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    These are DVDs manufactured on demand using DVD-R. So instead of a regular DVD release the studios only record the movie/TV show when you order it.



    I'm not really keen on these but I guess for really old/obscure stuff it's probably the only way we will ever get certain films/shows.



    What do people here think about this?



    Has this started in the U.K. yet?



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    I've not come across this other than Hammer's recent release of Beyond the Rave which was advertised on the basis of only getting a release if a certain number of pre-orders was met.



    I suppose all releases are recorded on DVDR really, it's just they use silvers rather than ritek dyed purple backs.



    As you say, if it means we get access to more obscure titles that wouldn't normally get a commercial release then it has to be good for the fans.

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    In the US there's the Warner Archive - great titles, but pricey. And RKO's Lost and Found which is also tempted but out of my price range.



    But the concept itself - I have mixed feelings. On the one hand you're being asked to pay top whack for copies, on the other material which might never get released otherwise gets out in this format.

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    I'm not too impressed with that Warners archive. I just went over there and all five Warner Brothers movies from the 1930s I've been looking for they didn't have. None of them are lost films.

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    MGM has also just announced a bunch too.



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    I've bought several 'Trains' DVD's from Amazon and they've been DVD-R's. They played fine.

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    I just don't like the way it's currently being done. They pick a handful and that's all you can order.



    Would much prefer if they (the studios) said "O.K. our entire library is available.

    One DVD-R $20.00, 2 for $30.00, 3 or more $12.00 each"



    Pick any movies (besides the ones currently available on regular release DVD) from the thousands we have in the library. And you get a case with a picture and title on the front.



    That way you could pick the ones you wanted (the ones you are pretty sure won't be released) and order them. DVD-R's on demand.



    James

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    Sounds good to me.

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