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where do the missing titles go?
Topic by: artifex
Posted: June 18, 2004 - 5:42 AM PDT
Last Reply: May 9, 2006 - 3:21 AM PDT

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author topic: where do the missing titles go?
artifex
post #1  on June 18, 2004 - 5:42 AM PDT  
...here, of course!

This thread is for listing the titles that were in your actual queue, that suddenly became unavailable. Hopefully this is not a final goodbye to them, but if they're out of print, it very well might be.
artifex
post #2  on June 18, 2004 - 5:48 AM PDT  
I'll start off with two I just noticed fell out today:
Inugami - OOP. Probably too graphic for my tastes anyway, but recommended by JBellows.
Microcosmos - not yet released?

In addition, The Lost Prince seemed to have a color bar by it for a while, but now my queue says it releases on October 5th, 2004?
artifex
post #3  on June 24, 2004 - 12:13 AM PDT  
Another one bites the dust... this one a Foreign Oscar winner from 1991.
Good-bye, Mediterraneo.
JBellows
post #4  on June 24, 2004 - 10:48 AM PDT  
Yay, artifex has a new icon! And its groovy!

Yeah, I've had titles suddenly go AWOL on me. I think that's just the nature of the inventory beast. Hope they replace them and in such a way that I dont have to hunt through the catalogue and put them back in my queue.

> On June 24, 2004 - 12:13 AM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Another one bites the dust... this one a Foreign Oscar winner from 1991.
> Good-bye, Mediterraneo.
> ---------------------------------

underdog
post #5  on June 24, 2004 - 12:09 PM PDT  
> On June 24, 2004 - 12:13 AM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Another one bites the dust... this one a Foreign Oscar winner from 1991.
> Good-bye, Mediterraneo.
> ---------------------------------

I can't speak for all the titles you're wondering about, but I know in certain cases, like with MICROCOSMOS, it's because they are indeed out of print, or actually with that one, I think it was supposed to be coming out, and then was pulled. MEDITERRANEO was never out in a US released DVD; we'd went out of our way to get an import version. But then I'm guessing something happened to those discs (broke?) and now we're SOL again. But officially, that one has yet to be released stateside; what you saw was an import.

Welcome to the frustrating world of DVD distribution and releasing.

C
hamano
post #6  on June 24, 2004 - 2:13 PM PDT  
> On June 24, 2004 - 12:09 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I can't speak for all the titles you're wondering about, but I know in certain cases, like with MICROCOSMOS, it's because they are indeed out of print, or actually with that one, I think it was supposed to be coming out, and then was pulled.

GRRRR... Those miramax/disney jerks!!! They've also put off the US release of Totoro, Nausicaa and Porco Rosso "INDEFINITELY" !!!!
artifex
post #7  on June 25, 2004 - 3:05 AM PDT  
> Welcome to the frustrating world of DVD distribution and releasing.

Of course it hurts worse to learn, not only were the DVDs broken or missing, but they were rare so you can't get any more, probably.

hamano: I was looking forward to finally seeing Nausicaa, anime-style. I have a bunch of bound Viz editions from way back.
artifex
post #8  on June 25, 2004 - 3:08 AM PDT  
> Yay, artifex has a new icon! And its groovy!

thanks :) I borrowed it from someone in the icon thread; I'll make up my own, later, hopefully.

> Yeah, I've had titles suddenly go AWOL on me. I think that's just the nature of the inventory beast. Hope they replace them and in such a way that I dont have to hunt through the catalogue and put them back in my queue.

Now you know the secret reason for putting them here: I can remove them from my list :) (I presume they would naturally re-order them if they became available again, because we can't move them to the request queue)
Cinenaut
post #9  on June 25, 2004 - 3:18 PM PDT  
Missing titles go in the lost sock drawer.


I had Mediterraneo in my queue.
artifex
post #10  on June 25, 2004 - 11:11 PM PDT  
> On June 25, 2004 - 3:18 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> Missing titles go in the lost sock drawer.

You do realize that the missing socks get sucked into a fluctuating wormhole within your washing machine and spat out as wire coat hangers? The point of exit is through the lightbulb in your closet, which explains why it's always burned out.

> I had Mediterraneo in my queue.

Feel free to mention more. I have 1300+ titles in my queue, so I know I will.
sinisterguffaw
post #11  on July 20, 2004 - 10:22 AM PDT  
Out of 1150 titles in my queue, four have become unavailable.

Fong Sai Yuk
Fantom Killer 1
Succubus
Tattoon Master


Also, Uzumaki (I think that's it's name) become unavailable for a few months, but has once again become available.

I'm pretty pissed about Fong Sai Yuk. It was number 21 in my queue. I had no idea it had become unavailable! Maybe GC should send out emails notifying those with such movies in their queue when they become unavailable and when they become available.

Damn it! Try writing available 10 times fast! I feel like a retard!
sinisterguffaw
post #12  on July 20, 2004 - 10:26 AM PDT  
> GRRRR... Those miramax/disney jerks!!! They've also put off the US release of Totoro, Nausicaa and Porco Rosso "INDEFINITELY" !!!!
> ---------------------------------

That bites! I didn't know they pulled it! Why didn't I see this thread a month ago!
artifex
post #13  on July 21, 2004 - 11:40 AM PDT  
> I'm pretty pissed about Fong Sai Yuk. It was number 21 in my queue. I had no idea it had become unavailable! Maybe GC should send out emails notifying those with such movies in their queue when they become unavailable and when they become available.

I do get emails sometimes when a disc goes unavailable. But not always. That's pretty weird. And I'm just trusting that no discs will actually be removed from queue without notice, either.
underdog
post #14  on July 21, 2004 - 2:12 PM PDT  
> On July 20, 2004 - 10:26 AM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > GRRRR... Those miramax/disney jerks!!! They've also put off the US release of Totoro, Nausicaa and Porco Rosso "INDEFINITELY" !!!!
> > ---------------------------------
>
> That bites! I didn't know they pulled it! Why didn't I see this thread a month ago!
> ---------------------------------

The latest word we have here from the distributor is they are being delayed "until sometime in 2005." Which is more definite than "indefinitely" but not all that much more reassuring.

Frustrating, indeed.

C of GC
artifex
post #15  on July 30, 2004 - 8:46 PM PDT  
latest casualty: Hands On a Hard Body.
Misshaped
post #16  on August 2, 2004 - 7:13 PM PDT  
Hands on a Hard Body made me soooo sad when it became unavailable. Today I noticed Suicide Circle was gone. *sob* I guess I'll have to get Suicide Club instead.
artifex
post #17  on August 7, 2004 - 11:26 PM PDT  
And now the 1926 version of Metropolis is also gone?

Luckily, it's still available at NF.

(remember, I'm only posting the ones that fall out of my current rental queue, so don't think I'm hunting through the database.)
Eoliano
post #18  on August 8, 2004 - 9:57 AM PDT  
> And now the 1926 version of Metropolis is also gone?

That's the old DVD transfer of Metropolis which probably was lost or damaged, the new restored version is here.
artifex
post #19  on August 8, 2004 - 12:26 PM PDT  
> On August 8, 2004 - 9:57 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > And now the 1926 version of Metropolis is also gone?
>
> That's the old DVD transfer of Metropolis which probably was lost or damaged, the new restored version is here.
> ---------------------------------


Oh, excellent! Thanks! :)
Eoliano
post #20  on August 8, 2004 - 1:28 PM PDT  
> Oh, excellent! Thanks! :)

My pleasure!
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