Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#101 Post by Gerald Christie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:48 am

Booklet watch:

Hold Back the Dawn, Weird Science, The Big Clock, Nightfall, Phantom Lady, Crime and Punishment, Born Yesterday and Horror Express came with booklets.
The Stuff came without one, unfortunately. All of these come from Amazon.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#102 Post by Ovader » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:11 am

Received today sealed edition of HEATHERS from eBay seller rarewaves-ca and it had a booklet.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#103 Post by L.A. » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:35 am

Did you know that Heathers also has a slipcase? Earlier pressings at least.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#104 Post by Ovader » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:31 pm

L.A. wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:35 am
Did you know that Heathers also has a slipcase? Earlier pressings at least.
Mine has the slipcase.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#105 Post by L.A. » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:08 pm

Ovader wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:31 pm
L.A. wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:35 am
Did you know that Heathers also has a slipcase? Earlier pressings at least.
Mine has the slipcase.
Cool. Just wondering since when have Arrow’s discs had these?

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#106 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:21 pm

Only select titles do

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#107 Post by L.A. » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:52 pm

swo17 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Only select titles do
Maybe a dedicated thread?

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#108 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:21 am

Arrow Slipcovers: An International Obsession?

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#109 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:28 am

Arrow Slipcovers: A Thread For the Blu-Ray.Com Forum

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#110 Post by swo17 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:35 am

I assume it's generally the case that the first pressings of titles that have slipcovers lose them at the same time that they lose the booklets. So if you strive to have a collection without any booklets missing, you will by default also not be missing any slipcovers.

The Weird Science one is nice and shiny in person.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#111 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:18 pm

I ended up getting the steelbook for Weird Science since the regular edition was either a ridiculous price or out of stock everywhere. It came with a booklet and was also nice and shiny in person and has a back cover that makes me feel embarrassed to own it

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#112 Post by TMDaines » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:52 am

HMV in Manchester finally got a fresh batch of Phantom Lady and all of them have a booklet inside.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#113 Post by Ovader » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:32 am

Received today sealed edition of NIGHTFALL from eBay seller rarewaves-ca and it had a booklet.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#114 Post by PianoMan88 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:28 pm

Ovader wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:32 am
Received today sealed edition of NIGHTFALL from eBay seller rarewaves-ca and it had a booklet.
This the second message you post about this eBay seller. I followed your first advice (shortly after you posted) and found out that it was NOT the case. Rarewaves has the same booklet-less editions that circulate online after the first printing. Maybe you got lucky, but I think people need to know that purchasing through this particular retailer is a WASTE of money if you hope to receive slipcovers or booklets, for the most part. If you are just buying the particular blu-ray then they do have competitive prices, although during Arrow sales the deals are much better.

Again not sure why you keep advertising for them, but I had no such luck as you, maybe you are getting lucky every single time?

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#115 Post by fdm » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:44 pm

My recent copy of Nightfall from amazon uk seller dodax-online-uk also came with a booklet. (It was packed in a sturdy cardboard mailer too!)

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#116 Post by Ovader » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:15 pm

PianoMan88... I post where I get these blu-rays as other do for their purchases. Yes I am lucky to get the booklets then again I have read the Arrow Academy editions are not as fast sellers as the Arrow Video editions so that plays a factor in my luck.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#117 Post by Glowingwabbit » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:42 pm

PianoMan88 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Ovader wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:32 am
Received today sealed edition of NIGHTFALL from eBay seller rarewaves-ca and it had a booklet.
This the second message you post about this eBay seller. I followed your first advice (shortly after you posted) and found out that it was NOT the case. Rarewaves has the same booklet-less editions that circulate online after the first printing. Maybe you got lucky, but I think people need to know that purchasing through this particular retailer is a WASTE of money if you hope to receive slipcovers or booklets, for the most part. If you are just buying the particular blu-ray then they do have competitive prices, although during Arrow sales the deals are much better.

Again not sure why you keep advertising for them, but I had no such luck as you, maybe you are getting lucky every single time?
I'm not sure why Ovader posting where they got it from is any different from me saying I got copies from Amazon.co.uk with booklets. Rarewaves is an online retailer so of course they would be subject to the same crapshoot as everywhere else. I've gotten a number of imports from Rarewaves on ebay and amazon, they aren't some unknown retailer that Ovader would be doing free advertising for.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#118 Post by PianoMan88 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:39 pm

Sorry, that came off not as I had intended Ovader. What I really meant to say was that through the online retailers the booklets are even more of a craptshoot it seems. They just have all kinds of stock in their warehouses and just seem to grab whatever is on top. That’s all, I think I was just frustrated as most of us are at Arrow, as a loyal customer of theirs for a few years I have really been disappointed lately with the misinformation and the vagueness surrounding what their products actually contain. I feel like I am purchasing a Mystery Box most of the time instead of a damn blu-ray.

Again, sorry for the abruptness of my message. Just wanted to say that on eBay luck plays just the same part as elsewhere with these damn booklets.

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Re: Arrow Booklets: An International Tragedy

#119 Post by swo17 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:42 pm

I posted previously about DeepDiscount's eBay store because their listing of a title specifically mentioned that it included a booklet and then it did indeed have one

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