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# 38782 4-Aug-2009 10:08
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Hi,

I'm just wondering if anybody has any good sources for Australian/NZ blu-ray release schedules - I've been following the Watchmen blu-ray release date on various sites and have seen it go from July 27th, to August 5th, to August 29th, to August 31st (currently). Strangely, it seems it's already released over in Australia - dunno why we haven't got it here yet (and don't even get me started on the ridiculous issue of us down-under only getting the theatrical release and not the extended/directors cut!).

Also, I'd be interested in e-mail contacts for the various studio's Australasian distributors, if anybody has them. I'd like to start nagging them for catalogue releases that are available overseas but we're still waiting for down here - ie, Planet of the Apes (original).

Cheers!

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  # 242240 4-Aug-2009 10:13
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NZ bluray is also in the same region as the UK/Europe, so watching there for a date might also help you

But I would imaging a transtasman chain like JB HIfi, would be your best source of info, as presumably they run a single shipping schedule for all their stores.



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  # 242248 4-Aug-2009 10:27
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Unfortunately, while we're the same region as the UK, plenty of stuff gets released over there that doesn't seem to make it down here - ie, Planet of the Apes; and it seems that Watchmen was released over there on July 27th (when it was originally supposed to be released over here)

 
 
 
 


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  # 242345 4-Aug-2009 13:28
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Wiseacre: Unfortunately, while we're the same region as the UK, plenty of stuff gets released over there that doesn't seem to make it down here - ie, Planet of the Apes; and it seems that Watchmen was released over there on July 27th (when it was originally supposed to be released over here)


If  you want to get the Directors Cut of Watchmen, you will have to buy from the United States - region free version.    UK and Australian/NZ release of this movie on blu ray will be theatrical cut only

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# 247341 16-Aug-2009 20:30
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I too am waiting for Watchmen,during the last week,local video-store owner and JB-HiFi have told me the same thing-That the local distributor has gone bust and they don't know when it will be released.I usually go to the Aus site here http://www.ezydvd.com.au/ as in the past their release dates USED to be mostly the same as ours.
Gazza



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  # 247449 17-Aug-2009 07:42
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gazza007: I too am waiting for Watchmen,during the last week,local video-store owner and JB-HiFi have told me the same thing-That the local distributor has gone bust and they don't know when it will be released.I usually go to the Aus site here http://www.ezydvd.com.au/ as in the past their release dates USED to be mostly the same as ours.
Gazza



Well that just sucks! I wonder what else we're gonna be missing out on

Just had a quick look at mightyape (don't worry, I'd never buy off there!) - Watchmen has been put back again, from Aug 31 to Sept 30, The Truman Show (after already being delayed a couple of times) has been put back from Aug 20 to Oct 30; I'm sure there are lots more, and I'm sure these dates will be pushed back further and further - I guess it's time to go and get a credit card, something I'm loathe to do...

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  # 247541 17-Aug-2009 11:19
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So don't get one of the cards that allow you to buy stuff like it is a credit card but are just like a eftpos card.







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  # 248304 18-Aug-2009 19:37
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A few zone-free copies appearing on TradeMe-varying from about $45 to $90!

 
 
 
 


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  # 249177 20-Aug-2009 20:05
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Just got my blu-ray copy of Watchmen,from the U.S.Inside is a "Voucher" for $10 off the "Ultimate Collector's Edidition" which is apparently a 5-disc blu-ray available December 1st.No idea if it's going to be released here or not,just thought it may be of interest?
Gazza

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  # 249179 20-Aug-2009 20:09
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Whats wrong with mightyape? their pricing is good and service has been good from the stuff I have got from them in the past.

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  # 249208 20-Aug-2009 21:22
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Just had a quick look at mightyape (don't worry, I'd never buy off there!) -


They would have to be the best website I have purchased off - ever. I have brought online from multiple suppliers for all different products for many years now, local and international - for business and personal, and their delivery, service and price ( including price matching ) is beyond comparison so far.



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  # 249261 21-Aug-2009 06:37
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Didn't mean to offend anybody, but compared to my local JBHiFi they're quite expensive - considering they're an online retailer, I'd expect them to be cheaper.

Iron Man for $59.99? Not a chance.

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  # 249274 21-Aug-2009 07:39
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Wiseacre: Didn't mean to offend anybody, but compared to my local JBHiFi they're quite expensive - considering they're an online retailer, I'd expect them to be cheaper.

Iron Man for $59.99? Not a chance.


Well I got Iron Man Special Edition 2 Disc Set off Mighty Ape for $35 on the 11th June and was the best price I could find at the time. They run specials deals all the time, you can go on their contact list for any of their items, Bluray, Books, DVD's etc and they notify you new release dates, specials, clearance items for whatever products you select. I ordered late at 3.30pm one day and received items 9.00 am the next morning rural delivery - great. Does JB HiFi do that? No you have to go all the way instore and find out because their website is crap. Leap into the new century and get a Credit Card.



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  # 249278 21-Aug-2009 07:56
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I got the Iron Man UE 2disc for $24.99 from JBHiFi and I was able to watch it that evening. When I see a retailer trying to sell something like Iron Man at more than twice what my local store is selling it at, I just don't want to buy anything from them - I vote with my wallet.

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  # 249281 21-Aug-2009 08:02
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Wiseacre: I got the Iron Man UE 2disc for $24.99 from JBHiFi and I was able to watch it that evening. When I see a retailer trying to sell something like Iron Man at more than twice what my local store is selling it at, I just don't want to buy anything from them - I vote with my wallet.


Did you buy it on the 11th of June? Did you get in your car to go to the shop and return home? I did it all from my desk.

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  # 249283 21-Aug-2009 08:08
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I'm with you, Wiseacre. I've bought from mightyape before (just picked up some vinyl yesterday actually) but in general their prices are no good. They'll have specials that are OK, though. Other than price, I couldn't complain though, I've had good service over the years.

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