Second Sight (UK): Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Martin (1978)

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  1. Zombie Dude

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  2. Steel76

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    Zavvi or Amazon will hopefully sell it.
    I pre-ordered though a local cultmovie store here in Sweden.

    Hate when these cult labels makes it harder to buy their stuff.
     
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    I believe it's due to Covid.
     
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    Zavvi and Amazon will definitely stock it, it's up for pre-order on Zavvi now. I'm sure it will be up for pre-order on Amazon in the next few days.
     
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  6. Zombie Dude

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    I haven't checked their other products and if they ship but I assumed it was a rights issue thing.

    Thanks for the help though guys. I was able to indeed order it through Zavvi at a pretty reasonable price for a set like this.
     
  7. zbinks

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    IIRC, they've specifically said it was a rights thing that prevents them from selling Dawn of the Dead to international customers, directly. Considering the licensor in question, one Richard P. Rubinstein, I don't really doubt that to be the case.

    It's definitely not a Covid thing, as most of Second Sight's other releases have no such shipping restrictions.
     
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  8. Zombie Dude

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    Yeah that's what I thought.

    The funny thing is if Rubinstein just makes a reasonable deal he could be making some money off of the film he holds desperately in his clutches.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification zbinks.
     
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    It's interesting he allowed a UHD release, I'm not sure of the exact in's and out's of licences but I'm fairly sure part of the licence is format. As UHD is region free this makes importing easy for the more laymen fans.
     
  11. Zombie Dude

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    I'd imagine he has no control over what other regions do. Maybe he could force them to region lock a blu-ray but with 4k being region free world wide, I don't think there'd be anything he could do (thankfully).
     
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    That's what I mean if he's such a control freak, and second sight not being allowed to ship outside UK suggests he is. It seems strange he would allow it to be released on a format where there is no region.
     
  13. Zombie Dude

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    Well it's not owned by him in the UK so they can release it on 4k and he can't do squat because 4k isn't a format that's locked. He has no ground to stand on as he owns US rights.
     
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    It really didn't make sense that Amazon UK was able to ship to the U.S. when Second Sight and Base.com weren't able to. Also who sold to Diabolik as they obviously got quite a few copies.
     
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    Gotcha. Makes sense. Whoever has the rights are nearly as heavy handed If the non exporting was a stipulation of the contract.
     
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    The Limited Edition is back on DiabolikDVD:

    LE Blu-Ray Dawn of the Dead (Second Sight UK 7 Disc CD / Blu-Ray Region B) $109.99
    https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product...d-second-sight-uk-7-disc-cd-blu-ray-region-b/

    SCRATCH AND DENT UHD Dawn of the Dead (Second Sight UK 7 Disc CD / UHD/ Blu-Ray Region B) $101.99
    https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product...cond-sight-uk-7-disc-cd-uhd-blu-ray-region-b/

    I suspect there's no "scratch and dent" of the standard set for sale because they have undamaged ones available still. Whereas with UHD it's sold out.

    As well as the standard editions:

    UHD Preorder Standard Dawn of the Dead (Second Sight UK) (4k UHD) $43.99
    https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product/uhd-preorder-standard-dawn-of-the-dead-second-sight-uk-4k-uhd/

    Blu-Ray Preorder Standard Dawn of the Dead (Second Sight UK) (Blu-Ray Region B) $38.99
    https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product...of-the-dead-second-sight-uk-blu-ray-region-b/

    COMBO PRICE UHD and Blu-Ray Preorder Standard Dawn of the Dead (Second Sight UK) (4k UHD / Blu-Ray Region B) $77.99
    https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product...dead-second-sight-uk-4k-uhd-blu-ray-region-b/

    Combo's not a bad deal as together they're otherwise $82.98. Hard to fathom why someone would do it but anyone who knows a someone IRL who wants the other edition could consider it.
     
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    So I watched the theatrical cut on 4k the other week after not having seen the film in quite some time and really enjoyed it. The new transfer was really nice most of the time too, with pretty great detail.
    The one part I really didn't like (and I've probably said this in the past) was the pie fighting scene. It comes up right at the tail end of the movie and feels way too goofy considering the stakes of everything else going on. The other issue about it for me is that the thugs seem far less threatening because of it. It just kind of ruins the momentum.
    I still think the lead up to the mall is probably some of the best stuff in the movie. It's tense and hectic. Really good stuff.
     
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    Where is Martin??
     
  19. Myron Breck

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    So is MARTIN still happening? I was really looking forward to it.
     
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    I picked up an extra copy of the UHD set but I don't suppose it's worth much on the secondary market yet. I'm not a scalper but if and when I do decide to unload it I certainly don't want to take just any offer. Needless to say it's a fantastic set.
     

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