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Re: The Apartment

#101 Post by jazzo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:50 pm

Not that this helps most of you, but if anyone's in Toronto, Bay Street Video had quite a few copies in stock. I picked one up last week, and it's magnificent.

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#102 Post by senseabove » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:03 pm

DeprongMori wrote:A friend who ordered from Amazon US when it was first announced at about $33 (roughly early November) had his order fulfilled at the lowered $22 price. I ordered mine after the price drop and was just canceled. They must have run out their fulfillment.
*waves* October 13th is when I ordered, actually. But I still got lucky on this one, it seems. Someone over at The Other Forums said they pre-ordered day 1, before any price drops, and still had their order cancelled. Part of me's feeling skeptical until it's in my hands, though...

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#103 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:18 pm

I ordered October 12th, Amazon just did what it wanted

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#104 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:27 pm

Also ordered really early, gonna go ahead and call bullshit on that theory

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#105 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:29 pm

Hey but...$5 promotional credit

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#106 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:35 pm

Found the Amazon mole

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#107 Post by Ashirg » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:43 pm

The title is already taken off MVD's web site.

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#108 Post by John Shade » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:11 pm

domino harvey wrote:Wish I hadn't sold my old copy, as I have to forgo my annual tradition of watching this between Christmas and New Years. Guess I'll just have to watch one of the literally thousands of other movies I own
Add Metropolitan to your list. I rewatch it this time every year and never fail to love it.

Add me to the list of people who had their order cancelled. Someone on a post earlier suggested waiting it out for a release without the book, is that going to be a thing?

Edit: Another question, isn't this a region a release too? I guess that rules out somebody else putting it out without the immediate oop barrier?
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Re: The Apartment

#109 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:15 pm

Yes, all these limited editions eventually get replaced with more stripped down versions. I wouldn't be surprised if they announce it next month.

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#110 Post by Ribs » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:58 pm

All signs point to it selling out in America. There’s a seperate run of 3,000 sets for the UK that are almost identical (except ratings logo on the packaging) that has thus far shown no signs of being near selling out.

I placed a Amazon.co.uk order this morning and it just shipped out now.

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Re: The Apartment

#111 Post by senseabove » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:02 pm

John Shade wrote:
domino harvey wrote:Wish I hadn't sold my old copy, as I have to forgo my annual tradition of watching this between Christmas and New Years. Guess I'll just have to watch one of the literally thousands of other movies I own
Add Metropolitan to your list. I rewatch it this time every year and never fail to love it.

Add me to the list of people who had their order cancelled. Someone on a post earlier suggested waiting it out for a release without the book, is that going to be a thing?

Edit: Another question, isn't this a region a release too? I guess that rules out somebody else putting it out without the immediate oop barrier?
It's released simultaneously in the US and UK, so it's a dual-region release, encoded for at least Regions A and B, according to a poster elsewhere who tested their copy.

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#112 Post by Max von Mayerling » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:19 pm

I ordered from Amazon US on October 1, and mine was delivered today. So Amazon US had some copies at one point. (I'm not trying to suggest my order date had anything to do with why I received one.) My sympathies to all those who had orders cancelled.

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Re: The Apartment

#113 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:17 pm

Just got a shipping notice from Amazon.co.uk \:D/

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#114 Post by dwk » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:31 pm

dwk wrote:Add me to the cancelled by Amazon list. Ah well, I'll wait for a bookless version.
Screw it, I just ordered the UK version.

On the US side of things, apparently even Diabolik DVD is cancelling orders.

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Re: The Apartment

#115 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Time to stop blaming retailers and start blaming the label...

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#116 Post by Ribs » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:52 pm

I do actually blame Amazon - they've made a habit now of overselling these Arrow LEs at a lower price than almost everyone else and that likely creates a supply shortage as they get stock reallocated to them instead of to everyone in more equal amounts.

Though it'd help if Arrow would actually launch their own US store as they've been promising for several years.

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Re: The Apartment

#117 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:53 pm

I blame Arrow for releasing the American Horror Project box. Just, like, in general for anything

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#118 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:02 pm

The only way this is Arrow's fault is if they originally told all the retailers they would have an allocation of x and then just at the last minute reduced that amount. If Amazon had known and notified people about this even just a couple weeks ago that could have made a big difference.

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#119 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:15 pm

Amazon was like someone half heartedly blowing off their date on this. "Oh sure, I definitely want to still deliver this movie to you. Let's say Friday? (...) Oh, hey, I'm sorry, you know what, something came up again. But you're really great, best of luck out there!"

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Re: The Apartment

#120 Post by Ashirg » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:22 pm

I think Amazon price-matched Walmart, so we can also blame Walmart which also cancelled many orders...

I blame distributor, MVD.

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#121 Post by chatterjees » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:49 am

I got an email yesterday too that notified me of the cancellation. I sent a message on FB to Arrow Academy and received this -
All available stock was sent to Amazon via our US distributor; please contact Amazon as they should be able to give you an update as we don't have control/visibility over their customer orders
. I am not sure what to make of it. The issue is that I can't even contact amazon anymore as the cancelled orders usually vanish from the history. This is so frustrating.

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Re: The Apartment

#122 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:30 am

Yeah, they completely deleted the product listing, so you can't even look up your old order information or, say, buy from a third party. Meanwhile, it looks like these are going for $100 or more on eBay. My apologies for commenting earlier in the thread that this wasn't likely to sell out.

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Re: The Apartment

#123 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:41 am

I wonder if the UK release is at a similar risk of selling out. Would love to wait and see if this DeepDiscount order gets fulfilled, but... starting to get a bit nervous about those resale prices.

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Re: The Apartment

#124 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:45 am

I would count on the DeepDiscount order not being fulfilled.

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#125 Post by bradass » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:10 pm

amazon.ca has a release date of January 9th for this. I asked via chat if they could confirm that copies have been allocated but the person I was talking to didn't seem to understand, or wasn't able to provide this information. Not holding my breath, but hopefully a few make it out in Canada.

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