a few hours. We deliberately engineered a 24-hour gap between announcements as we’re equally proud of the Castle release and didn’t want it to be sidelined by the Night of the Demon announcement (or vice versa).Unrelated, but when can we expect the final specs on the William Castle set?